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Plants vs. Zombies
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The logo of the first game

First game:

Plants vs. Zombies

Latest game:

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes

Developer:

PopCap Games

The Plants vs. Zombies series are composed of many games with different game genres, all published by PopCap Games. On this series, there is two major factions which are constantly battling themselves, the plants and the zombies. On every game there is a person called Crazy Dave, which helps the player to stop the zombies and their leader Dr. Zomboss, the main antagonist of the series. Every game consists of many different game modes to increase the ways and fun to play. The series is also on a wide variety of platforms, from handheld consoles such as the DS, DSiWare to home consoles such as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

On the main series composed of Plants vs. Zombies and Plants vs. Zombies 2 which follows a tower defense genre, the players need to use different plants provided to defend against the zombies, which are trying to invade the player's house to eat their brains. The series comprises of a myriad of plants, such as peashooting plants; lobbed-shot plants; defensive plants;etc, and each plant is unique due to their different abilities. The zombies also have a variety of special abilities. For example, they use roadcones and buckets to protect themselves, some can use items to jump over the plants, and the stronger zombies include Gargantuars and Giga-gargantuars.

Starting from 2014, the Plants vs. Zombies series introduced its spin-off subseries. Garden Warfare revamped completely the game's formula, changing the tower defense style to a constantly online third person shooter where both plants and zombies can be controlled, with many similarities between them. This genre continues with the release of Garden Warfare 2 in 2016, where an offline mode was introduced. Here, the zombies have taken Suburbia, the neighbourhood the player lives in and transformed it into Zomburbia.

Also in 2016, a new spin-off has been released. Plants vs. Zombies Heroes takes control of both plants and zombies on a card-collecting game against single-player opponents or real-time opponents from other parts of the world.

History

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2009

  • May 5, 2009: Plants vs. Zombies is released to Windows and OS X in North America.

2013

  • July 9, 2013: Plants vs. Zombies 2 was released in Australia on iOS.
  • August 15, 2013: Plants vs. Zombies 2 was released worldwide on iOS.
  • September 12, 2013: Plants vs. Zombies 2 was released in China on Android.
  • October 2, 2013: Plants vs. Zombies 2 was released in Australia on Android.
  • October 23, 2013: Plants vs. Zombies 2 was released worldwide on Android.

2016

  • March 10, 2016: Plants vs. Zombies Heroes was released in Australia and New Zealand on Android and iOS.

List of games

Main series games

Game Image Summary
Plants vs. Zombies Plants vs. Zombies The first game of Plants vs. Zombies series. In this multi-platform game, the player can play Adventure ModeMini-gamesPuzzle Mode, and Survival Mode.
Plants vs. Zombies 2 PvZ2 Plants vs. Zombies 2 is the second game of main Plants vs. Zombies series. In this game, the players take a time travel. They go to Ancient Egypt, Wild West and more areas to defeat the zombies.

Garden Warfare series

Game Image Summary
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare GardenWarfareLogo Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is a third-person shooter game, with the main plant characters being Peashooter, Sunflower, Chomper, and Cactus, and main zombie characters being Foot Soldier, Engineer, All-Star, and Scientist.
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is the sequel of the first third-person shooter game with new characters that are Imp, Citron, Super Brainz, Rose, Captain Deadbeard and Kernel Corn.

Spin-offs

Game Image Summary
Plants vs. Zombies Pinball PopCap Games and Zen Studios created a game, Plants vs. Zombies Pinball. Just like normal pinball games, but it has been modeled with a Plants vs. Zombies theme design. Use the pea (ball) to attack Dr. Zomboss, which is launched by Cob Cannon. The pea will be upgraded after it touches any power-ups. It is only available for download on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation Network. In early 2013 the Plants vs. Zombies Pinball table became a part of a bigger package, Zen Pinball 2, released among the previous Zen Pinball Tables on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U.
Plants vs. Zombies Adventures Plants vs. Zombies Adventures Plants vs. Zombies Adventures was a Plants vs. Zombies based-game which was available on Facebook. The player could play with other players. They could beat many zombies on Road Trip mode. Then reclaimed new plants on the town and used them on the Player's Town to prevent zombies to go into the player's house. The game was closed on October 12, 2014.
Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
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Plants vs. Zombies Heroes is a mobile collectible card game in a turn-based format where players use heroes to play as the plants or zombies and battle with cards.
Plants vs. Zombies Risk PvZRisk A board game which is a modified version of Risk, it has a double-sided board and three gameplay types: Total Domination, where the objective is to gain control over the entire board, Mission Objective, where each player must complete a certain objective to win, and Tower Defense, which appears to be based on normal Plants vs. Zombies gameplay, rather than Risk.
Use Your Brainz EDU
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An educational variant to Plants vs. Zombies 2 by GlassLab Games demonstrating multiple venues of problem solving, including breaking problems down into smaller pieces, measure progress towards a goal, all behind-the-scenes as the player takes in and plays the game. It only includes Ancient Egypt and Pirate Seas, and is missing many of the game mechanics that appear in Plants vs. Zombies 2.

Chinese games

Game Image Summary
Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West PVZJTTW A Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies.
Plants vs. Zombies: Great Wall Edition Pvz gwe logo1 A Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies.
Plants vs. Zombies Online Plants vs. Zombies Online Beta since December 9, 2013 and July 18, 2014. It is a PC version of Plants vs. Zombies 2 with more of less features. There are only four worlds so far, and more can appear in each update. The player can play this game at [1].
Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars Plants vs. Zombies- All Stars A Chinese spin-off to Plants vs. Zombies 2 that includes returning worlds (such as Ancient Egypt and Wild West), along with new worlds (Prehistoric Ages and The Great Wall of China). It also contains tons of new plants, including the Ball Cactus, Droplet Shooter, and Popcorn-pult. It also includes PvZ2 versions of the original game's zombies: this is due to some of them being present in the first world, American Suburbs.
Plants vs. Zombies Pinyin Adventure PvZPAIcon A Chinese educational game.
Plants vs. Zombies: Magic Book PvZMBIcon A Chinese interactive storybook game.

Canceled games

Game Image Summary
Plants vs. Zombies: The Board Game PVZ Board Game Plants vs. Zombies: The Board Game was intended to be released on 2012, but was canceled. The players would have used game cards to play this game. Like the rest of the Plants vs. Zombies series, the main purpose would have been to prevent the zombies from going to the house.
Talking Zombatar Talking Zombatar logo Talking Zombatar was a game with the concept being similar to Talking Tom. You could interact with the zombie, as well as earning daily rewards, but it got scrapped for an unknown reason.

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