Plants vs Zombies 2 refines the tower-defense game formula of its predecessor making it even better. The game is undoubtedly one of the finest strategy games for Android devices.
The game’s development started back in 2012 after PopCap announced that they were in progress of completing a sequel to the original Plants vs Zombies game. The announcement gained huge traction from the player base of Plants vs Zombies and PopCap promised that in Plants vs Zombies 2 they will include newer features, settings and better situations.
Plant vs Zombies 2 was released in late 2013 and received wide-spread critical acclaim. The game managed to bag mostly positive reviews and scored an 86/100 on Metacritic. In the first few months of the release, the game was downloaded more than 25 million times. Plants vs Zombies 2 also topped the download charts for the Play Store in 136 different countries.
The game has an absolutely wacky storyline in which you are traveling across time.
In order to achieve the goal of eating the same Taco over and over again, Crazy Dave sends you back in time. However, due to an unfortunate miscalculation, you are sent back in time to ancient Egypt where dead mummies are waiting for you.
You do have the ability to travel forward in time to a pirate level and west themed level and so on. Each of these maps has around ten levels completing which leads you to the next area. During your journey, you can go on branching paths to unlock new plants and abilities.
In Plants vs Zombies 2 PopCap builds on the already solid foundation it laid in Plant vs Zombies. You will notice many of the familiar gameplay elements from its predecessor, for instance, the rows of lawn, maniac zombies and seeds.
While many of the same items and plants return from the original game Plants vs Zombies 2 has a lot of new additions as well.
Plants and Zombies 2 takes you on a journey where you discover hundreds of different plants and zombies. Each of which have different abilities and powers. As you grow power plants in order to protect yourself against the wave of upcoming zombies there is an exhilarating feeling that overcomes your body.
Through the game’s Seed Packets, you can fuel your plants to become even stronger in terms of their attack power, defenses and planting time. You have to use the seeds wisely and at the right time in order to overcome the incoming Zombies.
Plants and Zombies 2 also has more than 300 levels that you can play alongside a bunch of mini-games and daily events that bring new challenges.
One thing you will immediately notice is the improvement of the overall art style in Plants vs Zombies 2. The game looks absolutely fantastic with its cartoony 2d artwork. The colorful designs of the plants and zombies are really a treat and the funny animations are a blast to watch.
The game starts with the player on one lane on the lawn and the first plant they get is a Peashooter. Once you plant your second Peashooter zombies will appear and after defeating the zombies you win the Sunflower.
In subsequent levels players, are required to plant the newly unlocked plants and zombies appear correspondingly.
Plants vs Zombies 2 compared to the original present’s stages in a different way. Rather than playing the game from start to finish, you get maps for different worlds. Throughout the course of the game, players discover keys that allow them to unlock pathways and additional bonuses called Brain Buster. The more you play the harder the keys become to find.
There are also new plant food and zombie power-ups in Plants vs Zombies 2. Different zombies have plant food hidden in them. These zombies have a radioactive glow to them. If you kill them you can collect the plant food that the zombies dropped for later use in the game.
Plant food can be used to supercharge your plant making it stronger and increasing its ability for a few seconds. Different plants have different powerups. For instance, the Peashooter plant becomes a machine gun similar to the Gatling Pea (from the prequel) for a few seconds after it consumes plant food.
As you play, you also collect coins, which can be used to buy additional plant food when necessary and purchase special power-ups to use on zombies.
Zombie power-ups are also a cool new addition to the franchise and come in three types.
1. You have the ability to pinch off zombie heads
2. You have the ability to flick the zombies off the screen
3. You have the ability to electrocute annoying and troublesome zombies
As wacky as they sound the zombie power-ups are super fun to play with. Using them in key moments of the game to win the level is truly a satisfying feeling.
So how can you play Plants vs Zombies 2 on your Android device?
Plants vs Zombie is a free game, so you do not have to worry about spending money to play the game. To install this amazing tower-defense game on your Android device simply go to the Google Play Store located on your phone. On the Google Play Store search “Plants vs Zombies 2”. Click the relevant search result and then download/install the game.
Congratulations now you can play one of the best free strategic tower defense game on your Android phone.
Plants vs Zombies 2 is a phenomenal strategy game. It builds on the solid gameplay foundation of its prequel and adds more features to it making it even more addictive. PopCap does a wonderful job of revitalizing the original game with fresh new content through additional plants and power-ups.
It doesn’t matter whether you are new to the Plants vs Zombies franchise or an old veteran, you will love the game regardless.