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Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2
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Left 4 Dead 2

Like its predecessor, Left 4 Dead 2 is a co-operative, survival horror, first-person shooter that pits four players against numerous hordes of Zombies. Like Half Life 2, the game uses the Source engine, however, the visual in L4D 2 are far superior to anything seen in the Half Life universe to date. The game has much more realistic water and lighting effects, more expansive maps with richer detail, more complex models, and the list goes on and on. We tested the game at various resolutions with 4x anti-aliasing and 16x anisotropic filtering enabled and all in game graphical options set to their maximum values.

It was another tight race between the Radeon HD 5570 and GeForce GT 240 in our Left 4 Dead 2 benchmark, with each card taking the top spot in one resolution. And once again, the less-powerful Radeon HD 5550 trailed the other two cards be a decent margin.

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