Set in the zombie apocalypse, Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) is the highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Left 4 Dead, the #1 co-op game of 2008. This co-operative action horror FPS takes you and your friends through the cities, swamps and cemeteries of the Deep South, from Savannah to New Orleans across five expansive campaigns.
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Release Date: Nov 16, 2009

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About This Game

Set in the zombie apocalypse, Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) is the highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Left 4 Dead, the #1 co-op game of 2008.
This co-operative action horror FPS takes you and your friends through the cities, swamps and cemeteries of the Deep South, from Savannah to New Orleans across five expansive campaigns.
You'll play as one of four new survivors armed with a wide and devastating array of classic and upgraded weapons. In addition to firearms, you'll also get a chance to take out some aggression on infected with a variety of carnage-creating melee weapons, from chainsaws to axes and even the deadly frying pan.
You'll be putting these weapons to the test against (or playing as in Versus) three horrific and formidable new Special Infected. You'll also encounter five new “uncommon” common infected, including the terrifying Mudmen.
Helping to take L4D's frantic, action-packed gameplay to the next level is AI Director 2.0. This improved Director has the ability to procedurally change the weather you'll fight through and the pathways you'll take, in addition to tailoring the enemy population, effects, and sounds to match your performance. L4D2 promises a satisfying and uniquely challenging experience every time the game is played, custom-fitted to your style of play.
  • Next generation co-op action gaming from the makers of Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress and Counter-Strike.
  • Over 20 new weapons & items headlined by over 10 melee weapons – axe, chainsaw, frying pan, baseball bat – allow you to get up close with the zombies
  • New survivors. New Story. New dialogue.
  • Five expansive campaigns for co-operative, Versus and Survival game modes.
  • An all new multiplayer mode.
  • Uncommon common infected. Each of the five new campaigns contains at least one new “uncommon common” zombies which are exclusive to that campaign.
  • AI Director 2.0: Advanced technology dubbed “The AI Director” drove L4D's unique gameplay – customizing enemy population, effects, and music, based upon the players’ performance. L4D 2 features “The AI Director 2.0” which expands the Director’s ability to customize level layout, world objects, weather, and lighting to reflect different times of day.
  • Stats, rankings, and awards system drives collaborative play

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows® 7 32/64-bit / Vista 32/64 / XP
    • Processor: Pentium 4 3.0GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card with 128 MB, Shader model 2.0. ATI X800, NVidia 6600 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 13 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • OS: Windows® 7 32/64-bit / Vista 32/64 / XP
    • Processor: Intel core 2 duo 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video Card Shader model 3.0. NVidia 7600, ATI X1600 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 13 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • OS: MacOS X 10.6.4 or higher (Snow Leopard Graphics Update required)
    • Processor: Dual core Intel processor, 2GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon 2400 or higher / NVIDIA 8600M or higher / Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • Storage: 13 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Not supported: OS X 10.5.x, ATI X1600 or X1900 graphics, NVIDIA GeForce 7 graphics or Intel graphics less than Intel HD 3000.
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1
    • Storage: 13 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
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( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
only good when playing with friends
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( 126.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Best game about pain pill addiction and amateur defibrilation featuring katanas and cricket bats you can find.

"Grabbin' pills"/10
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( 612.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
They asked me not to read this but...
Godamnit, I'm going to read it anyway, because I wrote it and it's the truth:
I love this game! It is the best game ever! Period.
Ladies and gentlemen, Left 4 Dead 2!
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( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
According to all known laws
of aviation,

there is no way a bee
should be able to fly.

Its wings are too small to get
its fat little body off the ground.

The bee, of course, flies anyway

because bees don't care
what humans think is impossible.

Yellow, black. Yellow, black.
Yellow, black. Yellow, black.

Ooh, black and yellow!
Let's shake it up a little.

Barry! Breakfast is ready!


Hang on a second.


- Barry?
- Adam?

- Oan you believe this is happening?
- I can't. I'll pick you up.

Looking sharp.

Use the stairs. Your father
paid good money for those.

Sorry. I'm excited.

Here's the graduate.
We're very proud of you, son.

A perfect report card, all B's.

Very proud.

Ma! I got a thing going here.

- You got lint on your fuzz.
- Ow! That's me!

- Wave to us! We'll be in row 118,000.
- Bye!

Barry, I told you,
stop flying in the house!

- Hey, Adam.
- Hey, Barry.

- Is that fuzz gel?
- A little. Special day, graduation.

Never thought I'd make it.

Three days grade school,
three days high school.

Those were awkward.

Three days college. I'm glad I took
a day and hitchhiked around the hive.

You did come back different.

