Left 4 Dead 2
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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
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.