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.


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

80

A big name in Co-Op Shooting

UltraJake | 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.

95

Strongly recommended

Tranya | 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.

94

The best zombie game i ever had

warlordbeta1 | 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.

90

Very fun Coop game if your friends got it

nikola714 | 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.

80

4-player co-op at it's finest

MadDemon64 | 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.