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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (81,078 reviews)
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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 13 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 13 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 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.
    Minimum:
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 13 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
685 of 780 people (88%) found this review helpful
49.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
If this game was a potato, it would be a good potato.
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294 of 318 people (92%) found this review helpful
128.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Want to be a survivor? FINE
Want to be a zombie? FINE
Want to be a tank? FINE
Want to scream like a girl when tank is coming? FINE
Want to step silently near a witch? FINE
Want to play co-op with your friends one on the best zombie games? FINE
Want to kill your friends in versus mode? FINE
Want to be a schoolgirl, Deadpool or Lara Croft (using workshop mods only) in a multiplayer game? FINE

oh... you have Left 4 Dead 2 already? FINE 10/10.
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339 of 380 people (89%) found this review helpful
85.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
I modded this game and now I don't know what it's about; something to do with a virus and shrek running at you shouting DONKEY.

I think I remember the original game being good...
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261 of 292 people (89%) found this review helpful
120.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
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Graphics:
+ good animations
+ nice hero faces
- low textur sharpness

Sound:
+ scary music
+ good english speakers
+ nasty zombie sounds

Atmosphere:
+ intense boss fights
+ constant threat

Game Size:
+ 13 free chapter
+ 8 characters
+ all chapters in versus
+ exciting versus mode
+ 6 game modes
- some boring stages

Left 4 Dead 2 unleashed a harrowing and entertaining vision of what it's like to be on both sides of the zombie apocalypse.
Left 4 Dead 2 also improves on the original in almost every other way, featuring new weapons, new items, new enemies, and new survivors that make the game richer across the board. Though the core action remains largely unchanged, the widespread enhancements make Left 4 Dead 2 even better than its impressive predecessor. This is one zombie apocalypse you do not want to miss.
The heart of Left 4 Dead 2 is the 13 campaign maps that take the survivors through a wide variety of terrain in the Deep South. From murky swamplands to a creepy carnival ground, from flooded suburbs to claustrophobic city streets, every environment is detailed and immersive.
Well-timed survivor quips make trudging through zombie-infested swamps a bit less nerve-racking, and thunderous rainstorms make a tense final stand (the moments right before your rescue) even more dramatic. This rich atmosphere is enhanced by the wider variety of choke points and final stands, all of which give the campaigns their own unique pace.

The game forces you to work as a team if you want to win. You need to talk, and you need to participate. Every player of your four person squad of Survivors needs to be communicating about what they're doing, calling out locations for ammunition, weapon, and health pickups, and asking for help when in trouble.
The catch is that no stage ever plays out the same way, because there's an artificial intelligence called the Director governing the action. Packs of common zombies can attack at any time, and if what the Director throws at you proves too challenging, your path of progression through a stage may even get swapped around to make things easier.
It makes every experience different, and encourages repeat play as it adapts to challenge players of any skill level.
There are multiple difficulty, with Normal serving as a good entry-level challenge while on Expert only those with the best communication, decision-making, and reaction skills will survive.
Left 4 Dead 2's Realism mode makes the challenge even more daunting, removing helpful glows around items and weapons amongst other things, meaning it's all up to your communication skills to call out ammunition and item pickups or to let people know you're in trouble.

Versus is also where you'll be challenged the most, as four players will be running through as Survivors and four others controlling the powerful boss zombie types. These include the Tanks, Boomers, Smokers, and Hunters from the first game, in addition to the new Spitters, Jockeys, and Chargers. The new boss zombie special powers add layers to the gameplay. There are a few new nasties to contend with as well, including the Jockey (jumps on your head and steers you off course), the Spitter (shoots a pool of deadly acid on the ground), and the Charger (rams into you, carries you away, and pounds you into the ground). There's also a variety of Witch that actually walks around as opposed to just sitting and weeping, and she rounds out the formidable roster of special infected. These enemies are tricky to contend with in the field, especially when a few of them descend on you at the same time, and overall the addition of these new boss zombies adds in a welcome amount of depth and, if you're playing as Survivors, unpredictability to the play experience.
If your Infected team is working together you can time Boomer bile attacks with Jockey jumps and Spitter attacks so large groups of common zombies are attacking while one Survivor stumbles under a Jockey's control and the rest are slowly dying in a pool of acid.
It's not just the better campaigns, the more fully-realized and detailed environments and the switch from the dark city streets of the first game to the bogs, carnival grounds, marshes, and sunlit construction yards that contribute to reasons why this is a better game. There's also a wealth of little things that make this a sturdier, more complex, and more entertaining experience.
The melee weapons can absolutely shred the undead, particularly the machete, katana, and limited use chainsaw.
If your Survivor teammates are trying to heal and share adrenaline shots, choose between med packs or defibrillator kits, or decide between pipe bombs, Molotov cocktails, or the new bile bombs that when shattered are like zombie lightning rods, there's no better way to seal off entrance to the area than by meeting any approaching foe with a whirring chainsaw.

