The extreme and unpredictable conditions that characterised the Lost Planet series return, harsher than ever before. Lost Planet 3 reveals new truths about the foreboding planet and the colonial history of E.D.N. III. Lost Planet 3 introduces Jim Peyton, a rig pilot who leaves Earth to take on a hazardous but lucrative contract on E.D.N.
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Release Date: Aug 26, 2013

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The extreme and unpredictable conditions that characterised the Lost Planet series return, harsher than ever before. Lost Planet 3 reveals new truths about the foreboding planet and the colonial history of E.D.N. III.

Lost Planet 3 introduces Jim Peyton, a rig pilot who leaves Earth to take on a hazardous but lucrative contract on E.D.N. III. Working for Neo-Venus Construction (NEVEC) who are preparing the planet for colonisation, Jim joins his fellow pioneers at the Coronis base and begins surveying the uncharted terrain and obtaining samples of the planet’s energy supply – Thermal Energy.

With NEVEC’s existing Thermal Energy reserve running low the fate of the Coronis mission depends on the natural source of the energy supply being located. Realising that this is a great opportunity for a huge pay-off and early ticket home to his family, Jim braves the risk of the treacherous environment and threat of the indigenous Akrid.
Acting as a home away from home and boasting an array of tools that can assist Jim on the field, the utility rig provides Jim’s safety and is essential not only for his contract work but also his protection against the ever-changing climate.

Lost Planet 3 will deliver a diverse range of gameplay including on-foot battles and intense first person action. With a number of multiplayer modes and a compelling single player experience, Lost Planet 3 will delve deeper into the Lost Planet universe, uncovering hidden truths within the unique and dynamic environment of E.D.N. III.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Dual core CPU 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800 or better, ATI Radeon™ HD 4770 or better
    • Storage: 16 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Standard audio device
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Quad core 2.7 GHz or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460 or better
    • Storage: 16 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Standard audio device
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Hersir
18.0 hrs
Posted: August 23
A very enjoyable game.
The plot, characters, and writing are well done and worth experiencing.
Graphics, sound, and atmosphere are great; they really give you a sense of isolation, and a feel for the world.
Gameplay is good, combat is smooth, and there is a good selection of weapons and upgrades. A few weapons are pretty limited in use, but you can swap your loadout at your RIG, so you can always trade that sniper rifle for a shotgun when you're about to explore a cave or base.
Combat in your RIG can feel a bit clunky at first, but once you get the hang of it, you will be dismembering giant monsters swiftly and easily.

Regardless of what some people say, the cover system works fine (and is explained in-game), and I encountered no difficulty spikes or crashes.
Also, the HUD does not "randomly" disappear, it is explained in-game (multiple times, in fact) that the HUD only functions within a certain distance of your RIG.

The only major flaw with the game, is that one of the button prompts is incorrect! At various points in the game, you need to turn something with your RIG's claw (a valve, a door lock, etc.); the game tells you to press (WASD on keyboard, "A" on Xbox controller), but you actually need to (tap "F" on keyboard, rotate the left stick on controller).
My only other complaint is that some of the side missions can require a lot of back-tracking, which can get annoying after awhile.

Pro:
- Good plot and characters
- Good graphics and sound
- Smooth gameplay and graphics
- Able to rip a huge monster limb from limb, using a giant mech

Con:
- Incorrect button prompt for "turn claw" action!
- Some side missions require a lot of back-tracking
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♕ Madskillz ♕
18.2 hrs
Posted: August 23
Great Game! 8/10
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Flamboyant Douchebaggery
16.7 hrs
Posted: August 23
Snapped up this game on a big sale. Glad I did! Definietly worth it on sale and it's fun. Kind of a mix of different genres. Sometimes you get the feel of Borderland's 2 Bug Hunt, then you have a Mech vibe (without the weapons). Then a bit of the ole derelict spaceship horror. Not a bad mishmash of stuff and a somewhat passable story (if you don't look too close).

I wouldn't pay full price though (and neither should you).
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[ 14K ] Daankai ™
0.9 hrs
Posted: August 22
No, I do not recommend
Lost Planet is a great serie but they ran out of the base game too much, trying to inovate in new ways that don't keep the lore from earlier games.
Game's community is for sure dead by now.
Yes I've played few minuts but had played lots the console version.
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Slothful Sloth
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 22
Not made for the PC at all, couldn't get past the first 'real' mission cause of an issue.
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Gangstaw
11.8 hrs
Posted: August 22
I got it on sale at 5€, it took me 11 hours to finish the game and it was amazing, the combat is pretty neat, you have to aim for special spots on tougher enemies, throwing grenades in the mouth of bosses will make the fight easier, you can fight bosses on foot or in your mech, sometimes you have the choice I liked the bossfights a lot
The story is really cool, and the game is kinda based around it, if you see it on sale GET IT
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Darkshot_47 | Cosmic Titan
11.4 hrs
Posted: August 22
Good game! Mixture of Mass Effect & Dead Space with good story.
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SUPER_KILLER_2016
3.0 hrs
Posted: August 22
A very atmospheric game. Decent story telling, and whole cold-planet-warm-inside-rig atmosphere is amazing.
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Cosmonaut
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 21
Gee, these new dead space games keep getting worse.



