Left 4 Dead
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From Valve (the creators of Counter-Strike, Half-Life and more) comes Left 4 Dead, a co-op action horror game for the PC and Xbox 360 that casts up to four players in an epic struggle for survival against swarming zombie hordes and terrifying mutant monsters.
Set in the immediate aftermath of the zombie apocalypse, L4D's survival co-op mode lets you blast a path through the infected in four unique “movies,” guiding your survivors across the rooftops of an abandoned metropolis, through rural ghost towns and pitch-black forests in your quest to escape a devastated Ground Zero crawling with infected enemies. Each "movie" is comprised of five large maps, and can be played by one to four human players, with an emphasis on team-based strategy and objectives.
New technology dubbed "the AI Director" is used to generate a unique gameplay experience every time you play. The Director tailors the frequency and ferocity of the zombie attacks to your performance, putting you in the middle of a fast-paced, but not overwhelming, Hollywood horror movie.
Addictive single player, co-op, and multiplayer action gameplay from the makers of Counter-Strike and Half-Life
Versus Mode lets you compete four-on-four with friends, playing as a human trying to get rescued, or as a zombie boss monster that will stop at nothing to destroy them.
See how long you and your friends can hold out against the infected horde in the new Survival Mode
An advanced AI director dynamically creates intense and unique experiences every time the game is played
20 maps, 10 weapons and unlimited possibilities in four sprawling "movies"
Matchmaking, stats, rankings, and awards system drive collaborative play
Designer's Commentary allows gamers to go "behind the scenes" of the game
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Born of a legendary zombie game.Furrek | June 30, 2014 | See all Furrek's reviews »
I have always loved zombies - in books, movies, games. My favorite, and only acceptable kind were slow zombies. Like, you are faster, you can run from them, but still they are dangerous. Left 4 Dead was my first time with "running" zombies. At first I couldn't get into this game - it was just strange. It's strange for zombies to running instead of walking. I think the moment I have played this game online I was in love. It's one of games where teamwork, with real players, is most important and most fun. When you are trying with others to make out from this hell alive. You can still play this game with computer players, but this is not fun at all. So about Left 4 Dead, it have amazing characters. I like them all. Maps, and campaings in whole, are great to play. There are not many of them, but have awesome replayability. You can play them all the time, on different difficult settings. And the hardest one is really hard, even for whole team of experienced players. Fun fact: this game was my reason for making account on steam. Get Left 4 Dead, play it, love it. There is also Left 4 Dead 2, but people are still playing this game. If i'm not mistaken, second game have everything from the first one, so you might check Left 4 Dead 2 before buying this one.
L4D2 has better gameplay, but 1 has better survivorsmugaro | June 15, 2014 | See all mugaro's reviews »
As far as an actual game goes, this is an amazing game. However, L4D2 is better in almost every way and it includes all of the L4D1 campaigns in it. There's honestly nothing unique here except if you play 1, there are different achievements, fewer weapons/infected and a different multiplayer base.
If you haven't played either game, pick up the pack and have a blast.
a great game to play with friendsmirta000 | May 21, 2014 | See all mirta000's reviews »
4 person co-op and 4 versus 4 makes this one of to go games when me and my friends want to play together.
"Now why would you choose this over Left 4 Dead 2?" One might ask. Even though graphics are worse and there's less ambient sounds Left 4 Dead 1 has a scarier setting, because unlike the second one pretty much all the missions happen at night. The characters also seem to have more personality in this one.
After the game has released there has been some extra free missions added, however if you and your friends run out of game modes to play there are some very creepy fan made maps and campaigns. The community of modders for both Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 is huge, therefore none of those two actually ever run out of new maps to play in.
The only draw back for this one is that there's less people online than in the second one, so if you're buying make sure to buy it together with some friends so you all could play together :)
Blahhhhchataolauj | Jan. 24, 2014 | See all chataolauj's reviews »
It's only fun if you play with other players because playing by yourself on this game just really sucks. The AI of your comrades are horrible. They use every single medical thing on you to heal you if you're just like half life left. Half life goes a long way in this game, but your comrades are too stupid to know that.
There are only four maps, so this game is boring after you beat all maps because there isn't anything new that makes you want to keep playing. It's just...well...you know; blahhh.
DecentBrotality | Jan. 11, 2014 | See all Brotality's reviews »
It was a really fun game, for the first few play throughs. I'm not much for the online aspect of the game, however, a lot of people do seem to like it.
One thing I can say is it's far too easy to rush through the campaign in this game, doesn't have much of a challenge at some points.