Plants VS Zombies 3 is finally available to play on mobile devices! That is if you live in the correct region, of course. Plants VS Zombies 3 is the latest game to come from a franchise that has enthralled millions. This isn't the Garden Warfare series that EA have pushed so heavily either, this is a true Plants VS Zombies experience, and a real return to form.
You can play the game right now, but if you live outside of Ireland, Romania, or the Philippines, you might find it difficult. But hey, that's exactly what this guide is for. We're going to go over everything you need to know to download and play Plants VS Zombies 3 right now, because I know that's what you really want. It's good news for those playing on iOS, but if you're looking to play on Android, you might come away disappointed…
Just read below for everything you need to know, and you'll be playing Plants VS Zombies 3 before the end of the day.
How to download and play on iOS
In order to play Plants VS Zombies 3 on iOS right now, you'll need an account from Ireland, Romania, or the Philippines. If you don't have that, you can either change the region of your App Store account, or you can create a brand new account.
If you're an English language speaker, we recommend going with an Irish account.
First, if you need to create a new Irish account, we have a guide for that. Follow all of the instructions and log in. This is unnecessary if you can change the region of your current App Store account to Ireland.
Once you're logged into an Irish account, you might find it difficult to locate Plants VS Zombies 3 on the App Store by searching. Click this App Store link on your iOS device to be taken directly to the Plants VS Zombies 3 page on the App Store. From here, simply add the game to your account and begin to download.
You should now be able to play Plants VS Zombies 3 on your iOS device. You can even log out of your Irish account now and go back to your usual account, and the game will still be playable - though it may require your other account for updates.
How to download and play on Android
It is possible to play the game on Android too, though if you're outside of the soft-launch regions it isn't easily done.
You can change your account region attached to your Google Play account, but it requires a payment option from that country. That might be awkward. Regardless, you can find Google's official instructions for changing regions here.
It'll be easier for you to make a new, Irish Gmail account, and then using that to log into Google Play. You may also require a VPN of your choosing which is set to Ireland.
Once everything is in place, you can find Plants VS Zombies 3 on the Google Play Store here.
You can download an .apk file for Plants VS Zombies 3 from the internet, but as of my testing, it doesn't work, and might be for an older beta version.
It is by far easiest to get the game working on iOS devices - but if you're desperate to play on Android, it is possible.