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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Overwhelmingly Positive (3,223 reviews) - 97% of the 3,223 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (131,612 reviews) - 97% of the 131,612 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 16, 2009

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"A 4 Player Co-Op Zombie Survival game, don't leave the group or a hunter or charger might get you. This game also has Steam Workshop and mods. Get it."

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
    • 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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Flame Buster (L4D2 amd CSGO)
( 43.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Pros:
More characters than L4D1
Addons
Slightly better graphics
More weapons
More zombies
More gamemodes
More popular than the first one

Cons:
It's to hard to find any good content on the workshop because it's filled up with sounds,anime content,and FNAF.
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kearneyhouse5
( 42.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
kinda good



pros

:different zombies
: fun campains




cons



:people post stuff like bad zoey .....ON ARTWORK its so annoying and stupid im 10 and the only reason i go to artwork is to watch funny videos like the spongebob one c'mon guys its just wrong and at least its nothing bad but just......why
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UnDeaD
( 480.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
I've been playing this game since 2010 and still not getting bored of it!
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Bobby Boobly
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
I can't even play it cause my pc can't support it. Are my specs too much for the game or something? I have a 970 gtx geforce Graphics Card. Pls help ASAP
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✌ SILLY! ✌
( 240.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
with mods i can play this game 4ever in my own lil world
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Toni980
( 55.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
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Benito Mussolini
( 61.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
10/10 would chekki brekki again
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DrBez
( 40.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
dis is rly gud 11/10
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Windows 10
( 149.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
kicked by russians simulator
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ReconDonut
( 95.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
This game is released in 2009 and the graphics is like in 2016 game production
I really recommend u guys to play and it is the second most favorite game I play
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HyPeR
( 13.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
good game, 9/10 downloadebel weapon skins and sounds, very cool game
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noskinssilenpru
( 21.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Product received for free
I really recommend this friend, If you think im a kid and I don't deserve a place sorry bro. I really like this game for cooperative action. Playing this alone might seem creepy to you but with a friend in coop is awesome! The action and cooperation is real!!
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♥TheDreamer™
( 364.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
I Love This Game! This have been one of my favourite games since i got this game. You really should buy this game if you like Zombie & Brutal Games!
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Hikki
( 222.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Left 4 Dong 2 is a game where you kill zombies. It is very simple.
Sometimes a special infected called the Hunter wants the sexy time with you, but you don't want the sexy times so you need your friends to come save you.
Then something called a Smoker wrabs you in its tongue, thinking you're into stuff like that when you're not, so your buds need to save you again.
Then there's the tank, the personification of lord Gaben. He's going to smash you and your friends, and your buds can't save you especially when you're on Expert Realism because you thought you were MLG with your doritos and mountain dew and now you're paying the price.
In the end, the tank causes you all to no longer be virgins.

Sooner or later the game will become boring as getting swarmed by zombies isn't the same anymore.
That's why the Steam workshop exists, and once you use it, there's no going back to vanilla ice cream.

10/10
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ReckL3SS
( 20.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
10/10
Great game by Valve
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Dub G 213
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
This game plays different every single time, so the replayability of it couldn't be better. Do yourself a favor and try the game demo at the least, though buying it is the real way to go. This is one of the best coop games of ALL TIME and the action never ends. 9.3/10
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treb
( 469.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Four words:
Noob tank
Noob team
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KreamKorn
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Left 4 Dead needs no selling point.
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Hugo Träsktroll
( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
This game is best played with friends, the bots are a little to stupid to aid you most of the time
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28 of 34 people (82%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
83.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
I absolutely love this game and is one of my favorite games of all time, so I'm giving this a positive review.

That being said, I'll have to address the matter of this game that completely destroys it. A simple word, 'Community'. Out of all of the communities of games, movies, etc, this is the worst one I have ever came across. This community is full of elitists, ridden with them. They always kick you for doing the slightest thing wrong or not doing what they want you to do.
For example;

About to die and stops to heal = kick.
Killing a zombie that someone else was about to kill = kick.
Just missing a player as a charger = kick.
Walks out of spawn and immediately gets pounced = kick.

