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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Its not a bad game wish Steam had a better ratings system. I got it on sale and I'm having fun playing it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
I recently looked at my stats for this game and noticed that it had been on my account for over 2 years so I decided to get on and do a playthrough. I just completed the campaign and came away happy that I'd finally played and completed it, It has it's faults, For example I found the combat both in and out of the loader to be inprecise but it could be forgiven that due to it's attributes. The games a great looker that's full of amazing set pieces and many well done cut-scenes, They do wonders for helping put the story across and it keeps you engrossed through to the end.

I'll rate the overall score as a 7 out of 10 and based on the fact that the game is a few years old and can be had fairly cheap during the sales I think it's a must buy for anyone who hasn't played it before. If that's you grab it in a sale you won't regret it.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Lost Planet 3 is a really cool game, had a lot of fun, it offers around 10-15 hours of campaign, its not boring in any way, there are many different enemies you will encounter and boss fights are not that schematic as i was expecting, views are amazing,great mechanics and variety of weaponry to choose wrapped up with a great story.Although game is well optimized(1080p maxed out >60fps on 960) it has some issues with steam, i was kicked to menu because game had problem connecting with steam or something, didnt lost any progress but i sure was tilted a bit.
Only one thing bugs me, i dont know if it was only my problem but cutscenes were in low resolution(i would say around 360-480p) and it looked weird.
It was worth my time although i would not recommend doing side-quests, they are boring and repetetive(kill X, go X).
10/10 would skip side quests again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Good story but an average third person gameplay.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
One of the best singleplayer missions i've ever played
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
I checked all the negative posts and watched out for the bugs that were mentioned while playing the campaign. And personally I really enjoyed it I litterally only ran into one bug and it was very minor and very temporary without needing a restart. Overall I'd give this game a ten out of ten mostly because I think it had a good story loved the gameplay. And found it surprisingly challenging. The only things I would probably complain about is the lack of enemy types and that no one is giving the multiplayer a chance. I tried out a co-op survival mode in the multiplayer with just myself and I rather enjoyed it just wished more people couldve been on so it would be more fun. Back to what I was saying about enemy types sure there's like only 15 or so total enemy types but their done pretty well none of them are too weak and pretty much all of them can potentially kill the player. As for people complaining about the enemies being bullet spounges thats how it's been since the first game I would know because I've played the orignal lost planet and most enemies are bullet spounges on that too.

But much like with this game the amount of bullets it takes depends on the strength of the weapon and pretty much all of them can get some sort of upgrade which sadly upgrades were not a thing in the original game. And I would have to say that this is very much not a lost planet game because there was so many changes done to the game play that sets it too far apart from the first lost planet game. How ever as far as a third person action shooter that takes place in the same universe as lost planet I'd have to say it does very well for itself. And honestly I'm kinda looking forward to any possible sequels of lost planet or games in general done by the same team in the future. If you were to ask me if I would recomend this to any friends I'd say definately yes.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
50.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Technically and visually it's a good game, the gameplay however might turn you off.

The biggest problem of this game is that it's very different from the previous games and really boring. It's basically a Dead Space clone.

The game is slow-paced in contrast to LP1 and 2, you got to walk a slow big robot for miles which becomes repetitive and it takes long time sometimes.

Multiplayer is dead, and no co-op!

Your arsenal are limited, few weapons, but they are customizable and upgradable plus some grenades and other toys.

If you care about the story more than gameplay, i recommend you to give it a try. If you are like me that dislike walking slowly around the world then you might think twice about this game.

6/10



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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
So when Lost Planet 2 was around, I had heard a lot of people didn't enjoy it, a lot of people thought it was bad. I completely disagreed with that, I thought Lost Planet 2 was extremely enjoyable, unique & fun. When Lost Planet 3 came out, I was hearing similar things about how it was bad, & that it was even worse than Lost Planet 2. I can see why, now that I've finally played it.

