Left 4 Dead (Xbox 360) by Electronic Arts

Left 4 Dead (Xbox 360) by Electronic Arts Box Art

Xbox One backwards Compatible

Release Date
November 17, 2008.

Average Overall Score:
9.17 / 10

Any zombie movie fan will surely know Romero?s films and the 28 Days Later series. Having these scenarios as a playable game hasn?"

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Helping Hand
Revive 50 incapacitated Survivors.
Field Medic
Heal 25 Survivors with a first aid kit.
Give pain pills to 10 Survivors.
My Bodyguard
Protect any Survivor from an attacking Infected 50 times.
Dead Stop
Punch a Hunter as he is pouncing.
Kill a Witch with a single headshot.
No Survivors take damage after contacting the rescue vehicle.
Drag and Drop
Rescue a Survivor from a Smoker's tongue before he takes damage.
Blind Luck
You or another Survivor take no damage after being vomited on by a Boomer.
Akimbo Assassin
Survive an entire campaign using only pistols.
Hero Closet
Rescue a Survivor trapped in a closet.
Hunter Punter
Shove a Hunter off of a pinned and helpless Survivor.
Tongue Twister
Free yourself from a Smoker who has grabbed you with his tongue.
No Smoking Section
Kill 10 Smokers as they are pulling helpless Survivors.
101 Cremations
Set 101 Infected on fire.
Do Not Disturb
Sneak past all Witches in a campaign without disturbing one.
Man vs Tank
Single-handedly kill a Tank.
Kill a Tank without it dealing any damage to a Survivor.
Safety First
Play an entire campaign with no Survivors taking friendly fire damage.
No-one Left Behind
Beat a campaign with all 4 Survivors.
Finish a campaign without ever being healed.
Witch Hunter
Kill a Witch without any Survivor taking damage from her.
Red Mist
Kill 1000 Infected with a mounted machine gun.
Blow up 20 Infected in a single explosion.
Zombie Genocidest
Kill 53,595 Infected.
Dead Giveaway
Heal a fellow Survivor when your own health is below 10.
Stand Tall
Survive a campaign without being incapacitated.
Zombicidal Maniac
Survive any campaign on Expert.
What Are You Trying to Prove?
Survive all campaigns on Expert.
Nothing Special
Survive a campaign with no Survivors taking damage from Special Infected.
Burn the Witch
Light a Witch with a Molotov.
Towering Inferno
Light a Tank with a Molotov.
Spinal Tap
Kill an Infected with a single blow from behind.
Stomach Upset
All Survivors complete a campaign without being vomited on.
Brain Salad
Make 100 headshot kills.
Jump Shot
Headshot a Hunter while he's leaping.
Mercy Killer
Survive the No Mercy campaign.
Back 2 Help
Leave a safe room to save an incapped teammate and bring them back safely.
Toll Collector
Survive the Death Toll campaign.
Dead Baron
Survive the Dead Air campaign.
Grim Reaper
Survive the Blood Harvest campaign.
Ground Cover
Save another Survivor from a Special Infected while on the ground.
Clean Kill
Shove a Boomer and then kill him without him splashing on anyone.
Big Drag
Drag a Survivor 100 feet with your tongue.
Chain Smoker
Constrict two Survivors in one life as a Smoker.
Barf Bagged
Cover four Survivors with Boomer bile at once.
Double Jump
Pounce two different Survivors in one life as a Hunter.
All 4 Dead
Kill all four Survivors in one life while playing as a Tank.
Dead Wreckening
Dole out 5000 total Survivor damage as a Special Infected.
Lamb 2 Slaughter
As an Infected, incap a Survivor who has entered and left a safe room.

User Reviews

Score: 92
Overall User Average: 9.30 / 10 (91.7%)
Gameplay User Average: 9.45 / 10
Graphics User Average: 9.15 / 10
Sound User Average: 9.20 / 10
Date reviewed: April 14, 2009.

Overall: 4 words: THIS GAME IS FUN ! And I mean that when I say this. the gameplay is great same with audio and there are a hell of alot of zombies to kill. If you like achievements then this is an all time great game to own. I thought this game was going to suck at first until I actually played it I could not belive it. go out and get this game right now.

Overall: 92 %
Gameplay: 94 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 91 %

Date reviewed: March 6, 2009.

Overall: Left 4 Dead isn't for everybody. People without XBOX Live will get little to no enjoyment out of this title. People without any friends won't like this title. People without any social skills for online gaming will not like this game. For the rest of us, welcome to the best way to waste your time before Christmas.

