Left 4 Dead Alternatives and Similar Games

Left 4 Dead set a precedent for cooperative online first person shooters, with many of the multiplayer alternatives available taking a few queues from it. For many, this is what comes to mind first when they think about co-op games.

Those looking for more atmospheric or involved story-based survival horror games may find what they are looking for in Left 4 Dead's single-player alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 10/11/2019 7:13:00 PM

Alternatives to Left 4 Dead for all platforms with any license

  • Metro Game Series

    Metro 2033 is a survival horror first-person shooter video game, based on the novel Metro 2033 by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky. Metro 2033 was developed by 4A Games in Ukraine, and was released on Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 in March 2010.

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  • Resident Evil

    Resident Evil, known as Biohazard in Japan, is a survival horror video game-based media franchise created by Shinji Mikami and Tokuro Fujiwara and owned by the video game company Capcom. The franchise focuses around a series of survival horror video games, but has since branched out into comic books, novels, novelizations, sound dramas, live-action films, animated sequels to the games, and a variety of associated merchandise, such as action figures.

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  • Silent Hill

    Silent Hill is a survival horror video game series consisting of eight installments published by Konami and its subsidiary Konami Digital Entertainment. The first four games in the series, Silent Hill, Silent Hill 2, 3 and 4, have been developed by an internal factor, Team Silent (a development staff within former Konami subsidiary Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo).

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  • Fortnite

    For the free-to-play battle royale mode, see Fortnite Battle Royale. Fortnite is a team-based game of survival where you group up, craft weapons and build a base to protect yourself from the undead horde. FEATURES Drop-in/drop-out co-op gameplay. Procedurally generated maps for endless fun. Unlock schematics for weapon upgrades as you move up the skill tree.

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  • Wasteland

    Wasteland was originally developed by Interplay, and spawned the creation of the Fallout series. The game was published by Electronic Arts. inXile Entertainment, is planning on remastering the original version that was created by Interplay. Which will be sold with their 30th Anniversary Bundle. Wasteland's game mechanics are based on those used in the tabletop role-playing games, such as Tunnels and Trolls and Mercenaries, Spies and Private Eyes created by Wasteland designers Ken St.

    • Discontinued Game is abandoned, but is still downloadable from Abandonia.com

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  • Dead Island

    Dead Island features an apparent open world roaming, divided by relatively large areas, and played from a first-person perspective. Most of the gameplay is built around combat and completing quests. Dead Island is an action role-playing game and uses experience-based gameplay and character customization. The player earns XP by completing tasks and killing enemies. Upon leveling up, the player gains health and stamina, and can invest one skill point into a skill tree.

    • Similar atmosphere. Online mode. Large selection of weapons. shelehovchaninMar 2019 Disagree   Agree

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  • Cry of Fear

    Cry of Fear is a psychological single-player and co-op horror game set in a deserted town filled with horrific creatures and nightmarish delusions. You play as a young man desperately searching for answers in the cold Scandinavian night, finding his way through the city as he slowly descends into madness. With a strong emphasis on cinematic experience, immersion and lateral thinking, players will be taken on a nightmare rollercoaster-ride through the grim streets of Fäversholm and beyond.

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  • Dying Light

    Dying Light is an open world first person action-adventure survival horror video game developed by Polish video game developer Techland and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Announced in May 2013, it was released in January 2015 for Microsoft Windows, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game was once planned to be released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but was later cancelled due to hardware limitations.

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  • Penumbra

    Penumbra: Overture is the first in a series of episodic survival horror games developed by Swedish developer Frictional Games. It was originally intended as the first episode of a trilogy. With the announcement of the second episode, Penumbra: Black Plague, it was stated that the second game would be the final chapter. However, an expansion has been released since then: Penumbra: Requiem, technically giving the series a third chapter.

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  • Clive Barker's Undying

    The game begins in 1923, after World War I veteran Patrick Galloway receives an urgent letter from his friend Jeremiah Covenant. Covenant, well aware of Galloway's reputation for dealing with occult matters, is in failing health and raves about a curse that has destroyed his entire family. Galloway travels to the Covenant estate on the coast of Ireland to visit his friend, who relates an outlandish tale of supernatural terrors.

