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Left 4 Dead 2 Game Demo in Stereoscopic 3D with 3D Vision

November 17th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Stereo 3D Games


The second game from the Left 4 Dead series should be hitting the shelves in the game shops today, but since I’m still unable to get my hands on it, I just tried in stereoscopic 3D mode the demo of the game that is available for some time already. As you probably know the first Left 4 Dead game did very well when played in S3D mode with the help of Nvidia’s GeForce 3D Vision, so the expectations from the second game are also quite high. So if you like to become a zombie killing machine and have some fun for a while – Left 4 Dead is definitely your game, and if you combine that with a 3D Vision equipped PC the fun is almost doubled…


Left 4 Dead 2 does work and look very good in stereoscopic 3D mode with GeForce 3D Vision indeed and there are no serious issues or problems even though there was no profile from Nvidia especially for the title in the latest 3D Vision drivers. I could easily go up to 50-60% depth without getting too apparent ghosting which is quite good having in mind that the game does not have a specific profile to make it look better, as it is already quite good looking.


Of course Left 4 Dead 2 is not a game suitable for everyone, especially considering that you kill a lot of zombies and there is a lot of blood flying all over the place… and yes the blood also has depth. And it seems that the effect in the second part of the game is better made than in the first and the game in general is better made to take advantage of stereoscopic 3D gaming. Of course if you take your time and be extra careful you can also find some issues, like I did, but as I said nothing significant, although I’ll still mention what I’ve found…


Actually the only visual problem when playing in stereoscopic 3D mode with 3D Vision that is worth mentioning is that when you have some object over water it looks kind of tripled. This creates some weird appearance of the character as you can see on the screenshot, but fortunately there is not much water and what you see is from the beginning of the game (maybe there is more further in the game). Also have in mind that this is from the demo of the game and it could as well be fixed in the full version and there might also be some other changes and/or differences, but in general I can say that the game Left 4 Dead 2 is worth playing in stereoscopic 3D with 3D Vision…

Get the full game Left 4 Dead 2 here if you don’t have it yet…

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