Reviews for Left 4 Dead 2
A big name in Co-Op ShootingUltraJake | Feb. 9, 2015 | See all UltraJake's reviews »
It's been years since Left 4 Dead 2 came out, but if you've still not played it I wholly recommend it. The first Left 4 Dead was a great game, but Left 4 Dead 2 improves upon just about everything with the exception of the cast of survivors. Luckily Valve has since re-introduced some of the Left 4 Dead maps to Left 4 Dead 2 and has released a campaign that even features the survivors from the original game. Left 4 Dead 2 basically has the old game wrapped inside it, so there's little reason to pick the original these days.
The campaign is fun but playing it in online co-op versus is a lot more-so. It's the main draw. The one downside of this is the community, which can sometimes be harsh to newer players and those that make mistakes. Remember, they're not zombies. They're infected.
Strongly recommendedTranya | Jan. 10, 2015 | See all Tranya's reviews »
This is a game that has everything, one of the best workshops in steam, mutations, katanas, guns, zomibes. Hell other then MMO's I can't think of a game where you can find 8 people! And thats just the start, animations, gore, textures, zombie killing fun! It also really takes you back when you remember the glitchy, fun, cheating part of the old game! Really brings something fresh, 100hp, stuck in a forever apoclypse, you can take hits, things like that! Then you got easy, which you are god, and can kill anything! I wouldn't like this game as much without all of its gamemodes either, verus, scavenge, (my favorite) survival, realisim, it all brings together this... joy that is L4D2.
The best zombie game i ever hadwarlordbeta1 | Jan. 9, 2015 | See all warlordbeta1's reviews »
I buy the game when it first come out, this game TOTALLY ROCKS! The zombies isn't too creepy and not as fast as the other games, but the atmosphere is perfect. The random spawning of Special Zombies like charger, spitter and else, can make the player feel shocked. But the scripted tanks and witches sometimes didnt spawn. The scavenge and versus multiplayer is great, you could have fun while playing as zombies or survivor againts player from around the world. The campaign multiplayer is great too, because you can have a help from professional players to do the hard or expert campaign.
Very fun Coop game if your friends got itnikola714 | Dec. 31, 2014 | See all nikola714's reviews »
Left4Dead 2 is awesome and fun surviving game, it takes a lot of teamwork so you must always stick together with team and also has other great game modes where u can play as a zombie or you and your teammates must survive against them as longer as you can. Me and my friends got that game for free at the Christmas 2013. Game is so sick we had our 10 hours first day. I pretty liked the steam workshop so you can mod your weapons, zombies or replace Tank with Shrek, then game is even more fun. Sounds are fine and the voices of survivors are really good. Achievments are also good and there is many of them.
4-player co-op at it's finestMadDemon64 | Dec. 30, 2014 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
Left 4 Dead 2 takes everything that Left 4 Dead did and improved it. Graphically the two games look similar, but the modified zombie designs give you the feeling that some time has passed since Left 4 Dead and that the zombie apocalypse is not going to go away anytime soon.
Your favorite weapons and items make a return, and new weapons like the one-hit melee weapons are a welcome addition to your ever growing zombie killing arsenal. And you will need these weapons in order to fight new mutant zombies, all of which are variations on existing ones, but they are the kind of variation that makes a difference, especially in multiplayer when you take control of these zombies.
Left 4 Dead 2 might be playable solo, but it shines when you play it with friends. A must own for any zombie or co-op FPS enthusiast.
Best Zombie Gamevikas8395 | Dec. 21, 2014 | See all vikas8395's reviews »
This game is a blast and is the most fun game I have ever played with friends. There is no bomb to diffuse or no particular directions to follow, just a simple AIM -> Kill Those Zombies!!!!!!!!!!!! . The game doesn't get boring or repetitive even after playing it countless times (played for more than 100 hrs). The modding community is also awesome, it has mods which can tweak the graphics of the game and also the game has many mods which add new campaign modes to it. Heck it has so many servers which also are modded to enhance the game . Overall the verdict is GET THE GAME .
Best Coop Game besides Payday 2!JackHD | Dec. 19, 2014 | See all JackHD's reviews »
Left for Dead 2 is one of the few games,which do Coop right!The Gameplay and the Graphics are both solid,but still good enough to be appealing.The Game is centered around an group of survivors which try to get by in an world overrun with zombie.This leads to an rather decent storyline which is an good excuse for the shooting.The strength of the Game is the Multiplayer and its Coop.If you are searching for an single player game you wont find it here.The multiplayer has you to chose between human or zombie and play in an area.While the humans are rather boring,the zombies sets the game apart from other MP-Shooter.Overall i would give the game 85/100.Also do not forget to visit the Steam Workshop for even more fun and cool mods!
Best game to have with your friendsDansyuqri | Nov. 22, 2014 | See all Dansyuqri's reviews »
I have had this game for a couple of years now and still play today. It is a game to be enjoyed with friends, especially on versus mode. The game is very replayable as the AI director takes charge of when and where to spawn common infected, it is not fixed. It will require some strategy at some points, and could get frustrating when the opponent has the advantage too, but honestly, who doesn't like some senseless killing (zombies not people of course) once in a while.
The return of the Zombie scavenge hunt at it's finest !akassassinn1 | Nov. 18, 2014 | See all akassassinn1's reviews »
The original Left 4 Dead was great hit that holds dear memories to me as I've spent over 2000 hours making holes in zombie flesh, the sequel contains as much excitement as the first game times 10 !! with melee weapons available this time around and the ability to revive your diseased teammates with a Defibrillator unit after an intense Tank battle ! zombies are more relentless this time a round with better dismemberment and animations and more realistic physics as you see these zombies tumble to the ground after a well placed shot in the head, 3 more special zombies appear this time around :(the Jockey , The Spitter and the Charger) which adds loads of possibilities to intense experience , battling against the 4 immune survivors (Rochelle , Nick , Coach and my all time favorite Ellis). maps are more diverse this time around with Carnivals full of Zombie clowns ,that's right CLOWNS THAT ARE ZOMBIES ! and swamps full of crawling mud zombies that obstruct your vision with mud, having a southern twist to the equation. Addition to all the above is new game modes that you'll try out once you feel tired of the same campaign sceneries , like filling engines with gas tanks ! as the badge says: it's a must play !!