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  • 7 Days to Die

    In the year 2034 nuclear attacks have decimated the Earth and the remaining population is infected by an unknown virus. The infected die within 7 days and soon reanimate becoming blood-thirsty zombies. No one believed it; nobody expected it and nothing can stop it! You are a survivor in Navezgane County Arizona, a rare Eden in a world of devastation.

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  • Alan Wake

    A Psychological Action Thriller When the wife of the best-selling writer Alan Wake disappears on their vacation, his search turns up pages from a thriller he doesn’t even remember writing. A dark presence stalks the small town of Bright Falls, pushing Wake to the brink of sanity in his fight to unravel the mystery and save his love. With the body of an action game and the mind of a psychological thriller, Alan Wake is a pulse-pounding thrill ride.

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  • Arizona Sunshine

    Developed from the ground up for VR support, Arizona Sunshine casts players into a first-hand experience with the zombie apocalypse where they can explore a post-apocalyptic world and realistically interact with weapons using motion controllers. FEATURES - Real-life weapon handling via VR motion controllers, - Freely explore your surroundings. American environments, including blistering-hot deserts, treacherous canyons and deep, dark mines.

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  • Clive Barker's Jericho

    Jericho's core gameplay consists of leading the game's seven-man team codenamed Jericho, allowing control of all team members by jumping to each character during certain points in the game, through various environments that have been warped by the Firstborn while fighting off a variety of twisted creatures.

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  • No More Room in Hell

    More Room in Hell is a co-operative realistic first person survival horror modification for the Source Engine. Features: Teamwork: Co-operative play with up to eight players. Voice and Text Communications Limited by Distance: The further you're away the harder it is for other players to hear you.

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  • Killing Floor

    Killing Floor is a co-op survival horror FPS game. Remake of the UT2004 modification and available on Steam platform.

    • It's coop against zombies, and its structure is not too different. Guest • Mar 2019 Disagree   Agree

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  • Nightmare Creatures

    Nightmare Creatures is a survival horror video game released for the PlayStation and PC in 1997, and Nintendo 64 in 1998 as a North America exclusive. It was developed by Kalisto Entertainment and published by Activision. Plot: The story behind Nightmare Creatures draws upon gothic horror elements of the 19th century.

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  • Dead Meets Lead

    Dead Meets Lead is every bit and piece of what a challenging zombie-slaying action game should be. Enter the role of the 18th century commander who’s on a mission to obliterate evil, by fighting your way through the island of El Mirando. A mystic plague has consumed the inhabitants of this island and you’ll have to liberate their souls by sword, and travel deep into the island to find and stop the dark minds behind the cursed disease.

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    The world has collapsed. In 2012 modern civilisation is coming to an end. Global economics have been disrupted, money has lost its value. People have risen against the ignorant politicians who were just lining their pockets – and they didn't spare any of them.

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  • Caravaneer 2

    The second part of the saga takes place 80 years into the future. The main character emerges from an underground bunker and discovers a devastated world where he or she needs to survive and hopefully accomplish an important mission. Just like the first part, Caravaneer 2 is a hybrid of an RPG with turn-based battles and a trading game. The game is complex and hard.

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  • Army Infantryman And Zombie

    Army Infantryman and Zombie - 2084 has come to our land collapsed curse, an incurable virus that turned quarters of our planet into zombies. In a world of cruelty and violence reigns, undead everywhere, it is an unexpected invasion in world. The chances of survival of our planet every minute is becoming less and less, and you just have to hope for a miracle but we left a secret weapon called Infantryman which until recently ready to fight and kill all the zombies on your way.

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies

    The Call of Duty: Zombies phenomenon has risen back to life. Adapted from the best-selling console hit and built specifically for tablets and smartphones, Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies delivers maps and weapons never before seen on mobile, and 50 levels of "Dead-Ops Arcade," a 50-level zombie gauntlet that provides the ultimate undead challenge for fans of Call of Duty’s signature zombie warfare.

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  • Operation Zombie D

    Operation Zombie D episode-1 Dangerous virus attacked a village, close to forest. All the people in that village transformed into 'living dead' creatures, called Zombies. Whole village was occupied by walking dead surfers. In response to this deadly action, ministry had sent some soldiers to fight against zombies to avoid zombie mayhem. This operation was named Operation Zombie D(Dark), as it goes on in dark. Only two soldiers dared to fight those evil and got down from the chopper.

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