Upon installing the game I was greeted by multiple "Lost Planet 3 has stopped working" error messages.
After finally giving up and re-installing the game, I get into the game and we get:

- unskippable in-game cutscenes (DON'T TAKE THE CONTROL OF THE CHARACTER FROM ME)

- A terrible camera angle. Seriously, it's waaaaay too close during normal use, and god forbid if you turn your camera into a wall.

- And what seemed to be cover based gameplay?

Honestly, after point #3, I was done. This is not the Lost Planet I had remembered, this is a pale Dead Space ripoff.

TL;DR? It's great if you were a Dead Space fan, not so much if you liked the previous Lost Planet games.
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Michael
21.2 hrs
Posted: August 20
Not very innovative or well written. But competantly made and fun gameplay. A solid if uninspiered game.
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Recommended
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Honestly a little surprised by how much I enjoyed this game. I picked it up on sale, and I played it with a Steam Controller. After a few growing pains to get the repair function to work properly and adjust the gyro aim to something useful, I had a blast. Is the game revolutionary? No. Not at all. It's basically a corridor shooter with some exploration and open-world-ish resource/collectible hunting. The story is a bit predictable, but the characters are enjoyable and the voice acting top notch. The atmosphere of the game is great, and though the graphics are starting to show thier age, they still hold up well. Also, you get to beat up monsters in giant mech. +

If I had to critize anything harshly it would be the weapon choices. You start the game with a pistol, and the next two weapons you will buy are an assault rifle and a shotgun. And those are the guns you are going to finish the game with. Not that their aren't other guns, there are about 8 in total, but they just aren't as useful. That's not entirely fair, they are useful, but they are much more situational. Problem is, you never know what situation you are going to be in. Goint into a close range fight with the small skittery enemies using a grenade launcher or a sniper rifle would be terrible. Going up against a giant crab with nothing but the close in PIG or slow charging energy rifle would be equally bad. Conisdering most missions have a scattering of both... you always want to pack the all round load out. I.E.> Shotgun + Assault rifle.

Still, this was exactly the type of game I needed after an endless stream of survival/builders and epic length RPGs. 7/10
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Not Recommended
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
I would recommend it if you could bear the poor gameplay to enjoy an excellent story.

Story: Excellent

The narrative of this game was the best part of it.
* Almost every character that was introduced are on point in terms of voice acting, characteristics and overall design.
* The story of the game was the beginning of the Lost Planet series so you won't have to worry about playing the first two games in order to relate to the story.(I haven't played the first two titles)
* The main character (Jim) was very relatable. He was not a hero with super abilities nor he was the perfect guy. He was just a regular guy trying to earn for his family.
* The progression of the story was solid. It was like a movie.

Gameplay: Poor

Slow Movement!!
* The Rig(mech) was so slow that it will take minutes to travel from the base to your desired location.
* Electronic Doors!! are always processing and will make you wait before you can enter some rooms.
* Fast Travel can't be used unless you are on the edge of the location. (meaning you have to walk near the exit points to fast travel)

Lack of
* Guns
* Monsters
* AI interaction

Semi-Open World
* It's like a corridor you just walk straight. There are some passages but not much to see.

BUGS!
* Restart bug where you will go back to the title screen since "it recognizes the change of user"?
* Poor port with a lot of lousy directions of button to press.
* Sometimes you get stuck.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Lost planet 3 is a really, really mixed bag for me. I'll put the pros and cons of this game:

Pros:
+ Story is interesting and made me unironically want more.
+ The sections where you fight in your RIG are neat.
+ Upgrading system isn't a drag.
+ You can put custom music in your RIG.
+ Collectables are nice.

Cons:
- Ground combat is rather... flacid, it's boring and sadly you'll be doing it a lot.
- Takes a while to get place to place.
- Final boss is rather dull.
- Lack of weapons and mods for said weapons.
- Several difficulty spikes.
- Lack of replay value.

Overaul I can't reccomend this for the full price, however if there is a sale of 50% - 80% get it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Not very innovative or well written. But competantly made and fun gameplay. A solid if uninspiered game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Gee, these new dead space games keep getting worse.