Versus Mode is where its at! Hella replayability!TayburrFripper | Nov. 6, 2014 | See all TayburrFripper's reviews »
I'm going to assume you ARE buying this; I'm not here to convince you of something you should already know. There is a reason it is in the top 50 games to play before you die. The reason i'm writing this is to tell you about versus mode. Once you've put in enough time playing the Co-Op Campaign a few times, you and 3 people verse the computer, It's time to try the real game, VERSUS mode!! 4humans as survivors versus 4 humans as the Zombies! Yeah you can be the Special Infected and your goal is to kill the human survivors before they make it to the safe room. Now, there are modded servers (DLR and XPM are probably the biggest one and best mods out there right now) and unmodded servers. I do not like the unmodded servers, i find it is very, very boring. I prefer DLR servers over XPM although they are both well done. When you first log into a server there is an info screen that pops up and tell you which server you're on and how it works. It has a short but difficult learning curve. I HIGHLY suggest you get a microphone so you can communicate with your allies. it is quite difficult to type while playing this game and since it is a cooperative game you really do need to be in incommunicado with your allies!
TL;DR 1. Buy game (This game goes on sale quite frequently being an actual Valve game and all) 2. Get microphone 3. Play the campaigns and learn the levels a bit (couple times through each level so you don't get lost during crazy intense times) 4. Watch some youtube videos teaching basics of versus and for gameplay tips and tricks (i suggest you search for HS Top channel among others) also look at the Guides section in the Steam community, very helpful as well 5. Play versus mode and enjoy thousands of hours of replayability!!!
There is a reason why you'll run into a fair amount of people that have 5000+ hours into this game even though it is a "casual" game with no real long term rewards (except in certain mods) this game is more fun than you can possibly imagine.
Fun Co-opWhitey28 | Oct. 30, 2014 | See all Whitey28's reviews »
Love this game for a co-op feel. Easy to mod and make the game amusing. Also I like the different game modes to play in; playing zombies and survivors against your friends leads to awesome fun times. Recommend this game as a classic for all co-op gamers.
Awesome game.KamranMackey | Oct. 30, 2014 | See all KamranMackey's reviews »
I highly recommend to the people who don't have this game yet to purchase it as it's an amazing game and it's really fun. Even though I've only played it for 2.5 hours (which isn't much at all), I've enjoyed every minute of those 2.5 hours playing this game. Left 4 Dead 2 also has all the previous campaigns from the first Left 4 Dead game, which is great since I don't have the original Left 4 Dead. This game also has an amazing multiplayer component so you can play with your friends either by running your own server or playing on your friend's server, and if you want to enhance Left 4 Dead 2, you can easily get tons of content such as campaigns, new weapons, items, and other things from the awesome Left 4 Dead 2 Workshop, since when you activate the key for this game on Steam, L4D2 has a Steam Workshop where you can get new things like I mentioned earlier.
The game is also cross platform compatible, which means you can play Left 4 Dead 2 on whatever operating system you want, whether it be Windows, Mac OS X or Linux (Linux support was added in 2013). Like I said at the beginning of the review, I highly recommend you buy Left 4 Dead 2 if you haven't already because it's an awesome game and if you are into FPS and Multiplayer games, you will definitely like Left 4 Dead 2.
Pretty good for a Zombie shooter.Delta998 | Oct. 30, 2014 | See all Delta998's reviews »
I got this game for free on Steam during an event, and It was worth it. You get the choice of four people to play as, and you have to work together in order to survive. Not to mention all kinds of weapons to choose from, you can also add mods to customize the game from the Steam Workshop. So if you like The Walking Dead, they're are mods for that. Or you can make them the slow, and scary kind of zombies. You can even make the levels look more realistic by adding an HD Mod to it.
Best Zombie Survivalitz | Oct. 28, 2014 | See all itz's reviews »
This is the best game for zombie survival, it has many game modes which variable difficulties. Also the steam workshop allows users to add their own personal touch within the game to add more enjoyment.
Co-op is Cooljakew0312 | Oct. 28, 2014 | See all jakew0312's reviews »
The sequel to one of the most well received zombie games of all time. Left 4 dead 2 expands on the formula of the original adding new maps, characters, weapons, and infected along with user content from the steam workshop. Still a solid single player game but where it truly shines is in getting a group of friends together to fight wave after wave of infected as survivors or among each other in verses mode where one team plays infected while the other controls the survivors. Loads of fun to be had for many many hours to come.
A great co-op experiencealgebrain14c | Oct. 27, 2014 | See all algebrain14c's reviews »
There are not many games out there that are this well developed. Beautiful graphics, well-made combat, and smart AI combine to make an experience like no other. Hundreds of mods and a large group of game types both make this game worth the buy. Whether you want to light zombies on fire with your friends or just chop off limbs with an axe by yourself, L4D2 offers a great player experience.
All time classicavalanche5779 | Oct. 27, 2014 | See all avalanche5779's reviews »
I've had this game of years now and I still play it now and then. I don't regret a single one of the many hours I've put into playing this game and the replay-ability of this game is amazing. So many mutations and the game can support up to 4 people or 8. The modding community is still active and Helm's Deep Reborn is still being updated. Fun for all and just a great all around game for anybody
More zombies, more weapons, more ways to dieNucularS | Oct. 26, 2014 | See all NucularS's reviews »
The second installment offers more, but whether or not that is a good thing is up to you. There is more of everything: weapons, zombies, maps, and game modes. Those that wanted to make the war on zombies more up-close and personal now have a slew of melee weapons to choose from; most of the original locations, and even the old characters, have migrated over to the sequel; but, more is not always better, and Left 4 Dead 2 is missing something. Something small and imperceptible one cannot quite put a finger on. It is a great zombie shooter, but it is without soul.
Lightning doesn't strike twiceRiVenoX | Oct. 12, 2014 | See all RiVenoX's reviews »
Really, it has all the elements of 1 with few advancements. It seemed very iterative, and without as much imagination as 1. I played it. I had fun. The charm just didn't seem to last, unfortunately.
