For the Chinese version, see Modern Day (Chinese version). For the identical first area of the game, see Player's House (PvZ2).

Modern Day is the 11th world in Plants vs. Zombies 2. Part 1 was released on January 7th, 2016 for some users and finally released on January 12th, 2016. Part 2 was fully released on February 16, 2016. Part 3 was released on February 6, 2017.

It is set in the present, more precisely a few moments before Crazy Dave eats his taco (and further begin his time travel journey), and features Dr. Zomboss trying to negate and alter history. The lawn is the same as the Player's House and the music is a combination of themes from the first game with instruments from every world.

This world is a mash-up of every time period encountered before, the main environment modifier, portals, reflect that. Portals summon special zombies from any time period to the lawn. The tiles where portals appear and the zombies summoned are scripted and never change. The gimmicks from some other worlds are also present, elevating the challenge to the point of being the second world with a five Jalapeno difficulty rating.

Since the player can encounter zombies from every previous world in this world, it can be a good option to complete multiple tasks at the same time from Travel Log that involves killing certain zombies.

Audio

Sound Description
Intro
Choose your Seeds
First wave
Middle wave A
Middle wave B start
Middle wave B
Last flag start
Last flag
Ultimate Battle
Demonstration Mini-game
Winning
Reward
Losing

Game description

The end is the beginning! Return to moments before you left in a contemporary contest stocked with zombies of every egregious era!

Order of events

After obtaining a World Key from Ancient Egypt - Day 6, the player gains access to Modern Day. On Day 1, Dr. Zomboss declares the beginning of his Project Paradox. The player also encounters portals that spawns zombies from other eras depending on the portal itself.

On Day 15, the player obtains a taco that was later revealed to be a trap made by Dr. Zomboss. After defeating waves of Gargantuars from previous eras on Day 16, the player obtains a Modern Day Piñata.

On Day 32, Dr. Zomboss informs the player that their attempt to re-eat a taco has shattered time and it is up to him to fix it, which Crazy Dave responds by saying that he is too taco-addled to care. On Day 33, Dr. Zomboss stated that he is not lying and re-eating a taco is impossible. On Day 34, Dr. Zomboss says that if Crazy Dave will not listen to reason, they will all be destroyed. After defeating Dr. Zomboss, he says that Crazy Dave must let go of his dream of re-eating a taco and presents to him the Taco with a Waffle in it. Crazy Dave is shocked and says that this is the best day of his or anyone else's life. Penny responds by saying that maybe they have misjudged Dr. Zomboss this whole time, but then, Dr. Zomboss states that perhaps they may have not misjudged him and he may not be planning anything else for the future. He then flees.

On Day 35, Crazy Dave says that the Taco with a Waffle in it was delicious, but he smells more zombies coming. Penny says that the zombies still want brains. She further says that they would see stronger versions of zombies.

On Day 44, Dr. Zomboss appears and asks Crazy Dave about his taco, which actually contained a secret ingredient, guessing that he will surely appreciate the zombies. After they have defeated the Zombot Tomorrow-tron, Crazy Dave and Penny ensure that they have a high chance of survival, as of powered-up plants, while Dr. Zomboss says that looks like it is required to have more upgraded zombies.

Levels

Difficulty

Being considered by some the last world, Modern Day pits the player against nearly every zombie in the game, even if they did not encounter all of them. As a result, hence its five Jalapeno difficulty, Modern Day is an extremely hard world. It contains twenty somewhat hard-hard days, 2, 4, 5, 6, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 28, 35, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43,eight very hard days, 7, 10, 21, 26, 29, 36, 38, 44 and three extremely hard days, 9, 12, and 30. It also contains three variable levels, 32, 33, and 34. It's a little harder than the previous world, Big Wave Beach, and it’s much harder than its previously previous world, Jurassic Marsh.

