X360 Tuesday, November 11, 2008 | 5:41 PM

Left 4 Dead demo up

Left 4 Dead demo up

Valve and EA just put online the demo of Left 4 Dead on the Marketplace. I'll capture a video now, and here's a few images to start with.
Update: Gameplay video added.


Demo gameplay

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Commented on 2008-11-11 18:14:46
Downloading now, thanks for the heads up!
Commented on 2008-11-11 18:32:54
Wow, the source engine is beginning to look really outdated. So little detail and poor textures.
Commented on 2008-11-11 19:04:41 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
Wow, the source engine is beginning to look really outdated. So little detail and poor textures.
I'll agree that after almost 5 years it's time for Valve to come up with a new engine (HL2:EP3 will probably be the last Source release for them).. But I'll also wait to judge L4D on graphics after I've seen and played the PC version, because just like the Source engine the current consoles are also starting to show their age (compared to PC)..
Commented on 2008-11-11 19:10:41
Maybe so but it still doesn't take away the fact that the game is bloody loads of fun, even better with a m+k/b :)

Already pre-ordered mine and cant wait, so much potential this game has, what with the modding scene etc.
Commented on 2008-11-11 19:13:03
oh damn it, for a moment there i thought it was the pc version.:( valve are being really mean to us pc gamers, i pre-ordered my copy from play.com, not valve.
isn't the pc demo supposed to go public today???
Commented on 2008-11-11 19:13:12
Graphics are still great. Action is even better :)
Commented on 2008-11-11 19:34:30 In reply to jmd749
Posted by jmd749
oh damn it, for a moment there i thought it was the pc version.:( valve are being really mean to us pc gamers, i pre-ordered my copy from play.com, not valve.
isn't the pc demo supposed to go public today???
Yes. I'm not sure what exactly they're waiting for. I've been refreshing Steam all day.
Commented on 2008-11-11 19:48:17 In reply to jmd749
Posted by jmd749
oh damn it, for a moment there i thought it was the pc version.:( valve are being really mean to us pc gamers, i pre-ordered my copy from play.com, not valve.
isn't the pc demo supposed to go public today???
http://store.steampowered.com/app/530/

Tada =)
Commented on 2008-11-11 19:53:09
looks fine graphics wise to me,but the game is more on team work and crazy fun which it suceeds in easily,
great game,
roll on 20th
Commented on 2008-11-11 19:57:19 In reply to Haig07
did you preorder the game???
Posted by GriftGFX
Yes. I'm not sure what exactly they're waiting for. I've been refreshing Steam all day.
me as well, all freaking day, i hate my F5 button now.:D
Commented on 2008-11-11 19:59:44
Ugh, another Gold-only demo? Could you guys please start putting that in the news topic, or does MS have a new demo policy I'm not aware of? I hate having to unhook the PS3 every time this happens only to find out I can't even download the thing.
Commented on 2008-11-11 20:02:30 In reply to broman
Posted by broman
Ugh, another Gold-only demo? Could you guys please start putting that in the news topic, or does MS have a new demo policy I'm not aware of? I hate having to unhook the PS3 every time this happens only to find out I can't even download the thing.
It has been like that for many months, new policy.
Commented on 2008-11-11 20:05:30 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
Wow, the source engine is beginning to look really outdated. So little detail and poor textures.
You wont say that when you actually play it and see 50 zombies running at you, yes running, not limping like most zombies we know and love/hate :D

But it has to be said, this is a game that is meant for the PC :)
Not because its an fps, it just feels better in front of your computer monitor, with headphones on, late at night with a beer or whatever on the desk :)
Commented on 2008-11-11 20:12:57 In reply to broman
Posted by broman
Ugh, another Gold-only demo? Could you guys please start putting that in the news topic, or does MS have a new demo policy I'm not aware of? I hate having to unhook the PS3 every time this happens only to find out I can't even download the thing.
I believe it's a 7 day wait before you can download any demos if you just have the silver account.
Commented on 2008-11-11 20:17:34
Is it online??????
Commented on 2008-11-11 20:20:16
As of now, the PC demo is open to the public.
Commented on 2008-11-11 20:25:48 In reply to Graafke
Posted by Chief17
As of now, the PC demo is open to the public.
SWEEEEEET!!! thanks for the heads up.:D:D:D pc gaming FTW(free online) yay.
now to wait for a 3+GB download*goes to make sandwich, and watch the new family guy episode*
Commented on 2008-11-11 20:59:34 In reply to jmd749
Heh it was around 750MB when I downloaded it.

@ Alvinho, Yes it is online.
Commented on 2008-11-11 21:18:28
now before you all talk about how its too easy, remember that the demo only has the first 2 chapters of the first 5-chapter campaign :)
Commented on 2008-11-11 21:31:38 In reply to Baleur
Its a great game.
Commented on 2008-11-11 22:07:18 In reply to Inflatable
Posted by Inflatable
I'll agree that after almost 5 years it's time for Valve to come up with a new engine (HL2:EP3 will probably be the last Source release for them).. But I'll also wait to judge L4D on graphics after I've seen and played the PC version, because just like the Source engine the current consoles are also starting to show their age (compared to PC)..
Don't make this into a console vs PC topic. The consoles are still very up to date graphics wise. Have you seen Gears of war 2? Far Cry 2? Ofcourse the higher resolution on PC and the extra AA features are missing on consoles, but some games are just more appealing on an 42" HDTV (like Mirror's edge and Grid e.g.). I love all platforms, as long as there are good games on it.
Commented on 2008-11-11 22:13:16
Sorry but the PC as it is now blows the 360 into a pile of poop, still a fairly decent console though ya hear ;)
Commented on 2008-11-11 22:14:52
There are very few games that got better looking character models than this. :)
Commented on 2008-11-11 22:21:00 In reply to aphex187
If you can afford one. My PC as it is now is put to shame by the original Xbox.
Commented on 2008-11-11 23:08:30
It's pretty good fun but the tech looks very dated and really should be retired. I also found the fish eye field of view pretty distracting and made it all look even worse.
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