When everything goes wrong...lorddarwid | Oct. 6, 2014 | See all lorddarwid's reviews »
All hope is lost... You and three others have found their way onto a roof to get into the helicopter that will take you to the safe zone, but it didn't stop... It kept going, leaving you and your team behind with the incoming hordes of sprinting zombies... But cheer up! There's an amazing arsenal of weapons scattered throughout the city! Grab an UZI, a D-Eagle, or perhaps you are a katana person... If you start getting bored at the zombies for some weird disturbing reason... then look behind you... 'Cause there will be a charger there!
Oh and hm... don't follow the cries...
How to die with a frying pan in your handmidgetjacks | Oct. 4, 2014 | See all midgetjacks's reviews »
Okay, Left 4 Dead, co-op zombie survivor game. Really fun, insane, and tense. But you know what was missing? Frying pans. L4D2 understood that and fixed it. Sure, you can also use a sword, buy why would you when the superior frying pan is right there.
I'm going to be honest, I don't think I've seen the end of any of the campaigns in this one. That's probably due to the fact that my friends and I would choose melee over any other weapon. And then charge forward, always swinging, never stopping. And it is fun, like a lot of fun. Sure, we never win, but it really shows when you can have fun losing. Like, repeatedly.
At this point, this is the one to get over the first game. I did like the first a bit more, but that's probably because I have stronger memories of the levels since we weren't charging as fast as the 'W' key would let us.
Great game to play with friendsAmehmo | Sept. 15, 2014 | See all Amehmo's reviews »
Ah, the source engine manages to present another amazing game...no surprise there i guess. I managed to pick a 4 pack of Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) during one of the summer sales. I gifted 3 copies to my friends and that was how we began playing this game. L4D2 is a game that is extremely fun to play with your friends or even on your own. Unlike some other game you are not limited to a fixed amount of game time, its just about having fun and if that is what you are looking for then this game is what you should get. The play style never gets old, in other words you will be more than happy to play this game again and again. The graphics are decent enough for you realize the mayhem as you grind your way through a horde of zombies with your chainsaw...or a frying pan if you get unlucky. If i had to, after playing this game i would be more than happy to pay its full price and potentially more, i can guarantee you will enjoy this if zombies and fps are your thing.
Fun zombie mayhemFourclops | Sept. 1, 2014 | See all Fourclops's reviews »
Going through hordes of zombies in each area you go, L4D2 is an amazing game, with a great value in the multiplayer campaign. While the overall mission is to stay alive, you and your friends may find a way to screw each other just a little bit while actually trying to survive. It's always tons of fun, even if you play it alone. With a great variety of weapons, and a lot of modding capabilities, this is a game ever zombie lover should have.
Fun in co opdilosan | Aug. 24, 2014 | See all dilosan's reviews »
This is one of the best zombie games out there,unlike other compared to others this provides us with a unlimited enjoyment because of co op.4 player co op is really fun to play with others.Not only co op it also has many others modes such as versus where we can either be zombies or humans.Also the steam workshop provides us with endless possibilities such as new community created maps and skins to play.
One of the best Zombie gamesNekroStrike | Aug. 11, 2014 | See all NekroStrike's reviews »
I am a fan of FPS and zombie games, and this one, got my attention. It has an awesome gameplay experience and makes you feel great when you play it.
The most important part is that you have multiplayer/co-op, and if you want to have some fun, get your friends, and shoot the dead guys. I feel bad that I missed the game when it was free, but if you are a fan of epic stuff, what are you waiting for?
This is awesome!Yoman282 | July 29, 2014 | See all Yoman282's reviews »
One of the best zombie apocalypse games I have ever seen, it even has workshop integrated so it's modding ability makes a lot of players still into this game. I consider myself lucky because I got it when it was free actually but I would have bought it for the full price no doubt. I recommend this masterpiece for zombie lovers out there!
The Sequelluxcaeruleus | July 26, 2014 | See all luxcaeruleus's reviews »
Left 4 Dead 2 is the sequel to the popular zombie FPS game Left 4 Dead. It's main core remains true to it's roots that it's gameplay is practically the same but not to the point that it's more of an expansion than a whole different game.. The sequel adds different features to the game which really improved it like melee weapons and different infecteds.
*Story: Left 4 Dead 2 let's you play 1 of 4 new survivors of the apocalypse. They have to same objectives as the first group had, be saved. Everything is pretty much the same, as in the story. It's still linear and still an objective type of game. But what can you expect from an FPS right?
*Gameplay: The gameplay and feel too is basically the same. It's still an FPS zombie game. What they added are tons of different weapon aside from the usual ones. I'd say one of the things that they added that made the game enjoyable are the melee weapons. From a frying pan to a chainsaw, you could hack and slash your way through the zombie apocalypse. They also added the bile bomb: A bottle of bile from the boomer that when you throw at zombies, other zombies attack those that got hit by the splash. They also added 2 types of ammos, namely incendiary and explosive ammo. There's also a defibrillator that could revive your fallen team mates.
*Graphics: The graphics too didn't improve that much. It still feels a bit like left 4 dead but it's not that bad.
*Sound: The background is just incredible. You really feel that you're playing a true FPS zombie game.
*Zombies: Aside from your usual special infecteds from Left 4 Dead, they added 3 new infecteds: The Charger, Jockey and spitter. The charger, as the name says, charges at players and drags them until he stops. He then grabs them and bashes them down. It's really hard to be caught by one since it's fast when it's charging. The jockey is a small infected that have small feet and arms. They usually go to players and jump at their heads, if you get caught, they can drive you to dangerous places. So you better kill it before it gets hold of you. The spitter is your infected that doesn't brushes it's teeth. It spits acid where you're standing at and deals damage while you're standing at it.
Overall, Left 4 Dead 2 is a great game. There are additional maps that continues the story. There's even a campaign where the cast of the first game meets the cast of this game. I won't get into details as it would contain spoilers. Do I recommend for you to play this game? Definitely. It's a masterpiece in it's own right. If you loved the first game, you'd love this game too.
