Left 4 Dead is an upcoming multiplayer co-op survival horror FPS by Valve Corporation. The game has been built using Valve’s Source engine and will be available on Steam and the Xbox 360.

Left 4 Dead pits four human playable or AI controlled survivors of an apocalyptic pandemic against hordes of aggressive zombies. These zombies are similar to those seen in “28 Weeks Later” (the scary kind). The Survivors’ goal is to help each other make it through various scenarios to safety. The Infected are controlled by an AI that dynamically balances difficulty and mood depending on the players’ progress and situation. In an alternate game mode, human players can control up to four mutated Boss Infected with special abilities and cooperate to stop the Survivor players.

Left 4 Dead is being released November 18, 2008 and a public demo was released on November 6th for pre-purchasers and will be available for the general public on November 11 for both systems. The demo contains the first one and a half maps of the “No Mercy” campaign and is playable in both single player and multi-player.  I recently played the L4D demo and it is absolutely amazing. The graphics are top-notch and the experience is absolutely terrifying. Check out screen shots from the demo.

 

Sometimes you need your teammates to save you.

 

this poor lady  ran into my shotgun…head first.

 

For more information visit the main webpage:

http://www.l4d.com/

 

ps. my steam name is “Zero Echo”.  Good luck hunting!