Melee weapons add more fun to the game.
Great co-op action.
Good replay value.
Works smoothly on modest systems.
Dynamic enemy placement make each playthrough different.
Tight controls and well-tuned guns.
Stiff challenge makes survival difficult and thrilling.
Versus mode expertly turns the tables.
Killing survivors is as fun as killing zombies.
Limited weapon types.
No server browser.
Matchmaking is inadequate.
Too few Campaigns.
Only two of the four campaigns are available in Versus mode at launch.
No real narrative in place.
Single-player offerings pale in comparion to co-op play.
By PCMag Mideast on March 23, 2010
When I first played Left 4 Dead, I didn’t realize how great the game would be. I am a big fan of horror movies and of course, the movie-themed campaigns of the first game made it an impressive game to play – add to that the superb gameplay,...90
By PC Authority on May 15, 2009
Welcome to the first zombie movie we’ve seen that’s actually any good. Left 4 Dead finally gets gaming away from the trigger-point mechanic: you have no idea if a dozen zombies are around the corner, or one, or none....83
By Game Observer on May 09, 2009
This being the PC version of Left 4 Dead, the amount of content will (in theory) increase tenfold once Valve releases a level-editor for the masses, but as of this moment, you basically have to ask yourself how much do I like shooting things with...80
By Zath UK on March 16, 2009
Left 4 Dead has recently won the BAFTA Multiplayer game of the year and rightly so as it’s certainly the best multiplayer game I’ve played in the past year, the zombie team really do need to work together and to their strengths with regards...-
By Hooked Gamers on February 27, 2009
Many of you by now may have heard of or even experienced the newest hit from Valve, Left-4-Dead. Hitting shelves this past December, Left-4-Dead has had plenty of time to build up its reputation and fan base as this multiplayer shooter continues to...90
By New Game Network on February 19, 2009
Great multiplayer games keep on giving even through repetition. Left 4 Dead is a game that keeps giving me enjoyment when I’m doing the same sequences over and over. One of the keys to this is how things play out differently each time. Of course...84
By FRAGtopia on January 30, 2009
When I was reviewing Pyschonauts a few years ago I started the review off with this: "Is anyone else starting to get a little tired of shooters? As much as I truly do love putting bullets into generic Nazis, mutants, zombies, monsters or Islamic...-
By TechTree on January 17, 2009
Zombies seem to be really popular; we have seen them in a number of movies, anime, books and graphic novels. In fact Zombies have had more screen-time than Bob Saget (who played a loving father on prime time TV). Its no surprise that gamers love...80
By Expert Reviews on January 01, 2009
Left 4 Dead is an exercise in bloody carnage. Set in the midst of a zombie armageddon, this first-person shooter pits four human Survivors against the Infected undead hordes. The former must fight their way to safety through a ravaged city,...80
By IT Reviews on December 26, 2008
Left 4 Dead is a superb online horror shooter which puts the emphasis on tight teamwork and co-operation. Theres a bit of a learning curve when playing the enemy zombies, but youll soon get the hang of it and then it becomes every bit as addictive...-