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Old Aug 30, 2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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'Plants vs. Zombies 2' Nears 25 Million Downloads, PopCap Teases 'Crop Circle' Video




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.

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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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Old Aug 30, 2013, 07:04 PM   #2
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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.
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Old Aug 30, 2013, 07:22 PM   #3
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I'm proud to say I played through the game without BUYING a single iAP. Doesn't mean I didn't USE iAPs. *hehehehehe*
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Old Aug 30, 2013, 07:37 PM   #4
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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.
People are still complaining about IAP? Did you even play through the game?
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Old Aug 30, 2013, 07:58 PM   #5
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I haven't used IAP either, the keys you get in some levels do the unlocking for me. You only need 4-6 of them too.
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Old Aug 30, 2013, 08:20 PM   #6
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Not surprising, considering it's free.
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Old Aug 30, 2013, 08:38 PM   #7
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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.
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Old Aug 30, 2013, 08:43 PM   #8
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The little missions are fun, and sometimes frustratingly hard unless you spend the game currency. Which I try to avoid.

But at least the initial price is 'free'. I hate buying an app to find out there's IAP available for 'bonus' features as well.
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Old Aug 30, 2013, 09:01 PM   #9
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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.
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.
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Old Aug 30, 2013, 09:14 PM   #10
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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
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Old Aug 30, 2013, 10:06 PM   #11
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EZ to complete without IAP. People whining about IAP for PvZ 2 obviously haven't even played the game.
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Old Aug 30, 2013, 10:55 PM   #12
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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.
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Old Aug 30, 2013, 11:03 PM   #13
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Crop Circle teaser?!

The new IAP: Aliens vs Zombies vs Plants vs Ninjas

Did I forget something? Pirates?
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Old Aug 31, 2013, 01:54 AM   #14
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Crop Circle teaser?!

The new IAP: Aliens vs Zombies vs Plants vs Ninjas

Did I forget something? Pirates?
Nah there are already pirates.

But that could mean that it's

Aliens vs Zombies vs Plants vs Ninjas vs Mummies vs Cowboys vs Pirates.
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Old Aug 31, 2013, 02:38 AM   #15
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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.
With a little bit of knowledge it is not difficult to obtain a looooot of the in game currencies all without jailbreaking

So instead of getting a bigger upfront payment from me they now basically receive nothing.

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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.
It's not PopCap anymore, it's EA!
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That's a really good numbers.
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Old Aug 31, 2013, 08:44 AM   #17
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Its a great sequel. You don't have to spend a penny on IAP if you don't want to.
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Old Aug 31, 2013, 10:01 AM   #18
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it totally deserved this success, really great game. would love to see plants vs zombies 3.
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Old Aug 31, 2013, 10:03 AM   #19
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Yet to even try it. The freemium model is something I really do not want to support.
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Old Aug 31, 2013, 10:29 AM   #20
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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.
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Old Aug 31, 2013, 10:48 AM   #21
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i played a few hours last night had a ton of fun kept me occupied while i was shopping with my gf. who cares about in-app-purchases really u don't need them to have fun,plus it's free lol.
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Old Aug 31, 2013, 10:57 AM   #22
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I'm proud to say I played through the game without BUYING a single iAP. Doesn't mean I didn't USE iAPs. *hehehehehe*
so..u used jb to get inapp hack?
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Old Aug 31, 2013, 11:19 AM   #23
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25 million downloads? for that game? there are literally tonnes of games better than that. i seriously dont wanna live on this planet anymore...
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Old Aug 31, 2013, 12:00 PM   #24
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This is the best game on iPhone and is completely free .. Yes, some things are locked but none of them are mandatory to progress or to complete the game .. I have finished the first two worlds and got all of the stars without paying a single cent ..

Also, I feel that Popcap is way too generous with the amount of coins that are given in the game .. For example, I have over 100k in-game coins at the moment because I have never used the "gesture powers" which feel like cheating in my opinion ..

So, I don't actually understand why people complain about this F2P model .. I just hope that they 'll continue in the same way and not demand from us to pay real money to unlock new worlds in the future ..

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25 million downloads? for that game? there are literally tonnes of games better than that. i seriously dont wanna live on this planet anymore…
Are there ?? Free ?? Please name a few because I would like to play them .. (no sarcasm)
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25 million downloads? for that game? there are literally tonnes of games better than that. i seriously dont wanna live on this planet anymore...
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