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 (2,264 reviews) - 94% of the 2,264 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overwhelmingly Positive (133,639 reviews) - 97% of the 133,639 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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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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Very Positive (2,264 reviews)
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( 95.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Awesome game with lots of zombies!
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( 427.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
i like it
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( 1,132.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
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( 16.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This is like csgo but instead of rushing B you rush to safehouse
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( 62.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
It is AMAZING!!Still has great gameplay and gives me great nostalgia
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( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
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( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
so good! I like it.
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( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Nice co-op survival horror game
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( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Very goodgame
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
354 of 418 people (85%) found this review helpful
369 people found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
This game is:
10% luck,
20% skill,
15% concentrated power of will,
5% pleasure,
50% pain,
100% reason to purchase the game.
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70 of 73 people (96%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
271.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
This game alone is the main reason i bought a pc to start off with, with hundreds of hours on the xbox version of the game, i wanted to "upgrade" my left for dead experience, utilising the modding community and being able to finally play with my other friends on the pc and i honestly dont regret it, however there is one major drawback to the enjoyment of this game, the overwhelming amount of toxic players that are in the community. This can really ruin your game experience especially for unexperienced players as you will be kicked for almost any reason, half the time for no good reason at all. Examples could be:
- Missed the insta kill spot? kicked!
- Shot a teamate by accident because he ran infront of you? kicked!
- haven't already played over 500 hours of the game? kicked!
- your team leave you to die for no good reason? kicked!
- can't speak russian? kicked!
- use a health kit to save yourself on 3 health and not help your team mate who is on 43 health? kicked!
- get slowed down by common infected when the team rushes? kicked!
- do really well against the other team? the entire other team leaves, closing the server
- take the melee weapon that a 9 year old on your team wanted? kicked!
- use your mic and sound older than the 10 year olds in the game? get called a pedo and get kicked!
- the vote kick on you doesnt get accepted by the rest of the team? vote kicker leaves the game
this list could go on and on... oh and there is the guy that joins, kills the team, throws himself out of the window and then leaves i mean just **** those guys
(would just like to mention these are the examples that have all happened to me in the past two weeks of playing)

Despite this however the community does have some nice people in it, who just want to play the game and dont mind helping people or losing unfortunately these people arent extremely common so alot of the time your stuck with a toxic team that will kick you for just about any reason if your not perfect.

Other than the toxic players however, the game really doesn't have much i can fault it on
- There are 11 campaigns that are ready available without mods and campaigns aren't to long and remain pretty interesting throughout
- a Fairly wide range of weapons with 14 guns, 11 melee weapons and three throwables.
- There are eight characters, four for each left for dead game each of them as interesting, funny and well developed as the next
- there are 9 different types of infected (including special common infected under just common infected) with 7 of them playable in the verses gamemode
- the A.I director helps keep each level a little bit different, making replyability enjoyable
- bringing along friends is a great idea as it supports 4 player co-op and 4v4 player matches (there are servers that raise this cap, immensely)
- there are 70 available achievements that you can get along with 8 trading cards, each of which are available in foil version and there is 5 Emoticons and profile background also available

The modding community for this game is absolutely amazing with mods for just about anything with different weapons, and character skis, HD textures and lighting, new campaigns and gamemodes, different infected skins and sounds there is a mod for the amount of cockroches that spawn on the ground (i have this, its called Roach Rules) i would list more mods but that list would take to long to type. There is also a lot of anime mods and bikini mods for the character zoey so if your into that, you'll like the modding community even more

Overall, despite the bad sportsmanship of some players, it really is an enjoyable game, with lots of replayability and things you can do to the game to make it diffferent, bringing along friends can make the game even better and if you dont have any (i know the feeling) chances are you can find some when you play.

Overall i'd give the game a 8/10
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48 of 55 people (87%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
2,026.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Just look at my hours on this game... And you'll know it's good
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39 of 42 people (93%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
3,098.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Product received for free
Well what do I have to say about this game... Not a whole lot really.

While I may have used to play on the vanilla side of things with l4d2 back in 2014, that was no longer the case when I was playing more on the modded servers alot more often (namely Black Combs RPG Mod, BTK Versus Mod, DLR Versus Mod, H***** R*** Versus Mod and Marvelous Gaming Points Reloaded Mod (One of the best RPG mods out there to this day :D )

The reason why me and other players have been still playing Left 4 Dead 2 is because the modding community is still alive to this day (and will continue to be alive).

It's a good game overall. that's all I needed to say
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35 of 44 people (80%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
127.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Before starting the review I want to say that this game is fun if your friends play this too.... just kidding it's still fun anyway here's the review

I had spent a lot of time playing this game and I must say I'm still not bored of it

  • Gameplay is excellent
  • Variety of weapons
  • Graphics are not that bad but you can still improve them with mods
  • Steam Workshop
  • Variety of game modes
  • Active community
  • Variety of classes in infected team
  • Physics are just ok
  • A lot of servers to choose from
  • Modded Servers
  • Level Editor
  • Variety of 3rd party plugins to choose from if you want to customize your game

  • You have to deal with toxic players for like 35-40% of the time
  • Some bugs/glitches that are still not fixed
  • Some mods on the workshop cause crash but still they are not fixed

Overall Rating:- 9//10
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64 of 103 people (62%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
178.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
A lot of sequels try to reinvent the original game and fail miserably in the process. L4D2 doesn't have that ambition. It just took what made L4D great and designed new campaigns, new levels, new weapons. It actually almost feels like an expansion pack for the original game. Which is great if you ask me :-). If it isn't broken, don't fix it! If it's fun, don't change it.

That being said, I didn't feel the characters to be as likeable as the original foursome. The level design is slightly underwhelming compared to the original game. But the new weapons and enemies definitely make up for it.

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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
116.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
A timeless co-op experience; full of varying types of zombies, weapons and characters. This game is made by valve so performance issues are practically non-existant, apart from the occasional crash, the optimisation is great.
The introduction of the workshop allows you to play community made maps along with with modifications to the base game, for example: you could turn a gnome into killer keemstar, KILLER ♥♥♥♥ING KEEMSTAR or maybe you want to turn your tank into shrek, the sky is the limit. With varying amounts of game modes too, this game has plenty of bang for your buck regardless of if it is on sale or not.
If you haven't already got this game, do yourself a favour and click that purchase button.
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21 of 32 people (66%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
92.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
The infected are not zombies. That's an important distinction. Zombies rise from the dead. The infected don't. They have never been dead (that is, until they meet you).
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
110.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Product received for free
Left 4 Dead 2 is a unique, funny, brutal and awesome game to play with friends. Download lots of different mods available on Steam Workshop, use either your keyboard with mouse or the controller of your choice and join some people to have a good time!
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