When Plants VS Zombies came out in 2009 I was hooked. It's fun take on the tower defense genre but if I had one gripe it would be the game was pretty easy and as such you could use the same strategy over and over to win. Plants VS Zombies 2 was launched as a free to play game and it was a fun game to start but it didn't quite live up to the original.

Recently it seems like each company is releasing their own digital collectable card game to get a piece of the huge Hearthstone and Magic online money making machine. EA recently dropped Plants VS Zombies Heroes on smartphones and since I enjoy the franchise well enough I decided to download it. If you have spent any time playing Hearthstone or Magic the game feels very familiar. Plants VS Zombies Heroes is a free to play game where you can grind in game currency to open packs or spend real money to open premium packs. Not quite sure what's in a premium pack vs a normal pack you can earn in game but I imagine the cards you open are better. The game also features Zombie and Plant heroes that grant you different abilities that change how you play the game.

In the end Plants VS Zombies Heroes is a fun smartphone game and brings a quirky simplicity to the digital card space but doesn't bring anything new or terribly interesting to the table. If you are looking for a new free app to try, I recommend you check it out but if you are looking for something a bit more deep then you should be playing Hearthstone, Elder Scrolls Online, Faeria or plain ol' Magic.


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