Left 4 Dead 2

2009 cooperative first-person shooter video game by Valve Corporation

Left 4 Dead 2 is a shooter video game released in 2009. It is the sequel to Left 4 Dead.[1] It was released on November 17, 2009. It made its world premiere at E3 in 2009. Left 4 Dead 2 brings new elements to the game that Let 4 Dead left out in the previous version such as melee weapons, new types of infected, and a story-arc that connects each of the game's five campaigns together. It was banned in Australia,[2] but eventually was un-banned.

Left 4 Dead 2
Developer(s)Valve Corporation
Director(s)Erik Johnson Edit this on Wikidata
Producer(s)Gabe Newell Edit this on Wikidata
Composer(s)Mike Morasky Edit this on Wikidata
SeriesLeft 4 Dead
EngineSource Edit this on Wikidata
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
Xbox 360
Mac OS X
Genre(s)First-person shooter, survival horror
co-op mode Edit this on Wikidata



The main characters in the game are:

  • Coach, a high-school football coach from Savannah, Georgia.
  • Rochelle, a news reporter for a local television station.
  • Ellis, a mechanic from Savannah, Georgia.
  • Nick, a gambler and conman.

New infected added into the game include:

  • The Charger, has one arm larger than the other arm and charges people with it
  • The Spitter, spits acid at survivors and leaves a acid puddle on the ground which burns survivors
  • The Jockey, hops on survivors backs and steers them into danger



Left 4 Dead 2 received strongly positive reviews:

  • GameSpot - 9.0/10 (both Xbox 360 and PC)
  • IGN - 9.0/10 (both Xbox 360 and PC)
  • Gamespy - 4.5/5 (both Xbox 360 and PC)
  • 1UP.com - A (both Xbox 360 and PC)


  1. "Announcing Left 4 Dead 2!". www.l4d.com. 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-24.
  2. "Left 4 Dead 2 refused classification in Australia". www.news.com.au. 2009. Archived from the original on 2012-04-01. Retrieved 2009-11-24.

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