Left 4 Dead
Survive or Destroy the Competition - 10/10 game
Left 4 Dead is a highly addictive co-op, first person shooter that forces you to rely on your teammates and them on you. It is a team-based FPS game. If you don’t like the “Survivors,” then you can play as the “Infected,” humans that have transformed into monsters. For example, in player vs. player mode, you will alternate between the “Survivors” and the “Infected.” You can play as the Tank, a monstrous, steroid-injected brute about 9 feet tall that quakes the ground beneath its feet as it runs. The “Survivors,” named Francis, Zoey, Louis, and Bill, will run from you, shoot at you, climb to higher ground to escape, but many times they will fail to stop you and one of which named will die. Because of the Tank’s power, it doesn’t spawn much. You will be selected to play it randomly or if you score enough points for the “Infected” team. The Hunter, Smoker, and Boomer are the “Infected” enemies that consistently spawn. The graphics are quite impressive at 1024 x 768; I have an Intel Pentium D CPU at 3.0 GHz, 2.0GB of Memory (RAM), a 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX video card, Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, and I have no complaints at this resolution, except at times exceeding lag due to a poor server connection, or my computer freezing during game play – I mainly experience these problems on Versus mode rather than on the Campaign, I suppose due to hosting and server problems. Packs of zombies running at 15 mph towards you are what you’ll encounter in this game, whether you’re stationary or running away from them. They’ll never stop to try and kill you. They may be standing in one place, and then all of a sudden, they’ll charge you if you get to close or a Boomer either vomits or explodes on you. You really have been left for dead, so why not join them? Well, for one, you have your teammates to help you through the fight. Besides the voices of the in-game characters, your human teammates can either type a message to you or speak to you by microphone. So be encouraged. Left 4 Dead is different than Team Fortress 2 in that it has graphic content, “blood and gore,” “intense violence,” suitable for those 17+, without regard for a cartoonish atmosphere. I mean, really, Team Fortress 2 appears cartoonish. Above all, your FPS skills will be tested in Left 4 Dead because there is no “switch-off” of friendly fire. Meaning, if you have horrible aim you will likely infuriate your human teammates as your in-game character keeps shooting at theirs, lowering their health and at times incapacitating them. In other words, you must use caution where you shoot. The maps are amazing and the level design captivating. Urban cities. Subway train stations. Sewers. Hospitals. Forests. Parks. Tunnels. Factories. Rooftops. You name it. You’ll never get bored of the maps thanks to the AI Director, an artificial intelligence that assesses your team’s strengths and weaknesses and places enemies and supplies randomly each time you play a map. In other words, game play on a map of choice, although no matter how familiar to you, will be different thanks to the AI Director. For example, a Tank may spawn or it may not. It may be at the beginning of the map or at the very end. Zombies will swarm at you in overwhelming numbers, or at times, they’ll go easy on you only to allow the AI Director unleash a Tank on you. You may expect a Smoker to tongue-lynch you from one building, only to be tongue-lynched from another building. A Hunter may pounce you from the ground, or perhaps from atop a building. You may encounter a Witch at the center of the aisle or hallway your team needs to travel on, or you may not encounter one. In summary, Left 4 Dead is an incredible game for the PC and one that should not be missed. It is the best game made by Valve since Half Life 2, HL2: Episode One, and HL2: Episode Two. Left 4 Dead will test your skills as a FPS gamer and will also improve them. Your human teammates will love you if you help them survive the onslaught from the “I
Run and Shoot
This is a good game if you are into a mixture of zombies and guns. All you have to do in this game is run and shoot. There are some special areas where you have to go off and do something, but the majority of this game is simply running and shooting zombies. If you are looking for one of those rare zombie survival games, this isn't the game for you. But if you just want to pass time killing zombies in high speeds than you found the right game.
best game over
If your love zombie games this is the game for you. It will keep you on the edge of your couch. Way better then resident evil!!!
