Plants vs. Zombies sees the player planting an armada of sentient plants firing a variety of weapons to halt waves of zombies from storming the player's yard.
When the game was originally released, the Dancing Zombie and Backup Dancer Zombie resembled Michael Jackson and a backup singer from the Thriller music video. In an eery coincidence, Jackson would die a month later. About a year afterwards, Michael Jackson's estate objected to its inclusion. PopCap subsequently changed the designs of the Dancing Zombie and Backup Dancer Zombie out of respect to Jackson, with replacements being a stereotypical disco dancer and more casual dancer wearing pink shirts with a mustache respectively. The textures for the original designs still remain in the data unused.