Main levels

Day Plants Zombies Portals Flags Reward Notes
1 Player's choice Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png PortalAE.png:
Ra Zombie2.png Tomb Raiser Zombie2.png Pharaoh Zombie2.png
PortalPS.png:
Seagull Zombie2.png Barrel Roller Zombie2.png Imp Pirate Zombie2.png Pirate Captain Zombie2.png Zombie Parrot2.png
PortalFF.png:
Shield Zombie2.png Robo-Cone Zombie2.png Mecha-Football Zombie2.png
Two Moonflower2.png
2 Player's choice with Moonflower2.png Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Camel Zombies2.png Mummy Zombie2.png Explorer Zombie2.png Mummified Gargantuar2.png Imp Mummy2.png PortalBWB.png:
Surfer Zombie2.png Octo Zombie2.png
Two Money bag
3 Snapdragon2.png Lightning Reed2.png Endurian2.png Intensive Carrot2.png Shrinking Violet2.png Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Pianist Zombie2.png Gargantuar Prime2.png Bug Bot Imp2.png Troglobite2.png Yeti Imp2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png N/A Two Money bag Special Delivery
4 Player's choice Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Gargantuar2.png Imp2.png Bug Bot Imp2.png Imp Monk Zombie2.png Imp Dragon Zombie2.png Imp Mermaid Zombie2.png Yeti Imp2.png Lost City Imp Zombie2.png Glitter Zombie2.png Impunk2.png Jurassic Imp2.png N/A Three Nightshade2.png
5 Player's choice with Nightshade2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Pharaoh Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Lost City Imp Zombie2.png Porter Gargantuar2.png Breakdancer Zombie2.png Jurassic Imp2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png N/A Two Money bag
6 Player's choice Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Wizard Zombie2.png Imp Porter2.png Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png PortalDA.png:
Jester Zombie2.png
Two Modern Day Piñata Gold Tiles present
Objective: Produce at least 4000 sun
7 Player's choice Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Imp Mermaid Zombie2.png Octo Zombie2.png Deep Sea Gargantuar2.png Impunk2.png Breakdancer Zombie2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png PortalDA.png:
Jester Zombie2.png
Four Modern Day Piñata
8 Peashooter2.pngRepeater2.pngThreepeater2.png or
Peashooter2.pngFire Peashooter2.png
Wall-nut2.pngTall-nut2.png
or
Wall-nut2.pngEndurian2.png
Cabbage-pult2.pngPepper-pult2.png
or
Cabbage-pult2.pngMelon-pult2.pngWinter Melon2.png
Snapdragon2.pngCold Snapdragon2.png
Lightning Reed2.pngLaser Bean2.png
Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png N/A 100 matches Money bag Beghouled
9 Moonflower2.png Nightshade2.png Grave Buster2.png Thyme Warp2.png Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Ra Zombie2.png Explorer Zombie2.png Tomb Raiser Zombie2.png Punk Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png PortalFC.png:
Hunter Zombie2.png Weasel Hoarder2.png Ice Weasel2.png
Three Money bag Tombstones present
Locked and Loaded
10 Player's choice Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Jetpack Zombie2.png Shield Zombie2.png Robo-Cone Zombie2.png Disco-tron 30002.png Disco Jetpack Zombie2.png Mecha-Football Zombie2.png Bug Bot Imp2.png Gargantuar Prime2.png Yeti Imp2.png Hunter Zombie2.png Dodo Rider Zombie2.png Troglobite2.png Weasel Hoarder2.png Ice Weasel2.png Sloth Gargantuar2.png Jurassic Imp2.png Jurassic Gargantuar2.png PortalFF.png:
Shield Zombie2.png Robo-Cone Zombie2.png

