Plants vs. Zombies


I’ve been seeing all sorts of headlines about a new video game from PopCap Games called Plants vs. Zombies.  I’ve kind of been ignoring it despite it’s obvious zombie-focused narrative because… well, because it’s called “Plants vs. Zombies” and that idea just sounded kinda stupid to me.

But after pretty much every review of the game that I’ve seen online has been overwhelmingly positive, I figured I’d have to relent and at least look into it a bit further.

Turns out, the game actually looks like a lot of fun.  Check it out for yourself:

I think it looks like a blast, but I was debating whether or not it’ll sustain re-playability enough to justify spending twenty bucks on it.  The official synopsis seems to be pretty confident that it will:

Get ready to soil your plants in an all-new action-strategy game from PopCap! A mob of fun-loving zombies is about to invade your home, and your only defense is an arsenal of 49 zombie-zapping plants. Use peashooters, wall-nuts, cherry bombs and more to mulchify 26 types of zombies before they can reach your front door.

Each zombie has its own special skills, so you’ll need to think fast and plant faster to combat them all. But be careful how you use your limited supply of greens and seeds… as you battle the fun-dead, obstacles like a setting sun, creeping fog and a swimming pool add to the challenge. And with five game modes to dig into, the fun never dies!

Okay, I’m sold.  Let’s all just head on over to the official site where we can buy the thing (and if you’re still not convinced, there’s a free trial over there too!).

Still need convincing?  This should do the trick:

There a a whole bunch of other viral videos on the Plants vs. Zombies YouTube channel, including a series of hilarious live-action shorts called “Zombie Temp Worker.”

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