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The Left 4 Dead 2 Game Review

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It's all about zombies in the Left 4 Dead 2 game. Valve's (the developers) unusually quick follow up to Left 4 Dead- a cooperative multi-player shooter video game. In this game, four survivors that can't turn into zombies seek refuge from the infected crowd.

Left 4 Dead 2 is a follow up to the desperate fight for life by four random strangers trying to fend off super zombies. The struggle occurs during five campaigns, and the quartet has powerful weapons, different guns, and explosives.

The video game is more significant, more comprehensive, more diverse and more entertaining than the original game Left 4 Dead. Left 4 Dead 2 (L.4.D.2) consists of a complete multi-player campaign mode and new game modes.


The Good

When compared to its predecessor, there’s drastic change in scenery since the environment appears less real and claustrophobic. Zombies playing guitars, Tunnel of Love, zombies dressed in riot gear and everything else seems corny.

Playing on the side of infected zombies and wreaking havoc on survivors with a coordinated plan of attack is the highlight of the video game. The three new characters, acid expectorating character, minute sized nuisance and shoulder-crashing character that’s the jockey are exhilarating.

Each of the five campaigns that span 4-5 chapters have notable moments. However, the second last piece-Hard Rain campaign is the video game's best.

Hard Rain tricks you to look for fuel in town, then retrace your steps back to the getaway vehicle. Before accomplishing this mission, the day turns into night, while the weather pours hell on earth. All these are presented with excellent gameplay changing effect.


The Zombie Slayers

Ellis, the young mechanic from Georgia, proves to have the most pleasant and endearing personality. Ellis’ monologues- most of which are delivered in safe rooms- are very humorous.

The other three; Nick, Rochelle, and Coach all have their moments of glory, but Ellis is the most humorous and charming character. Scavenge multi-player mode adds an excellent short-session multi-player alternative to the Versus mode.

In the Left 4 Dead 2 game, survivors can access adrenaline shots that enable them to heal, run and resuscitate incapacitated teammates faster. Although these changes seem insignificant, they significantly affect the multi-player game strategy.

In Left 4 Dead, versus game scoring created lots of confusion. However, Valve has tried to address the issues. Left 4 Dead 2 doesn't award scores depending on the number of survivors that manage to reach the safe room.


The Bad

The single-player mode runs smooth and can get intense depending on the difficulty settings. You can complete all the five campaigns in six hours.

Whereas the AI director that manages infected spawn events and level layouts are significantly enhanced, teammate AI looks dumber than he was in Left 4 Dead.

Left 4 Dead 2 game's frame rate isn't good enough. Although it's reasonably stable, there are instances during the campaign when Xbox 360 cannot keep up with the fast flow of events.


My Recommendations

The Left 4 Dead 2 game is still fun to play, although it's an old game. On Steam with the PC version, there's a hand full of servers that you can join. I recommend buying (L.4.D.2.) for the PC rather than the Xbox 360 version.

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Reference List:, Left 4 Dead 2 Review. Retrieved from on 1/12/2018.


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