Mecha-Football Zombie2.png
PortalJM.png:
Jurassic Imp2.png Jurassic Bully2.png

Three Shadow-shroom2.png Power Tiles present
11 Player's choice with Shadow-shroom2.png Garlic2.png Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Prospector Zombie2.png Pianist Zombie2.png Mecha-Football Zombie2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png N/A Two Money bag
12 Player's choice Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Chicken Wrangler Zombie2.png Zombie Chicken2.png Imp Dragon Zombie2.png Dark Ages Gargantuar2.png Imp Monk Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png N/A Two Modern Day Piñata Dinosaurs:
Raptor2.png Stegosaurus2.png T. Rex2.png
Objective:
Don't lose more than 10 plants
13 Peashooter2.pngRepeater2.pngThreepeater2.png or
Peashooter2.pngFire Peashooter2.pngPrimal Peashooter2.png
Wall-nut2.pngTall-nut2.png
or
Wall-nut2.pngEndurian2.png
Cabbage-pult2.pngPepper-pult2.png
or
Cabbage-pult2.pngMelon-pult2.pngWinter Melon2.png
Lightning Reed2.pngLaser Bean2.pngElectric Blueberry2.png
Puff-shroom2.pngFume-shroom2.png
Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png N/A 150 matches Money bag Beghouled
14 Garlic2.png Shrinking Violet2.png Moonflower2.png Nightshade2.png Shadow-shroom2.png Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Gargantuar2.png Imp2.png Robo-Cone Zombie2.png Disco-tron 30002.png Disco Jetpack Zombie2.png Relic Hunter Zombie2.png Jurassic Imp2.png N/A Two Modern Day Piñata Locked and Loaded
15 Player's choice Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Gargantuar2.png Imp2.png Swashbuckler Zombie2.png Imp Pirate Zombie2.png Imp Cannon2.png Prospector Zombie2.png Relic Hunter Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png N/A Two A "taco" Save Our Seeds
16 Peashooter2.png Iceberg Lettuce2.png Repeater2.png Coconut Cannon2.png Threepeater2.png Spikerock2.png Cherry Bomb2.png Winter Melon2.png Citron2.png A.K.E.E.2.png Phat Beet2.png Intensive Carrot2.png Primal Wall-nut2.png Primal Potato Mine2.png Grapeshot2.png Cold Snapdragon2.png Flag Zombie2.png Gargantuar2.png Mummified Gargantuar2.png Gargantuar Pirate2.png Wild West Gargantuar2.png Gargantuar Prime2.png Deep Sea Gargantuar2.png Sloth Gargantuar2.png Porter Gargantuar2.png Hair Metal Gargantuar2.png Jurassic Gargantuar2.png Imp2.png Imp Mummy2.png Imp Pirate Zombie2.png Zombie Bull Rider2.png Bug Bot Imp2.png Imp Mermaid Zombie2.png Yeti Imp2.png Lost City Imp Zombie2.png Impunk2.png Jurassic Imp2.png N/A Three Modern Day Piñata Objective:
Survive a massive attack in Modern Day
Survive without any lawnmowers
17 Player's choice with Dusk Lobber2.png Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Turquoise Skull Zombie2.png Arcade Zombie2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png PortalAE.png:
Ra Zombie2.png Tomb Raiser Zombie2.png Pharaoh Zombie2.png
Two Dusk Lobber2.png
18 Player's choice Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Zombie Bull2.png Zombie Bull Rider2.png Surfer Zombie2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png N/A Two Money bag
19 Coconut Cannon2.png Laser Bean2.png Primal Peashooter2.png Escape Root2.png Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Gargantuar Prime2.png Bug Bot Imp2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png PortalBWB.png:
Surfer Zombie2.png Octo Zombie2.png
Two Money bag Special Delivery
20 Player's choice Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Prospector Zombie2.png Punk Zombie2.png Jurassic Gargantuar2.png Jurassic Imp2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png N/A Two Highway to the Danger Room Gold Tiles present
21 Player's choice Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png All-Star Zombie2.png PortalAE.png:
Ra Zombie2.png Tomb Raiser Zombie2.png Pharaoh Zombie2.png
PortalBWB.png:
Surfer Zombie2.png Octo Zombie2.png
PortalNMT.png:
MC Zom-B2.png Breakdancer Zombie2.png
Three Money bag
22 Peashooter2.pngRepeater2.pngThreepeater2.pngor

Peashooter2.pngFire Peashooter2.png

Lightning Reed2.pngLaser Bean2.png

Cabbage-pult2.pngMelon-pult2.pngWinter Melon2.png

Puff-shroom2.pngFume-shroom2.png

Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png N/A 75 matches Money bag Beghouled
23 Player's choice with Grimrose2.png Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Snorkel Zombie2.png Surfer Zombie2.png Octo Zombie2.png Deep Sea Gargantuar2.png Imp Mermaid Zombie2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png N/A Two Grimrose2.png
24 Player's choice Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Poncho Zombie2.png Pianist Zombie2.png Jurassic Fossilhead2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png All-Star Zombie2.png Super-Fan Imp2.png N/A Two Money bag Power Tiles present
25 Intensive Carrot2.png Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Swashbuckler Zombie2.png Dodo Rider Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Punk Zombie2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png All-Star Zombie2.png Super-Fan Imp2.png N/A Two Money bag Special Delivery
Slider tiles present
26 Player's choice Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Pianist Zombie2.png Disco-tron 30002.png Disco Jetpack Zombie2.png Hair Metal Gargantuar2.png Impunk2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png All-Star Zombie2.png Super-Fan Imp2.png N/A Three Money bag Dinosaur:
Raptor2.png
27 Peashooter2.pngRepeater2.pngThreepeater2.pngor

