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Plants vs. Zombies Online

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Plants vs. Zombies Online

Developers: PopCap Games, Tencent Games
Platforms: Windows
Released in CN: July 18, 2014

AnimationsIcon.png This game has unused animations.
EnemyIcon.png This game has unused enemies.
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See, this is why game preservation is important.
This game is defunct.
Do note the game no longer works at all without modifications. This is most likely due to the game's servers being shut down. As a result, further official developments with the game are unlikely to happen.
This article is a work in progress.
...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.

Essentially an online, PC exclusive version of Plants vs. Zombies 2, Plants vs. Zombies Online was a china exclusive game in the Plants vs. Zombies series developed in collaboration with Tencent Games. Wouldn't be the first time PopCap collaborated with a controversial developer, that's for sure. It's also notable for being the final tower-defense game in the series thus far to be released for Windows.

On August 11th, 2018, players were no longer able to log into the game and the entire website as well as the server were removed completely.

Unused Animations

Early Sea Anemone

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An early animation for Sea Anemone, showing a different design, namely the colors of it's head.

Unused Plants

PVZO Small Peach OL scrapped.gif

Small Peach from Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars! Looks like it was planned to make an appearance, but was scrapped.

PvZOL Mihungu.gif

A completely unused plant referred to in the files as 'Mihungu,' who resemble the Hypno-shroom. Interestingly uses the artstyle from PvZ 1.

PvZO Magnet-shroom.gif

An animation of Magnet-Shroom stealing a zombie's metal object from Plants vs. Zombies. Strangely uses the PvZ 1 art style as opposed to the PvZ 2 art style seen everywhere else in the game. Maybe a placeholder?

Unused Zombies

PVZO Unused Mausoleum Imp.gif

A scrapped Imp variant that would've fit quite nicely in Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum. No Imps appear in that world, however.

PVZO Unused Pufferfish Imp OL.gif

An Imp who would've appeared in East Sea Dragon Palace. No Imps appear in that world.

Unused Graphics


PVZO Overseer.png

A scrapped zombie called the 'Overseer Zombie,' who would've most likely appeared in Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum. It's mechanics and use are unknown.

PVZO zombie.png

A zombie known as the 'Turtle Chancellor Zombie' who would've appeared in East Sea Dragon Palace. It would've have great defense, reducing incoming damage by a lot.


PVZO Unused tutorial lawn with grass.png

PVZO Unused tutorial lawn without grass.png

Two lawns that would've been used in a scrapped tutorial level, both with and without grass.

PVZO Unknown pvzo lawn.png

The lawn for an unknown world. Perhaps from a scrapped farm-themed world?

PvZOL Day Lawn.png

Hey, it's the daytime lawn from PvZ 1! What it's doing here is unknown, however. Perhaps a placeholder lawn?



PVZO Present 1.png

A colorful present. Formerly used as a reward chest for doing a certain number of daily tasks, but was soon scrapped for unknown reasons.

Lighting Effect

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A lighting effect that would've been used for the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum lawn in older versions of the game. Strangely, it is stored as a .swf asset.

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Here's how it would've looked in-game.