Who knew zombies were omnivores? Plants vs. Zombies presents a cuddlier take on these murderous undead. They really want to eat your brains, but they shamble in a straight path to your house, snacking on landscaping that gets directly in their way. Thankfully, your garden fights back, with pea-shooting plants, exploding peppers, giant flytraps, and dozens more. You'll plant these defenses to stop the zombies in a sly, simple game with compelling strategy.
Gamers will recognize that Plants vs. Zombies reshapes the "tower defense" genre, strategy games where you set up automated turrets to protect from assailants. But Plants vs. Zombies both simplifies that premise and adds a lot more depth, making it stand out in that current-fad genre. 5/5