The real apocalypse.hateah | July 25, 2014 | See all hateah's reviews »
That's one of the best zombie co-op games iv ever played. There is a lot of maps, and few different modes which you'll see in this review. The game has some annoying zombies like "The charge" which i mostly hate,because he charges at you and theres nothing to do,but dodge it if you are carefull enough. There are few mods as i stated above, one of them is Versus - 2 teams of 4 players each turns into infected and survivors. I remember one of the maps at Versus where it respawns you in a house near the forest and the infected are coming from everywhere, doors,window and you don't have much space to run nor to hide, you can only shoot them and defend yourself against all the zombies that are running around.You will feel big pressure on you. Before it starts, the lobby leader chooses which map to be played or campaign. Realism Versus - That is the hardest mode, it is like versus, but there arent any items for the survivors and "The witch" can kill you in one hit. Scavenge - Here its a competitive mode where survivors have to find up to 22 gas cans and bring to fuel up a generator or a car. The graphics are very cool, the good thing is that when you "die" or a zombie takes you down a teammate can revive you while you are covering his back and shooting at zombies.
Very fun.friendbear70 | July 21, 2014 | See all friendbear70's reviews »
I like this game. I have not play very much of it, but overall, it is one of the better zombie games. You play as one of team and kill zombies. Generic zombie game. But the maps are challenging and fun the play. The weapons are amazing and very cool. The graphics are spectacular and the gameplay is generally very fun. '
My favorite part of this game is that you can play coop. You can play with friends, choose the next map. Also, you can follow a storyline and play by yourself and the computer.
One thing I don't like is that it doesn't really give much of a tutorial. I had to figure things out by myself.
But either way, if you love zombies, you will love this game!
One of the Best Arcade Shootersmrminecrafter1 | July 20, 2014 | See all mrminecrafter1's reviews »
This is another FPS shooter. Yay, he said sarcastically. But wait. The gameplay is fantastic in my opinion. I like the arcade feel of the game combined with hordes of zombies charging at you. Shooting barely has any recoil and it's really simplified compared to other shooters. It helps newcomers adapt to the game quite easily. The single-player campaign could be better, but the real joy is playing with friends. A small variety of zombies but the small cast is really great. Graphics are a bit dated but it is a 2009 game, so it gets a pass. Sound design is quite good with convincing horrifying zombie screams. Overall it's a really great FPS arcade game that is easy to learn for newcomers. Recommended.
You want zombies? YOU GOT ZOMBIES!DragosLoL | July 16, 2014 | See all DragosLoL's reviews »
Left 4 Dead 2 is a classic for PC players out there. You don't have to be a fan of FPS or zombies to enjoy this game. Just invite some friends over, have a LAN party and enjoy trying to beat each other's score. This game is a must have for co-op player fans. Plus the steam workshop offers a vast amount of customization for you to mod and play around with. You can have your enemy Tank to be donkey kong or maybe your character could become sonic the hedgehog. The customization is endless. Versus mode is the PvP in Left 4 Dead 2 and it's just amusing to play as the enemies that you so detest in co-op. Want to ram your friends to the ground? Play as the tank. Want to choke your friend to death? Play as the smoker. It's just endless what you can do in the game. Only drawback is that playing solo can get boring and tiring. The only way to enjoy this game is with friends. So give it a try!
EssentialRcoder97 | July 2, 2014 | See all Rcoder97's reviews »
Don't even hesitate. Get this game. This is Left 4 Dead 2, a zombie survival/co-op/single-player story/competitive game. You can choose from quite a few modes right off the bat. You have your campaign which is chock-full of excellent stories. There is survival which requires your best planning to survive as long as possible. There is versus which allows you to play as the special infected. Scavenge which is to collect things. Going back to special infected, there are 8 of them. The smoker which can shoot it's tongue at you and take you away from the group. The jockey which can hop on your head and beat you into wherever it wants to go. The hunter which leaps on you and tears you to shreds. The charger which... charges and beats you to a pulp. The witch which you want to avoid at all costs. The tank which is basically the boss and can ruin your. The boomer which blows up and attracts zombies if it gets its bile on you. And the spitter which spits acid. Lastly there is steam workshop integration which allows you to mod Left 4 Dead 2 at the click of a button giving endless fun. You need this game if you want to play with friends.
Priceless co-op experienceMarianoAlipi | July 2, 2014 | See all MarianoAlipi's reviews »
This game is more enjoyable if you have a friend to play it with. The co-op experience found in Left 4 Dead 2 is one of the best I've ever seen. If you like FPS (first-person shooters) and zombies, I highly recommend Left 4 Dead 2. You don't have to love either, though; but it's a very nice game, with good gameplay, dialogues, IA, sound and graphics.
Fantastic Co-op Zombie Fun!884okeoJ | July 2, 2014 | See all 884okeoJ's reviews »
Left 4 Dead 2 is a game best suited to playing with your friends, and by that I mean "if you don't play with friends you'll get yelled at nonstop". One of Left 4 Dead 2's only flaws is the incredibly toxic community, which makes it imperative to play with friends.
The visuals of Left 4 Dead 2 are quite good, as well as the sound design and voice acting. The gameplay is quite enjoyable as well, with numerous guns to choose from and many different zombie types. The best mode overall is versus mode, where you can play as either a zombie or a survivor. This unique spin on the zombie genre gives it the edge over other games, like Killing Floor. If have some friends to play with, you should definitely give Left 4 Dead 2 a try.
Endless fun with zombies.Furrek | July 1, 2014 | See all Furrek's reviews »
This is good Left 4 Dead, but now with number 2. It have few improvements that first Left 4 Dead game didn't have. First, and I think the most important thing - steam workshop. There are plenty of maps, characters and other stuff for Left 4 Dead 2. Players are making all the time maps so the fun is unlimited. Second - melee weapons. Now you can cut the heads off zombies with katana, or hit them with frying pan. Third - it have content from first Left 4 Dead game. I still think that owning both Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 is not bad idea, but if you don't like to spend money twice for "almost" same thing - almost, because Left 4 Dead 2 have only maps and characters from the first game, then go with that one. There are many people's playing this game online, so if you don't have a friends to play with, I'm sure you will find some.
Intense Co-op Actionbwrussell | June 18, 2014 | See all bwrussell's reviews »
Grab some friends and settle in for one of the all-time great co-op games. While this game can be played alone or with random strangers on the internet, you're only going to get the full experience playing with 3 friends. On top of that some sort of voice communication is crucial, whether it's in-game voice chat or playing in the same room. You fight through waves of zombies, interspersed with tougher "special" infected, trying to reach a series of safe houses and eventually escape. Along the way you'll have to complete occasional specific objectives, most commonly fetch quests and wave defense/horde mode. You'll skimp on ammo and hunt for medi-kits. You'll try to not wake the Witch. You'll wake the Witch. You'll fail, formulate new strategies, and tweak those again. It's all of this that makes your final escape so exhilarating and fulfilling.
