Left 4 Dead is a intense, fast-paced co-operative survival horror shooter developed by Valve on the Source engine. The game is to be released for the PC and Xbox 360 on November 18, 2008 in the U.S. and November 21, 2008 in Europe.
The simple but by no means easy aim of the game is to survive. You are one of four lucky survivors of a new and highly virulent strain of the rabies virus which emerges out of nowhere and spreads through the human population with frightening speed. The pandemic's victims become grotesquely disfigured, wildly violent zombies, attacking the uninfected on sight. Alone, you're dead, but together with a handful of fellow survivors you must work together as a team if you want to have any chance of making it out alive.
As the survivors you must fight your way through varying environments filled with hordes of the Infected to escape to safety. The basic Infected you will be fighting against are the computer-controlled zombie hordes. Valve call this computer controller the ‘Director’, a powerful computer AI which controls everything the Infected do, from when they spawn to how they attack. There are no triggers placed by the mapmakers - the Director figures everything out on the fly so every time you play through a scenario it is entirely different. This means you are going to be kept on the edge of your seat never knowing what is lurking around the next corner. You are going to be in for some tough, thrilling and quite often breathless battles.
There are also four playable Infected 'boss' characters. These characters will do their best to ensure the survivors do not escape to safety. While the Infected horde will constantly run at you screaming, the boss characters are best suited to position themselves carefully ready to ambush you at any turn. It will be a battle for survival…or for brains. You will chose which.
On release the game will have four campaigns, each with five maps separated by checkpoints or "safe houses" the survivors need to reach in order to advance. These rooms are indicated by a red door and you must get all living survivors inside of the checkpoint and close the door behind you to be safe. Once the red door is open, not only can the survivors enter, but also the infected so it's best to watch your back. Once you are secure in the room an achievements screen comes up and the next section of the map is loaded. When the next map loads, every survivor that was dead comes back with half health. The last map will have the players defending their position from a final onslaught of the Infected until their rescue vehicle arrives.
Left 4 Dead is a co-op game. It is not a senseless shooter which people can dominate by running around on their own like Quake. You will find it impossible to even have a hope of survival unless you find a way to work together with your fellow survivors. It's not hard to work together, the game is designed to encourage this and you will find yourself helping your team mates without even realising. The infected are so numerous and spawn from all angles - in front, to the sides, behind you, above you - everywhere. If you don't work together, you will die.
Tested on Celeron Dual Core 1.7 GB, VGA On Board 128 MB, RAM 1 GB, XP SP3, Directx 9.0c, NETFX 2.0, Deepfreeze
Scanned by KIS 2009 last update.
Install steam program for game online.
Never test for multiplayer.