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It is a great game, though I don't see why you would buy this over Left 4 Dead 2 unless it's for collecting purposes. Left 4 Dead is a good game, it is just that it is outshined by it's younger brother and it's left with basically no reason to even buy.

This was one of those perfect games to hop into with some friends. So replayable, and the ability to download mod campaigns and survival maps added so much to it. Still looks good too.

I can't remember the last time I sat down with 3-5 of my friends and completed an entire game's campaign, let alone doing it in person.
This game was so much fun, and while it lacks a bit in character, the gameplay is very well refined and still looks good by today's standards.
Would recommend this game as a co-op for any group of 4+ players who want something fun to play

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Its crazy how OP the melee weapons are in left 4 dead 2.
Played the first half in advanced then switched to normal because I realized tanks need the entire U.S arsenal to make a dent in them. The AI can be Stephen Hawking, swerving between rooms dodging zombies, and sometimes like Stephen Hawking, they sit there disable getting stomped on by a Tank. It does get very repetitive by the end.

Remember when zombies were absolutely everywhere? From 2007-2013, the zombie outbreak ran as rampant in our cultural zeitgeist as in the works they are present. The Walking Dead was one of the most popular television shows, Zombie movies were being churned out by the numbers, and of course, they also made their way into video games. They even made appearances in games that didn't initially have zombies, like Call of Duty and Red Dead Redemption. Like all fads, zombies died off after years of over-saturation. Was the zombie craze all that grand when it was at its prime? In my opinion, not really. Zombies were the cannon fodder of their day. They were a vehicle for gore and violence, easier on the sensitivities than pitting humans against humans. We liked them because they were fun to kill. We almost forgot with this over-saturation of zombies that they were supposed to be scary. The only piece of entertainment during this period that reminded us that zombies were supposed to be something to fear was Valve's 2008 game Left 4 Dead.
How exactly does Left 4 Dead accomplish this? By sticking to the simple fundamentals of the zombie genre. Zombies are only terrifying if there are an overwhelming number of them. One zombie on it's own isn't anything to worry about. It might be a bit grotesque, but it can be easily dealt with if you have a firearm. The dread of a zombie outbreak is the fear that there aren't enough bullets in the world to defend yourself from it. Left 4 Dead capitalizes on this feeling of dread, unlike any other zombie game. It makes you feel helpless against the seemingly unending hoards of the undead. Not only that, but these aren't the slow-moving, decrepit zombies from the Romero films. These are the modern zombies that are vicious, and they will bite and scratch their way through an armored car. The zombie threat is also so vast and overwhelming that you must rely on others to make it through the game. You aren't a zombie-slaying government soldier like Chris Redfield here. You're a group of ordinary people fighting to survive. You CAN NOT plow through this game by yourself, or you will die; that is a guarantee. Sometimes, other people aren't very reliable, making the aspect of working together stress-inducing. It also helps that every level in this game has a dark, spooky atmosphere that amplifies the horror factor. This isn't a game where it's fun to kill zombies. This game makes you relieved when you get to take an earned respite from the undead chaos.
This game is also effective because it's a blast to play. Every moment your team is out on the field feels like holding your breath; you're just going to become more strained and panicked until you finally get a moment of relief. Every moment is exhilarating. Maybe this is just due to my questionable skill at the game, but I feel as if one of the biggest appeals of this game is always making it to the safe-house by the skin of your teeth. Even though you need to rely on your teammates, you'll carry your team as the AI partners aren't the sharpest knives in the drawer. They will get incapacitated often and even die. Fortunately, this game is merciful with error, as your teammates can be resurrected. It never feels like you can make a clean getaway in this game.
