Left 4 Dead
Designed By : Mike Booth
Distributed By : Electronic Arts
Platform : Xbox 360, PC, Mac OS X STANDARD and GAME OF THE YEAR
Genre : First-person shooter, survival horror
Mode : Single Player, multi-player
Release Date : November 18th 2008
Rating : Mature
Left 4 Dead
LEft 4 Dead is set during the aftermath of an apocalyptic pandemic. The four protagonists are:
William “Bill” Overbeck, a Vietnam veteran
Zoey, a college student
Louis, an IT analyst
Francis, an outlaw biker
These survivors have to battle their way through hordes of zombies to reach safety. There are four game modes:
single player, in which the other characters are controlled by AI
four-player which is cooperative campaign mode
eight-player online mode
four player survival mode
In all modes the “Director” which is AI driven, controls the incidental aspects of the game in an attempt to create a dynamic experience for the user and increase replay value. To achieve this the Director places enemies and items in varying positions and quantities based upon each player’s current situation, status, skill and location. As a result this creates a new experience for each playthrough of the game.
This game features violence where zombies are killed using a variety of weapons including shot guns, machine guns, Molotov cocktails and hand grenades.
Body parts such as arms and legs are seen blown off, which is accompanied by screams and much blood.
Blood is regularly spattered on the walls and floors.
As a zombie shooter and survival game, Left 4 Dead is very entertaining, great value for money and a lot of fun to play. This game is real escapist fun, where the main theme is to survive to the end whilst blasting lots of zombies along the way. This game has plenty of mileage for multiple plays. Watch the trailer at the top of the page and you will be hooked!
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