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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (89,876 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 16, 2009

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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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 13 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
1,233 of 1,346 people (92%) found this review helpful
51 people found this review funny
130.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Want to be a survivor? FINE
Want to be a zombie? FINE
Want to be a tank? FINE
Want to scream like a girl when tank is coming? FINE
Want to step silently near a witch? FINE
Want to play co-op with your friends one on the best zombie games? FINE
Want to kill your friends in versus mode? FINE
Want to be a schoolgirl, Deadpool or Lara Croft (using workshop mods only) in a multiplayer game? FINE

oh... you have Left 4 Dead 2 already? FINE 10/10.
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1,136 of 1,247 people (91%) found this review helpful
43 people found this review funny
103.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
I modded this game and now I don't know what it's about; something to do with a virus and shrek running at you shouting DONKEY.

I think I remember the original game being good...
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489 of 523 people (93%) found this review helpful
61 people found this review funny
28.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Dear Humans. This is Tank. You probably know me from hit game Left 4 Dead. Well, Tank need to get something off chest. It make Tank sad that as soon as you see him, you start shooting at him. Tank not mindless killing machine. Sure, Tank enjoy smashing human skulls to paste. What 12-foot tall, 800 pound, horribly mutated creature wouldn't? But there is another side to Tank. Tank also enjoy stamp collecting, scrapbooking, and updating blog under pen name "Love Muffin". Tank took origami class once at adult-learning annex, but fingers to big, so Tank smash teacher. Got B-minus. So, when you see Tank on the streets of city, instead of shooting, try asking Tank how day is going. You may find that you and Tank have more in common than you think. Of course, Tank will still smash you, but you will die having made new friend. And that make Tank happy.
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1,857 of 2,147 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
74.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
If this game was a potato, it would be a good potato.
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485 of 542 people (89%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Good game if you look at all the special zombies as different kinds of drunk people.

Smoker: The chain smoker
Boomer: The puker
Witch: The emotional mess
Hunter: The too drunk to walk kind of person
Spitter: The person who spits after taking a shot
Charger: The drunk who bumps into everyone
Tank: Drunk broseph who also has a steroid addiction
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642 of 744 people (86%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
2,652.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
You will be frustrated, you will be kicked, you wil quick join some hentai modded perverted servers, you will be called hacking scum and you will call others cheaters, things will not make sense.

When you have 200+ games in the library with "nothing to play", somehow you will launch this glitchy and lerpy piece of ancient cr*p, you will eat a full spoon of it and ask for a refill.
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381 of 450 people (85%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
104.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
got killed by slenderman, shrek, and osama bin laden all in one game...

GG
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170 of 181 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
164.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
I cannot stress enough, about how this game, right here, is argueably the best purchase you could ever get in the Steam store. Everything from the co-op, mechanics, narrative, game modes, visuals, weapons, characters and the mod community are all just fantastic and sublime. It's one of those games every PC gamer must have in their Steam library. It's a massive step-up to the first game in the franchise and it would take a lot of determination to make a sequel that could ever hope to beat this one.

I could write a much longer in-depth review about this brilliant game, but either you already know a lot about this game, through its strong magnitude and reputation, or I would just want to leave it as the hidden gem in disguise, for the very small, minimal group of people who are still not familiar with this game, even to this day. With a message to those people, being that you will not be disappointed.
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151 of 162 people (93%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
36.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
Being a veteran of L4D2 on the Xbox, I made the jump to PC for the sake of the Steam Workshop. After making the Tank into a giant Shrek, I can say the purchase was justified.
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205 of 235 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2,107.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
It's one of these games you never get bored of :)

worth your money.
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431 of 560 people (77%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
209.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
- It was a wonderful day
- Decides to play Left 4 Dead 2
- I joined a server
- Can't wait to shoot some Zombies
- Super long-♥♥♥ loading time
- Finally, the game loads
- Trying to be friendly
- Said " Hi " and with a " :3 " face
- Teammates bashing and shoots me
- Thought it was a joke
- Shoots back
- Teammatess starts to votekick someone
- Me
- ( Heavy Breathing )
- Said " I thought it was a joke ffs D: " on chat
- Teammates replied with foreign language
- wat.jpg
- I replied with " k "
- All agreed to kick me from the game
- are_you_♥♥♥♥♥♥_serious.jpg
- Got kicked from the server
- Obvious message on screen telling me that I was kicked from the session
- Stared at the menu screen for 20 seconds
- Quits

11/10 would get kick again.
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91 of 95 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
The successor to Left 4 Dead, this second game adds new maps, new weapons, new special infected with new attacks and even new characters. But in many ways the most important different between the two games is the scoring system.

