300 Word Review - Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead is an online cooperative first-person shooter that pits four survivors against hordes of swarming zombies.
The object of the game is to defend each other as you make your way through a campaign until you reach a rescue vehicle. Teamwork is an important part of the game because there are certain kinds of 'special' infected that can pin you and only your team-mates can save you.
The game is controlled by a system called the 'AI director' which monitors each survivor's stress level and changes the game to work with it, such as spawning health packs if you're nearly dead or a mob of zombies if your proceeding at a nice pace. This system is necessary to game play because it provides nearly infinite re-playability to each of the four hour-long campaigns. No two playthroughs will ever be the same.
There are three modes to play. They are the campaign, versus and survival modes. In campaign mode, you and your three friends will have to simply go through a campaign made up of five maps. Versus mode is similar to the campaign except it is split into two teams, one made up of survivors and the other made up of special infected whose job it is to hinder the survivor's progress. Survival mode place you in a small 'arena' based on locations in the campaign and sends an infinite amount of zombies at you. The object is to survive for as long as possible.
Left 4 Dead is one of the best cooperative games available and is definitely a must-buy.