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Left 4 Dead 2 brings its zombies over to the Xbox One backwards compatibility list

Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead (Image credit: Valve )

The Xbox One has added yet another Xbox 360 game to the list of titles that can be played on the console. Valve's co-op zombie shooter Left 4 Dead 2 is the latest game added to the Xbox One backwards compatibility list.

The latest addition was revealed on the Major Nelson Twitter page. First released in 2012, Left 4 Dead 2 pits four characters against a horde of zombies as they try to run from one point to another on maps in several different campaigns. The game can be played by a single player with AI bots controlling the other characters, or by up to four players in online co-op mode. It also includes multiplayer modes where teams of players can control both humans and the zombies.

If you already own the digital copy of Left 4 Dead 2 and also have a Xbox One, it will show up under Ready to Install in your console's Games & Apps section.

28 Comments
  • Actually looking forward for an excuse to pick this one up again. I am in. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Get it on Steam! It goes on sale for $4.99 and the community is still alive and well. :)
  • Didn't know you could play Steam games on the XB1... Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • You can't, he's just suggesting you get the better version. You know, the one you can play at 1080p/60fps
  • So, trolling in other words? Cause I dunno what else you'd call it when commenting on a topic telling the participants to duck what they're considering and do something completely different... PC master race bullshit. Yeah, I get it, my workstation runs rings around my consoles, hell, it could probably run several XB1 games simultaneously. But the thing is, I don't _want_ to play games on my PC. I like playing on my Xbox, on the big screen, with the audio booming from the 7.1 speakers where I can easily pair up with one of my guys or gals right from the comfort of my Stressless. Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  •         actually, Valve games can run on super light hardware. I was only suggesting it because I'd imagine the multiplayer on XB1's L4D2 might be a bit dead. :P    
  • Yeah it pretty much is. You can't get a vs game going with more than 3 people anymore lol  not to mention the fact that half of the maps are missing and are instead "DLC" you have to buy  
  • But it's a 4-player coop game. I have more than 4 people who will play this on their XB1 so any point about the community is moot. Sure, if you don't want to play with AI (which is understandable) and you don't have enough friends to fill a game, okay, you'll rely on a pool of not very many randoms, but the mere fact that the game is now made available on the XB1 thru backwards compatibility will surely boost those numbers a bit.
  • I don't think you know what Trolling is.​ All he suggested is he get the version with a bigger community who actually knows how to play, at a typically cheaper price. You're the one who decided to get all mad because he suggested getting it on a platform that you don't kneel down and fanboy to. You made your own bate, then took it yourself and now you're upset. Just because its on a different platform with better visuals and flexibility doesn't make it completely different. Its still the same game bruh, but thanks for the laugh. And thats odd, because I don't have any problem playing my PC games on the big screen in 4k resolution, with the audio booming from the 7.1 speakers where I can easily pair up with one of my guys or gals right from the comfort of my Stressless. Hell theres some people on Steam who do so comfortably not via a big screen, but a virtual reality headset. Ran into a few yesterday.
  • Who cares about the size of the community? You need 4 players, ideally 4 players you know, with microphones. I could care less about the size of the community, I've got more than four friends on XBL whom I still play L4D2 with at times on the 360. We've all got an XB1 now so we'll continue doing so on that system. I'm not upset per say, I just don't understand the need of some people to always recommend Steam over XB1 or PS4 and I called it out for once. This was an article about a great old classic title becoming available on the XB1, Steam didn't even factor into it at all. I don't have a problem gaming in 4k on my big screen either, apart from the fact I'm a married old-geezer and having a gaming PC for another couple thousand bucks standing mostly unused in the media cupboard seems like a bad investment. Not to mention the people I play with, other old-timers (think 35+) also do not have high-end gaming rigs in their living room, so no, it's not easy to pair up with the people I already know using Steam. Actually, I have a smaller big-screen in the office (only 42" compared to the twice-as-large 4k display in the den) which has the workstation rigged up to it for development reasons and I still don't game on it for that specific reason, the people I like to play with are all on XBL (and to a lesser extent PSN) - all because we have wives, husbands, offspring, little time etc etc etc
