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 (92,574 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
927 of 989 people (94%) found this review helpful
39 people found this review funny
28.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Dear Humans. This is Tank. You probably know me from hit game Left 4 Dead. Well, Tank need to get something off chest. It make Tank sad that as soon as you see him, you start shooting at him. Tank not mindless killing machine. Sure, Tank enjoy smashing human skulls to paste. What 12-foot tall, 800 pound, horribly mutated creature wouldn't? But there is another side to Tank. Tank also enjoy stamp collecting, scrapbooking, and updating blog under pen name "Love Muffin". Tank took origami class once at adult-learning annex, but fingers to big, so Tank smash teacher. Got B-minus. So, when you see Tank on the streets of city, instead of shooting, try asking Tank how day is going. You may find that you and Tank have more in common than you think. Of course, Tank will still smash you, but you will die having made new friend. And that make Tank happy.
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120 of 125 people (96%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
The successor to Left 4 Dead, this second game adds new maps, new weapons, new special infected with new attacks and even new characters. But in many ways the most important different between the two games is the scoring system.

Without mods, the first games scoring system really did tend to induce rage. A single mistake on a map and you could lose so many points that teams would be totally demoralized and either fall apart (making the game effectively over) or just quit (making it absolutely over). For hardcore players this was half the fun, but for the average casual player it could make Left 4 Dead a little too frustrating.

Left 4 Dead 2 on the other hand had a far more forgiving score system allowing teams who fail badly on map 1 to still feel they have a good chance of clawing the in back in the next 3 or 4 maps. With party wipes being a little less likely due to the removal of the quad cap, Left 4 Dead 2 is still a game people can play causally and still enjoy. With the extra variety of a lot more special infected meaning a lot more variety in possible tactics, Left 4 Dead 2 is still one of the best team focused games that I have ever played.

If you have a small group of close friends who love winning through superior team work rather than superior twitch skills, Left 4 Dead 2 is one of the best PvP games you could try. But be warned, playing with random people you have never met can be rewarding, but more often than not it can be bloody annoying.
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101 of 106 people (95%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
164.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
You can play as Mario fighting Shrek with a giant diIdo while your teammates Batman, a Raptor and Megan Fox are busy killing Teletubbies and Osama Bin Ladden with gingerbread while listening to Benny Hill as a boss fight music.

Thank you Steam Workshop.

11/10

- IGN
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97 of 108 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,620.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
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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482 of 657 people (73%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
I couldnt decide what to write in this review , so im gonna share with 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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41 of 44 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
208.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Everyone ever should own this game.

+Killing zombies
+Good survivers
+Melee weapons look awesome
+So many god damn mods that you just want to install them all and kill your computer, but it would be worth it because it would look ♥♥♥♥ing amazingggggg.
+Ingame voice and chat, so friends all around!

-You will spend most of your life on this game.
-You may become emotionally attatched to Ellis. No? Just me? Ok.
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37 of 38 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Left 4 Dead 2 is a very fun adventure game in which you team up with 3 others and kill countless zombies as you fight for your survival. Utilise many weapons such as assault rifles, pistols, axes and even chainsaws. It has a good storyline as well, making the characters who need to survive quite interesting as they have to interact with eachother. While the zombie-killing is fun, after a while it will get reptitive and you'll run out of fun ways to kill zombies. Another downside is that you should really play it with others, as whith bots it is really bad because they act like they have no brain. There are a good range of modes however, even ones when you get to control zombies!

Pros:
+Good variety of weapons and fun ways to kill zombies
+Good sotry
+Fun with 4 people
+Good modes

Cons:
-Can get repetitive, depending on how you view it
-Bad if you're on your own

Verdict:
9.1/10.0
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25 of 25 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,346.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
Beware, this game is addicting.
No matter how many zombies you kill, you'll look for more.
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32 of 38 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
637.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
...Every lady's crazy when her daddy's not around ♫
...Gotta reach for the top, stay that mountainnnn ♪
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
88.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Playing co-op mode is really great, not to mention the killing hordes of zombies and special zombies. The game has some interesting modes, as well as several campaign. I recommend playing with all the fans of zombies.
My rating 10/10
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
1,489.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
I can honestly say that Left 4 Dead 2 would be my favourite zombie multiplayer game right now. It's a sequel to Left 4 dead. Same concept but more features added. It adds newer maps, different characters, more playable special infecteds, and a bunch load of more weapons to slaughter zombies with. You basically travel through different areas with your teammates trying to find an escape route. What more can you say about it? It's a fun coop game where you can play with your friends or any other online players from across the world.

Besides from just going to different saferooms and finding an escape vehicle on a finale campaign on the same maps, there are other gamemodes you can play to eliminate the boredom. Survival is a great and challenging gamemode where your teammates and you have to try to survive on a map for as long as you can with the resources that will be provided around the map. Great mode for strategy and setting a goal for surviving for maybe longer than 10 minutes or even an hour. The longer the time, the more crucial it'll get. Versus is another gamemode you can also try out. Probably is the most popular and playful gamemode in the game. It's a fun and competitive game which consist of two teams. One as special infecteds and one who plays as the survivors. After completing a map, both teams will rotate positions depending on who won last round. The team with the most points after completing the finale will be declared as the winner. This I believe is the only gamemode where you actually have the ability to play as a special infected which is a fun feature in the game.

With some of the updates that Left 4 Dead 2 offered us, you can actually have the ability to play as the old characters and the old maps from the first Left 4 dead. This means that there are more maps for you to try out and more characters for you to select. You don't even need to purchase the first Left 4 Dead. Also adds two extra maps for you to play on such as "The Sacrafice" played by the Left 4 Dead characters and "Cold Stream" played by the Left 4 Dead 2 Characters.

