From Valve (the creators of Counter-Strike, Half-Life and more) comes Left 4 Dead, a co-op action horror game for the PC and Xbox 360 that casts up to four players in an epic struggle for survival against swarming zombie hordes and terrifying mutant monsters.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (4,787 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 17, 2008

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"This is one of the best coop fps games ever. I am usually terrifiied by zombie games but this is so fun I can power through it. No Mercy = the best"

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From Valve (the creators of Counter-Strike, Half-Life and more) comes Left 4 Dead, a co-op action horror game for the PC and Xbox 360 that casts up to four players in an epic struggle for survival against swarming zombie hordes and terrifying mutant monsters.
Set in the immediate aftermath of the zombie apocalypse, L4D's survival co-op mode lets you blast a path through the infected in four unique “movies,” guiding your survivors across the rooftops of an abandoned metropolis, through rural ghost towns and pitch-black forests in your quest to escape a devastated Ground Zero crawling with infected enemies. Each "movie" is comprised of five large maps, and can be played by one to four human players, with an emphasis on team-based strategy and objectives.
New technology dubbed "the AI Director" is used to generate a unique gameplay experience every time you play. The Director tailors the frequency and ferocity of the zombie attacks to your performance, putting you in the middle of a fast-paced, but not overwhelming, Hollywood horror movie.
  • Addictive single player, co-op, and multiplayer action gameplay from the makers of Counter-Strike and Half-Life
  • Versus Mode lets you compete four-on-four with friends, playing as a human trying to get rescued, or as a zombie boss monster that will stop at nothing to destroy them.
  • See how long you and your friends can hold out against the infected horde in the new Survival Mode
  • An advanced AI director dynamically creates intense and unique experiences every time the game is played
  • 20 maps, 10 weapons and unlimited possibilities in four sprawling "movies"
  • Matchmaking, stats, rankings, and awards system drive collaborative play
  • Designer's Commentary allows gamers to go "behind the scenes" of the game
  • Powered by Source and Steam

THE SACRIFICE

"The Sacrifice” is the new add-on for Left 4 Dead.

"The Sacrifice" is the prequel to "The Passing," and takes place from the L4D Survivors' perspective as they make their way South. In addition to advancing the story, "The Sacrifice" introduces a new style finale featuring "Sacrificial Gameplay" where players get to decide who will give their life so the others may live.

In The Sacrifice for Left 4 Dead owners receive "The Sacrifice" campaign playable in Campaign, Versus, and Survival modes.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: Windows® 7 32/64-bit / Vista 32/64 / XP
    • Processor: Pentium 4 3.0GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Graphics: 128 MB, Shader model 2.0, ATI 9600, NVidia 6600 or better
    • Hard Drive: At least 7.5 GB of free space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • Supported OS: Windows® 7 32/64-bit / Vista 32/64 / XP
    • Processor: Intel core 2 duo 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Graphics: Shader model 3.0, NVidia 7600, ATI X1600 or better
    • OS: MacOS X 10.6.4 or higher (Snow Leopard Graphics Update required)
    • Processor: Dual core Intel processor, 2GHz or better
    • Video Card: ATI Radeon 2400 or higher / NVIDIA 8600M or higher / Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • Not supported: OS X 10.5.x, ATI X1600 or X1900 graphics, NVIDIA GeForce 7 graphics or Intel graphics less than Intel HD 3000.
Helpful customer reviews
30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
36.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
I joined a match. I got pounced by a hunter. My team ran away. Never has a game been more appropriately named. 10/10 would die alone again.
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
963.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
This game is balanced so that teams pretty much *have to* work together to survive. Players who run ahead are typically targeted by the game, and the game is harder with few players (so it's important that you *AND* your teammates survive!). Therefore this game--in my many years of experience with it AND in comparison to my many years of Counter Strike experience--tends to have a friendlier and more team-oriented group of players to interact with. I appreciate the game dynamics in L4D very, very much.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
2,255.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Simply one of the best games of the past 10 years for fun and value for money, If you like Zombies and shooting them with mates then this is for you as well as being a real challenge at time (settings dependent).

