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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
Left 4 Dead 2 improves upon most of the previous game's flaws while generally keeping its qualities. Even though the 'gameplay formula' is pretty much the same, the addition of many more weapons than before, items, uncommon infected and 3 new special infected as well as redesigned old ones, as well as all of the old maps from Left 4 Dead 1 and many game modes make the game feel very fresh and distinct from its predecessor. Obviously, the survivors are different this time, and though not as colorful as the original survivors, they make an interesting cast after you get to know them - perhaps with the exception of Rochelle (bonus points for the voice actor of Coach, which is Tyreese from the Walking Dead show). Also, the setting is pretty different from the gloomy vistas of the first game, taking place in the Southern USA during the day. While the several additions to this sequel can make it seem more complex and harder to get into, it's improved gameplay more than makes up for it. So go buy this whenever you get the chance and thank me for convincing you after a few hundreds hours of playing it.
The ultimate co-operative/competitive experience. I really don't like online games and Left 4 Dead 2 is the game I've played the most probably in my entire life. Developed by Valve (which right now is enough reason to buy it), Left 4 Dead is a FPS game where you co-operate with your friends to survive a zombie apocalypse. Oh, but we are not talking about standard zombies/infected people/whatever, since there are special mutation of those creatures with special abilities: the hunter, the smoker, the tank, the spitter, our beloved witch... many different creatures trying to hunt you down while you face them with lots of guns and throwing objects such as molotovs and pipe bombs. As happened in the previous game, everytime you start a new game it changes, so you actually need to know how to play it instead or just memorizing the whole map. Left 4 Dead 2 features new game mods, new creatures and new weapons, and even though the game is almost the same as the original there are so many new things that it still looks fresh. I gotta admit I loved the first one more than this for a while, but this should be your first choice from the beginning since it features most of the content from the first episode of the series. Happy hunting.
Left 4 Dead 2 builds alot on its predecessor, but unlike many games, it succeeds in develpoing those features to the better. The Multiplayer was expanded ten-fold, with many different modes, like realism added for diversity. The gameplay is alot more solid in this one, for they have added numerous weapons and special infected, that really spice up the game, such as the jockey, who can literally ride players and the spitter, whose actions need no explaining. Despite all of these additions, Valve also tweaked the game engine quite a bit and tried (as best they could) to get rid of gamebreaking bugs and glitches. Through my 200-hour gameplay I've encountered only 1 glitch and even that a minor one.
Sure, there is not much improvement from the first, but man is it a lot of fun! Playing solo or with some friends is always fun, with all of the extra weapons and zombie types in this to add more for you. The gameplay is seriously, very very smooth and controls are extremely responsive. Graphics are still great and the sound design in this is very much well done. There is a campaign mode which is amazing and has good replay value, a quickplay mode for just jumping in for fun really quick. If you're just wanting to jump in and shoot or shop some zombies, this is great for the price! Sadly, there isn't any split-screen on PC, but there might be some mod to allow that to happen. I definitely recommend purchasing this, especially on a good sale. It is great fun!
i bought this game when it first came out, amazing game play and story. me and my friends play this game when ever we get bored of other games because who doesnt like cutting a zombies in half with a chainsaw or better risking it all cause your team has all died but you, this game always draw me back because of the dynamic changes that the AI Director does, the workshop, and the good laughs it brings,
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