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Plants vs Zombies coming to Xbox 360

Bejeweled, Peggle, Zuma's Revenge and, hell, even Bookworm. Nearly all of Popcap's casual gaming masterpieces have eventually expanded past their PC origins and arrived on consoles, giving us an easy excuse (HD! Achievements / Trophies!) to play through them a second or even third time.

So we've just assumed that the company's most awesomely addictive title - and the one that's most appealing to hardcore gamers wary of shiny gems, magical unicorns and nerdy insects - would at some point materialize on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Today, that assumption is 99% confirmed, with a German ratings board (via GamerBytes) prematurely listing Plants vs Zombies for Microsoft's console on their official website.


Above: Suck it, German five year-olds... no Plants vs. Zombies for you!

There's no corresponding entry for PS3 on the ratings site yet, but we imagine that that release is as inevitable as this one was. Our real question, however, is how well Plants vs Zombies will work with a clunky controller analog stick when it was designed for the click-click-click speed of a mouse or finger touch.

What do you think? Can Plants vs Zombies be as fun on 360 and PS3 as it was on the PC and iPhone? And, more importantly, would you classify the game's "untergenre" as "militarisch"? We would've gone with "gartenarbeit" ourselves...

Jun 2, 2010

8 comments

  • Spybreak8 - June 3, 2010 5:51 a.m.

    Can Plants vs Zombies be as fun on 360 and PS3 as it was on the PC and iPhone? I believe the answer you're looking for is Yes, yes it will be.
  • Valntyne - June 3, 2010 2:23 a.m.

    Awesome.
  • Modroneman - June 2, 2010 10:02 p.m.

    yeah, already have this for the PC and Ipod Touch. Don't need it for console.
  • Robusken - June 2, 2010 8:41 p.m.

    Already beat on the PC but im sure I'll enjoy it on my second time. I can see it sorta working on 360/PS3 just might need some getting used to.
  • Tomsta666 - June 2, 2010 7:54 p.m.

    I've got no love for Tower Defense games. I tried the demo of this on Steam and it just didn't appeal. Sorry. Each to their own though I suppose? I do have a lot of respect for what PopCap are doing though, breaking barriers between Casual and Hardcore. More power to them!
  • Imgema - June 2, 2010 7:29 p.m.

    Nice, but i think the wii-mote is better suited for this game, if they wanted so much to do a console port. Its not that the Wii can't handle the game.... Even a DS port could be amazing, having all the options and a simple grid on the touch screen and the graphics representation on the top screen. I can just imagine the frustration playing this fine game with a slow analog controller....
  • Mexicutioner - June 2, 2010 7:02 p.m.

    Oh man, so excited for this! Been wanting to play this on a console for a while. Better not be 15 bucks though....
  • AFTERLIFEJOSH - June 2, 2010 6:58 p.m.

    I love PVZ so it looks like I'm going to buy it for the third time when it comes to the 360, Damn you Achievements.

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