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Better Off Dead is an achievement for PC, iOS, and Android versions of Plants vs. Zombies. To unlock this achievement, the player must reach a streak of 10 in I, Zombie Endless.


Its name is a reference to the movie Better Off Dead.


See I, Zombie Endless for more strategies.

When attempting to earn this achievement, make sure to take out the Umbrella Leaves and Magnet-shrooms as many zombies rely on metal objects. In rows without Kernel-pults or Fume-shroomsLadder Zombies are suggested, as their ladder shield effectively protects them from the chilling effect from Snow Peas. Removing Snow Peas should be your next priority after the Umbrella Leaves and Magnet-shrooms. If you would like to use Digger Zombies, make sure all the Split Peas and Starfruits are eliminated, especially to protect your Imps. Torchwoods and Threepeaters should also be wiped out as soon as possible. Spikeweed is a lesser threat, but treat it with caution when using Imps, as they will only survive one more hit after crossing a Spikeweed. Use Dancing Zombies against rows with forward fire, as the Backup Dancers will be the ones killed. Do not use Dancing Zombies in lanes with Spikeweeds or Imps in lanes with two or more Spikeweeds. Note that your total amount of sun will be carried on to the next level, thus save up as much sun as possible. On certain versions, you can perform a glitch where placing several Bungee Zombies rapidly on one Sunflower will grant you a large amount of sun. However, this can be hard, but you can easily perform it by clicking the Bungee, quickly pausing, moving your mouse to a Sunflower, unpausing and clicking, quickly pausing again, moving your cursor to the Bungee packet, then repeating the process.


Video walkthrough


  • The picture for the PC version looks like a close up of a zombie's eye with the number ten in the middle, followed by an exclamation point.
  • In the iOS and Android versions of Plants vs. Zombies, the icon looks like the I, Win icon but with the number 10 instead of a 9. It is also golden instead of white.
  • This is the least earned achievement in the Steam version, with less than 7% of players having it.

See also

V · T · E Achievements in Plants vs. Zombies
20 Below Zero** · Ask Me About Mustache Mode* · Book Learner** · Chill Out** · Close Shave · Crash of the Titan · Defcorn 5 · Disco is Undead · Down the Hole!** *** · Explodonator · Flower Power** · Home Lawn Security · Last Mown Standing** · Lawn Mower Man · Melon-y Lane · Monster Mash · Morticulturalist · Nobel Peas Prize · Nom Nom Nom · Peking Express · Penny Pincher · Popcorn Party · Pyromaniac · Second Life · Shopaholic · Shopping Spree · Soil Your Plants · SPUDOW! · Street Team · Sunny Days · The Complete Zombie · Thrilling the Zombies*** · Undead Space · Versus vs Versus
Area Specific
Day Good Morning
Night No Fungus Among Us · Photosensitive
Pool Don't Drink the Water** · Don't Pea in the Pool · Pool's Closed
Fog Blind Faith · Cryptozombologist · Nebulaphile · Zombologist
Roof Grounded · Unsiege Mentality**
Mode Specific
Mini-games Attention Deficit** · Beyond the Grave · Chilli Free** · Diamond Beghouler · Lucky Spin · No-Cob-No-Explode*** · Roll Some Heads · Shooting Star · Sproing! Sproing! · Sultan of Spin*** · Wall-Not Attack · ZFF's 4 Evr
Puzzle Mode Better Off Dead · China Shop · Gotcha!** · Hammer Time!** · I, Win** · Smashing! · Still Standing · The Stuff of Legends · Think Hard · Where the Sun Don't Shine · Sol Invictus**
Survival Mode Alive and Planting · Immortal* · Tough Beans
Zen Garden Enlightened** · Greenfingers** · Greenhouser** · Towering Wisdom
  • * means the achievement is PC-exclusive.
  • ** means the achievement is handheld-exclusive.
  • *** means the achievement no longer exists.