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
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