Upon installing the game I was greeted by multiple "Lost Planet 3 has stopped working" error messages.
After finally giving up and re-installing the game, I get into the game and we get:

- unskippable in-game cutscenes (DON'T TAKE THE CONTROL OF THE CHARACTER FROM ME)

- A terrible camera angle. Seriously, it's waaaaay too close during normal use, and god forbid if you turn your camera into a wall.

- And what seemed to be cover based gameplay?

Honestly, after point #3, I was done. This is not the Lost Planet I had remembered, this is a pale Dead Space ripoff.

TL;DR? It's great if you were a Dead Space fan, not so much if you liked the previous Lost Planet games.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
its a great game but its not lost planet to me for the reason of using multiple mechs and the toughness of the enemies and how little you get to use the mech in boss battles because thats a lost planet boss fight mechs ftw
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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661 of 754 people (88%) found this review helpful
51 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
Giving a thumbs down to LP3 feels painful. It's got a lot of heart. The animations, the graphics, the voice acting, it's all wonderfully cinematic, and it's a loose sci-fi blue collar theme, with space contractors in a space wasteland planet trying to do science in the face of aliens everywhere. Your dude is a bearded contractor who gets messages from his wife and country music plays in his giant robot. Gamers in general don't see much manual labor so it's always nice to see stories that focus on that sort of hard work. That said, thematically, it's a bit of an odd mix since your average mission is to "go fix X, okay, all done? Good, now get back to the robot and march back oh wait there's 400 aliens between you and your robot. And this isn't a problem at all." What was the want ad for this? Space engineer, must be able to perform QTE repairs while shooting 4000 aliens. Still, they want it to work so bad, they fill this story with real heart.

But for all the glitz and polish it's just not that much fun. You walk places and walk some more then get in a robot and walk places with slow robot clomping and FINALLY you get to dive roll and shoot aliens and that part is actually kinda fun in a low budget Red Faction Armageddon sense but then you get to walk back and talk some more and walk and walk and climb and it's all just such a waste of time and then they expect you to go back to earlier locations for some dumb sidequests and there's just no way, no how.

It's clear the man hours went into this game that should, by the book, have created a solid fun, but forgettable AAA game. But the talent somehow didn't make its way to the final product. And it's a shame because so much love went into this but it just was not enough.

I would have watched the movie of this.
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868 of 1,039 people (84%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2013
Fun little sim about being a typical petroleum extraction engineer in Canada
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Not Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 15, 2015
Preface: I am not judging this game compared to its predecessors, since I did not particularly enjoy LP1 or LP2. That being said...

This game is not good. It certainly starts out well, the story is interesting, the graphics are pretty (especially given how well-optimized it is), the sound design is good, and the voice acting is solid. HOWEVER:

-The game is unbelievably easy (I played 95% of it with just the infinite-ammo pistol) except for random HUGE difficulty spikes
-The game world is incredibly small and stifling
-The "hostile" and "uninhabitable" world poses no threat at all (you can walk around in major storms to your heart's content)
-Controls are lazy and stupid (P is to pick up ammo! Why not the "use" button??)
-The cover system is the epitome of crappily-made. They don't even tell you it's there, which makes sense, since it DOES. NOT. WORK.
-The strategy for killing the akrids (including the bosses) is always the exact same (dodge as they charge, shoot when they're stunned)
-Fighting in the rig is beyond pointless (it's ALWAYS better to get out and fight in-person)
-The boss fights are ridiculously stupid (the one in the rig is mind-bendingly atrocious)
-Bosses are recycled all over the place (you kill the giant crab thing in 3 different boss fights alone)
-The game straight-up lies about button prompts ("W/A/S/D to turn wheel" really means "tap f repeatedly")
-The audio logs are filled with SO MANY juicy, lip-smacky, mouth-poppy sounds that it sounds like the mic is being eaten
-The base only has a few people you can actually interact with, so it feels lifeless
-It is completely arbitrary where/when you can grapple/repel
-There is no visual indicator of health (other than when you're near-death), and your ammo count vanishes and reappears whenever it feels like it (EDIT: I've been informed that your ammo count and the rest of your HUD disappear when you get too far from the mech)
-And so many other little tiny annoyances

If you're a more patient person than I am, you could probably put up with this game, and might even enjoy it. I, however, found it joyless, tedious, and boring. It is a paint-by-numbers, designed-by-committee, heartless blob of checklists, man-hours, and coding. Life is too short to slog through uninteresting crap, and this game didn't make the cut (for me). You may enjoy it, but please don't spend more than $5 on it.
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