This is a game that completely reinvents the zombie-shooter genre and is a must have for your PC.
Great co-op action, Good replay value, Good presentation, Works smoothly on modest systems.
Limited weapon types.
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Zombies seem to be really popular; we have seen them in a number of movies, anime, books and graphic novels. In fact Zombies have had more screen-time than Bob Saget (who played a loving father on prime time TV). It's no surprise that gamers love zombies; they are creepy, slow and really easy to kill, but all that's about to change. Many of us have grown up playing games like Resident Evil, which was slow, intense and complex but Valve's latest effort a.k.a Left 4 Dead is completely opposite.
This is a game that completely reinvents the zombie-shooter genre. L4D follows a very simple concept, there is a zombie outbreak and you're one of the four survivors looking for help. In today's world, where gaming can be as complex as algebra, Valve chose a more simple approach to its latest offering, keeping the details to a minimum and focusing on the core gameplay. The game has no real plot, no dramatic sequences; nothing you expect from a survival game, the only issue is that in their quest for simplicity, Valve missed out on a few basics.
The game starts off with a long intro video, which shows off four survivors stuck in a zombie infested city. Prior to the game's start, you are asked to choose one of the four characters. It doesn't really make a difference as all of them bear the same characteristics in the game. The entire game is split into four chapters, each comprising of 5 levels. If you have any FPS experience, you can finish the entire game in less than five hours. Although five hours isn't much, combine it with variable difficulty and online co-op and you have a lot of replay value.
Every level starts off in a safe-house or zone. Here you can pack up health, ammo and switch weapons. No part of the city is safe and be prepared to start shooting the minute you exit the safe-house. The zombies in L4D are really fast and smart; something you don't expect from a brain-dead creature, but that is what makes L4D unique. These super-zombies use the environment really well. They scale walls, jump over fences and do just about anything to make your survival as challenging as possible.