Home / Tech News / Featured Tech Reviews / Powercolor HD 5870 PCS+ Review

Powercolor HD 5870 PCS+ Review

Left 4 Dead 2 is a cooperative first-person shooter game. It is the sequel to Valve Corporation’s award-winning Left 4 Dead. The game launched on November 17, 2009, for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 in the United States; it launched November 20 in Europe. It builds upon the cooperatively-focused gameplay of the original and uses Valve’s proprietary Source engine, the same game engine used in Left 4 Dead. The game made its world premiere at E3 2009 with a trailer during the Microsoft press event.

In a similar fashion to the original, Left 4 Dead 2 is set during the aftermath of an apocalyptic pandemic, and focuses on four survivors fighting against hordes of the infected. The survivors must fight their way through levels, interspersed with safe houses that act as checkpoints, with the goal of reaching a rescue vehicle at the campaign’s finale.

The gameplay is procedurally altered by an artificial intelligence engine dubbed the “Director” that monitors the players’ performance and adjust the scenario to provide a dynamic challenge. Several new features have been introduced: new types of infected, melee weapons, and a story-arc that connects the game’s five campaigns together.

We performed testing today at 2560×1600 with 8xAA and 16xAF – all other settings were pushed to the max.

The Source engine proves to be no problem for any of the hardware today, even at the maximum resolutions and eye candy settings. Being purely subjective, if you want to just play Valve games, even on a 30 inch screen then a reference clocked HD5850 is more than enough.

Become a Patron!

Check Also

Patriot PXD 1TB External SSD Review

How capable is this pocket-sized external SSD from Patriot?