Peashooter2.pngFire Peashooter2.png

Lightning Reed2.pngLaser Bean2.pngElectric Blueberry2.png

Snapdragon2.pngCold Snapdragon2.png

Wall-nut2.pngTall-nut2.png

or

Wall-nut2.pngEndurian2.png

Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png N/A 100 matches Money bag Beghouled
28 Player's choice Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Pirate Captain Zombie2.png Zombie Parrot2.png Wizard Zombie2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png All-Star Zombie2.png Super-Fan Imp2.png N/A Two Money bag Gold Tiles present
Objective:
Produce at least 3000 sun
29 Player's choice Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Tomb Raiser Zombie2.png Mummified Gargantuar2.png Imp Mummy2.png Imp Dragon Zombie2.png MC Zom-B2.png Breakdancer Zombie2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png All-Star Zombie2.png Super-Fan Imp2.png N/A Three Modern Day Piñata Dinosaur:
Raptor2.png
30 Player's choice Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Gargantuar Pirate2.png Imp Pirate Zombie2.png Prospector Zombie2.png Wild West Gargantuar2.png Zombie Bull Rider2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png All-Star Zombie2.png Super-Fan Imp2.png N/A Three Money bag Minecart and rails present
Objective:
Don't let the zombies trample the flowers
31 Player's choice with Escape Root2.png Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png Explorer Zombie2.png Imp Cannon2.png Imp Pirate Zombie2.png Jester Zombie2.png Troglobite2.png Yeti Imp2.png Porter Gargantuar2.png Lost City Imp Zombie2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png All-Star Zombie2.png Super-Fan Imp2.png N/A Two Money bag Slider tiles present
32 Kernel-pult2.png Snapdragon2.png Spikeweed2.png Spring Bean2.png Coconut Cannon2.png Threepeater2.png Cherry Bomb2.png Conehead Mummy2.png Buckethead Mummy2.png Explorer Zombie2.png Tomb Raiser Zombie2.png Pharaoh Zombie2.png Imp Mummy2.png Mummified Gargantuar2.png Zombot Sphinx-inator2.png N/A The specific Zombot's health Modern Day Piñata Boss battle
Split Pea2.png Chili Bean2.png Pea Pod2.png Lightning Reed2.png Melon-pult2.png Tall-nut2.png Winter Melon2.png Conehead Pirate2.png Buckethead Pirate2.png Barrel Roller Zombie2.png Imp Pirate Zombie2.png Pirate Captain Zombie2.png Zombie Parrot2.png Gargantuar Pirate2.png Zombot Plank Walker2.png
Laser Bean2.png Citron2.png Infi-nut2.png Conehead Cowboy2.png Buckethead Cowboy2.png Carthead Zombie2.png Prospector Zombie2.png Pianist Zombie2.png Poncho Zombie2.png Chicken Wrangler Zombie2.png Zombie Chicken2.png Rodeo Legend Zombie2.png Zombie Bull Rider2.png Wild West Gargantuar2.png Zombot War Wagon2.png
33 Puff-shroom2.png Fume-shroom2.png Magnet-shroom2.png Future Zombie2.png Future Conehead Zombie2.png Future Buckethead Zombie2.png Jetpack Zombie2.png Shield Zombie2.png Bug Bot Imp2.png Mecha-Football Zombie2.png Gargantuar Prime2.png Zombot Tomorrow-tron2.png N/A The specific Zombot's health Modern Day Piñata Boss battle
Bowling Bulb2.png Guacodile2.png Banana Launcher2.png Peasant Zombie2.png Conehead Peasant2.png Buckethead Peasant2.png Knight Zombie2.png Jester Zombie2.png Imp Monk Zombie2.png Dark Ages Gargantuar2.png Wizard Zombie2.png Imp Dragon Zombie2.png Zombot Dark Dragon2.png
Lily Pad2.png Pepper-pult2.png Chard Guard2.png Stunion2.png Rotobaga2.png Shrinking Violet2.png Pompadour Zombie2.png Pompadour Conehead2.png Pompadour Buckethead2.png Bikini Zombie2.png Bikini Conehead2.png Bikini Buckethead2.png Snorkel Zombie2.png Imp Mermaid Zombie2.png Surfer Zombie2.png Deep Sea Gargantuar2.png Octo Zombie2.png Zombot Sharktronic Sub2.png
34 Fire Peashooter2.png Hot Potato2.png Red Stinger2.png A.K.E.E.2.png Endurian2.png Stallia2.png Cave Zombie2.png Cave Conehead Zombie2.png Cave Buckethead Zombie2.png Dodo Rider Zombie2.png Hunter Zombie2.png Blockhead Zombie2.png Yeti Imp2.png Ice Weasel2.png Zombot Tuskmaster 10,000 BC2.png N/A The specific Zombot's health Taco with a waffle in it Boss battle
Phat Beet2.png Celery Stalker2.png Garlic2.png Spore-shroom2.png Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Imp Porter2.png Turquoise Skull Zombie2.png Zombot Aerostatic Gondola2.png
Cactus2.png Primal Peashooter2.png Primal Wall-nut2.png Primal Potato Mine2.png Neon Zombie2.png Neon Conehead2.png Neon Buckethead2.png Punk Zombie2.png Glitter Zombie2.png MC Zom-B2.png Breakdancer Zombie2.png Arcade Zombie2.png 8-Bit Zombie2.png Hair Metal Gargantuar2.png Impunk2.png Zombot Multi-stage Masher2.png
Moonflower2.png Nightshade2.png Shadow-shroom2.png Dusk Lobber2.png Grimrose2.png Jurassic Zombie2.png Jurassic Conehead2.png Jurassic Buckethead2.png Jurassic Imp2.png Jurassic Fossilhead2.pngJurassic Bully2.png Jurassic Gargantuar2.png Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur2.png

