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 (4,819 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
61 of 67 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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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
970.7 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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36 of 52 people (69%) 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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13 of 13 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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7 of 9 people (78%) 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
993.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Just a few years ago, this game was the first multiplayer game against hordes of zombies. It had the main story line game, like a campaign and also several survival maps that were seriously fun, but REALLY hard. You could even earn medals for your survival performance for each map. All in all, AWESOME game!! Anyone who loves Black Ops II Zombies, will love this one. I highly recommend it.
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3 of 3 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
302.1 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
332.1 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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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 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 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
410.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
The story follows four pill addicts hallucinating the zombie apocalypse as they stumble around shooting people.
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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
If you haven't played Left 4 Dead, then buy it! I've beaten it a thousand times on xbox. It's a co-op fps with zombies....and it's actually GOOD!
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3 of 4 people (75%) 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
143.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
This is a great game, not only for the gameplay but the people you meet online as well. I've met some really great friends while playing this game. I would recommend picking this game up.
-10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
101.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Nothing beats the classics
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
I've always liked this game =w= but I don't wanna sound like a complete nerd who studies this game like a textbook on the last week near an exam but yea, I am. The survivors are Louis, Zoey, Francis and Bill. Francis is a cool, biker dude who hasa funny scream when he gets incapped. Louis is a manager or IT analyst, I forget... but he seems to be the most positive character in the game and my 2nd favorite out of the bunch c:, Zoey, who is a earlier college student who has a knack for zombie and horror genres because of her dad, seems to know what she's doing as she is always the first bot to kill me in Versus! She is my No.1 favorite character because she seems the most relatable out of the four. And last but not least, Bill a Veitnam War veteran with awesome combat skills. He seems to be the most mature out of the group and basically the "Dad." He is my 3rd favorite character cause he is just cool. :o

There is also 5 Special Infected to stay away from!

The Boomer:

The Boomer is a disgustingly mutated human able to vomit stuff that comes from the liver called "bile."
If you get doused in it and a horde of zombies go for whoever came in contact with said "bile".

The Hunter:

My 1st favorite Special Infected c: but, The Hunter seems to be an agile, young man turned into an animal-like creature fixated on ripping your guts out. I'M SURPRISED HE DOESN'T DO MORE DAMAGE. His main method of attack is to crouch and then jump on Survivors with a loud shriek, then he commences to rip your guts out. Yummy.

The Smoker:

The Smoker seems to be a tall male, who maybe smoked a lot? Well, whatever, he ensares Survivors with his long tounge. His main tounge, this dude has like 7 tongues he doesn't use. lol. Upon attack, the Survivor caught will try to fight away the tongue but fail horribly resulting in one of your teammates to knock the tounge or kill the Smoker itself.
I don't want a zombies tongue around me :<

The Tank:

The Tank is a huge, muscular zombie who's music is over-the-top dramatic. He throws debris and knocks the crap out of Survivors in his way. Better stock up on molotovs for this big jerk c:

The Witch:

I don't like killing this infected mainly cause she cries. I'm a coward k. The Witch can usually be ignored out in the open and she is known for her cry. Reason she is crying is still sorta unknown but I'm sure it must have been sad. Gunshots pointed at her, flashlights in her face, and people standing too close can ♥♥♥♥ her off and she goes into a rage slashing the hell out of any Survivor who harassed her. On rare occassions she can be in a tight, hallway and needed to be killed. I dislike doing it myself since I usually suck at strategy and timing so I ask the nearest friend to do it for us. Make sure those nails don't come in contact with you.

Conclusion:

Left 4 Dead may not be as interesting as it's sequel Left 4 Dead 2, which retains all the survivors from L4D and all the same Infected and Special Infected. I recommend anyone who doesn't already have this game to get it. And people do still play so yea. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy zombie killing! :)
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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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