Product Type: Electronic Arts Xbox 360 games
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Chainsaws, shotguns and a whole bunch of zombies...I am in LOVE !
Left 4 Dead 2 (Xbox 360)
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Left 4 Dead 2 (Xbox 360)
Advantages: Plenty of new special infected, great new maps and weapons, love the mulitplayer online or off
Disadvantages: Not really due to the game itself but sometimes you get ****head team mates in online multiplayer
Chainsaws, shotguns and a whole bunch of zombies, these are all things you can look forward to when entering the world of Left 4 Dead 2 or L4D2 as it is more commonly known. If we were to compare the overall structure of Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 we would see a lot of similarities but then we would see a lot of differences. To get ahead in Left 4 Dead 2 there is one basic element that every person needs and that is good teamwork.
The Left 4 Dead series is unlike any other game out there. In other popular games such as Counter Strike or Call of Duty you can easily run off and do your own thing. You don't need to worry about what your team mates are doing as you could generally take care of the opposition by yourself but this isn't the case in Left 4 Dead 2. Here it is essential that you stick with your teammates which can be hard at times. With so many knooks and crannies waiting to be searched you can easily get caught up in trying to find much needed equipment only to realize your entire team has literally left you for dead. This is why you'll need to cooperate and communicate with your team mates and make sure that no one goes wandering off by themselves. To simplify things, don't loose your teammates! Well unless you want to become a walking talking T-bone to the zombies that is.
Health packs, defibrillators and pain pills are all a necessity in the world of Left 4 Dead. Always keep your eyes open to the little blue shadows that will highlight a piece of equipment. Remember, sharing is caring. If there is a team member who looks like they need to pills or health packs a lot more than you do, let them know about it. The worst thing to be in Left 4 Dead is the hoarder that will be as fresh as a daisy while his or her entire team is limping at a turtles pace. Just remember than when your compatriots die, your chances of surviving also drops so make sure your team is as healthy as your are, it might just pay off when you realize you need help, a good deed will often be rewarded with a good deed back.
There are three new infected zombies in Left 4 Dead 2 with the return of the classic special infected from Left 4 Dead 1. Remember, every zombie has their own little 5 second piece of music that will alert the survivors just what is lurking around the corner. While it would be impossible for me to tell you what those music pieces sound like, you will eventually learn what each piece indicates to after a while.
Firstly lets talk about Boomers. Boomers are the huge grotesque zombies that will puke all over you and your team, causing a horde of zombies to charge at you. Should you find yourself with Boomer puke all over yourself, there is a simple solution. Get your back to a wall and keep on hitting. The thing is that the zombies are coming no matter what but they are completely oblivious to any other team member that wasn't puked on. Just let them run at you and let your team mates tear them down as they try.
Smokers again can be pesky but under certain circumstances can prove to be completely useless. These fellows are the tall gentlemen that you will see jumping from building to building only to shoot out their tongue and look to pull one of your team mates away. Firstly you can stop the Smoker in multiple ways. You can hit your teammate to save them from his grasps, you can shoot at his tongue which will force him to release your friend or you can simply shoot the man himself.
Hunters are less easy to deal with. These zombies are the one your'll hear screeching all the way across the map and leaping from building to building. They are fast and they are powerful but are not impervious to a smack in the face. That's right, should you see one coming at you, use your melee attack towards him. If your fast enough you will hit him away leaving him dazed and confused, at which point you shoot him to pieces!
Witches are by far the easiest zombies in the entire Left 4 Dead universe. These are the women that you will see with red eyes just roaming around the map, doing a whole lot of nothing. The best way to fight them is to not fight them at all. Simply avoid them because should you decide to get to close to them or even shoot them, they will knock you down with one hit and they will continue to slash into you until either you are dead or she is.
Jockeys are by far one of the biggest annoyances in the game. These little critters will run about between hordes of normal zombies so you won't even know they are there. Once close enough they will jump on top of you and start to take you into places you don't really want to be going. There is much you can do once one is on top of you, you just have to hope your teammates will shoot him off.
Spitters are again, more of an annoyance than a real threat. These will be the women with their boobs and butts hanging out running around with a green goo dripping from their lips. They can turn a great hiding spot into a death trap by shooting their toxic goo at you, turning the area into a acidic burning zone of pain. Be careful when shooting these ladies, they will leave one last goo patch on their departure.
Chargers are by far the teddy bears of the group. Their bark is much more fierce than their bite. You will hear them screaming and shouting and before you know it you'll see this huge mass of gray literally charging right for you. Good thing is that these guys are pretty easy to kill so a couple of well placed shoot will put him down for good.
Finally we have the Tank. The Tank is by far the hardest zombie in the entire game to deal with and to kill. He will hit you for miles and he can take all the damage in the world. To get around a tank the best you'll have to use teamwork. If everyone runs away he's just going to keep going until everyone is dead. You'll need to be evasive but not forget to unload your weapon into him!
All in all this is a fantastic game! It is my all time fave actually and I could play it for hours on end, especially the online multiplayer mode!!
Summary: Truly has to be my favorite game ever!! L4D use to be and this makes it just x10 better