Just few days after the Left 4 Dead 2 demo released to those had pre-ordered it, the demo is finally released to public to download and play.
About the game
The Left 4 Dead 2 demo features gameplay taken from “The Parish” campaign, set in the New Orleans French Quarter. Playable by 1 to 4 players over local or Internet connections, the demo features new melee weapons and all the new boss infected zombies included in the full product.
Supported OS: Windows® 7 / Vista / Vista64 / XP
Processor: Pentium 4 3.0GHz
Memory: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista
Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card with 128 MB, Shader model 2.0. ATI X800, NVidia 6600 or better
Hard Drive: At least 7.5 GB of free space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Please be aware that you need to have Valve Steam application installed to download and install the demo. It takes around 3GB+ hard disk space after installation.
Left 4 Dead was one of my favourite game to play with my friend during gaming time. It really needs a lot of co-operation from all players in order to survive from all the zombies’ attacks. However, it easily get bored as it doesn’t have much weapons to choose (although sometimes less weapon choice is more challenging), and it only has a few special zombie characters. I had downloaded and played it for first round, which consist only two levels in one chapter. First impression for me is it is like almost the same as L4D, but it has better graphic and it is brighter of course (the demo stage is set in evening time if not mistaken). Weapons has more choice and melee weapons are finally available in L4D2. More special zombies, such as charger, jockey and some other which I can’t remember their name at the moment, with all the legend zombies from L4D. Overall it seems to me L4D2 is just merely an upgrade for L4D as the engine used is the same I presumed, but I shall give my own review after a few rounds more with it. If you can’t wait to try, go ahead and download and install it. Enjoy!