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.
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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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About This Game

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.
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Lord Trex
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Great game! just didn't like the lack of weapons. but they brought even more in left for dead 2!
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Awesome_USA
( 19.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
super fun game but could use a few more things like more charactors because there is only 1 girl and im a girl so what if me and my sister want to play it together... and we both want to be a girl it would be so mutch easier if there where more charactors!
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Sevarchy
( 763.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
This was truly first class entertainment when the servers were populated.

The game consisted of mature players supposedly helping the team progress through the map, only to kill all of them with an auto shotgun near the end.
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1945
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I bought this game just for the legs.

+Left 4 Dead style

+Left 4 Dead Hud and original weapons

+No more chargers, spitter, and the little annoying jockey

+can see legs in first person

+the story is better than left 4 dead 2
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-graphic is little bad

-less players than left 4 dead 2

-can't find any games or match somehow

8/10
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Healer
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
nice game
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Platinum
( 787.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Playing this game since 2008!
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punDEMONium
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
In the campain "Crash Course" the survivours walk through a room where some hot water pipes have broken and there is steam everywhere

Zoey- "I love steam"
Bill- "Steam is alright I guess"

10/10 would play for Valve product placement
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RPD_Hunter_482
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This one of the BEST zombie games out there. I love this game so much.
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♥ Gia ♥
( 15.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I've seen people bashing on L4D2 saying that L4D is better, but let's face it, L4D2's got everything that the first game had, and way more. Some people complain about the extra weapons (Why?) and enemies (I'd understand with the Jockey), but still, you can play the second one with a mutation that will only spawn stuff from the first game. There are some things that were nerfed from the first game to the second, like stamina when you shove enemies, the shotgun shell count, and other minor things. All in all, if you wanna get a L4D game, I'd recommend the second one, it's got way more players in it, too. (If you don't mind playing with kids and other random people, but hey, I mostly deal with south americans in this game, and not the smart ones.)

I got this because I'm an achievement ♥♥♥♥♥, and I wanted to get the achievements from the first one. Don't judge me.
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WARRIOR 2499
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Shooting,Fps,co-op,singleplayer,multiplayer and zombies
what we want else
9/10 i recommend dis sh*t
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
123 of 134 people (92%) found this review helpful
99 people found this review funny
Recommended
345.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
I can see my feet on this game.
100/10
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72 of 82 people (88%) found this review helpful
70 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Product received for free
Joined into a multiplayer lobby

Relized it was on expert

Tank instantly around the corner

1 hit killed and launched into space

Installed mods

Gaben is now tank throwing 75% offs at me

10/10 Would summer sale again



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49 of 57 people (86%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
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Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
I CAN SEE MY LEGS!!1!!!111111!

11 legs/10 legs

Would see legs again
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
It all started here, the game that played an important role during my high school years.

Now this game is just a shell of its former glory and competitiveness, as many have moved on in life just as I did. This game is still in deep slumber, awaiting the day of its long-deserved revival and comeback.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
161.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
I don't care who you are, how old you are, where you come from or what your gaming experience is. You need to play this game.

In my opinion, this game completely reinvented (maybe even pioneered) cooperative multiplayer. You can expect hundreds of hours of fun with friends.

This game isn't only about how good your aim is, how fast you are, or how well you know the level. It's mostly about how well you know your friends, tough decision making skills, and whether you can stick together and work together as a group.

There's a random generator concept included in level design, meaning enemies don't spawn in the same places when you play a level. This keeps the game interesting as you're never sure what the expect. Level design is excellent, the characters are great and lovable. The story is simple but enough to get you hooked.

If I have to find something negative about the game, I would say that it lacks a good soundtrack.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Product received for free
The best game ever made. A friend of mine gifted it to me and now I love it. I have its second counterpart too. Both of them are awesome! You should check them out :D
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
As of this review, this game is 8 years old, and is still as amazing as it was when it released. I played this game for years on my Xbox 360 before I finally got it on Steam when I got my first computer a year ago. It's a shame I missed out on how much better this game is on PC, graphics and game play wise. Great game for friends.
Sidenote: All the maps from L4D are avaliable on the Steam port of L4D2, which I did not read anywhere before I bought this game, so I would not bother purchasing this game due to its improved counterpart, Left 4 Dead 2.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
I always try to do a great review about Left 4 Dead, but when I come to write its, my mind turns to a blank cave, I will start saying, I not always liked Left4Dead, I had a bad opinion about this game before playings its. What did I think? I thought was a worse version of Biohazard Series [May you know at Resident Evil], yeah I had a nonsense idea, but fortunately I changed it.
My friend decided to show me that L4D was an amazing game (thank you, Felipe), my first impression was: This game is pretty creepy, but I figured out that this is a funny game too, why? Wait, first I should explain what this game is about.

You are a survivor, pick your character (don't choose Bill please, only I can play with him) and try to escape of the zombies, run and kill them, imagine that the zombies are your problems and BURN them, you will feel better, also, besides you, there are more three survivors you should protect them because you are a "team", and yeah, four survivors are able to be choosen, so you can play with three friends !

If I have anything to say about the graphics? Nahh, I'm not the kind of person who analyzies a game about their graphycs, if you have something against, keep it to yourself because I don't care.
Now that I explained what the game is about, I can say why I thought funny, well, You can play with a friend, I played with the guy who decided to prove the game was nice and every opportunity I have, I closed him with zombies and run away to pass the level, he died a lot of times and I laughed a lot because he got stressed, also this is a tipe to annoy your friends.

Are there bad aspects about L4D? Yeah, the bad aspect is a stupid ♥♥♥♥♥ named "The Witch" she got me on nerves screamming, literally, I started to play on mute because SHE IS JUST A STUPID NPC WHO WAS MADE TO ANNOY YOU.
But who is this creature? Well, she stays in random rooms and you are around she starts to crying, the fact is, she is in places that the lights are off, so when you aim your flashlight on her face, she will try to catch you, kills this ridiculous Witch.

I recommend L4D a lot, but play with friends, playing alone is boring (but if you prefer to play with yourself just go ahead...) also, this is a relaxing game dude ! Just KILL THE WITCH BECAUSE SHE DESERVES TO DIE, NO ONE CAN BE HAPPY WITH THAT CREATURE CRYING ALL THE TIME.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
It's an absolute blast to play on PC if you're switching from Xbox360. Good ol' zombie shooting nostalgia :)
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