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Friday, October 15, 2010
Left 4 Dead 2 Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

Macworld recently posted a new review of Valve Software's Left 4 Dead 2. In the zombie filled action sequel players once again attempt to survive against hordes of undead with the help of a few friends. Macworld gave the game a score of 4.5 out of 5 mice.

From the review:

Unlike the original, Left 4 Dead 2 actually has a linear plot. The four survivors this time are trying to escape the zombie apocalypse in the Deep South. Starting around Savannah, Georgia, the four fight their way through a shopping mall, a zombie-infested carnival, a sugar mill, flooded homes and swamps and eventually to an evacuation point in New Orleans.

Fans of the original game were sad to see that Bill, Francis, Louis, and Zoe weren’t in the sequel, but Valve has recently released downloadable content with new campaigns for the original cast. They’re a mixed bag (The Passing had some great segments but the climax of The Sacrifice could have had some more epic set pieces) but reveal that Valve deeply cares about its fans and the characters it has created. You can also check out the beautifully drawn Web comic that explains the back story of all four characters and the tragic ending that is The Sacrifice.

Count me as one of the dedicated fans of the series who wasn’t sold on the change of scenery to the Deep South or the new characters. But after playing through several of the campaigns (each taking about an hour), I’ve actually found myself coming back to those missions more than the original. The four new characters are all compelling and the voice-acting is top-notch (I especially enjoy Coach's banter).

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