  • +640 Posted via the Windows Central App for Android! (Nexus 5x)
  • "a gaming PC for another couple thousand bucks"
    Stopped reading there. No need for me to continue now that you've made it clear you've no idea what you're talking about. Nobody's stopping you from playing an inferior version of a 7 year old game. He was just suggesting that for a fraction of the price that the base game runs on Xbone Marketplace you could buy a version that not only includes all the DLC rape-free, but also runs at resolutions and framerates that don't require you to get your eyes checked every half hour. Not to mention you don't have to pay $60 a year just to use your own internet connection to play lmao Don't get all mad about it he wasn't insulting you or your platform. But hey if the shoe fits and you want to act like a smug smartass in defense..
  • You are the definition of a troll, look at the article heading and content and look at your comments here. Stop being an arsehole and go and suck gabes deek.
  • By that definition you're an even bigger troll seeing as you contributed nothing to the conversation with that useless comment and came here simply to insult me with middle school tier remarks. Stay mad.
  • Okay.. Because? I have likely built more gaming PCs than you ever will and a $2000 budget isn't even excessive IMO. Sure you can do it cheaper, but why halfass things when you first do them? I know that's the way you still-not-dry-behind-the-ears kids of today like to do things but there's something to be said for a quality build with kickass components. Yeah, I was a PC gamer in my youth. In fact I still put rigs together for friends kids and so on. You either get a 980Ti or two 980's, that'll run you anywhere from $600 to $1350 just in videocards. Anyway, I already own L4D2 on the 360 - along with all the DLC, as do a LOT of other people. It was a hugely popular game back in the day. And if anyone is acting like a smug mofo it's surely you - the person who's been dissing the Xbox and XBL network in most [all] your comments on this story.
  • Yes because I need a $2000 computer to play Source games in 2016. Like I said, stopped reading there. Thanks for being entertaining. I certainly believe you were a PC gamer back in the day. The fact that all he was doing was suggesting you get the Steam version while it was on sale, and someone called you out on being a ****** resulted in you getting defensive about it like an insecure teenage girl backs up that claim.
    Oh and for the record, a troll isn't just someone who likes something you don't. Grow out of that. Or stay mad, your call.
  • I got bored of waiting for this title to be backwards compatible so I bought it on Steam. I can't believe it's taken this long to make it backwards compatible, especially since it was in the top ten of most requested games!!!
  • It seems like the team A.I. was not as good as it was in part 1. They seem to be more aware of their surroundings and that you may need help and come to your rescue. But in part 2 they just seemed to blunder around and not be aware that a horde of zombies are about to pounce and sometimes get you killed, because they're not following you. Sometimes they do dumb stuff at the worst time. Just like the characters on The Walking Dead TV show. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Yeah L4D1 in general was a lot more polished.
  • I never really noticed that. I did notice on both games that when my wife and I played split screen co-op, the two other AI characters would both follow me or both follow her. There wouldn't be an even split. But we bought all the L4D2 DLC, so we never really played L4D1 after. Imagine, playing without melee weapons! Pah!
  • Its inconsistent on the PC. Sometimes they follow the weakest player, sometimes they split
  • I'm excited. I'd like to see dlc for it actually. New stuff that is I own all the rest
  • Tried this online on 360 once. Nobody knows how to play lol. Gotta love the Xbox community.
  • YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! Been asking for this since they announced Backwards Compatibility. Thank you!
  • My favorite new franchise of last generation.  I put so many hours into 1 & 2 together, I probably played that game for a good 3 to 4 years, which is something I don't usually do..  That was before the kids came along though, a full round could take an hour, too long for my little gaming time I have these days.  But great for anyone who wants to start playing again or want to jump in.  Hopefully there will be a Left 4 Dead 3.
  • I never cared much for these games. They're decent for a little while with friends, but on your own, they're too shallow and redundant for my liking. That said, it's kind of a nice treat to play with someone who has never played one of these before, to see/hear the panic that goes on, haha.
  • Holly smokes, Buying Asap! Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • L4D 2 came out in 09 not 2012