Left 4 Dead

also for
 
8.8
very good
 
CRITICS SCORE
8.9
(42 ratings)
GAMER SCORE
8.7
(3819 ratings)

Game Overview

Designed for co-op play, the four players must work together to finish each stage of the game, lending each other artillery support, sharing ammo and rescuing each other when zombies are on top of them.

The Good

Dynamic enemy placement make each play-through different, Tight controls and well-tuned guns, Stiff challenge makes survival difficult and thrilling, Versus mode expertly turns the tables, Killing survivors is as fun as killing zombies (if not more so).

The Bad

Campaign is less fun when played alone, Only four campaign maps.

The Bottom Line

Designed for co-op play, the four players must work together to finish each stage of the game, lending each other artillery support, sharing ammo and rescuing each other when zombies are on top of them. In addition to the standard four players as humans, another four players can be amongst the masses of assaulting zombies, seeking to take down the other players. Zombie players might even find themselves become one of the four mutant "boss" zombies, who have unique powers that can be used to devastate, injure, tie up, mark and track, confuse, or even humiliate the gun-toting human survivors.

Setting out to do for co-op gaming what Counter-Strike did for team combat, Left 4 Dead is an ambitious survival horror game. Running on the Source engine, Left 4 Dead leaves four armed survivors of a world overrun with zombies, and they must fight their way out to escape the outbreak.

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Expert Reviews

GameSpot review logo
85/100
score

Left 4 Dead makes both sides of the zombie apocalypse a thrill to experience, as long as you're not alone.

GameZone review logo
89/100
score

Left 4 Dead is a great multiplayer shooter with many elements that you won't find in any other shooter this year. The co-op experience is unrivaled and the dynamic AI is an excellent design choice.

IGN review logo
90/100
score

There's absolutely no doubt that Left 4 Dead is one of the most social and exciting multiplayer games that we've ever played. It's almost pitch perfect in how it captures the tension and the action of a Hollywood zombie movie.

Game Features

Addictive co-op action gameplay from the makers of Counter-Strike and Half-Life
Advanced artificial intelligence drives both friendly and unfriendly creatures to dynamically create intense single-player, co-op, and multiplayer experiences every time the game is played
20 new maps. 10 new weapons. Four sprawling "Movies"
Match making, stats, rankings, and awards system drive collaborative play
Designer's Commentary mode allows gamers to go "behind the scenes" of the game
Powered by Source and Steam
L4D Survival Pack Set For Release The DLC is free to all owners of Left 4 Dead and introduces a new multiplayer game mode entitled, Survival, plus two complete campaigns for Versus Mode

ESRB Game Ratings

ESRB Rating of "M"
This game is Rated: Mature
Content is most suitable for persons ages 17 and up. This game is likely to contain violence and blood, suggestive themes, or strong language.
Content Descriptors:
Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language
 
Game Info
Platform:PC
Release Date:11/17/2008
Publisher:Electronic Arts / Valve
Developer:Valve
Genre:First Person
ESRB Rating:M
Gamesite:--
 
Game Quality Ratings
Overall
8.9
Gameplay
8.5
Graphics
9
Sound
9
Concept
9
Difficulty: Medium
OVERALL
8.9/10

Recent Customer Reviews

The game thats great until its over

Go with Left 4 dead 2, same game with much more added. L4D lacked firepower, enviroment and...
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Published 1458 days ago by dragonx1013

Left 4 Dead - PC - Awesome FPS and more!

9/10 score for me. Best fps game on the PC ever? Possibly so! Yes it is.
Published 1783 days ago by KAR120C

Demographics 4 Sales

FPS co-ops will love this. The rest can find it fun, but won't want to waste too much of their...
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Published 1807 days ago by dmarusz

Left 4 Dead: The game that puts you in a zombie movie

A must for FPS fans or Zombie movie fans.
Published 1850 days ago by Trebor1415

Left 4 Dead kinda sucks

They shouldn't be charging full price for Left 4 Dead , because it has half the content of...
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Published 1858 days ago by phungus

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