The Left 4 Dead 2 DLC, The Passing, has enough content in it to satisfy hardcore gamers as well as casual players. Here is the break down.
What the new DLC brings to us is many things. For one, there is a new part in the story that is between the Dead Center and the Dark Carnival campaigns. To make it simple, they are in a small town where they must get across a rive. Nothing too special but it works. For fans of the first Left 4 Dead, there are cameos of the survivors from the first game. It’s pretty awesome that they included them. Story aside, the game play is what most players of the shooting zombie type genre care for.
Game Play 4/5
The game play hasn’t changed much and that’s to be expected because this is only downloadable content. The things that actually make the package worth getting is the new stages, guns, and modes. The new stages will have you running through a city, going through sewers, traversing through constructions sites, and much more. Guns and weapons are a must in zombie survival and luckily some more have been implemented. I’m talking about the M60, a fire arm so awesome it could be a new favorite amongst fans.
There’s not much to say in this department. The DLC brings the new stages which give us entirely new environments to explore. Day or night, the scenery looks great and there’s hardly ant recycled content. One thing to note about the graphics is the addition to new zombie skins. There are new zombies like the wedding guests and the witch is also dressed up nicely. Nothing too changing but refreshing to say the least.
Survival horror games, to me, don’t necessarily need good music. So I don’t recall too much in this department. What I really loved was the sound effects and voices. Walking through the dark only hearing footsteps and the occasional mutant growls and screams. It’s scary and it gets the job done. That aside, the gun sounds and explosions all sound like they’re supposed to no nothing wrong here.
Maybe the most talked about part of the DLC is the new game modes. Called mutations, they add a series of game changes that add to the depth and fun of the overall game. For instance, there is the Realism Versus that make the game a lot harder. You are not able to see the glow outline of teammates behind walls and items. You’re screwed if you are the only one mobile and everyone around you can’t be found. This type of game play adds to the suspense and will urge the players to incorporate more team work. A very nice addition.
The DLC of the Left 4 Dead 2 game, The Passing, gives players what they want. We got new stages and a story line. We got cameos from past favorites. They even added more zombies, guns, and game modes. With a low price, this DLC is a must for players still looking for a reason to put this game back in their Xbox 360s.
The game has a price of $7 (570 Microsoft Points)
You can purchase it on the Xbox 360 Market