34 of 45 people found the following review helpful
on June 8, 2009
For starters people might turn down Left 4 Dead considering it runs on the Source Engine which is not Unreal Engine standards but the game looks great. The lighting, scenery, and blood all look very realistic and stunning. One thing that bothered me was the textures on some rocks. But you'll rarely notice them to care. The controls could be better but for most first person shooter fans, I'd say go with Config 4. The game contains 4 campaign levels each with 5 sections. These can be played in single player and over xbox live as well as offline split screen with two players. In addition to the campaign there is Versus mode and Survival mode which comes with Game of The Year. In Versus one team is the infected and the other are the survivors. In Versus you play through the campaign levels switching teams at each safe house. It offers fresh gameplay with constant suprises. Say you're in the forest and an enemy smoker grabs you and pulls you away and no one knows where you are. Lets say if that happens, your dead. Overall Left 4 Dead is a great experience and I would reccomend it to anyone who owns an Xbox 360
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on December 2, 2010
This is one of the best games I own. The campaign can be co op and is great with your friends, and the online game modes like survival and versus are awsome. This game is also very cheap- its a great deal. I have owned this game for years, and have never tired of it I also love the controls for this game, they are very easy to get used to. Would reccomend to anyone!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 11, 2011
Quite a fun zombie first-person shooter. The developers really spent wanted the game to be a co-operative experience, and that is when it works best. The multiplayer is really the reason to buy the game.
44 of 62 people found the following review helpful
on September 4, 2009
First let me comment on the GoTY version. Yes, all the additional content in the GoTY title is available on xbox live for free as a DLC. The only perk to having the GoTY version is that you wont have to use up memory on your harddrive for the survival pack because its already installed on the disc. Other than that i would suggest just getting the normal game if you find it cheaper. I found the GoTY version and the normal version for the same price of $29.99 at gamestop brand new! the funny thing is, right next to it they had the used version for $44.99 still, $15 more then the brand new ones!
This isn't just a Call of Duty World at War Zombie mode revamped...even though the premises is nearly the same there is four people, and if you don't have 4 players to play the 4 survivors then the remaining survivors will be OP'd by computers. In the multiplayer mode you can be the zombies (the special zombies with super moves). The only thing that i didn't really like about this game which others may have liked is that there is no story mode at all. The weapons aren't extensive at all in this game. You can either have the pistols, shotguns, sniper rifle, or uzi. theres some health packs, pills, molotovs, and grenades. to me, this was just a renter after a week or two of playin this game just became pretty boring and repeptitive.
theres only 4 main maps that the survivors fight their way through 4 or 5 stages of the map to get to the end where they will try to be evacuated. its the same story on every map! i gave this 4 stars because 5 stars would just be overatin the game and 3 stars doesn't do it all justice, but know this i wont be buying or playing the sequel because unless they add a storymode or drastic changes all a sequel could be for this game is just a big expansion.
DO NOT buy this with the $59.99 price tag its cheaper at gamestop for $29.99
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 5, 2014
Left 4 Dead is a really fun, blow zombies to smithereens game. If you put it on easy or normal you don't have to worry about dying for the most part. The effects can be creepy but not so much as a slow, suspenseful game. It's more when hoards of zombies come after you it gets freaky. But, and the reason I give this three stars, you can't save the game. It's set up where you can pick which level you play and, if you wish to complete the whole game, be prepared to spend well over three hours in one sitting to do so. It's a major drawback for me and I wouldn't have purchased the game if I had known. You get to various save points in the game, which you easily assume means it's saving, and yet if you turn the console off you have to start over. It reminds me of Sonic the Hedgehog except you can at least jump to various levels in this game.
Personally, I liked The Walking Dead better because you feel much more connected to the characters and both are very different game play experiences. So, if you want to just shoot a bunch of zombies and blow off some steam it's a good game, but if you're looking for a good story, complex characters, and a long, cumulative game, find something else.
32 of 46 people found the following review helpful
on May 28, 2009
Great multiplayer game, offline is kinda boring so if u have no xbl, i would not suggest this, goty edition comes with survival dlc but its free over xbl anyways so if u just buy the reg. edition instead of this you can save yourself some money and just download the dlc free from xbl.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 23, 2012
Great game have really enjoyed playing it, on an off line. product was received when it was scheduled too be here. It was on time.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 19, 2014
I don't know if I really need to review this but I will anyway. Left 4 Dead is an incredible FPS game. It is scary, challenging, and has huge replay value through the different co-op modes and the way the campaigns can vary in terms of which zombies spawn and when. It's not an adventure game, it is a horror FPS and like others have said, it isn't story driven. I'm okay with that, there are plenty of survival-horror games out there that fill that role. I enjoy it so much that when I lost my copy in a move, I repurchased it even though I'd played the game through dozens and dozens of times.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 30, 2011
I play offline co-op with my husband, we are on our second play-through we LOVE this game!
