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Left 4 Dead: Game of the Year Edition Platinum Hits - Xbox 360

  • Publisher: Valve
  • SKU: 9322636
  • Release Date: 05/14/2009
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Intense violence, Language
$19.99
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (106 out of 112)

    Product Details


    • Developer: Turtle Rock Studios
    • Publisher: Valve
    • Platform: Xbox 360
    • Genre: Action and Adventure
    • Release Date: 05/14/2009

    Synopsis


    Experience all the thrilling action in the Left 4 Dead: Game of the Year Edition. The world has been overrun by creatures of horror, and you are one of only a handful of surviving humans. From the eerie, remote countryside to the asphalt expanse of shadowy urban centers, the streets and fields teem with zombies and mutants intent on the destruction of all humans. Harness your weapons and prepare for the fight of your life as you struggle to destroy the monstrous creatures before they destroy you.

    Left 4 Dead deposits you in a terrifying modern world swarming with zombies and "Boss Infected" mutants with horrifying superhuman abilities. Team up with up to three additional players in Survivor Co-op mode as you assume the role of Survivors struggling against your own potentially imminent extinction, completing four sprawling campaigns, each with five new maps that will take you into both deadly urban environments and sinister rural areas. Or explore the possibilities of Versus mode, in which you can play as either a Survivor or one of four types of Boss Infected mutants, each with astonishing features, such as a 50' tongue lasso or a belly full of explosive methane gas. Prepare to face allies and enemies driven by advanced artificial intelligence that makes each outing into the Left 4 Dead universe one filled with unique and potentially deadly surprises. This special Left 4 Dead: Game of the Year Edition comes complete with the Left 4 Dead Survival Pack filled with exclusive content, including a new four-person Survival mode that pits you against swarms of zombies and two additional Versus campaigns with five maps for additional four-on-four multiplayer action.

    Features


    Game of the Year Edition

    Special includes the original game plus the Left 4 Dead Survival Pack containing the new Survival mode and two additional Versus campaigns

    Fight to survive against hordes of marauding zombies and mutants

    Complete four sprawling campaigns in Survivor Co-op mode, each with a team objective and comprising five large maps

    Play as a Survivor or as one of four types of "Boss Infected" mutants with terrifying abilities in Versus mode

    Experience a unique game each time you play thanks to the AI Director, a pool of systems that tailor the pacing and difficulty of the action according to your experiences

    Arm yourself with 10 incredible weapons as you struggle to make your escape to safety

    Go behind the scenes in Designer's Commentary mode

    See how long you can last against swarms of zombies in the new Survival mode, and see your best times uploaded to leaderboards

    Join forces with up to three additional players in cooperative gameplay



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 112 reviews

    95%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      An action packed zombie fest

