22 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. Fight off the apocalypse alone or with friends in this broad selection of alternatives.

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 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 enhancing replayability like never before.

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 versus 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 zombie based game worlds alongside a variety of settings.
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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 after centuries. The world isn’t...[Read More]

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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 that add to the core gameplay...[Read More]

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Warface

Warface offers free to play shooting with classes and co-operative modes against an ever expanding number of maps. Available for PC and at one point Xbox 360 (shut down Feb 2015) Warface is a highly rated free to play shooter and recently added it’s own Battle Royale mode. Co-op mode in Warface features a class system...[Read More]

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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 players taking control of their...[Read More]

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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 innovation providing a new experience w...[Read More]

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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 knight (which belongs to the S...[Read More]

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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 3 different game modes which a...[Read More]

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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 Island features a fictional island ...[Read More]

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Borderlands

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 has attracted one of the mega sp...[Read More]

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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 game. Your chance of survival in ...[Read More]

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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. These characters each have their o...[Read More]

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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 top of a rich vein of mysterious...[Read More]

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Fortnite

Starting its life as a cooperative sandbox survival experience (known as Save The World) Fortnite has since grown to also include a highly popular (and free) Battle Royale experience. Available across vast range of platforms Save The World continues to be a paid title while Battle Royale launched as a free to play experienc...[Read More]

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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 occur right after those of the ...[Read More]

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Lost Planet 2

Take down big enemies as a team in Lost Planet 2, a sequel to the exceedingly popular game about hunting unique monsters in addition to other human enemies. Set 10 years after the original Lost Planet title you’ve got an overall similar experience that sees you swapping between on foot combat and using the mechanised ...[Read More]

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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 millions of registered accounts. A...[Read More]

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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. This city is overrun with infesta...[Read More]

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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 to explore the moon Elpis which...[Read More]

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Diablo III

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 (six with the expansion pack) an...[Read More]

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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 locations. This background helps s...[Read More]

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Fortified

Taking on alien forces in a strategy focused tower defence shooter Fortified pits players (between 1 and 4) against increasingly deadly and varied alien foes. Available to you are 4 different pulp culture heroes with their own style of fighting and upgrades to employ against the alien forces. Fortified falls under the base ...[Read More]

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ZombiU

ZombiU (Zombi on non Wii U platforms) 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 th...[Read More]

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