Left 4 Dead 2

Released on November 16, 2009 by Valve

Developed by Valve

Set in the zombie apocalypse, Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) is the highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Left 4 Dead, the #1 co-op game of 2008.
This co-operative action horror FPS takes you and your friends through the cities, swamps and cemeteries of the Deep South, from Savannah to New Orleans across five expansive campaigns.
You'll play as one of four new survivors armed with a wide and devastating array of classic and upgraded weapons. In addition to firearms, you'll also get a chance to take out some aggression on infected with a variety of carnage-creating melee weapons, from chainsaws to axes and even the deadly frying pan.
You'll be putting these weapons to the test against (or playing as in Versus) three horrific and formidable new Special Infected. You'll also encounter five new uncommon common infected, including the terrifying Mudmen.
Helping to take L4D's frantic, action-packed gameplay to the next level is AI Director... [Read All]

  • Next generation co-op action gaming from the makers of Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress and Counter-Strike.
  • Over 20 new weapons & items headlined by over 10 melee weapons – axe, chainsaw, frying pan, baseball bat – allow you to get up close with the zombies
  • New survivors. New Story. New dialogue.
  • Five expansive campaigns for co-operative, Versus and Survival game modes.
  • An all new multiplayer mode.
  • Uncommon common infected. Each of the five new campaigns contains at least one new uncommon common zombies which are exclusive to that campaign.
  • AI Director 2.0: Advanced technology dubbed The AI Director drove L4D's unique gameplay – customizing enemy population, effects, and music, based upon the players’ performance. L4D 2 features The AI Director 2.0 which expands the Director’s ability to customize level layout, world objects, weather, and lighting to reflect different times of day.
  • Stats, rankings, and awards system drives collaborative play

The Source 2 engine looks to be coming along nicely. This image looks like a legitimate leak, and it is beautiful.

User "crazy buttocks on a train," who is known for the quality of his information leaks, has posted a screenshot of an internal powerpoint presentation containing screenshots of an updated version of the Plantation level. The image embedded above is a comparison, with the new hotness on the top, and the Left 4 Dead 2 we know and love on the bottom.

Thread here: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=758999

More info: http://www.valvetime.net/threads/source-2-left-4-dead-2-prototype-screenshots-leaked.244266/

The Left 4 Dead 2 Beta has been merged with the standard game giving Linux support and the tools to script your own mutation modes. Mutations are my favorite part of the game as it lets you mix up the gameplay in various ways (ie. M60's with unlimited ammo or swords only). This has already lead to some cool stuff, like a game mode where all the zombies are about as big as smurfs. Lots of cool community content on the way.

More info:

Valve has announced that NEXT WEEK there will be a beta of Left 4 Dead 2 coming to Linux. In addition to testing Linux support they're also testing some new features for modders.

Valve's initial Linux testing was done with Left 4 Dead 2, so I had been wondering why the game was taking so long to get to Linux. Soon, my friends.