On top of the great co-op campaign levels you also get co-operative and versus multiplayer modes. Of course you have your basic horde mode but really intriguing are the versus modes where teams switch back and forth between playing the survivors and the infected. When playing as an infected you spawn as a different "special" infected, with it's special abilities and attacks, each life and try to stop the survivors from progressing through a stage or collecting gas cans to power a generator. Surviving with your friends is awesome, sending them to the moon as a Charger is hilarious. Extending the life of this title even more is the extensive Steam Workshop support. From simple visual changes and user maps to complete overhauls and re-skins, you should be able to find plenty of content to extend your playtime.
If you have a few friends to play this with then it's absolutely worth the price, on-sale or not. If you're a lone wolf then you'll probably want to pass (playing alone isn't really that great) or make some friends.
A necessary game for anyone who plays games with friendsmugaro | June 15, 2014 | See all mugaro's reviews »
Its a really fun game and it has all of the l4d1 campaigns on it. The L4D1 campaigns are a lot better to play with melee weapons, bile bombs, extra infected, etc.
The big drawback is the multiplayer community is kind of ruined at this point. It's extremely hard to get into competitive multiplayer if you're new, and most people will punish you for being new and kick you out for the slightest mistake.
It's best to play this game with friends vs AI, because people vs people is ruined and solo vs AI is no fun.
Yet another amazing Co-op game by Valvealanmaz567 | June 6, 2014 | See all alanmaz567's reviews »
Valve made allot of fun and enjoyable co-op game like the portal series or the original Left 4 Dead. This one is an amazing approvement from the original. It's fun to play with friends like allot of other games made by Valve. Even for those who don't like hack'n slash zombie game, i'm sure you will make an exception for this one.
one of the best co-op gamesmirta000 | May 21, 2014 | See all mirta000's reviews »
Now what does this one have that Left 4 Dead 1 does not? And why you should buy it?
It has better ambient sounds and more details in the environment (such as more grass, more trees, etcetera). The graphics are better. There's more people playing the multiplayer. And that's about it. Unlike the first one the environments are no longer dark and I don't really like the new characters that much, but that's my personal opinion.
Now for someone that's new to Left 4 Dead:
both Left 4 Dead 1 and Left 4 Dead 2 provide an excellent 4 friends co-op experience and 4 versus 4 experience in the versus mode. Both games have a large mod community, therefore you and your friends should never run out of new maps to try and survive the zombie apocalypse in. Both games should be played with friends. They are simply not fun as a single player experience.
My personal opinion - both Left 4 Dead 1 and Left 4 Dead 2 are great games and one should own both :)
Co-op Killing Zombie Fun13th | May 15, 2014 | See all 13th's reviews »
Probably one of, if not the best co-op game out there The premise is simple: get from point a to point b on each map whilst avoiding or killing as many as zombies as you can. Usually killing more than avoiding. You even get the original Left 4 Dead maps and team in this game as well. This is an example of the original being outshone by it's sequel and boy does it show. This is an experience that is best suited to being played with friends as you will find it a bit of a lonely experience if you choose to go it alone. But even then this is probably the best zombie killing game out there money can buy
Great mindless actionKalmado07 | May 15, 2014 | See all Kalmado07's reviews »
Only played single player so far, but if you're looking for some mindless action this is a great game! Graphics seem good and controls are easy enough. Definitely grab this if on special!
Its a very good gamepatacon | May 11, 2014 | See all patacon's reviews »
This is the best game in the style of killing zombies, it focuses on the characters are actors and are shooting a movie, is so realistic that if you die in the credits it appears that the film was made in memory of the player, have a mode co as good as its gameplay, a game mode that makes it more realistic (and difficult) yet, has Steam Workshop so never let playing this game, great detail is that the requirements are quite low so anyone who wants to play can do it, this game also has the source engine, perfect for a game like this engine, as I said earlier the best game of killing zombies, totally worth it, what can I say? 10/10
My favorite gamecustompcmax | April 16, 2014 | See all custompcmax's reviews »
I have been playing this game for well over 2 years and I still find it to be the best co-op zombie shooter game in town.
The mechanics have been fine tuned to near perfection. And the online campaign is the best - I find the randomness of the levels and the players I encounter make for seemingly endless gameplay (despite the fact that the level designs aren't random).
Of course, anyone looking for zombie survival gameplay like Day Z, this isn't for you - that said - you may love it!
The best co-op game in townSinisterDragon | March 15, 2014 | See all SinisterDragon's reviews »
Me and a few friends bought this game to play together a little while after it came out and we all still play it together to this day. It is the most fun I've had from a co-op game. The gameplay is frantic and scary but has also given us all huge laughs and memories. Nothing feels more satisfying than shooting down a friend and using him to distract the zombies while you keep running for safety. I would recommend this game 100% due to its endless replay value and massive support and updates from both Valve themselves and the amazing community.
Better than the first gameGmen | Feb. 24, 2014 | See all Gmen's reviews »
As the subtitle above suggests, L4D2 is better than the original in just about every way. You have several game modes to keep things interesting, and a lovely selection of new well-designed maps. Graphically, L4D2 is better looking, and this is shown off especially well in day missions, where you can see just how pretty it really is. You have a bigger selection of weaponry to choose from, including some new firearms, some heavy weaponry, and melee weapons too. There are some new pickups like adrenaline shots and boomer bile to help aid you in getting through those much-dreaded undead hordes, which even boast some new special infected as well, a little more easily.
The characters have a bit more depth to them than the ones in the original, and the story is more interesting – more believable in a way. There are scenes in missions such as a wedding where all the guests have been turned into zombies, and there is definitely more interactivity in levels. This world which is filled with undead, has never felt so alive.
Throw in the fact that all DLC is free, and even the original Left 4 Dead missions are available here, and you have quite a winner. Overall, Left 4 Dead is a bit like Half-Life, and Left 4 Dead 2 is more like Half-Life 2. L4D was good for its time, but it has just been completely outdone by its sequel. If you want a decent undead slaying game, then this is the one you should buy.