      Posted
      Snake373
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Left 4 Dead has been out for quite some time. Games have come after it that took the zombie genre to new gameplay and immersion,with games as recent as Dying Light and ZombiU doing great and unique things to keep this idea fresh. But playing Left 4 Dead now, I can say this: nothing has come close to this kind of experience before or yet. So Left 4 Dead is as simple in concept as it can be. You along with three other survivors(be it A.I or your friends) must get from point A to Point B. Offering 4 Campains which are short and mostly the same, you would think this game can get repetitive. And you'd be right. Hell the variety of weapons you can use are very limited,only having 7 different guns and 3 different explosives. BUT,like Destiny,the core gameplay here is fun as hell, so after long hours it might get stale, but in short bursts this is a simple drop in and play,no need for remembering details like "where you left off in the story" or "remembering what you have to do". Graphics are nothing amazing in this day and age right now,but they aren't ugly either. They are the definition of average, making things serviceable at best,and bland at worst. Sound is done really well,with the voice overs for each playable character and their contextual interactions feelin genuine when say someone in the team finds medicine or health packs,they will in game yell out what they found for the rest to use. Guns sound average,music is not a big highlight here,but the best sound comes from ambient noises and the variety of zombies and the infamous Witch you may come across at certain levels. What keeps this game from being REALLY repetitive early on is a mechanic they built into the levels called A.I Director,which randomized where and what enemies are in the levels everytime you load it up,so in one level there might be a good amount of really difficult big mini bosses,while playing that level over again might just have higher numbers of regular zombies in different locations with a witch instead. I will say the limited selection of weapons is dissapointingly,but really they all work different enough that it's not a game breaker. You got your typical assault rifle,sniper rifle,shotgun,in pump action and auto,SMG,and pistols,which have unlimited ammo but a long reload time and short bullet count for each clip. The Campains have a movie-like appeal to them,with credits at the end of each campaign emulating a movie style,to the movie poster showcasing each character with either the Gamertag playing as that character or just their character names with "as himself" added to it. It keeps track of a huge amount of interesting stats that are presented after every level in all 4 Campains,showcasing feats such as Most Enemies killed to Least Damage Taken. Co-op is strong here in terms of completing levels. Almost every enemy requires great teamwork to either survive of kill. The emphasis here is quite big,making this game impossible to go at it alone. Luckily the friendly A.I is rather quite impressive. Almost better than human players,as they are more centralized around you and helping you instead of having a every-man-for-himself attitude. If you were to pick up this game,just know these things going in. This game is filled with a lot of run and gun action,team work,and becomes repetitive after long hours of playtime with it,even with the random enemies in each play through. The controls are not typical FPS controls,as there are no iron sights to speak of. You would be best playing this in short bursts, but there is no other game that can match the fun of mowing down hundreds of zombies with little to no break I'm the action. So mindless shooting, constant gunfire, working as a group, and nothing more. That's what this game is about,and in short bursts, that's all right with me.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A good shooter game

      Posted
      Pax45
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Left 4 Dead is focused on multiplayer. While the singleplayer campaign is still good on its own, and you are simply teamed with AI, it is not as good as the multiplayer aspect, as the singleplayer AI will only shoot zombies and heal/help players when needed; they won't use molotov cocktails or pipe bombs or open doors or any of that. There are a number of campaigns to choose from, each centered on some primary objective while crossing the map. While each one is essentially "go from point A to point B with stops at points C, D, and E at the end of each level of the chapter of the campaign" there are still numerous differences among each of the campaigns to where you will want to play them all to experience the full story. You might have to make your way down a building, or climb a ladder and then move a crane to continue, or something else. Each campaign can be done in under an hour, with many of them being completed in 30-40 minutes. Each level within a One good feature of the game is the adaptive AI. No two playthroughs will be identical in where and how many zombies spawn. The AI director may throw more (and more powerful) zombies at the player if they are making their way through the levels too easily, or they might tone things down if the player is struggling. The game has two big disappointments: the lack of non-gun weapons, and the lack of variety in the zombie types. Both of these were remedied in the game's sequel, Left 4 Dead 2, but if you have played the sequel you may think this game is lacking. The only option in the game for weapons are guns; there are no baseball bats or other melee weapons. The lack of variety in zombies ("normal" infected, and special infected- witches, boomers, hunters, chargers, and tanks) is somewhat disappointing. If you are being challenged by the AI director with lots of these special infected, you quickly cycle through them all and may encounter multiples of each of the special zombies in a campaign chapter. Each of the special infected has a sound associated with them that alerts the player of what to expect, without directly giving away their location. Sometimes, unfortunately, the normal sounds of gameplay (mostly gunfire) can drown out these sounds though, resulting in an unpleasant surprise. Unless you're a stickler for playing the first game in a series before touching the sequel, I highly recommend simply getting Left 4 Dead 2, which has lots of improvements over this one. However, this is still a pretty good game on its own, and if you just want a decent co-op zombie shooter, L4D is a good choice.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I give it an A!

