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Left 4 Dead - Crash Course DLC review

If Left 4 Dead has any one problem, it’s the sheer bloody length of its campaign missions. With four chapters in a campaign, it’s perfectly possible to spend an hour blazing through zombie hordes, but with eight chapters in a versus match, games drag on.

So goes Valve’s justification for Crash Course’s half-hour, two chapter length. It all sounds a little suspect, but it turns out they’re on to something – Crash Course is shorter than L4D’s other campaigns, but it’s more intense and perfectly pitched for versus play. It takes the survivors through alleys and yards to a last stand at a truck stop, where you’ll fight off the hordes while trying to keep a generator running. It’s L4D’s best siege by far – keeping two plates spinning while wave after wave of flesh-munching freaks pour in.

At 560 points, the 360 version is 560 points more than it costs on PC, but that’s Microsoft’s fault, not Valve’s. We’re not holding it against them - this is snappier and moves faster than the other campaigns, but never feels rushed or wasted.

Oct 15, 2009

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8 comments

  • JohnnyMaverik - October 18, 2009 3:26 p.m.

    "i´ll not going to buy that crap it should be free like surv. pack im waitin´for L4D$ i mean 2 lol" Blame microsoft I'm a pc gamer so I dont have to pay *looks down on you all with a distinct air of superiority*
  • moloko - October 17, 2009 5:59 a.m.

    i´ll not going to buy that crap it should be free like surv. pack im waitin´for L4D$ i mean 2 lol
  • AA95mp - October 16, 2009 6:16 p.m.

    higher score for dlc than usual.
  • Fishstiks64 - October 16, 2009 3:48 a.m.

    I just wish i didnt have to pay for it
  • richtaur - October 15, 2009 9:40 p.m.

    I don't think it's the most fun campaign (to me, that's Dead Air) but it's definitely very good. I'd have paid $20 for it and the corresponding achievements, but maybe I'm weird.
  • erreip199 - October 15, 2009 9:20 p.m.

    @eXpZA the campaign was made short purposelly, so versus matches go by faster and if u dont have to the time to play a full lenghted 1 hour campaigns
  • eXpZA - October 15, 2009 9:11 p.m.

    That's a pretty short review you've put up, but to be fair it's a pretty short campaign.
  • Cyberninja - October 15, 2009 9:04 p.m.

    sounds great

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