Play either Solo or as a 4 person team as well as a versus mode plus there are still server groups with upto 10 players coop and 8v8 versus to extend the playability even more.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
53.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
A good game for those that LOVE Zombies but wanna play a multi-shoot faster game :)
The bad point is, the game don't follow a history. You can choose all the campaigns from the begginning !
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
The only reason I am not recommending this game is simply because everything in the first game is now in Left 4 Dead 2. (all the maps, characters, etc. were brought over to Left 4 Dead 2)

Save yourself some money and buy Left 4 Dead 2 and get both games for the price of 1.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
This game is a classic. One of the best co-op zombie slaying game out there. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves killing zombies and playing with friends! Obviously, there are only so many chapters; however, there are many custom maps that are available for download. Along with customizable features as well; for example, flashlight mobs, character/ enemy mods, etc. Great game! I love it!
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
131.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Better than the sequel...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
This is a great game! I purchased it with the halloween sale, and now all I want to do is play L4D!! Although when playing survival online you will find a lot of modded lobbys.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
284.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Not as good as L4D2 but great for the price.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
This is one of the best zombie games that I have ever played, it may be the best co-operative FPS game in existence, in my opinion. Grab yours now!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
331.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Currently still the best co-operative FPS game in existence, in my opinion. It may look a little dated now, but the source engine still feels good to play in, and the game is just hard enough to remain a bit of a challenge unless you are really paying attention. It's a very limited content game, just 5 or so hour-long campaigns for co-op play, but somehow I'm still playing the game occasionally with the same guys 6 years after release.

Unlike Borderlands, the guns actually feel like they are doing damage, the panic can be real and you need a decent strategy to beat the campaign finales. Unlike Left 4 Dead 2, it is not entirely random and a good, careful player can sometimes make it through the game with barely a scratch, giving a real sense of achievement.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
467.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
One of my favorites this game never gets old
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
293.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
If you like killing hordes of zombies with friends, than you want to try this game :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
139.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
This game is the start of modern zombie survival.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
1. Zombies don't run, They are dead and decaying. The tissues would tear and be rendered useless within seconds of doing the crazy ♥♥♥♥ these zombies do.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
175.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
An excellent zombie shooter, however all the maps from this game are also avaliable as downloadable content in Left 4 Dead 2. So while I love the original, you're probably better off with L4D2.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
49.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
The game itself is addicting and terrific. The gamer community that plays it however, sucks as human beings. Very noob-unfriendly, and you can expect your angry teammates to either kill you, kick you within 5 minutes, or both. Or ridicule you and laugh as they watch you die, rather than come revive you. Seems to be about 70-80% of the players are a-holes, and take winning far too seriously. You do meet the occasional player who's actually fun to play with.

Frankly, everyone pays to play. It sucks for noobs who are constantly kicked as it makes it harder for them to actually improve. Especially, because there are many times that there might only be one room in versus mode. That means if you get kicked from that lobby, you're SOL on getting anymore time in for a while.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
29.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
this is a good game lots of fun
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
45.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Left 4 Dead is a wonderfully well-designed and polished product whereas Left 4 Dead 2 isn't. I really don't care about the guns so much. They are generic and get the job done. There's really no difference between an AK-47 and L4D's assault rifle. The story in L4D is richer than LD42 based largely on the strength of the characters. Rochelle is in no way a substitute for the sexy Zoey. Francis is better than Nick, the best LD42 character. Bill is far better than fat-♥♥♥, ebonics-talking Coach. Ellis is just a ♥♥♥♥♥♥, although he shouldn't be consideing that he is an auto mechanic. Louis remains the worst character of all. He's delusionally positive and too connected to the old world to make any real sense. If Zoey were going to fall for someone it would be Francis or Nick and not that filthy piece of network analyst nerd ♥♥♥♥ trash. The levels in LD42 are fair and feature some interesting obstacles, but they rely on plot devices that operate continually until they are turned off. That's not as much fun as a two- or three-wave attack that ends on its own. All in all, Left 4 Dead 2 was a premature rush job that wasn't given the same attention to detail as the original. The new zombies in L4D2 don't add much and are ridiculous, especially The Jockey.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
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Graphics:
+ good animations
+ nice hero faces
- low textur sharpness

Sound:
+ scary music
+ good english speakers
+ nasty zombie sounds

Atmosphere:
+ intense boss fights
+ constant threat

Game Size:
+ 13 free chapter
+ 8 characters
+ all chapters in versus
+ exciting versus mode
+ 6 game modes
- some boring stages

