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.
User reviews: Mixed (637 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 26, 2013

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July 17

LOST PLANET® 3 Update Version 1.0.3 Now Available

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a bug where CAMPAIGN save data was not saved for first-time purchasers following Update Version 1.0.2.
  • Fixed a bug where the free LOST PLANET® 3 – Hi Res Movies DLC was not played back in game following Update Version 1.0.2.

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July 14

PSA: Lost Planet 3 getting one more update soon


Following up on last week's Lost Planet 3 update for PC, we have one additional update for you LPers.

It has come to our attention that first-time purchasers of Lost Planet 3 are experiencing issues saving the CAMPAIGN data; MULTIPLAYER and settings data is unaffected. An additional issue in which HD movies are not played back when installed has been found. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and are currently working on providing an update within the next few days. In the meantime CAMPAIGN data can be correctly saved by following the steps illustrated below.

1. Open the file path \UserProfile\Documents\My Games\LostPlanetGame\LostPlanetGame (UserProfile is PC dependent)

2. Create a folder named "SaveData" without the quotes inside of the "LostPlanetGame" folder opened in step 1.

3. Start the CAMPAIGN mode to successfully save data.

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About This Game

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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 16 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Standard audio device
Helpful customer reviews
56 of 66 people (85%) found this review helpful
45.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Okay, so here is the deal.
Yes, the gameplay is altered substantially from the previous two, yes the T-Energy mechanic doesn't come into play sadly. I had hoped the game might have had a section as a nod to the old games where Jim's suit gets damaged but alas it did not.
Co-operative play is also not featured anywhere in the single player story.

This said however, while the gameplay is somewhere inbetween extreme condition and the first dead space title, the controls most of the time feel fairly fluid.
The characters, especially Jim Peyton himself are really likable and it kept me immersed in the story. Jim's wife is a very interesting character (as well as Jim himself)and the game has a lot of soul.
Jim isn't a grizzled space marine who can kill an akrid from 300 metres, but he is also not out of his death.
With a temperament somewhere between a trucker and a cowboy he instantly became (for me) one of my favourite videogame protagonists of all time

When you're out there on your own, with just music you brought from planet earth (the game imports music from your computer files so you can creat your own soundtrack for the cold wastelands) you really feel like there's no-one else you can count on but yourself. You feel isolated and in danger at every second.
This also works in reverse, that when you get a message from your in game wife you feel like you're at home, like you're making a difference and the characters really come to life. The same can be said when you return to coronis and upgrade your rig and weapons, greeting old friends.

There's a fair bit of longevity in the upgrades to your rig. Certain upgrades allow you to get to new places you couldn't before, or allow you to scrounge for scrap metal in new places.
The controls when fighting the akrid will feel a little alien at first due to the over the shoulder viewpoint of the camera, but you quickly get used to the contextual-only use of the grappling hook as well as dodging out of the way of enemies.

Fans of the series will be pleased to know that this does actually provide an interesting and very unexplained part of the story of the franchise and while they do retcon one or two things, it really does feel like it's for the better. The plot makes sense and while isn't anything spectacular, it is coherent and well-written. The supporting cast for me, was what really pulled along the plot for me and kept me interested even while trying to hunt down those annoying albino akrid.


The setpieces out in the ice and snow are quite fantastic and this is where the game excels, in the sheer scale of the areas outside. The opposite is unfortunately true in that on the occasional offchances you go into an enclosed space, combat and movement can feel clunky and out of place.
It's a shame likely the repetitive sidequests will put anyone off buying this because the atmosphere is amazing.
You really do feel like a lone contractor out in the middle of nowhere drilling for a precious substance.
I imagine the feeling and atmosphere in this game is not all that disimilar from the feelings of isolation and longing that ice truckers deal with on a day to day bonus.

Which brings us to the Rigs. The rig is not the vital suit (this is a prequel don't forget), it is an entirely different breed of machine, but this isn't a bad thing.
Yes, there are a few mechs in this game and while at first you may lament the loss of having shoulder mounted rockets and gatling guns, you will immediately warm up to the defensive and offensive capabilities of Jim's machine. Admittedly the rig can feel quite slow at times and while this may have been an artistic choice by the devs at Spark it can bog down the pace at times until you access fast travel quite early in the game. The good news is that those who loved the sheer mayhem and carnage of slicing off a limb or two from the large akrid will be right at home. It is just as satisying, maybe moreso to time your grab just right as you hold the creature and helplessly drill into it's cores with the drill arm as their lifeblood (T-energy) spills out.

