Left 4 Dead 2

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Description

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.


Key Features:

  • 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

Customer reviews

93

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!

95

The Sequel

luxcaeruleus | 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.

100

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.

90

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!

93

One of the Best Arcade Shooters

mrminecrafter1 | 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.