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Plants vs Zombies 2 out now on Android


The Android version of Plants vs Zombies 2: It's About Time has been released worldwide following a soft launch in Australia and New Zealand earlier this month. The game builds on 2009’s original Plants vs Zombies with fresh visuals, plants and zombies, various worlds in which to play (beginning with Ancient Egypt, Pirate Seas and Wild West), and plant food, which lets players supercharge their turrets.

The iOS version of the free-to-play sequel, which first launched in July, had been downloaded approximately 25 million times within two months of its launch. It has been well received by critics, garnering an 86 Metascore. Edge said in its review: “This is a remarkable sequel, one that takes its predecessor not as a template, but a jumping-off point. And for all the justifiable concern about its chosen business model, its implementation of the free-to-play model prizes players’ hearts above the contents of their wallets.”

Priced at just £0.61 / $0.99, the original Plants vs Zombies sits comfortably in our lists of the best 25 best Android games and 25 best iPhone games to play. The game launched on PC in 2009, made its way to iOS the following year, and has subsequently been released on the majority of gaming platforms.

PopCap franchise business director Tony Leamer told A List Daily last month: “If you look at the way PopCap develops games, we start with one platform and get it right. With this game we started with mobile, and specifically iOS. That’s only the beginning. As you saw with Plants vs. Zombies, the first game came out on PC first. It wasn’t even on mobile until almost a year later. The approach we’re taking with PvZ 2 is similar, where we want to get it right on the first platform, make sure we’re delivering a great experience. But could we see this experience extending to lots of other platforms going forward? Absolutely.”

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6 comments

  • cocosoup - November 6, 2013 11:09 p.m.

     With a sight of this green cactus plush toy, most fans of Plants vs Zombies would like choose it as one of their plants vs zombies toy collection.   It is an important role in higher levels of the game Plants vs Zombies, in which it acts as a role shooting the flying zombies with balloon. Shooting its balloon and making the flying zombies fall down, those shooting cactus repel the attack of the flying zombies who can not be shot by other plants, though it is not powerful enough as other shooting plants. zombie vs plants online store http://www.toyswill.com/
  • shawksta - October 24, 2013 9:50 a.m.

    personally im more interested in Garden Warfare. but plants vs Zombies was excellent so im definitely gonna get it, im still wondering if i should for the Android or wait for a PC version
  • Lightpost - October 24, 2013 8:47 a.m.

    Posting in advance to haters who are thinking of flooding complaints: Refusing to play a great game just because of In-App Purchases is just plain stupidity. The game here, contrary to what you might have read from most reviews, doesn't force you to buy something. I heard someone complaining that ads to buy something popped up every 2 minutes - maybe that person somehow downloaded a hacked version from outside sources with malware programmed in it. The genuine game from Google Play Store doesn't have such ads. Heck, the only time I noticed that this game had IAPs is during the tutorial, showing what the Shop Button does. If ever the game seems to force you to buy an item, it's either you badly want to complete the game in just one sitting or you've skipped the first game, making the later Levels in this game hard for you because of lack of experience that one gets from playing the first game. Also, I read a lot of complaints why the Premium Plants (plants from the first game plus a new one) were included in the IAPs. Just what is it with those old plants other than nostalgia that people wanted to have it in the game? With all those points presented, the "I'd rather buy a complete game than to purchase contents little by little!" complaint doesn't apply to this extremely fun sequel. If you have this kind of attitude toward this game, you're like a person who, after being given an option to get a free phone but has to buy the jelly case separately, would complain why it didn't come with the phone in the first place. I don't doubt that people would still complain if they removed those Premium Plants and the purchasable optional Upgrades, and say something like the "Bah! The game doesn't have the same amount of content the first one did so I won't play this" - This is totally $%!@*#^!!! Why complain if the game is totally free? Lastly, don't rush to complete this game, you'll just end up with frustration. Instead, you should take time and admire the challenges it presents. If the game can indeed be completed in one sitting, you wouldn't like waiting for possibly another 3, 4 or 5 years for the third game.
  • CUFCfan616 - October 24, 2013 2:08 p.m.

    I agree, all I heard before I downloaded was 'you have to buy everything or play through old missions over and over to get anywhere'. Once I downloaded it, I found that keys were dropped fairly frequently and replaying through old missions is spiced up with challenges. I haven't paid for a thing and I won't and I'll be enjoying every minute of PvZ2 that I play
  • DICEs - October 24, 2013 8:27 a.m.

    It doesn't seem to be well optimised for android at the moment as it crashed when I dragged the notification bar down and doesnt like it when you minimise it. But it's bloody fun
  • tomasspipass - October 24, 2013 5:56 a.m.

    noo.. since my galaxy s2 stopped working and my phone insurance company refused to replace it, i've downgraded to the ace, which does not support this =/ Will have to wait until march when my contract runs out.. when will this be available on pc?

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