I should point out that I was only ever interested in the game (and series) for the single player experience and therefore I did not touch multiplayer. My understanding is some of the maps from extreme condition make a reappearance and generally most reviewers say the online is where the strength of the game really lies.
This game did poorly due to the mountain of scathing critiques and generally poor write-ups it received.
I personally enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who was a fan of the series for the story.
In terms of all the bad press and poor scores, I'd advise you to try it for yourself, it's not the most amazing game in terms of graphics or presentation but I sure had fun with it.

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51 of 64 people (80%) found this review helpful
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
I just finished the game and I'm like WOW!!Of course lost planet 3 is different from the other 2 games but i liked it most of all!!! WTF IS WRONG WITH HATERS ♥♥♥♥ing critising the game?!?!? ITS JUST AWESOME with a great story and twists till the very end that kept me at the edge of my seat 4 days continiously!!! I had no crashes and in general everything was pretty nice and smooth! I dont know what others say maybe their system's not good I dont know! But this game deserves way more and in my opinion is in my top 10 games list!!! Try it and you WONT regret it!
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75 of 113 people (66%) found this review helpful
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Finally got around to finishing the game.The gameplay was mediocre, but the performances by the characters were good. Overall I don't think the game is particularly bad, but the game is extremely buggy. Just look at the discussion boards and google about the pc version of the game and you'll see for yourself. The game tends to crash ALOT. I got around the game crashing at the beginning by getting rid of the intro videos (nvidia logo screen and etc), but the game tends to have like a 50% chance of crashing everytime I get to a section that loads up a pre-rendered cutscene and that gets old FAST. The support for the game is extremely poor so I would say stay away from the pc version of the game.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
I am really enjoying this game a lot with 4 hours into the game. I am still only using a single gun and a hookgun. The athosphere in this game is amazing. Its like being on the Ice Planet Hoth which is great!! I am loving the music too. Very Alien 1 inspired. I love what they did with the game. The different look and graphics. I mean if we want Lost Planet 1 or 2 graphics lets play those games. I am glad they went into a different direction. Just like many people give negative reviews because "this Call of Duty or AC game looks exactly like the last one" Lost Planet 3 did something about that. It doesn't look like LP 1 or 2 but Lost Planet 3. Now also many people don't like that either and want the old look back. They compare it to Dead Space or Red Faction. What can I say. Well I dont think so. I have played al those games and Lost Planet 3 doesn't try to be anything but Lost Planet 3. A 3rd prson shooter is a 3rd person shooter. And this a really good one. The story is really starting to pick up. The Voice acting is very good and so are the sound effects and graphics. A great effort from Capcom. The price could be a little less at this stage and the DLC should be free but don't we wish that for all games. I give this a 8/10. will edit after finishing the game.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
http://youtu.be/AbWi05pn3Ss

I really don't understand MOST of the hate for this game!
Basically if the movie Aliens and the Dead Space series had a baby and moved to Hoth you would have Lost Planet 3.

Graphically it's stellar. The vistas are something to behold and even the small details you come across in the world.
The facial animations in the cutscenes are expressive and the voice acting is top notch. I really cared about these characters and their back stories.

It played a lot like a poor mans Gears of War, which in my book is not a bad thing. The gun play was pretty basic but at times frenzied as well. More than once I fear for my life much the way I did in the Dead Space games. A lot of the enviroments are truley unsettling and coupled with ALIENS soundtrack I was hooked and immersed.

In true Capcom fashion there are little details that make this game stand out. One being the 'hominess' of you RIG (mech). You get messages from your wife back on earth, updates about your baby boy and even a vlog. Not only that but in most of the traversal parts of the game you're able to play a music list. By that I mean YOUR MUSIC ON YOUR PC! that changed a lot of the game for me. Heres an example:

http://youtu.be/_7J2fI0vz9Y

Being able to listen to oldies or whatever your cup of tea is while walking around this vast frozen tundera really scored big points with me.

To keep this short, play it for yourself. It's on sale right now and if your up for something immersive and pretty erie with a tight story to boot then give Lost Planet 3 a shot. I'm glad I did, it's something I will remember for a long time to come.

