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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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.
Pretty good rompGmen | Dec. 26, 2013 | See all Gmen's reviews »
Right at the start of the multiplayer zombie-shooting craze that began years ago, there existed a game, and its name was Left 4 Dead.
You form part of a four man (or three man and one woman, to be exact) team. You can play in singleplayer mode and the rest of the group will be AI-controlled, but multiplayer is the main draw here. Your task in the regular mode of play is to make it from one end of the map to the other, and progress through several parts of an episode before finally making it to the extraction zone and hopefully fleeing alive. In your path there are hundreds of zombies, and among the regular ones there are special zombies and even boss zombies to make life even more difficult for the group.
The gameplay is rather repetitive. You start off in a map with a basic sidearm, make it to a weapons cache, lock and load and upgrade to a shotgun, uzi, or an assault rifle, get some pipebombs and molotov cocktails and then do battle with the undead hordes. Rinse and repeat for several missions before reaching the end. Then do it again in another episode. The episodes are thankfully quite different in theme, taking place in cities, rural areas, in an airport, and in a hospital – all common places you’d find yourself in a zombie apocalypse, all inspired by famous horror movies.
Only bother with it if you're into multiplayer, and keep in mind that Left 4 Dead 2 has been released since this game came out, which is much more current.
A slaughter of zombieskalil | Dec. 20, 2013 | See all kalil's reviews »
A highly anticipated game sold very many people have it installed on their PC, and I think it is a good buy , mandatory for survival horror lovers who wished to kill zombies. It is very difficult to get bored playing this game is very entertaining and gives something scary parts , but more afraid of nerves gives you killed the zombies . There are different types of zombies making it more compelling , I think it's one of the best zombie games within the top 10 have to be sure . What is good and what is bad:
The Good: - We have a remarkable variety of weapons of all kinds . 'We can be with 3 companions, and a choice of 4 who want to use . - There is plenty of zombies, making it , after Dead Rising, the game with more zombies.
The bad: - The companions are a bit stupid when it comes to help , but a little inattentive when cured. - To finish a mission, or yes must be the 4 comrades , meaning that if you let one die and not saved , you'll have to go back and bring it all back safe.
OutdatedElstumpo | Nov. 29, 2013 | See all Elstumpo's reviews »
Unless you're nostalgic about this game (in which case you won't be needing to read reviews) you should be looking into Left 4 Dead 2. Left 4 Dead 2 not only contains all the content from this game but also expands upon it nicely, including all the new weapons and special infected within the levels within this game.
Unless you seriously dislike the new additions within Left 4 Dead 2, such as the roughly two extra weapons for each tier and the extra three special infected (which are playable in versus), skip over to Left 4 Dead 2. You will also find less players within this older version.
If you're still considering buying this game, it holds up well enough on its own, although get it on sale as the 20USD you'll be spending on this game won't compare at all to the 20USD you'll be spending on it's completely superior sequel. With that being said however, Left 4 Dead still isn't a bad game.