developer: Valve Software
publisher: Valve Corporation
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet, players: 1-8
Left 4 Dead 2: The Sacrifice for PC and X360 is an expansion pack compatible both with Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2. The Sacrifice is a prequel to another DLC - The Passing. The expansion was created by Valve. For those of you who donít know Ė Left 4 Dead is a cooperation-oriented, zombie-themed shooter game requiring four players to survive attacks of the undead. Although the game was designed specifically to deliver a multiplayer experience, one can still play solo, accompanied by AI-controlled characters.
Plot & Mechanics
The players assume roles of the survivors from the first Left 4 Dead game, who have travelled to the southern part of the United States. The group will have to face severe difficulties, as the zombies are getting more aggressive and the overall number of them is constantly increasing. This means that one of the team-members may have to sacrifice their life to save the group in the dramatic finale. However, the players are the ones to decide which of the characters is to make the titular sacrifice.
Although Left 4 Dead 2: The Sacrifice for PC and X360 is compatible with both the two installments in the L4D series, the two versions are different. The owners of the first installment receive the entire campaign from The Sacrifice with the maps playable also in the Versus and Survival modes. On the other hand, Left 4 Dead 2 players can enjoy a set of bonus missons known as No Mercy - it is a popular fragment of the original Left 4 Dead. Both the campaign and the No Mercy mission set are compatible with the Versus, Survival and Scavenge modes, including weapons available only in Left 4 Dead 2.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB (GeForce 7600 or better), 7.5 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7