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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Vanderbolt
13.6 hrs
Posted: August 31
great game, i picked up both 1 and 2 on a bundle sale and they are both amazing, the 2nd one inproves on many things from the first, adding many new weapons and enemys
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H35!T@!0N
553.2 hrs
Posted: August 31
this is a great game, but dont buy it because l4d2 has all the exact same things in it inlcuding the maps weapons zombies survivors

but it is still a very good game but it was instantly put in the shadow of left 4 dead 2 on its release
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DudeManGuySir
155.5 hrs
Posted: August 30
L4D is a great game with many features such as a weight to your character and objects in the world. It can become a big challenge becoming to hectic so make sure you play the game a good amount so you can fully get it down! Heavily teamate based I have a great time with close friends and randoms! Only complaint is I wish the community was less TOXIC!
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Destin Grin
114.3 hrs
Posted: August 29
——— 9/10 ———

+ CO-OP
+ Kinaesthetics
+ Level Design
+ Difficulty Fairness/Replayability
+ Mastery Depth
+ Aesthetics
+ Achievements
+ Narration/Lore
+ Humor

- Imperfect engine cause bugs

Unexcelled cooperative game, best of it's kind. Game balance differ from sequel enough to be worth walkthrough even now, especially on expert difficulty.
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Son Of Donald
6.9 hrs
Posted: August 28
Zombies and Pills. Good game (6/10)
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CyberII
26.4 hrs
Posted: August 28
Insta-classic. Love everything about this game.
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I play really old music
22.6 hrs
Posted: August 28
I feel really bad for the people who bought this right before L4D2 released. I love Valve, but guys.. you ♥♥♥♥ed up with l4d2. You completely scammed everyone who patroned this game. To the point where I don't trust them with l4d3. I'm not gonna be buying it until I know it's not just the same game with more ♥♥♥♥.

Luckily, servers are still frequently made and visited. L4D1 is not abandoned. So overall, which one you want entirely depends on this;
Do you prefer quality? (l4d1) or quantity? (l4d2)
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Black KNight
1.2 hrs
Posted: August 27
7
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alivaamora
38.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
Product received for free
Got it as a present from one of my friends. One of the best passtimes I have had this month :D especially enjoyed the multiplayer mode, since the game itself was designed as a team game :D
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Mr. Ford
41.7 hrs
Posted: August 25
PILLS HERE!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
289.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
I love this game so much. More than 1000 hours spent on 360 and 200 on PC. I have met so many friendly people.
I had so much fun, but sadly. This game was killed by it's own develepers. Porting content from this game to sequel was Valve's mistake. Valve promised that they will support this game, but what did they give in the end?
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2,592.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
One Of The Good Fun Things Happened In My Life

♥ L4D ♥
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Easily one of the best shooters I've ever played, addictive and still holds up well 8 years on.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 3
Accidently bought this back in the day. Meant to buy the second. I don't regret it, still really fun game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
843.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Interesting game, nice desing and sound. The infected's skills are really amazing. The background music makes you to feel the fear o adrenaline. Completely recommend to my friends.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
I feel really bad for the people who bought this right before L4D2 released. I love Valve, but guys.. you ♥♥♥♥ed up with l4d2. You completely scammed everyone who patroned this game. To the point where I don't trust them with l4d3. I'm not gonna be buying it until I know it's not just the same game with more ♥♥♥♥.

Luckily, servers are still frequently made and visited. L4D1 is not abandoned. So overall, which one you want entirely depends on this;
Do you prefer quality? (l4d1) or quantity? (l4d2)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
36.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Left 4 Dead is the definitive zombie game that still holds up to this day. The maps are fun and memorable the animations really bring out the weapons. However the characters are for the most part dull and uninteresting. Also since the game was released so long ago Left 4 Dead does not support the Steam workshop. But if you can look past all that than I think you will enjoy this amazing title. I would go as far to say that Left 4 Dead is better than it's sequel. All in all this is a great game from a great fanbase. KILLZONE gives this game a 9/10. Fantastic.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
90.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 11
Awesome. Just. Awesome. Still return to it again and again despite the griefers. Definitely a good way to cure your fear of zombies. Or develop a fear of zombies you never knew you had. Will definitely be drawing from this experience come the zompocalypse.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
299.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Practice wall jumping with Hunter in vs mode when your super high you do a lot of damage when you fall on the survivors
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