Collectible card game
| 4.3/5 |
18 October 2016
Plants vs. Zombies
| Single-player, multiplayer|
PopCap games, Tower defense games, Other games
Plants vs. Zombies Heroes is a collectible card game in the Plants vs. Zombies series, developed by PopCap Games and published by Electronic Arts. On March 10, 2016, it underwent a soft launch in some countries on iOS, before being internationally released on October 18, 2016. This is the first mobile release in the Plants vs Zombies series in which players can play as either a Plant or a Zombie.
In Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, each player begins with a deck of 40 cards which they have selected beforehand, using cards from their collection. The playing area has five lanes, some of which may be elevated or filled with liquid. A card can be placed in any empty lane (unless the card has the ability "Team Up", in which case 1 "Team Up" card can be played in the same lane as a regular card with the maximum being 2 cards per lane). Only "Amphibious" cards can be placed in liquid-filled lanes. Each card has a different cost to play and as in the previous games in the series, the Plant player uses a currency of suns and the Zombies use brains. Each player and card has a certain amount of health, and will be defeated if they lose their health. Each round consists of four phases: Zombies Play, Plants Play, Zombie Tricks and Fight. When one of the players' life reaches 0, then the opposing player wins. Both the plants and the zombies have 10 playable heroes, each of which have their own unique characteristics, some of them were originally seen in Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2, Plants Vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time or Plants vs. Zombies Adventures. Various quests, rewards and challenges are available which allow the player to earn in-game currency that enables obtaining more cards for their collection. In-app purchases are available as well.
While the game may appear similar to Hearthstone, it has features that make it distinct. The first of these is the comic book style art design which along with a the soundtrack game creates a very different atmosphere than the one found in Hearthstone. In addition, the in-game currencies can be earned a more easily and faster than in Hearthstone. By watching adverts or completing quests, users can unlock packs at a higher rate than they would have been able to in Hearthstone.
Plants vs. Zombies Heroes was released to positive reviews from critics, garnering a rating of "generally favorable" on the review aggregator website Metacritic.
Plants vs. Zombies Heroes Wikipedia