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Left 4 Dead Hands-on Preview - Survivor Side

The goal of Left 4 Dead is simple: survive. You are one of the lucky few survivors of a new and highly virulent strain of the rabies virus that has spread throughout the human population, turning the unfortunate masses into rabid, bloodthirsty zombies. You must work together as a team if you want to have any chance of making it out alive. For those of you who don't already know, Left 4 Dead is a first person multiplayer co-op survival horror shooter built on the Source engine. Left 4 Dead pits 4 human Survivors against 4 human or AI controlled boss infected, which with the help of dozens upon dozens of the AI-controlled infected horde, try their hardest to make the Survivors fail.

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Oncnawan3665d ago (Edited 3665d ago )

This game sounds like a must have. Coop, Zombies (but fast moving zombies, like Zerglings), fighting survival style through a city-scape... Pure gaming goodness.

I would like to see a little more about the physics, environment interaction, zombie classes, weapon options, etc. Gameplay video, eventually, would be nice.

I never really enjoyed Dead Rising (only played the demo), because I never felt a sense of urgency. In Dead Rising, the character stands in a mall full of zombies, and none of them are after him until he gets close to them. The simplistic combat didn't help, either.

Left 4 Dead seems more like my idea of a good zombie game. I just hope that proximity chat is enabled so that the survivor players can hear the zombie players muttering "brrrraaaaiiiinnnnnsssss. "

Ludwig3665d ago

Dead Rising is not about zombies coming after you .. it's about you having to cross a ocean of zombies. You really have to "play" it to get how can it be scary and hard.

razer3665d ago

I've never had a game create a sense of urgency like DeadRising did! Trying to get your survivors out before they are eatin and after you've drank/ate your last energy source and then realize that it's a long way to an exit or a save point and the hords of zombies closing in.. ahhh good times!

NewfZ3665d ago

I read the entire thing, amazingly, and I gotta say, I'm psyched! I was interested in the game before, but after reading this I can't wait. The only problem is whether I'm going to buy it for PC or Xbox 360. The 360 version gets an extra few months of development in it, so I wonder if theres going to be any extras in that version.

PhinneousD3663d ago

sounds fun, and the co-op gameplay is exciting to hear. btw, isn't there suppose to be an update for dead rising to play the game co-op with a friend?