Survival mode, the players try to stay alive on a map against endless waves of infected, and they earn medals and leaderboard-worthy times for their troubles. Without the joy of escape, this mode isn't as satisfying as its longer counterparts. The same is not true for the new Scavenge mode. Here, survivors try to collect gas tanks from around a map and pour them into a generator to add more time to the dwindling clock. A team of infected try to stop them and kill them. This mode more adeptly mirrors the frustrations and rewards of Versus mode. On the one hand, you have the challenge of survival and the thrill of each can successfully deposited; on the other, you have the task of foiling the survivors' well-armed efforts and the grim satisfaction of taking them down. Each team plays both sides per round, and the first to three round victories wins.

Left 4 Dead 2 is a much better game and much better value. The new campaigns and unique game modes offer more variety and more longevity, while all the other additions and tweaks make the already great gameplay even more enjoyable. Left 4 Dead 2 is best enjoyed with friends, and every mode is seamlessly integrated online.
Even so, it remains one of the most distinctive co-operative titles out there, and allows for some of the most nerve-searing team-based multiplayer gaming on the market.


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279 of 322 people (87%) found this review helpful
2,457.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
You will be frustrated, you will be kicked, you wil quick join some hentai modded perverted servers, you will be called hacking scum and you will call others cheaters, things will not make sense.

When you have 200+ games in the library with "nothing to play", somehow you will launch this glitchy and lerpy piece of ancient cr*p, you will eat a full spoon of it and ask for a refill.
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674 of 833 people (81%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
Shrek incapacitated every single one of my teammates.
It's all ogre now. 10/10
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191 of 217 people (88%) found this review helpful
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Good game if you look at all the special zombies as different kinds of drunk people.

Smoker: The chain smoker
Boomer: The puker
Witch: The emotional mess
Hunter: The too drunk to walk kind of person
Spitter: The person who spits after taking a shot
Charger: The drunk who bumps into everyone
Tank: Drunk broseph who also has a steroid addiction
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303 of 406 people (75%) found this review helpful
101.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
- It was a wonderful day
- Decides to play Left 4 Dead 2
- I joined a server
- Can't wait to shoot some Zombies
- Super long-♥♥♥ loading time
- Finally, the game loads
- Trying to be friendly
- Said " Hi " and with a " :3 " face
- Teammates bashing and shoots me
- Thought it was a joke
- Shoots back
- Teammatess starts to votekick someone
- Me
- ( Heavy Breathing )
- Said " I thought it was a joke ffs D: " on chat
- Teammates replied with foreign language
- wat.jpg
- I replied with " k "
- All agreed to kick me from the game
- are_you_♥♥♥♥♥♥_serious.jpg
- Got kicked from the server
- Obvious message on screen telling me that I was kicked from the session
- Stared at the menu screen for 20 seconds
- Quits

11/10 would get kick again.
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76 of 81 people (94%) found this review helpful
157.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
I cannot stress this enough, this game is possibly the best purchase you could ever get in the Steam store. Everything from the mechanics, co-op, storyline, campaigns, weapons, characters, modding community and visuals are absolutely staggering and is just one of those gems every PC gamer must have in their collection. I could write a much longer review about this perfect game, but either you already know a lot about this game's magnitude or I would just want to surprise the very minimal group of people who are not familiar with this game.
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137 of 171 people (80%) found this review helpful
101.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
got killed by slenderman, shrek, and osama bin laden all in one game...

GG
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80 of 91 people (88%) found this review helpful
1,796.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
It's one of these games you never get bored of :)

worth your money.
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61 of 65 people (94%) found this review helpful
84.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
I have a potato for a computer and it still runs well. Upgrading to a carrot so that I can play at 800x600 resolution.

Also it's a fun game.
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50 of 53 people (94%) found this review helpful
155.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Chargers seem to always want to give me a hug when I'm standing by the edge of oblivion.

