I recently purchased Left 4 Dead through Steam. If you're not familiar with Steam, try to keep it that way. If you've got a PC with somewhat decent hardware you're going to spend all of your money since they are constantly having sales. How can you say no to Ghostbusters for only $4?
Left 4 Dead is the best zombie game that I have played to date, and really, it’s one of the better First Person Shooters I’ve played in a long time. The greatest asset to the game is the sense of environment. Everything is dark and typically lit only by your single flashlight. The sound effects are great and really help you feel immersed in the environment.
One of the games biggest downfalls however, is its lack of story and general cohesion. For whatever reason, there are zombies everywhere. Fight through them, get to a safe house, refill ammo and health, fight more zombies. Eventually a helicopter, the army, or whoever saves you.
The game relies heavily on teamwork and is best enjoyed playing with a few friends. You’ll need to work together to survive because the undead horde is relentless. Just about everything gets their attention and you’ll soon find yourself surrounded.Seeing as it’s nearly two years old now, it’s well worth the price tag of $20. I’m told the sequel improves upon minor problem the first game has, while introducing new weapons and environments. That review may come in the future, but Steam will need to have a sale first.
Unknown Hole Score: 8.5 / 10