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79 Great Games Like Plants Vs. Zombies

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to Plants Vs. Zombies and have found the following:

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare is a series of third-person shooting games about the battle for supremacy between weaponised plants and attacking zombies. It's good for families because the comedic zombies and funny plant powers keep things away from pure violence.

Unfortunately, Plants Vs. Zombies is not available on Android, Mac or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 04/09/2019

Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-2 (24 online)

Genres: Shooting (Action, Fighting and Strategy)

Accessibility: 28 features

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Pop Cap (@PopCap)

Costs: Purchase cost, In-Game Purchases and In-Game Pass

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Shell Shockers

Release Date: 29/09/2021

Platforms: Android, PC, Web and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Shell Shockers is an online shooting game where you play as an armed egg. It has the usual array of guns but here you aim to crack rather than kill the other players. You play the game in a web browser, it's fast to start and simple to play with a focus...

The Last Friend

Release Date: 30/09/2021, updated in 2022

Platforms: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

The Last Friend is a strategy fighting game where you defend your team of dogs from the waves of baddies and bosses on a mission to save all the doggos. Play is a combination of managing your turret defences and running around beating up the onslaught...

 

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Valorant

Release Date: 02/06/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Valorant is a team-based online shooting game, where two teams of five compete under the role of agents with unique abilities. It's designed to be competitive and requires considerable skill and practice to win matches. Between rounds, players spend...

Bugsnax

Release Date: 12/11/2020, updated in 2022

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Components: Day and Night

Bugsnax is a whimsical adventure where you track, trick, catch and eat anthropomorphic food in all shapes and sizes. But as you do, you literally become what you eat. It's silly puzzling fun from the creators of [link to game/Octodad+Dadliest+Catch...

Call of Duty: Warzone (Series)

Release Date: 10/03/2020, updated in 2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Call of Duty: Warzone is a large online shooting game. It's played with 150 other players with teams in squads of 1 to 4 players. As with other battle royale games, the map on which you play shrinks to great intense finale shot downs. This, combined...

Overwatch

Release Date: 24/05/2016, updated in 2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Overwatch is a shooting game but with the focus on teamwork and skill rather than violence. Along with games like Rocket League it has professional e-sports competitions where players compete for prizes.

Fortnite

Release Date: 25/07/2017, updated in 2018

Platforms: Android, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: Open World

Fortnite (sometimes misspelled Fortnight) rose to popularity via its Battle Royale mode where 100 players fight against each other in online battles to the death. While they play, using shooting, evasion and building skills to survive, a storm is...

BedWars (Roblox)

Release Date: 19/01/2017, updated in 2023

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: Open World

Bed Wars is a game played on Minecraft (since 2017) or Roblox servers (since 2021). It's a team game where you start on an island and must protect your bed and build bridges to attack other teams' beds. The trick is the ecosystem of items and crafting...

Splatoon 3 (Series)

Release Date: 21/07/2017, updated in 2022

Platforms: Switch and Wii U

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Splatoon on the Wii U, Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3 on the Switch are games where you shoot ink rather than bullets in this deeply skilled combat game. As well as taking out opponents, teams work together to cover the arena with their colour of ink. This...

The Last Of Us

Release Date: 14/06/2013

Platforms: PS3 and PS4

Skill Rating: 16+ year-olds

Components: Weather

You play a father, Joel, whose daughter was killed during the early stages of a deadly fungal outbreak. It’s now 20 years later, and he has clearly suffered from the loss. When Joel is given charge of a girl, Ellie, about the same age his daughter...

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Release Date: 13/11/2020

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a shooting game. It's a direct sequel to the original Call of Duty: Black Ops. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will have a Campaign, Multiplayer, Zombies, and integration into Call of Duty: Warzone. It's a game that...

Enlisted

Release Date: 10/11/2020, updated in 2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Components: Open World

Enlisted is an online shooting game set in historically accurate World War II battle. You play a squad of soldiers and can switch between them as you take on other players doing the same in large online battles. It's unusual not only for its historical...

PowerWash Simulator

Release Date: 19/05/2021, updated in 2023

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

PowerWash Simulator is a puzzle game where you clean different objects and locations using a pressure washer. It's designed to be soothing with sounds of high-pressure water and satisfyingly clean results as you blast away every speck of dirt and grime.

Escape from Tarkov

Release Date: 27/07/2017

Platforms: PC

Components: Day and Night and Open World

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Garden Story

Release Date: 11/08/2021

Platforms: Mac, PC, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: Open World

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Squad

Release Date: 14/12/2015, updated in 2020

Platforms: PC

Components: Open World

Squad is an online-only shooting game where you fight in a team of 50 players against an opposing team. It is unusual because of a deep emphasis on teamwork, co-ordination and strategy, as well as being as realistic to real modern day warfare as...