Left 4 Dead really doesn't have a single player component. You can play the multiplayer game with AI Bots (labeled as single player), but that's really not fun now is it? This game is meant to be played with people online. You and three other people team up to star in a B Grade Horror Flick with 5 different linear levels. Your role? To get from point A to point B and kill everything in your path. At the beginning of each level you are given a choice of weapon (either automatic gun or shotgun), healthpack, and some ammo. After you collect this, you are your friends are on your way. The AI in this game is aptly named the "Director". This director will throw waves upon waves of enemies at you depending on how you are doing. It's a very smart system that takes a number of things into consideration. What does this mean? Each time you go through a level, it's completely different than the last time you did.

Along the way you will meet a couple different types of zombies. There's the normal horde (you, me, the next guy) who became infected and lumber around until startled. Then there is the hunter who pounces on people and slashes out their intestines. The Boomer is a huge hulking fat behemoth who spews vomit on unsuspecting survivors only to have the Horde be attracted to it. The Smoker shoots his tounge out at people at draws them near. The Tank is a huge enemy with lots of health and deals lots of damage. To take him down you need a cooperative effort. Finally, the witch...oh, the witch. She won't bother you, unless you bother her. You will know where she is too. When you hear an emo chick crying, turn off your flashlights and be mindful of where you step. If you disturb her she will get up and run at you with razor sharp claws. These claws usually kill in 1-2 hits depending on health. But, if you leave her alone, she will do the same to you.

Sounds awesome right? It gets better. Versus play lets two teams (one for survivors, one for infected) duke it out in a similar method like the campaign. The survivors go about the game as normal while the infected take over the role of the director. You spawn as a boomer, hunter, smoker, or even a tank in some cases and try to bring down the survivors. You can't chose who you want to be on the infected side (so the director still has some say), but it's fun nonetheless.

Ok, there's the good, so what about the bad? Of course there is bad stuff, but the good heavily outweigh the bad. For starters, there's really only 4 maps. These 4 maps are broken up into 5 levels each (totaling 20) but when you really start to play the game a lot, these same levels can get a little predictable. Thankfully, the AI (director) mixes up the encounters enough that each level feels a little different each time. Hopefully, in the future, we will see some DLC/updates that add to this mix.

The graphics in the game aren't top notch, but they aren't anything to scoff at. Instead of focusing on the graphics by themselves (character models, trashcans, etc.) focus on the level in it's entirety. VALVE do a @!%#*! good job making you feel like you are in an abandoned world. A world that use to be thriving with cop cars and news vans on the streets, broken coffee pots lying in store rooms, etc. This world is alive, or should I say, undead.

To recommend this game, it really comes down to one thing...do you like co-op games online? If you do, then you will most likely enjoy this title. If you prefer single player games and can't stand the thought of playing online with other people, avoid this game at all costs. The single player (remember, multiplayer with bots) is not a single player as much as it is practice for the online component.
All in all, this is a stellar game that will provide hours upon hours of entertainment for anyone who appreciates a good co-op game and enjoys zombie horror flicks (doesn't everyone?)

Overall: 94 %
Gameplay: 95 %
Graphics: 93 %
Sound: 93 %

Left 4 Dead News

Left 4 Dead Crash Course Pack
Left 4 Dead’s Crash Course starts with our Survivors right after their rescue helicopter from the No Mercy campaign crash lands on the outskirts of town. This two chapter campaign includes Co-op, Survival and Versus action.

ESRB Made Valve Change Left 4 Dead 2 Cover
Take note, game developers. Even your swift marketing teams can’t avoid the wrath of the Entertainment Software Ratings Board.

DLC: Left 4 Dead Survival Pack
The Left 4 Dead Survival Pack introduces a new multiplayer game mode, entitled “Survival”, plus two complete campaigns for Versus Mode.

Left 4 Dead Sales Surpass 2.5m
Valve’s cooperative survival horror title Left 4 Dead has now sold over 2.5 million retail copies since release.

Left 4 Dead Demo Available Now
The official demo for Valve’s upcoming zombie thriller, Left 4 Dead, is now available for the PC and Xbox 360.

Left 4 Dead Early Demo Access Today
Early access to the Left 4 Dead demo begins Thursday, November 6 on both the PC and Xbox 360.

Latest Left 4 Dead Demo Details
As part of a $10 million (£5.9m) ad campaign for its zombie-based shooter Left 4 Dead, Valve Software managing director Gabe Newell confirmed to Edge that there will be an Xbox 360 and PC demo.

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