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Left 4 Dead 2 - Easter eggs and details

We’ve been having a great time with the Left 4 Dead 2 demo since it went live for fans who pre-ordered the sequel last week. But it’s time to stop and smell the zombies. Every area has tons of details that are easy to miss when you’re busy bashing brains in with a frying pan. Now that the demo’s available for everyone on Xbox LIVE and Steam, we figured it’d be fun to collect some of the details and Easter eggs you may have missed while playing through this very sweet sample of Valve’s highly anticipated sequel.



Bienville Parish

The Left 4 Dead 2 demo takes place in Bienville Parish, which is located in the northwest of Louisiana. It’s most famous for being the place where Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were killed.


Above: The real Bonnie and Clyde (left). Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty (right) 


Above: A sign welcoming you to the Bienville Parish park 


Gramercy Bridge

At the beginning of the demo, Coach suggests that you and your fellow survivors head for the bridge in the distance. By the time you reach the last safe house in the demo, you can clearly see a sign for the Veterans Memorial Bridge.  There is a Veterans Memorial Bridge in Louisiana, which is also known as the Gramercy Bridge. But the real bridge crosses the Mississippi River far from Bienville Parish, in the southeastern section of Louisiana.


Above: Look to your left before entering the last safe house to see the Veterans Memorial Bridge


Above: Judging from the trailer, you’ll probably be on this bridge during an air strike 


Above: By the way, if you haven’t seen the demo’s trailer yet, it’s awesome. Check it out


CEDA and FEMA

As you explore the demo, you’ll see official notices and warnings on the walls posted by the U.S. military and a government organization called the Civil Emergency and Defense Agency (CEDA). The horde of zombies roaming the streets speaks to the effectiveness of CEDA’s efforts. CEDA’s failure to contain the infection and protect the population seems to be a straightforward reference to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its response to the hurricane Katrina disaster in 2005.


Above: A CEDA trailer. Notice that Disease Emergency Assessment Dispatch spells out “D.E.A.D.” 


Above: CEDA body bags line the street 


Above: There are several reminders to stay in your group, which is good advice for any Left 4 Dead survivor 


Above: An informative warning sign with deliciously dark humor 

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27 comments

  • michael-mccrary-iii - March 26, 2012 5:13 p.m.

    dude really? I live in Louisiana, Bonnie and Clyde were killed in the Northwest part of Louisiana. I know because I LIVE IN THE NORTHWEST PART OF LOUISIANA. Bienville parish is in the southern part of Louisiana, where New Orleans is. The park and parish is named for the founder of New Orleans. Take it from me, I'm a proud Louisianian.
  • Remake - November 19, 2009 6:07 a.m.

    Addressing Anonymouz - So you don't like L4D? Okay, don't read all the articles on it so you can moan about aiming. It's not the same game as other shooters. Godforbidwetrysomethingnew. re: Your Brains is a hilarious song, I just wish I had heard of it back when I played L4D. Another good zombie song is Aim For the Head by Creature Feature.
  • TreeWhale - November 11, 2009 2 a.m.

    I am a Whale yeah easter eggs yeaaaaaa!
  • Smeggs - November 10, 2009 4:31 a.m.

    I actually played through single player and read all of the stuff, actually messed with the Jukebox in multi and got RE: Your Brains and all of us laughed our asses off. But now I'm going to have to mess with it to find the Portal song :P
  • DoctorCrazy - November 8, 2009 10:36 p.m.

    @ AnonymouZ Go home, your not welcome here. This is the house L4D built.
  • Shane1403 - November 8, 2009 1:24 p.m.

    i saw the graffiti and its hilarious and i'm goin straight to that jukebox now
  • zeetlock - November 8, 2009 11:39 a.m.

    "i love zombies" LOL
  • America_FTW - November 8, 2009 1:03 a.m.

    ha my friends had still alive on his ipod n it was playing while we did the finale of the first chapter of l4d1 on expert. sadly we died during that attempt
  • AnErectWobbuffet - November 7, 2009 10:47 p.m.

    @ AnonymouZ Your the perfect example of why Valve doesn't bother with PS3. Go play your generic Call of Duty (great game) since you suck at any other shooting game that tries to do something different.
  • gmcb2011 - November 7, 2009 5:52 p.m.

    Nobody likes you, AnonymouZ.
  • Corsair89 - November 7, 2009 6:45 a.m.

    "God I hate zombies" *gasp* Could it be Francis?!?! Nah...
  • AnonymouZ - November 7, 2009 4:44 a.m.

    idk why people like this kind of games... this is supposed to be the improved version... and...dude. the aiming sucks... i guess they'd wanna make you think that since they're civilians they don't necessarily aim as well as a ct... but dude... seriously. for an fps, i was oh so very disappoint about that x( then again... this is an xbox game, where dealing with kiddies who kill your character just for fun is ok. it's only a plus that you get to listen to their awesome vocab while you're at it uh. but ya...idk what's so special about this game
  • Billiam101 - November 6, 2009 11:31 p.m.

    Nooooo! My first is gone. I feel so hollow inside. :*(
  • may.be.vital - November 6, 2009 9:10 p.m.

    I literally lol'd at some of the graffiti in L4D
  • 24Reece93 - November 6, 2009 4:27 p.m.

    When you kill a spitter look at its back and you will notice something very pink and disgusting about it. hahaha
  • TheGiaour - November 6, 2009 1:28 p.m.

    Only one I didn't know about was the jukebox, looks like I'll play the demo once more, see how many zombies I can kill with my beloved frying pan while Still Alive plays.
  • theschwartzb - November 6, 2009 7:50 a.m.

    That was one badass trailer.
  • iKOemos - November 6, 2009 3:16 a.m.

    I loved the flame war writing in safe-houses in L4D. Reminds me of Youtube's comment section.
  • understudybass - November 6, 2009 1:22 a.m.

    That blood that gets all over the screen when he's slicin up zombies looks like it might be a problem...
  • lovinmyps3 - November 6, 2009 12:59 a.m.

    Downloading the demo now on Steam! Can't wait for this game!!

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