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 (5,126 reviews) - 95% of the 5,126 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (137,796 reviews) - 97% of the 137,796 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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Mr Chef Dallas
( 34.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
fun to play with friends

kind of "eh" alone
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Stefan
( 25.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
You like fun? Well, that's about as much of in-game depth Left 4 Dead 2 has. Recommendable to anyone who likes some derpy modded out no-braining fun.
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Mlg Kirito
( 67.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Wish i saw my legs
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awayfromkeyboard
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
ONE OF THE BEST GAME ON STEAM ! WORTH THE MONEY !
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Scoobs
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
It all makes sense now.. After being downed right after my buddy, the bots left us for dead
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Yung Oreo
( 87.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
This game is amazing to me. I feel nostalgia when I play this game, because I would sit on my couch for hours and hours playing the campaign and versus modes on my Xbox. When I got my first computer, I had still had money around when I got it, so I downloaded steam, and I bought this game. Then a new world unlocked for me with the community workshop, this game was a 1000x better. The people who play versus on here are more skilled than on the Xbox, only reason I said that was because we had controllers. It's a great zombie game for a casual player to pick up and play. The story and its characters are good, but I liked the L4D characters better. I wouldn't say 10/10 recommend, because the game does have some downs, like the bots are really terrible, they sometimes don't like to use pills or med kits they find. It just sits in their inventory, but they do use the pills only if necessary. They like to give you the pills when you get back up from being down if your whole team (of bots) does or doesn't have med kits. Another down with this game is the bots are slow when you are attacked by special infected (besides Spitter and Tank, the bots usually kill them fast). I always hate it when I get pummeled, pounced, ridden, or tangled. These bots take FOREVER when you get attacked by, let's say a charger. I understand that the charger maybe gets lucky and strikes your whole team, but even if you get pummeled and your team of bots doesn't get stunned, they still take forever to help. I feel like they were coded to put their own priorities first, then help the human player. Many times I went on expert runs, and I may go ahead the bots a little bit, but I know how these bit infected work. Usually when they come to the rescue and FINALLY kill the special, I'm always incapped with little to no health left to pick me up befor the game says ♥♥♥♥ you. So I recently installed an add-on where I can play single player versus matches, so I went to go try it out and jfc these bot special infected are more smart than the ones in single player. I went to play Dark Carnival, and before I left the spawn, I got pounced, ridden, and pummeled in under 30 SECONDS, like wtf? The creator of the add-on did something right with the bots though, not gonna lie. With this add-on (search up Improved Bots Advanced, you'll find a thumbnail of Nick standing with an axe in the beginning of Dead Center) the bots are a lot smarter than the ones Valve created. Props to those guys. If I were to give an honest rating, 8/10 at best. "Who the hell is Jimmy Gibbs Jr.?" -Nick
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ScriptKittenSniper
( 15.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Product received for free
This is a greta game, and if your bored of the original, use mods to enhance your experience.
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Palyndol
( 68.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
I achieved Ellis' dream of becoming an axe murderer.






And I'm not just talking about in-game.
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194 of 277 people (70%) found this review helpful
332 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
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39 of 45 people (87%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Product received for free
I was gifted this game by a friend, And I had a couple other friends who also Played L4D2, We were a squad of 4.
How lucky i was to have friends to play with, The multiplayer community is ♥♥♥♥ING TOXIC.
Didn't collect a gas can in scavenge? Votekicked.
Decimated the other team as the tank in versus? Votekicked.
Healed yourself when you were recently downed but didn't heal a kid who had 43hp and pain pills? Votekicked.
Too good? Votekicked.
Too new? Votekicked.
Startled the witch but cr0wned her? Votekicked anyway.
If you're looking for a good lobby, it's not common.
I suggest before buying this game you have friends to play with, Solo is a dead end, Bots aren't fun.
If you can find somebody with low hours and they're nice people, here's what you should do.
Friend said new individual, and play friends only games with them, Repeat this short process until you've got a good group of 4.
If you DO have friends to play with, Ignore this whole group building thing.
From MY Experience with good friends and cutting out the short session i had with multiplayer and votekicking.
I'd have to give this a solid 10/10.
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35 of 41 people (85%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
177.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Left 4 Dead is a Fantastic Game I highly recommend this game. Here are some pro's and con's

Pro's
Different Type's of Zombie's (++)
Workshop (+++)
Multiplayer (++)
Good Graphic's (+)
Fun (++)

Con's
Friendly Bots are dumber then a spoon (--)
People CAN be unhelpful (--)
No Cutscene's (-)

Final Rating 9.5/10
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34 of 41 people (83%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,786.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Product received for free
Karma Charger is always watching you.
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
This has to be the best, most original, zombie survival based game to ever be brought forth to the gaming community. I will argue nothing less; this is the best zombie survival game I have ever come across, you can't dislike this game! Every aspect of this game is lovable, between the four witty unique characters, the eerie plot of the story themed campaigns, and the various gamemodes, weapons, and special infected. Left 4 Dead deserves every award it recieved.

All in All Left4Dead2 is the best Most Original Zombie Game

9/10 From Me
Sweep
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
46.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
There are no breaks on the CHARGERape Train

10/10 would bang to the wall again
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
200.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
i Can't see my legs !!!


Where are they ?


How am i walking ? :(((


- 10/10 would be nice having my legs back :((( !!!
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
34.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Best thing about this game are the mods.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
57.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
I actually became a nervous wreck by playing this game too much, the clenching of my butt cheeks passing every corner, waiting... Waiting for that charger, that boomer, that smoker, that spitter, that jockey, that hunter. However nothing compares to the horrors of feeling about 50 pounds of un-earthed cement flying through the air towards your party, feeling the tremors of the ground as you know. God isn't real, there is only the Tank between you and salvation now, Pray he have mercy on your soul.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
944.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
900+ Hours and counting.
This sequel is #1 on my list of Recommended Games. The Left 4 Dead Series is an instant classic, released 7 years ago and it still holds up. Play alone or play with your friends (or strangers), you will enjoy this game for countless hours. L4D2 is an improvement to an already fantastic and entertaining game. Make new friends, or lose some, the game focuses on cooperative gameplay that will teach you how to be patient and make you a great team player. You can download new maps and customize the whole game with mods from the workshop. This is the Best Zombie Co-op game ever!

Here are some pros:
+Easy mechanics, no boring story-line
+Community is alive and well (90% of the people on my friends list are from this game).
+Endless mods on the Workshop. It's like walking into a grocery store.
+Funny and witty Character Lines.
+Melee Weapons
+More Blood
+New Survivors, New Campaigns, New Zombies.
+Achievements that you will enjoy hunting for.
+Cool Easter Eggs and Movie references.
+Random jump scares every once in a while.
+Boomer is still Ugly

I only have one Con though:
-GOOD GUY NICK!!!


10/10 Would kill all sons-a-♥♥♥♥♥es again!
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