BEST ZOMBIE GAME EVER!!!
if you are a hardcore gamer you will love this game this game tops all the other zombie games you will never get bored of it you can go online play with friends or go solo
this game is horrible
one i boght it it woouldnt let me download it so this game is really horrible i sugegst never buying any downloadbale games
This game is great. There really aren't very many problems that I have found so far other than the 4-5 hr campaign, but there is a TON of replayability. Each of the 4 campaigns lasts anywhere from 30 min (easy) - 2or3 hrs (expert) and would be fun to play over and over again. Also there are 2 fun online modes. I wish that the DLC was free for the 360 tho (it was free for the PC and is 560 MS Points)
Left 4 dead
Well let me first say Valve( the creators of left 4 dead) should be the foundation of what all great video games should be like. So to start off Ill give reviews about the main aspects of the game. First off- Playability Well straight from the start of any of the 4 campaigns in left 4 dead you bascily start off with some weapons and health packs other campaigns might give you some explosives. Over all for any new player thats a good start and for any player on any difficulty thats a good start. But the thing is over time the campaigns begin to get a bit boring but thast where the AI director comes in. The AI director can be as mercyful or harshful as it wants depending on the survivors health, teamwork, and weapons. For example if all survivors have full health are sticking together the Director will possibly send a horde of zombies at them to get some damage. Because of the AI director Fighting the zombies or special infected is not always consistantly the same its chaged up. Next is the storyline. Well Left 4 dead's sotry line isn't......positivly 100% basicly some how all 4 chapters are connected through some way. Challenge- Like i said eariler the AI director will always be changing things up through out the game but also theres certain key features wich might make the game more difficult. For example throughout the campaigns you might find you self in a area where you must activate a switch or somehing to get a brideg to lower. the sound the bridge makes atractt hordes of zombies to come after you or you might be signaling a radio to get a Helicopter to come and rescue you. All these things will bring zombies zombies and more zombies at you at the key thing is.... for you to survive.
Pro's: Highly addictive game play, decent rate of updates and content, extremely long lasting game with versus which is extremely unique for any type of competitive game. Con's: Uses Steam for PC which drops players connections at least once every day, has lots of bugs in the new dlc campaigns that have not been fixed yet, and locks up quite a bit. The matchmaking system is horribly broken and they have not fixed it yet. The lobbies tend to bug after the end of any type of game disallowing players to connect. Lots of little issues with balancing versus out, its slightly unfair in many cases, seems one team is favored while the other is not, it needs a fix. The storyline also seems generic, nothing really too appealing that hasn't been done, just mindless zombie shooting. The graphics are also from the half life 2 era, so they are slightly behind in terms of generation. Summary: Overall this is a great game with a great replay value, but due to steam it gets knocked down to 6 out of 10 for all the issues we have with valves already horrible support and failure to upgrade the game properly. It gets lots of content but it feels like they rushed it. The latest DLC Death Toll Versus makes it extremely obvious that they rushed the DLC. They have all these little tweaks they need to do but have not added yet. I would honestly wait till its edit dollars or less. If you can put up with lots of annoyances like random crashes, inability to connect to the steam servers, horrible matchmaking system that is still broken to this point in time, then go ahead and get it. Otherwise you might want to wait a while.
Great GAME MUST HAVE, BUY 2 or 3
This game is the for all zombie lovers. If you don't have a bomb shelter yet, get this game and you will build one in a couple of days if you even get the chance because you will be playing this game so much. There are some glitch's but I got the valve version and they keep sending updates so its much better know. The time of environment the developers put you in is crazy real. It is the perfect time of zombie scenario you would want to play in. The developers really know how to make a very "scary" game and make it fun. The "scary" I found in the game was the tanks. They get you heart raising and you just run for it and throw a moly. Verses is the get also get scary as the other team maybe really good and you need to come up with a stat to beat them. You really need to use team work in this game.
A Must Buy
I've always been a fan of the zombie/horror genre and this game sets the tone for future games and pays homage to past zombie movies. It does not resemble Resident Evil in the way that the zombies are extremely aggressive and there is not a much of a storyline. You are simple dropped in the middle of a zombie apocalyse and you and 3 other survivors need to escape. You pick up some little bit of a story based on subtle clues throughout the game but nothing detailed. The game can be intense. The number and type of zombies are completely random as well as where weapons, ammo, and health are located. Playing co-op is the best; its a true co-op and you must play as a team to survive. You can also play against one another as a survive or as a zombie which is just as fun. The controls are basic and simple so you can respond fast to the action. The sounds are great and really set the mood of the game. There are only two things that I feel could be better and that is the difficulty and the number of campaigns. You can set the difficulty from easy to expert but the difference between Advanced and Expert is pretty different. They difficulty should have been evenly distributed. The game is limited to only 4 campaigns though all are fun and different and have a high replayability. Maybe in the future more will be added and I'm sure there will be mods but for now Left 4 Dead is a great game and should not be missed. Also, I would recommend purchasing a mic because communication is vital to your success and you don't have time to type a message when being surrounded by hundreds of zombies.