10/10 - I've never felt so loved before.
Hahahaha.. oh..
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66 of 78 people (85%) found this review helpful
611.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
L4D2 is just as addictive as drugs, so excuse me while I "play" my daily dose of zombie killing.
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194 of 278 people (70%) found this review helpful
251.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
my entire team was taken down by an exploding boomer at the start of the level

10/10 would play again
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61 of 73 people (84%) found this review helpful
276.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
-Who is the developer of L4D2?
-Valve!
-Oh fyck it 100/10 :D
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37 of 39 people (95%) found this review helpful
1,304.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 10
Left 4 Dead 2 is a hard game to review. The left 4 dead games "both of them" are games that are unlike anything else I have ever played, they are games that quite literally changed my entire life. These games are the types of games that you can meet people on that will be friends for years to come and these games also have an unreal amount of replay value. you have campaign for the casual players with addon support so you have an almost endless amount of maps to play if you dont mind downloading more, you have versus which can be really fun, but sadly in both games unless you play with friends the community is either tryhards that care too much about winning or people that are so terrible that you wonder how they even got their computer running in the first place. Lastly there is survival, my personal favorite game mode. People in the survival community "once you actually find the real survival players" are useually a nice bunch of people and its a game mode unlike the other two in a good way once you give it a chance. Honestly both of these games although they both are titled "Left 4 Dead" are very different and many people i have run into tend to think of one game as simply better than the other, but objectively speaking this is simply not the case. Both games are too different to really make that kind of judgement. Both of these games are games that if you enjoy this type of gameplay, then you could waste thousands of hours on them.

But this brings up the biggest problem with these games, the people in them. Do enough searching and you will find people you can mingle with but the majority of public players in either game regardless of game mode are unbelieveably dumb. In vs also not just the really dumb people but you have the typical ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s found in any game based around pvp that seem to think that winning makes them more important somehow as a person and don't seem to realize that there is no reward for winning in a l4d games like there is in a competitive game like counter strike or dota with their tournaments.

Campaign is a really casual game mode compared to the other two but still there tends to be ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s in this game mode too sometimes, people that find joy in joining pub games just to grief their teammates for some reason and then leave without a word. Thankfully this is rare and most people in campaign are either mute or friendly.

Then there is survival, a game mode that brings me more enjoyment but also more frustration than any other mode. In L4D2 it seems to be a collection of people that for some stupid reason refuse to play anything except for the mall map, people that are actually really terrible at it too and can run laps for 100+ min on mall sure but could not get a gold on any other map to save their life. There is l4d1 survival as well which is a dif style of play but the community is dying off because all of the players who have been around a long time have gotten tired of the game and pubs are beyond stupid. Always either people trying to glitch a time or people so bad/dumb you wonder if they were dropped on their head as a baby 5 times.

All in all, You will enjoy the l4d games, both of them if you enjoy co-op based shooters, but you will have to endure a very mixed crowd of people regardless of game, with the first game haveing a somewhat more friendly crowd cause of the smaller community. I would recommend both games if you have the patience to search for people worth talking to or have someone to go into the game with.
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73 of 97 people (75%) found this review helpful
95.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
A Tank ripped a large rock from a wooden platform. 10/ 10

Um Tank arrancou uma enorme rocha de uma plataform de madeira 10/10
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49 of 61 people (80%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
I bought this game for the frying pan.
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44 of 55 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 15
I couldnt decide what to write in this review , so im gonna share to you guys my favorite apple pie recipe Enjoy! :

Pastry

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening

4 to 6 tablespoons cold water

Filling

1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon salt

8 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples (8 medium)

2 tablespoons butter or margarine

1) In medium bowl, mix 2 cups flour and 1 teaspoon salt. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle with cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost cleans side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons more water can be added if necessary).

2) Gather pastry into a ball. Divide in half; shape into 2 flattened rounds on lightly floured surface. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate about 45 minutes or until dough is firm and cold, yet pliable. This allows the shortening to become slightly firm, which helps make the baked pastry more flaky. If refrigerated longer, let pastry soften slightly before rolling.

3) Heat oven to 425°F. With floured rolling pin, roll one pastry round into round 2 inches larger than upside-down 9-inch glass pie plate. Fold pastry into fourths; place in pie plate. Unfold and ease into plate, pressing firmly against bottom and side.

4) In large bowl, mix sugar, 1/4 cup flour, the cinnamon, nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Stir in apples until well mixed. Spoon into pastry-lined pie plate. Cut butter into small pieces; sprinkle over filling. Trim overhanging edge of pastry 1/2 inch from rim of plate.

5) Roll other round of pastry into 10-inch round. Fold into fourths and cut slits so steam can escape. Unfold top pastry over filling; trim overhanging edge 1 inch from rim of plate. Fold and roll top edge under lower edge, pressing on rim to seal; flute as desired. Cover edge with 2- to 3-inch strip of foil to prevent excessive browning.

6) Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust, removing foil for last 15 minutes of baking. Serve warm if desired.
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