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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PATJR-03
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
i like the game but there are more to try out... XD
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BreezyXS
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
Pretty Memed 10/10
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Purge sk1ilz
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
A good game
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TeenJackBauer
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
8.5/10 TJBs
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frowzy
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
this game is literally the best loved it for such a long time :)
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Maceon01☁
( 12.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
hmu if you need to set up a campaign lobby..I'm always down this classic is an amazing team based survival game, it's sad to see little to one playing it :'(
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- \/G - BlueSpyCrab
( 63.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
This game is honestly the best first person zombie shooter I've played (so far). The game is quite fun and can even be hilarious. Left 4 Dead 2 in my opinion is not the best. I've only seen gameplay, I haven't played it myself. But this game is an original. So it's not like I expect a 2nd game to be better.
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HatPantsMan
( 29.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
There is only one thing bad about this game, and it is:
Louis, those are not your pills.
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Gamertrekkie
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
I love this game very much. I played it back when it was just on consoles.After beating this game and the second game numerous times one the XBox, I got them on Steam where they sat waiting for me to play them. My best friend and I searched for a game to play and both of us being Zombie fans this was the one we decided to play. Now I sit here, a very proud bff who has gotten her best friend addicted to L4D. We finished on normal very quickly now to pay through on hard.
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( 1,710.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
i love it
i live it
i make it
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Brunosetts
( 45.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Man soll einfach dieses Spiel spielen
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Lionheart
( 305.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Must have If you're not planning to get L4d2...or 3 (coming 2017)

1 of the best coop game on the market, good atmosphere, level desig, sound design etc...

the vresus mod is the way the game is meant to be played, the 4 coop campaign mod is fun to chill a bit or warm up before versus matches :P
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Carl Grimes
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Such a good game. it's not scary if thats what you guys think. well to me its not scary its more just creepy and "Oh my god what the hell is that thing?" kind of game. But yeah i love it its cool!
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Space Ghost
( 50.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Classic game, but terrible online experiences informed me to stay away from other people. Would only recommend this game if you have friends who also have L4D.
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DavG25
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
A nice coop game.
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lufa pytanie
( 247.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
would be an ultra good game if never was sequeled with l4d2
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コール Meth = Death▼
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
WTF? THIS GAME WAS A WASTE OF MY MONEY! ONE DAY IT STOPED WORKING I GO INTO A GAME I MOVE MY MOUSE IT REVERES EVEN WHEN I TRUN OFF REVERES MOUSE! AND WHEN I PRESS A BUTTON TO MOVE, It TAKES ME BACK TO THE LOADING SCREEN AND THEN IT TURNS BLACK AND NEVER RELOADS I MEAN HELLO SOMEONE HELP ME OUT LAMO
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37 of 43 people (86%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
409.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
The reason I downloaded steam.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
210.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Left 4 Dead is simply a classic for me. Compared to the sequel Left 4 Dead 2 it offers less content and less possibilities like gamemodes but the feeling you get when playing Left 4 Dead 1 is still completly different and Left 4 Dead 2 is not able to give that certain feeling that you get when playing Left 4 Dead 1.

If you´re thinking of buying Left 4 Dead 2 and you´re looking at this now I would say Left 4 Dead 2 is the better game and gives you more content. But I can surely tell you Left 4 Dead 1 is worth a shot especially if you can get a few friends to play it with you. If it´s on sale and you have a few bucks left this is definitly an option even if you already have Left 4 Dead 2. The feeling when playing this classic can never be reproduced by Left 4 Dead 2 even that it is the better game in general and also offers all Left 4 Dead 1 campaigns to be played there as well.

Also a personal plus for me is it was my first actual game on steam (not the reason I signed up on steam though) 20 Euros however seems way too expensive for a game that is very good but as well 8 years old already. 5-10 Euros sounds more reasonable to me. Try to grab it on sale.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,306.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
I've had this for quite awhile now, I'm not even sure how'd I get 1000+ hours. It had less than 10 campaigns but somehow replaying them was still fun, maybe it was the friends or the random people met, they were all nice suprisingly; Left 4 Dead will always be the game I'll look back to and say, damn how did I play this much?
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
173.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
This game is the reason why I have Steam installed in my pc.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Don't be fooled by the hours I played this game
I actually played this game for more than 500+ hours (on another account)
Even 8 years later I still love playing this game,many people say that it's not worth buying because all of this game's campaigns are ported to left 4 dead 2 but I must say I played both games and loved both but the nostalgic feeling I get when I play this game is what left 4 dead 2 failed to deliver I still recommend buying this game anyway here is the review

Pros:
+Graphics are great for its time
+Physics are great
+Gameplay is great
+If you get bored there are variety of game modes
+If you want more maps there are a lot of maps online to choose from
+Mods to customize the game
+Level Editor to make your own maps

Cons:
-I don't remember if I encountered any ^_^

Overall Rating: 10/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Left 4 Dead is still a classic I will never forget nor stop playing. I used to play this on my Xbox 360 and have ever since. I recently bagged this and Left 4 Dead 2 on a bundle deal for £5 ($7) on Steam.

It was great to finally get to play this game on my MAC. It works superbly and runs great... and with the Steam Edition you get FREE DLC as a pose to Xbox which you must pay for each bit of DLC.

General Gameplay

The general gameplay is great. It runs very smooth on my MAC and the campagins are brilliant (Full Specs at end of review). I'd have to say that the campagins on this game are better than Left 4 Dead 2's campagins, but that's just my opinion.