So why do I recommend this game you ask? It's because of the game itself. I only play this game with friends (for obvious reasons) and that is a highly fun experience. If you are planning on going on a pub server, bring around two other people with you, therefore you have less chances of getting kicked.
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
41 people found this review funny
Recommended
43.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
I helped my team to clear the zombie hordes = "You have been kicked from the game
I healed with my medic kit someone in my team ="You have been kicked from the game
I tried to bring more fuels for the damn car,throw it a little further from the car = You have been kicked from the game
I played the tank killed 3 guys and the other guy left with 20 hp = You have been kicked from the game
I tried to save everyone from special infected zombies and when i finaly helped them = You have been kicked from the game
I gave my pills to help my wounded teammate =You have been kicked from the game
I tried to clear a horde of zombies and someone jumped in front of me,shoot him 1 bullet =You have been kicked from the game

Best Votekick game ever 10/10

-You have been kicked from the game-
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
106.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
I'm having a blast playing this game. I can't believe I've had it so long in my library and never touched it.

Pros:
  • Very, very challenging.
  • A lot of replay value.
  • Team work is needed, communication is key.
  • Very tactful / tactical. If you think you're going to run around in this game blasting zombies, you're in for a big surprise. Check all your corners and watch your six!
  • The AI is not too terrible and can hold its own on Expert.
  • Many game modes to choose from.
  • The Expert mode does not bend over for casuals like some other games in the same genre.
  • A healthy player base even after 7 years.

Cons:
  • Team Killing. There are a lot of trolls in this game that will join your game and TK you. I've experienced at least one per gaming session. This can be very frustrating if trying to do a map on Expert. It'd be nice if there was a Ricochet option (whatever damage you deal to teammates is done back to you instead) that was on by default.
  • Toxic community. Playing on VS is a sure-fire way to get insults hurled your way -- even if you go through the entire campaign on expert. They don't tolerate beginners at VS even though they were beginners once.
  • For maps that have require gathering scattered items during the middle of a Panic event, the AI is useless, making these events virtually impossible on Solo.
  • The AI will stay back and fight rather than follow you and kite. This is mainly important when dealing with a Tank.
  • Weapons feel rather bland, but they'll grow on you eventually.
  • If you cancel a reload on Expert, you'll have to play out the entire reload animation all over again and your magazine count will be at 0 even if you had at least 1 bullet in it before.
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,122.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Это не об убийстве зомби, это о защите три ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, которые делают все, что в их силах, чтобы умереть.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
If there's one thing I love about Valve's games, it's the amount of effort they put into the characters.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,578.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
2000(+)h ingame

7 copies bought(for own use on various platforms/gifts)since release

Dont think i can say it much better than that

- get it -
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
666.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
If you don't have left 4 dead 2 yet, or still hesitant about buying it.
Wait no longer, on certain websites, that I'm apparantly not allowed to mention on steam it's like 5 €.
One of the best, most fun games with long replayability out there.

Still not convinced ?
What some of my vids :)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWelvGwCwbuPtSFTi93w_BKETsB7RHBvp
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
If you don't like the following:
-Blood
-Scary crying zombie things with claws in dark corners
-Lighting things on fire
-Tearing zombies to pieces with a chainsaw
-Seeing fat barfing zombies explode
-Seeing nasty zombies spit green liquids
-Gore
-Lighting up zombie hordes with a variety of guns
-Chopping up zombies with katanas, fireaxes, etc.
-Blowing stuff up
-Working with friends to deliver soda
-Getting pinned by a super long tongue
-Getting slammed into the ground multiple times by a zombie with a giant arm
-Throwing barf at stuff (if you want to get technical, it's bile)
-Getting rocks, asphalt, earth, etc. thrown at you

Then this game isn't for you.
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22 of 35 people (63%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
I like to pretend the zombies are illegal immigrants.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
49.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Product received for free
MINIMALISTIC REVIEW

Pros:
- Fast-paced gameplay
- Variety of weapons, attachments and bullet customization (eg; fire bullets, frag bullets, etc.).
- UI and HUD is simple and understandable.
- Story is well-organized and well-relayed (if the players do put attention on the story)
- Melee weapons are introduced.
- L4D game is combined to this game with a bonus top-rated community map featured on the game.
- Variety of zombies and also the special common infected (eg; riot zombie, hazmat zombie).
- Epic and challenging map and level designs.
- Tutorials are user-friendly.
- Features a band that KINDA existed (Midnight Riders!!!! WHOOO!!)
- Music blends perfectly on the environment.
- New systems have been added to the game that were not available on L4D (eg; witch's critical hit, etc.)
- Characters are great and accomodated to the post-apocalyptic scenario.
- No DLCs. Just pure fun.
- Mods are welcomed (have your own style of the apocalypse).
- YOU CAN BE THE INFECTED! Now that is fun.
- Can be played with potato PCs.

