I hope you are all aware of Valve’s upcoming multiplayer co-operative zombie shooter game Left 4 Dead. For those of you who are dying to get a glimpse of the game, here is some good news. You can take part in the initial multiplayer demo of the game, titled Early Demo Access simply by filling a form.

Early Demo Access requires a code to get in and is usually limited to those who pre-order the game from stores such as GameStop. Early access to the demo will run from November 6th through November 11th. Codes will begin being sent out on November 5th. If you follow the method below, you will get a free left 4 dead early demo access code, even if you did not pre order the game from a store.

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How to obtain a free Left 4 Dead early demo access invite code:

1. Visit GameStop’s early demo access page from this link.

2. Fill out the Platform, E-Mail Address, First Name and Last Name fields. Leave Transaction ID field empty. Make sure you enter a valid E-mail since your demo access code will be sent to this address.

3. Press submit. You will be greeted with the following message:

Thank You! Early access to the demo will run from November 6th through November 11th. Codes will begin being sent out on November 5th.

Congratulations! You just made it into Gamestop’s Left 4 Dead Early Demo Access. Apparently the transaction ID field is not validated by GameStop’s system so it does not matter if you pre-ordered the game or not :) Give some time for the code to arrive in your inbox; it will definitely come.


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  1. Saffarini // 11/06/2008 08:22:00 AM  


  2. Triad_470 // 11/06/2008 09:31:00 AM  

    Got the code just now. So it definitely works :)


  3. Saffarini // 11/06/2008 04:52:00 PM  

    I still didnt get the code... :(

  4. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 11/06/2008 06:16:00 PM  

    I got my code few hours ago but dont worry if you didnt get yours yet. Apparantly some of those who actually did order from gamestop have not received the codes as well. So maybe they are being sent phase by phase.

  5. asd // 11/06/2008 09:50:00 PM  

    it's doesn't work for me..i did it 6 hours ago and still no email..

  6. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 11/06/2008 11:56:00 PM  

    It took me about 9 hours to get the code.

  7. Violated // 11/07/2008 02:46:00 AM  

    Got it just now with following instructions:

    Access to the demo will begin Thursday, November 6 at 7am PST

    1. Log on to www.l4d.com/demo
    2. Double Click "Download Now"
    3. Enter the Demo code when prompted
    4. Enjoy the game!

    Your Unique Code: bla bla

    It took nearly a day for them to mail the code - i think it will eventually be mailed to everyone who followed the instructions correctly.

  8. Joe // 11/07/2008 01:40:00 PM  

    It's a pretty long wait for the code...

  9. asd // 11/07/2008 02:18:00 PM  

    almost 24 hours now...if anyone has an extra pc code, please, give it to me...000555@mt2009.com...it would be much appreciated :)

  10. asd // 11/07/2008 02:59:00 PM  

    thanks a lot for sending me the code..i'll share mine if i receive it from GS in the next hours :)
    now i got this problem: when i click on "install demo" (on steam) nothing happens..anybody knows why?

  11. Fabian // 11/07/2008 03:14:00 PM  
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  12. Fabian // 11/07/2008 03:24:00 PM  

    you need to log in to you steam account, go to games and click "activate a product on steam..."

    there you go ;)

    PS: i still haven't received my code from GS :(

  13. aleks // 11/07/2008 05:45:00 PM  

    over 24 hours and still no code, if anyone has an extra pc code, please, send it to me, alle_s@hotmail.com.. I cant stand the wait longer please feel with me :) And I would be in your debt :)

  14. talik4743 // 11/07/2008 05:51:00 PM  

    You are now eligible for the Left 4 Dead early demo access. If you did not provide your email address at time of reservation, please enter the required information below and the information regarding early demo access will be emailed to you within 2 calendar days.

  15. Michael // 11/07/2008 06:03:00 PM  
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  16. headi // 11/07/2008 06:54:00 PM  

    plllllssssss send me a code toooooooo
    i didnt resive tzhat code that would be so awesome if som one help me with this =(( pls email : alsaabi@hotmail.de

  17. Jertzu // 11/07/2008 06:59:00 PM  

    I havent received my demo code yet, so could someone with an extra demo code send it to me please. And if i get my code later, i will pass it to someone else. Thank you!
    My email: Jertzu@mail.com

  18. MrRightclick // 11/07/2008 08:06:00 PM  

    Hey, 24+ hours here.. God the tension is killing me! Could someone send a code for me too?
    I would really appreciate that :)

    Email: ffcloud@jippii.fi

    Thanks in advance!

  19. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 11/07/2008 09:16:00 PM  

    Demo leaked:


    No more waiting for keys :)

  20. Everitte // 11/07/2008 09:21:00 PM  

    10+ hours -.-

  21. Joe // 11/07/2008 09:34:00 PM  
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  22. Weemanply109 // 11/07/2008 11:00:00 PM  

    I tried over a day ago and still doesn't work for me :(

    If anyone else has a spare key could they please send on to Ianrobertporter@hotmail.co.uk

    I would be very greatful :D

  23. joker1234 // 11/08/2008 02:34:00 AM  

    i've ben waiting for like a day if some one has an extra send me it to reper123666@hotmail.com

  24. Joe // 11/08/2008 07:39:00 AM  

    Still no code after over 24-Hours

  25. Alex :D // 11/08/2008 11:45:00 AM  

    AHHh if anyone has an extra PC code, id love you for all eternity. e-mail is Gangsteroflove123@gmail.com


  26. Weemanply109 // 11/08/2008 06:46:00 PM  

    The codes for Left 4 Dead Early Demo Access are no longer available.

  27. Joe // 11/09/2008 12:37:00 AM  

    I just got my code though :D

  28. Weemanply109 // 11/09/2008 02:14:00 AM  

    @ Joe

    Lucky you!
    When did you sign up for your code?

    I signed up almost two days ago and i still haven't recieved the code yet

  29. Silver // 11/09/2008 04:01:00 AM  

    i registered 2 days ago and didn't get one too. :(
    if anyone has an extra one could you please send it to me fugaman AT gmail dot com

  30. Corey // 11/09/2008 01:07:00 PM  

    Damn, preordered just to get the demo only to find that it's not available... if anyone has a code for 360 they would share..... kodiak_dog@hotmail.com

  31. Joe // 11/09/2008 02:23:00 PM  

    I signed up at http://www.gamestop.com/gs/landing/l4dearly/default.aspx
    On the day the early demo came out and i got it on saturday.It took about 36 hours for the code to be delivered and i don't think hotmail emails will work.I tried with both my gmail and my hotmail and only my gmail account got the code

  32. asd // 10/23/2009 08:11:00 PM  

    Do you think this will be possible for LEFT 4 DEAD 2 too? :)

  33. domain.davidkelly24 // 10/26/2009 04:33:00 AM  

    the page couldnt be found. if anyone has a spare code could they send it to me at davidkelly29@hotmail.com or my xbox account the amatoor. if you do i will be your bestest friend forever

  34. asd // 10/27/2009 09:59:00 PM  

    If anybody has a Extra PC Code please email me at enrico.pallazzo@yopmail.com
    you guys know i would help if i had one

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