Plants vs. Zombies

Plants vs. Zombies Achievements

Alive and Planting

Survive 40 waves of pure zombie ferocity  

This will take the most time to complete. You will first need to unlock Survival Endless which is done by doing all the other survival challenges first. Once you do this you will need to last till wave 40.
The video below shows someone getting to flag 76+ Just watch it carefully and follow the same principles and it hopefully should take too long to complete.

YouTube - Plants vs Zombies Survival Endless Flag 76 and Beyond

Just to note you need to die once you have 40+ flags for the achievement to unlock.
Also If you dont want to use cob cannons, for whatever reason, you can try this setup. Just remember to use Spikerock for all the zombonis. Thanks to Brambledamble for this setup.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by HolaPicco
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 07:31:36 PM

I think you have to beat the survival challenges to open the endless mode in order to get this achievement

Comment #2 by ZBaconator
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 07:33:21 PM

How many flags do you have to complete in order to get the achievement? I've gotten 42 so far, how many total?

Comment #3 by Daraku
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 03:26:13 PM

I did 43 Flags and got it after the Zombies ate my brain xD

Comment #4 by Bl4ckSh33p
Sunday, October 10, 2010 @ 03:40:46 AM

Did anyone get it in normal mode (40 in all games?) or does it only work if you survive the 40 waves in a single game?

Comment #5 by FEELtheRUCKUS
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 12:13:36 PM

so all i have to do is get all the trophies in survival mode to get the achivement?

Comment #6 by Craphex
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 06:46:48 AM

OK, you have to go into the survival mode mini games, complete each one, the's not that many waves/flags to do in each one.
Each survival mini game you pass, you unlock the next one. Once all are done, the endless survival mini game appears at the bottom of that list.
Keep playing this until it says at the bottom at least 40 flags are completed.
Let the zombies eat your brains so the game ends then the achievement will pop up.
Just to clear up any confusion :D
I found that this site below gives the best setup to use, I chose Build B, got to 43 flags then let myself die as it would have continued forever :P
Thanks to FallEnd for creating this guide! :D

Comment #7 by DougTheJoker
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 11:57:41 PM

is the pool the only endless round????

Comment #8 by Rick Neto21
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 07:11:07 AM

Yes Doug, the Pool is the only available in endless round.

Comment #9 by HenryBauer
Sunday, January 23, 2011 @ 05:43:45 PM

Thx body!! after 40 flags you have to let the zombies at your brains!!! then done!!

Comment #10 by stanos
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 09:48:24 PM

TNX for the Help XD

Comment #11 by DougTheJoker
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 03:42:51 PM

This achievement Urks me lol

Comment #12 by Lemonlimes249
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 01:47:10 PM

could some one give me an achievement difficulty for this game over all?

Comment #13 by B00YAKA 6l9
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 10:55:48 AM

I survived 40 Waves in co-op survival but i didn't receive the achievement.

Comment #14 by oOBOYCIEOo
Sunday, March 13, 2011 @ 10:38:18 PM

I think its very hard!!!

Comment #15 by Jeff Jitsu
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 07:36:47 PM

This game is soooo addicting.... Trying this achievement now.. Thanks for the help...

Comment #16 by Claytonr88
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 @ 02:44:05 PM

I'm having a lot of trouble with this achievement...

Comment #17 by KryptosFang
Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 09:58:09 PM

@ 6, that is not true. If the 360 version is ANYTHING like the version for the computer, just beat survivals until you unlock Survival: Roof (Hard) and beat another one. Endless should then unlock.

Comment #18 by OP3
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 07:32:42 AM

Working this one now...tedious.

Comment #19 by Eyecon
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 04:06:00 AM

OK! I got a treat for those of you who are wondering how the hell am i going to get this
achievement. F.Y.I. this video is for the PC but it worked for me, barely got me to 40 actually, lol..
So please dont say stupid things like.. But this is PC will it work for xbox 360..
Just do it and try.. it works, i lived to tell the story..

Go get your achievements guys! The stress is over..If you liked and/or it worked for you please if you get time, send me a msg on xbox saying thanks :-)

Comment #20 by Trombonafide
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 @ 03:38:12 AM

I always run out of sun around flag 30 and fight an uphill battle until my eventual demise. My record is 36.

