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Plants vs. Zombies 2 Now Available on Android!

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We thought it was coming tomorrow, but no, PopCap and EA have surprised us with the launch of Plants vs. Zombies 2 on Android today. You can grab it from Google Play this minute for free. After an initial launch on iOS (and a rumor about truckloads of money to keep it off Android), then launches on Android in China and Australia, the wait is finally over.

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  • jimbo

    So anyone know when PvZ2 is coming out on Amazon App store?

  • joejoe5709

    So I played this for a couple of hours on my N7 last night. I hate to complain, but I expected the graphics to be better on a small tablet. It feels like a blown up version of the phone app – resolution and all. It’s not just the iOS exclusive, guys. I think this was built for iOS and then ported over. I really wish they had bumped the resolution for tablets and I feel like this could run a lot smoother with better Android optimization. But there some spiffy new animations and everything seems pretty well thought out. The new worlds seem pretty fun and the new mechanics/add-ins are useful.

    I’m still pretty early in the game and it gets somewhat difficult pretty quickly. This is obviously designed to coax you into their INSANELY priced in-app purchases. Holy crap you could easily drop $50-100 on this game if you wanted every single thing. But I haven’t found a reason to purchase anything yet. I’ve found a couple stars that require some practice and strategy to achieve. But I think they’ve designed the game to be doable without spending money. It’s going to really really difficult though…

    I gave it 4 out of 5 in the Play Store and it’ll stay that way until I find anything the seriously requires money. Then they’ll get a 2 out of 5.

  • Manny

    Who cares….I’ve had it on my iphone since last month.

  • s0uth

    i was ready to give them my 5 bucks.

  • Lightpost

    No offense but refusing to play a great game just because of In-App Purchases is just plain stupidity.

    The game here, contrary to what you might have read from most reviews, doesn’t force you to buy something. I heard someone complaining that ads to buy something popped up every 2 minutes – maybe that person somehow downloaded a hacked version from outside sources with malware programmed in it. The genuine game from Google Play Store doesn’t have such ads. Heck, the only time I noticed that this game had IAPs is during the tutorial, showing what the Shop Button does.

    If ever the game seems to force you to buy an item, it’s either you badly want to complete the game in just one sitting or you’ve skipped the first game, making the later Levels in this game hard for you because of lack of experience that one gets from playing the first game.

    Also, I read a lot of complaints why the Premium Plants (plants from the first game plus a new one) were included in the IAPs. Just what is it with those old plants other than nostalgia that people wanted to have it in the game?

    With all those points presented, the “I’d rather buy a complete game than to purchase contents little by little!” complaint doesn’t apply to this extremely fun sequel. If you have this kind of attitude toward this game, you’re like a person who, after being given an option to get a free phone but has to buy the jelly case separately, would complain why it didn’t come with the phone in the first place.

    I don’t doubt that people would still complain if they removed those Premium Plants and the purchasable optional Upgrades, and say something like the “Bah! The game doesn’t have the same amount of content the first one did so I won’t play this” – This is totally $%!@*#^!!! Why complain if the game is totally free?

    Lastly, don’t rush to complete this game, you’ll just end up with frustration. Instead, you should take time and admire the challenges it presents. If the game can indeed be completed in one sitting, you wouldn’t like waiting for possibly another 3, 4 or 5 years for the third game.

  • Yachats

    Google Play say ‘Not available in your country’ as of 10/24 AM. Did DroidLife even try to download it before posting that it was NOW available. Creditability ?

  • Lightpost

    “I’d rather buy a complete game than buy the contents piece by piece!” This complaint doesn’t apply to this great game.

    If you have such attitude towards this game, then you’re like a person who, being given a free phone with an optional purchasable sleek/cool/whatever case, would still complain about being given such an offer.

    Also, a lot of people complain about the grind. What’s so great about being able to finish the game in just one sitting just to wait another 3 – 5 years for the next title?

  • Arturo

    I don’t get it, this game has been in mexican Play Store for 9 or 10 days, I thought you got it the same day…

  • Benjamin Mackie

    I understand I probably could get through the game without IAP, but I’d much rather just pay $5 for the app, and not have them there at all

  • redskins59rocs .

    Not compatible on S4 with GE rom, wtf

    • Vince

      Same here, wtf ! Did you find a solution ?

      • redskins59rocs .

        Sadly know, I have tried ways to bypass the message with apps that registers your phone as another but had no luck. I will keep looking and if I find anything I will let you know.

        • Vince

          I tried this also and with the apk. For both I was able to install it but both crash on the first loading screen…

  • Bharath Kannan

    is there a DLS today?

