We 'ummed' and 'aaaahhh' about putting this one up considering that three merchants are currently selling Valve's zombie-blasting sequel at the price above, but to be able to snaffle Left 4 Dead 2 for under a tenner is really an opportunity that should not be missed at all. If you're a FPS fan then there's really no excuse any more as to why this wouldn't be in your possession. The next price up is over at Amazon for £14.97 meaning that you'll be saving yourselves a very nice £5, a third of that listed price! What are you waiting for? Go and buy it now!
Gameplay is currently out of stock, but the two below are still shipping copies as of Monday morning.
- Click here to buy Left 4 Dead 2 for £9.99 from GAME
- Click here to buy Left 4 Dead 2 for £9.99 from Gamestation
Valve's original combined the disease-outbreak plot of 28 Days Later with the swarming undead hordes of George A. Romero's films and an intuitive virtual AI Director to create a shooter that was jumpy, tense, incredibly gory and unique each time you played it. The sequel is no different. Naysayers will complain that Left 4 Dead 2 is more like Left 4 Dead 1.5, and they'd have a valid point - this game is more or less just a refined, retooling of its predecessor - but that doesn't make it any less fun to play.
If anything, this is the game that the original should have been. If sequels provide opportunities for developers to perfect a formula then there's no arguing with what Valve have done here. There are more Infected character types (terrifyingly, The Witch can now roam around), a whole new set of levels, new multiplayer modes and, satisfyingly, a bunch of new melee weapons that provide endless amounts of visceral OTT fun.
As usual, though, it is the Director that truly stands out, rewarding multiple playthroughs as you creep down sets of stairs where last time you encountered several of the Infected only to find an empty room as the score bubbles ominously before a tank bursts through the wall unexpectedly, sending you screaming behind the couch.
If you are a fan of the genre then you should really look to bag yourself a copy of this, you'd better have a headset, mind.
Thanks to drake57 at HUKD