Comment #21 by Kilobos
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 11:30:32 PM

This one is a pain...will need to work on making this one happen

Comment #22 by SunburnedRelic3
Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 09:02:03 AM

havent managed to unlock this achievement yet ----- any pointers on how to survive 40 waves quickly and easily? :)

Comment #23 by themishkin
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 05:21:19 PM

Anyone know if you can do this achievement in co-op?

Comment #24 by Halfdead Disciples
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 @ 06:34:00 PM

Can someone help me out with this achievement?
Send a message to HALFDEAD HITMAN on XBOX 360

Comment #25 by Velpro Shoes
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 04:15:19 PM

I enjoyed the game for about a week (which is a good time for me, because i play the **** out of a new game i get.

I just dont have the patience for this achievement.

Comment #26 by ImaDeathclaw
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 @ 07:46:23 PM

Wow that sounds very hard but i love the game so its no problem :3

Comment #27 by Lety McMew87
Friday, July 01, 2011 @ 02:01:48 AM

I've got only to 32 flags, this achievement it's so annoying T_T

Comment #28 by T Shadow 010
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 05:04:52 AM

just put 4 cob cannons on the water followd by 2 tal nuts and then 6 gloom shrooms
then put a row with fum shroom on the 4t lane from right. followed by wintermelon

if you still need help add me to xbox then i will help you out.
gt = T Shadow 010

Comment #29 by Xboxchris360
Thursday, July 07, 2011 @ 09:37:07 AM

Just got this one I thought I might carry on from 40 flags and I ended up dying just after flag 41 so I was fairly lucky the giga gargantua's and the catapult zombie is what you want to watch out for they kept on destroying my winter melons at the back so make sure you buy lots more of them and when the bungee zombies come make sure to use a cob cannon on the target just before they come down because the umbrella leafs waste precious garden space :)

Comment #30 by matvoyzey
Friday, July 08, 2011 @ 02:18:20 PM

at #6 thanks for heads up on the guide. Very usefull, made it look easy thanks again.

Comment #31 by amistoned
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 09:16:02 PM

just got it, finally...

Comment #32 by E vee dub
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 04:03:10 AM

FLAGS COMPLETED 65, on my 1st attempt.

I followed the video on youtube, as found on the link provided below:!

Set up your yard as shown, and use your cob cannons on a regular basis.
Replace your weak pumpkins and upgraded spikes regularly.
You DON'T need the money magnet, because you move your cursor around so much, you'll pick up the money anyway.

Good luck!

Comment #33 by Risq Taker
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 05:31:17 PM

47 flags and i just gave up too much hard work keeping on top of it all...

Comment #34 by HaloKitty1993
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 06:15:05 AM

I've completely 7/10 Survival challenges and I just can't do it! It's so annoying how I only have one achievement left and I'm struggling with it lol...

Comment #35 by Kaos lethal
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 10:30:56 AM

you have to get 40 flags in total
and you have to die once you get more or 40 flags

Comment #36 by RichChickNic
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 03:26:12 AM

Awesome! Thanks for the explanation Craphex!

Comment #37 by pandapandallama
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 01:48:19 AM

HAd the hardest time with this one. Tried to get it so many times and failed but I'm glad I got it. Also thanks for clearing up that you had to die my heart sank when I thought I didnt get it.

Comment #38 by Hydralisk 74
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 10:50:15 PM

Can this be done is Co-Op?

Comment #39 by benjyboy89
Monday, January 02, 2012 @ 02:54:30 PM

just go on you tube there is a good guide and you could go on for ever

Comment #40 by iFR3SH69
Friday, January 27, 2012 @ 09:41:54 PM

Guess ill be at this one for a while, still have the fog lvl (hard) to finish, might try the youtube thing though

Comment #41 by TheJosh5789
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 01:21:05 PM

Its easyer then it sounds

Comment #42 by ACESFULL88
Monday, February 13, 2012 @ 06:53:39 AM

Overall, this game enraged me :/

Comment #43 by xmr blitzballx
Saturday, February 25, 2012 @ 06:05:02 AM

@42 I agree. But still fun.

