First things first, I've been waiting for this game for a couple of years now, and now that I've finally gotten to play it I'm blown away by the end results.
The game is a shooter from the very talented Valve team, (who where also behind Half-life 2, Team Fortress 2, counter-strike, ect.) They've taken the team game play, from TF2 and mixed it in with movie like visuals and zombies and they ended up with left 4 dead.
Let me also start off by saying This is supposed to be a Multi-player game, if you want a Single-player game from Valve, try half life, but this is for not only for you but your buddies as well. the game-play seams straight forward, but after playing through one of the 4 sprawling movie campaigns, you can see and really feel what sets this game apart from other shooters with a similar premises. Please don't think of this game as another resident evil or 28 days later knock off, its very deep with 3 different game play modes, off-line single player, online multi-player and versus mode (you can play as one of the survivors or the boss infected.)
The graphics in this game are great, the visuals are fantastic and the music score (led by the A.I. Director, who directs where every thing will spawn the next time you play through a map, from boss infected, regular infected, items, music, and even lighting, leaving you with unlimited re-playability)
I did have some issues with this game though, the off-line mode supports split screen, but for only 2 people, you can't play versus mode off-line, and the human A.I. can be kind of stupid at times, but overall this is an amazing game and it was well worth the wait.
posted by Mikey0505 (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Nov 22, 2008
Member since Apr 2008
" Get it off me!!!! " You'll find yourself saying this B-movie one-liner in several situations in this pulse-pounding co-op experience. The game puts you and three friend's in a deserted area looking to get to an extraction point. Zombies will outnumber you 150 to 1 and getting there is much easier said than done especially once you get into the harder modes. The game will last about 2 hours on easy mode but once you get into hard mode it will last about 6-8 hours. This game is not light on the challenge and is looking to squeeze every ounce of skill out of the you by sending wave after wave of zombies on the survivors! Valve has promised a very high amount of download content for this game so don't worry about it seeming to be too short of a game. There is also a multiplayer mode that does not fail to impress playing as a zombie is as deep of a strategic of an experience as being a human. I give this game a 9.75 out of 10!!!!!