Without mods, the first games scoring system really did tend to induce rage. A single mistake on a map and you could lose so many points that teams would be totally demoralized and either fall apart (making the game effectively over) or just quit (making it absolutely over). For hardcore players this was half the fun, but for the average casual player it could make Left 4 Dead a little too frustrating.

Left 4 Dead 2 on the other hand had a far more forgiving score system allowing teams who fail badly on map 1 to still feel they have a good chance of clawing the in back in the next 3 or 4 maps. With party wipes being a little less likely due to the removal of the quad cap, Left 4 Dead 2 is still a game people can play causally and still enjoy. With the extra variety of a lot more special infected meaning a lot more variety in possible tactics, Left 4 Dead 2 is still one of the best team focused games that I have ever played.

If you have a small group of close friends who love winning through superior team work rather than superior twitch skills, Left 4 Dead 2 is one of the best PvP games you could try. But be warned, playing with random people you have never met can be rewarding, but more often than not it can be bloody annoying.
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363 of 481 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
I couldnt decide what to write in this review , so im gonna share with you guys my favorite apple pie recipe Enjoy! :

Pastry

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening

4 to 6 tablespoons cold water

Filling

1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon salt

8 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples (8 medium)

2 tablespoons butter or margarine

1) In medium bowl, mix 2 cups flour and 1 teaspoon salt. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle with cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost cleans side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons more water can be added if necessary).

2) Gather pastry into a ball. Divide in half; shape into 2 flattened rounds on lightly floured surface. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate about 45 minutes or until dough is firm and cold, yet pliable. This allows the shortening to become slightly firm, which helps make the baked pastry more flaky. If refrigerated longer, let pastry soften slightly before rolling.

3) Heat oven to 425°F. With floured rolling pin, roll one pastry round into round 2 inches larger than upside-down 9-inch glass pie plate. Fold pastry into fourths; place in pie plate. Unfold and ease into plate, pressing firmly against bottom and side.

4) In large bowl, mix sugar, 1/4 cup flour, the cinnamon, nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Stir in apples until well mixed. Spoon into pastry-lined pie plate. Cut butter into small pieces; sprinkle over filling. Trim overhanging edge of pastry 1/2 inch from rim of plate.

5) Roll other round of pastry into 10-inch round. Fold into fourths and cut slits so steam can escape. Unfold top pastry over filling; trim overhanging edge 1 inch from rim of plate. Fold and roll top edge under lower edge, pressing on rim to seal; flute as desired. Cover edge with 2- to 3-inch strip of foil to prevent excessive browning.

6) Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust, removing foil for last 15 minutes of baking. Serve warm if desired.
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125 of 152 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
627.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
L4D2 is just as addictive as drugs, so excuse me while I "play" my daily dose of zombie killing.
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80 of 89 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,423.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
Left 4 Dead 2 is a hard game to review. The left 4 dead games "both of them" are games that are unlike anything else I have ever played, they are games that quite literally changed my entire life. These games are the types of games that you can meet people on that will be friends for years to come and these games also have an unreal amount of replay value. you have campaign for the casual players with addon support so you have an almost endless amount of maps to play if you dont mind downloading more, you have versus which can be really fun, but sadly in both games unless you play with friends the community is either tryhards that care too much about winning or people that are so terrible that you wonder how they even got their computer running in the first place. Lastly there is survival, my personal favorite game mode. People in the survival community "once you actually find the real survival players" are useually a nice bunch of people and its a game mode unlike the other two in a good way once you give it a chance. Honestly both of these games although they both are titled "Left 4 Dead" are very different and many people i have run into tend to think of one game as simply better than the other, but objectively speaking this is simply not the case. Both games are too different to really make that kind of judgement. Both of these games are games that if you enjoy this type of gameplay, then you could waste thousands of hours on them.

But this brings up the biggest problem with these games, the people in them. Do enough searching and you will find people you can mingle with but the majority of public players in either game regardless of game mode are unbelieveably dumb. In vs also not just the really dumb people but you have the typical ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s found in any game based around pvp that seem to think that winning makes them more important somehow as a person and don't seem to realize that there is no reward for winning in a l4d games like there is in a competitive game like counter strike or dota with their tournaments.

