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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( 1,692.8 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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Vegemite Hater
( 1.4 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▼
( 7.3 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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TRANCH SinisteR !xoblye
( 19.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Bots do EVERYTHING they can to die. Zoey died before she even could finish her sentence. TIP: Play online.
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sufeimo
( 19.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
My relationship with left 4 dead are very new can you believe that and to be honest i am really shocked the people who make the game really know how to make games i remember years ago i was avoid any zombie games i feel like I am going throw out from them but really i feel regret that i didn’t try left 4 dead before really amazing and had sort of addiction ..your relationship with bill and the other group grow up that you feel responsible for them every thing in this game even the graphic most importly the way we play it ..i really recommend it if you compeer it to any new games iam mean here the experience the way of playing left 4 dead will kick ♥♥♥ ..

The positive:

The music so great

The way of playing the experience so amazing

The characters you will build sort of relation with them

The co op with other friend are beter on most nowadays games

The envermont was so great that I feel that there is people live here but because the virus they all dead I felt what they left every details was so great that I believe they did a lot of work on it




The negative:

Lack of weapons specially the handy one there is no sword or even bottle of beer I mean come on

There is no story its just people want to escape I didn’t know how they come together or what he or she was in the past its so direct that they start immediately from the roof and something else we didn’t know who the person or the people who responspol for the virus I really want to see his face.

And as always thank you ….
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Masilator™
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
This is an amazing game,
Sure L4D2 has this within it and more
but when I play this its not just,"Oh the second game has it, screw this one."no I play it because I get a nostalgic feel when I play it,its satisfactory and it has more of an eerie creepier feel more than the second one,the second felt like a loud bloodbash,this one is a quiet SCARE THE CRAP OUT OF YOU kind of feel and its great,its basic and I reccomend it to anyone.
I remember playing back when I was younger around 2009 and it was what I was used to,even though the second one has this within it and more (yes I know I'm repeating) It just has sentimental and nostalgic value that you can't beat any other way.

I do have a fare warning,if you didn't grow up with this one first and have no feel towards the nostalga I wouldn't reccommend it,if thats how you feel about it,(no nostalga) then just get the second one and have fun with mods and stuff.Also,if you feel that way about that,this would be that kind of game where you have nothing left to buy and just say, "screw it" and you buy this,just to have in your library,who knows? maybe one of your friends has this one and not the second one because he bought this when it came out,now you can play with that friend,(if he doesnt already have the second one) BUT HAVE FUAN AND ENJOY LADDIES
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Hatty Mikune
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
i hate video games
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deuce
( 651.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
One hell of a game. Played this numerous times. Can't get enough of it. Anyone know how to download the modded games for L4D? This game is a must for anyone who likes action at it's best. This type of gameplay is my favourite.
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ratboy440
( 378.2 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 20
fantastic! but no mercy in l4d2 is even better
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cantu
( 28.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
good game teamwork and fast pace makes this really fun
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PandemicDC
( 18.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Much better than L4D2, the only thing that would make it better were workshop submission.
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CallumTheSHM
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Ive bought Left 4 Dead 2 on my Xbox 360 and it was cancerous.
But on the PC its best for FPS fans and zombie fans.
I wouldn't recommend this for Xbox 360 but on PC it's better suited for PC players and zombie FPS players.
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♫KanekiAnime1073♥
( 12.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Product received for free
This game ROCK's :D
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Recommended
161.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
A strange infection suddenly started at Pennsylvania which was causing mutation to the body cells and loss of higher brain functions. After two weeks of this green flue caused by the highly contagious pathogen four immune survivors Bill a Vietnam veteran, Zoey a college student, Louis an IT analyst and Francis an outlaw biker were making their way through the city of Fairfield. After avoiding all the infected finally survivors were rescued from the Mercy Hospital roof but unfortunately they found the pilot is an infected too. Zoey killed him and the chopper crashed in an industrial district outside the city. Fortunately they found a vehicle full of weapons and so they went to the riverside. While their way after crossing road blocks they arrived to the local church. When they encountered some lunatic infected in the church they realized that the city is overrun. Then they decided to rush to the nearby boathouse for rescue. From there they reached the city of Newburg on the other side of the river but they got that most part of the city is in flames. So, the large nearby greenhouse was their shelter. But then when a military C-130 Hercules passed overhead they tried to follow it by travelling through the city’s business district towards the Metro International Airport. After arrival they found that the military had bombed the airport while infected pilots crashed planes in an attempt to land. Finally they managed to escape by the C-130.

But it crashed again and survivors found themselves on the outskirts of Allegheny National Forest. From there they made their way to a functioning yet abandoned military outpost. From there they were rescued to Northeast Safe Zone Echo which is supposed to be the only uninfected area not yet overrun. Although they were immune but yet they are carriers of the infection, so they were temporarily hold by the military. But the four escaped via train and travelled south by Bill’s insistence. Bill had belief that they can get long term safety at islands of Florida Keys. They found a boat by raising an old rusty bridge powered by a very old generator at portside town Rayford. The machinery noise of the process alerted a horde of all types of infected. But then the generator gave out. Bill sacrificed himself to restart it so that the other three can reach at safety.

If you like up to this then surely you are going to like the game. If you have already played it then may be your liking may increase. Moreover you may feel oneness with the characters by role playing! :)
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Recommended
32.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Made me forget about cigarettes for 5 hours.

10/10 would forget about my bad habit again
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Recommended
409.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
The reason I downloaded steam.
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14 of 15 people (93%) 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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8 of 8 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
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Recommended
173.0 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
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.3 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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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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Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Way back when in the ancient days of 2007 I had this on Xbox 360, uploaded a playthrough of every campaign, and realized just now that in my first video Louis stole my pills.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
One of the best games ever made!
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3 of 3 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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
i loved the xbox 360 version
and love the pc verion nuff said
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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
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Having played l4d2 for four years, i did not actually play the original Left 4 Dead game but i'm glad i did. This game defintely has a different feel than Left 4 Dead 2.

Here are some notable differences i have noticed playing Left 4 Dead:

- 2 Tanks can spawn in one chapter (This is unlike Left 4 Dead 2 where only 1 Tank is allowed to spawn on non-finale chapters)

- It is much easier to startle a Witch in Left 4 Dead as compared to Witches in Left 4 Dead 2.

- You can friendly fire your teammates with pistols while your incapped (This is absent in Left 4 Dead 2)

- If you fully discharge your shotgun you will perform an additional pumping action before you can shoot again.

- It feels like Hunters attempt to sneak up to you more often as compared to Left 4 Dead 2.

- Ai Bots can shoot car alarms, gas cans, propane tanks and oxygen tanks.


The question many people wonder is if they should get Left 4 Dead since Left 4 Dead 2 has such a large fanbase with the workshop. If your looking to grasp the feel of the original game i would say go for Left 4 Dead, but because of how little people play i would advise buying this game only on sale.

Left 4 Dead 2 is still the better game but defintely did not regret checking out the original feel of the game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
45.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Man soll einfach dieses Spiel spielen
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