'Plants vs. Zombies 2' Nears 25 Million Downloads, PopCap Teases 'Crop Circle' Video

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    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.

    Plants vs. Zombies 2 is a universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]



    Article Link: 'Plants vs. Zombies 2' Nears 25 Million Downloads, PopCap Teases 'Crop Circle' Video
     
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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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    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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    People are still complaining about IAP? Did you even play through the game?
     
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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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    Not surprising, considering it's free.
     
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    Alien zombies, obviously.

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    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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    seamer

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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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    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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    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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    EZ to complete without IAP. People whining about IAP for PvZ 2 obviously haven't even played the game.
     
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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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    Crop Circle teaser?!

    The new IAP: Aliens vs Zombies vs Plants vs Ninjas

    Did I forget something? Pirates?
     
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    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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    With a little bit of knowledge it is not difficult to obtain a looooot of the in game currencies all without jailbreaking :D

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

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    It's not PopCap anymore, it's EA!:(
     
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    That's a really good numbers.
     
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    Kissaragi

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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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    it totally deserved this success, really great game. would love to see plants vs zombies 3:D.
     
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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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    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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    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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    so..u used jb to get inapp hack?
     
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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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    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 ..

    Are there ?? Free ?? Please name a few because I would like to play them .. (no sarcasm)
     
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    I hear mars is nice this time of year, have a good trip.
     

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