Cons:
- Item physics are wobbling and act like light plastic (most especially the gas cans).
- AI Survivors were designed to just shoot and pick up items (ammunitions to be specific). They are not designed to interact with certain objects given by the map.
- Some weapons that are available at the game files are not accessible in the game (eg; AWP).

RATING: 9/10 would shoot alarmed cars again.
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27 of 45 people (60%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4,227.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
This game is absolute trash. Not worth playing.

There's no community moderation; profile reports do nothing. There's career teamkillers like Max Healer or Bob's Butt who have 12k+ average friendly fire damage, and after griefing expert and expert realism for years with doubtlessly hundreds of profile reports absolutely nothing has happened. Toxic players who flame, glitch out, and generally ruin versus games will continue doing so with no check.

There's no ranking system, no way to filter games, no way to match yourself with people of your skill level. After every sale versus becomes pointless with <10 hr players on both teams, either dooming your own team or rendering any challenge vacant on the opposing team, and expert realism (and likely expert) similarly becomes a fruitless pursuit of fun when new players either intentionally or unintentionally grief and ruin every game they come across. The only recourse is to block every single person you play with, and just hope that they aren't traveling in pairs, or some other griefing noob on your team is sympathetic and refuses to kick vote. At least in games like CS:GO you can find people of a similar skill level, but Left 4 Dead 2 is a free-for-all that ruins any competitive aspect of the game, including striving to reach skill in expert realism (unless you want to play alone... which isn't that bad of an idea sometimes).

The game is terribly glitchy. The Left 4 Dead 2 AI special infected (spitter, charger, jockey) have their punches, scratches, and pounces land approximately 20 ms ahead of the time that they display on your screen, which makes them frustrating to deal with, especially the jockey's pounces, who additionally frequently misses its required recharge time. Melee weapons are partly broken, as their different animations take different amounts of time, which means that timing them is close to impossible- try using melee at 160+ ping and you'll see how bad it is. The weapons are broken in realism, with guns like the military sniper requiring 23 shots to kill a Jimmy Gibbs zombie while a magnum kills in 1 shot; the fact that some of the pistol incapacitated penalties (accuracy, rate of fire) don't apply to the magnum makes it seem like an afterthought, perhaps one that arrived because melee was difficult in realism due to its inconsistent nature. Valve updates things like controller support, that most people never use, but a second pistol (from dual weilded pistols) still disappears once someone is defibbed, and special infected despawning is unreliable, all 7 years after release.

The workshop is terrible. There's no moderation, so mistagged mods clog up every category, especially campaigns, so it's impossible to actually browse. Stolen mods are quite popular too, since reports seem to do nothing. There are many mods that are corrupt and game-breaking, but those too have nothing happen to them.

Who am I kidding... I can't stop playing this anyways.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,043.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Best game ever.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
218.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Hmmm... Why buy left for dead 2? I am 30+ year old gamer, one of the old schoolers who grew up with just about every console and pc game around.

I promise this game will satisfy both your shooting FPS needs as well as the Co-Op thing, This is the real deal. No Rambo BS here (RAMBO = one man show can kill all the zombies by him/her self), you won't survive a minute on your own (the game is made that way).

Luckily through this game I have been able to find really good Co-Op friends and that is probably the main reason that I play this game so often.

It's like a little like multiplayer chess game, everytime you play, there are different challenges ahead, allthough its exactly the same level, the same horde and so on, the players ability to Co-Op decides the outcome (Yeah!!!!)

So get this game if you like real Co-Op and FPS combined.

One tip though, to truly enjoy the games co-op feautures you have to go at it at the hardest level (Expert) and play on realism (no help in game)). On the easier settings/levels the Rambo mode is still at works, meaning you can pretty much go at it alone and survive quite easily, which is quite boring if you play a Co-op FPS game.

So conclusion: BUY BUY BUY, PLAY PLAY PLAY, HAVE FUN FUN FUN!!! :D
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
It's fun to play with others.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
40.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Best game ever. (Left4Dead 3 please :)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
first I though how most people on steam got like 1k+++ hours in this game ...

I installed some workshop mods

Zombies = Teletubbies
Survivors = My Little Pony's

Haven't laughed that much in a while.... XD
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
67.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Pros:
- Mechanics, controls, variations in players and infected, amount of weapons, throwables, health items, number of and different locations of levels, with the right group of players or a group of friends the game is a blast.

Cons:
- public community can be very toxic making you even wonder why you bother playing the game sometimes.

8/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
363.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
fun game to play with friends :D
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