Plants vs. Zombies HD Games App Review (iOS, $0.99)

  • Category: Games
  • Publisher: PopCap
  • Updated: Apr, 01 2010
  • Version: 1.9.7
  • Size: 146.55 MB

Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Seller: PopCap

• Optimization for the latest and greatest devices!
• Updates to ensure operating system compatibility and stability
• Gameplay bug fixes to keep Plants planting & Zombies zombie-ing!

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
999 Ratings
All Versions:
164730 Ratings


Get ready to soil your plants in this high-definition, multi-touch adaptation of the PopCap hit! Winner of over 30 Game of the Year awards.* Plants vs. Zombies™ was spawned from the fertile minds that created Bejeweled®, Peggle®, Zuma® and Bookworm®.


A mob of fun-loving zombies is about to invade your home. Defend it with an arsenal of 49 zombie-zapping plants that will slow down, confuse and mulchify all 26 types of zombies before they reach your door.

Game Features:

Conquer all 50 levels of Adventure mode. Take on Mini-Games and the ultra-challenging Survival mode. Replay your favorite levels with Quick Play. Relax and start a plant collection in Zen Garden. And take on Vasebreaker Endless and I, Zombie Endless.

Try new ways to zap zombies in Slot Machine, Zombiquarium, Portal Combat, Beghouled Twist, and the iPad-exclusive Buttered Popcorn.

Battle 26 kinds of zombies: pole-vaulters, snorkelers, bucketheads and more. Each has its own special skills, so you'll need to think fast and plant faster to combat them all.

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.

Earn 49 powerful perennials and collect coins to buy a pet snail, power-ups and more!

Unlock the Almanac for the full story on your plants and your zombie foes.

Earn 45 special achievements and show off your zombie-zapping prowess.

See where you rank in five unique Game Center leaderboards.

Need coins for great new stuff? Buy up to 600,000 coins right from the Main Menu.

*Refers to original Mac/PC downloadable game.

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Customer Reviews

  • I payed for the game. Why the ads?

    by BollyBibby

    Other than that it's a great game of course but I don't need to be told to download the impossible sequel

  • Needs some work...

    by Queso blanco

    Let me echo the others: I have a retina iPad mini and it takes approximately one minute before I can play it. Obviously something is wrong. There are a handful of other visual/aesthetic glitches that mar the experience. I really hope these issues are addressed soon: when one pays for software there's naturally a higher expectation that it will, you know, actually work like it's supposed to.

  • Love this one (not the 2nd version)

    by JLPK112

    This game is great! I could play it all day! I could really do without the second version.

  • Remarkable.

    by MarkV915

    Plants vs Zombies, is truly a remarkable game, which is very fun all the way.

  • Love this game, but.....

    by Garymeth

    It takes a long time to load on the iPad air. Over a minute. Zen garden also has some weird ghosting on the snail.

  • Love it

    by Frenchpanda9999

    With the new update some of the characters( ie stinky the snail) sprites are glitchy. Just thought I'd let u guys know so u can fix it :)

  • Awsome

    by Golemslayer101

    One of the best

  • Great Game

    by whitter27

    What can I say about a game that has hug replay value? Great. Enough said. I would like them to fix some minor bugs for example in zen garden. The snail has a duplicate shadow of the graphic following it everywhere does not take away from the use but it's a distraction. Also the chocolate you give him maybe works about 25% of the time. Only reason it didn't get 5 stars is due to a few minor bugs that exist. I wouldn't even mind some in-app purchases of new plants or the ability to access them after a few play through a or something like that. My overall recommendation is buy/download.

  • More mini games

    by Diaz62

    Add more mini games instead of just 22 add 18 more mini games then five stars

  • Addicting still!

    by Jessroo

    I can't tell you how many times I have played this game. I think I like it more than the new one. I have no problems with it other 1 little problem, and really it's more annoying than anything. The snail in the zen garden is like glitched and showing 2 snails. That's my only issue.

  • My favorite game!

    by HelpGirl

    Popcap, this is a great game, but Stinky still has a deformed double and the game crashes repeatedly on startup, which takes over a minute. Please de-bug soon.

  • Addicting

    by mbuzzb

    Very fun game. Main downside is the replay isn't too good once you beat it.

  • Fantastic game

    by Fluffy the Duffy #2

    This game must be played

  • Fantastic!!!

    by begoodharry

    Way better than Plants vs Zombies 2, I have always LOVED this game. I wish I could rate is 10 stars!!!

