this game is gonna be legendary and i agree i would lov to see off co-op. this game is gonna make me piss my pants:P!!!
It's you and three others against hordes of zombies in this thrilling cooperative multiplayer action game.
The zombie genre feels like it has exploded in recent years. There have been zombie movies galore (28 Weeks Later, Land of the Dead), a book (World War Z), as well as games (Dead Rising, Stubbs the Zombie). Into this fray comes Left 4 Dead, a cooperative multiplayer action game built on Valve's Source engine and made by Turtle Rock, the developer responsible for Counter-Strike: Condition Zero. It's fast-paced, it's gory, and it looks pretty cool.
There's a premise to Left 4 Dead that seems reminiscent of the plots of the movies 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later. Basically, a mutated rabies infection breaks out, and it turns human beings into zombies. These aren't the traditional, slow, shambling mobs, but rather the sprinting, leaping, and terrifying kind of zombies. However, as is the case with many biological infections, a small percentage of the population is immune for some reason, and you'll play as one of the survivors trying to escape a zombie-infested Los Angeles. And you won't play alone, as you can battle alongside three other players online.
You can play as one of four distinct characters in the game. There's Francis, the biker; Zoey, the teenager; Bill, the Vietnam veteran; and Louis, the retail manager. Each character can use all the weapons in the game; the idea isn't to segregate each character into a specific weapons class, like the sniper, the close-quarters guy, the heavy machine gunner, and so on. Instead, it's a desperate fight for survival using everything you can grab against seemingly endless zombie hordes. The game's built-in "director" will populate the path in front of you with zombies, and it'll intelligently pace the game, so there will be eerie lulls and then all heck will break lose and the hordes will be upon you.
The action can get pretty intense. In addition to the regular zombies, there are mutated zombies that have special abilities. The boomer zombie can project vomit that can blind you, and it explodes in a shower of gore when killed. The hunter is a highly agile zombie that can climb walls and leap around, and it can knock a character down onto the ground. If it does that to you, a teammate will have to shoot it off of you, as you'll be helpless. Oh, and the hunter can go invisible if motionless. The smoker is a zombie with an incredibly long tongue that it uses as a whip, grabbing characters by the neck and hanging them. The tank is a huge, lumbering zombie that can pick up cars and other massive objects and toss them at you. Then there's the witch, a bit of a Trojan horse in that she looks like a regular zombie, but can kill in a single hit and is as tough to take down as a tank.
Against these zombies, you'll have access to a wide range of modern-day firearms, from shotguns, pistols, assault rifles, and more. You'll need them, though. If you're killed, it's okay so long as other members of your party are still alive. That's because they'll find another survivor that is trapped in a locked room, which is basically how you respawn in the game. But if everyone in the party is killed, then obviously there's no one to rescue any survivors.
As the game is built on the Source engine, it looks very sharp and along the lines of Half-Life 2. There's a gritty, realistic feel to it, since it is set in a contemporary world, and it looks like a heck of a lot of fun. Left 4 Dead could very well be the zombie game to look out for when it ships later this year.
This game looks awesome. i agree it should def be 3rd person. the actionb would be better that way. regardless im still looking foward to it and im sure it will scare the crap out of me
This game would be 1 gajillion times better if it were in 3rd person. Or if you had the option at least.
this game looks of the heezy its going to be soo fun to shoot the heck aot of zombies coming for you with your friends sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
This game is going to be so sweet! I love the idea of fast moving zombies and the way that they travel in groups and can just pop out from around corners.
i hope for offline co-op too. i think this is a msut have game for 08. and it would be cool to have 8 player onlnie co-op.
Granted these aren't the stereo typical zombies created in George Romero's movies, but I like the concept for fast moving zombies being an infection of sorts that mutates the human. And while I don't play online games, I just might so that I can enjoy this with others.
People keep thinking that in the movies 28 Days and Weeks Later the infected are "Zombies." They aren't, they are better than zombies because they are actual people, just mad insane. This game approaches that type of infected, and to be honest, it is way more challenging than fighting a slow-moving, easy to kill, zombie.
I love working together in co-op, and four players, and zombies?/?!!! whoa baby this one could be good.
[QUOTE="Shroomiz"]i think im in love...[/QUOTE] :lol: Yeah, i feel the same way about this game, it sounds awesome.
:0 ive been waiting so long for some thing like this i didnt really like resident evil or silent hill on ps1 because i would always play it alone and a few bits made me jump but now u can play it with your friends yipee oh yeaa im a massive fan of the source engine so graphic are gonna be awsome-o
AnFangs_Endes.....you are a retard the game isn't made by EA at all, its made by turtle rock studios....where did you get EA from?!?
i was going to comment awhile ago, but for some reason it said i had to sign up. any way this game looks freaking sweet!
- Release Date: Nov 21, 2008 (EU)
- PEGI: 18+
- Release Date: Nov 21, 2008 (EU)
- PEGI: 18+
- Release Date: Oct 27, 2010 (EU)
- PEGI: 18+