      Posted
      VelvetHammer

      This game is exactly what a game should be...FUN! You could say that it lacks a certain realism and that the graphics need to be buffed up a bit but when you see the amount of enemies on creen at once you will realize why it cant look like Gears of War 2. I would say honestly where the game lacks is in its single player mode which feels kind of lonely. The AI of your team is pretty good its just not the same tactics wise playing with the CPU. The controls and concepts are simple and add to the playability of the game. Also i dont agree at all with another review that says this game "rewards spray and pray". It may seem that early on it is easy to just point and shoot but just wait until harder difficulties when ammo is scarce and it takes 4 shotgun shells to kill one Regular Zombie. All in all what you need to know is that this game is a great Multiplayer expierance that any gamer should be happy to own. If however you are not an XBL'er or dont enjoy co-op games you should probably consider this one on the rent first list. For those of you who buy im sure this game will continue to find its way into your XBOX for years (especially Halloweens) to come.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Totally Intense!

      Posted
      WhiteKnuckle

      Honestly, I love this game more than other game. The fact that its randomized is that i makes it more intense to play. For example, CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE (and Modern Warfare 2) are totally predictable no matter how many times you play it; You know exactly where each enemy is, you know exactly what to use as a weapon, and sometimes you have to use a specific weapon; It jus does give you the thrill of, "HOLY S#!T WHERE DID THAT COME FROM?!" LEFT 4 DEAD, give you the thrill of not know whats around each corner; there could be a horde of zombies, a Tank, Hunter, Smoker, Boomer or a Witch. Even your optional weapons are not always where you think. Even when you die, everything is changed up; Weapon locations and enemies positions. It definitely give you a challenge every time you play it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent!!!

      Posted
      xx19slf87xx
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I played left 4 dead on the day it released and found it to be a really exciting game. Left 4 dead holds a strong value to me because it focuses on the apocalypse. To me, the idea of slaying zombies who are literally running after you, sounds amazing! the game offer's chilling moments, and definitely keeps your adrenaline going and always gives you the feeling that you are not alone. The chapters are very detailed, you have access to a variety of weapons offered in the game that give you the motivation to just sit there and really put time into it. Overall, if you are searching for a game that allows you to take matters into your own hands, this is the game for you! if running around with a group of people and dominating the apocalypse, sounds fun and exciting, just pick up a copy of left 4 dead and start your journey.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Disapointing

      Posted
      TheeMalevolent

      This game is horrible. I go for a little bit of realism in my games. in this game you can open a door look inside a closet that has no air ducts or any possible entry point turn around and the next thing you know 50 brain hungry zombies are pourin out the door behind you... zombies teleport now? no the game just had so little thought put into it that they didnt even program it to do something logical like i dont know put an air duct in which a zomble could have climbed through to gain access or i dont know not have them pour out of a closet. Also take note that you can only AIM with one weapon. a sniper rifle. everything else is just simply normal view. this game praises people who spray and pray. Anyone who would claim to be a real "gamer" should be ashamed to have this in his game collection.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great game

      Posted
      Gamer1
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      My son loves this game and can't stop playing it he can't put it down. The great part is that he can also play with his brother and also play online with his friend there also. It's no too gory but just enough. My son has even gotten me to play and I think the controllers are easy to use. Great price for the game he was able to save his allowance in order to buy it the day we where just checking on some stuff. If you want a great zombie game this is it. The reason hey son wanted this game is because he already had the second game and wanted to lay the first game. Would really recommend a third game because the other two where such a great hit with my kids.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very fun First Person Shooter - ZOMBIES!

      Posted
      Terry
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      The Left 4 Dead games are some of my favorite first person shooters. The developers did a great job painting the atmosphere and providing lots of surprises. I play this game with my daughter a lot. Even though the game play is great, I only gave it 4 stars (I would have given it 4.5 if I could have) because it is not one of the best games I have played. 5 stars for me are reserved for fully immersive experiences like the original Dungeon Siege or The Witcher 2. Those games left me anticipating the next time I would get to play them, and this was not that kind of experience. In its genre though, I think it is one of the best.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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