Screen shot 2009-08-20 at 12.49.46 PMPopCap Games announced this morning that Plants vs. Zombies will be available on the App Store by the end of the year. Plants vs. Zombies is a tower defense game for the PC and Mac that has been well received by critics and so far has sold more copies since its release earlier this year alone than any other game PopCap has published.

In the game, players plant various types of plants to stop an army of zombies from reaching your house. As you survive through the different levels, you encounter new zombie types and unlock new seeds for your horticultural arsenal. Plants vs Zombies has the same cartoon art style seen in other PopCap games, and is dripping with charm as zombies equipped with pots for helmets and screen doors for shields are slowly dispatched by your pea shooters. There's even a Michael Jackson lookalike zombie that dances and raises other zombies.

The PC and Mac versions of the game also include an endless survival mode, a puzzle mode, and a set of mini games based on other PopCap titles. If they manage to pack all of these features in to the iPhone game, Plants vs. Zombies is going to be very hard to pass up.

Here is the trailer PopCap released for the computer game:

Plants vs. Zombies is a surprisingly fun game that seems to appeal to both casual gamers and tower defense nuts alike. If you've never heard of it, I highly recommend downloading the free trial from the PopCap site.

  • apopagasm

    i haven't read anything but the title but OH DEAR GOD YES

  • apopagasm

    i haven't read anything but the title but OH DEAR GOD YES

  • DocDJ

    Great news ! Had a blast with the PC version !

  • DocDJ

    Great news ! Had a blast with the PC version !

  • JollyDrifter

    That game was really good on the pc.

  • JollyDrifter

    That game was really good on the pc.

  • GodSon

    Instant buy!!! ^_^

  • GodSon

    Instant buy!!! ^_^

  • http://www.thegeeknextdoor.com TheGeekNextDoor

    Awesome! I've been playing the Mac version since it came out. I love it. I have been eagerly awaiting for them to announce the iPhone version. It should port very well.

  • http://www.thegeeknextdoor.com TheGeekNextDoor

    Awesome! I've been playing the Mac version since it came out. I love it. I have been eagerly awaiting for them to announce the iPhone version. It should port very well.

  • Droppin' Loads

    Damn. I wish it would get here sooner!

  • Droppin' Loads

    Damn. I wish it would get here sooner!

  • B34$T

    The game of the year (imo) coming to iphone. Heck yes.

  • B34$T

    The game of the year (imo) coming to iphone. Heck yes.

  • http://www.hindrances.com Ray Merkler

    AAAAGGGGGHHHHH!!! *drops dead in glee*

  • http://www.hindrances.com Ray Merkler

    AAAAGGGGGHHHHH!!! *drops dead in glee*

  • Adams Immersive

    Bigger than any other PopCap game? Wow!

    I'm a sucker for TDs. I can no longer deny that I have a problem. And there are so many good ones on iPhone! It's the perfect TD platform.

  • Adams Immersive

    Bigger than any other PopCap game? Wow!

    I'm a sucker for TDs. I can no longer deny that I have a problem. And there are so many good ones on iPhone! It's the perfect TD platform.

  • 1337brian

    Well if it's as polished as Peggle was, then this will be a perfect port, let's just hope they don't keep bumping the date like they did with Peggle...
    Instant buy!

  • 1337brian

    Well if it's as polished as Peggle was, then this will be a perfect port, let's just hope they don't keep bumping the date like they did with Peggle...
    Instant buy!

  • http://www.thedara.com Chris

    FINALLY... I love this game!!

  • http://www.thedara.com Chris

    FINALLY... I love this game!!

  • Kintaro360

    MEGAROFL @ Zombie Sled Team :D

  • Kintaro360

    MEGAROFL @ Zombie Sled Team :D

  • djflippy

    This is my game of the year.

  • djflippy

    This is my game of the year.

  • Lazrhog

    Soil your plants - ha ha ha ha that's quality !

  • Lazrhog

    Soil your plants - ha ha ha ha that's quality !

  • NDN Shadow

    **** yes. Will buy for sure if it's about the same quality as the PC version.

  • NDN Shadow

    **** yes. Will buy for sure if it's about the same quality as the PC version.

  • Lukearcade22

    YESSSSSS!!!!!!

    Another Popcap Game to the list, now all we need is Zuma, Chuzzles and Rocket Mania!

  • Lukearcade22

    YESSSSSS!!!!!!

    Another Popcap Game to the list, now all we need is Zuma, Chuzzles and Rocket Mania!

  • Vicente Ragal

    Cool! Can't wait for it.

  • http://www.gadlaw.com gadlaw

    Darn you PopCap Games! Darn you all to Heck! I followed the link and got the free trial version and of course now I've bought it for the Computer and it'll be a must buy when it comes to the iphone/itouch. A great deal of fun.

  • Vicente Ragal

    Cool! Can't wait for it.

  • http://www.gadlaw.com gadlaw

    Darn you PopCap Games! Darn you all to Heck! I followed the link and got the free trial version and of course now I've bought it for the Computer and it'll be a must buy when it comes to the iphone/itouch. A great deal of fun.

  • wildcardd

    *squeeee*

  • wildcardd

    *squeeee*

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  • Oneiromancer

    The descriptions of the plants and zombies in the almanac are hilarious. I hope that all of the extras make it into the iPhone version. Peggle on iPhone actually was missing several challenges and a few minor features compared to the PC version (although since the base gameplay was perfectly ported I can't really complain too much).

  • Oneiromancer

    The descriptions of the plants and zombies in the almanac are hilarious. I hope that all of the extras make it into the iPhone version. Peggle on iPhone actually was missing several challenges and a few minor features compared to the PC version (although since the base gameplay was perfectly ported I can't really complain too much).

  • Rad

    Am I the only one? My first thought was "Another tower defense game; just what we need".

    Is this one really that good? I have bought all the other Pop cap games and like them.

    So whats all the gaga about this one?

  • Rad

    Am I the only one? My first thought was "Another tower defense game; just what we need".

    Is this one really that good? I have bought all the other Pop cap games and like them.

    So whats all the gaga about this one?

  • Ezekiel06

    OMG, I've been waiting for this!!!

  • Ezekiel06

    OMG, I've been waiting for this!!!

  • Brode

    Lol, sup djflippy ;-)

  • Brode

    Lol, sup djflippy ;-)

  • http://adver-dweeb.blogspot.com/ Elyse

    Yes!!! I have been waiting for this since I first started playing the PC game. Perfect app for iPhone. Can't wait to buy it. Like the article says, if you haven't tried the game yet, you should definitely download the free trial - you will be hooked!

  • http://adver-dweeb.blogspot.com/ Elyse

    Yes!!! I have been waiting for this since I first started playing the PC game. Perfect app for iPhone. Can't wait to buy it. Like the article says, if you haven't tried the game yet, you should definitely download the free trial - you will be hooked!

  • Chad

    @Rad

    Just download the trial duder. This game just bursts with personality, humor and great fun gameplay. I didn't even consider it "Tower Defense" until it was labeled as such here but I guess that's what it is (just better).

  • Chad

    @Rad

    Just download the trial duder. This game just bursts with personality, humor and great fun gameplay. I didn't even consider it "Tower Defense" until it was labeled as such here but I guess that's what it is (just better).

  • Mediocre

    Am I the only one who thinks this game is horrible?

  • Mediocre

    Am I the only one who thinks this game is horrible?

  • syipisa

    yepp...you are!

  • syipisa

    yepp...you are!

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