Left 4 Dead 2 unleashed a harrowing and entertaining vision of what it's like to be on both sides of the zombie apocalypse.
Left 4 Dead 2 also improves on the original in almost every other way, featuring new weapons, new items, new enemies, and new survivors that make the game richer across the board. Though the core action remains largely unchanged, the widespread enhancements make Left 4 Dead 2 even better than its impressive predecessor. This is one zombie apocalypse you do not want to miss.
The heart of Left 4 Dead 2 is the 13 campaign maps that take the survivors through a wide variety of terrain in the Deep South. From murky swamplands to a creepy carnival ground, from flooded suburbs to claustrophobic city streets, every environment is detailed and immersive.
Well-timed survivor quips make trudging through zombie-infested swamps a bit less nerve-racking, and thunderous rainstorms make a tense final stand (the moments right before your rescue) even more dramatic. This rich atmosphere is enhanced by the wider variety of choke points and final stands, all of which give the campaigns their own unique pace.

The game forces you to work as a team if you want to win. You need to talk, and you need to participate. Every player of your four person squad of Survivors needs to be communicating about what they're doing, calling out locations for ammunition, weapon, and health pickups, and asking for help when in trouble.
The catch is that no stage ever plays out the same way, because there's an artificial intelligence called the Director governing the action. Packs of common zombies can attack at any time, and if what the Director throws at you proves too challenging, your path of progression through a stage may even get swapped around to make things easier.
It makes every experience different, and encourages repeat play as it adapts to challenge players of any skill level.
There are multiple difficulty, with Normal serving as a good entry-level challenge while on Expert only those with the best communication, decision-making, and reaction skills will survive.
Left 4 Dead 2's Realism mode makes the challenge even more daunting, removing helpful glows around items and weapons amongst other things, meaning it's all up to your communication skills to call out ammunition and item pickups or to let people know you're in trouble.

Versus is also where you'll be challenged the most, as four players will be running through as Survivors and four others controlling the powerful boss zombie types. These include the Tanks, Boomers, Smokers, and Hunters from the first game, in addition to the new Spitters, Jockeys, and Chargers. The new boss zombie special powers add layers to the gameplay. There are a few new nasties to contend with as well, including the Jockey (jumps on your head and steers you off course), the Spitter (shoots a pool of deadly acid on the ground), and the Charger (rams into you, carries you away, and pounds you into the ground). There's also a variety of Witch that actually walks around as opposed to just sitting and weeping, and she rounds out the formidable roster of special infected. These enemies are tricky to contend with in the field, especially when a few of them descend on you at the same time, and overall the addition of these new boss zombies adds in a welcome amount of depth and, if you're playing as Survivors, unpredictability to the play experience.
If your Infected team is working together you can time Boomer bile attacks with Jockey jumps and Spitter attacks so large groups of common zombies are attacking while one Survivor stumbles under a Jockey's control and the rest are slowly dying in a pool of acid.
It's not just the better campaigns, the more fully-realized and detailed environments and the switch from the dark city streets of the first game to the bogs, carnival grounds, marshes, and sunlit construction yards that contribute to reasons why this is a better game. There's also a wealth of little things that make this a sturdier, more complex, and more entertaining experience.
The melee weapons can absolutely shred the undead, particularly the machete, katana, and limited use chainsaw.
If your Survivor teammates are trying to heal and share adrenaline shots, choose between med packs or defibrillator kits, or decide between pipe bombs, Molotov cocktails, or the new bile bombs that when shattered are like zombie lightning rods, there's no better way to seal off entrance to the area than by meeting any approaching foe with a whirring chainsaw.

Survival mode, the players try to stay alive on a map against endless waves of infected, and they earn medals and leaderboard-worthy times for their troubles. Without the joy of escape, this mode isn't as satisfying as its longer counterparts. The same is not true for the new Scavenge mode. Here, survivors try to collect gas tanks from around a map and pour them into a generator to add more time to the dwindling clock. A team of infected try to stop them and kill them. This mode more adeptly mirrors the frustrations and rewards of Versus mode. On the one hand, you have the challenge of survival and the thrill of each can successfully deposited; on the other, you have the task of foiling the survivors' well-armed efforts and the grim satisfaction of taking them down. Each team plays both sides per round, and the first to three round victories wins.

Left 4 Dead 2 is a much better game and much better value. The new campaigns and unique game modes offer more variety and more longevity, while all the other additions and tweaks make the already great gameplay even more enjoyable. Left 4 Dead 2 is best enjoyed with friends, and every mode is seamlessly integrated online.
Even so, it remains one of the most distinctive co-operative titles out there, and allows for some of the most nerve-searing team-based multiplayer gaming on the market.


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