16 Games Like Left 4 Dead

Games Like Left 4 Dead Our assortment of games like Left 4 Dead offers other zombie based shooters or games that focus on the co-operative shooter experience for multiple platforms.

Left 4 Dead is a series of co-operative zombie shooters started in 2008 that places 4 survivors against a variety of scenarios with the primary goal of escaping the zombie horde. While featuring a small core number of game levels the franchise offers a wealth of variety through the AI director that randomises events in each playthrough to ensure that no two attempts are the same. This dynamic variables include the special zombies you encounter, item availability and concentration of normal zombies.

Accordingly players will have to rely on each other to watch their back and revive them after taking significant damage. In addition to the core co-operative elements of Left 4 Dead there is also a versus multiplayer component where teams of zombies and humans can face off against each other to progress the furthest in a campaign. Item and gun mechanics are kept fairly simple across these modes with a range of healing items, throwables and weapon types.

The games like Left 4 Dead that you’ll find on this page offer more co-operative or competitive shooter experiences in zombie based game worlds and other settings.
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Warframe

Warframe is a premier free to play shooter and action RPG hybrid that has maintained a significant game population since an original 2013 release on Windows. Since this time Warframe has expanded to various consoles and released a number of expansions that significantly expand the original core gameplay. Warfame adopts a sci-fi twist to its story and setting with players propelled into the future where the Tenno warrior race have emerged from a long cryosleep ready for battle. Without their memo...[Read Review]

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8.6 User Avg (79 votes)
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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 experience, you’ll get all of these if you purchase a Game of the Year Edition. Borderlands 2 is packed full of features and has been praised by critics and fans of the...[Read Review]

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9.2 User Avg (18 votes)
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Contagion

Contagion offers co-operative and PvP game modes set within a number of zombie infected environments and combined with first person shooter gameplay. With a healthy dose of maps, game modes and weapons underneath the generic setting Contagion has provided a popular framework for fans of the FPS zombie sub genre to sink their teeth into while avoiding infection from the zombie horde. Contagion offers 4 different game modes at the core which are all multiplayer focused but bring something differen...[Read Review]

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Borderlands

Borderlands is one of the original fist person shooters that embeds a range of role playing features into the core gameplay loop. Giving birth to a franchise that continues to live on in the current day through various core games, expansions and even a narrative spin off. Establishing the franchise as a fast paced title filled with humour, a unique art style and more importantly randomised loot usually seen in action RPGs such as the Diablo series. Sending players to the distant planet of Pandor...[Read Review]

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8.5 User Avg (13 votes)
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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 of Rifleman, Sniper, Medic and Engineer which each bring their own skills to ensure victory in the daily missions that you and your friends will have to conquer. This ensures...[Read Review]

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8.5 User Avg (25 votes)
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State of Decay

State of Decay combines the open world genre with a zombie outbreak to create a large and challenging adventure that has you leading a settlement of survivors through a number of trials. First released on the Xbox 360 in 2013 the title was quickly brought to Windows and eventually remastered in a Year-One Survival Edition version that also added Xbox One support. The fictional Trumbull Valley is the setting for this zombie adventure and feels like a small to medium sized rural area in the real w...[Read Review]

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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 that offers ample challenge to a group of gamers. Playing as one of three unique characters you’ll bash and shoot your way through mechanical enemies alone or with up to two allies by your side. These characters each have their own chassis which contains a human consciousness that was transferred in order to awaken the rest of humanity in t...[Read Review]

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8.4 User Avg (5 votes)
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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 No More Room in Hell is slim with careful team communication and scavenging improving your chances. With the game set well into the zombie apocalypse you’ll have to walk...[Read Review]

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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 which is home to a luxury tropical resort. After a night of wild partying the player wakes up as one of the four available characters (each with their own stats and skills) an...[Read Review]

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Dead Island: Riptide

Dead Island: Riptide is the second game in the Dead Island series and continues on with familiar lore  and mechanics from your previous adventure but takes place on a whole new island which keeps it accessible to newcomers to the franchise. Launching in 2013 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 its an overall similar experience released only two years after the success of the original zombie beat down title. The events in Dead Island: Riptide occur right after those of the first Dead Island game although th...[Read Review]

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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 infestation that has turned its populace into aggressive zombie inspired creatures. At the core of this adventure is parkour that takes you over the city rooftops and a day night cyc...[Read Review]

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

Borderlands expands the series with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! a game which explores the origins of the Borderlands universe and thus features plenty of familiar faces and mechanics. At the same time though Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! introduces plenty of new challenges and content for fans of the franchise so far to adventure through. Like it’s past additions you’ll be able to enjoy this adventure on all major platforms and across two console generations. Set in between the event...[Read Review]

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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 set the game into a somewhat plausible setting but does not form a large part of the game. Instead the game is very much gameplay focused with players jumping into one of the 9...[Read Review]

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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. Like the original large scale bosses and varied options to deal with the monster threats is a focus for this addition to the Lost Planet franchise. Set 10 years after the original Lost Planet you’ll explore the story line across 6 game episodes that each put you in control of a different person with their own motives and background alt...[Read Review]

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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 defence shooter sub genre and takes place on our own Earth which has fallen under alien invasion in the mid 1950s. Rising to the occasion are 4 different pulp fiction inspired...[Read Review]

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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. On non Wii-U platforms some of these features are taken out or redesigned while still retaining the impressive fundamental design of the primary Wii U version mot notably the fantastic London setting and horror tones that are magnified by the permanent death mechanic with some graphical improvements along...[Read Review]

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