Gaming Game Play & Streaming Left 4 Dead 2 Zombie Apocalypse Game by Michael Klappenbach Writer Former Lifewire writer Michael Klappenbach is an IT professional and an expert on games and gaming equipment. our editorial process Michael Klappenbach Updated on July 01, 2019 Valve Corporation Game Play & Streaming Consoles & PCs Cheats & Codes Gaming Services Game Play & Streaming Mobile Gaming Tweet Share Email The Left 4 Dead 2 demo was released back in November 2009 by Valve Corporation two weeks prior to the release of the full version of the game hit Steam. The demo was initially launched for those who pre-ordered the game and was not readily available for general public download until November 3rd. The demo was available for both the PC and Xbox 360 and includes a part of the "Parish" campaign that's set in New Orleans. It provides support for up to four players in the co-operative multiplayer mode and includes all of the melee weapons and infected zombies that are included in the full version of the game. At the time of this writing, the Left 4 Dead 2 demo is not available from Steam any longer, but the full version of the game is available for a reasonable price and can be found on Steam for under $20. Steam also features a number of promotions and sales which make the price even lower. Physical copies of the game can also be found Amazon.com for very reasonable pricing making the need for the Left 4 Dead 2 demo unnecessary. About Left 4 Dead 2 Left 4 Dead 2 is a co-operative multiplayer survival horror game that pits two teams of four players against each other as one team takes on the role of survivors of a zombie apocalypse while the other team takes on the role of four special zombies. The objective of the survivors is to fight their way through the onslaught of zombies in hopes of at least one survivor making it to the safe zone or extraction point. The objective of the zombie players is to stop and defeat all four survivors using any means possible. The team to complete their objective first is the winner of the round and roles are flipped so each team will play as zombies and survivors. Left 4 Dead 2 covers a different set of survivors and environments from the original Left 4 Dead. Set in New Orleans and the surrounding area, players will experience both urban fighting with close quarters combat as well as more open outdoor landscapes. While the game is a survival horror/zombie game it is played from the first person perspective and is also considered a first-person shooter. In addition to firearms such as assault rifles, shotguns, pistols and machine guns players also have a wide array of melee weapons such as crowbar, katana sword, chainsaw and more. The four survivors in Left 4 Dead 2 include: Coach, a former professional football prospect turned high school football coach due to a bad knee; Rochelle, a reporter from a local New Orleans TV station whose dream of hitting the network news may come true with the spread of the zombie infection, that is if the infection is stopped; Ellis, a twenty-something car mechanic; and Nick, a gambler and conman who'll need to use all the tricks of the trade to get out of the current mess he's in. The infected/zombies that players will control include: Jockey, a lanky zombie who uses a leaping grab to take hold of an unsuspecting survivor and tries to pull them away from others and towards zombies to be taken down; Charger, a giant zombie who charges and stuns survivors as his main attack; Spitter, spits a green substance or bile from a great distance and causes continuous damage for a certain amount of time until it dissipates anyone caught in the path of the spit is in for a world of hurt; and the hunter, who pounces on survivors and pins them to the ground as he tries to rip them to shreds. About Left 4 Dead Series The Left 4 Dead series contains two full games, Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 as well as a total of five DLCs. Two for each game and another DLC that was released for both. The games in the series follow roughly the same timeline but are set in two different cities/locations with four unique characters. The two sets of characters do cross paths in the Left 4 Dead 2 The Passing DLC.