Now, for a fight with a giant Akrid to 'Sleepwalking' from GTA5.

http://youtu.be/a6KDHYEDaOU
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19 of 28 people (68%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Let me start by saying Lost Planet Extreme Condition colonies edition , and Lost Planet 2 are two of my favorite PC games. So I am a HUGE Lost Planet fan. This so called "Lost Planet 3" However is so bad in everyway possible...1st off let us start with the graphics..Lost planet Pushed PC graphics to the max at the time of release(really taking advantage of DX10 effects) Lost Planet 2 also Pushed PC tech at the time,and Really utilized DX11.
The DX9 ONLY graphics on Lost Planet 3 and effects are Just really bad...
If you are a fan of the series,be ready to be Very disappointed. Gameplay and Graphics wise. Lost Planet and Lost Planet 2 are such beautiful looking , and playing games,with the PERFECT 3rd person View with such original satisfying gameplay, Lost planet 3 however is atrocious ,in all regards.. from the horrible graphics,horrible effects,bad gameplay..the every been there done that 3rd person view,This game does not feel look or satisfy the Lost Planet fan :(
Red faction is also a great game series,and This game looks and feels Like a very very bad & Rushed version of a red faction game..
Multiplayer is so linear,and single player,is decent at best,The whole Control scheme,gameplay,graphics ,EVERYTHING about lost planet 3 does not look,feel or satisfy me,and has changed for the worse.
I can't stress enough how extremely disappointed I am with Lost Planet 3...
It Feels as if The game was made by people who have NEVER played or worked on Past Lost Planet Games,It feels like any old bland 3rd person shooter with rushed xbox 360 quality graphics/effects.
The gameplay also feels rushed.
I can only Hope Lost planet 4 will return to Lost Planet's Roots.
Avoid Lost Planet 3 at all costs sadly is my recommendation.
If you have Never played a Lost Planet game,and start with Lost Plant 3 , prepare to have you're mind Blown when you try Lost Planet 2, or Colonies,or extreme condition.
If you are a Fan of the Lost Planet Series,well then..be prepared to be Very disappointed...
This is NO Lost Planet game.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
LOST PLANET® 3 is one of a kind, it's a game that sucks at being a successor of the Lost Planet franchise with its totally different type of story, speed, gameplay, BUT I do think it's one of the most interesting games I played in a while, here's why I think this way:

The game puts you in the role of Jim Peyton, husband and father who's trying to earn some money with working for NEVEC.
What I liked particularly about the game is its way of making you believe you really work on E.D.N. III, because the game is not trying to be make some things simple in order to make it more fun or faster.

That of course may be why most of the fans of the series won't like it though, because it's as different as it can be considering the first two games were fast arcade shooters.

I'ts been a long time since I played Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, but this game makes me wanna pick it up again
and I do recommend getting this game if anything I wrote above appeals to you, but I don't think it's worth the full price though.

Score: 7/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
Having played the game solely for the campaign, with one or two multiplayer matches under my belt, I'm not entirely certain I can give a good review, but I can give my opinon at the very least.

I had an interesting experience while playing. The introduction to E.D.N. III was splendid and gave me a pretty blatant message that the game was not going to be like it predecessors. Which in some ways is unfortunate, but in others it's great.
It was great because it meant they changed it to a way that would allow a much more closely followed story. Rather than LP 2, where the story kinda jumped all over the play till it came all together at climax.

The akrid enemies were varied in some scenarios, some added new tactics other than just being big an menacing, and some just marched toward you like an explosive cow towards a humansized-shotgunweilding-meatgrinder. Not to say it wasn't fun mowing down waves of that strange basic acrid tripod thingy.

Fighting the large creatures on foot proved a challenge sometimes, though their tactics were easy to learn. When you later face similar creatures in your Rig I found the experience of welding and/or drilling them to death quite relaxing.

One unfortunate thing is the grappling hook. I loved that thing in the first installments of the Lost Planet series. Sadly thanks the games changes, usage of it as an exploration and tool have been limited to 'designated' cliffs and such. I mean later in the game you get a zip-line upgrade that lets you slide on zip-lines sometimes. Either way, one the few things I didn't like.

Overall the game was good from start to finish. Except for a certain part about 2/5th in, where they try to shove you into a cramped station and the pit orchestra from Dead Space returns with a raging vengeance as they ♥♥♥♥ your ears while the awesome nothingness ensues! Really, they try to create an atmosphere that just really was never there for me.

So in closing:
Do you want a game that's fun and you can just ♥♥♥♥ around it? LP2 or 1 might be a better bet.
Want a game that gives and interesting explanation as to how ♥♥♥♥ got to the first LP with a cool ♥♥♥ take on Rigs and VSs? This is for you~
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
I loved the predecessors of this game on concole, but it seems it didn't transistion well to PC. I've played a few hours and there are so many buggy things and I'm not sure if it's me or the game. Things such as tutorial controls for operating the claw arm when you have to tie down the mooring in the beginning of the game and not being able to pick things up using 'p' get very frustrating. I've learned that pressing 'f' to turn the claw arm is the actual control, not 'w' 'a' 's' or 'd'. I'm yet to figure out why 'p' isn't making me pick up items and I'm possibly not going to. If you want to plau this game, play it on console or with a controller.

