Probably one of my top 5 games of all time, this zombie infested shootout title has been given a fresh new injection of content from creators Valve. The Sacrifice was released on the 6th October as a free DLC for anyone that owns either L4D or L4D2. In true valve fashion the developers have taken in community requests and complaints and created, what I believe to be, a totally epic DLC. If you're a regular visitor of the L4D Steam forums you would notice quite a few topics that repeat themselves. "Can we get the old survivors?" "Why can't we play L4D maps on L4D2?" "Can we get more maps". In todays society you're lucky if a developer even includes one idea from the community but valve have delivered on every area.
The Sacrifice update includes :
*No Mercy - L4D campaign fully converted for L4D2 including the new item/weapon spawns as well as allowing the new Special Infected (SI). The maps have had a few edits here and there to make sure the new SI aren't over powered but every change is tasteful and logical. They've even made a few changes to aid the new infected, the Jockey can "ride" survivors into a car alarm and it activates, creating a whole new spin on the old Smoker to car trick. Fans of the first game will also be happy to hear that the invisible walls seen so often in L4D2 do not appear to such an extent in the remake of No Mercy, holy news for any of you big hunter fans out there.
*New Campaign - The original survivors return (Including more famous "I hate" Francis quotes) in The Sacrifice, a 3 map campaign with no restrictive skybox and plenty of new SI ambush locations. The campaign is great but does feel a little short as the 3rd map in the campaign was already in L4D2
*Updates - Multiple fixes to tanks, weapons, zombie spawns and much more. Really polished the game up nicely.
There has never been a better time to purchase L4D2 as Steam is currently having a huge sale of 66% discount, with the final purchase price of $6.79 (£5). The game offers a large variety of game modes from survival scenarios to exciting dashes for survival, this has to be one of the best multiplayer games available and is great fun to pick up and play with a few buddies.