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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Best coop game I have experiencedDansyuqri | Nov. 9, 2014 | See all Dansyuqri's reviews »
Been playing this for a couple of years until L4D2 came out. It is awesome! During its time, this game was the talk of the day and I feel its cooperative and competitive gameplay is what attracted most people. It combined strategy and cooperative gameplay with gore - something not usually done. Valve did a great job here. Versus mode was what got me going on L4D, but the down side of it is that there are always rage quitters. A must buy! Just play for the fun of the story line and get more out of L4D2's versus mode
Zombie survival at its bestNucularS | Oct. 26, 2014 | See all NucularS's reviews »
Left 4 Dead is an insanely satisfying four-player zombie survival game of top-notch quality we have come to expect from Valve. Killing zombies has never been more cinematographic, and the mad dash toward the escape helicopter has never been more desperate. In many ways, the original even surpasses the sequel – the wailing cries of the witch is not something one soon forgets.
Fantastic game, even years laterRiVenoX | Oct. 12, 2014 | See all RiVenoX's reviews »
This game still holds up today, It offers just enough variety, even when playing through the same levels over and over. It's not rote memorization, though you do build a strategy to deal with whatever pops up. It's infinitely better with friends, especially if you're able to get a 4 player game going. The Vs. mode was an interesting take, and has given me endless joys and headaches due to perfectly executed runs, and complete foul-ups.
Addictive, Bloody and FunnyKingTed | Oct. 6, 2014 | See all KingTed's reviews »
Left 4 Dead is one of my most memorable multiplayer experiences. With three friends, it is really good to play. To discover new areas, to resist to dozens of undead attackers, to cooperate against the huge Tank... And don't forget the thrill of each last levels of the campaigns where you have to guard some areas until someone come to rescue your team. The game still looks good today. It's easy to play but rather challenging in the hardest difficulty settings. And there are tons of mods available. Must have!
Pills here!midgetjacks | Oct. 4, 2014 | See all midgetjacks's reviews »
Do you trust your friends? You won't after playing this. But man is it fun. Each of the four campaigns are pretty fun, all ending in a crazy last stand scenario. I can't tell you how many nights were spent howling in surprise or agony or laughter while playing this. Sure Left 4 Dead 2 expands on and improves this, but I still think I like this one just a bit more.