To aid you in combating the zombie hoard, the game gives you plenty of options for defending yourself. You can choose between pump shotguns, automatic rifles, and sniper rifles. Plenty of ammo is scattered around the level, but you can always fall back on your pistol if you run out of ammo. There is also a Gatling gun in some areas that are primarily used on special occasions. A type of item that is scarce in this game is the healing item. Health kits replenish about 70% of your health, and pills heal the same amount, but it depletes over time. Dividing the health kits between yourself and your teammates requires a bit of strategy as it is crucial to keep your teammates alive just as much as yourself.
The playable characters are like the main characters in a typical zombie film. They are a breakfast club of different people who wouldn't be associating with one another if not for the outbreak. Francis is a thirty-something white dude, Bill is an elderly white guy, Louis is a young black man, and Zoey is a young white woman. None of these characters are given any backstory before the zombie epidemic, most likely to make them seem insignificant in the grand scheme. The little things we learn about the characters are conveyed through the little blurbs of dialogue. Like in the case of Team Fortress 2, Valve puts so much effort into making what are essentially avatars into fleshed-out characters through great voice acting and charming banter between the characters. They never have to do this, but it's always nice that they make the extra effort. Whichever character you play doesn't matter as they all play the same, but if you are playing with AIs, be forewarned that Zoey will be a problem because she insists on using the sniper rifle.
Characters that are as important to Left 4 Dead as the survivors are the special infected. Among the hoards of zombies, there are outliers with unique attributes. These guys are the reason why you can't trek through the outbreak by yourself. If one of these guys pins you down, you need to rely on your teammates to free you from their clutches, or you will fail. The ones that pin you down are the Hunter and the Smoker. The Hunter will pounce on you and rip you to shreds, while the Smoker will drag you with their tongue and strangle you from a distance. The Boomer is an obese special infected that looks like a walking blackhead whose vomit attracts hoards of zombies. The Witch is an emaciated, crying hag who will not attack you unless you attack her or draw attention to herself. Encountering each of these special infected is always alarming, but the scariest special infected by far is the Tank. He's a giant hulking special infected that will wreck your team with his brute strength. The Boomer and the Witch may have subtle musical cues indicating their presence, but the Tank is such a formidable force that he has his own theme that accompanies his encounters. Fun fact: Mike Patton of Faith No More/Mr. Bungle voiced each of the infected. Bungle. Who better to make scratchy, inhumane yelps and belching noises for zombies than him?
The game is also pretty simple, which is also a significant strength of this game. Each of the levels is relatively short and easy to navigate. The final level of each campaign caps off staying in one area and surviving hoards of zombies and special infected until a rescue helicopter comes. Unfortunately, there are only four different campaigns, and each gets old upon further playthroughs, but at least each campaign is different from one another. No Mercy is in an urban setting and is probably the most brutal campaign. There are tons of claustrophobic environments, and it had the only final level where you can die from getting knocked off a building by a Tank. Death Toll is set in a moody rural area alongside a lake. Dead Air is set in an airport and is the easiest of the four campaigns. Blood Harvest is set along a mountainside. It's hard to say which one of these is the best, but at least I don't have a least favorite of the four. Consistency is the strength when it comes to the campaigns.
Left 4 Dead is a simple game that capitalizes on the strengths of the zombie genre. It's the only piece of media from the time of the zombie craze. It is effectively scary because the game focuses on the survival aspect of a zombie outbreak instead of the bloody novelty of killing zombies. Making your way through the levels with your friends, making your way to the safe-house battered and bruised never gets old.

In the time it took me to complete this game, I know someone who graduated college, got married, had three kids, and bought a house.
But he doesn't have all the achievements in Left 4 Dead so who is really winning at life?

Esse jogo é perfeito se vc tem 4 amigos confiam um no outro
Vc tem que escutar oq os personagens falando para intender oq acontece no jogo, simplesmente quando joguei foi uma experiência única.

