14 Games Like Plants vs Zombies

Games Like Plants vs Zombies Our collection of games like Plants vs Zombies offers great tower defence games for various platforms that are perfect for the casual gamer.

Plants vs Zombies (PvZ) was published by PopCap and quickly became a very popular tower defence title with its casual gameplay and light-hearted humour.

In the game players place a variety of plants in their garden to stop the approaching zombie horde across horizontal lanes. These plants have their own unique properties as do the invading zombies to create some strategic depth as you match your plants to counter particular zombie threats.

Plants vs Zombies also incorporates a number of mini games to break up the tower defence gameplay. There are also many other game modes available to players outside the core mode which means there is great variety to enjoy. This formula was repeated again in the highly popular Plants vs Zombies 2 which built on the original with new plants, enemies and level designs.

The games like Plants vs Zombies on this page offer a selection of games that mix tower defence and strategy. 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 beat). These options below include a mixture of free, browser, iOS, Android and PC titles.

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]

8.6 User Avg (9 votes)

Cards and Castles

Cards and Castles links together the trading card game genre with tactical strategy to create a title that has strategy hiding in every corner. Grab your digital cards, build a deck and place them carefully on the grid based map as you challenge other players armies with your own. Set within a fantasy landscape Cards and Castles has a cartoon theme to its art style. Each match pits you against your enemy on a grid landscape which features your castle and two guard towers which once captured can ...[Read Review]

8.5 User Avg (14 votes)

Winged Sakura: Mindy’s Arc

Winged Sakura: Mindy’s Arc combines defensive strategy gameplay with great anime inspired graphics and a number of RPG features to offer a potent mix of strategy that is fun, fast and deeply satisfying. Set in its own dimension the game explores the story of Mindy Akumori a weak girl inflicted with amnesia. Trapped within a building filled with Sakura Platforms that allow teleportation within the dimension this adventure explores the journey of Mindy as she struggles to regain her memories...[Read Review]

8.2 User Avg (10 votes)

The Creeps!

The Creeps! follows a classic tower defence style but has a very unique charm to its gameplay that has propelled it to one of the most popular in the genre on iOS devices. Tower defence games are perfect for iOS devices and are still one of the biggest genres in the app store. With popularity comes good and bad games though and thankfully The Creeps! leans towards the good side. Fans of the genre will quickly jump into an old rhythm and newcomers won’t have any trouble grasping the game mechanic...[Read Review]

8.1 User Avg (11 votes)

Lumberwhack: Defend the Wild

Lumberwhack: Defend the Wild is a tower defence 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. Playing as Koko Kornelius players will move their character across the top of the treeline, firing coconuts on the advancing lumberjacks below. In addition Koko can call upon more than 10 animal friends to help on the ground floor with the likes of other apes, lions, tigers, snakes...[Read Review]

7.8 User Avg (8 votes)

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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7.6 User Avg (22 votes)

Toys vs Nightmares

Toys vs Nightmares draws heavy inspiration from the Plants vs Zombies franchise and provides a fun similar game experience that will please fans of this strategy tower defence focused sub genre. Toys vs Nightmares can be played in your browser for free and was developed by Xplored in 2011 releasing the game across the major web Flash game websites. With the retirement of Flash in browsers players looking play Toys vs Nightmares will need to rely on additional browser plugins to reactivate Flash ...[Read Review]

7.5 User Avg (17 votes)


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]

7.5 User Avg (12 votes)

Garden Defense

Garden Defense is a casual tower game that takes place in the garden of a suburban house in Lindencroft. In order to survive you will have to plant a variety of plants to fight off the evil invading bugs. The game is a step up from your normal casual experience so it creates a great balance for players who don’t want a casual game but don’t want something that is extremely taxing in terms of gameplay either. Garden Defense is set in the suburb of Lindencroft which has recently come under attack ...[Read Review]

7.2 User Avg (13 votes)

Fish vs Pirates

Fish vs Pirates has you helping the fish fight back against the pirates in this very Plants vs Zombies inspired game. The game started on Android devices as a free to play experience but eventually made its way to the iOS app store as a paid product with additional levels and content. If you’ve played other Plants vs Zombies clones then the game formula used in Fish vs Pirates will be very similar. In order to protect yourself from the seemingly endless waves of pirate fish players will need to ...[Read Review]

7.2 User Avg (14 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]

6.5 User Avg (17 votes)

Shannon Tweed’s Attack of the Groupies

In Shannon Tweed’s Attack of the Groupies players will be fighting off all the groupies that want their own shot at stardom. It is available on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. The game uses a side scrolling tower defence style of gameplay that was originally made popular by Plants vs Zombies. This means that fans of the game will slip right into the gameplay mechanics of Shannon Tweed’s Attack of the Groupies without much trouble. You’ll encounter a number of enemies from cougars, beauty queens a...[Read Review]

5.3 User Avg (9 votes)