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Left 4 Dead 2 (Xbox 360)

89
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.4
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.5
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.6
Overall MobyScore (13 votes) 3.4


The Press Says

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100
newbreview.com
Amazing, takes one of the best games of last year and improves on it, I will be playing this game for the next few years (until Left 4 Dead 3 comes out) just about everything in the game is perfectly designed and perfectly balanced. It is worth noting that if you do not have online access you will only have access to 1/5thof the total content. It is designed to be played online with friends so if you have internet access and have friends then you need this game.
100
Xboxygen
Left 4 Dead 2 arrive à renouveler, avec une facilité déconcertante, l’intérêt du concept de Left 4 Dead premier du nom. Tellement d’ajouts et de modifications ont été apportés qu’il serait plus qu’indécent et incorrect de le qualifier d’add-on ou de DLC. Left 4 Dead 2 est un vrai jeu, une vraie suite qui, encore une fois, remplit son pari d’offrir une expérience de jeu à la fois fun, intense et différente de ce que propose la concurrence. Si vous avez adoré le premier, vous idolâtrerez cette suite en tous points supérieure. Et si vous n’avez jamais voulu ou pu aborder Left 4 Dead, il serait temps de vous y mettre pour ne pas passer à côté d’un petit bijou de fun et de convivialité qui pourrait bien combler vos longues soirées pendant quelques années.
100
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
It’s hard to go wrong with Left 4 Dead 2. It’s wonderfully exciting, offers fantastic gameplay, and has a replay value that might be unparalleled. For any gamer you know this is a must-buy this holiday season if you want to see a smile on their face.
91
GameZone
This is my favorite multiplayer game of all time. If I had another child I would name it Ellis whether it was a boy or girl.
90
GameSpy
When it was first announced, I thought Left 4 Dead 2 was nothing more than a glorified expansion. After having spent hours with it -- and many more to come -- I appreciate the sequel's major and subtle differences. I'm not ready to shelf my copy of the original just yet, but I honestly can't see myself going back to it when L4D2 is superior in virtually every way.
90
Thunderbolt Games
The fundamentals may not have changed so drastically, but Valve has taken a look at how players performed in the first game and tailored the sequel to challenge them and develop new, interesting strategies to combat the infected. There’s much more crammed in than the original with more additions coming down the pipeline. Left 4 Dead 2 is an insanely fun co-op and competitive online experience, and that’s a great similarity to have with the original.
90
411mania.com
So you thought the original Left 4 Dead had gotten everything right? Get Left 4 Dead 2 and see how wrong you were. Left 4 Dead 2 takes the original game and turns everything up to eleven, while adding in great new options, gameplay, weapons and the most epic campaigns I've ever played. If you love FPSes, wild frenetic action, zombies or any combination of the three, you're going to want this game.
90
IGN
Whether or not Left 4 Dead 2 is for you really depends on your level of exposure and affinity for the style of hardcore team-focused gameplay Valve is offering here. If you’re still interested in the gameplay, then you’re going to enjoy every aspect of the sequel since it’s improved in all areas, from available game modes to strength of character and personality to replayability and its visual style. After playing, you’ll find it impossible to go back to the first game. Though plenty of other games offer co-operative gameplay against mobs of computer-controlled foes, no other game emphasizes teamwork as strongly as this, and few other games are as satisfying when you’re able to pull through successfully, particularly when competing in Versus mode against four human-controlled boss zombies. If you saw the original and were always curious to try it out, then by all means get the sequel. It is, without a doubt, the better game.
90
Blend Games