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      i was going crazy, nobody informed me. I think they forgot it is Wednesday.

  • hndx

    i’m still waiting for damn bejeweled 3

  • bluemon

    too much…

    • Thomas

      Yep. 3 levels in & you have to pay to play. I already uninstalled it, just wish they would do the $5 for the whole game. I was really looking forward to playing this w/ my daughter as we enjoyed the original version. Major buzz kill :(

      • Joshua Polivka

        you do not have to pay to play dude you can unlock everysingle thing in the game with in game money…I have made it all the way to the wild wild west(the 3rd world) without spending a single dime

      • angermeans

        I was also upset with it and expected the worst (I have it on iOS so it might be different than Android), but I can say that Ive never payed a dime and have almost beaten the game. It is one of the better in app purchase games on the market. You should give it a chance you and your daughter will love it

      • Lightpost

        What? This is not true!!!
        You probably downloaded it from another source (not from Google Play Store/iTunes) and ended up with a hacked version/malware included.
        I’ve been playing this for a month now and not even once I was forced to pay something!

        Maybe you were paid to tell lies about this game… :-/

  • RaptorOO7

    FU, I say FU. I have ZERO interest in buying this game, its full of IAP crap, they delayed it for months so CrApple could have an exclusive so FU.

    • angermeans

      You should get used to iOS exclusives as I would be willing to bet 90% of the apps you use came to iOS first. That trend won’t stop anytime soon and is a silly reason to not enjoy apps

      • Kanaga Deepan N

        Coming to Android second after iOS is one thing… But getting bribe from cr@pple for a delayed launch in Android is too sick imho…

        • angermeans

          So I take it you don’t play most games on XBOX? What about buy any Samsung devices? They both pay large amount of money for exclusives and both have done it to keep it away from competitors and I would say what Samsung has done is far worse then what Apple did. Samsung is paying to keep apps on its platform and is damaging Android in the process. Come on man. Exclusives are something we have to learn to deal with. Everyone needs to understand that you aren’t hurting apple by boycotting apps they may or may not have paid money to keep from coming to Android because if you do all you are hurting is yourself and Android in the process. Get over it

          • Benjamin Mackie

            “So I take it you don’t play most games on XBOX?”
            We arent all peasants

            /pcmasterrace

        • UniBroW

          This is not anything new when it comes to the gaming community, yeah it sucks but oh well. This shits been going on as long as I can remember when it comes to the consoles so to see it happening with Apple vs Android shouldn’t be that shocking. The amount of butt hurt in the reviews on the play store is almost embarrassing.

          • Adam

            Did you have to do anything to enable cloud saves? I have it connected to my g+ account on both my S4 and nexus 7 but no shared saves. Does it need a facebook login?

            And unfortunately any google searches on the matter are 100% concerning the iOS version. damn.

          • UniBroW

            Make sure you select the same profile. I noticed that when I started the game I made the same name (not expecting cloud saves) and when i logged into my google+ it added a “1″ to the name. I selected it and saw the profile from my Note and started off where I had left off the night before on a separate device. Haven’t tried to log back into my Note to see if it worked again but going to double check now that I’ve progressed some

          • Adam

            Worked for me too, thanks for the help! I didn’t even think to look for two different login names (mine were completely identical).

    • Lightpost

      No offense but this is probably the most stupid comment in this thread.
      How can you buy it when it’s free? Also, iwhenever you see an option to buy something, you somehow involuntarily do so? Is it for this reason that you hate this game so much?

      • JoshGroff

        People are angry about the delays more than anything, but don’t they have other games they could play while patiently waiting?

  • Jeremy Wray

    I can’t find it when searching but the link pops it right up. weird

  • Jackson Emch

    In other news, Pokemon Y is still consuming my life.

  • morgan boyle

    Free?!? does that mean loads of in-games purchases???

    • Kane Desousa

      Yes

    • Kristine

      But the whole game can be played without doing any in game purchases. Just use the game money it gives, when needed. But truly you won’t have to use that either.

    • Lightpost

      Yes, but you’ll be glad to know that the game doesn’t force it to you unless you badly need to finish this game in just one sitting because you want to wait for probably another 3 – 5 years for the third title.

  • joejoe5709

    Awwww man… I was going to winterize my sprinklers tonight. Not any more! :-)

    • Steveo

      how do you winterize sprinklers? curious…

      • angermeans

        Im also wondering. My wife and I just built a house and moved in last November. We put in a sprinkling system and yard before summer. I turned off my water, but wondering now if I was supposed to do something else to winterize. Well, Google here I come.

