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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
This is not a radical evolution of the Left 4 Dead franchise. The sequel, while competent, is so safe and so uninspiring only the most devote Valve fans will praise this game. There isn't enough new content to really warrant this being a standalone game. It should have been an expansion to LFD1. The new multiplayer modes are forgettable, and the game only shines in local couch coop. If you weren't that impressed with the first game, I wouldn't recommend picking this one up. Especially at $19.99, you are better off waiting for a sale. My advice? There are far better and newer zombie games.
Left 4 Dead 2 is the sequel of the popular zombie co-op game: Left 4 Dead. This time, with a new group of survivors, you have to fight the same horde of zombies and mutants to save yourself and the group from turning one of them. The game feels the same as the previous one with better graphics, smooth controls and better AI. The strong point of this is the Steam Workshop, where you can download and try fan-made maps and levels created by the community of Left 4 Dead, and even contribute your own creations. Recommended.
Left 4 Dead 2 builds on what Left 4 Dead originally offered, bringing a fast-paced zombie killing experience with available online coop. The amount of campaigns to play and the difficulty encourages replayability. This is increased further by The Director, a game system that dynamically gives the players moments of relief and tension as it sends hordes of zombies to the players' locations at key moments of the campaigns. I have yet to fully jump into online matchmaking but if it is anything at all like the original multiplayer experience from the first installment I know I will enjoy it. Final verdict: If you are looking to purchase a game to play with friends that offers continuously action-packed experiences from start to finish, this is the perfect buy!
Left 4 Dead 2 doesn't get old, at all. One of the best games to play with friends. Everything about Left 4 Dead 2 is likeable. I couldn't seem to find, after all these years, anything to hate or dislike about it. Keeping that in mind, I also see a lot of new features that the first Left 4 Dead had (this one was a classic as well). Hack n slashing your way out or go guns blazing? Your choice. Does your heart still start beating so fast when you hear the alarms being activated and the hordes of endless zombies storming upon you and your teammates? Those are some classic moments I remember having, and still do. Pretty fun game. Large maps with zombies lurking even at the most unsuspected spots, or zombies appearing out of nowhere while you think you cleared the specific ground you're holding. Dudes, if this game came out these years, I believe it would still be a huge success. It was an evolutionary with those mechanics and gameplay. I can't find any game that's VERY similar to Left 4 Dead that has THIS touch or feeling that the L4D series have. Anyways, there's a huge selection of mods at Steam to check out (e.g Teletubbies (instead of zombies. hilarious!), or the Katana of TheWalkingDead, and hundreds more). There's a couple of maps to choose, but also the mods offer extra maps as well in case you want something different. The community still releases new content. There's a large portion of guns, from AK47, to frying pan. Slashing your enemies feels absolutely fantastic! Get a machete and start killing these poor souls. There's Modes as well, that you can also be a (e.g) Tank and unleash your powers against humans, and other interesting stuff. There's a lot of good stuff in this game. Left 4 Dead 2 was an instant classic, and people still play A LOT at Multiplayer. Be careful with some stupid people online though that might kick you out for no reason. Recommended!
Left 4 Dead 2 is one of those games that always has me coming back every time. Its solid cooperative gameplay and replayability make it something that is well worth the price, and at absolute steal to get on sale. If you are even a casual fan of shooters then this is a must own game. I would recommend this to anyone.
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