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Plants vs. Zombies is a series of videogames by PopCap Games. The original games are tower defense games where the player controls the plants and must build a defense against zombies. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare changed the gameplay into a third-person shooter game with the player choosing either the plants side or the zombies side.

Videogames

The worldwide releases are:

  • Plants vs. Zombies (May 5, 2009), PC, Mac OS X. Later also released for iOS, XBox Live Arcade, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Network, DSiWare, Android, Windows Phone, PlayStation Vita, BlackBerry 10.
  • Plants vs. Zombies Adventures (May 20, 2013), Online. Found at facebook.com. Removed on October 12, 2014.
  • Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time (July 9, 2013), iOS, Android.
    • Use Your Brainz EDU (June 17, 2015), iOS. An educational version of Plants vs. Zombies 2.
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (February 25, 2014), Xbox 360, Xbox One. Later also released for PC, PlayStation 3 and Playstation 4.
  • Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 (February 23, 2016), Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC.
  • Plants vs. Zombies Heroes (March 10, 2016), iOS, Android

An iOS app called Plants vs. Zombies Stickers was also released on October 18, 2016, which adds PvZ stickers to iMessages.

Six Chinese-exclusive games were also released:

  • Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West (2010), iOS, Android.
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Great Wall Edition (May 28, 2012), iOS, Android.
  • Plants vs. Zombies Online (December 9, 2013), PC. Servers shut down on August 11, 2018.
  • Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars (July 3, 2014), iOS, Android.
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Magic Book (September 4, 2014), iOS, Android.
  • Plants vs. Zombies Pinyin Adventure (March 4, 2015), iOS.
  • Plants vs. Zombies Social Edition (2015), Online. Found at at renren.com. Closed around September 2015.
  • Plants vs. Zombies 2 Social Edition (2016), Android. Shut down in October 2016.

Publications

A series of comic books based on the games was published by Dark Horse:

  • Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon (July 17 - August 14, 2013), 6 issues. Released in a single volume on November 19, 2013.
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Timepocalypse (June 25 - October 8, 2014), 6 issues. Released as Volume 2 on January 20, 2015.
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Bully For You (June 17 - August 19, 2015), 3 issues. Released as Volume 3 on November 10, 2015.
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Grown Sweet Home (September 16 - November 18, 2015), 3 issues, numbered from #4 to #6. Released as Volume 4 on June 14, 2016.
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (October 28 - December 23, 2015), 3 issues. A stand-alone story based on the game. Released in a single volume on February 2, 2016.
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Petal to the Metal (December 16, 2015 - February 17, 2016), 3 issues, numbered from #7 to #9. Released as Volume 5 on September 20, 2016.
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Boom Boom Mushroom (April 20 - June 15, 2016), 3 issues, numbered from #10 to #12. Released as Volume 6 on February 7, 2017.

Subsequent comics were released directly in graphic novel format:

  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare - Volume 2 (September 12, 2018), a sequel to the first Garden Warfare comic, centered around the events from Garden Warfare 2.
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Battle Extravagonzo (June 14, 2017), Volume 7 of the main series.
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Lawn of Doom (October 11, 2017), Volume 8 of the main series.
  • Plants vs. Zombies: The Greatest Show Unearthed (February 14, 2018), Volume 9 of the main series.
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Rumble at Lake Gumbo (June 13, 2018), Volume 10 of the main series.
  • Plants vs. Zombies: War and Peas (October 10, 2018), Volume 11 of the main series.
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Dino-Might (February 13, 2019), Volume 12 of the main series.
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Snow Thanks (June 25, 2019), Volume 13 of the main series.

Other books based on the series are:

  • Plants vs. Zombies: Official Guide to Protecting Your Brains (August 6, 2013)
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Brains and the Beanstalk (August 6, 2013)
  • Plants vs. Zombies: The Three Little Pigs Fight Back (August 6, 2013)
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Brain Food (December 23, 2013)
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Plant Your Path (December 23, 2013)

Other media

A board game based on the original game was created and planned for a 2011/2012 release, but later cancelled. Another board game, Risk: Plants vs. Zombies was actually released in 2013.

