So you’ve booted up Plants vs. Zombies 2 for the first time and all of a sudden zombies are shambling across your lawn! And now some crazy guy who’s ironically named Crazy Dave is going on about his taco and how he wants to eat it again (?!?) and before you know it, he’s whisking you back in time to fight zombie mummies, pirates, cowboys, and a whole slew of other undead monstrosities! Worry not brave zombie-slayer, whether you’re a Plants vs. Zombies newbie or a seasoned garden warfare expert, these new Plants vs Zombies 2 tips and tricks will see you to victory in PopCap’s zany over the top zombie-slaying sequel. Click here to check out our first set of tips.

1. Conserve plant food until you really need it

When you get access to the limited-use plant food that allows you to activate a specific plant’s super attack, you’ll no doubt be tempted to rain down plant-fueled destruction on any zombies that you see. Learning to resist that temptation is a good habit to cultivate as a few well-timed uses of plant food can mean the difference between victory and defeat.

One especially clever application of plant food is waiting until there’s a glowing green zombie (which awards a use of plant food upon being defeated) in the middle of a pack of other zombies. Using plant food to take out that group will not only wipe them out, it will also act as basically a “freebie” use since you’ll immediately get that plant food back for killing the glowing green zombie!

2. Don’t be afraid to dig up plants

If you get into a tight spot, don’t be afraid to dig up plants in order to give yourself some breathing room. Digging up plants can have several benefits; clearing a useless plant from a space early instead of waiting for a zombie to munch through it can give you time to replace it with a more useful plant and eliminate the zombie before it gets closer.

Digging up plants also refunds a partial amount of their sun cost (even more so if you get certain account bonuses) which, again, can bump your total sun amount up high enough to put down a key plant that saves you from a dire situation. This tactic is especially useful if there’s one particular lane of the field that’s getting hammered by zombies but other lanes are completely open.

3. Prepare in advance for different ranges of combat

Variety is the spice of life and that holds especially true in Plants vs. Zombies 2. Even if there’s a specific range (long or close) or roster of plants you prefer, preparing for all combat ranges is never a bad tactic. Supplementing long-range plants like Peashooters and Cabbage-pults with close-range plants like Bonk Choys and Snapdragons ensures you’ll be able to eliminate pesky zombies at any range.

Plants that slow down approaching zombies, such as Iceberg Lettuce, Walnuts, and Kernel-pults, are especially useful as they can help your long-range plants soften tougher zombies up for your close-range plants to deliver the coup de grace.

4. Take the time to revisit cleared worlds

Once a particular world is cleared, all of that world’s levels can be replayed to earn stars and world keys which in turn help unlock new worlds and new areas in each world. Instead of trying to blaze through the main story path as quickly as possible, be sure to take the time to revisit previously cleared worlds every now and then.

Not only will you build up your collection of stars and world keys, you’ll also unlock new plants and account bonuses and you could even encounter the rare Treasure Yeti which drops a treasure case when defeated which can contain its own world keys and other treasures!

Plants vs. Zombies 2 has taken everything that was great about the first game and made them even better while also tossing in a whole helping of new features and plants. Utilizing the above tips will help you establish a strong base of strategy against the encroaching zombie hordes but there’s also plenty of room to come up with your own creative strategies. Keep on playing and keep on planting and you’ll be a Plants vs. Zombies expert in no time!

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