Left 4 Dead -- Game of the Year Edition (Microsoft Xbox 360, 2009)
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About this product
- Product InformationLiving up to the multi-faceted meaning of the title, Left 4 Dead features four playable human characters, who have been left behind to survive in a city with a rapidly growing population of people-eating undead. The characters are identical in the way they play, although outwardly they appear largely dissimilar and unlikely to get along well at first. They'll need to trust one another and work together, as it takes teamwork to survive in streets overrun with rampaging zombies. Computer-controlled companions are available for solo players, but online multiplayer co-op games are a main thrust of play. In a standard game, players begin each level in a safe room area, where they can stock up on supplies and agree on a general strategy before moving out into the zombie-flooded city streets.
No place is safe for too long in this game, however, and once the zombies start coming, they keep coming, no matter where the players run or hide -- until the heroes make it to the next safe room, to end the level. The exact progression through each level is not known from the start. A built-in artificial intelligence "Director" analyses the players' positions and creates new challenges on the fly, making each game a little different and adding creepy factor of the unknown. Friendly fire is painfully possible, so players need to be careful where they aim and shoot. Sometimes, in close quarters, a quick melee attack is a safer way to temporarily stave off encroaching undead or knock a hungry zombie off a companion. Each player can carry only one health pack, which can be used for self-repair or to heal a teammate.
In addition to the four-person survival-horror shooter, other available modes of play allow multiplayer competition for up to eight, with one team of four playing as the human survivors and the other four players taking the roles of infected boss zombies. Each boss zombie has a different special power, such as a prehensile tongue or an explosive belly full of corrosive swamp gas, encouraging them to combine their strengths and work as a team, just like the unfortunate human beings they are hunting.
The "Game of the Year Edition" comes bundled with a "Survival Pack" that includes an entirely new "Survival" game mode and two complete campaigns for "Versus" mode.
- PublisherValve Software
- GameLeft 4 Dead -- Game of the Year Edition
- PlatformMicrosoft Xbox 360
- ESRB RatingM - Mature
- Game EditionGame of the Year Edition
- ESRB DescriptorBlood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language
- Control ElementsGamepad/Joystick
- Number of Players1-8
- Release Year2009
- Game Special Features
- Designed by Valve on the Counterstrike Source game engine
- Lead four unfortunate heroes to safety through zombie-infested city
- Join with up to three other players for squad-based survival horror
- Unscripted level design leads to new challenges in each game
- New "Survival" mode and two complete "Versus" mode campaigns
- Designed by Valve on the Counterstrike Source game engine
Most relevant reviews
- 5054melanieApr 26, 2016by
One Of The Best
Left for dead 4 is one of the all time best co op games. The story line characters make you feel like you are
really apart of saving humanity from the undead horde.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned
- aphozoaJan 15, 2013by
Buy this amazing game! It's worth purchasing!
Left 4 Dead is fantastic and it is (without a doubt) Game of the year in 2009! Gameplay is superb and graphics make the zombies look disgusting and frightening. The special infected makes the game more challenging than having only regular zombies. Zombies are more abundant and respawn for more difficulty and challenge. This game is one of Valve's masterpieces and I highly recommend zombie lovers and fans of first-shooters to play this magnificent video game!
- raymund0Feb 13, 2011by
Left 4 Dead GOTY Xbox 360
The game is paced almost perfectly so that you're always pushed to the edge. You'll run low on health. You'll run low on ammo or you'll run out entirely, requiring you to rely on pistols, which have unlimited ammo but aren't as effective as shotguns, assault rifles, and submachine guns. There are pipe bombs and Molotov bombs that you can scavenge, and you can turn propane tanks and gas canisters into weapons. The latter are particularly useful in the many "crescendo" elements in the game. These are points where you must initiate an action in order to open the way forward like having a van drive through a steel fence to open the route. The kicker is that the moment you initiate the action the zombie horde are going to come down on you like a tidal wave. The good news is that you have time to prepare and place down fuel canisters and discuss the battle plan. If a player falls victim to the zombie menace, a respawn mechanism reintroduces them back in the action as another survivor who has been found (though don't ask why the new survivor is exactly the same as the old survivor).Read full review
- faradorApr 09, 2012by
Excellent, Works as Intended!!!
I've played Left 4 Dead quite a few times with friends a while back. It's the only shooter game I've ever played that I'm actually decent at. That said, I was certainly willing to pay the $25 or so the Gamestop charges for a used copy, but I'd rather find it cheaper if I could. Ebay's the way to go! I decided on this particular copy for price and price alone. I just happened to win it. However, I should point out that this is not a game for children or people who scare easily. Otherwise, Left 4 Dead rocks!
- esufssorcJul 10, 2009by
Well I have played Valve games in the past and this seemed really similar to Half life and Team Fortress, but more of a dumb downed version of them combined. This is a fun first person shooter game that's very fast and easy to play and just jump in it whenever you want. That's what I like about the game, it's a simple concept. The zombies and the Special Infected and the bigger guys (including the Witch) make it fun and add a sense of tactical effort that your team has to use in order to overcome the zombie invasion. The music is really great too which makes the player feel paranoid that a zombie can pop out of nowhere and the subtle hints in the change of music help you realize when the horde of zombies is going to come or when the big guy starts to come on the scene. All of those elements combined make it feel like a great game. However, I feel like it wasn't innovative enough. They added the molotave and the grenade which attracts the zombie, but as a whole the game doesn't feel "complete". As if it's missing something. The next game is going to feature many more weapons and melee weapons as well, so maybe that's what is missing from the first game. Overall, it's a good game that you should play if you already havn't played it. Good job, Valve!Read full review