Product Type: Electronic Arts Xbox 360 games
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Left 4 Dead (Xbox 360)
Member Name: kellface
Left 4 Dead (Xbox 360)
Advantages: Online Co-op, superb graphics, and great levels
Disadvantages: Having to play the same 2 levels on the versus online mode
Have you been left for dead?
Well thats the case for Zoe, Francis, Louis and Bill, survivors of an infection that has taken over the city, and turned 99% of the population into zombies.
Your objective, first and foremost is to stay alive, armed with a pistol, machine gun or shotgun and a medpack. Your second obective is to get to a safe house, and get through the hoardes of zombies that would love a taste of your flesh.
However, there aren't just your plain old zombies, there are "special infected". These are the big boys of Zombies ;
The Boomer ; a morbidly obese zombie covered in boils who's packed up that much stinking vomit, if he throws up on you, it attracts a hoarde of zombies, who love nothing more than a non infected human covered in sick.
The Smoker ; A tall zombie with a deformed face, who coughs like someone who smokes 100 a day, with a lovely green smoke around him when he does so. He has a super long tongue, if he grabs you with it, he can drag you for up to 100metres or more. So watch your back, once he's got you up close to him and wrapped his tongue around you, he'll claw the hell out of you, only your team mates can free you from his grasp.
The Hunter ; The worst of the special infected. He crawls along the floor, walls and roofs of the streets, then he pounces, you'll be lucky to hear him before he leaps, as when he does so, he screatches like a banshee. Once he's on top of you, you havn't got long, he tears at your body with his claws and literally shreds you to bits.
The Witch ; She's not so bad, unless you disturb her. You'll know when one is around, as you'll hear her sobbing, but spotting her is the hardest bit without disturbing her. When you do spot her, she'll be crouched over sobbing away, but when you disturb her, she soon gets up, and with one hit, she'll swipe you to the ground and rip you to shreds.
The Tank ; The worst out of the special infected. A highly mutated special infected, he's big, bad and seriously ugly. He can throw concrete, and even cars at you. If he manages to hit you, he'll knock you flying, just make sure you've got plenty of ammo to kill him.
There are 4 campaigns in the game, No Mercy, Death Toll, Blood Harvest and Dead Air.
Each campaign has 5 levels, 4 of which your objective will be to reach the safe room, where you can stock up on ammo, and health before continuing onto the next part of the campaign. The 5th part of every campaign is a final stand, in which you will fight off hoardes of zombies and special infected, until your rescue vehicle arrives.
You can play the game single player, computer AI will control the other 3 characters. You can also play it co-operatively with 3 other people on your xbox, or 3 people online, the ability to do this makes the game so good, so you'll never be alone in the fight for survival.
There is also an online Versus mode, in which teams take it in turn, to be the special infected, or the survivors. If you choose to be the special infected, your chosen at random to be any of the special infected, apart from the Witch. This mode of multiplayer is awesome fun, tearing shreds out of people when your a hunter is fantastic! haha
Now its time for the bad points of the game, there aren't many don't worry. One of the main problems, is that the levels are too short, I completed the game in a couple of hours, theres the option to do it again on harder difficulties of course.
Also the online versus game, has you playing only on 2 of the campaigns instead of all 4. So again, it can become quite reppetative having to repeat the same levels over again.
This should all change pretty soon though, the popularity of the game, and the only multiplayer, has got the developers making new campaigns and maps, which will be available soon to download from the Xbox Live Marketplace.
The only other bad point, is the computer AI, I've found even when on the Easy difficulty setting, there are silly amounts of Tanks, which absolutely anihalate you. There has been alot of points made about this on the Xbox forums, so hopefully soon this will be sorted out.
Overall I'd rate the game 9/10, graphics are good, sounds are awesome, movement fantastic etc. The only downsides are the ones I've stated above.
Thanks for reading, and good luck trying to survive!