Now that the world is coming to an end this December 2012, you may want to play Plants vs Zombies online to be prepared. Maybe there's a zombie apocalypse round the corner. You don't know!
Plants vs Zombies is a game by PopCap that is becoming more and more popular. If you mix ingredients like originality, simplicity and addiction you get a winner. So much so that this game has earned plenty of awards. This is one of those cases (did you hear of 'Angry Birds'?) in which a small iPhone game jumps into bigger platforms like Xbox or Playstation 3 and not the other way around.
What Plants vs Zombies is about?
In Plants vs Zombies you must put different types of plants (peashooters, sunflowers, wall-nuts, or potato-mines) strategically in the garden, in the roof of your house and in your backyard. These plants shoot the zombies to avoid them to reach their objective, that is, ahem, you... Well, and your delicious brain too, of course.
You can find pole vaulting zombies, dolphin rider zombies, buckethead zombies, or dancing zombies from the seventies. They also used the image of a Michael 'Undead' Jackson dressed like in his 'Thriller' video clip, but they had to take out his image from the game due to legal issues.
Anyway, here it is for posterity:
Credit: Michael 'Undead' Jackson in Plants vs Zombies
PopCap even did a funny music video titled "Zombies on Your Lawn", which is shown during the credits.
Playing Plants vs Zombies
From the beginning you only get to choose the Adventure mode, but the game features unlockable extra modes: Survival Mode, Puzzle Mode, Zen Garden and a selection of Mini-games.
The user interface is incredibly user-friendly and, as soon as you start to play, you grasp the game mechanics very easily thanks to the tips that you see in the screen as you play. At first, you get to think that it's easy, but as you progress the game becomes harder and harder.
And then you're hooked.
Ok, now I want to play Plants vs Zombies online
If you want to have a good time, you can play Plants vs Zombies online at the official site. There you are given the option to play in your browser with ads (you need Flash installed), or download to play it without ads. This is a demo version with a time limit of 60 minutes.
To enjoy the full game you must download and buy it. Right now, at the time of writing this, you can play on your iPhone, Ipad, Mac, PC, Nintendo DS, and Xbox (and soon on PS3 and PSP through PlayStation Store).
If you have brains, you may want to prepare for the apocalypse.