Dinosaurs:
Raptor2.png Stegosaurus2.png Pterodactyl2.png T. Rex2.png Ankylosaurus2.png

Epic Quest: Modern Day Dustup!

Play extra hard Modern Day levels 35-44 to win a pleasing set of gems!

Since the 7.4.1 update, this limited-time Epic Quest of 10 steps was added. It uses Modern Day days 35 to 44 as equivalent of its 10 steps. A money bag is awarded after completing each step, and completing all 10 levels will give the player 100 gems.

Step Plants Zombies Portals Flags Notes
1 Player's choice Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Flag Zombie2.png

Rally Zombie2.png Gargantuar2.png Imp2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png All-Star Zombie2.png Super-Fan Imp2.png

PortalPS.png:
Seagull Zombie2.png Barrel Roller Zombie2.png Imp Pirate Zombie2.png Pirate Captain Zombie2.png Zombie Parrot2.png
PortalFF.png:
Future Conehead Zombie2.png Jetpack Zombie2.png Robo-Cone Zombie2.png
Three
2 Player's choice Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Rally Zombie2.png Imp Pirate Zombie2.png Imp Cannon2.png Wizard Zombie2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png N/A Three Objective:

Survive without planting on Dave's mold colonies

3 Choice without sun-producing plants and free plants Brickhead Zombie2.png Rally Zombie2.png N/A Five Last Stand
4 Player's choice Brickhead Zombie2.png Rally Zombie2.png Prospector Zombie2.png Jurassic Zombie2.png Jurassic Conehead2.png Jurassic Buckethead2.png Jurassic Fossilhead2.png Balloon Zombie2.png All-Star Zombie2.png Super-Fan Imp2.png N/A Four Dinosaur:
Pterodactyl2.png
Objective:

