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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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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • 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.
    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
    • Storage: 13 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
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( 115.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
if you like asking yourself the question "what am i doing with my life ?" while killing zombies and getting ♥♥♥♥♥ by hunters then this is the game for you with a gameplay so simple and repetitive and i mean in a good kind of repetitive it never gets old
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Feniix
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
I demand a Trilogy

11/10
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myaolpassword
( 18.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Played this series on the Xbox 360 and loved it. Loved it even more on PC mainly because of the modding community. One of my favorite games to play co-op
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Dingus McMingus
( 85.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Sexy legs coach.
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ButtlordSatan
( 134.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
its a amazing game trust me my name is Sopfie i am 6 years old
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DooM
( 339.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
zoey <3 <3
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Captn Savage
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
The control on this game is like running on an ice rink.
If you can get over the horrendous controls, it is a farily engaging team game.
Ps. I could not get over the controls, . . . inexcusable for a pc game to handle so sloppily
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Pines
( 158.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
To be honest, this game is about getting used to having the infected screw you over in any situation possible, not to mention the fact that if you're grouped with immature little ♥♥♥♥♥ that think it's okay to not run to the saferoom because they saw a medkit lying around out there. As well as those that shoot zombies going for the Pipebomb, it makes your experience playing the game overall terrible, since you practically have to carry most of the time, but hey, that's just me. Good voice acting though, the characters make me laugh whenever they decide to converse every once in a while. One thing though, if you don't get good quick in Versus mode, you're gonna have a bad time. Not only are the people online unforgiving about every single little mistake you make, they will not hesitate to kick you out of a match that you're playing to improve yourself. Not really upset over it, since I just play Singleplayer and online Co-op most of the time.

The only upside to this game is the addition of the Workshop. Now, Teletubbies can kill massive onslaughts of the undead, with guns that are painted like a children drew the guns. Wonderful, 9/11 would play again.
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OMI!
( 14.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Good game like this never die!
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get schwifty
( 29.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
joins any lobby gets kicked instantly
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Thomas the Dank Engine
( 98.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Fun experience, lots of infected to tear to shreds (literally). The gore system is quite amusing, offering very detailed results from shooting enemies point blank in the chest with a shotgun or blowing their limbs off with an AK.

Has a good deal of replayability to it, offering randomized hordes and special infected encounters, with mini-bosses such as the Tank popping up every now and then which turns where-ever you're currently located into a mini arena.
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Xaverius XVIII
( 116.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
I've been playing Left 4 Dead 2 and whether i'm playing solo or co-op, the game never ceases to entertain me, and now with the Workshop's addons the game becomes more fun, needless to say you can choose mods that can go along with your style.

Waiting for Left 4 Dead 3. Someday...
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(VIP) Asian Farmer 2016 🐉
( 18.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Old game 2009 Was the year this was made yet it still Plays better, Looks better, and just overall is better than half the game we get today

10/10 Would Play Again
0/10 <--- What a ♥♥♥ would put
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UrhobA T1
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
The Walking Dead hayranıysan veya en azından zombileri seviyosan bu oyun tam sana göre diyebilirim hadi silahını kap arkadaşlarınla online da grubunu kur ve zombilerin kafalarını hemen uçurmaya başla
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Galuh.AK
( 64.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
wow the best zombie coop . with modding . hahaha .
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Urah
( 629.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
I can't recommend a game which makes fun of Noam Chomsky
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| Kazekira |
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
I love killing zombies . I love killing zombies with friends . UNLIMITED AMMO (pistol) . Become a zombie . Die and been kicked because of lags .
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,489.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
I have been playing Left 4 Dead since the original came out on Xbox 360 in 2008. Once I got a PC that could run Left 4 Dead 2, I discovered that Left 4 Dead really has no end of enjoyment. It is not for everyone of course, but if you like slaying zombies, exploration, teamwork, fun with friends, and some hilarious moments, this game is excellent.

It is now 2016, and still, people are making mods, addons, skins, new game modes, and creating unique servers that change the rules of the game. It is hard to get bored with a game that people keep adding to this much.

You will unfortunately hear about, or experience yourself, bad players on this game. This goes for EVERY game out there on the Internet. If there is a way to ruin other players' fun, there are people who will try to do it. Please don't blame the game for bad players. Left 4 Dead 2 still has hundreds, maybe thousands of players who love to have a good time and try to support eachother in game. I'm one of those. =D If you have a bad experience, try again please. More good-natured players are always welcome.

To me, this is the best game in the world right now. This is because it provides a fun way to meet cool and amazing people, who enjoy this great game where you are rewarded for working TOGETHER, instead of just killing eachother. The game itself provides lots of fun, but what really makes it amazing are the people you play with, and people who continue to make the game better.

I have put off writing a review to this game for so long, because I really can't say enough about it. This review seems like it barely scratches the surface to me. All I can say is try it. TRY IT. Join some games, download some add ons and try those. Remember not to take it too seriously. Get killed, laugh, try to get better, die more, laugh even more. XD Left 4 Dead forever haha.
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
no comments!
JUST AWESOME!
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
560.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
I was young.
I had no idea what I was doing.
I played a few rounds.
I had fun.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
66.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Name another game where you can play as Stan Lee while taking down hordes of Xenomorphes using Assault rifles, shotguns or Katanas.

No seriously, buy this game. The modding community offers almost endless possibilities. The Versus gamemode is also really fun!
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
83.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
If you wanted to buy this game, take into account this.

