'Plants vs. Zombies 2' Nears 25 Million Downloads, PopCap Teases 'Crop Circle' Video

Friday August 30, 2013 5:00 PM PDT by Juli Clover
EA today announced that Plants vs. Zombies 2, the sequel to its popular lane defense game Plants vs. Zombies, has been downloaded nearly 25 million times since being released on August 15.

To accompany the announcement, EA has released a new infographic that shares some fun information about the game, including the fact that Plants vs. Zombies 2 downloads have already exceeded the total lifetime downloads for Plants vs. Zombies.

While the first expansion for the Plants vs. Zombies 2, "Far Future," has already been announced, our sister site TouchArcade has a new video that hints at another upcoming update involving aliens.

PopCap blasted us a mysterious pseudo-trailer for what we’re thinking might be the first clue for the next Plants vs. Zombies 2 update. It’s little more than a zombie standing in a field, the camera pans out… And it’s a huge crop circle corn maze sort of thing.
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
People just neet to stop complaining and start playing the game, never use IAP so far and im fine,.....even i complete most of the level :)
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 16 months ago
One of the most disappointing games of the year. IAP makes this game about as fun as an arsenic laced lollipop.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 16 months ago
EZ to complete without IAP. People whining about IAP for PvZ 2 obviously haven't even played the game.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 16 months ago
Alien zombies, obviously.

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One of the most disappointing games of the year. IAP makes this game about as fun as an arsenic laced lollipop.


I normally loathe IAP games, but PvZ2 is actually one of the more enjoyable and user-friendly IAP based games I've seen. My wife has played through most of it and hasn't had to spend a dime yet. Yes, she sometimes goes back to earn some coins for special powers, but since there's lots of challenges that you can earn stars/keys anyway, that's not a problem. PvZ2 has a very friendly IAP.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 16 months ago

One of the most disappointing games of the year. IAP makes this game about as fun as an arsenic laced lollipop.


100% enjoyable without using IAP. Those items just get you to the end faster, and why do that? Very fun and addicting game. The new plants make up for the few original plants you have to buy to get.

Just ignore the IAPs and you're golden.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 16 months ago
I have played it, and I have most of the stars, without using any of the IAP. Everything we could buy feel like cheating (other than the keys); even the powers available through in-game currency feel like cheating.

I think the original game was better, but I would still like to pay something for this game. But I'm not going to buy any of the microtransaction things, due to being against that kind of system, even if it's not intrusive. I wish PopCap had allowed us to pay for the game without using the microtransaction system; that would allow us to support them without telling EA more people are falling for the IAP system.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 16 months ago

One of the most disappointing games of the year. IAP makes this game about as fun as an arsenic laced lollipop.


People are still complaining about IAP? Did you even play through the game?
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 16 months ago
So far, I've played for 6 hours and this game has cost me absolutely nothing and I've had plenty of fun. Why do people complain at this point is beyond me.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 16 months ago
Me and my kids finished this game already. Now we're just replaying the levels while also collecting stars, and we haven't spent even a dime in the game so far.

Compare that to the original PvZ where we purchased it twice ($2.99 for the iPhone and $9.99 for iPad version - IIRC).

All we can say is - thank you EA for the free entertainment.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 16 months ago
I didn't buy a damn thing in the game so far... BUT!

This game is a chore. The gameplay is fun, it's classic PvZ and they've added plants, enemies and the cheap (as in, almost a cheat) coin system. The back tracking after each time period/location, along with earning stars individually in battles kills the game. If you want to have fun with this game, you may not pay a penny, but you'll pay with time (like with most freemiums) and time is money. I guess this game IS about time (just had to).
Rating: 2 Votes

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