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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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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<f4tlard>
( 74.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
nice game
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Ghost22
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
What can I say? A true zombie co-op classic! The fun, action and intensity never gets old!
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KENNY
( 18.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
BEST GAME
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Thursdaythe12th
( 26.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Fun game, but the sequel includes all the content of this one plus more.
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Pixar900
( 19.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Amazing game, though don't buy it other than for nostalgic purposes, since all of this game's content is available in this game's sequel for free.
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Legrion_32™
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
A very good game for some funny hours with your Friends!!
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RagedCribs
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
awsome zombie game as always.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Why did I buy this game? Why did I buy it knowing that it was an incomplete game, knowing that Left 4 Dead 2 is everything this game is, plus more?

I'll tell you, I got it for one reason. Because I want to see my own ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ legs! And that's worth all the money in the world!
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
the first L4D, an epic game.
add me if you want to play together
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
34.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
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But the game is good though. Mostly modded servers. Get it while it's on sale. The regular price is too much IMO because the game is older.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
The mother of Left 4 Dead 2. Without melee weapons, this game is all about teamwork with firearms.
While there is less kinds of special infected, less numbers of them drops ingame, making the game pace slower, which is quite good for me.
However , the special infected bots are also more stealthy and , yes , stupid than L4D2. It is harder to spot them, but as you catch them in your vision , they can be defeated without much sacrifices.
One more thing, there is no more official servers which hosts online lobbies of this, as L4D2 became the majority of Zombie slayin' in Source engine. Only recommended if your friends already got / going to get this game, so that you or your friends can host a local lobby and play together.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.7 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
292.2 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 25
10/10 learn to play hunter
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
98.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Nice coop game. Perfect online mode by Valve, so fun to play pve with an over 20 people!
Not too many official maps, but they are made very well. Relax and have a good time! 9/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Left 4 Dead is in one word, fun. Its my favorite zombie game, but that doesnt mean theres not flaws...... because there are. For example your kills will be stolen very easily when playing online with people, this can become very frustrating. Another flaw is other players can shoot you and it will take health points away, i guess its for realism but its hard to take that seriously when your hanging on a cliff for an hour waiting for someone to revive you. Also storywise theres not too much to offer, grinding through countless maps with little variety can get kind of boring, but every cloud has a silver lining. One of those silver linings is the exhilarating moments, the ones where your rescue arrives and hundreds of zombies start chasing after you, its a race for your life and if you do its upsetting but can actually be quite funny with you and your group. To sum this up Left 4 Dead can be played by pretty much anyone, its a fun experience especially with friends and i would certainley recommend it.

7/10
would get thrown off a cliff by a tank again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
367.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Totally recommend it... way better than the sequel.
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