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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"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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Anonydeath
64.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Left 4 Dead=Great
Left 4 Dead w/Friends=Amazing
Left 4 Dead w/friends & Mods=Priceless
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Mr.Lonely
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
A good over-loaded zombie game, its fun playing with friends and especially when you are on call. It's a old game though, but this game is fab.. kill the zombies, protect your friends, and hear the music on a loud volume.
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aimhard
622.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
ALWAYS FUN
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Ƈιєℓα
2,650.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Fun games with friends, but the some parts of the community are a bit unfriendly.
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Tobi
83.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
well more new map please
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Lusty Argonian Maid
241.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
It's an addicting game, the replayability is excellent, the modding community is great, and overall teamwork is advised. Rushers are punished because of Special Infected like the Hunter, Charger, Jockey, and Smoker.The Charger isn't your average cup of tea. He can't be shoved like the other guys when your friend is pinned. He can also seperate you from the group, if the Charger focuses on charging you and manages to get you, you can not break free. Another note is that if the Charger hits one of your teammate and you're close to him, you'll fly out of the way. The annoying 'Jockey' has an audio que which sounds like laughing. Jockeys are also fast, so when you're singled out with one chances are he'll jump on your head, when he does, make sure to just pound your 'W A S D' key. It'll slow him down, they usually aim for Spitter Acid, Fire, ledges and other dangerous parts of the environment. The spitter is a great Sniper and AOE zombie. She can shoot from a long distance and practically kill anyone standing in one spot. Moving on to the Uncommon Infected. These guys spawn in specific chapters.

Riot Zombie: "Spin em around and shoot em in the back!" - Rochelle
This is pretty self explanatory. Make sure you shove and if you get an animation where they turn around in fall, you will have a window of time to shoot their back and they'll die. They also show up in The Perish.

Fallen Survivor: "That zombie's got something!" - Coach
These guys are typically seen in The Passing. They usually carry: Molotov, Pipe Bomb, Medkit, and Pills.
They are immune to fire, have an armored head, and have a large amount of health. (1000 hp)

Hazmat Zombies: "Fireproof zombies, hooray!" - Rochelle
These guys are seen in 2 levels of Dead Center, the Hotel and the Streets.
They are immune to fire, and may drop a Jar of Bile.

Jimmy Gibbs Jr.: "If the laws of nature allowed it, I would bear that man's children." - Ellis
This guy is extremely rare, he is seen on the finale of Dead Center.
He is immune to fire, the lure of pipebombs, and bilebombs.
Similar to Mudmen, he has an oil blinding effect when he hits you.

Clown: "That zombies bringing friends! Take him down!" - Ellis
This guy is seen in Dark Carnival, once you get in the Carnival, of course.
They attract other zombies when they are aggro'd on you. A neat easter egg is when you shove him, you honk their nose.

Mud Men: These guys run on all fours, making them less distuingished in battle. They are faster than other infected, and are faster in water. They appear in Swamp Fever.

Worker Infected: These guys are seen in Hard Rain, they wear headphones, making them unable to be lured to pipebombs, they also do not run to bile bombs unless it has hit a target. They are also resistant to Blunt Melee Damage.

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High_Voice_Royce
3,393.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
I have only played this game for a few hours....in my brief game time I found more $5 warriors who run around and walk into closets thinking its the saferoom... I really enjoy watching them death charge someone into potted plant. I also enjoy hearing them cry "hax" when they are miraculously "shot through the F%&king wall bro...WTF?!?!?" Jesus Christ I cant wait til LFD3. Game is played out but then again so am I... 11/10
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ILLIDAN
49.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
I play this game since 2009 and still play by now, i dont know i didnt get boring.
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call me onin
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
kill all sons of ♥♥♥♥♥es
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landroll-TV
110.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
I love The Game it is Awesome #L4D1 VS L4D2
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
33 of 36 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
65.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
If you need a good game to play with your friends , this is it

Good :
✓ One of the best co op game.
✓ Multiplayer is fun , playing as zombies is fun.
✓ Can play in steam group servers where you will have 10+ survivers with you.
✓ Several games modes such as Survival , Scavenge , Versus and Co op ..
✓ Steam Workshop have fan made maps , guns and character models. Which is really good.
✓ Can play for a long time.
✓ VAC protected.
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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
601.7 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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26 of 32 people (81%) 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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56 of 85 people (66%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
293.0 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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19 of 22 people (86%) 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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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
58.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Product received for free
I love This Game So Much , It was so nice and amusing
worth to play and everything
i would like to say thanks to all credits of this game ^_^
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13 of 14 people (93%) 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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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,653.3 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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
644.5 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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