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Poll Question: Have you played
Yes
 
81.8% (9 votes)
No
 
18.2% (2 votes)
Never heard of it
 
0% (0 votes)
sounds like a fag game
 
0% (0 votes)
Total Votes: 11
XBox-nerd

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Message Posted On Sunday, December 28th 2008 at 9:18 pm
Its a pretty cool game, the campaings are kind of easy and short though.
colakid12
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Message Posted On Monday, December 29th 2008 at 2:54 am
I bought this with my Christmas money but I was kinda disappointed. The game was fantastic but I finished it the day I go it. Obviously the focus of the game was Xbox Live play and I wish I would have know they're were only 4 levels that are completed in about an hour each. It's really a waste of money if you don't have Xbox Live. I will say it tempts me to shell out the money but I felt ripped off in the end. They're really isn't enough story in the campaigns either. They're are no cuts scenes really except for the very beginning of the game. The basic plot is get from point A to point B. It's really not a single player game, so I'd recommend that if you don't have Xbox Live that you just rent it.
Ryan
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Message Posted On Monday, January 19th 2009 at 3:06 pm
Game of the year. Well maybe that's Fallout 3. Regardless this game was a massive success and changed the way people look at cooperative online play. I wouldn't be surprised if Valve released some new campaign levels and maps for online play.

colakid's gripes are fair but not universal. I will explain.

This game wasn't ever meant to have a story. It's a spoof of zombie films, did you not get that? From the level locations (hospital, cabin in the woods, farm), to the character dialogue ("game over man!"), to the corny movie posters, this is a parody of sorts. And we all know zombie flicks more often than not lack any real story.

The game is short. That is true. You say you completed each campaign in an hour? Try upping the difficulty! You must be playing on the easier settings if you're playing through it that fast. You wont be cruising through on Expert. Each time you play through the levels it is different. Tanks, witches, and the Horde spawn in unique locations, making each play through vary and rarely ever similar. So again, the game is short but Valve addressed this with the features mentioned above. On top of that, the campaign isn't the bread and butter of the game. I've played short games that lacked any online capabilities at all. This game does support online. Not just co-op with friends but an addicting deathmatch mode where you get to be the Horde, which is a total blast.

If you play this game alone, offline then you're missing out on one of the best multiplayer experiences this generation of consoles. Playing as a Boomer and sneaking up a group of people playing as the Survivors and puking on them, triggering an army of zombies whilst your Horde friends jump them from all directions cannot be rivaled by any other game. Just awesome.
nishikaze

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Message Posted On Wednesday, January 21st 2009 at 11:34 pm
A friend sent me the link to this.

I apologize beforehand, but it's too funny.

Ryan
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Message Posted On Thursday, January 22nd 2009 at 12:27 am
I actually saw that for the first time today, from here. It's hilarious, those two characters have a few funny moments in the actual game but that's taking it a bit further.
XBox-nerd

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Message Posted On Saturday, January 24th 2009 at 3:53 pm
that was funny as hell!