Reviews for Left 4 Dead
The begginingSeibitsu | July 21, 2014 | See all Seibitsu's reviews »
Have to admit that if you only want this game because of the campaign you can get it for free on L4D2. Still this game is unique, the variety of weapons aren't that much and you don't have melee weapons but it gives what it promises, fun. The online may not be full but it's good to play with friends.
A Memorable Zombie FPS Game.luxcaeruleus | July 21, 2014 | See all luxcaeruleus's reviews »
A game that's fun to play over and over again. That's what Left 4 Dead is, a game that you will never get tired of playing. There are multiple reasons to love this game.
*Story: There's no real story to it. It's about 4 survivors trying to escape the zeds. Maps are linear. It's a story of adventure, where from point A, you need to go to point B. What I liked about it is that they have different posters while the game is loading, it's as if they're in a movie.
*Gameplay: Gameplay is good. It's your typical FPS game. You choose a weapon at the starting point and exchange it with weapons you find along the way. You have your Primary weapon, Secondary weapon, your grenades and your med kit. The amount of weapons to choose from isn't that much though and ammo isn't an issue. Your main melee attack is shoving off the zombies that comes close to you. Multiplayer is good too. teamwork is the key to success. You could finish the map with just by yourself, no AI, but it's really hard. There's also an option to play as a special infected against other players.
*Graphics: Graphics is disn't. Nothing grand. If you loved Half-Life 2's graphics, then I'm sure you'll like Left 4 Dead's graphics too.
*Sound: The sound of the game is great. You occasionally hear zombies growl and special infected's cries. And the background music is good whenever there's an event going on.
*Performance: The game has low required specs so most computers could play this with a decent fps.
*Zombies: Of course there are zombies. But that's not the highlight. What's different in Left 4 Dead are it's special infected namely, Hunter, Smoker, Boomer, Witch, Tank. Each of this special infected has different skills that could really screw you over if you don't take them seriously. Hunters are the dudes wearing hoods and prowling over the place. They are silent while crawling but release a high pitched screech whenever they pounce. If a hunter gets you, it'll hop above you (think of a UFC take down and you're down one that was taken down) and scratch you til you're in the red. The only way to stop them from clawing you to death is for your teammates to kill him. Smokers are your smoking dudes before they got infected. They cough occasionally because of the smoke they emit. Their special skill is have a long tongue. And I mean long. They can shoot it from afar, usually from building tops, and pull you in. Your teammates need to kill him to save you. Boomers are the fatty ones. They emit a blobbing sound to let you know that one is near. Their specialty is puking infected vomit at you, triggering a horde to target you and you alone. They also explode when killed so you better kill him from afar. Witches are bitches.They're the crying ladies of the game. They sit and cry in the dark, waiting for it's victim. Be cautious when you encounter one. If you look at her directly, you'll anger her, putting her in a frenzy where she'll attack the one that triggered her. She only needs one hit to put you to the ground, She's fast and resilient so it's sometimes better to avoid her rather than kill her. And lastly, the Tank. It's not called tank for nothing. It's the huge, masculine man thing that rampages around the place. Whenever there's a tank event, a background music would play. They have a huge amount of health and can throw you away with just one swing. They could grab rocks from the ground or nearby cars to throw to you. There's absolutely no way of avoiding this monstrosity and the best way to take it down is team work.
*PC Advantage: There's an advantage to the PC version from the Console Version which is, Mods. Left 4 Dead supports player created mods. It could be new textures, new maps, new enemies, new weapons, and even whole new campaigns. So after you've finished the main campaign, you could download a new one to freshen things up.
All in all, Left 4 Dead is a great game. It surely has marked it's place on the gaming industry. I would highly recommend it to anyone that's thinking of buying the game
A fantastic co op zombie action adventurejustice7ca | July 20, 2014 | See all justice7ca's reviews »
I had a lot of fun with this game, both with friends and randoms. One of the best features is the online multiplayer connectivity. Finding players and opponents is seamless and the game modes are a lot of fun. Even years later, this game still has a strong online community behind it and if you enjoy shooting zombies in games, don't miss this one.
Born of a legendary zombie game.Furrek | June 30, 2014 | See all Furrek's reviews »
I have always loved zombies - in books, movies, games. My favorite, and only acceptable kind were slow zombies. Like, you are faster, you can run from them, but still they are dangerous. Left 4 Dead was my first time with "running" zombies. At first I couldn't get into this game - it was just strange. It's strange for zombies to running instead of walking. I think the moment I have played this game online I was in love. It's one of games where teamwork, with real players, is most important and most fun. When you are trying with others to make out from this hell alive. You can still play this game with computer players, but this is not fun at all. So about Left 4 Dead, it have amazing characters. I like them all. Maps, and campaings in whole, are great to play. There are not many of them, but have awesome replayability. You can play them all the time, on different difficult settings. And the hardest one is really hard, even for whole team of experienced players. Fun fact: this game was my reason for making account on steam. Get Left 4 Dead, play it, love it. There is also Left 4 Dead 2, but people are still playing this game. If i'm not mistaken, second game have everything from the first one, so you might check Left 4 Dead 2 before buying this one.
