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From the makers of Half Life, one of the best games ever made comes an exciting new survival game called Left For Dead, Combines tactics with the fun of ridding the world of the infected brings the gamer in me alive. There are two different types of game play. Campaign with 4 survivors and four players on one server, then there’s my favorite campaign, 4 humans and 4 zombies. The four zombie players are not just your everyday flesh eating monsters no they’re special and they rotate when you play as them. So I am going to tell you how to avoid them if you’re the human. Or how to be the best zombie you can be.

  1. The Tank:


    Your job as the tank is to beat the ever living hell out of anything alive you can find. This is one monster you don’t want to hide or camp around because if you don’t attack a human then you lose control and another zombie gains it. The tank has two ability’s, it can do what it does best and hit the survivors so hard they fly back 6feet, or grab a large chunk of earth and throw it anywhere it pleases.


    If you’re a survivor the best way to kill this tank is to group together run shoot and if possible throw a pipe bomb into him, or if none of this is available, RUN!



  2. The Smoker:


    Have you ever thought it would be cool to be a zombie sniper? If do then valve has just made this zombie for you. The smoker can grab survivors from long distances and pull them away from the group. He is my least favorite. The only way to successfully play as a smoke is to continually find players who stray from the group.


    As a survivor you’ll have a small window of time to shoot the smoker before he gets you after that only your team can save you. The smoker has an easy to recognize sound and green smoke rising from his body.

  3. The Hunter:

    The hunter is my second favorite. When playing as the hunter you have the ability to leap far distances, run faster than the horde, and pounce on a survivor. When you’re lucky enough to pounce on a survivor you savagely beat them. Like the smoker your best bet is to find anyone who is isolated once you jump on them there’s no escape. But be cautious other survivors can shove you off of their friends and kill you. The main issue I’ve found with this guy is you have the ability to jump so high you can get out of the map. When you’re a survivor the best way to outlast the hunter is by staying in a group this way if he does pounce on you your friends will shove him off and kill him.




  4. The Boomer:


    The Boomer is my favorite L4D zombie. In Halo you had the exploding flood, in L4D you get this fat guy that can vomit or explode on a survivor. When the Boomer booms you better watch out, it attracts the horde. If you haven’t figured it out the horde is the general population of the infection. The best strategy I’ve found with the Boomer is to hide behind corners or under the stairs. This way you catch them by surprise, if you’re not able to puke on them you explode on them.


    When you’re a survivor the best way to avoid the Boomer is to push him back then shoot because the horde can be devastating with enough reinforcements.


    There is one more zombie that you might want to know about but you cannot play as she can rip apart you whole team literally her name is





  5. The Witch:

    When you hear sobbing quickly turn off your flash lights and don’t make too much noise because that most likely means there is a witch nearby. She will not harm you unless you startle her. If you do run, she can be as hard to kill as the tank and even more vicious. The most obvious and easiest way to beat the witch when you’re a survivor is to go around her but if that isn’t available just shoot her till she drops.


    Tip: An easy way to spot her is her eyes, they glow red and can light a small room.


The game has great graphics. I score it a 5/5 for the fun factor. The campaign and vs. mode are the same, as a suggestion to Valve I would make the vs. mode more like cs:s zombie mod and make large maps where survivors must hid and kill all the infected before the zombies do the same to them. Other than that Great job Valve I’m awaiting for your next game. This game scores 4/5 on my gamablility scale.

Pictures from and the official left for dead website


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