Plants vs. Zombies 2: Free to Play
It’s been over 4 years since I first played Plants vs. Zombies, and I was delighted to find out last week that the second version of the game is out. And more than that: it’s free to play.
I say free, but there’s a small caveat: the game will urge you towards in-game purchases like powerups and keys. It’s a little annoying, but something I gladly put up with to play the game. Though I’m still working my way through the first level, I feel pretty confident in saying that you should never need to buy anything from the store – unless you’re really impatient.
I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time this weekend, glued to the game. I downloaded it on my iPhone first, but playing on the iPad is much, much better. The game is exactly as I remembered it, with a few extra twists – newer zombies, and a few newer plants that require slightly different strategies.
Once you complete the level, you can’t progress until you collect enough stars. To do so, you have to go back to some of the previous screens and finish them within a series of constraints (example: have all your lawnmowers, lose only 2 plants, and use less than 2500 suns).
PopCap really has their timing spot-on with this game, as it’s just really difficult to put down. On finishing a level, I just feel compelled to play one more and another 30 minutes just floats by.
So what are you waiting for – it’s free to play, so go grab a copy. Just steer clear of the store.