Valve Corporation’s cooperative masterpiece, “Left 4 Dead“, features a horrific selection of “special infected” to destroy even the most competent team’s sense of control. One of the most recognizable, and to the suffering team one of the most feared, is the bloated, bile-soaked Boomer.
The Boomer is a meddlesome enemy designed to confuse and weaken your group. It calls other infected to you while lowering your defenses with its blinding bile. While easy enough to handle at long range Boomers have the uncomfortable habit of getting close at the most inopportune times.
Boomer’s are also, for lack of a better word, just plain “icky”. They’re a ponderous, roiling, pulsating sac of zombie-attracting bile. They gurgle and belch constantly in a way that will haunt your dreams. Here’s to you, Boomer! Please stay way (way) over there.