        • krubby

          Actually there is more to do. You need to have the water blown out (or something like that). I have a service come each spring and set me up then come in the fall and winterize. I am in Ohio if it matters… My neighbor does it himself with a shop vac I think but not exactly sure. BUT if you are in any type of cold weather you do need to or else it will freeze and crack.

          • angermeans

            Ahh good to know thanks for sharing. I live in Utah so I should probably do it as well. When I installed my sprinklers I put little filters on the end of each so that once the water pressure is off it will drain off the excess water. Still, I bet some water stays. I’ll have to take a look. Thanks again. I appreciate your comment

          • pezjono

            I live in Phoenix. What is this “freeze” you speak of? :)

      • joejoe5709

        Unless you have a fancy system, you have to blow out all the water so they don’t freeze. I also throw some insulation into the sprinkler valve boxes just in case it gets really really cold.

  • greyhulk

    Yay for freemium crap!

  • Steve

    not compatible wtf ?

    • swankme

      did u find out why???? mine says the same I have an Samsung transform ultra and it says game not compatible with my device I did find another download from popcap and it said not available in the US. let me know if you find out please

  • Abgar Musayelyan

    Ron was playing this like months ago.
    sorry, carried over from the last article.

  • Kristine

    So excited to play on SGN3!!!

    • EvanTheGamer

      SAME HERE! Thanks Popcap!

  • Jason

    Anyone else not really feeling that excited?

    • Peer Linder

      it is not awesome, but still a lot of fun. only less levels

    • Jason

      But, hey!
      Now that it’s not an apple exclusive Ron can finally come to Android!

    • David Henry

      I’m there with you. Also considering not getting it out of spite. I’m mature like that

    • jamdev12

      After pulling that stunt with having a Chinese version of the game for Android when it was available for the iBone at the same time tells me, PopCap and EA can kiss my *blip* @ss!!!

      • angermeans

        iBone? Thats a new one

    • EvanTheGamer

      I am feeling PRETTY damned excited for the release of PvZ2 on Android. Finally!

      It’s ABOUT damn time!

      • hkklife

        Yep, I have to admit it’s pretty awesome. I like the time travel/world spin on it. It’s definitely not as easy as the original was. A shame about the IAPs, of course.

        • JoshGroff

          I’m usually fine with IAPs as long as they aren’t shoved down your throat in order to actually progress through the game.

          • EvanTheGamer

            Nope! According to Popcap themselves, you can play every level, unlock every plant(not the exclusive IAP ones), basically do everything you’re able to do in the game without spending one red cent. It will just obviously take more time to do everything, which is completely fine by me.

      • JoshGroff

        Let’s all just complain about it and not play any games knowing most arrive months/years after their iOS counterparts. The gameplay is what matters, hell I have a queue of probably 20-30 games anyway, delays don’t impact me. What does bother me are IAPs. I want paid quality games. (Like spectral souls, which has been consuming my free time the past week.)

        • Lightpost

          What’s wrong with free quality games like PvZ2?

          An what is it with those Premium Plants (the plants from the first game), other than nostalgia, and optional/unnecessary optional Upgrades that you badly want to have it in this fun sequel?

          • JoshGroff

            I was speaking generally when talking about IAPs. If you want people to pay, remove the freemium model and have a paid version of the game as well as an ad supported or trial version. If they don’t affect game progress, it’s not as bad, and I can tolerate it, but it does get old.

        • EvanTheGamer

          Yeah, agreed with that. Gameplay is what matters and the gameplay in PvZ2 is actually quite fantastic. The game may have taken a few extra months before arriving on Android, but the wait was well worth it.

          I really love the upgraded graphics and the Plant Food that gives the plants super powers(haha). The game is awesome so far!

          And in the case of IAP in PvZ2, it doesn’t affect the overall gameplay experience as you can do everything anyways without needing to spend any extra dough.

    • King Lo

      I installed it on my wife’s phone while she wasn’t looking. She literally squealed when she saw it installed.

    • Kanaga Deepan N

      Ya, Me too Bro…

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    • Will

      Thanks!

      • Bluewall

        My pleasure ;)

  • Peer Linder

    is there really anyone who didn’t download it manually yet?

  • DiegoKokomo

    Not compatible with my GS4 GPE. :(

    • hkklife

      EA is the kind of company that likes iOS devices first and foremost. So if they must support Android, they like bloatware-filled, carrier-branded devices and exclusives. A GPE phone is against everything EA stands for (IAPs, few updates etc), so naturally it’s not on top of their priority list.

      • Vince

        Damn EA… The GS4 GPE is just the same as the classic S4!