Mutazione

Release Date: 23/09/2019

Platforms: Mac, PS4 and iOS

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: Day and Night

In Mutazione you play as a 15-year-old girl visiting her grandfather on a faraway island inhabited by friendly but mutated villagers. By finding seeds, tending to gardens and talking to people, you uncover a tightly knit web of characters with...

BattleBit Remastered

Release Date: 20/02/2022

Platforms: PC

Components: Day and Night and Open World

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Batman: Arkham Knight

Release Date: 23/06/2015

Platforms: PS4, PS5 and Xbox One

Components: Open World

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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Seige (Series)

Release Date: 01/12/2015

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

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Bad Business (Roblox)

Release Date: 29/05/2019

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Xbox One and iOS

Components: 3D First-Person

Bad Business on Roblox, is a first-person shooting game. It's similar to Call of Duty and Battlefield with shooting, running and sniping with different weapons.

Otterman Empire

Release Date: 02/07/2020

Platforms: PC, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

The Otterman Empire is a fun shooting game where you battle anthropomorphic characters in Splatoon-like arena encounters.

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Release Date: 15/10/2019

Platforms: Android and iOS

Components: 3D First-Person

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare (Series)

Release Date: 25/10/2019, updated in 2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person and Open World

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Screencheat

Release Date: 23/01/2016

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

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Platforms: Switch

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Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

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Release Date: 01/09/1981, updated in 2019

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Rawmen

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Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

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Research and Destroy

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Nerf Legends

Release Date: 19/10/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

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Release Date: 13/12/2022

Platforms: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

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Release Date: 24/01/2020

Platforms: Apple TV and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: Open World

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Days Gone

Release Date: 26/04/2019, updated in 2021

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Components: Day and Night, Open World and Weather

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Release Date: 11/12/2009, updated in 2021

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Amazon Fire, Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PSP, Web, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iOS and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

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Platforms: PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

Hell Let Loose is a tactical shooting game set during the battles of the Western and Eastern Fronts of World War 2. It focuses on the structure of warfare with large numbers of troops through chain of command communication. You must work with other...

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Platforms: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

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The Cycle: Frontier

Release Date: 08/06/2022

Platforms: PC

Components: Open World and Weather

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Yardlings (Sokpop)

Release Date: 04/05/2020

Platforms: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Yardlings is a strategy fighting game where you are a team of vegetables. Your task is to dominate the play area with your troops. It's a cartoony, vegetable twist on classic real-time strategy games like Command and Conquer or Halo Wars.

Zero Hour

Release Date: 17/08/2020

Platforms: PC

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Release Date: 01/01/1996, updated in 2022

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Air Twister

Release Date: 24/06/2022

Platforms: Apple TV, Mac and iOS

Air Twister is a shooting game that focuses on aiming and dodging, like the classic Space Harrier game. As you race through a series of exotic locales you chain together multiple targets to score more points. This, and the strategies you need to defeat...

Anger Foot

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

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Lairchitect (Sokpop)

Release Date: 27/06/2020

Platforms: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

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Onirism

Release Date: 26/04/2019, updated in 2022

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

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Skies of Chaos

Release Date: 28/10/2022

Platforms: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

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Acron: Attack of the Squirrels!

Release Date: 29/08/2019

Platforms: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

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Dead Containment

Release Date: 01/11/2021

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Dead Containment is a shooting game where you only control the aiming. It's inspired by on-rails shooting games found in 90's arcades, played with light guns. You use your weapons to fend off the undead as they race towards you in city locations.

Calorie Defenders

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

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Kingdom Rush

Release Date: 06/01/2014, updated in 2023

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

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Magic Twins

Release Date: 18/03/2021

Platforms: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl (Series)

Release Date: 31/12/2023

Platforms: PC and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

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7 Easier Skill Rating than Plants Vs. Zombies

If you like the sound of Plants Vs. Zombies but find it too complex or challenging, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with a lower Skill Rating.
 

1 Board Game Alternative to Plants Vs. Zombies

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16 Video Games Like Plants Vs. Zombies Based on Genre

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7 Video Games With More Documented Accessibility Features than Plants Vs. Zombies

If you like the sound of Plants Vs. Zombies but it doesn’t offer the accessibility you require, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with more Accessibility Features. You can view a full breakdown in our Plants Vs. Zombies Accessibility Report.
 

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