Intel Core i5 661 Reviewccokeman - January 3, 2010
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Left 4 Dead is a new release from Valve that leaves you as part of a group of survivors in a world where an infection has rapidly turned the populace into a zombie horde. You goal is to make it to a rescue point, all the while fighting what seems like overwhelming odds. Along the way there are safe houses where you can replenish your weapons and health. The movie 'I Am Legend' comes to mind to set the stage for this game. But unlike the movie, there are four characters, and not just a lone gun and his faithful companion. The horde is not at all like the typical slow walking, foot shuffling zombie. These zombies are quick and work with the pack mentality. Your job: survival!
- All in game settings to maximum
Left 4 Dead is a game that can be playable at just about any resolution. The dualcore 661 keeps up with its quadcore brethren. I could even get the IGP to play through this game at 1680x1050 with a cool 30 FPS, with the settings toned down to the low end of the spectrum. Not casual gaming, but at least it can be done.