Left 4 Dead: Critics Choice Edition
It?s been almost 5 months since the release of Valve?s critically acclaimed zombie shooter Left 4 Dead and the game is still as hard to put down as it was when it first debuted. This gamer in particular has barely left his room since I acquired a plasma TV, TV mounts, and Left 4 Dead this holiday season. If you have not had the pleasure of playing this game, Left 4 Dead pits 4 survivors of a mysterious global infection in a battle for survival against a seemingly endless horde or rampaging killing machines. What sets this game apart from previous zombie shooters is the level of teamwork that is required and the games online multi player modes.
You and 3 of your friends from anywhere in the world can team up and combine your efforts to make it to various rescue points in 4 different movie themed levels. Some of the games environments include a hospital, a farmhouse, a subway tunnel, a city street, and an airport. Valve has also announced that they plan to release new levels as downloadable content in the not too distant future, which should breathe new life into a game that already has fantastic replay value. Left 4 Dead is insanely addicting as playing the same level through can have dramatically different results, as your predators congregate in random areas every time you play. A section that was once considered a safe zone may now be crawling with an ungodly horde, making the game a more exciting and less repetitive than others.
The game is an early front runner for Game or the Year and Valve is set to release a Critics Choice Edition in the coming weeks that will hopefully include new game modes and levels. This way the extra content will be available to those who don?t have Xbox Live. Many are also hoping that this new edition of Left 4 Dead will feature a drop in price, but only time will tell.