This game has zombies, guns and coop how can you go wrong? Well, put tiny crosshairs with characters that only run. You can only get a steady shot while standing still or crouching. There are only 4-5 chapters so its pretty short. The enemies swarm and leave you defenseless with no shot of surviving without help from your partners. health packs are scarce and some enemies guarantee death. its ok but with gears 2 out right now, i'll stick my chainshaw bayonet against the horde of locust.
If your looking for that perfect game to play with 3 of your best pals this is it. Although there's only 4 campaign levels the game really doesn't get repetitive mostly because they play out differently every time, depending on how well everyone is playing the AI adjusts itself to compensate. Gameplay is pretty straightforward... SURVIVE!! On the lower levels of difficulty its not to bad even if some of your teammates aren't skilled enough but don't bother trying Expert with random "Joe The Plumbers", you'll be sorry...
In addition to the co-op campaign there's also Versus mode which has 2 teams trying to outscore each other. One team plays the survivors while the competing team plays as the "Special" zombies which include Hunter, Boomer, Smoker and Tank which are randomly spawned in. There's a lot of strategies and teamwork involved on both sides which helps with replayability since only 2 campaigns, No Mercy and Body Harvest, are available for Versus. Hopefully Valve releases DLC in the form of new Versus campaigns, shouldn't be too hard to do.
While fairly short for a single player game (About four total hours with one play through), Left 4 Dead still is worth playing, at least once. Gunning your way through levels of hordes of zombies with a variety of weapons is quite fun.
If you have some buddies to play off/online co-op, then this is the perfect game for you an worth buying.
If you are a single player type of gamer, then rent this game today and play through the single player campaign, at least once. It does change things up each time you play the same level, so you never know where the next surprise zombie, etc., will come from.
I'm not a super technical nerd, but I though the game looked and played great. The graphics and use of the flashlight on each gun really adds to the feeling of immersion in the character's story. Scanning your gun side-to-side in a dark room, only to find a handful of zombies in the corner ready to pounce.... when you had no idea they were there before your light hit them.
And that, in a nut shell, is why this game is great fun to play.