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 (3,332 reviews) - 95% of the 3,332 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (129,384 reviews) - 97% of the 129,384 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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Exy
( 120.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Just a great game to mess with friends around!
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Gnarkill
( 68.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
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Tough Sheep
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
worst community ever.
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Max Caulfield
( 12.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
I only bought this game for the Portal easter egg. The game is pretty good too.
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[S_&_M] Ooo Frieeeend
( 62.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Whether on sale or full price this game is worth it, the amount of hours you can spend on the original content is great, and then install a couple of mods and get a few friends together and you can spend hours messing around before you even realise it
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SeNN
( 17.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
ce fain ieste
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Kaydos
( 19.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
LOVE THIS GAME.. ONE OF MY FIRST STEAM GAMES. SO FUN. ESPECIALLY THE MULTIPLAYER.
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Mayor McGeeze
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
well just after I bought this game they updated it making it unplayable on my computer. It gets stuck on the intro screen while the audio plays underneith.
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ANOUNYMOSGAMER
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
GRAB A FRIEND,SOME SNACKS,AND GET READY TO SLAUGHTER A SH#$ TON OF ZOMBIES....
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Macstyyy6
( 15.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Left 4 Dead 2 is an awesome game to play.

What I dislike completely is when players (who call themselves pro at the game) whine because other's aren't playing by the "rules". Like it irritates me. People come home, tired, and wanna play. Maybe it's new comers who aren't familiar with the game. Yet, because you may have more experience, it allows you to believe that you have the right to bother others by telling them what to do. And in servers, these newbies get kicked out. Like seriously, you're not really dying. Get over it, you'll live. IT'S A GAME! STOP IT WITH THE RULES AND WHINING (Yes you "pro players"). For crying out loud, I would like to see you better at something else in life (other then video games).
*And here comes a rebuttal
Overall: Awesome game
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^8Gamingtutorials44
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
It Aint That Good But I Recommend Deathcraft II
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yotwigs
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
i done deded
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2fa jj
( 1,697.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Too many laps in the mall
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Pedro
( 161.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Alright,
Lets start i played this game over 100 hours.

Good stuff
* Great Co-op FPS Zombie game
* Its fun
* Workshop is good
* Low price for a good game :)
* I like the graphics

Bad stuff
- There isen't new updates for new maps or weapons
- After 5-6 Years there isen't Left 4 Dead 3
- No DLC's

Some idea's
New zombies or infected
New Weapons
New Maps
Or make Left 4 Dead 3
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Zack_Moneys
( 105.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Best zombie and Cooperative game evar!!!
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-=GI =- TheButterYT1234
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
ITS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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KellyPiexyz
( 1,051.9 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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Matthew
( 168.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
i do very much want people to buy this game if they have a very fun time killing zam bam bo's!!!!!! :)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
no comments!
JUST AWESOME!
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,468.5 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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
8 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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6 of 6 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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7 of 8 people (88%) 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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4 of 4 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2,538.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Left 4 Dead 2 is the Fps of choice to the gore hounds and the zombies lovers. The game itsef is not much like classic zombies where survival is the top priority, instead its more of a first person shooter, where landing your shots and have sharp senses will many times decide your fate. Getting infected is not a thing as the survivors in this game cannot turn. Zombies are so weak and so fragile, they there simply to slow you down. The real game is between the survivors and the special infected, mutated zombies variants, that use they multiple habilities to kill the survivors, and as they are the only ones that can be controled by humans, its a game of teamwork where the best team wins, in a 4vs4 versus game action. Now the worse part, the commnuity, you will always seem to find yourself stuck in the same situation, in a game with 3 other people in campaign where one of them starts to shoot everyone and leave, or in a versus game where your team joins and leaves, changing faster than you can keep up, while the other team is alwasy the same 4 people, just spamming, bringing up excuses evertime ur attack is sucessfull, and scream at you full force and CAPS LOCK with no regrets every swear word in the english dictionary everytime you survive they combined attack. You will be invited to a lot of Get owned groups and You suck, your mother will get insulted a lot in every language you can possibly imagine, and your teammates leaving you faster than rats in a sinking ship, but if, and only if, you luck out and find yourself great friends, you will enjoy this game for all its worth it.
8/10 The best zombie game to play with friends, the worst game to play alone.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,051.9 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
126.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Left 4 Dead 2. This video game has brought me an adventurous experience.

Gameplay: The gameplay is enjoyable. The different game modes are wonderful. The weapons are well-balanced. The zombies are used wisely. In certain situations where you raise an alarm or attempt to escape a specific area, the zombies will run fast and this immerses players in an actual zombie apocalypse. The Special Infected are amazing. Their special abilities can cause players to feel frustrated. However, this motivates players to work together to defeat them. The ability to add mods to the gameplay is absolutely outstanding. You can change your style of play.

Setting: The story is well written. It is set in a zombie apocalypse. The characters in the story have a decent backstory although they could have been provided with more character development. With abandoned buildings and highways filled with cars, the maps are designed nicely.

Thoughts: The video game feels short and repetitive. More maps and challenges could have been added to the story. After the finale of Dead Center, it would be fun if players could drive the car. A challenge where the players can rescue other isolated survivors could have been used as well. This develops the interaction between the survivors.

Verdict: This video game is simply fantastic and worth the money. If you are a fan of zombie apocalypses, this video game is the one for you. Playing the video game by yourself is fun but it is better to play it with friends.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,143.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
I don't even like this game.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
THUMBS UP IF YOU LIKED ZOMBIES BEFORE THIS GAME
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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Bowser threw cement at me while singing Scatman John's "Scatman".




Best Steam Workshop Mods 2042
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
871.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
If you enjoy multiplayer games and zombies..l4d2 just for you
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
10/10 Would let it bang me again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
521.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Amazing game, terrible community.

Its got zombies n s***
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