It depends fully upon how you plan to play.
With friends?
Sure, it'd be great if you got friends that you know will play with you in private.
Without friends?
No, do not try to play the game generally most of the time you'll encounter a very salty hate filled community of vote-kick spammers/whiney players but man, it's fun playing versus against randoms with a full team at your side.

"salty community"

So the game it'self, well it's left 4 dead it's fun and all got lots of mod maps too for various modes.
It's a co-op game so singleplayer is a little tasteless to try, but it's a love-hate relationship if I ever saw one.
You'll love it if you got a group with you, say three of your best friends who know how to play well but as always it can enduce hate and overall 'salt' people from being nice to rude [though that may be a understatement].

For the average person who plays this game and plays without friends [beneath three of your friends agree to play with you] at their side, it's a bad idea to try playing.

But if your smart like most of my friends, you'll play alongside your buds and generally do well and have fun ruining people's days if you play your team vs randoms.

I wish VALVe had a no/neutral/yes in their rating system....
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,052.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
I used to be addicted to this game.. now I create campaigns for this game. Awesome game when played with friends, the community are mostly trolls especially on expert difficulty.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
This game taught me that if u see a zambie u better blastem mayne, it also taught me that if you get ate by a buncth of zambies dont worry because people can come save you later because u behind a door mayne.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Starts coop game with friend, we both choose our characters and set the dificulty to max. now since we're both ♥♥♥♥♥ to each other we shoot each other right away
so we both go down and lo and behold our saviour AI Ellis
meanwhile coach is just sitting there looking at me
so we keep going through the story and OH NO ELLIS IS ALMOST DEAD HE HAS 5 HEALTH
Coach is at full

We both go down

Coach keeps going and walks past us screaming for help

Ellis with his slowly decaying health picks the both of us up and uses his medpack on one of us





long story short i always shoot ai coach to death because all i need is team player Ellis

Ellis/Ellis
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
A very decent co-op game to play both with friends and with strangers. The game has a very enjoyable gameplay, great graphics and good enough sounds. It is very arcade though, so whether you'll like it depends on how much you like arcade shooters. Many game modes and quite a lot of maps make sure you won't get bored too quickly. While L4D2 is quite bland in singleplayer, it is definitely worth getting for multiplayer.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
SÜPER OYUN
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
52.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
This game is not about killing zombies, it's about protecting three idiots that do everything in their power to die.
10/4 would carry my team in pvp again
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
I think its co-op is quite good for ya... But it's a pity U can't remove those 2 BOTs... The only plus they have is they spend their medkits on you :P
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,143.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
I don't even like this game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
872.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
If you enjoy multiplayer games and zombies..l4d2 just for you
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Well , an amazing fps horror game . More fun when playing with friends
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
34.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
10/10 killing all them zombies
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
10/10 Would let it bang me again
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
271.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Easily my favorite game of all time and a must have for any gamer's library. The zombies are unique and the game has a good selection of guns and fun melee weapos. I usually play the vanilla campaign on advanced most of the time; just for the immersion factor. But theres tons of different types of matches where you can be a zombie and hunt people and a bunch of types I haven't even tried yet. Recently I was taught how amazing the gun and blood mods are from the workshop! It can reallly revitalize how the game feels burt there is a lot of playability in this title even without mods.

After all this time people still play so you know its good 10/10

+++ If you already own this and have less than 100 hours go play L4D2 for god's sake!!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,347.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Well, I would like to start my review by saying that it's one of my favouriete games and it's really worth the money you would pay for it, if you consider buying. Some of the things I consider crucial for a multiplayer game is a active player-base and you've got it here! basicly at every time of the day you will have someone to play with and during those hours after work or at the evening you will have something aroung 10 000 people to share your fun with.

The game is really fair - it's has a good balance between depth and complexity, it surely isn't the best looking, but it's very charmy and all the time it's very on point with the zombie-apocalypse theme. What I mean by fair is that you have abolutely no grind, no power rise at any point, yet developers managed to make something increadible and make keep this game entertaing and challenging.

The maps [especially those old once] are well created and well thought, you will find some good places for every team - either survivour or zombies. You will also has an opportunity to discover some tricks with terrain fe, like hiding spots in which common zombies [not controlled by a player] can't get you.

After learning thrugh very basic mechanics you will be able to face the most veteran players of the game and as the playerbase at the most difficult modes isn't too big and those interested in game never quit you will still be able to find a challenge if that's what you're searching for.

Bots are quite competent, It could have been better... but it's certainly not bad - and bot survivours are the worst part of this game so that's really not a bad prize. The worst scenario is when they sometimes get glithced or you will land in some unfortunate place and they just can't figure out where the crap are you.

The AI game director is marvelous - basicly what it is; is a new game system that knows how to make your game exciting by choosing when is the best moment to give you a moment of rest or to conjure panic from a few zombies by using suitable music - and it surely does it's job right!

The special infected are very different from eachother - every one of them has it's own role in making your way to safehaus miserable. You have disabling onc like boomer, hard CC and tanky like a charger, sniping and damage dealing like spitter and a few others - every one of them is very difficult to master and some of them require a lot of teamwork to make their job propperly, but every moment of beeing a zombie is just magial!

This game has really put a lot of focus on team-work, survivour even tho having a lot of heatlh are very frale to certain actions like CC, however one poke of your friend's secondary attack can make a difference - that's why you should always steam near your allies, scpecially in harsh moments like encounters a tank or distracting a witch.

Survivours are really charismatic - everyone of them tells his own story and has a different approach to certain actions and events fe. Ellis will always be exited... while Nick rather grumpy - they both always complete one another!

It's a everall great game, worth many hours. I surely didn't expect that much fun for that economic prize - but that's the charm of older games made by honest developers and producers!
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