TL;DR This is a great game, but play with a controller one way or another.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Finished 7/10

Good:
+ Good voice acting
+ Great blend of Carpenter's "The Thing" and Dead Space atmosphere
+ Tense soutrack

Bad:
- Dull and cliched story
- Boring and repetitive boss fights
- Upgrade system almost doen't mean a thing
- Awkward QTE moments
- Occasional environment glitches
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
28.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
8/10

I'm kinda new to gaming, so my opionions probally won't be the same as most people

Pros:
Multiplayer isn't bad
Excellent voice acting
Decent Graphics

Cons:
Semi-Boring Story
Graphics aren't as good as LP2 (Opinion)
If you are new to this game's multiplayer, You're gonna have a tough time.

Final: A game with a semi-boring story, decent graphics, and great voice acting, I personally would recommend it. Just the story's finale is really dull and predictable.
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17 of 30 people (57%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
+ The cold atmosphere is very well done
+ Funny
+ Sidemissions make it feel less linear
+ Mech is awesome (but slow)
+ Music/Radio

+/- Third person combat brings nothing new to the table but is still solid
+/- Even though you can go wherever you want it still feels linear because of all the level transitioning/loading screens

- Boss fights feel a little bit tedious
- Gets a bit boring near the end
- Some pointless FMVs that don't move the story forward

[Rating: 76/100]
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
I have been a Capcom Fan for many many years now and Lost Planet 3 just showed me why.

This game, for me, is almost perfect on every aspect, from gameplay to story to environment to sounds etc etc.
It is just so well made and so immersive.

Being a 3D animator myself, i have to say that the animation and sounds effect related to them is simply gorgeous and so well done.

Every Lost Planet are different from one another and LP3 is a really great asset to the serie.

I've been enjoying every single minutes i've played this game so far and would totally recommend that game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Well, the game is definietely NOT what I expected. First Lost Planet, which I absolutely love, was waaay more about shooting aliens, wrecking enemy VS' and making a lot of noise. This game, however, is much more story-driven and sometimes suffers from it - it gets boring at times. What it lacked in fast action it made up for in characters and storyline, which I really liked. The main protagonist, Jim Peyton, is a very well-written character whom which I identified a lot - the way in which he acts and speaks is not only lifelike, but also logical and at points witty, which makes him a likeable fellow. What saddened me is the unused potential of Jim's robot, RIG, which looks awesome, but is pretty much useless. I admire Capcom for sticking to the convention (its a prequel, so robots with big-♥♥♥ guns were unneccessary), but I really regret that in the end the player-controllable RIG never got any weapon other than its utility equipment, and most of the fights are resolved by quick time events. To sum up: a good 7/10 game: intresting story, characters and dialogues, decent graphics, but too few not sufficiently varied Akrid to shoot, dissapointing robot and monotonous locations. Had fun anyway.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Haven't played lost planet 1 or 2 however this game is not too bad. Sometimes the port from PS3/XBOX is visable but you can forgive it - maybe! Worth a purchase if on sale.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
nothing like the second. lack luster weapons, poor charachter development, slow pogression. to much button mashing. awful multiplayer one of the worst games i have bought
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Past the shiny graphics (at least if you like snow) there's sadly nothing great (or even good) in that game.

The voice acting is not that bad it's... no it's bad. Sorry. Next time try to move closer to the microphone guys. Ten meters is probably not the right distance.

Gameplay? It's more like gaaaaameplaaaaaaay. Thiiiiiingsssss aaaaaaare slooooooow. Need to run? My great grand mother run quicker than Jim (and she died years ago).

Cover system? Cover system are nice during gunfights not when the ennemies are alien that rush into melee range. Nonetheless the cover system is, as most things in the game, badly designed. You'll be far more safe by "running" away and coming back slowly (quickly is not an option in that game).

UI? Most of the time you don't have access to basic informations (ammos, grenades, cash, radar) because you're out of range of your rig. To open the menu you'll have to look at five seconds animations. Nice the first time. Then boring. Then you'll simply hate it.

Even tutorials are screwed: "Use W/S/A/D to turn the valve". Know what? In fact you need to tap "F" (Oh yeah I love spamming a single key on my keyboard. It's sooooo fun).

