Game of the Month, February 2010: Plants vs Zombies

In a month filled with triple-A iPhone titles like Transformers G1: Awakening, Brothers in Arms 2: Global Front, Parachute Ninja, and Artist Colony, two games stood out for us as the best of the best. One has vegetarian zombies, and the other has lots of puns about “ore”.

Plants vs Zombies eeked out a win this month by being the best tower defense variation we’ve played in a long time. You have to plant a garden filled with zombie-destroying flora, including rapid-fire peashooters and cabbage-flinging catapults. The variety of environments, weapons, and zombie attackers make this an extremely fun strategy adventure, and the crisp graphics and animation helped push it over the top.

This is the second time developer PopCap has been awarded our Game of the Month, and like with previous winner Peggle, we think Plants vs Zombies will be an ideal game to play on the big-screen iPad.

Our runner-up this month is a bit of a surprise. While we knew what to expect with Plants vs Zombies, it wasn’t until we started playing Space Miner: Space Ore Bust, with its hilarious dialogue and surprisingly addictive ship customization, that we fell for it. Space Miner is an iPhone-exclusive title that makes great use of the system’s pick-up-and-play accessibility.

Congratulations to our winners this month! Support these awesome iPhone developers by picking up these two games today.