Summary: For me this game was boring and repetitive. There's no story. You just kill the zombies. Zombies, zombies and more zombies. It's also one of the easier FPS games I've played and was over very quickly. I usually play a game three times before retiring it. I'm not someone who likes to play the same game over and over, but I enjoy going through a couple more times to get more out of it, pay more attention to the scenery, do a better job finding things and killing things.
Your enjoyment of the game is based on the people you play with
Chad W. Green, Amazon
13 May 2009
Summary: A very brief summary of the game: Left 4 Dead is a team based survival game. You and 3 other players (can be real people or AI bots) play as a group of survivors trying to escape the zombies. You can also switch roles and play as the zombies trying to get the survivors. Weapon choices are very limited as are the type of zombies you can play as. The enjoyment you get out of this game is really based on the people you are playing with.
Summary: I bought this game on a whim, having seen it advertised. The best way I can describe Left 4 Dead is it's like one of the newer shooters that has a multiplayer component which lets you replay the same maps you did in the single player campaign. Trouble is there really isn't a single player campaign, only four sequences of maps that are tenuously linked together.
a truly fun game....not much room for resale though
Pamela "tomandpam_us", Amazon
18 January 2009
Summary: as a shooter its a hoot and keeps you up and gunning, however, because of the tie in to STEAM, as a resale property its truly a hassle. this game ties itself to a steam account and if you decide to re-sell it the person who buys it will have to hassle with the support at steam to get the cd key reset(which is a real pain).
Summary: The solo campaign is too short, the online play has too many exploits and too little variety. It is a fun game but not fun enough for the price. I would certainly buy it for $20, maybe for $30. If I had not gotten it as a gift I would have felt ripped off.
Summary: I only play this game with a few close friends that I have been gaming with since 1998. It was extremely fun for the first few days as you explore each campaign and slowly ramp up the difficulty. After finishing up the campaigns, there are several versus modes but they just aren't that much fun. All in all this is a decent purchase but if possible try renting it first.
Summary: First, I was given this DVD as a gift. I like FPS games, and a chance to mow down zombies is always a good thing. The game is kind of repetitive, but it's meant to be played with friends or just other people, so the main thrust is to have fun with them, not just the game itself. That said, I can't give a recommendation for this DVD. Back in the old days, you would buy a CD of a game and it would install from that CD. Not so with this DVD.
Summary: I was pretty excited about L4D because i generally like to play co-op games. After reading all the rave reviews, i happily plunked down $40 for the game. After several gaming sessions with friends both lan and over internet, i concur with others that the game is a blast to play (with friends, not so much solo), but i felt that there wasn't much variety after a while.
Summary: First off, the graphics and sound are pretty awesome. The sound is probably the best sound for suspense that I have heard in a long time. The gameplay combined with the environment are great! In multi-player is where this game shines...and it doesn't just shine it fully combusts. Online play as the infected vs the survivors is my favorite. My only problem is that the single player game is incomplete.