Left 4 Dead demo available until Nov. 18

November 11, 2008

Previously available only to those who pre-ordered Valve’s zombie infestation action FPS, now anyone can download the demo of Left 4 Dead. Containing single-player and multiplayer gameplay, the demo is available for PC and Xbox 360 and will run only until the full game is released on Nov. 18.

PC users can download the demo through Steam. System requirements are listed after the break. Xbox 360 users can find the demo on Xbox Live.

Valve also released a patch for the demo made available last week to those who had pre-ordered the game. As well as providing some bug fixes and improving online matchmaking, the patch removes an exploit some players had been using to play as the zombies, a key feature of the game that’s not included in the demo.

PC System Requirements:

Minimum: 3GHz Pentium 4, 1GB RAM, 128MB DirectX 9 graphics card (GeForce 6600 or Radeon 9600), 7.5GB hard drive space, Windows XP or Vista (32-bit or 64-bit).

Recommended: 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo E6600, 1GB RAM, Shader Model 3 graphics card (GeForce 7600, Radeon X1600), 7.5GB hard drive space, Windows XP or Vista (32-bit or 64-bit).