28 Days Later, changed the way we viewed zombies by introducing audiences to the terrifying running incarnations of the previously slow witted undead we'd come to know and love. The Left 4 Dead series throws you right into the middle of a post apocalyptic world where hordes, yes that's right hordes, of running zombies in their various mutated forms stalk you in the hopes of feeding on your flesh.
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Unlike early Resident Evil titles and Dead Rising, this isn't a game you've got any hopes of surviving alone and it's foolish to try. The first time I played the game I ran away from the group and within seconds I'd been completely overpowered by a whole host of nimble corpses. This is the great thing about Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2, they're true team games and after a short period of time you'll find yourself becoming quite attached to the other members of your merry band, which only adds to your incentive of keeping each other alive as you fight for your continued survival.
The game revolves around a new group of characters consisting of Coach, Nick, Rochelle, and Ellis, and this time around there's a coherent story to gel the different sections together. The items you can carry are either designed to fix you up after fights or dispatch the undead, and there are a fairly reasonable list of weapons to choose from, including the addition of melee weapons.
Another great thing about Left 4 Dead 2 is the AI system, known as the Director, which governs the onslaught of zombies you'll be facing. It analyses how you're playing the game and adjusts things accordingly, which means that if you're progressing fairly rapidly through a section of the game it's likely to get harder or if you're constantly being ripped to pieces it'll hold off on you for a bit. The best thing about this feature is that you'll get a completely unique experience every time you decide to play through a certain section of the game.
If you're looking for a manic encounter with wave after wave of utterly relentless lightning fast zombies, where you'll have to frantically fight tooth and claw with the aid of a few brave friends, then don't hesitate to pick up a copy of Left 4 Dead 2.