Left 4 Dead is the iconic Zombie game that EVERYONE once in their life if you've ever used Steam or an Xbox 360.
The game features a terrifying run downed post apocalyptic America, overrun with infected (zombies).
The game features 4 protagonist:
- Francis (a biker with attitude who isn't that bright but is very courageous and funny)
-Louis (an office worker who can be both very smart and likeable in terms of character, however his A.I. in game is always the one that seems to do whatever it wants for no reason, sometimes wandering off to either die, or leave you behind, or taking supplies that he doesn't need),
-Zoey (Beautiful and Cute College Student who is both afraid and yet comedic when she has to be, however surviving a Zombie apocalypse is never easy, though she is the one you always want to pick to play as, because:
1. She's cute
2. She's Hot
3. She's the only Girl Character
4. She's voiced by Jen Taylor [Voice of Cortana from Halo, and Princess Peach in Mario]
Zoey is best girl)
- Bill (A veteran who has the instinct of survival who essentially understands the infected and is very tactical when it comes to attacking, and running from the infected)
The game is reliant on you working together as a team regardless of who you choose on the adventure, your team works as a unit to defend against the infected, as well as making sure you are all well supplied, and help each other out when facing the hordes.
A member of the party certainly can be killed, but at the very it doesn't leave your party completely vulnerable, as you can make it with all 3 members, or 2 members, and sometimes if you're really lucky with 1.
However, don't ever attempt to wander forward and get ahead of your group, this is not a Zombie game where you're a badass lone-wolf, YOU WILL DIE if you are not together as a group.
You could say "that's lame cause it means the game is limited to me having to stay with the group" yes but that's the point, you're not DOOM GUY or the Master Chief, you're a (Female College Student/Moronic Biker/Anxious Ex-Office Worker/ Old Veteran in his 60s), you need to work as a unit.
Now it would be a boring game if you only had to face hordes of regular zombies, but OH NO, the infected have something of their own that are to even the playing field of traversal.
These are known as the special infected, who are mutated zombies with special abilities due to the infection mutating the victims who were contaminated by it.
In L4D1 there are 5 special infected, with one of them being unplayable in VERSUS mode (i'll get to that):
- Boomer (Obese Fat People who were infected by the Green Flu which caused these individuals to essentially inflate like a balloon while having all these pustules spread all throughout their heads, necks, and stomachs. The main purpose of these infected are to do 1 simple thing:
1. Vomit on you to automatically summon a horde to your direction cause a lot of damage.
These Fatasses are easy to kill, as they are very fragile to damage, 1 hit will cause them to explode, but you will recieve no damage)
- Hunters (The best way I can describe them is they are essentially like Assassin's from Assassin's Creed, except they ludge at you, and attempt to rip out your organs [in terms of the game they just repeat an animation of them attacking you until either they get killed or they successfully kill you] and they scream whenever they ludge, they're the best to play as due to their speed, and the distance they are able to travel, they are not difficult to kill as once they land on you, they cannot stop the attack, allowing for a team mate to save you, or vice versa, they're the best to play as in versus if you just want to traverse the maps.
- Smoker (these special infected are what they sound like, essentially lung cancer people who were infected by the green flew which caused the Smokers to have a elongated tongue which is used as a means to trap the survivors/ separate them. They always take the stealth approach, positioning themselves in areas just out of view, and purposefully will attempt to take out the easiest target by sticking their tongues and latching it onto the player, dragging them towards the Smoker. If the Smoker grabs a player and is successful in pulling the survivor towards them, the Smoker will proceed to backslash the survivor while still trapped, this can be stopped by killing the Smoker. However the Smoker is not an idiot as it purposefully will try to separate a survivor NOT SPECFICALLY FOR IT TO KILL/DAMAGE THE SURVIVIOR, but to make sure that it drags it so that a Boomer can vomit on the trapped survivor, or so the Hunter can later lunge onto the play, working in unison just like the survivors).
- The Tank (This is an infected Body Builder who most likely was taking Steroids and with the mixture of the Green Flu turned them into a roided out psycho giant force of nature that will cause MAJOR DAMAGE to the party. These beasts have A LOT OF HEALTH, so much so that they will run at you, and just by them hitting you, can launch you back making you take massive damage, and they are able to summon [I say summon because the way the animation plays it shows the Tank ripping the rock from the ground, however the ground itself remains the same] a giant rock that can be thrown at hit you, ALSO CAUSING DAMAGE.