  • Great, but...

    by Jennypenny1337

    Is there a reason my Sprout petals have been replaced by Stinky's eyes?

  • Plz fix the bugs

    by nickolas.israel.k.

    This game is amazing but with the latest update there's a lot of zen garden problems.stinky the snail has a twin and his body is deformed, also when you use bug spray on a plant it does the animation plus the fertilizer animation. Also when you upgrade your watering can to the gold-area of effect watering can and you then water a plant iota the green color.

  • Tinkerbee11121

    by Tlynn245685

    Excellent game but stinky is bugged. Up to 3 chocolate bars used to get one effect. :(

  • Soooo fun

    by GalAxY5358

    This game passes the time its also sooooooo fun

  • Zen garden

    by Kat3598

    My favorite game but there are many bugs including stinky, the watering can, fertilizer and bug spray

  • Buggy

    by Darklord223

    I have a the original ipad mini and the game loads fine for me the only bugs I found were the zen garden bugs and please fix stinky I mean really that's pathetic but good game after all I will rate 5 star when you fix these bugs

  • Used to be great

    by Vash1053

    Doesn't work well on the iPad Air. Takes about a minute to load. Also, what's with the advertising? I paid money for this!

  • Glitchy sprites!

    by Ben174

    I dunno if everyone is having this problem but I keep having my watering can repeatedly switch to green and gold very fast, and I have two stinkys! One of the has no eyes and his head is in the wrong place! PLEASE FIX THIS! Other than that I love this game

  • Scary

    by Ag3ntX

    There is Horror/fear themes i want half star

  • used to be good

    by Airmanwag7

    This used to be a great game! Now I have an iPad Air and it doesn't even work! What gives!

  • Sucked

    by Savymaster

    I want my money back

  • Ads! Oh hell no

    by Crappy Moniker

    I paid full price years ago and have always enjoyed the game, now there's an ad at start up. Unacceptable for a paid app

  • Can't even play

    by Nurachi625

    I tap to open the app and it displays the popcap logo and crashes. I can't get past that screen. I've heard good things about this game and I want to play it, but until this is fixed, I feel I've wasted my money getting this game.

  • New Bugs

    by Kprice5

    I love Plants vs Zombies, but having a lot of issues with current version. The takes over 1 minute to load the app on my new iPad Air. Please fix bugs!

  • Meh

    by Percabeth

    The game is good but the pictures look like a little kid drew them.Please make the graphics look better and more like plants vs zombies 2.

  • Get red of your Ads

    by Nhwetz

    Please get rid of your ads in our game! Other aps get rid of their ads when you buy it, do the same. I enjoyed this game for so long, no I have Simpsons Tapped Out popping up all the time. Thanks.

  • Too sloww

    by Chapin1981

    Why is this game Way Too

  • IPad 1

    by Hodeyduntyr

    Great game, finally got working on iPad 1. Just cause it uses a camera for stupid login option. They should remove that so more people can play. Other than that, it runs great. No lag, no drop sessions, awesome game. Fix that and I'll give it 5 stars. I shouldn't have to do work arounds to get programs to work. I know th original iPad is old, but it still is a good tablet.

  • Great Strategy Game!

    by Adasisko321

    First of all, I completely disagree with the 1. review because no matter how many times you play it, this game is addicting! The graphics are very good and the actual gameplay is interesting (in a good way). You have many options to choose from for what you want to do, for example, you have Adventure mode (the main game), a bunch of cool mini games, a Zen Garden (which you unlock further in Adventure mode), and you have Quick Play (which you unlock at the end of the game). The only "boring" thing in this game is waiting for the it to load before the Main Menu. There is definitely enough cool attractions in this game to keep you occupied!

  • Love it!

    by AdrianVC77

    The best game ever!!!! But please fix the glitch of the zen garden

  • Best game ever

    by Dmark44

    This is the best app ever I love it so much thank you for making it

  • Takes too long to load, very buggy.

    by Bloodwolf909

    This update makes the game take 5 minutes to load. And when it does load it is buggy as hell. Please fix Popcap!

  • Best Game Ever

    by Farmer Steve 2


  • update bugs

    by disappointed user #999-1

    wish i could undo update. game runs noticeably slower. stinky has a double. spray bottle overlays seed bag when spraying. update wiped out my in progress survival endless. only good thing was i somehow gained about 200,000 coins. otherwise really regret doing update.

