Plants vs. Zombies 2 is fun, free and it’s out for iOS devices right now


Just in case you hadn’t heard yet, the long-awaited sequel to Plants vs. Zombies was finally released last Thursday. Fittingly called Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time, the game is free-to-play and available only for iOS devices (for right now). Oh, and it’s also really, really good.

The best way to follow-up one of the most popular tower-defense games is probably to give fans a bigger and better version, with even more content to explore and play with. And that’s exactly the approach PopCap has gone with — from what I’ve played so far, the sequel looks to have way more stuff to play with.


While free-to-play has usually been associated with money-grabbing and low-quality in the past, that really isn’t the case anymore. Plants vs. Zombies 2 continues to set an example for free-to-play done right with unobtrusive and completely unnecessary in-app purchases. In fact, I might buy a thing or two just to give these guys some money — it’s a well-crafted game and they deserve it.

So if you have an iOS device and are even remotely interested in getting into the Plants vs. Zombies craze, give it a shot. It’s cute, it’s free and it’s loads of fun. You can download it at the link below:

Plants vs. Zombies 2 on Apple App Store

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  • AT

    Many of the free games have premium items that you can purchase with real money. People who are unwilling to play the free version long enough to accumulate enough in game currency are the prime targets for the premium purchases. Play those games for a bit and you will see low level characters with really high level/value/XP items that cannot be acquired so easily unless it was purchased.

  • Enrique Manalang

    [@Chris] The upgrades are completely unnecessary. I’ve played a good chunk of the game and have not once needed to purchase anything.

    I understand that free-to-play gets a lot of hate due to some other games exploiting it. But PopCap was very careful about its implementation in PvZ. This is free-to-play done right.

  • Chris

    Top In-App Purchases

    Coin Pack 5000 $2.99
    Plant – Snow Pea $3.99
    Coin Pack 20000 $9.99
    Upgrade – Bonus Seed Slot $3.99
    Plant – Jalapeno $2.99
    Star Gate – Pirate Seas $4.99
    Plant – Power Lily $2.99
    Plant – Torchwood $3.99
    Bundle – Torch $7.99
    Coin Pack 10000 $4.99

    Oh yeah – really cheap – open your eyes….