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.Read full description
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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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L4D gets a lot of credit for being one of the first high profile zombie games. It's okay. It's pretty linear and the scenarios are rather short. It's somewhat more fun when you play with friends, but the game lacks depth and substance. With how many amazing zombie/survival simulators there are these days, I really see no reason why anybody would play L4D or L4D2 now. It was decent for its time, but L4D has not aged well and is a game you can easily pass on.
It's amazing to think how Valve can come up with such simple concepts that work so well. Left 4 Dead is an example of that. It's basically you plus three other people running to the end of a level while facing hordes of zombies. Of course there's all the additions to that, all the things that make this game really stand out of the crowd. Those come in the form of The Director (AI controller) and special infected. Special infected are such a genius move because they firm the coop aspect of the game. All of them will require at least two people to get through, and being dragged by a Smoker just to have all your team come back running for you is just amazing. However, time has passed and Valve released Left 4 Dead 2, essentially making this one obsolete. L4D2 improves on everything the first one had and add its own touch, making a overall even better experience. That doesn't mean this one must be forgotten, though. It's a classic, and should always be praised for its innovation and for bringing us such amount of fun.
This is a fun, easy to get into zombie shooter survival-action game that anyone can just pick up and play at anytime, though that's not to say it's easy - especially on higher difficulties; it takes a long time to master all of the techniques available to both the survivors and the infected (in versus mode). Though the games is designed to be simple - there is a limited selection of weapons and items, and for each campaign the goal is generally the same, get through the levels with as little damage as possible and survive the finale -, the need for strategy, organizing and working as a team to dispatch hundreds of infected and survive the assaults of the special infected is what provides the unique and engaging survival experience. I recommend this gem to anyone that doesn't get bored too easily or is patient enough to strategize and respect his comrades ideas. You'll be investing hundreds of hours shooting zombies and planning with your friends how to survive the hordes or how to separate that pesky survivor team, and at the end of the day you'll not regret a thing.
Left 4 Dead is an awesome game, a must have when it was released during some years, but right now you should go for its sequel as it is technically the same game featuring lots of new things and improved mechanics. Left 4 Dead 2 has most of the content from this game, so, you won't miss anything. The original was incredibly good, with those randomized levels where creatures spawn in different spots. Four charismatic survivors (I still love them way more than the characters in Left 4 Dead 2) played by you and your friends against waves of zombies. You better move fast and aim carefully. Anyone can play Left 4 Dead as it is an easy to play game, but just a few will master every technique since there are lots of strategies available for the players. The more you play the better you are, and believe me, you will play it a lot.
First of all, while this game do have Single-player this is a primarily a Multiplayer focused so I will review it based only on that. Left 4 Dead is one of the greatest Co-op shooter games out there. set in a post zombie-apocalypse world Where you and your friends play a group of 4 survivors who must fight together against the Zombie horde in order to reach the extraction site and be rescued. L4D features good graphics, good AI and a great behind the scenes AI "Director" which will change the gameplay according to your choices, making each playthrough slightly different. However, L4D2 has improved on that and adds additional features such as Workshop for mods and maps. Therefore it is the clear choice between the two. Still a good party game, especially if you've already played 2 and want something similar.
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