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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Very Positive (2,432 reviews) - 94% of the 2,432 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (140,041 reviews) - 96% of the 140,041 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 10.7
    • 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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Father_Russia
2.0 hrs
Posted: August 30
Left 4 Dead, more like I died already
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lil bibby
2.1 hrs
Posted: August 30
♥♥♥♥ game
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Carbon-843
3.5 hrs
Posted: August 29
Product received for free
Played more on console, but great and easy to play game.
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0.6 hrs
Posted: August 29
omg
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🔪Jack the Ripper🔪
338.0 hrs
Posted: August 29
With mods the possibilities of fun are almost endless.
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Tesla
53.3 hrs
Posted: August 29
Surprisingly, Left 4 Dead 2 is able to out-gore, out-scare and out-explode the original in just about every way. Instead of a very grey, kinda boring cityscape, you’re running through hotels, swamps, plantations, riverfronts, malls, abandoned highways, amusement parks… we could go on. The diversity is staggering and ultimately makes each movie-like campaign more exciting, tense and memorable than the first game.

There’s also a sense of immediacy to the new campaigns not present in the original. L4D2 begins just as the government realizes the infection is widespread and not containable, so you see evidence of the underwhelming CEDA response (that’s a knock at FEMA, btw), and eventually the military’s “blow it to hell” ultimatum. This makes the entire trip, from Dead Center (a blazing hotel) to The Parish (an amazing scramble across a bombed bridge) a hellish nightmare of not just the zombie apocalypse, but also how harshly the outside world is willing to deal with the threat.

This in-your-face, “apocalypse in action” scenario is further bolstered by the addition of vicious melee weapons like crowbars, axes and katanas. Regardless of how good you are, at some point there’s gonna be a wall of zombie flesh up in your ♥♥♥♥, scratching and pounding without rest. Normally you’d have to shove them back, shoot and turn to help your friends out. Now you can swing blindly and chop these guys into bloody stumps. Seriously, the blood and gore are much, much nastier this time around.
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TheCookiemob
1,067.6 hrs
Posted: August 29
The only game where you can have a tiny monkey looking zombie dude jump on you and have EXTREME orgasams
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AKA my mod. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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11.4 hrs
Posted: August 29
Love it, old but gold
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Da_Majestic_Z
1.6 hrs
Posted: August 29
Very Enjoyable and addictive
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Batman
7.8 hrs
Posted: August 29
good game
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
49 of 56 people (88%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
38 of 46 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
133.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Fantastic game,more fantastic with mods
Terrible community
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29 of 36 people (81%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
634.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Left 4 Dead 2 is a pretty fun game, but i hate the fact that sometimes i join a game and i get killed by griefers. I usually make my own servers to have fun with and kick/ban players that dare to ruin the game.

Just beware of those types of people. :]
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
130.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
Every evening i join to server and see my "best" friends-charger,jockey,smoker,hunter and tank.
But all of my teammates want to stop them when they try to hug me.
Cons:
-Teammates
Pros:
-Kind Infected Zombies
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
Convinced my mom to get me a Steam card for my birthday which I used to purchase L4D2. I had played a bit of L4D1 before, but it doesn't compare to this one. Every Valve game I've played has been fantastic, which includes Portal 1, 2 and L4D. The Physics are hyper-realistic, the textures are flawless, and on top of all that beauty lies the fact that it runs very smoothly on my computer. Not a whole lot of guns, but the realism and amazingness makes up for it. Valve is doing fantastic work, now all we need is Left 4 Dead 3!
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79 of 129 people (61%) found this review helpful
52 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
294.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Kick simulator 2009:

  • Don't have more than 100 hours in-game? Vote kicked.

  • Accidentally miss a charge? Vote kicked.

  • Don't help a pounced survivore within two seconds? Vote kicked.

  • Only incapacitate one survivore as a tank? Vote kicked.

  • Don't share your pills? Vote kicked.

  • Steal somebody's kill? Vote kicked.

  • Walk fifteen meters ahead of your team? Vote kicked.

  • Your team dies but you make it to the safe room? Vote kicked.

  • Didn't attack the survivors the nanosecond your team did? Vote kicked.

  • Accidentally shoot a team mate? Vote kicked.

  • Don't speak Russian? Vote kicked.

    Don't get me wrong, this is an absolutely amazing game, if there was a "neutral" button, I'd totally click that, but if you really want to have a good time, play with your friends. Otherwise finding a server with decent people on is very hard.
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25 of 36 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
33.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Ahhh Where do i start....
I got this game for really cheap, 4$ to be exact, on a random weekend sale.
I know, not everyone is going to respect my opinion, since i "Just got 30 hrs" in this game.
I loved this game, i was so hyped for getting it downloaded the second i bought it.
At the time this was the game i needed in my life. But that opinion quickly changed...
So.. This game is supposed to be casual, it just has some fun gamemodes, no ranked, no competitive ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t.
But, there are still (80% of players) people that take this game way too ♥♥♥♥ing seriously.
Like, there is nothing wrong if you want to be good, or you just wanna win, but here's where the problem starts:
IF you call out teammates for being bad, and not even giving them a chance to improve (Calling a vote to kick, and ofc everyone votes ♥♥♥♥ing yes.) that is a scummy thing to do.
IF you're being butthurt in the chat while you're playing a CASUAL game, you are an ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥!
And so much more...
Here, this is my story: I Was never particularly good at fps games, but I enjoy a lot of them.This game is one of them, BUT as I said I'm not good.(I miss a lot, I'm not very good at controlling recoil, and I have a poor eyesight.) And, today i tried to play 4 times:
1. I was bad with ♥♥♥♥ing boomer, i got kicked.
2. Someone overreacted to something i did, and i called him out.
3. I couldn't help my teammates up 1 round, and we lost that one.
4. I was in realism, and I couldn't help my teammate, and i got captured by a jockey, so we lost that ONE ROUND.
I literally couldn't play 1 ♥♥♥♥ing game without getting kicked for not being MLG PRO.
If you couldn't tell, I'm ♥♥♥♥ing mad, just reviewing my experience with this game.
I Loved this game, and I still want to, but these people just drag me away.
But... If after all this, you think you can handle these butthurt pieces of ♥♥♥♥, I can recommend the game for you because, as i said, its fun. It's probably the best Zombie themed games out there. Plus with addons, you can make it seem like a completely different game, which I find very good, and it pumps up the fun.
So in conclusion, This game is very good, but people playing it will drag most people away from playing it more.
So... Who should buy this game? Hardly trigerred people with nerves made out of rope. Pro Cod zombies players. No-life ♥♥♥♥.
However... I won't stop you from buying it, just keep this in mind...
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
647.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Product received for free
Left4Dead2 is Left4Dead2!

One of the best. bloodiest and funniest zombie-shooter.
Unlike the previous part, now you have a variety of choices how and with what you're going to kill hordes of zombies. New special infected, new weapons (melee, shotguns, sniper, rifles and grenades), new medicine and of course new characters and new game modes. Also the large workshop with new campaigns, skins, sounds and a lot of useful stuff for any taste.

It is also great that there is an ability to play the campaigns from the first Left4Dead and there is a connection between the characters from both parts.

If you like zombie apocalypse theme, then this is the game you must play! Grab your friends and lets kill these undead ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s!

10 burning tanks of 10.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,662.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Product received for free
As far as zombie games go, Left 4 Dead 2 has no substitute. Most definitely one of the best games ever made.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,681.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
This game is fun to play
Killing zombies
Doing one thing after another
This game never stales
So much mods and this and that
Dude stop saying that this boring and start playing
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