The original Plants vs Zombies was a massive hit on the Google Play store and did a good job at blending solid gameplay with a great story line to boot. You can expect more of the same with the second installment, which follows in its predecessors footsteps perfectly. PvZ 2 sees you hurtling around different eras of history eradicating zombies as you go. Although there’s not much emphasis on the time traveling aspect of it, zombies have been cleverly themed to match the era. Egyptian zombies come dressed up in full Egyptian headwear and robes, for example.
The basis of placing flowers to repel waves of zombies is exactly the same here, with the user needing to strategically place plants on different pieces of the board. To help you along the way, there’s a range of new powerful plants that can be placed at different sections. Each has their own pros and cons to use and are ideal in different situations. It’s a pity that aren’t too many new types of plants this time around, but the few new additions are great fun.
As you progress further into time, the difficulty levels are cranked right up. It gets harder to predict which specific place zombies will attack and with the amount of zombies you’ll end up facing, you have to be ridiculously quick to get your defences in place. There are several new zombies to face as well with some taking a lot (and we mean a lot) of damage before vanishing.
There’s not a lot of new content in PvZ 2, but the additions it does include keeps the series feel fresh. The lack of new stuff isn’t necessarily a bad point, as both the gameplay and graphics exceed what we saw in the original a few years back. If you’re on the hunt for the next big Android game that you need to play, this is it.