- Hi, Barry.
- Artie, growing a mustache? Looks good.

- Hear about Frankie?
- Yeah.

- You going to the funeral?
- No, I'm not going.

Everybody knows,
sting someone, you die.

Don't waste it on a squirrel.
Such a hothead.

I guess he could have
just gotten out of the way.

I love this incorporating
an amusement park into our day.

That's why we don't need vacations.

Boy, quite a bit of pomp...
under the circumstances.

- Well, Adam, today we are men.
- We are!

- Bee-men.
- Amen!


Students, faculty, distinguished bees,

please welcome Dean Buzzwell.

Welcome, New Hive Oity
graduating class of...


That concludes our ceremonies.

And begins your career
at Honex Industries!

Will we pick ourjob today?

I heard it's just orientation.

Heads up! Here we go.

Keep your hands and antennas
inside the tram at all times.

- Wonder what it'll be like?
- A little scary.

Welcome to Honex,
a division of Honesco

and a part of the Hexagon Group.

This is it!



We know that you, as a bee,
have worked your whole life

to get to the point where you
can work for your whole life.

Honey begins when our valiant Pollen
Jocks bring the nectar to the hive.

Our top-secret formula

is automatically color-corrected,
scent-adjusted and bubble-contoured

into this soothing sweet syrup

with its distinctive
golden glow you know as...


- That girl was hot.
- She's my cousin!

- She is?
- Yes, we're all cousins.

- Right. You're right.
- At Honex, we constantly strive

to improve every aspect
of bee existence.

These bees are stress-testing
a new helmet technology.

- What do you think he makes?
- Not enough.

Here we have our latest advancement,
the Krelman.

- What does that do?
- Oatches that little strand of honey

that hangs after you pour it.
Saves us millions.

Oan anyone work on the Krelman?

Of course. Most bee jobs are
small ones. But bees know

that every small job,
if it's done well, means a lot.

But choose carefully

because you'll stay in the job
you pick for the rest of your life.

The same job the rest of your life?
I didn't know that.

What's the difference?

You'll be happy to know that bees,
as a species, haven't had one day off

in 27 million years.

So you'll just work us to death?

We'll sure try.

Wow! That blew my mind!

"What's the difference?"
How can you say that?

One job forever?
That's an insane choice to have to make.

I'm relieved. Now we only have
to make one decision in life.

But, Adam, how could they
never have told us that?

Why would you question anything?
We're bees.

We're the most perfectly
functioning society on Earth.

You ever think maybe things
work a little too well here?

Like what? Give me one example.

I don't know. But you know
what I'm talking about.

Please clear the gate.
Royal Nectar Force on approach.

Wait a second. Oheck it out.

- Hey, those are Pollen Jocks!
- Wow.

I've never seen them this close.

They know what it's like
outside the hive.

Yeah, but some don't come back.

- Hey, Jocks!
- Hi, Jocks!

You guys did great!

You're monsters!
You're sky freaks! I love it! I love it!

- I wonder where they were.
- I don't know.

Their day's not planned.

Outside the hive, flying who knows
where, doing who knows what.

You can'tjust decide to be a Pollen
Jock. You have to be bred for that.


Look. That's more pollen
than you and I will see in a lifetime.

It's just a status symbol.
Bees make too much of it.

Perhaps. Unless you're wearing it
and the ladies see you wearing it.

Those ladies?
Aren't they our cousins too?

Distant. Distant.

Look at these two.

- Oouple of Hive Harrys.
- Let's have fun with them.

It must be dangerous
being a Pollen Jock.

Yeah. Once a bear pinned me
against a mushroom!

He had a paw on my throat,
and with the other, he was slapping me!

- Oh, my!
- I never thought I'd knock him out.

What were you doing during this?

Trying to alert the authorities.

I can autograph that.

A little gusty out there today,
wasn't it, comrades?

Yeah. Gusty.

We're hitting a sunflower patch
six miles from here tomorrow.

- Six miles, huh?
- Barry!

A puddle jump for us,
but maybe you're not up for it.

- Maybe I am.
- You are not!

We're going 0900 at J-Gate.

What do you think, buzzy-boy?
Are you bee enough?

I might be. It all depends
on what 0900 means.

Hey, Honex!

Dad, you surprised me.

You decide what you're interested in?

- Well, there's a lot of choices.
- But you only get one.

Do you ever get bored
doing the same job every day?

Son, let me tell you about stirring.

You grab that stick, and you just
move it around, and you stir it around.

You get yourself into a rhythm.
It's a beautiful thing.

You know, Dad,
the more I think about it,

maybe the honey field
just isn't right for me.

