21 Games Like Left 4 Dead

Games Like Left 4 Dead
Our assortment of games like Left 4 Dead offers other zombie based shooters along with games that focus on the co-operative experience.

Left 4 Dead is a series of co-operative zombie shooters that pit 4 survivors against a variety of scenarios with the goal of escaping the zombie horde. Left 4 Dead was one of the very first games to incorporate a huge amount of randomisation through their AI director, ensuring that no two games are ever the same due to the dynamic nature of the variables it selects. This can include the number of special zombies (and their location), item availability and concentration of zombies.

Players will have to rely on each other to watch their back, help them get back up after taking significant damage and be another set of eyes. In addition to the co-operative elements of the game there is also a strong multiplayer component where teams of zombies and humans can face off against each other. Left 4 Dead does keep the shooter components simple with a small number of primary and secondary weapons where their strengths and weaknesses are fairly obvious.

The games like Left 4 Dead that you’ll find on this page offer more co-operative shooter experiences in a variety of settings.

Games Like Left 4 Dead

warframe

Warframe is a free shooter available for PC and the PlayStation 4. It’s co-operatively focused and uses a third person perspective, the game gained lots of traction after a 2013 release. The game has a sci-fi twist with players talking control of a Tenno warrior who has come out of cryosleep af... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(36 votes)
dead-frontier

Dead Frontier is one of the few zombie based games that you can access in your browser and for free. The game has been around since 2008 and lets players explore a post-apocalyptic environment while struggling to survive. The uniqueness of the game has attracted a large audience and boasts mill... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(25 votes)
livelock

With colourful top-down shooting gameplay and well designed co-operative mechanics Livelock is an enjoyable experience on Windows, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Playing as one of three unique characters you’ll bash and shoot your way through mechanical enemies alone or with two allies. Thes... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(1 votes)
dying-light

Parkour across a massive city while also slashing zombies to pieces in Dying Light a game with plenty of open world and RPG elements. The game is available on Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Centred around agent Kyle Crane whose objective is to infiltrate the quarantine zone of Harran. Thi... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(16 votes)
primal-carnage

Primal Carnage is an online multiplayer shooter that focuses on PvP combat through savage class orientated matches that has a team of dinosaurs facing off against a team of humans. Set on a remote island after a dinosaur outbreak it is up to a team of mercenaries to find over the abandoned loca... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(2 votes)
borderlands-the-pre-sequel

Borderlands expands the series with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! a game which features plenty of familiar faces and mechanics but also manages to provide an insane amount of new content for fans to enjoy. Set in between the events of the first and second game players will have the opportunity t... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(11 votes)
torchlight-2

Torchlight 2 is a Diablo inspired action role playing game developed by Runic Games. The game was released for digital download in September 2012 with a playable demo also available so you can easily try before you buy. The game is packed full of fun and unique features with plenty of innovatio... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(24 votes)
no-more-room-in-hell

No More Room in Hell is a free to play co-operative horror shooter that pairs you with a team of other players to achieve objects or battle against waves of zombies instead. It’s all about surviving the zombie filled scenarios with your limited resources which move locations with each gam... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(1 votes)
dead-island-riptide

Dead Island: Riptide is the second game in the Dead Island series and continues on from your previous adventure but takes place on a whole new island. The game launched in 2013 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, delivering a very similar experience to the first game. The events in Dead Island: Riptide o... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(11 votes)
spiral-knights

Spiral Knights is a co-operative game that draws a lot of inspiration from the Zelda series for its gameplay but brings the game into the MMO universe. The game is free to play with options to either play online in your browser or download the game client. In the game players control their own ... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(25 votes)
state-of-decay

State of Decay combines the open world genre with a zombie outbreak to create one of the largest and most impressive games in the genre to date. The game started out as a title on the Xbox Marketplace and eventually made its way to Windows. The game plays out in an open world environment with p... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(37 votes)
nether

Nether changes up the survival genre that has recently become popular with games like Rust and DayZ gaining a large number of followers. Combining PvE and PvP gameplay together as you explore, craft, trade and kill you’ll be hooked on Nether whether you choose to adventure alone or with other p... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(11 votes)
contagion

Contagion offers co-operative and PvP game modes set within a number of zombie filled environments. With a decent number of maps and game modes Contagion offers enough zombie gameplay to get your teeth sunk in, leaving you infected and constantly coming back for more gameplay. Contagion offers ... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(8 votes)
borderlands-2

Borderlands 2 is a first person shooter that incorporates action role playing elements and loot drops into its gameplay. The game was developed by Gearbox Software and released in 2012 for multiple platforms. Since its original release Borderlands 2 has had several downloadable content releases... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(15 votes)
dead-island

In Dead Island you’ll have to explore an open world environment and try to prevent being eaten by using whatever weapons you can find around the place. Dead Island is a great role playing experience for fans of survival horror and is available on Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Dead Islan... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(9 votes)
torchlight

Torchlight was developed by Runic Games and released in 2009, eventually making its way to Xbox 360 in 2011. The game is a single player action RPG that is very similar to the Diablo series in terms of gameplay. The setting for your adventure is the town of Torchlight, a mining town built on to... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(11 votes)
boderlands

Borderlands is a first person shooter packed full of role playing features and is available on all major platforms. One of the core game mechanics is the randomised loot which is often seen in action RPGs such as the Diablo series. The game is set on planet Pandora where the lure of minerals ha... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(13 votes)
zmr

Zombies Monsters Robots (ZMR) is an intense third person shooter that focus on co-operative PvE missions but also offers PvP for players that would rather fight against other players. It’s got a very Gears of War style feel to the whole experience so fans of the well-known series will definitel... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(11 votes)
diablo-3

Diablo III (Diablo 3) is an action RPG experience that was long awaited by fans of the series. Launching in May 2012 with an expansion pack (Reaper of Souls) in 2014 the game continues the story of angels, demons and humans in Sanctuary. Players will choose from one of five character classes (s... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(15 votes)
infestation-survivor-stories

Infestation: Survivor Stories (originally War Z) lets players experience what it would be like if the world was hit with a zombie apocalypse. The game allows players to either cooperate or fight against other players in a harsh zombie filled world. Players can get a taste of Infestation: Surviv... Read More »

User Score
5.2
(30 votes)
zombiu

ZombiU brings the zombie genre onto Nintendo’s platform with an amazing and horrifying experience that shows off some unique mechanics and potential of the Wii U. ZombiU takes place in London with a focus on the underground which creates an amazingly dark atmosphere as you adventure through the... Read More »

User Score
7.1
(8 votes)