Lost Planet 3 is a completely different beast compared to Lost Planet 2. 2 was a crazy romp through different environments, fighting giant monsters and enemy-bad-guys with your friends while piloting mechs and using giant guns and stuff. Lost Planet 3, from the beginning, seems to be trying to be more like Dead Space. It focuses more on a story, and on "unique" characters instead of compelling and unique action. I went into this game with an open mind, hoping it wasn't as bad as I had heard, but the people seem to be right on this one, unlike on Lost Planet 2 in my opinion.

For one thing, the controls are wonky, and the menus and rebinding them is worse. The main controls are the usual WASD, but pick up item is P, and melee is B. In order to pickup that gun or that audio log you have to lift your hand from either your mouse or from WASD and press P. Same with having to melee in the middle of combat. But you can rebind these things simple enough right? Maybe? I checked the control binds in the menus and there were about 4 commands using the P key. 2 of these commands were labelled "Pick up Item" exactly the same. Well whatever, that's weird but just bind them all to the E or Tab key right? Nope. The game freaks out if you try to bind a key that's already in use. Why?! If the game can bind multiple commands to one key, why can't I? Not to mention while changing some of my other settings the menus crapped out and stopped working anyway.

But that's all stuff that's not really "in game" you know? Well in game, it isn't much better. I'm barely into the game and It's been mostly cutscenes, and when it wasn't cutscenes it was restrictive areas that might as well of been. I get that this is the intro, so it's going to be clunky, restrictive, boring, etc... But Lost Planet 2 just started the action. I know this one obviously wanted to go in a different direction, which in my opinion is a bad idea, but it was executed so poorly in so many areas. The cutscenes themselves are compressed to hell, in audio and in visuals. They are so compressed, I almost thought I was playing some FMV game from 1999. When the game transitions from cutscene to in engine gameplay, it is very jarring due to the big change in audio quality. A lot of the sound design and voice work is questionable already, but the jump from cutscene to game is a whole new world. The quality was so bad, I couldn't tell if one guy had a different voice actor for cutscene and game, or if the quality difference was just that bad. In the cutscenes, the audio has all nice reverb effects and is processed so that it sounds like it's in a big ice planet/space hangar environment. Then, once you enter gameplay, all the processing goes away and it sounds like the voice actor is talking to you from inside your head. Some of the voice recordings are so damn bad you can hear every huff, every lip smack, every stutter, and it was just such a trip I couldn't tell if it was supposed to be this cheesy and bad. I know that Lost Planet never really had any sort of completely serious story line, but this is just 210% jarring. It all goes from compressed but processed cutscenes, to mediocre untouched in game quality, to audio logs that (Even though it's the future) sound like they were recorded on a microphone from 2005 (With no pop filter).

Not all of the audio and acting is terrible, but overall it ranges from mediocre to very very bad. The game isn't all audio's and visuals though, it has bad gameplay choices too, along with the wonky as hell controls. In Lost Planet 2, you had to collect the heat-energy blood from your enemies to do things such as: stay alive, heal wounds, power mechs, power weapons, and open crates and stuff. In Lost Planet 3, this same heat blood energy is.... drum roll... just money. It's just currency. No more tense action, trying to get enough heat energy to fix and jump into that big robot to take down the monster You just get it to go buy a new butt stock for your shotgun, or a high powered barrel for your pistol. I guess they wanted a more centralized game, with missions branching out from the home base that you can walk around in for some reason, but this just sucks. Once you get past the almost overextended intro, you can walk around home base freely. Why? All you can do is pick up audio logs, get lost in the hallways, and talk to such WaCkY characters like "Crazy Ned" who likes to ♥♥♥♥ penguins. One of the best parts of Lost Planet 2 was being able to jump into any mission, any area, and just go at it and kill monsters with your friends. In Lost Planet 3, well, it's just Dead Space. If, for example, Dead Space had a budget of 5 million dollars, this game would be comparable to having about 50,000 dollars at most. It doesn't play off of any of the strengths that the second game had, and tries to go off and do it's own thing while failing in almost every aspect.

