Plants vs. Zombies 2 Downloaded 16 Million Times Worldwide, New Content Coming

Tuesday August 20, 2013 9:37 AM PDT by Juli Clover
EA today announced that Plants vs. Zombies 2 has been downloaded 16 million times worldwide since being released last Thursday. Plants vs. Zombies 2 is the followup to EA's popular Plants vs. Zombies title, which originally debuted on the App Store in 2010.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 utilizes the same lane defense gameplay that made the original game a hit, but it also offers up some new plants, new gameplay mechanics, and time travel to settings like ancient Egypt. With 16 million downloads, it represents EA's most successful mobile game launch to date.


During EA's Gamescom press conference this morning (via Joystiq), franchise director Tony Leamer also announced an upcoming content pack for the game, called "Far Future." There are no further details about the content pack at this time, so it is unclear when it might be released.

Though Plants vs. Zombies 2 is a freemium game, much of the content is available without paying. Our sister site TouchArcade has released a guide on how to spend as little money as possible (which actually shows that gamers can play through the entire game without spending any money) and has also published a detailed review of the game that calls it an "incredible sequel."

Plants vs. Zombies 2 is a universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 16 months ago
This is fairly sad - the masses are putting up with In App Purchases and the freemium model.

I would rather EA put out a $50 game on iOS that includes everything than feel like I'm in a kid approved casino :(

I'll be sticking with my Nintendo 3DS XL for all of my portable gaming, where gaming is still fun and doesn't nag you every 5 minutes to spend more money on a game you already installed.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 16 months ago
Actually having almost beaten the game I can tell you your statement is completely false. It never asks you to buy anything, it only informs you of purchases you CAN make IF you want different plants. You can beat the entire game without buying any additional plants.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 16 months ago
I'm on the 3rd world, I haven't spent a dime, and I rarely use the coins I earn. I don't mind IAP when they're power ups and coins because I never buy them anyway. If I'm struggling, I eventually get past the level. It takes time... but at least I don't feel like I cheated my way through it.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 16 months ago

Is anyone else finding this game almost impossible to beat without using in app purchases? It's just too difficult…


I'm not that far into the game but if to move forward you need to start buying inhouse purchase then the delete button will be hit.


The consensus is that it doesn't not require in-app purchases to play/win

http://toucharcade.com/2013/08/19/plants-vs-zombies-2-guide/
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 16 months ago
That it needs to be pointed out that someone has taken the time to make a 'how-to-avoid-getting-nickel-and-dimed" guide for this app is pretty telling...
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 16 months ago
My own experience and from other reviewers, there is no need to pay for anything.

Which is a complete shocker given that this is EA after all. Who nickel and dime you any chance they get.

The hints/tips/guide whatever you want to call it is merely to save you money as the normal free stuff nets has the same effect as the paid stuff.

Yes the game is repetitive. It has been that way since the original PC version.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 16 months ago

Actually having almost beaten the game I can tell you your statement is completely false. It never asks you to buy anything, it only informs you of purchases you CAN make IF you want different plants. You can beat the entire game without buying any additional plants.


Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 16 months ago

i cant afford freemium


Yeah, why listen to reviewers (and people who have actually played the game) who say it's a fun game you can complete without spending money on IAP?

So much simpler (albeit sadder) to insist IAP == BAD.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 16 months ago

I'll try that but the lettuce is slow. I only know that the lettuce had an advantage to hit over the tombstones in Egypt otherwise its just as good as the pea shooter



that and the lettuce can fight backwards as well. if you have lots of sun you plant it behind a huge wave of zombies and it will take care of a lot of them
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 16 months ago

when you have the leaf came out from the zombie with green shadow (bonus), use it for sunflower instead, it will give you many suns at once. 2500 suns will be filled pretty quick. I did it many times :)


And if you can, use it on a double headed sunflower; even more sun. If you have one in your inventory but haven't planted it . . . plant it first, it's worth it.
Rating: 1 Votes

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