Community

The Community on Left 4 Dead is decent... everyone is friendly and you rarely come across stuck up people who's aim is to troll. Left 4 Dead isn't as active as Left 4 Dead 2 (800 Players v 15,000 Players) but there is still some servers active and enough people to play the game with (although single player works just fine).

Overview

In general this game meets everything that I look for in a game. It has great graphics and great gameplay. For a classic game it's deffinetly a great buy and I would reccomend this to anyone who had a notion of buying it. What I will say is I do think you should wait until this is on a deal. As I said I got this game and L4D 2 for £5 together instead of £22. Deals happen ocassionally on this game. But when you catch it on SALE I suggest buying it.


Rating:

1. Must Buy
2. Get on Sale
3. It's alright
4. Not worth it
5. Avoid
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,710.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
i love it
i live it
i make it
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Very fun game :D
pls let me kill all teh zzombies
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
One of the best games ever made!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
i loved the xbox 360 version
and love the pc verion nuff said
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
this game is literally the best loved it for such a long time :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
63.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
The game is funtastic! it is altough old...not sure it is still worth the 5 euros. Non the less if you're looking for a fun game to play with friends...l4d 1 and 2 are a safe option!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
117.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Very great game, tactical co-op at it's finest. L4D2 has everything this game has to offer and much more, all the campaigns from this game are remastered and get this, some layouts of the maps are changed to provide more challenge. So not everything is the same.

AI acts very differently in this game. The survivor bots AI is laughable, mediocre, you put some nasty word here. Let me elaborate. Bots in this game are so advanced they can commit friendly fire, yes, it's possible, and you thought bots from the 2nd game were bad. Comparing bots from this game to bots from the second is like comparing the 1st computer ever made to a highly advanced computer of today's modern age. Yeah, they're that bad. They will never be around you, they will rather focus on a zombie that's too far away and circle around him than to provide cover for you. When you get incapped by a special infected it will take them ages to find you and free you, especially on the higher difficulties.

Like the survivor AI, the infected AI is here, but, that AI is slightly, shall we say, improved. You remember that strategy for the tank, igniting him with a molotov and then running and gunning? Well, it won't work anymore, in this game, setting a tank on fire will boost his speed making him a force to be reckoned with on expert. Capable of obliterating the entire team in seconds. Which of course will make you think of the new strats to take on him. Hunters, smokers and boomers, they all come in the most unfortunate moments, like when you're incapped, or you're in the middle of a horde attack. They tend to spawn out of mid air too, see, you're, let's say in this alley right now, you turn a corner to pick up pills, you turn around and there they are, even though, they weren't there in the 1st place. Another shi*storm sent there by AI Director.

Lots and lots of abusable glitches in this game, for survival, for campaigns, you name it. Note that all these glitches present are good glitches which can help you if you learn how to exploit them. No bad glitches so far.

You know your general setup of guns, other gear, and campaigns. Campaigns are beautifully crafted, level design are out of this world, how well made are they. Each time you play, the game will be different than the last one you played each time providing a challenge. Thanks to the AI Director which controlls all the item and infected spawns in those campaigns.

Also, apart from the 2nd installment, you can carry more ammunition for some guns, mostly starting shotgun and tactical/combat shotgun.

Now, after all I've said, let's move onto the community. This game has at least 200-600 people playing daily, you'll find maybe 2-3 campaigns on which you can join from the selection menu, maybe 1 or none versus game, and here and there a couple of survival games. Community is small, not a lot of people are playing this game anymore because the sequel is superior in most ways. Even though the community is small, you'll still find griefers(trolls), so some form of cancer is still present in this game. Versus community is as toxic as that of the 2nd game. One mistake and you're gone. So stay away till you know you can handle yourself. You'll meet a couple of really nice people here and there, my advice, friend them, and stick close to them. Best way to play this game is to play with friends, isolate yourself from the griefers and just enjoy and have a blast.

One last thing for you gun fans out there, there are no workshop add-ons in this game, workshop for this game is non existant. So, just a heads up. This game is purely old school.

Now, after all I've said, you can either take my words for it, or go and try it yourself, you decide if you want this game or not.

With every bad thing this game has, I love it with all my heart. Played it back in the day on x360, and bought it here for nostalgia sake only to find it on brink of it's death. Still it's pretty fun with the right crowd.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
571.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
I wish this game didn't die after L4D2, it's so good even if it got boring with the very limited maps to play over and over. I look forward to see how horribly they ruin a 3rd version of the game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
It's hard to recommend a primarily coop game that has such a small community, but I still give it a buy.

You should still be able to find a game most of the time, there just is little selection in what game mode, difficulty, etc. due to the small player base. Personally, I prefer this to its successor, and perhaps that's just nostalgia from the days playing this on my 360 and having a blast with my friends. I do think the game has excellent campaigns and the atmosphere when you hear the music pick up and you know the horde is coming you get such an adrenaline rush that is rarely matched in video games.

Pick it up if you can snag it on sale, it's well worth the sales price.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Product received for free
like : Well balanced game. Great for beginners and really fan to play with friends !
dislike : Since the game is kinda old the game becomes more and more easy to play becasue you can learn the levels !

Rate : 7.8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Product received for free
now this is my most favorite game and I played this a while back on a console which is pretty great and I love this game I cant stop playing it once I play it because its awesome to play and you get to shoot at zombies and special infected that will try to kill you and online mode makes it even more fun with friends and versus mode with random people and friends is very fun.

+great game.
+great weapons.
+extremely fun.

I do not dislike anything about this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful