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
One of the best Co-op ExperiencesTheForgery | May 27, 2015 | See all TheForgery's reviews »
There's no "I" in this game, unless you are playing in a mutation where you are the sole survivor. Primarily, this is game in which the burden of survival is shared among at least 3 others with the same goal. Left 4 Dead 2 continues from the original game. Same concept but this game introduces new content, ranging from brand new melee weapons, the explorable and ruined Southern United States, and more infected to be either challenged or take control in versus. In detail, the introduction of melee weapons is a nice addition, as the pistols tend to not perform well when fighting multiple infected at close range. There is a fire axe that can slash a couple of zombies in one hit and a powerful chainsaw which can easily rip the flesh of the opposing horde. New campaigns. Instead of the dark Pennsylvania landscape, the new group of survivors are tasked to reach New Orleans from Georgia. The trip is far from a usual, gore-free journey. Brace yourselves in exploring a derelict carnival, the swamps, and a ruined factory where a storm will impede progress. The infected have evolved to three new special infected. The spitter can hurl acid that easily chews the health of the survivors, the speedy charger has the ability to ram a target, and the jockey can leap onto a target and can steer him/her into the worst places imaginable, like a cliff. There are also new gamemodes and "mutations". Versus is often chosen to accommodate more than four players while the mutations are meant to provide brand new playthroughs for anyone, such has being a "one man army". Finally, there is a workshop where custom content can be downloaded from the community. New maps and custom weapon skins are prime examples of replay value. Getting straight to the point, despite the strengths of the game, L4D2 suffers from a horrible community. Often times in versus, in just the first round, players from the loosing team all quit. In public co-op matches, there are newcomers who should have played offline first to understand the game mechanics but instead, they hop right into any public server they can find and cause problems. Thus, I recommend to create a "friends-only" server. In conclusion, please get this game if you have friends who also own copies of L4D2. This game deserves a B+.
Best Team Gamehtanmsa | May 15, 2015 | See all htanmsa's reviews »
You can get hundreds of maps from online download them and play many maps with your friends.This is really enjoyable if you play with your friends.This game has all features and even extra than its previous left 4 dead 1 has.Remember if you want to play with your friends or want to play with others especially action shooting then this is the best co op game.You can heal your friends,use different guns and fight of the zombie hords and special monsters.You can even chat by voice with players in game.
Excellent COOP gameCamzo | May 9, 2015 | See all Camzo's reviews »
This game is an excellent game to play with friends, with the hoards of infected to mow down with various weapons, and excellent horror style music this game is definitely worth picking up. The game features a movie style storymode, with posters for each campaign. The game has also implemented Steam Workshop so now you can turn the special infected into whatever you want and play custom storylines. The game also features plenty of achievements, if that's something you enjoy. I'd recommend this game to people with a group to play it with.
A game that definitely is worth a tryArmannn | March 16, 2015 | See all Armannn's reviews »
Quick Introduction: Left 4 Dead 2 is a FPS single/multiplayer game which is, as probably most of you know, based on the very well known zombie scenario. It's set in the zombie apocalypse and was developed by Valve and Turtle Rock Studios. It got released in 2009. Review: From the very first moment I launched the game on my PC, I knew that this cannot be a "joke game" like many other so-called "horror" games are. From a very nice main menu which totally differs from other Source Engine games to a very nice gameplay, it all makes this game very good. You, along with 3 other survivors (of course, you can choose to be any character) are supposed to survive the campaign while a lot of zombies are attacking you on your way to the saferoom. Teamwork is very important. If you're rushing alone (either in the Campaign or Versus game mode), you're most-likely gonna get killed. There are not many official campaigns (which are "divided" into chapters - every campaign contains from 3 to 5 chapters) but it's always fun to see which zombies the AI Director will spawn. A very big plus for the game is its modding support. While some games (like CSGO for example) do not support full game modding (only some very bad retextures considered as "skins"), Left 4 Dead 2 takes its advantage here. The Steam Workshop and a few other websites (like GameBanana) do have a lot of custom weapons, maps and other types of mods which you can download, install and enjoy. Overall looking, the game doesn't feature a big number of weapons to choose, but the ones that exist at the moment of talk are exactly the ones most people would take if the apocalypse would happen in real life. Beside all the rifles, shotguns and pistols, there are melee weapons (which weren't featured in the original Left 4 Dead) which you surely SHOULD use when you're low on amno or when you're surrounded with a big horde. Talking about the game modes, it could get some more official ones, but there are mutations, which Valve did work on for a pretty long while. My personal score for the game would be 90/100 as it could use some changing and it is definitely worth a try, especially if you got some friends to play with.
A big name in Co-Op ShootingUltraJake | 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.