Great for Co-Opjmods5710 | Feb. 12, 2014 | See all jmods5710's reviews »
If you love playing games in co-op with other people then this is the game for you. If you like zombies, and borderlands, then this is the game for you. If you want something to satisfy your Dead Island tastebuds, then I recommend you get Left 4 Dead 2. This is a zombie game made by valve a few years ago. Graphics are okay, especially for the source engine, an engine made a long time ago in the early 2000s. Playing with other people is the focus of the game, and where you'll probably have most fun, but it can be enjoyed alone too. I found the single player rather boring, so if you like single player games, then don't get this unless it is really cheap or free. Otherwise, enjoy this great multiplayer game with your friends!
You have to try it! Even if you are lonely wolfYokolobuna | Jan. 26, 2014 | See all Yokolobuna's reviews »
I hate coop games... Random people don't cooperate, they rush forward and I cant enjoy every piece of game because I have to follow them asap. BUT I love L4D2! This game with brilliant gameplay surprised me. You cant go alone and search every room (like I like to do) and that is ok, tense atmosphere push you to keep moving with your teammates and you just have to cooperate otherwise you end up eaten by some ugly freak. Level design is phenomenal and replayability unlimited. Yes, sometimes you may be matched with team of braindead zombies, who think that the most funny thing is to slash you with axe but that is not problem of the game but players. You have to try it even if you are lonely wolf and other players make you angry. Its definitely worth it and you gonna enjoy every minute. I get it for free but Its absolutely worth your money. Try it! You wont regret. 9/10
No Difference From First Onechataolauj | Jan. 24, 2014 | See all chataolauj's reviews »
This game isn't really different from the first one. The only difference is that there are more maps, new characters, and more weapons. You just do the same thing on each map though. Kill zombies and run away with no intentional goal.
I guess modding things here and there can make the game more fun, but it'll only last you awhile before you get bored of it again. The AI comrades in this one are pretty damn stupid as well. That's all I got to say.
Co-Op at it's finestSganotak | Jan. 16, 2014 | See all Sganotak's reviews »
Like most other Valve games, L4D2 is mainly focused on multiplayer.
The game features new protagonists and the old ones in a total of 13 different campaigns with each one having multiple levels. You can play them single player with AI controlled teammates or join a Co-Op game, which is the meat of the game
What really impressed me is that the AI Director who populated each level with normal and special infected will give you a different challenge it's time based on your team's strength,weaknesses and overall style of play. Most Special Infected require a lot of teamwork to be defeated and that's where the game really shines
The Source Engine despite being dated works really well, the gore and dismemberment of the zombies is really satisfying
There are lots of official and unofficial modifiers that you can apply to your campaigns like permadeath, headshot-only kills and many more. This greatly extends the game's replayability
There is also a competitive mode where you can play as either the survivors or the special infected but unfortunately the community is pretty cruel to new and inexperienced players.
To sum it up, L4D2 is one of the best Co-Op games on the market
Way too ordinary.kubqo | Jan. 12, 2014 | See all kubqo's reviews »
Ordinary co-op zombie FPS (from todays point of view), with occasional flash of game design brilliance, especially with zombie types formed, to separate the group of survivors. Game is pulling the carpet from under itself by absolutely boring level design, but mainly by using Source engine, which is terrible for shooters outside of CS. Idea behind asynchronical multiplayer sounds great in theory, but its very poorly executed and controlling zombies is way too clunky to be enjoyable. Fortunately, game supports steam workshop, where lots of community content brings what main game lacks.
mindless zombie killingmadxskillzxgame | Jan. 7, 2014 | See all madxskillzxgame's reviews »
the game gameplay aspect is great but besides that there is nothing there is no story and you dont get any fell for characters but the gameplay is great and even better with mods which are very easy to install the game is a lot better with friends to coop zombie kiling is way better than playing by yourself
Fun Cooperation FPS zombie gameKyoLz | Jan. 6, 2014 | See all KyoLz's reviews »
Up to 4 players game that coop together to fight zombie and survive different map and escape from the place. It fun to play together cause it based on teamworks and communications. It a game that need to be stick together to fight their way out. Once someone is left behind, he/she will be dead.
There different type of weapons and zombies to fight with. Different type of mods we can play and challenge ourselves.
There are normal and special zombies in this game. Each special zombies have their own ability to hunt down the survivors. Their mission is to kill the survivors before they reach the safe house.
Very fun co-op shooter with friends.InsaneHien | Jan. 5, 2014 | See all InsaneHien's reviews »
Valve did a great job with Left 4 Dead 2. You play as 1 of the 4 survivors and their job is fight against the Infected as you and your buddies find an escape in each campaign. L4D2 has 13 campaigns, with 6 of them coming from the first game.
This game has a big focus on co-op play, so it's highly recommended to play with 3 other friends or other players. If you're bored of playing Campaign, there's also Survival, Versus, Realism, Realism Versus, Scavenge, and the Mutations. With the addition of the Steam Workshop, this makes the replay value pretty high. For a 2009 game, L4D2 is still one of the most played games on Steam today.
Mods make the game replayableOgreMan88 | Jan. 3, 2014 | See all OgreMan88's reviews »
When Left 4 Dead 2 added steam workshop mods, in my opinion, it made it repayable almost to the point of Team Fortress 2 levels. The fact that I can set up custom sounds for certain infected such as Herbert the Pervert for the smoker, or Leeroy Jenkins for the Charger, or add music to infected such as the Tank with the Power Rangers Theme Song Playing, keeps me playing seemingly forever.
One of the Best Co-op Zombie Shooters Evermulletov | Dec. 28, 2013 | See all mulletov's reviews »
I spent about 2 years playing L4D2 regularly. My favorite aspect is that it is co-op. If you hate competitive FPS games like Call of Duty or Battlefield, you should definitely check this out. It requires a lot of teamwork to finish campaigns with all 4 survivors making it to the finale. The best part of this game is the mod support. The game comes stock with 4 or 5 campaigns and Valve has even ported all campaigns from the original L4D into this. You basically get both games for the price of 1. Be sure to check out the custom campaigns Ravenholm, Left 4 Mario, Warcelona, 2 Evil Eyes, and Death Aboard.
Fun , Fun, Fun.Quillan | Dec. 27, 2013 | See all Quillan's reviews »
Very funny FPS shooter, expecially played with 2-3 friends at once in co-op mode. Smashing zombies wasn't ever so fun!