I go and buy a shotgun at the bases armory with my heat money, and the armory guy is blabbing on about every item I click on. Why!? This is annoying as hell! I go to do the mission objective that the game tells me to do, and I run into 3 cutscenes and 5 instances of dialog with the 'quirky' characters. Why. This is annoyiiiiing. Lost Planet 2, bam, you play the game, have fun, kill monsters. Lost Planet 3, here's 23 unique corridors, with 8 unique characters that you can talk to for no reason! Oh, and don't worry about finding cool and unique weapons in the mission area, just buy one or two before heading out!

Truth be told, I did NOT play very much of this game. I'm 75% sure that yeah, it will get better later on. How much better? Probably not much. But so far everything has been so jarring, wonky, boring, annoying, and just overall BLEH that I think I've had enough of Lost Planet 3, at least for a while until I get bored enough to scrape the bottom of my library. There's more I want to say about this game, and the series in general, but I've written enough, & my memory is already fading on what I've played. I'd rather just go reinstall Lost Planet 2 and hope that it isn't quite as janky as 3 was. I mainly played 2 on the PS3, so I'm sure that the PC version has problems too. But at least the core of 2 was unique & fun, inspired by Japanese culture along with more American sci-fi themes. 3 looks like it threw out any unique Japanese influence it had, and just wants to be a story about greedy space corporation that wants to make money despite putting its workers in danger. Remember how there was a dozen factions all battling it out over the monsters pretty much from the start in Lost Planet 2? Well here all you get is (At least from the beginning) the greedy corporation faction. No pirates or anything.

Lost Planet 3 just wants to be a low budget Dead Space, where Lost Planet 2 wanted to be Monster Hunter with guns & robots. One succeeded, the other one failed. It's a shame, I would have been perfectly happy with some sort of re-skin with a couple of new levels and weapons for Lost Planet 3 because I enjoyed 2 so much. Sadly, this huge shift in direction seems to have been so jarring to everyone, that it killed it. I was never on board with any of the hate that I remember Lost Planet 2 getting, but I feel that any hate that Lost Planet 3 gets seems to be worth it.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
Average 3rd person shooter. It sucks on a bigger level when compare it to the previous games in the series.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
After playing some of this game I can't believe how much a once great and fun game series has fallen to this.

I'll be totally honest this game has characters you really couldn't care less about, It lacks the fun from number 2 and the soild characters and plot from number 1. Use a controller if you want to play as if you're playing on keyboard you'll need three hands as all the controls are way too spaced out. Some instructions the game provides are totally wrong. The thing that kills this the most is the 3rd person is too close to the player so you can't see to the sides or behind much at all so when it comes to things like tight killzone areas or boss fights, you are going to die as if you're playing Dark Souls due to stupidly getting stuck between walls and bosses as you can't see behind you to know how close you are from getting trapped this that all the damn time.
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Papuasas
29.9 hrs
Posted: September 27
I recommend it
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Slider23sHentai_Shelf
1.7 hrs
Posted: September 24
Saved 20£ buying it in Gamestop, I don't know about the game but hey! saved 20£!


Well I played "Lost Planet 2"(The demo) lol and liked it!
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MrWoofgang
1.3 hrs
Posted: September 23
Does not feel like Lost Planet in any way, shape, or form.
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ozgr
14.3 hrs
Posted: September 22
not bad
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OMGWTFBBQ
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 18
its not lp2
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Basking Shark
1.1 hrs
Posted: September 15
A hollow shell of the first two games, with ♥♥♥♥♥♥ robots, ♥♥♥♥♥♥ story, and ♥♥♥♥♥♥ fighting. How you ♥♥♥♥ up the fun of piloting the mechs when it was fine in the first two is beyond me.
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Eng. Redes e Pescas
11.4 hrs
Posted: September 13
I enjoyed the game for its story and the on foot-mech mechanics.
THe enviroment althouh on an ice planet, where nice, and seemed dangerous. The enemies where a bit repetitive and shooting the humans was not very fun.
Great use of fast travel, avoiding some serious boring backtrack, props to that.

Not the greatest shooter, but story and feel is very well put, if you slog through some shooting repetitive parts.
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