Plants vs. Zombies™

0.71
Neutral
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 1 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 6 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

2.62

1 votes
Advertisements -
1 / 0 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

1 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 1 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

1 votes
Daily Rewards -
0 / 1 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

1 votes
Grinding -
0 / 1 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

1 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
0 / 1 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

1 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 1 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

1 votes
Wait To Play -
0 / 1 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 2 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 9 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

1.97

1 votes
Premium Currency -
1 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

1 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
1 / 0 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

1 votes
Pay to Win -
0 / 1 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

1 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
0 / 1 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

1 votes
Pay to Skip -
0 / 1 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

1 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 1 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

1 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 1 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

1 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 1 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

1 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 1 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

1 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 1 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

1 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
0 / 1 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 7 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

5

1 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 1 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

1 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 1 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

1 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 1 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

1 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 1 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

1 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 1 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

1 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 1 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

1 votes
Competition -
0 / 1 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 3 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 4 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.92

1 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
1 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

1 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
1 / 0 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

1 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
1 / 0 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

1 votes
Complete the Collection -
0 / 1 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

1 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 1 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

1 votes
Variable Rewards -
0 / 1 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

1 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
0 / 1 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (5.00) with 191,390 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Advertisements reported on Mar 25, 2021
Full-Screen ads pop up, but these can be removed.
Premium Currency reported on Mar 25, 2021
Coins.
Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on Mar 25, 2021
Sprouts, which give you a random plant for your zen garden.
Badges / Endowed Progress reported on Mar 25, 2021
Achievements are given for things such as completing a set of levels, or completing a level without suing a certain plant.
Optimism and Frequency Biases reported on Mar 25, 2021
There is a screen if you lose a level.


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Get ready to soil your plants as a mob of fun-loving zombies is about to invade your home. Use your arsenal of 49 zombie-zapping plants — Peashooters, Wall-nuts, Cherry bombs and more — to mulchify 26 types of zombies before they break down your door.

This app offers in-app purchases. You may disable in-app purchasing using your device settings

WINNER OF OVER 30 GAME OF THE YEAR AWARDS*

50 FUN-DEAD LEVELS
Conquer all 50 levels of Adventure mode — through day, night, fog, in a swimming pool, on the rooftop and more. Plus fend off a continual wave of zombies as long as you can with Survival mode!

NOT GARDEN-VARIETY GHOULS
Battle zombie pole-vaulters, snorkelers, bucketheads and 26 more fun-dead zombies. Each has its own special skills, so you'll need to think fast and plant faster to combat them all.

SMARTER THAN YOUR AVERAGE ZOMBIE
Be careful how you use your limited supply of greens and seeds. Zombies love brains so much they'll jump, run, dance, swim and even eat plants to get into your house. Open the Almanac to learn more about all the zombies and plants to help plan your strategy.

FIGHT LONGER, GET STRONGER
Earn 49 powerful perennials as you progress and collect coins to buy a pet snail, power-ups and more.

GROW WITH YOUR GAME
Show off your zombie-zapping prowess by earning 46 awesome achievements.

COIN PACKS
Need coins for great new stuff? Buy up to 600,000 coins right from the Main Menu.

*Original Mac downloadable game.

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