The sequel’s title proves to work on two fronts; accurately depicting the countless fans who have anxiously awaited a follow up to PopCap’s popular 2010 tower-defense game, while simultaneously alluding to the game’s new theme. This time around, players will find themselves pressed with the ever important task of going back in time in search of Crazy Dave’s taco.
As the plot suggests, the same lighthearted approach appears to be making a return to the franchise. While much of what made Plants vs Zombies so endearing seems to have remained intact, PopCap has introduced a number of new features in hopes of expanding on the original title’s gameplay. Players can expect new plants, new zombies, maps designed for between round play, and player-controlled power-ups.
Best of all, the game is available on the Apple App Store for free. While many games hide under the guise of free-to-play only to reveal intrusive micro-transactions, Plants vs. Zombies provides access to almost all of the game’s features at no cost to the player. In-app purchases will still be available for users looking to expedite their progression or to gain access to specific perks, but those simply looking to play will be able to do so.