Left 4 Dead 2 doesn't have that "new game smell" that the original did upon its release, but it stands head and shoulders above its predecessor as an all-around superior product because of its vastly broader scope of usable items, weapons, enemies, levels, modes, and mission variation. A quick run through all the campaigns will only take about five hours, but the meat of this package lies in the multiplayer modes, all of which are better than ever. Fans of the first game would be missing out if they didn't give L4D2 a spin, and newcomers have picked a great time to get into the series. This is a perfect example of how to do a video game sequel the right way.
90
GameSpot
Though it comes a mere one year after the original, Left 4 Dead 2 is a much better game and much better value. The new campaigns and unique game modes offer more variety and more longevity, while all the other additions and tweaks make the already great gameplay even more enjoyable. Even the AI has improved a little bit, and while they still aren't big on using pipe bombs or Molotovs and are prone to missteps, they seem to have a better grasp of tactics and will follow you a bit more closely. Still, Left 4 Dead 2 is best enjoyed with friends. Every mode allows two-player splitscreen and is seamlessly integrated online. Though the core gameplay remains pretty much the same, there is more than enough new content and improved action to make this zombie apocalypse highly recommendable.
87
Fragland.net
If may be clear: if you like shooters and co-op and have never played the first Left 4 Dead then this one is an absolute must. Those that do have the original will find more variation, better and more atmospheric campaigns, a more extensive amount of modes and content, and most of all a new load of fantastic and addictive (co-op) gameplay in this sequel. Get it!
87
Xbox360Achievements
Yes, it’s all very familiar, but you won’t regret paying the cash for what is the best co-operative multiplayer experience around. Don’t be fooled though, this is still Left 4 Dead, and if you weren’t a fan of the original, we very much doubt the variety and larger scope is going to change that.
85
Meristation
Left 4 Dead 2 ha ido arrastrando el cartel de expansión desde que se anunció su existencia. Pero lo cierto es que es una secuela. Además, de mucha calidad. Mantiene la mecánica jugable de su primera parte, algo lógico teniendo en cuenta que ésta funciona a las mil maravillas. Pero los añadidos son muchos y no se convierten en una simple suma de nuevos objetos o posibilidades, si no que significan una experiencia jugable mejor. La evolución está a todos niveles. Los nuevos enemigos suponen nuevos retos, primero por sus propias características y después por el hecho combinarse con los infectados originales; las armas permiten soluciones ante estos nuevos retos y el diseño de niveles ha ganado en complejidad y variedad. El resultado final es que se ha potenciado todavía más la experiencia cooperativa, clave del éxito de esta franquicia.
85
GamersGlobal
Keine Frage, Left 4 Dead 2 macht genauso viel Spaß wie der erste Teil. Das Spielprinzip funktioniert immer noch blendend und die wenigen Neuerungen, darunter vor allem die zwei neuen Spielmodi, erweitern den Titel sinnvoll um einige Stunden Spielspaß. Trotzdem fühlt sich das gesamte Spiel für Veteranen nicht wie ein vollwertiger Nachfolger an, da es unter dem Strich nur mehr vom Gleichen ist.
80
Jeuxvideo.com
Difficile de mettre en défaut cette suite qui fait carton plein sur tous les tableaux. Il est vrai que cette version 360 n'est pas aussi au point techniquement que son homologue PC, mais le jeu s'avère cependant plus riche, mieux ficelé et plus intense que son prédécesseur. Au fond, Left 4 Dead 2 représente bien l'expérience coopérative ultime que nous espérions découvrir. Si certains éprouvent encore quelques doutes, sachez qu'ils n'ont plus vraiment lieu d'être : Valve ne s'est pas moqué de nous et livre une nouvelle référence. Nous ne sommes pas près de goûter à nouveau à une nuit de sommeil complète.
75
The Video Game Critic
Does it get tiresome mowing down endless waves of rampaging undead? Yeah, but Left 4 Dead 2 has a nice pick-up-and-play quality that's satisfying in short spurts.
75
The Review Busters
Online gaming is the way to go and developers know this. Left 4 Dead 2 is a straight forward online title that you can play offline if you hate playing with idiots. If you plan on playing this game online only with friends then buy it. However if you are just buying it because of the buzz its gotten and don’t plan on going online then you better look else where because Left 4 Dead 2 will disappoint you.