Just... One... More... Wave...
Plants Vs Zombies is... a unique game, from Pop Cap
Games, the people who brought us such things as Bejeweled and Peggle.) As the games ending sequence states, there are zombies on the lawn. We don't want zombies on the lawn. And we get to use peashooters, butter-lobbing catapults and plants that you can plant plants in (HAS YOUR MIND EXPLODED YET?) to stop them.
The game is standard tower defense fare, with a bit of a twist on the game field layout, rather than a windy path that enemies go through, and you set your "towers" on the side of, the field is simply a... lawn. Zombies will try to eat your plants to get through to your home and eat your brains (Which are quite rich in cholesterol). You have five lawnmowers that give you a sort of "extra life" whenever zombies break through your defenses.
The gameplay is solid, fast-paced (for a tower defense game.) and polished. I encountered exactly zero bugs. (Though, there isn't much room for bugs in a tower defense game, I suppose.) And it is bloody addictive. I pretty much spent the entirety of Christmas weekend playing the game.
The game also has quite a few mini-games and "puzzles" (Which are just another type of mini-game) to keep you occupied if you get bored of the standard levels (Which isn't very likely.) It also has a "Zen Garden" pet sim... thing.
Overall, the game is quirky, fun, and addictive. I'd definitely recommend anyone with a spare nineteen dollars pick it up. (Especially since the disk contains both Peggle and Zuma as well, so in the unlikely event you don't enjoy Pv Z
, you at least have two other games to try out.)