Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

Zombies run wild in Left 4 Dead, a gory first person shooter that challenges you to survive hordes of flesh eaters. You and three other players, either human or computer controlled, explore four post apocalyptic environments where teamwork makes the difference between life and death. Armed with shotguns, assault rifles and a few med packs, you'll withstand the onslaught by healing your comrades, rescuing them and watching each other's backs. Although we zipped through the four "movies" in less than five hours, we can't stop playing co-operatively with friends via online play and competing against others in the thrilling Survivors vs. Infected, a four-on-four multiplayer mode where monsters attempt to slaughter their gun-wielding adversaries. Shot-gunning hundreds of zombies and watching their heads and limbs explode rarely gets old, especially after a long day at work. Whether or not you should purchase the game, however, may depend on your platform of choice. PC users can snag it for less than $50, while Xbox 360 owners need to shell out $60 for a game that, while incredibly addictive, has a handful of options. So while it's short on content, Left 4 Dead's frantic blasting makes it one of the year's coolest horror games.

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