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'Plants vs. Zombies 2' Guide: How To Spend as Little Real Money as Possible

Last week, we went pretty hard with the release of Plants vs. Zombies 2 [Free]. I mean, it's easily one of the biggest games of the year, so why the heck not? Going back a bit further, we played through a demo of the game at E3 back in June, and TA Play'd the soft-launch version of the game the following month. With the full release version seemingly not very different from the soft-launch version, we put out our full 5 star review as well as what our forum members thought about the game. Finally, we chose it as our Game of the Week last week, which isn't surprising...

With Plants vs. Zombies 2 [Free] finally launching worldwide this week, it's been very interesting to see the different reactions to it from eager gamers who were waiting to play the sequel to an all-time classic. With EA buying PopCap a couple of years ago, and the revelation that Plants vs. Zombies 2 would be a free-to-play title, many people were worried that one of their favorite games would be ruined with a stingy and restrictive pay model...

As noted in our review for this dual-stick survival game, there are some facets (such as the night timer) that really can't be avoided without purchasing IAP. However, the purpose of this guide is to try and guide you towards enjoying as much of the game as possible without having to resort to the game's IAP unlocks...

A recent free to play title from Triniti Interactive, Mini Warriors [Free] is a game focused on amassing attack power through recruiting heroes and training armies and using said power to take out opposing armies. As F2P, the game employs a standard combination of dual-currency combined with a power mechanic that limits the amount of battles you can partake in without waiting...

Thanks for checking out our Injustice: Gods Among Us guide! If you're a free to play gamer and want to learn how to win these games without spending real money, be sure to check out our guides for other top games:..

Rymdkapsel [$3.99] is a tremendous game that brilliantly distills what RTS is all about: making a great base with an eye towards a big picture objective. But, even though it's a super breezy game to play, it isn't without its difficulties. Beating all three of the game's objectives requires attention to detail and a methodical play style that takes account of how your minions move about your base and what monolith gives you the best abilities at the time you need it the most. Also, you'll need a little speed on your side, too...

Can't go to the beach because it's covered in Chryssalids? Tired of 98 pound Sectoids kicking plasma in your face? Worry not, friend. Colonel Atlas has a plan for you...

As you may have gleaned from our review, Solstice Arena [Free] isn't your standard free-to-play game. Sure, the game's doesn't have any up-front costs and it's loaded with premium currency IAP, but players never really encounter any pay walls and can, theoretically, play enough on their own to unlock the majority of the content in the game. Considering it's essentially a mobile MOBA, Solstice Arena focuses more on learning and practicing skills, with better players having a greater opportunity to earn valor, the standard currency in-game...

One of my weaknesses, I shamefully state, is my love of superheroes. As a young lad, I was an unabashed fan of both of the major capes companies, and that nostalgic affection sometimes leads me to buy into things I wouldn't normally dream of. So, my secret confession is that whenever anything Marvel or DC pops up, I check it out for at least a little while, and that includes Marvel: War of Heroes [Free]. Judging by its position on the charts, I'm not the only one who put some time into it, and it seems like plenty of people out there are still trying it out. Like many of Mobage's offerings, there isn't exactly a ton of strategy to be found in the game, but I do have ten tips to get you on the road to enjoying the game without spending cash...

If you've not yet played Plague Inc. [$0.99] by Ndemic Creations yet, you better think about it, as while the whole "world infection" genre is nothing new, Plague Inc. absolutely nails it on iOS devices. It's only gotten better with recent updates too, as they've added a whole slew of new diseases and ridiculously difficult achievements tied to those diseases...

So Warhammer Quest [$4.99] finally hit the App Store last week. At least, I think it was last week, based on my glimpses of the outside world when I've been able to tear myself away from my iPhone screen long enough to take a look. If, like the rest of us, you've been getting a hefty dose of retro role-playing goodness, you might've noticed that it doesn't hold your hand. In fact, it slaps it away. You have questions: what's the difference between an accessory and a consumable? What does pinning do? Just what does the Lucky Rabbit's Head do, anyway?..

If you're the kind who loves adventure games that have some great puzzles, but eventually reach a breaking point, Jacob Jones will feel right at home for you...

If you asked me what I've been spending the most time doing the past week or so, the answer is simple – playing the bajeezus out of the recently remastered version 2.0 of Sonic The Hedgehog [$2.99] that was released as a free update to the original iOS game. Seriously, this think is a bonafide work of art...

Fights in Star Command [$2.99] feel like sci-fi slugfests. Two interstellar pugilists meet and one meets its fiery doom under barrage after barrage of vicious, cutting plasma blasts. And that's just ship-to-ship combat. While fire is raining down all over the place, your crew is fighting off on-board enemies intent on destroying the innards of your ship. Even if you're a great player, you will lose people and your ship will be a fiery wreck after the battle. That's just how Star Command is...

Foursaken Media's recently released Block Fortress [$1.99] has proven once again that the development studio comprised of four brothers are masterful at blending different genre elements into one cohesive package. Their previous releases like Bug Heroes [Free] and Heroes and Castles [$2.99] made a similar point, but Block Fortress takes it to another level...

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