Additionally some animated shorts were produced to promote the games, including Plants vs. Zombies vs. Jay and Silent Bob, a series of animated shorts promoting Plants vs. Zombies 2.

Links to Other Series

Direction Series Date Description Type


4Arrow L Insaniquarium20090505 May 05, 2009Plants vs. Zombies features a minigame based on Insaniquarium.3


4Arrow L Bejeweled20090505 May 05, 2009Plants vs. Zombies features a minigame based on Bejeweled and one based on Bejeweled Twist.3


5Arrow R Left 4 Dead20100422 April 22, 2010The downloadable Left 4 Dead 2 campaign The Passing features a reference to Crazy Dave from Plants vs. Zombies.3


5Arrow R Warcraft20101207 December 07, 2010The Sunflower from Plants vs. Zombies appears in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm which also features a quest which is a reference to Plants vs. Zombies.1


5Arrow R Team Fortress20110428 April 28, 2011Team Fortress 2 features two promotional items based on Plants vs. Zombies and unlocked by pre-purchasing the game.2


5Arrow R Magic: The Gathering20110930 September 30, 2011The Magic: The Gathering card "Grave Bramble" was inspired by Plants vs. Zombies.3


5Arrow R Sim20120904 September 04, 2012The peashooters appear in The Sims 3: Supernatural, while the Sunflower was added to the online store as a premium object; The zombie from Plants vs. Zombies also appears on a hot air baloon in the SimCity DLC Airships Set.1


5Arrow R Pinball FX20101027 October 27, 2010Pinball FX 2 features a downloadable pinball table based on Plants vs. Zombies.2


5Arrow R Zen Pinball20120904 September 04, 2012Zen Pinball 2 features a downloadable pinball table based on Plants vs. Zombies.2


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Risk2013 2013Risk: Plants vs. Zombies is a format crossover between the two series, being a Risk game with characters from Plants vs. Zombies.3


4Arrow L Clerks20130721 July 21, 2013Plants vs. Zombies 2 had an animated short series starring Jay and Silent Bob.1


5Arrow R Battlefield20131029 October 29, 2013A statue of a peashooter appears in Battlefield 4.2


4Arrow L Sly20140225 February 25, 2014The PlayStation 3 version of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare features a Sly Cooper hat only available by pre-ordering the game.2


4Arrow L Ratchet & Clank20140225 February 25, 2014The PlayStation 3 version of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare features a Ratchet hat only available by pre-ordering the game.2


4Arrow L Fat Princess20140225 February 25, 2014The PlayStation 3 version of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare features a Fat Princess hat only available by pre-ordering the game.2


4Arrow L SpongeBob20140225 February 25, 2014Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare features a reference to SpongeBob.2


4Arrow L Slender20140225 February 25, 2014Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare features the cameo of a character looking like Slender Man from the Slender series.3


4Arrow L Peggle20140327 March 27, 2014Gnorman from Peggle appears in Plants vs. Zombies 2: Its About Time when unlocking Terror from Tomorrow; there are minor references to the series in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.1


5Arrow R Dragon Age20141118 November 18, 2014Dragon Age Inquistion features a reference to Plants vs. Zombies.3


5Arrow R Dying Light20150127 January 27, 2015In Dying Light there is a reference to Plants vs. Zombies.3


4Arrow L Progressive20150415 April 15, 2015There was a Progressive-themed Pinata Party event in Plants vs. Zombies 2: Its About Time.2


5Arrow R LittleBigPlanet20151030 October 30, 2015Outfits based on Plants vs. Zombies characters are downloadable in LittleBigPlanet 3.2


5Arrow R Roblox201610 October 2016A creatue looking like the Snapdragon from Plants vs. Zombies appeared in Roblox during the "Bloktoberfest" event.3


5Arrow R Mass Effect20170321 March 21, 2017Plants vs Zombies toys appear in Mass Effect: Andromeda.2


5Arrow R Octogeddon20180208 February 08, 2018Octogeddon features small references to Plants vs. Zombies.3