  • Well Done!

    by ;( & ;)

    I have to say, this is one of the best made games in app history. I have yet to find one bug!! Fun to play, awesome mini-games, and cool graphics. I would recommend this game to everyone

  • Great but here's a GREAT idea READ THIS

    by Poncho48426852

    Insaniquarium why haven't you made it mobile yet? Also jewel quest. Why don't you they are very popular and if possible can they be offline?

  • Ads in paid game

    by learjt

    Constant advertising in a game I paid for. The game itself is ok. The advertising pop ups in a game I paid full price for is outrageous. Never again.

  • It crashes on loading screen please fix !!

    by Sieg2709

    I bought and now i cant even get the game to play. Its so frustrating!!

  • Glitches

    by iamthewalrus1126

    The snail is broken, and I can't finish the game because every time I try to open the bobsled level, the game crashes.

  • :)

    by JenB40

    I prefer it to pvz2

  • This app is better than 2 version , because you can win without pay this is important

    by sgdgdwgdgdgd

    This app is better than 2 version , because you can win without pay this is important

  • slow loading

    by hugsy19898

    87 seconds to load on a retina mini. Every time. Fun game once it gets going.

  • Cheap ploy to make you buy the new version

    by GirlfriendinaComa

    Perfectly happy with version one of this game, I'm ethically opposed to buying the new version just because PopCap has decided to slow down the old version with the latest update. Maybe PopCap wants to be the first game company reported to the Federal Trade Commission for dishonest practices?

  • Fun game, but takes forever to load

    by frazzywig

    Cripes, can you optimize the load time a little?

  • Bad update

    by Mattress490

    This use to be my favorite game for iPad, but this latest update has made it almost unplayable. Please fix

  • I

    by Tashanatorz


  • Fix the snail Please!

    by Listslover

    Looooooove the game. Best ever. But the double snail is really aggravating. Please fix! Thanks!

  • Bugs

    by Pacman2003FTW

    I'm the only one to notice the marigold plant stage ons has stinkies eyes

  • Vs. mode please!

    by Morris 11

    Okay can you please add VS. Mode I don't know how many times I've asked but I'm starting to get a little bit peeved.

  • Doesn’t work on iPad Mini with Retina Display

    by Lkh1966

    Crashes at launch

  • Why my game is always deleted? So sad.

    by Zhanglanxin

    My game is always deleted,and after I have to start over.Could you please fix this?Is there a bug in here?Fix this now!

  • Fix bugs

    by Anon 70

    Snail in zen garden has a mirror image, water sprinkler shows image of seed packet, download timely, sun not calculating correctly in mini slot game.

  • Christmas edition?

    by Commdw

    Anyone know how to get the Christmas version on this? Possible?

  • Can't load game since last updat :(

    by Teresa Gulyas

    Looks like its loading but just when it should open up, it goes back to main app screen. Arghh.

  • Awesome

    by Tomzgames

    Very very fun takes some time to load but it doesn't matter. It is very fun and cheap

  • Very sluggish loading and glitches

    by IIRick

    Loading on an iPad Air is significantly slower than on a 3rd gen iPad. Update also leaves several graphics glitches in the Zen garden.

  • Too slow too load

    by zunairryk

    Takes forever to load on the ipad air. Please fix it. Until then 1 star it is.

  • Fun! Awesome! Gruesome!

    by Lol it's awesome awesome

    Even though Stinky is cloned, you people should still respect the game, maybe they (accidentally) Did that, people. It's fun btw :] so please be respectful and peaceful! :)

  • Fix zen garden

    by Speddie23

    5 stars if not for the messed up graphics in zen garden

  • Love it

    by Madison the awesome

    Awesome game

  • Zen garden screwed up

    by PvsZ mega fan

    Use to love PvZ but Zen Garden is STILL messed up after update. Hate to see Stinky tortured like he is :( tools doubly freaked too. No fun for my Stinky :( App is not running smoothly :( What's taking so long :(

  • Awesome but buggy

    by Petpef

    Release an update for iOS 7, lots of bugs .... Especially in the zen garden


    by One in a Minion!

    Ok so I love this game, but i switched iPad, and I had worked so hard to pass the game! I was on my second time passing adventure, and when i switched my iPad, I thought that by using my Game Center it would get all the data of my previous games to the iPad. And it did, except for this game. I think this game was the one I was looking forward to the most, and i went to help, and it didn't help me at all! You should really do something about that and also add something to help that is really more helpful. Please.

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