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Left 4 Dead Demo Forthcoming

Arrgh! Zombies!

THRILLER!
Ever since I got my first hands-on taste of Left 4 Dead at E3, Valve's team-based zombie-murder simulator has shot to the top of my must-play list. The interdependence of the gritty archetypal characters; the surprisingly speedy ferocity of the zombie horde; and heck, even the last-stand action of killing as many zombies as you can armed with just a handgun when you're on death's door--this is basically my ideal for how a zombie game should feel.

You too can know the exhilarating terror of too many zombies and not enough bullets, hopefully sooner than later. According to an interview with Valve's Gabe Newell on VideoGamer.com, a demo of Left 4 Dead is in the works for both the PC and Xbox 360. The demo will feature both single-player and online co-op play, and while it's not yet decided what section of the game will be featured in the demo, Gabe mentions the Hospital level that's been shown off to the press already, which makes a certain amount of sense. Giving more people a chance to experience the panic of Left 4 Dead can only be a good thing, though my only concern is that the demo actually drops before the game's November 21 release date. Seriously, putting out demos after the game's already on shelves seems to miss the whole point.
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Posted by Ryan
THRILLER!
Ever since I got my first hands-on taste of Left 4 Dead at E3, Valve's team-based zombie-murder simulator has shot to the top of my must-play list. The interdependence of the gritty archetypal characters; the surprisingly speedy ferocity of the zombie horde; and heck, even the last-stand action of killing as many zombies as you can armed with just a handgun when you're on death's door--this is basically my ideal for how a zombie game should feel.

You too can know the exhilarating terror of too many zombies and not enough bullets, hopefully sooner than later. According to an interview with Valve's Gabe Newell on VideoGamer.com, a demo of Left 4 Dead is in the works for both the PC and Xbox 360. The demo will feature both single-player and online co-op play, and while it's not yet decided what section of the game will be featured in the demo, Gabe mentions the Hospital level that's been shown off to the press already, which makes a certain amount of sense. Giving more people a chance to experience the panic of Left 4 Dead can only be a good thing, though my only concern is that the demo actually drops before the game's November 21 release date. Seriously, putting out demos after the game's already on shelves seems to miss the whole point.
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Posted by OmegaPirate

ZOMBIES are so fu**ing cool - i could kill them all day - this game will rule regardless of what you play it on!!

Zombies - win
Guns - win
Ex Condition zero developers - win
Co-op teamplay - win
Awesome concept - WIN

Posted by Wade_Wilson

This game is gonna be awesome, get your shotguns ready!~

Posted by duxup

It is Valve, their games and Steam are awesome, but what are the chances of this actually hitting that release date?

Posted by Mexalen

yesssssss! ...erm Braaains.

Posted by p4ddym1607

I wonder should i upgrade my PC to play this game. Looks interesting.

Posted by CaleShepard

this looks really good, but it'll be one of those games that when your parents walk in they are like, "I thought I raised you better than this" lol

Posted by Kohe321

YES awesome! This game is going to rock!

Posted by Midgar

It seems crazy that the game and the demo come out the same time, you would think they would want the demo out there so people pre-order. Hopefully this demo comes out before the game, it looks sick.

Posted by TMThomsen

Valve = win. No matter what.

Posted by GalvanizedNails

funy, I had a dream about a left 4 dead demo in science class today, I just hope it comes out maybe late October

Posted by DaBigDawg

Where is Gravity Gun?

Posted by RHCPfan24

Looks cool.  Very promising game that should work. I hope.

Posted by mrfluke
im hearing so much of this gamme so i wanna see what the big hype is about so im excited to check out the demo i hope its soon let it knock the disappointing force unleashed demo off as most downloaded demo
Posted by Sharpshooter

They just need to release a patch so I can play Source powered games on Vista and I'll be able to Rest in peace. Only to rise again and eat the person next to me.

Posted by DukeTogo

I'm just glad this game will break the cycle of way-too-long-in-development-Source-game.  It only took a few years instead of ten, even though it's a glorified TC mod, but then again so is every Valve game.

Posted by p0tet

where is the news for a ps3 port? my pc couldnt possibly run this! i soo want to play this game!

Posted by Torb

Umm...demo not coming out earlier than the game is an epic fail. But whatever...better than nothing.
Maybe they are convinced the demos make people less inclined to buy games...as has happened to me quite frequently in the past O.o

Posted by Scooper

I'm buying this game no matter what anyway, I don't even know if I want a demo, I play alot of the Half-Life 2 mod 'Zombie Master' which is basicaly the poor mans Left 4 Dead.

Posted by CleverLoginName

I'm a fan of all things Valve, but I'm a little girl when it comes to zombies, maybe the demo will sway me.

Posted by OneEyedNinja7

@Torb

Ryan didn't confirm that the demo would be post-game. He just said that he hope it didn't come out after the game did.

Posted by Gizmo

Theres no point in me trying to sum up how pumped I am about this game.