In single mode the gaming experience can be more dull and repetitive, but also you can find many "thrilling" points where you will literally jump on your seat!
In co-op is a must-have title that can give you many hours of gruesome fun.
Bloodier, more entertaining and more completekalil | Dec. 20, 2013 | See all kalil's reviews »
The sequel of Left 4 Dead gets better the first half despite the little innovation , and the problem is that with only a year apart can not do much really . It is a title that may like or not those who have already played the first installment and may appeal to those who are not familiar with the series and play Left 4 Dead for the first time with this second part.
History of Left 4 Dead 2 is not the strong suit , as this is divided into five seasons (eight with downloadable content ) whose storyline between the two is very slight. It begins with an introduction that I quite liked , although it is somewhat "liar" with what the game actually offers . This ends with a few survivors on a terrace fail to reach a rescue helicopter , which they see how it away from them . Here's how it begins Left 4 Dead 2 , armed with a crowbar and pistols, killing every zombie that crosses us as we pass through the halls of a hotel infested .
This game is basically go from point A to B killing any zombie that is crossed, there is not much around. Arguably is somewhat repetitive , because all you have to do is kill , no puzzles to solve or anything, something I did not like that much . Each campaign is divided into five or four levels , and is always the final where we escaped , either on our own or someone rescues us . The finishes are based on stand and survive, they are the most complicated parts of each campaign. Here not much changes the game, most of the final look similar , but the end of the campaign that was more to my liking is the second season : defend against enemies everything we can on stage , listening to pure rock , full of lights and fireworks bursting boxes ... the end of the season I liked most of the game, and yes I enjoyed it .
There are different types of zombies : normal and special , which is six zombies with a unique ability to complicate things. Throughout history we will find somewhere with a zombie boss named Tank, but unfortunately is always the same and this game does not vary much . Each campaign has its special or unique zombie , which can be tougher or stronger, but nothing more. In this installment , enemies react more realistically to bullets , but not entirely , because with an AK -47 we can from a zombie in half and smash it with only three bullets.
Something that I did not really like was the fact that the first time we play we will have the opportunity to play until the latter part of last season if we wanted . That is, we have everything unlocked , which I did not like it much, because I expected that campaigns go unlocked as you progress in the story.
Do not expect to see many cinematics , because throughout history we will see very few , which are basically the ones that open and close a campaign. They are very short and they are very poor . In Left 4 Dead 2 we can choose whether to play or just an online campaign , and no matter what we choose, always be the group of four survivors who are Coach , Rochelle , Nick and Ellis. Do not care much we use, virtually all are equal , no one has something special , the only difference is the appearance. The AI of both the enemies like humans, is right and proper . But there are times when a special enemy attacks us , our colleagues will do nothing and lose a considerable amount of life to react (this only happened to me twice).
The controls are correct and are comfortable . I 'm a console gamer and I could adapt quickly and easily to the keyboard. The difficulty of this game is high, it is not easy , always talking up the normal difficulty , things get very complicated. Left 4 Dead 2 is an addictive and fun game, although the duration of the story could be a problem , complete the story we will take from 6-8 hours, but you can always turn to the multiplayer modes .
Graphically the game is good, although you may notice the change of introducing graphic and gameplay, although this difference is somewhat slight . The modeling of both survivors and enemies , is good, though arguably some zombies modeling is superior to others. The scenarios also liked , there are some fairly cornered , some not so, but overall we go through the scenarios are well done .
I liked the sound effect , sounds of the weapons are fine, as are the effects of audio from enemies and the soundtrack. Although the game is not scary nor scary when you have to go near a Witch somewhere dark listening as she cries , can give us a little thing, but nothing to worry about .
This sequel does not show many new things to say, although it is good to have three new multiplayer modes , three new types of special zombies and to debut the melee weapons , this game is very similar to the above , the same graphics engine and same style of campaigning. Despite this, the game continues to be very entertaining and fun.
- Very entertaining
- Very good to play with friends
- Improvements from first game
- Good graphics, both as characters modeled scenarios
Good sound paragraph
Very slight argument between campaign and campaign Hilo
- Something repetitive
- Slight innovation
Left 4 Dead 2 is not a game of innovation , that 's clear , but the fun and entertainment offered by the first delivery shown in the same way in this sequel but improved form . As I said at the beginning of the analysis, this game may not like both those who have already played the first game, but will not disappoint those who touch the series for the first time through this part .
Great fun in co-op.TETfromLondon | Dec. 14, 2013 | See all TETfromLondon's reviews »
Valve pretty much redefined the co-op genre when they released the original Left 4 Dead, and there was a lot of anticipation for this one. They didn't change the formula much from the previous game. It's definitely very fun though. The campaign and maps are good, and the zombies are fun to fight, especially with friends. However, it is still very much playable with random people online if no friends are available. The game also has great mod support and still has a very active player base, so it's not hard to find a game. It is worth noting though that if you're getting this game in order to get scared, that's probably not going to happen. Still, if you're looking a fun co-op game or a fun zombie fighting game, it doesn't get much better than this.
incredible value for moneygwynplaine | Dec. 4, 2013 | See all gwynplaine's reviews »
This game has everything - versus, horde, 2 free DLC campaigns, the campaigns from L4D1, workshop additions and continuing updates and more. There is a tremendous horde of content in this game.
It was revolutionary when it came out (well it did come out not shortly after the first one) and did more for the zombie genre than Resident Evil ever did, and has since reinvigorated the zombie craze. The shooting is tight, graphics and design are top notch and there's enough variety killing the different kinds of infected. The personal touches and characterization are great too and you can't expect less from Valve.
