IGN UK: Left 4 Dead Review

What gamers have got for at least the next weeks is one of the finest zombie games ever made, and one of the finest co-op games ever made. The potential for everything to go so, so wrong without warning, or conversely to pull off the most spectacular escapes against all odds, means this is an online shooter you can tell your finest anecdotes about without boring everyone else to tears. Everyone loves a zombie movie, after all. Hooray, then, for Left 8 Dead.

Presentation - 9.5
Graphics - 8.5
Sound - 8.5
Gameplay - 9.5
Lasting Appeal - 8.0
Overall -

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Aquanox3652d ago

Guess who's getting another console exclusive Triple A?

Yup, you're right. The usual suspects. Xbox Fans.

Masta_fro3652d ago

something smells fishy, this game is by no means a 9.2, you get 4 scenarios 30 minutes each, so that's like 2 hours max?

So i guess multilayer is where its at...right

Still, by the score you could argue this game is "almost as good as Gow2"??? And don't even think about saying its a different game and you can compare them. Id take Dead Space over this ANY DAY.

Production value my ass...Microsoft paid for these reviews.

Im not dissing the game, well maybe i am, but much better games have been given lesser scores by the same website...

Seems to me 360 exclusives just absolutely HAVE to get good scores from IGN.

boodybandit3652d ago (Edited 3652d ago )

Presentation - 9.5
Graphics - 8.5
Sound - 8.5
Gameplay - 9.5
Lasting Appeal - 8.0
Overall - 9.2

I am not knocking the score, it's excellent but even I don't understand some sites rankings / ratings system. Why use a number system if it doesn't make sense? Personally I would prefer if reviewers did away with a scoring system and just relied on journalism. Can you imagine how much places like this would level off / calm down if they did?

Hit me up with a friends request if anyone wants to co op.

N4PS3G3652d ago

Total score is not an average

plus its pretty easy tu understand

Gameplay 9.5>>>>Graphics 8.5


boodybandit3652d ago

the score averages out to a 8.5 with lasting appeal. Even if you throw out lasting appeal it's a 9.0. So no it's not pretty easy to figure out and I know IGN doesn't use an average. IMHO it's just a way for a rating system to throw any number they want as an end result without having to justify it. Just my opinion of course but it is not "simple" as you say.

Soren the Cat3652d ago

i think N4GPS3 is just trying to say that all the numbers aren't weighted the same

kind of like how verbal comprehension is weighted higher than perceptual reasoning when determining someone's full scale IQ

pp3652d ago

Another awesome xbox360 EXCLUSIVE game AAA. Best ever CO-OP game ever made.

ViceKingz3652d ago

maybe youre too retarded to understand that everyone has a good enough PC to play this game nowadays

Silogon3652d ago (Edited 3652d ago )

No, sorry... I have this game. Had it for 2 days now and it's not a 9... it's a 6 at best on a scale of 1 to 10. I gave it a 5 out of 9. The story mode, if you can call it that, is only 2 hours and 20 min long. There are 4 scenarios and each can be beat in 20 to 25 min. This game has no lasting appeal at all in that context. The online adds "some" value to it but once another big game comes out this one is off the radar.

I am so sick of these bias reviews. Just because it has zombies in it it gets a pass.

That's an honest review.

Vecta3652d ago

Good thing no one cares about your reviews, eh?

callahan093652d ago

I agree with Silogon here. This game is light on content, and what it does have isn't even nearly as great as people make it out to be. I'll stick with Resistance 2 and Gears of War 2, this game doesn't offer me enough that those two don't, so why am I going to even bother? (by the way, I'm basing my opinion on the demo + the reviews I've read, I haven't played all four of these short-ass missions, but you better believe I know what I can expect)

mesh13652d ago (Edited 3652d ago )

1st i must say sligon is the biggest sonyfanboy hiding in a closet bu tany way i stopped reading that review when i moticed it was a blog site and also when inoticed it says aaa games such as ressitance 2 HAHAHAH RIGHT 88% ON METCRITIC AND GOING DOWN BY THE DAY left for dead has 4 acts each of the acts are 2 hrs in lenght (8hr game) not to mention tis another mp game from valve over xboxlive = amamzing the reason i cant belive sligon is that he makes a major mistake in his lie he sasy the game is 2hrs long which is clearly a big fat lie.

tatotiburon3652d ago (Edited 3652d ago )

sonyfanboys starting to cry, L4D is killing resistance 2 in meta

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