Plants vs. Zombies

Plants vs. Zombies Free Trial (Nokia Series 40) 4.5.85

Protect yourself using the power of horticulture

Plants vs. Zombies is a fun Series 40 game in which the object is to drive the undead off your garden. View full description

PROS

  • Fun concept and gameplay
  • Bright, cartoon graphics
  • Highly addictive
  • Tutorials make it easy to get into

CONS

  • Slow moving to start with
  • No sound effects

Very good
8

Plants vs. Zombies is a fun Series 40 game in which the object is to drive the undead off your garden.

Strategic gameplay

The core of Plants vs. Zombies is to use plants to defend your house from oncoming hordes of zombies. The fun of Plants vs. Zombies comes from the variety of different offensive and defensive plant types and the immense variety of zombies that all attack the house.

As the zombies in Plants vs. Zombies become more resourceful and potent, so you need to up your gardening game by planting the right kind of fauna to wipe them out. There are 49 different types of plant in total and 26 kinds of zombie to contend with, so you'll need to be strategic in terms of what you plant. There are 44 achievements to unlock along the way, too.

Gardening gloves not required

You don't need to be an experienced gardener to play Plants vs. Zombies - merely to have the quick reflexes to tap the plant you want to use and select a space for it on the screen. It can get a bit fiddly on a small screen so you'll need nimble fingers in order to play - gardening gloves therefore are a no-no.

Bringing zombies to life

Plants vs. Zombies’ graphics style is recognizable PopCap style. Cartoon-influenced visuals bring a family-friendly look to the game. Each character is carefully designed to maximize the core of the game. Plants are easily recognized by their individual traits like sunflowers producing sunlight and zombie-eating plants featuring wide mouths and sharp teeth.

Obviously the overall presentation in Plants vs. Zombies for Nokia S40 isn't up to the quality of the iOS or Android versions of the game, however. One of the things we missed most were the sound effects, which are non-existent in this version. So, you'll miss out on the infamous wail of 'braaaains' as the zombies march wearily towards your house.

The verdict

Plants vs. Zombies is one of the greatest tower defense games for Nokia S40, and hours of enjoyment.

Plants vs. Zombies

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Plants vs. Zombies Free Trial (Nokia Series 40) 4.5.85