The AI is decent for your team mates, there is challenge (especially if shooters aren't your normal genre) and there is a bit of a story to move you through the levels.
The game is not so mind numbingly hard that you get discouraged and stop playing but it is not so easy that you get bored and stop playing. It has a good balance and it makes even a non-shooter like myself want to play again.
on April 1, 2014
This Product Arrived Quickly & Undamaged.
To Understand Our Experience:
My wife and I love to play a good co-op (to players on the same couch) game. We have enjoyed each Halo game, Rayman (Origins and Legends), and many other 2 player split-screens games. Don't get us wrong, we do play some single player games, but we agree it is much better to play co-ops than watch the other person play all night. As such, since we are both zombie fans, this game peaked our interest. In general, we love it. There are only a few things we do not like, but the pros ultimately outweigh the cons.
1) This is a True Co-Op Slit Screen Experience. You can do a single campaign too, but split screen co-op is where this game shines (no our case anyway). In terms of the split screen, it offers the Screen to be split horizontal or vertical. We prefer horizontal since you have a larger viewing area of the surrounding, but it might block some of the creatures hiding higher in the buildings (not a big deal).
2) It offers campaigns that don't take forever. Each campaign, 4 total, takes about 2hrs to complete. You can come home from work, sit down and blow away a horde of zombies for about 2 hours and still have a night to enjoy afterward. Too often have we been sucked into a game (not necessarily a bad thing mind you) and before we know it, it is already in the early A.M.s. Not the best for work the next day. This game hits the sweet spot so you don't become a part of the couch.
3) These zombies are not slow. It is nice to play a game where not only are there a ton of zombies to take on, but they rush at you with vengeance. These include your typical zombies along with others like the witch, tank, hunter, boomer, etc.
4) You can replay a campaign and start at different points in that level. For example, since the game is based off of the fact that you are supposedly playing a movie in action, each level is composed of chapters. Each chapter is based on strongholds you have to get too. The strongholds are savable checkpoints throughout the game so you don't have to start from the vary beginning if you die. That being said, not every part of each level is as exciting or as fun as the other parts. By being able to pick where you want to begin the level, that gives you the ability to relive your favorite parts of the game while skipping the slower parts. We must admit, my wife and I find ourselves continuously playing the final chapters of each level since that is where all heck breaks out. Hordes and Hordes of zombies and a made dash to the exit.
5) You can kill zombies with a variety of weapons (guns, melee, etc). This make the game more fun.
6) You can heal yourself and your partners, and they can do the same for you. One nice feature about this game is along the way you can pick up health packets and heal yourself. You can also us them to heal your partners, and they can do the same for you. Another nice feature is the computer characters ironically heal you more than your would expect, which is very helpful at times.
1) Sometimes the graphics are inconsistent where zombies in the distance might strobe from one position to another until you get close. That is not so bad, expect when you have a tank charge you and one minute you see them in the distance and the next second they are behind you pounding you into the ground.
2) You are entirely at the mercy of the other players (computer and/or co-op). If a smoker grabs you, you have to wait and watch your life fade until someone finally saves you. You just wish they gave you a knife to cut its tongue as its dragging you away. If a Hunter tackles you, you have to wait again until someone saves you. Same with the Tank, witch, and even boomer to a lessor degree. However, it does allow for true teamwork, but has proved annoying when you are playing single (not co-op) since the computer characters might take forever to save you.
3) The worst thing about this game is when you are in a small dark area and you only have a smaller circular area of light from your weapons light. I can understand why it is like that since it would be the case in real life, but transferring onto a big screen can make multiple movements confusing and nauseating, especially if a teammate messes with you an shuts the closet or room door that you are stuck in. On the bright side, this is not a constant issue in the game.
4) One of the final major issues is that there are only 4 levels to play. Being that each level only takes 2 hrs or less, this makes for a very short game. It would have been nice to have more levels to experience. However, for the price and chapter selection feature, it is fine.
Overall, this is a great co-op game with very little cons. We can't really rate it for a single player since we do not play it like that. It is truly worthy of a 4 star rating.
P.S. Left 4 Dead 2 is very similar, it has 5 levels, better graphics, and is much more difficult. However, it still has all the same pros and cons.