If you get bored of just playing normal vanilla games, you can try out some of the special steam group servers. These servers are made by other people where they can provide special features in the game that originally aren't in the game. They bring out a new level of fun and diversity. A fort spawner server for Survival where you can build a fort/shelter to help you fight away the zombies. An RPG leveling system server for Campaign and Versus where you can level up your character and acquire unique perks and abilities to make you much stronger to slay the infected.

I met most of cool online friends on this game. It has been here for a while now and is still a popular game to this day. I would extremely recommend getting this game if you're into horror, fun or just love smashing zombies with a frying pan. It's only $21.99, which is fairly a cheap price for a great game.
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
42.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
Left 4 Dead 2
@25/03/2015
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Overview:
Left 4 Dead 2 is the sequel to the massively acclaimed game series "Left 4 Dead" created by Valve themselves, this game provides Extreme gore and amazing zombie A.I which was beyond its time, The game supply’s a fun and interactive zombie experience only with Multiple different game modes such as the regular campaign or survival And mutation where you can play as the mutants or survive inside the game for as long as you can, it gets dirty real fast, can you survive a apocalypse?
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Games steam description:
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
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Pros:

+The animations are outstanding, each zombie seems to have a different feeling of aggression, some of them in the horde run straight for you whilst others maybe just turning around to stare at you then run after you or there are some which are slow and still have not noticed you, bash them away and splatter their brains across the walls, amazing fun for all.

+There is a constant sense of attack, if it is quite or the zombies have stopped something is very very wrong, you are constantly looking at corners or battling through a massive wave of zombies with nothing more than a chainsaw, it is a perfect feeling for a zombie game and certainly one I think fits perfectly.

+Monster boss fights are difficult but at the right level, Monster fights are really fun and make the team work as one to beat it, it can sometimes scare you since it could pop out of nowhere and smack you down in a punch.

+The soundtrack to the game is fitting and horrifying, it changes depending on your current situation but in a way which fits over the current music and blends together with the already edgy feeling of the game and scary monster sounds it creates a truly amazing experience.

+The game is still alive and booming with both the community and modding on the workshop, since 2009 the game has only grown larger in size and fun for everyone, the multiplayer server are still alive and the amount of mods available is just insane, in a way this game can become infinite with custom maps and funny mods for the weapons or characters etc... Inside the game.

+The textures are still brilliant; it has dated well with many other games and if it ever does become out-dated modding and texture updates will always keeps the game looking fantastic, so if you are a fan of taking pretty screenshot this game is still a valuable option.

+English audio is very well done, the voice actors sound and act according to their game characters very well, they seem very believable and all of them let off a different impression making you pick your favourite character easy or sometimes really difficult.

+As for the games length there are a total of 13 free chapters and 8 characters including the old Left 4 Dead characters, there is a total of 6 game modes and all of the chapters are also included inside the versus mode.

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Cons:

-Texture smoothing/sharpness is not great, object become jagged and from a longer distance begin to look much more edgy and ugly.

-Stages inside the campaign can be extremely boring, although many of the points are in fact fun there are just some points you just dread doing again after a couple of try’s

-Depending on the time you play the game players and servers can become a Problem by decreasing in amount and finding a mode or certain level you want to play difficult to find.

-Subtitles for moments when characters speak are not an option, however interface is fully translated.


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Final Verdict:
Perfect zombie experience single player or multiplayer, a massive laugh with Friends or a competitive teamwork experience in the dozens of game modes, overall I am myself a fan of Left 4 dead as a series and can say this is my preferred Version in the series, Score: 89/100
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
One of the best CO-OP games out there! excellent team play! highly recommended!

This game isnt like all the other zombie games, its something special! 9/10
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
326.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
Awesome zombie coop game. Even old, I still got some good fun moments with my friends playing some campaigns and versus sometimes; since I'm not into versus gamemode that much.
You will get addict to this game for a time, then take a long break after hours and hours playing the same maps - but thanks to the Workshop, you can subscribe to a tons of mods, maps and skins for your own gameplay style. There are yet popular servers of 4x4 ; 10x10 coop styles.

Again, Left 4 Dead 2 it's like an "upgraded" version from the L4D1: more special infected zombies, maps, new characters and you can still play the maps and the old characters from the first game. I strongly recommend you to buy this one first since it's better than L4D1. The workshop keep this game alive I believe. Enjoy!

9.5/10
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
802.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
I love this game. It is the best zombie survival game ever created.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
101.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
*Final horde comes*
"GRABBING A SHOT!!!!"
Uses said shot, plows though the whole horde, makes it to the safehouse.
Left my teammates to deal with Diddy Kong, Snoop Dogg, Shrek, and the chocolate guy from Spongebob.

10/10 would leave for dead again
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
57.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Mod weapons.
Kill zombies.
Stalk survivors.
Get rammed from a Charger.
Get ridden from a Jockey.
Get pounced on and ripped apart by a Hunter.
Get tounged by a Smoker.
Get vomited on by a Boomer.
Get spat on by a Spitter.
The Witch is sassy.
The Tank would kick your a$$.
Get gangraped by a herd of zombies.
Blow heads off.
Get left behind by your team.
Mod more weapons.
Kill more zombies.
Shoot teammates.
Mod your characters.
Read writings on the walls.
Throw pipe bombs.
Throw molotov's.
Throw propane tanks.
Get caught on fire.
Use a grenade launcher and watch bodies fly.
Honestly, the choice is yours.



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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
2,504.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Great game, totally addictive, good graphics! The multiplayer makes it even better! Waiting for Left for dead 3 now!!!! :D
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
142.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
"Come on, Coach... Maybe the helicopter... maybe it's made of chocolate…"
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
25.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
Teammates blame you for everything
11/10- IGN
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