Campaign is a really casual game mode compared to the other two but still there tends to be ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s in this game mode too sometimes, people that find joy in joining pub games just to grief their teammates for some reason and then leave without a word. Thankfully this is rare and most people in campaign are either mute or friendly.

Then there is survival, a game mode that brings me more enjoyment but also more frustration than any other mode. In L4D2 it seems to be a collection of people that for some stupid reason refuse to play anything except for the mall map, people that are actually really terrible at it too and can run laps for 100+ min on mall sure but could not get a gold on any other map to save their life. There is l4d1 survival as well which is a dif style of play but the community is dying off because all of the players who have been around a long time have gotten tired of the game and pubs are beyond stupid. Always either people trying to glitch a time or people so bad/dumb you wonder if they were dropped on their head as a baby 5 times.

All in all, You will enjoy the l4d games, both of them if you enjoy co-op based shooters, but you will have to endure a very mixed crowd of people regardless of game, with the first game haveing a somewhat more friendly crowd cause of the smaller community. I would recommend both games if you have the patience to search for people worth talking to or have someone to go into the game with.
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150 of 199 people (75%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
205.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
A Tank ripped a large rock from a wooden platform. 10/ 10

Um Tank arrancou uma enorme rocha de uma plataform de madeira 10/10
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60 of 66 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4,991.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
Intro
Left 4 Dead, a series I simply cannot get enough of.
As I wrote my "extremely late" review for Left 4 Dead 1, I figured I might as well do one regarding Left 4 Dead 2, in the same style. :)

The Game

Developed by Turtle Rock Studios and Valve itself, Left 4 Dead 2 is the sequel to Left 4 Dead.
Bigger, better, more succesful (based on numbers, not my own opinion) than before!

If you've read my Left 4 Dead review, most of these will be the same as it's basically the same game. ;D

Pros
● Unique Cooperative Gameplay in every Gamemode! (Campaign, Versus, Survival, Scavenge)
● The Lobby/Drop-in system works flawlessy allowing players to effortlessly finding a game.
● Free DLC.
● A New Gamemode! Scavenge!
● Mutation System, play or create your own gamemodes!
● Workshop!
● Make your own Maps!
● Low PC Specs required.
● Get to play as Special Infected! (Yeah.. those Zombies..!) in Versus mode.
● A bigger variety in Special Infected compared to Left 4 Dead
● Very Easy to setup your own Dedicated Server.

Cons
● Players have to download Maps manually, they are unable to download from the Server they are joining, same goes for Custom Made mutations.
● The Game is unpolished in regards to exploits and bugs, Valve has never responded to countless reports and complaints.
● No Matchmaking, you're very likely to end up with very unbalanced teams when joining Versus games.
● A weak Attempt at "Clan/team Matches" by introducing "Team Versus", "Team Scavenge" modes.
● Ragequitting is not punished at all.

The Community

The Community for Left 4 Dead 2 is very comparable to Left 4 Dead, in Public Games you can expect to be insulted and possibly even votekicked if you're underperforming in the eyes of your teammates. However, in Co-op gameplay this is a much less frequent occurence.
There however is still a breathing Competitive Scene, this scene is much better in terms of actually being able to finish your games as well as making buddies and playing on much more balanced and difficult "Gamemodes".
I'd advertise if I knew for sure it was allowed. :D

Current Status of the Game

As of this post, Left 4 Dead 2 has an 30-Day Average of 9033 Players Worldwide.
The game is definitely alive and has games to join all the time in my area. (West-Europe)

Left 4 Dead 2 Costs $20 which is the same price as for its predecessor, Left 4 Dead.

Final Words

Left 4 Dead 2, in its current state is well worth the full $20, even if you're going for just a little bit of Campaign and Survival. The more friends you have to play this with, the more fun you'll have.

● 5 Original L4D2 Campaigns.
● 6 L4D1 Maps DLC.
● 1 The Passing DLC.
● 1 Cold Stream DLC.
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52 of 55 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
The best leave your friends behind simulator since TF2.
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92 of 122 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
349.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
-Who is the developer of L4D2?
-Valve!
-Oh fyck it 100/10 :D
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47 of 59 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
84.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Best Zombie Game Ever. Boomer Bile Here.
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