Zombie, zombie, zombie... KILL KILL KILLsegrand | Dec. 1, 2013 | See all segrand's reviews »
With Left 4 Dead 2 is a funny thing . First thing is is that it also contains a campaign with the first part. Is so stupid to buy two parts , since the second is everything. I hope that the third party does not give two previous parts. Well, but going forward . Graphics for those times quite pleasing to the eye . There will not be here the idea of survival in a dangerous world . We simply can not be eaten . How so do we defend ? Axes , clubs, guns and much more . We have quite a few weapons . We just smash the whole cluster of zombies , go ahead , knock again, and so on . Until we map does not end. Quite funny you have to admit it . But I could not personally do not know how long this bear. We have four main characters. Their models are very cool. We have , of course, four of the previous section. The idea here is what the co-op . Collaboration is important here , because if it snaps at us one of the strongest zombie or drop us life , someone has to us from the ground up. And here we are just companions from that. When the games themselves , the other three takes on the computer . Our comrades blind run for us, and shoot at everything that moves until the ammo runs out or the opponent scored. Speaking of ammo, you do not need to worry about the lack of it. Here's just very hard to lose all the magazines. On the higher difficulty levels is probably possible, but from what we have ax. Generally speaking, the whole game is enjoyable with friends. This is rather typical survival, and over time can get boring. Is it worth investing in this production? Probably. I personally am an average geared to this.
Great Cooperative Shooterlachking | Dec. 1, 2013 | See all lachking's reviews »
This is a strong sequel that adds some good new features without changing the fundamentals of the original Left 4 Dead. There are new items, characters,enemies, weapons, levels and the like as well as new music. The only real problem is that the core experience tends to get quite repetitive as all you're really doing is shooting wave upon wave of enemies to get to the safe house or rescue point. However, the experience is great for the most part and can definitely be a whole lot of fun, especially with friends in co-op.
Great co-op shooterlok0812 | Dec. 1, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »
This game is one of those really great shooting games when playing with other people. The game offers co-op play with 3 others in the group and tasked to go from point A to point B. Along the trail there will be massive amount of zombies as well as special ones with special skills that will do whatever it takes to kill you. THe game also offer competitive play where players can take side between the humans or the zombies and play similar to the story/co-op mode. L4D2 has a really high replayability as the game comes with many mods especially new maps for players to play in. Definitely worth getting if you are looking for a co-op zombie shooter.
Left 4 Dead 2 - reviewNeapolis47 | Nov. 30, 2013 | See all Neapolis47's reviews »
Left 4 Dead 2 continues in the vein of its predecessor putting ourselves in the shoes of one of four survivors fleeing the desperate search for salvation , which in this chapter is identified with the military base in New Orleans, in a very difficult journey . The story is divided into 5 different campaigns, each with different characteristics and environments , in which 4 players will have to cooperate in order to have a little hope to survive. Cooperation is the basis of success: Left 4 Dead 2 , as also his predecessor , is a title that goes absolutely played in multiplayer, not so much for its difficulty , but as for being damn fun and rewarding. Anyone who wants to buy a title like to play single player is warned : it will be bleak. The multi-player mode present in Left 4 Dead 2 are five , therefore increases the fun , in this second chapter the dead moments or safe spaces will be relatively reduced to a minimum , while precision , coldness and speed of execution are to be , for the most part of the time , a feature critical to the success of the current mission.
My Favorite Co-Op Game of All TimeHighlander9782 | Nov. 30, 2013 | See all Highlander9782's reviews »
There are tons of game modes to keep you entertained for hours. Campaign is great with a nice variety of maps in different settings with swamps, snow and thunderstorms. My favorite game mode is team versus with survivors vs zombies. Each zombie has distinct abilities and strategies to attack, my favorite being the Smoker who attacks from a distance with his tongue. The modding community for this game is also unbelievable, with custom maps and models for characters. Definite must buy, great to play with friends.
Amazing Co op experienceTPCGorillaMunch | Nov. 29, 2013 | See all TPCGorillaMunch's reviews »
I have never played Left 4 Dead 1 but Left 4 Dead 2 is a very well done game with all of the campaigns from Left 4 Dead 1 included, so if you are looking to buy one of the games this is definitely the one. Left 4 Dead 2 follows four survivors that must fight through hordes of infected and special infected. What makes this such a great cooperative game is that you really do have to work together to have success. If someone gets pinned by a special infected they can only be saved by a teammate,
There are a variety of guns and melee weapons, although they aren't anything special and mostly feel the same. The music, voice acting, and atmosphere is very well done. I would definitely recommend playing this game with friends rather than randoms as it will be a much, much more enjoyable experience.
The game has huge replay value due to the large variety of game modes, including versus in which you can even play as the special infected.
Almost 5 years later, still one of the kings of CO-OPvideopower77 | Nov. 29, 2013 | See all videopower77's reviews »
One of the most replayable games ever. Although the quick release of L4D2 after the success of L4D shocked many gamers, the sequel has proved it's worth ten-fold over the years. There is now a TON of content. A ridiculous amount of campaigns (all the originals have been ported over!), game modes, mods, etc.
Although this game can be fun solo, it really is a co-op experience. So get some buddies and fight the zombie apocalypse. Solo play is missing out on a LOT of fun. Also, the AI partners are amazingly inconsistent.
It's not too late to jump in on this game.
Don't run, shoot!beltmatt_usa | Nov. 29, 2013 | See all beltmatt_usa's reviews »
This is the first valve game I ever played. I come back to this game often because it reminds me why I enjoy playing games. The story is fairly simplistic and unoriginal/overdone, but it was pulled off very well.
The acting in it is fun, not overdone like most zombie games. Also there is a lot of steam workshop features you an install and it helps keep the game fresh.
I'm not the biggest fan of playing online co-cooperatively but if you are able to coordinate a game with people you know it can be pretty enjoyable.
It is great when this game is on sale, but it is worth full price!
Intense Rage Inducing FunElstumpo | Nov. 29, 2013 | See all Elstumpo's reviews »
Left 4 Dead 2 has proven itself to be an intense sequel to an intense game, while perhaps coming out a bit too soon after the first game, expands on the original game nicely.
Firstly due to the constant (and free) updates and patches the game has received over the years, all the maps from Left 4 Dead 1 has been ported over to the sequel, giving little to no reasons for any new player to purchase the first game. While containing all the old maps, they have been made to work with all the new weapons and special infected that the sequel has introduced, meaning that older players will see new life within the old content.
The voice acting is amazing, save for some small technical details, which does not get tiring even after hundreds of hours of gameplay. The aesthetics are simply amazing, giving an uneasy feeling whether you're exploring a run-down plantation in the evening or rushing through a swamp during a midnight sprint.
However it's worth noting, you will have a lot more fun with friends than you will strangers. It's worth getting atleast one friend to play campaign with you to save the stress of dealing with immature children and people with anger issues.This applies to both versus and campaign, especially on the harder difficulties.