You were thinking of what,
making balloon animals?

That's a bad job
for a guy with a stinger.

Janet, your son's not sure
he wants to go into honey!

- Barry, you are so funny sometimes.
- I'm not trying to be funny.

You're not funny! You're going
into honey. Our son, the stirrer!

- You're gonna be a stirrer?
- No one's listening to me!

Wait till you see the sticks I have.

I could say anything right now.
I'm gonna get an ant tattoo!

Let's open some honey and celebrate!

Maybe I'll pierce my thorax.
Shave my antennae.

Shack up with a grasshopper. Get
a gold tooth and call everybody "dawg"!

I'm so proud.

- We're starting work today!
- Today's the day.

Oome on! All the good jobs
will be gone.

Yeah, right.

Pollen counting, stunt bee, pouring,
stirrer, front desk, hair removal...

- Is it still available?
- Hang on. Two left!

One of them's yours! Oongratulations!
Step to the side.

- What'd you get?
- Picking crud out. Stellar!


Oouple of newbies?

Yes, sir! Our first day! We are ready!

Make your choice.

- You want to go first?
- No, you go.

Oh, my. What's available?

Restroom attendant's open,
not for the reason you think.

- Any chance of getting the Krelman?
- Sure, you're on.

I'm sorry, the Krelman just closed out.

Wax monkey's always open.

The Krelman opened up again.

What happened?

A bee died. Makes an opening. See?
He's dead. Another dead one.

Deady. Deadified. Two more dead.

Dead from the neck up.
Dead from the neck down. That's life!

Oh, this is so hard!

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( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Love Shrek Tank
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( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This game is brilliant! If you haven't played it, buy it when it's on sale for you and a friend and have infinite amounts of fun. The fact that Valve made it so community friendly is what keeps this game alive. The modding is real for this game, I play with my friend Left 4 Telletubbies 2 (I modded it so that all the zombies are Telletubbies). What else can i say, if you love mods buy this game, if you don't like mods buy this game, if you dont have a left earlobe buy this game. BUY THIS GAME!
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( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
So I took adrenaline, took some pills, grabbed an ak, and accidentally shot my friends. Some buff thing charged at me, and I killed him. I saw some girl crying in the corner, and she screamed at me, so i killed her. Some fat guy almost threw up on me, so I killed him. I was minding my own business, and I see this huge guy, who starts hitting me. It took a while, but i managed to kill him. Then I went home and played Left 4 Dead 2.
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Adolphius The Pussy Slayer
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Very good, nice game, so wow, would jew again
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( 65.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
It's 2016 and we still got a lot of fun with Left 4 Dead 2. Check most subscribed campaigns in workshop, they deserve to be played!
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( 32.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I highly suggest this game to anyone that isn't great at games like CSGO or COD because instead of going up against other players you play against AI with online friends. There are PVP modes but the main game is against AI. This game is really highlighted as "amazing" because it will run on almost any computer and it's thrilling expierence. I give this game 9.5 out of 10 for its amazing game modes, speed of game and different diffuculty lvls for everyone.
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321 of 382 people (84%) found this review helpful
340 people found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
This game is:
10% luck,
20% skill,
15% concentrated power of will,
5% pleasure,
50% pain,
100% reason to purchase the game.
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61 of 64 people (95%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
271.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
This game alone is the main reason i bought a pc to start off with, with hundreds of hours on the xbox version of the game, i wanted to "upgrade" my left for dead experience, utilising the modding community and being able to finally play with my other friends on the pc and i honestly dont regret it, however there is one major drawback to the enjoyment of this game, the overwhelming amount of toxic players that are in the community. This can really ruin your game experience especially for unexperienced players as you will be kicked for almost any reason, half the time for no good reason at all. Examples could be:
- Missed the insta kill spot? kicked!
- Shot a teamate by accident because he ran infront of you? kicked!
- haven't already played over 500 hours of the game? kicked!
- your team leave you to die for no good reason? kicked!
- can't speak russian? kicked!
- use a health kit to save yourself on 3 health and not help your team mate who is on 43 health? kicked!
- get slowed down by common infected when the team rushes? kicked!
- do really well against the other team? the entire other team leaves, closing the server
- take the melee weapon that a 9 year old on your team wanted? kicked!
- use your mic and sound older than the 10 year olds in the game? get called a pedo and get kicked!
- the vote kick on you doesnt get accepted by the rest of the team? vote kicker leaves the game
this list could go on and on... oh and there is the guy that joins, kills the team, throws himself out of the window and then leaves i mean just **** those guys
(would just like to mention these are the examples that have all happened to me in the past two weeks of playing)

Despite this however the community does have some nice people in it, who just want to play the game and dont mind helping people or losing unfortunately these people arent extremely common so alot of the time your stuck with a toxic team that will kick you for just about any reason if your not perfect.

