12 Games Like Plants vs Zombies

Games Like Plants vs Zombies Our collection of games like Plants vs Zombies offers other unique tower defence games for various platforms.

Plants vs Zombies (or PvZ) is recognised for its casual gameplay and light-hearted humour which it pairs with tower defence strategy. In PvZ players are challenged to defend their home against the approaching zombie horde across horizontal lanes using their available plant breeds. These plants each have their own unique properties as do the invading zombies to create strategic depth as you match your plants to counter particular zombie threats and conquer the various themed mini-games.

The success of the Plants vs Zombies formula has seen multiple tower defence games released which have introduced new plants, enemies and levels to the experience while also experimenting with PvZ branded games in other genres.

The games like Plants vs Zombies on this page offer a selection of other unique strategic tower defence games and includes a mixture of free, browser, iOS, Android and PC titles. Fans of a casual gaming experience will feel at home with this collection of titles that are easy to get into and don’t require a large time investment to enjoy and complete.

Orcs Must Die! 2

Orcs Must Die! 2 is a trap based shooter where you’ll fend of wave after wave of orcs using various upgradeable traps and weapons. Unlike the original game the emphasis this time around is on the co-operative campaign which expands on the experience by allowing you to share it with a friend for the first time. Set just a few days after the events of the original Orcs Must Die! title players will now also have the opportunity to take control of the Sorceress who stands alongside the War Mag...[Read Review]

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Tiny Defense 2

Bringing you back to the battlefield against the evil machines Tiny Defense 2 takes the original basic adventure and transforms it into an impressive robot filled strategy game through additional mechanics and general game polish. Available to purchase on iOS devices Tiny Defense 2 is a must grab for fans of the Plants vs Zombies gameplay style with it’s similar core principles. For those unfamiliar with the formula (or the original Tiny Defense) you’ll be summoning your army of Minirobots...[Read Review]

9.5 User Avg (7 votes)

Tiny Defense

Tiny Defense is available for the iOS platform and combines tower defence strategy with a 2D playing field with an experience similar to the critically acclaimed Plants vs Zombies franchise. Tiny Defense is a port of the PC title with the same gameplay known as Mini Robot Wars. Set in the once peaceful and beautiful Green Planet where a race of mechanical life forms known as the Minirobots call home Tiny Defense takes players on a journey of planet defence and rescue missions after one day the p...[Read Review]

9.2 User Avg (14 votes)

Garden Rescue

Moving the tower defence game genre into the garden patches Garden Rescue is a multi platform title. As the name suggests Garden Rescue has you defending your very own backyard garden from a range of pests that want to eat your precious strawberry patch. Standing in the way of these beetles, ants and other forms of pests are your array of other plants that bring their own powerful attacks and utility to the garden paths. With a range of plants at your disposal its time to defend your garden from...[Read Review]

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Cards and Castles

Cards and Castles links together the trading card game genre with tactical strategy to create a free to play title that has strategy challenge hiding in every match. Grab your digital cards, build a deck and place them carefully on the grid based map as you challenge other armies with your own selected faction. Set within a fantasy landscape Cards and Castles has a cartoon theme to its art style which while simple ensures players can easily recognise different cards and the broader situation for...[Read Review]

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Winged Sakura: Mindy’s Arc

Winged Sakura: Mindy’s Arc combines defensive strategy gameplay with anime inspired graphics and story to deliver a story based strategic adventure where you’ll be constantly challenged to battle monsters in a strange dimension. With a number of small RPG mechanics layered on top you’ll also have room to customise your particular strengths as you face the increasingly fast and challenging game levels. Set in its own special dimension the game explores the story of Mindy Akumori...[Read Review]

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The Creeps!

The Creeps! follows a classic tower defence style but brings its own unique charm to gameplay on both iOS and Android devices. For those seeking a tower defence challenge with charm and dozens of game levels The Creeps! lets players summon an array of towers as you battle all sorts of fantasy monsters. Note that while The Creeps! is free to download accessing all game levels will require in app purchases. Tower defence games are perfect for mobile devices and are regularly featured in the top se...[Read Review]

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Lumberwhack: Defend the Wild

Lumberwhack: Defend the Wild is a tower defence lane based strategic title offering for mobile devices that has you controlling the creatures of the jungle as they fend off all sorts of lumberjacks that seek to carve up your habitat for profit. Available for both iOS and Android devices the gameplay of Lumberwhack is optimise for the mobile environment which means simple core mechanics while retaining enough depth to give you a sense of progression across game levels. Playing as Koko Kornelius p...[Read Review]

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Farm For Your Life

Farm For Your Life is an interesting indie experience that combines zombies, farming, tower defence and even running your own restaurant into a single game experience. All of these gameplay elements are wrapped together into a cute graphical package and an affordable price that encourages gamers of all backgrounds to step into the colourful world. Set in a game world where a heavy storm has struck your quiet town and in turn unleashed the living dead it’s up to you the player and the few survivo...[Read Review]

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Ninjatown is one of the few tower defence games available on the Nintendo DS and was released in late 2008 and intended for a younger demographic. Despite the small competition in the market Ninjatown offers a refined although somewhat generic tower defence experience with a unique presentation that make it viable for both young and old seeking some casual strategy based gameplay on their DS device or wanting a multiplayer variant of the genre. Set in the once peaceful town of Ninjatown which is...[Read Review]

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Garden Defense

Garden Defense is a casual tower game that takes place in the garden of a suburban house in Lindencroft that utilises familiar mechanics in a garden setting. In order to survive and conquer all of the levels that the game has to offer you will have to place a variety of plants to fight off the evil invading bugs of similar variety. The game is a step up to offer a gameplay experience on the casual end of the gaming spectrum without a significant level of difficult present but still enough strate...[Read Review]

7.2 User Avg (13 votes)

PixelJunk Monsters

Originally for Windows, Mac and PlayStation 3 PixelJunk Monsters offers tower defence mechanics while putting players closer to the ground with their own character to control throughout the strategy gameplay. With the success of this unique take combined with the challenge on offer the game was later released on other platforms under the PixelJunk Monsters: Deluxe name which bundled an expansion pack (Encore) with the base game. At the core of your experience you’ll find the gameplay in Pi...[Read Review]

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