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 (75,371 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

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    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
136 of 184 people (74%) found this review helpful
83.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
- 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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51 of 58 people (88%) found this review helpful
2,410.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
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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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
1,586.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
It's one of these games you never get bored of :)

worth your money.
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
82.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
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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29 of 34 people (85%) found this review helpful
238.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Its the sequel to the great co-op game Left 4 Dead 1 !
Well,,, Here you have: Too many Gore! Melee Weapons! MOAR WEPS!!! Annoying but also dangerous Special Infected!
A boomer bile in a jar! Speedhack item! (Adrenaline!) Revive tool! (Defibrillator), Upgrades for you're weapons! (like lazer beams,Incendiary Ammo and the explosion ammo)
But the cons: Not good Atmosphere, Annoying Special Infected,The new weapons are actually the same just some minor changes,Broken Animation. Well that all i have to say! But i warn you! Dont Join Versus when You are new! Its a 100% chance that you get kicked! Well i recommend you to buy Both Left 4 Dead 1 and Left 4 Dead 2!
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31 of 39 people (79%) found this review helpful
78.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
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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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
542.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
L4D2 is just as addictive as drugs, so excuse me while I "play" my daily dose of zombie killing.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
82.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Best Zombie Game Ever. Boomer Bile Here.
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
128.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
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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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
57.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
The intense game-play, the weapons... The teamwork all just fits together in harmony when playing L4D2... I really wish a few things would change however these things are not even worth saying... Seriously good game and a worth sequel to L4D1.! 8.8/10
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
44.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Great Game

Got this on sale and I really like the gameplay. Although the levels are repetitive, you gain different skills over time to fight the Infected. It was worth the $4 when it was on sale.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
This type of game is fun and addictive when playing with friends. I'd recommend you play this at night with friends with voice chat, you'll have a lot of fun.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
477.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Once you get past the bugs, broken animations and horrible community, then it's a fun game to play.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
601.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
It's fun "sometimes."
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
777.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
this game just a point a to point b zombie game but its best one out there atm that i think many would agree alot fun to be had here with some freinds
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
583.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
This is one of the best game ever. Plenty of fun with friends and a very enjoyable versus mode. The coop system is the best ever seen in the games history. The animations are incredibly fluid, some of the best I've seen so far in a game. The dialogues are great, the characters say a lot of different things and are never annoying or ripetitive. Definitely worth for buying. I'm not what you would call a "video game person", yet after playing this once, I've been obsessed with this game. Much better than the sequence (card game) and the infected characters are definitely worth the time ESPECIALLY THE SURVIVORS SINCE THEY'VE ADDED WORKSHOP , WHERE YOU CAN CUSTOMIZE THEIR CLOTHES THE GUNS GOD ITS EVERYTHING. Multiplayer! cooperative or competitive! Teamwork actually means something here. You can do more than just shoot guns. Controlling special abilitied Zombies is a unique experience. SCAVENGE MODE (OMG) You are not only feel like a member of your team, you need to cooperate every time and your team needs to coop back aswell or your brains will get eaten (kidding or then "you wont get any chance against the other team (if they know the game more than u do) , btw there's always TUTORIAL about scavenge so u can go ahead and see those. PLAYING WITH FRIENDS AND THE ONE WHO KNOWS HOW TO PLAY IT WILL possibly the best teamwork oriented game ever, certainly the best with a still thriving community.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
4,851.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
AWESOME game
fun to play with frenZ
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
385.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Awesome FPS solo and co-op zombie game. Good graphics, new weapons, new maps and four new characters with funny and cool personalities. Great survival for a zombie apocalypse game itself. Would love to get Left 4 Dead 3, if it ever came out.. of course.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Very Good Game
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