Don't let the zombies trample the flowers

5 Player's choice Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Brickhead Zombie2.png Rally Zombie2.png Gargantuar2.png Imp2.png Imp Monk Zombie2.png Dark Ages Gargantuar2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Sunday Edition Zombie2.png N/A Four Save Our Seeds
6* Player's choice Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Rally Zombie2.png Explorer Zombie2.png Torchlight Zombie2.png Mummified Gargantuar2.png Imp Mummy2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Sunday Edition Zombie2.png PortalAE.png:
Explorer Zombie2.png Ra Zombie2.png Tomb Raiser Zombie2.png Pharaoh Zombie2.png
Three
7* Player's choice Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Brickhead Zombie2.png Rally Zombie2.png Bug Bot Imp2.png Gargantuar Prime2.png Jester Zombie2.png Boombox Zombie2.png PortalDA.png:
Jester Zombie2.png
Two Objective: Don't lose more than 5 plants
8* Twin Sunflower2.png Snapdragon2.png Chili Bean2.png Winter Melon2.png Chard Guard2.png Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Brickhead Zombie2.png Rally Zombie2.png Imp Pirate Zombie2.png Gargantuar Pirate2.png Imp Dragon Zombie2.png Yeti Imp2.png Sloth Gargantuar2.png Parasol Zombie2.png N/A Two Locked and Loaded
9* Player's choice without sun-producing plants Basic Zombie2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Brickhead Zombie2.png Rally Zombie2.png Punk Zombie2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Sunday Edition Zombie2.png All-Star Zombie2.png N/A Three Objective: Produce at least 3500 sun
10* Spikeweed2.png Fume-shroom2.png Chomper2.png Stallia2.png Moonflower2.png Nightshade2.png Shadow-shroom2.png Dusk Lobber2.png Conehead Zombie2.png Buckethead Zombie2.png Brickhead Zombie2.png Gargantuar2.png Imp2.png Pirate Captain Zombie2.png Zombie Parrot2.png Imp Pirate Zombie2.png Gargantuar Pirate2.png Zombie Bull Rider2.png Wild West Gargantuar2.png Shield Zombie2.png Zombot Tomorrow-tron2.png Jester Zombie2.png Wizard Zombie2.png Surfer Zombie2.png Blockhead Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Turquoise Skull Zombie2.png Glitter Zombie2.png Jurassic Bully2.png Newspaper Zombie2.png Sunday Edition Zombie2.png Balloon Zombie2.png All-Star Zombie2.png Super-Fan Imp2.png N/A None, replaced with Zombot Tomorrow-tron2.png 's health bar Boss battle

*No lawn mowers present.

Brain Busters

Special Delivery

Main article: Special Delivery

Special Delivery is a Brain Buster that is a conveyor-belt level with the plants given via said conveyor-belt. Being a conveyor-belt level, no sun and sun-producing plants will be given. Starting from Big Wave Beach, most of its levels are featuring new plants.

It is playable on Days 3, 19 and 25.

Save Our Seeds

Main article: Save Our Seeds

In the Save Our Seeds levels, the player has to protect the endangered plants marked by a striped tile and his or her house too. If the player lets one of them be eaten by the zombies or disappear in some way, he or she will lose. Otherwise, it is a regular level, which the player can choose the plants to protect the endangered ones.

It is playable on Days 15, with two endangered Primal Wall-nuts. and 39, with three endangered Moonflowers.

Locked and Loaded

Main article: Locked and Loaded

Locked and Loaded is a regular Brain Buster with the plants chosen, and the player has to use them to defeat the zombies. Starting from Dark Ages, its levels will always feature a premium plant.

It is playable on Days 9, 14 and 42.

Last Stand

Main article: Last Stand

Last Stand is a Brain Buster that gives the player a huge a amount of sun and some Plant Food before starting the level. However, the player cannot choose plants that do not cost sun (except Hot Potato and Stallia), sun-producing plants and some other certain plants (However, this rarely happens). After choosing, the player will be able to plant plants with instant recharge to set up his or her defense before starting the battle.

It is playable on Day 37.

Beghouled

Main article: Beghouled (PvZ2)

Similar to the first game, the player has to make matches of three or more of the same plant so more can appear. Each match gives one sun plus another one for each chain reaction caused. The sun is used to upgrade the plants on the board. If the player manages to make a match of more than four plants, the Plant Food effect of the plant moved is activated. When a set number of matches is reached, the player wins the level.

It is playable on Days 8, 13, 22 and 27.

Related achievements

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Time Traveler
Complete a level where each of your plants comes from a different world
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You're an All-Star?
Complete a level where All-Star Zombies are unable to tackle even a single plant

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Walkthrough

See Modern Day/Walkthrough.

