Left 4 Dead 2 is dominated by a vibrant and expansive modding community that has created fantastic content over the years, including custom campaigns with new settings, weapons, and zombies for players to enjoy. Here are ten of our top custom campaigns to try next time you want some zombie killing with friends.
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10) Helms Deep
To get the list started, let's start with a simple survival map, which is a great starting point. The fort of Helms Deep from Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers has many familiar chambers, interiors, and strong walls, as seen in Rohan's attack on Saruman.
Except for its setting, this map isn't particularly unique, and that doesn't stop it from being a fun addition to your collection of levels. Plus, with a few extra tweaks to add different melee weapons or infected, you might easily create a more roleplay-centric game with swords, shields, and a knightly appearance.
Deathcraft 2 (9)
Minecraft incorporated into the Left 4 Dead world as a result of its global appeal, and it's one of the most striking and unexpected crossovers we've ever seen. Deathcraft 2 is a seven-chapter campaign that follows players through a blocky world with zombies, weapons, and visuals from the Minecraft world.
It's not too complicated, but it's still a fun campaign for fans to try. There's even an Easter egg that allows you to take on an Ender dragon and earn yourself Diamond Swords as a reward.
2) Suicide Blitz 2
Players travel across an infested city to reach a football stadium for extraction, complete with new and varied environments to traverse, a thrilling train escape sequence, custom football-themed tank models, and an explosive conclusion that will put even experienced survivors to the test.
Add with that some amazing level design and variety, and a few Easter eggs that make a reference to games like Portal and Half-Life, and you have yourself a fantastic package.
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I Hate Mountains 2 (7)
I Hate Mountains 2 is flooded with Left 4 Dead emotions that make it appear and feel like an official campaign. Players navigate through the North American mountains in this campaign to find a way to escape.
All of which look fantastic with moody, dim lighting and a slew of well-crafted environments to explore and navigate.
6) Splash Mountain Experience
Journey to Splash Mountain is a custom campaign that involves players taking a trip to Disneyland to discover it overrun with zombies.
Each level has a wide variety of custom models and textures to create the massive theme park, and you may even ride some of the attractions and rides. It's possible to have fun while you're doing it.
Warcelona is one of the most popular custom campaigns to be added to Left 4 Dead 2, and it has earned its place in the top tiers of this list. Created by a small group of 7, this campaign takes place in Barcelona, Spain.
The game concludes with a new environment created by the creators, with remodeled infected areas and new textures inspired and based on Spanish architecture such as cathedrals.
Yama takes place in an infected Tokyo and follows players through more rural areas, eventually reaching Kyoto's Kiyomizu Temple and climbing cable cars up a mountain.
Yama presents a new challenge for players, with limited resources and vast areas and levels to navigate, making this campaign particularly challenging, and requires teamwork and a more measured and attentive approach to encounters and exploration.
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3) Dark Wood
Dark Wood draws its design inspiration from horror games like F.E.A.R. and Silent Hill. Players travel through woods, caves, abandoned laboratories, industrial zones, and ancient catacombs to escape the infected horde.
During your escape, there are several cool easter eggs and hidden weapons to discover, and there are two additional exciting events to look forward to in this well-crafted, challenging encounter.
2) A day break
Day Break has been a fan favorite for years and more than earns its place on this list. This campaign will take you to sunny San Francisco, where players must flee the city before it is destroyed.
The campaign includes faithful recreations of the city's famous landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and the Palace of Fine Arts, all the way to Alcatraz Island for its epic conclusion, as well as plenty of custom assets specific to this campaign. It can also be played in versus, survival, and scavenge hunt.
1) Urban Flight
This Custom Campaign, which we consider to be the crème of the crop, is for a multitude of reasons. For one, it is stunning and varied, and it also offers dynamic paths, giving players a variety of options to take to a level.
A multi-stage finish and a scavenger hunt of Easter eggs round out the story. Each playthrough feels different and manages to be both challenging and rewarding, thanks to the dynamic nature of the chapters, and it's packed with content no matter how you approach it.