L4D2 has better gameplay, but 1 has better survivorsmugaro | June 15, 2014 | See all mugaro's reviews »
As far as an actual game goes, this is an amazing game. However, L4D2 is better in almost every way and it includes all of the L4D1 campaigns in it. There's honestly nothing unique here except if you play 1, there are different achievements, fewer weapons/infected and a different multiplayer base.
If you haven't played either game, pick up the pack and have a blast.
a great game to play with friendsmirta000 | May 21, 2014 | See all mirta000's reviews »
4 person co-op and 4 versus 4 makes this one of to go games when me and my friends want to play together.
"Now why would you choose this over Left 4 Dead 2?" One might ask. Even though graphics are worse and there's less ambient sounds Left 4 Dead 1 has a scarier setting, because unlike the second one pretty much all the missions happen at night. The characters also seem to have more personality in this one.
After the game has released there has been some extra free missions added, however if you and your friends run out of game modes to play there are some very creepy fan made maps and campaigns. The community of modders for both Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 is huge, therefore none of those two actually ever run out of new maps to play in.
The only draw back for this one is that there's less people online than in the second one, so if you're buying make sure to buy it together with some friends so you all could play together :)
Blahhhhchataolauj | Jan. 24, 2014 | See all chataolauj's reviews »
It's only fun if you play with other players because playing by yourself on this game just really sucks. The AI of your comrades are horrible. They use every single medical thing on you to heal you if you're just like half life left. Half life goes a long way in this game, but your comrades are too stupid to know that.
There are only four maps, so this game is boring after you beat all maps because there isn't anything new that makes you want to keep playing. It's just...well...you know; blahhh.
DecentBrotality | Jan. 11, 2014 | See all Brotality's reviews »
It was a really fun game, for the first few play throughs. I'm not much for the online aspect of the game, however, a lot of people do seem to like it.
One thing I can say is it's far too easy to rush through the campaign in this game, doesn't have much of a challenge at some points.
Pretty good rompGmen | Dec. 26, 2013 | See all Gmen's reviews »
Right at the start of the multiplayer zombie-shooting craze that began years ago, there existed a game, and its name was Left 4 Dead.
You form part of a four man (or three man and one woman, to be exact) team. You can play in singleplayer mode and the rest of the group will be AI-controlled, but multiplayer is the main draw here. Your task in the regular mode of play is to make it from one end of the map to the other, and progress through several parts of an episode before finally making it to the extraction zone and hopefully fleeing alive. In your path there are hundreds of zombies, and among the regular ones there are special zombies and even boss zombies to make life even more difficult for the group.
The gameplay is rather repetitive. You start off in a map with a basic sidearm, make it to a weapons cache, lock and load and upgrade to a shotgun, uzi, or an assault rifle, get some pipebombs and molotov cocktails and then do battle with the undead hordes. Rinse and repeat for several missions before reaching the end. Then do it again in another episode. The episodes are thankfully quite different in theme, taking place in cities, rural areas, in an airport, and in a hospital – all common places you’d find yourself in a zombie apocalypse, all inspired by famous horror movies.
Only bother with it if you're into multiplayer, and keep in mind that Left 4 Dead 2 has been released since this game came out, which is much more current.
A slaughter of zombieskalil | Dec. 20, 2013 | See all kalil's reviews »
A highly anticipated game sold very many people have it installed on their PC, and I think it is a good buy , mandatory for survival horror lovers who wished to kill zombies. It is very difficult to get bored playing this game is very entertaining and gives something scary parts , but more afraid of nerves gives you killed the zombies . There are different types of zombies making it more compelling , I think it's one of the best zombie games within the top 10 have to be sure . What is good and what is bad:
The Good: - We have a remarkable variety of weapons of all kinds . 'We can be with 3 companions, and a choice of 4 who want to use . - There is plenty of zombies, making it , after Dead Rising, the game with more zombies.
The bad: - The companions are a bit stupid when it comes to help , but a little inattentive when cured. - To finish a mission, or yes must be the 4 comrades , meaning that if you let one die and not saved , you'll have to go back and bring it all back safe.
OutdatedElstumpo | Nov. 29, 2013 | See all Elstumpo's reviews »
Unless you're nostalgic about this game (in which case you won't be needing to read reviews) you should be looking into Left 4 Dead 2. Left 4 Dead 2 not only contains all the content from this game but also expands upon it nicely, including all the new weapons and special infected within the levels within this game.
Unless you seriously dislike the new additions within Left 4 Dead 2, such as the roughly two extra weapons for each tier and the extra three special infected (which are playable in versus), skip over to Left 4 Dead 2. You will also find less players within this older version.
If you're still considering buying this game, it holds up well enough on its own, although get it on sale as the 20USD you'll be spending on this game won't compare at all to the 20USD you'll be spending on it's completely superior sequel. With that being said however, Left 4 Dead still isn't a bad game.