Parents' Guide to

Plants vs. Zombies 2

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Clever update to popular app, but now with in-app purchases.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 7+

Just don't spend money

It is meant for kids! why is it 13+?
age 2+

THIS IS A KIDS GAME

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16 ):
Kids say (40 ):

The key to the success of the original Plants vs. Zombies wasn't just the humor; it was the incredibly tight gameplay and the variety of plants. Thankfully, PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES 2 succeeds in replicating those aspects. The new plants (such as the Bloomerang, which throws boomerangs that return, letting you hit an opponent twice) are funny, and the plant food power-up is a master stroke. However, some of the levels are harder than ever before, tempting you to use the new plant food and power-ups. If you don't have enough money to activate them, a pop-up asking you to buy shows up and interrupts your battle.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 is really fun to play. The new plants and zombies are inventive and wonky as ever. However, some of the prices for in-app purchases are unreasonable ($99.99), so parents will want to double-check that they have turned off in-app purchases and disabled the 15-minute window-to-purchase without the need for a password. In-app purchases aren't essential, something bound to assuage the fears of people who thought EA and PopCap might be going for a cash grab with this game. Though you can pay to unlock items and levels, persistent players won't have to, as the entire game is playable with skill. It just might take you a bit longer to access some levels, particularly in the Pirate World. It is a game worth playing, particularly if you're a Plants vs. Zombies fan.

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