Other than the toxic players however, the game really doesn't have much i can fault it on
- There are 11 campaigns that are ready available without mods and campaigns aren't to long and remain pretty interesting throughout
- a Fairly wide range of weapons with 14 guns, 11 melee weapons and three throwables.
- There are eight characters, four for each left for dead game each of them as interesting, funny and well developed as the next
- there are 9 different types of infected (including special common infected under just common infected) with 7 of them playable in the verses gamemode
- the A.I director helps keep each level a little bit different, making replyability enjoyable
- bringing along friends is a great idea as it supports 4 player co-op and 4v4 player matches (there are servers that raise this cap, immensely)
- there are 70 available achievements that you can get along with 8 trading cards, each of which are available in foil version and there is 5 Emoticons and profile background also available

The modding community for this game is absolutely amazing with mods for just about anything with different weapons, and character skis, HD textures and lighting, new campaigns and gamemodes, different infected skins and sounds there is a mod for the amount of cockroches that spawn on the ground (i have this, its called Roach Rules) i would list more mods but that list would take to long to type. There is also a lot of anime mods and bikini mods for the character zoey so if your into that, you'll like the modding community even more

Overall, despite the bad sportsmanship of some players, it really is an enjoyable game, with lots of replayability and things you can do to the game to make it diffferent, bringing along friends can make the game even better and if you dont have any (i know the feeling) chances are you can find some when you play.

Overall i'd give the game a 8/10
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37 of 39 people (95%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
3,097.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Product received for free
Well what do I have to say about this game... Not a whole lot really.

While I may have used to play on the vanilla side of things with l4d2 back in 2014, that was no longer the case when I was playing more on the modded servers alot more often (namely Black Combs RPG Mod, BTK Versus Mod, DLR Versus Mod, H***** R*** Versus Mod and Marvelous Gaming Points Reloaded Mod (One of the best RPG mods out there to this day :D )

The reason why me and other players have been still playing Left 4 Dead 2 is because the modding community is still alive to this day (and will continue to be alive).

It's a good game overall. that's all I needed to say
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39 of 46 people (85%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
2,026.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Just look at my hours on this game... And you'll know it's good
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34 of 43 people (79%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
126.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Before starting the review I want to say that this game is fun if your friends play this too.... just kidding it's still fun anyway here's the review

I had spent a lot of time playing this game and I must say I'm still not bored of it

  • Gameplay is excellent
  • Variety of weapons
  • Graphics are not that bad but you can still improve them with mods
  • Steam Workshop
  • Variety of game modes
  • Active community
  • Variety of classes in infected team
  • Physics are just ok
  • A lot of servers to choose from
  • Modded Servers
  • Level Editor
  • Variety of 3rd party plugins to choose from if you want to customize your game

  • You have to deal with toxic players for like 35-40% of the time
  • Some bugs/glitches that are still not fixed
  • Some mods on the workshop cause crash but still they are not fixed

Overall Rating:- 9//10
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61 of 100 people (61%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
178.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
A lot of sequels try to reinvent the original game and fail miserably in the process. L4D2 doesn't have that ambition. It just took what made L4D great and designed new campaigns, new levels, new weapons. It actually almost feels like an expansion pack for the original game. Which is great if you ask me :-). If it isn't broken, don't fix it! If it's fun, don't change it.

That being said, I didn't feel the characters to be as likeable as the original foursome. The level design is slightly underwhelming compared to the original game. But the new weapons and enemies definitely make up for it.

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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
116.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
A timeless co-op experience; full of varying types of zombies, weapons and characters. This game is made by valve so performance issues are practically non-existant, apart from the occasional crash, the optimisation is great.
The introduction of the workshop allows you to play community made maps along with with modifications to the base game, for example: you could turn a gnome into killer keemstar, KILLER ♥♥♥♥ING KEEMSTAR or maybe you want to turn your tank into shrek, the sky is the limit. With varying amounts of game modes too, this game has plenty of bang for your buck regardless of if it is on sale or not.
If you haven't already got this game, do yourself a favour and click that purchase button.
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21 of 32 people (66%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
92.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
The infected are not zombies. That's an important distinction. Zombies rise from the dead. The infected don't. They have never been dead (that is, until they meet you).
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
110.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Product received for free
Left 4 Dead 2 is a unique, funny, brutal and awesome game to play with friends. Download lots of different mods available on Steam Workshop, use either your keyboard with mouse or the controller of your choice and join some people to have a good time!
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