The Tank is able to hit objects that are scattered around the map towards you, that can actually down you pretty easily, like the cars. These guys take MASSIVE AMOUNT OF TIME to kill as they are not only strong, but have a lot of health. Thankfully they only appear rarely in specific areas of the map, and you know they're coming because a specific song will play, alerting you that a Tank has arrived).
- The Witch (the only unplayable special infected that essentially is woman who is either nearly naked, or wears an outfit that is tattered that cries and covers her face. DO NOT GET ANYWHERE NEAR THIS INFECTED, if you see it, stay far away from it, and turn off your light and try to sneak passed. The Witch is technically the second strongest special infected in the game, as if you were to alert her in ANYWAY via shooting, getting too close, or continuing to shine your flash light at her will cause to get angry. ALL PLAYERS will recieve an alert that one of the survivors has awoken the Witch, when this happens, you better run to your fellow survivors, or take whats coming to you, as the Witch will chase after you with this horrifying face with elongated fingers that look more like spikes, and will automatically down you upon hitting you, and will continue to damage you while you're downed. It takes a while to kill the Witch and luckily, the Witch will only aim for the 1 Player who decided to disturb her. If she successfully kills the player she will move on to the next player if another is near, however the damage she does won't be as severe.)
The game features 6/7 Campaigns however 1 of them is for survival mode only, and 3 of them are DLC maps, so if you're playing vanilla there are 4 maps. Each map is broken down into 4 different sections with each section getting harder and harder. The game will throw everything at you to stop you from getting to the safe rooms, after successfully getting to every safe room, the section of the game will load, as the previous will be unloaded and unplayable. After the 3rd safe room, you get to the end and enjoy the credits of that map. Which act like a movie which is fun.
The maps (including DLC):
1. No Mercy
2. Blood Harvest
3. Dead Air
4. Death Toll
5. Crash Course (DLC)
6. The Sacrifice (DLC) - [This DLC is further explored in L4D2, as the impact of this map, is later canonically continued in 2, with the Death of one of the L4D1 Survivors]
7. The Last Stand (DLC - Survival Map on a Light House which is non-canon, as every other Map IS CANON).
The game makes sure you prioritize on your supplies via having health packs, ammo, weapons, throwables (Molotov, grenades, pipe bombs, Boomer Biles), medicine, etc. Which you are able to share with your fellow survivors. However please know that you are able to take a primary weapon and secondary, you are not allowed 2 primaries, and if you want a melee you're going to lose your secondary, so think wisely.
The best feature is the versus mode which is a unique mode that is essentially the campaign except you are with other players who are either your party or who are playing as the special infected, and if you thought the A.I.'s were too easy, get ready because now you're playing against a real person who might know the ins and outs of the game, making it tough for you and your fellow players to traverse. It's a fun and exhilarating mode I recommend you all to play with friends.
The game makes sure you use your head along with your team, which is great. It helps a lot with the atmosphere of the game and the soundtrack as well. The animations for the infected are amazing, and unique.
L4D2 is the better package now. Reason I say this is because L4D2 features all of these previous maps, and survivors, as well as adding the features from L4D2 along with it's special infected.
So if you're planning on playing L4D, first, play it on steam as it features more options for online, solo, as well as the ability to mod. Play L4D2 as it has all the maps from L4D1 and is essentially the complete package for playing 1 and 2.
Great game, though play L4D2 on steam, don't buy the original.

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Lo que digo del segundo lo digo también de esto, solo que este esta muerto.

You kill zombie was not to like about it

I got this game together with Left4Dead 2, so i didn't really play it much. It still is, to me, one of the best games of all time, but can I be frank? This pales in comparison to what its successor accomplished. THIS GAME IS STILL AWESOME AND I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT

muito bom apenas estou dando essa nota pois o 2 é melhor mas é a mesma coisa que eu falei do 2, é divertido para jogar com os amigo ou familia e consegue nao ser enjoativo

the best zombie game ever if Left 4 Dead 2 didn't exist

Funny how people say Last of Us is the best zombie game but Left 4 Dead is better

met a bunch of furries on this game when i was a kid and never recovered. miss u guys

Childhood nostalgia/trauma. fun stuff.

One of the best zombie shooters of all time! The game is not primarily about the plot, but about the action. A reference example of survival during the zombie apocalypse.