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  • Summary: (Downloadable Content) Left 4 Dead's latest DLC delivers an all-new single-player, multiplayer and co-operative gameplay experience, expanding the game universe with new locations, new dialogue from the original cast, and an explosive finale. At the finale of No Mercy, our four Survivors fought their way to the rooftop of Mercy Hospital, where they were flown away to safety in a helicopter. Crash Course continues the story moments later, taking our heroes from a fiery helicopter crash in the outskirts of Riverside to the escape vehicle that will lead them to the events in Death Toll. While containing both Survival maps and a Co-operative Campaign, one of the primary goal of Crash Course is Versus mode. Crash delivers a complete, streamlined Versus mode experience in just 30 minutes. A recharge timer for infected teammates has also been added, so you can better coordinate your attacks. Item spawn behavior has changed for more balanced gameplay. [Valve] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
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  1. “Crash Course” small campaign that it is, is extremely satisfying, gibing hints of some new visuals and design elements to come for the series.
  2. The expansion of Left 4 Dead is just that, an expansion. This is a new campaign, more than two episodes in the case of PC users, is free. A good initiative to spur even more arousing interest in Left 4 Dead 2.
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    Crash Course doesn't change the basic nature of Left 4 Dead, but like most good content packs delivers a jolt of energy into an existing gameplay formula. It's something any fan of the original is sure to appreciate, and caters to people who don't have the time to invest in a full Versus playthrough on one of the original campaigns.
  4. It's a decent update featuring more the same.
  5. More Zombies and action for Left 4 Dead, but it’s hardly recommendable in Xbox 360 because of its high cost.
  6. Fun for a while, but two measly levels is just too little, too late. Especially for a game that's practically made for DLC campaigns. Also the difficulty level is ramped up a bit too much on expert. Yes, expert should be hard, but Crash Course just makes things frustrating whereas the balance between dying a lot and having fun was spot on in the original game. [Nov 2010]
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 31
  2. Negative: 10 out of 31
  1. BrianC
    Dec 24, 2009
    The Crash Course campaign helps to bridge the gap between the early l4d and the new and updated l4d2. The first maps were short and weapons were in exact locations, with few interesting spots for special infected. Crash Course is much longer with gifts left all throughout the level, guns showing up in random order in random spots, and a TON of lovable spots for special infected to spawn. Expand
  2. anonymous
    Nov 10, 2009
    Its free! Added many hours of gameplay to the game for me. Maby people bagging this should complain to microsoft for forcing valve to be charged everytime they want to release free DLC but can't because they have to charge people for it due to microsofts rules. Expand
  3. oddaas
    Dec 8, 2009
    A very nice expansion for a good game already, it gives the game good varety, and i like that its short and weapons are only found with one at the time Expand
  4. MilesW
    Oct 9, 2009
    Overall Crash Course is ok. It is kind of nice having a shorter to play when you are a little crunched for time. The level design is somewhat crowded and the weapon and item placement is extremely predictable (as aposed to the other campains). Overall this campain leaves me wanting more. Expand
  5. Apr 23, 2011
    Crash Course is a rather mediocre update for one of my favorite games, Left 4 Dead, made by Valve. It still has the same great gameplay and atmosphere, but now the story has changed for the better. The game takes place immediately after the first campaign, No Mercy, where you got saved by a helicopter. As the name suggests the helicopter crashes and you need to find another way out of the city.

    Now I have two major complaints:

    1. The maps are bigger and allow you to take different routes. While this allows for more strategic approaches it also becomes easier to get lost and it also doubles the amount of siderooms you need to check if you want to get all the weapon upgrades.

    2. There are only two maps and it only took me and a chum thirty to forty minutes to get through this campaign, but looking back at complaint number 1 I should probably be thankful for that.

    The game is still exactly the same good and it's fun, but if you are an xbox-owner then don't bother paying for this. I didn't have to because I have the PC version of the game, but if you don't then take off three points from my score.
  6. AndrewS.
    Oct 13, 2009
    It is a well constructed piece of scenery, and a rather interesting final setpiece typical of Valve. But it is seriously at most 35 minutes long, I'm not going to take this half-baked effort from Valve. Expand
  7. Nick
    Nov 15, 2009
    Crash Course was probably made in a day because they were far too busy on L4D2. Lots of bugs and simply mistakes made by the dev team which show no signs of them getting fixed either. I left ripped off even though it was FREE content, if only i could uninstall it from my HDD without uninstalling L4D Expand

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