Comment #44 by deathgodvk
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 @ 11:58:55 PM

why is it the gloomy shrooms awake in the day. when I tried it they are asleep and even the ice

Comment #45 by T1NPP4
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 09:44:30 AM

@ #44 You have to give coffee bean to awake it. shrooms sleep at days

Comment #46 by r1chb
Sunday, July 15, 2012 @ 10:25:17 AM

Couldn't have done it without Brambledamble's guide in the roadmap.
The best solution for me was to have the imitator set on a second Ice-shroom, and to leave it a few seconds to use them with the coffee-beans (always set in pumpkins) to catch a few more upcoming zombies with them...

Comment #47 by ByronicMan2
Monday, July 16, 2012 @ 06:03:16 PM

This is annoying... I tried following guides online and made it to 36, but everything worked together to destroy me. I think I'm going to have to give this game a rest for a while, because it's too frustrating.

Comment #48 by SweetnSaxyBoy
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 @ 08:34:46 AM

I think the real key is to build up your funds early, here is what my lawn looked like mid way though the first 2 waves. 1 or 2 cattails is more than enough to handle the first waves

from there I was able to get to 9990 sun after a few waves and have all my essential plants down.

around 14-16 waves in

from wave 20 on out my set up looked like this with the occasional subing in and out of umbrella plants with sunflowers and melons

this set

Comment #49 by SweetnSaxyBoy
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 @ 10:29:57 AM

this set up got me to wave 51 before I got tired and gave in. (remember you have to let them into the house after at least the 40th wave to get the achievement)

Good luck!! let me know if you have any questions

Comment #50 by MrKilljoy187x
Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 11:16:15 PM

@ #48 SweetnSaxyBoy Thanks Worked first try

Comment #51 by chrisarcade
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 08:31:24 PM

I can only make it to wave 11

Comment #52 by XbLCinnamonnnn
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 02:13:35 AM

@SweetnSaxyBoy Yo awesome set-ups Got it first try. Thanks.

Comment #53 by Zarr0ch
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 @ 03:20:37 PM

Struggling with this one. Have all the other achievements though

Comment #54 by MADS ALLSTAR 98
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 03:25:01 AM

Go to YouTube they have many Succesful guides that are there

Comment #55 by mattzak
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 10:45:13 PM

*** Just so everyone knows, this is NOT possible in co-op ******

Comment #56 by TheOnlyMatto
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 02:13:48 AM

ty #55 i was wondering if it was or not.

Comment #57 by MorbidEclipse24
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 @ 04:25:09 AM

i took about a year or more break from this game.. with this as my only cheev left.. now i see why lol its addicting and time just passes by trying this.. hopefully soon ill get this cheev.. all these guides.. the picture guide for this on here didnt work too well tho.. the video guide with the cob cannons maybe? Anybody have a preferred method that works? thanks.

Comment #58 by renton2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013 @ 10:18:18 PM

I hope to complete this one soon.

Comment #59 by Zarr0ch
Monday, July 22, 2013 @ 05:58:02 PM

Been trying to get this one for awhile, I get into the 30's but never the magic 40 :(

Comment #60 by shakeNbake0810
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 @ 04:56:40 PM

This isn't in one sitting is it?

Comment #61 by daddywayhaar
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 @ 03:03:16 AM

Use the picture one and continually lay down the spikes. You will hardly have to replace anything else that method. Throw in a jalapeno for good measure when needed.

Comment #62 by Dil1988
Sunday, July 26, 2015 @ 12:11:32 AM

I really hate that most guides are saying you need cobcannons. THEY ARE A PAIN IN THE ARSE! I'm using a cobless setup and its been so much easier than any other attempt. Start with 3 columns of sunflowers then gradually replace them as you need to. I ended up with this setup by the end:
Cobless Setup 2 By Draco

Comment #63 by pRedAcToR
Sunday, August 30, 2015 @ 03:43:55 PM

Got on the first attempt, use this video.
Just remember to use cobcannon and cherrybomb + her duplicate ALL the time and you will be fine.

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PopCap Games


US September 08, 2010
Europe September 08, 2010

Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
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