Trivia

  • World-exclusive plants such as Thyme Warp, Gold Leaf, and Perfume-shroom still cannot be used despite the fact that Modern Day uses aspects from different worlds.
    • However in Day 9, the player is issued Thyme Warp, but this is the only level in Modern Day it can be used in.
  • The music themes in this worlds are remixes of Plants vs. Zombies themes:
    • The Choose Your Seeds theme is a remix of the first game's main theme, using instruments from Ancient Egypt, Pirate Seas and Far Future.
    • The first wave music in this world is a remix of the Player's House theme (Grasswalk), using instruments from Ancient Egypt, Pirate Seas, Wild West, Far Future, Dark Ages, Big Wave Beach, Frostbite Caves and Lost City.
    • The second wave music is also a remix of the Player's House theme (Grasswalk Horde), using instruments from Ancient Egypt, Pirate Seas, Wild West, Dark Ages, Big Wave Beach, Frostbite Caves, Lost City and Neon Mixtape Tour.
    • The third wave music is a remix of Graze the Roof, using instruments from Wild West, Big Wave Beach, Frostbite Caves, Lost City and Neon Mixtape Tour.
      • It mostly uses instruments from Big Wave Beach and Frostbite Caves (and fairly a few from Lost City).
    • The final wave music is an instrumental remix of Zombies on Your Lawn, using instruments from Ancient Egypt, Wild West, Far Future, Big Wave Beach, Frostbite Caves, Neon Mixtape Tour and Jurassic Marsh.
    • The Ultimate Battle theme uses Ancient Egypt, Pirate Seas, Big Wave Beach and Jurassic Marsh instruments.
    • The Demonstration Mini-game theme uses Ancient Egypt, Big Wave Beach, Frostbite Caves, Lost City and Jurassic Marsh's instruments.
      • The Demonstration Mini-game (Brainiac Maniac) in Modern Day has an “ong-ong” sound, which comes from an instrument that is used in Ancient Egypt’s and Far Future’s Demonstration Mini-game, playing the same sound.
  • Like Jurassic Marsh, the intro has a very close resemblance to the main menu theme of the first game.
  • This is the first and only world that does not contain levels with only one flag.
  • This world has the most levels with the world's exclusive Brain Buster, as four levels are used for Beghouled.
  • Before its expansion, Modern Day was the second world to not feature any Last Stand levels. Lost City is currently the only world not to feature Last Stand levels.
  • So far, this is the largest world in Plants vs. Zombies 2, having 34 levels.
  • This is the only world that has four boss fights.
    • It is also the only world with more than two boss fights.
    • It is also the only world which does not have its own time-based Zombot, not counting Player's House.
  • This is the third world in Plants vs. Zombies 2 that has more than one Imp variant (Imp and Super-Fan Imp). The others are Dark Ages and Lost City.
  • All conveyor-belt levels in this world (excluding Day 19 and boss fights) contain Intensive Carrot.
  • It is the first world since Dark Ages not to have a world-exclusive plant.
  • Wild West and Lost City are the only worlds that do not have respective portals appearing during normal levels. They only appear in Highway to the Danger Room.
  • In the preview picture for Modern Day since the 4.5.1 update, a Relic Hunter Zombie is shown coming out of the portal despite that in the game, they only appear swinging in.
  • Almost every zombie from the other worlds appear. Zombies such as Flag Zombie variants, Vase Gargantuar, Fisherman Zombie, and Zombie King do not appear.
    • Furthermore, if the player defeats any of the Zombots in Modern Day before fighting them in their original worlds, they will not be seen in the Almanac.
    • If the player defeats any of the Zombots in Modern Day before fighting them in their original worlds, the trophy will still appear.
    • Aside from boss fights, Blockhead Zombie, and Bug Zombie also do not appear in any of the normal levels, but can be spawned from portals in Highway to the Danger Room.
  • Ancient Egypt, Pirate Seas, Wild West, and Modern Day are the only worlds that did not have their positions change on the world map after 5.3.1 update.
  • Modern Day, Jurassic Marsh, Lost City, and Frostbite Caves are the only worlds not to introduce plants from the first Plants vs. Zombies game.
  • Modern Day and Ancient Egypt are the first worlds to have new levels added to it after the 5.3.1 update.
  • Zombot Tomorrow-tron can be fought twice in this world, in Day 33 (if the player is lucky enough to confront it) and Day 44.
  • Modern Day is one of two worlds to not show a Zombie, or an interpretation of a Zombie, on its world map icon, instead of showing the Player’s House with a spiral concrete ramp under it. The other is Lost City, which has a temple with an engraving of a plant head.
  • This is the only world in the game that does not give a golden statue for passing all levels.



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