Checkpoints (no, no save for you)? Died fighting a boss? Where's the checkpoint? After that cinematic when the boss enter the arena? No sir! Before that cinematic? No sir! When Jim enter the arena? Please? No sir! The checkpoint is two minutes before that point. You'll be lucky enough to listen to the same monologue, see Jim crawls for more than one minute, then enter the arena, see the animation, be overjoyed when the camera will move by itself meaning you won't be able to evade the very first attack of the boss, followed by another and... yes back to the checkpoint!

Seriously who would say anything bad about that game?
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
I bought LP3 some time ago during a Steam sale, and I was excited to finally get a chance to play it having loved the original two games. I understood that this entry to the series was going for a new feel with a more Westernized "Dead Space" feel. This too sounded exciting.

So now you can understand my large dissapointment when I attempted to load the game several times only to experience crashing issues every single time. After a series of driver updates, forum checking, and etc. I couldn't find a working solution to fix the game. So I assumed that perhaps there would be a patch eventually, thus I left it sitting on the back burner for several months now.

Here we are months later, and time to give this game another shot. It loads and runs! So I suppose that it was a problem on their end, but that all doesnt' matter now, its time to game! So apparently who ever was in charge of the keybinding section was a former ARMA developer, a keybinding for everything and each poorly placed. "Press P to pickup ammo". Seriously? I need to spam a key no the other side of the damn keyboard to get some ammo. Use the same damn key for my actions, E... like any other game with a competant keybinding. "But Damen, keybindings can be rebound! Stop complaining!" Sure they can, why should they need to be in the first place though? PC get the ♥♥♥♥ing 2nd hand treatment on this port too then? Didn't we learn from Borderlands?

Lets carry on. The sound in this game is ♥♥♥♥ing HORRIBLE. The voice acting is fine enough, but whoever did the levels really wanted you to know that the characters were talking. You can hear them over everything else in the world, disconecting you from it often. The monsters that you fight have roughly the same effect, almost making them annoyingly loud. Then there is the fact that you can still hear their shrill sounds and screaching while they are all dead and you're interacting with something.

Visually the game is passable. The map layouts and the structures are impressive enough, but the textures are very telling of this ports true target market, the consoles. I'm damn upset that Capcom wouldn't have shelled out a few extra bucks to get some higher resolution textures and some decent controls for the PC. Their money comes from our investments, and they need to step up their game. No pun intended.

Before I leave off, I want to touch one more time on the controls. When interacting with certain objects like using the mechs "rigs" claw to turn a giant X item, it pops up with "rotate claw using [w][a][s][d]" which would make you assume that you need to use all the keys. This isn't the case, and in fact I ended up rapidly smashing the d key several times over to very very very slowly rotate the claw. Attempting any other combination or series of key presses awarded me with no rotation. Other times the game wouldn't pop up with the rotation hint and wouldn't accept the key input at all. Go go gadget programer.

TL:DR ; ♥♥♥♥ this piece of poorly ported ♥♥♥♥. Do NOT buy this game, no matter the price. Watch a damn "lets play" on youtube to learn the story if it matters that much.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
You're working as Jim from earth to E.D.N III to get money for his family down there.

Why did i use the word working instread of playing ?
because it is how it feels when you play the game you're not playing but working.

As you can expect from a guy who has a RIG (giant mech) you'll ... dig big holes and protect it while it does... sounds great right ?

So, yes, the gameplay is really meh, it's almost the same all the time you're going there, plant your rig or power something up and kill waves and waves of akrids then go back to mainbase, buy some upgrade, and so on.

Then, why did i keep playing through the whole game ? because of the story : it takes place far before the first Lost Planet and it's really well written and even if it's not the biggest plot ever, it does the job nice enough to keep you in the game 'till the end (around 10 hours, depends if you're doing side quest that are as boring as the main gameplay).

To sum up, it's hard to recommend it but it's also hard to say it's a bad game. Sure, the gameplay itself is pretty meh but was it on purpose to serve the story until the end to truly understand how it comes to all this ?
maybe, maybe not, i'm not sure and even if it is, it's still kind of a weird choice.

Anyway, pick at low price like i did if you want a great story and learn more about lost planet background otherwise do not pick this up.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
First of all I want to say that I didnt played the first Lost Planet game but I played the second one. I like Lost Planet 2 because it has its own style. Lost Planet 2 was "crazy" and I enjoyed the journey through the singleplayer campaign. I hoped Lost Planet 3 would have the same style but I got greatly disappointed.


Negative Points:

Controls
- The assignment of keys was horrible in Lost Planet 2 but this time they really wrecked it. I changed the sh*tty layout but after that the most keys just didnt work correctly anymore. I changed the key layout to default because of this but I also had to start a new game cause nothing worked properly after I used a different layout.
- Default layout also dont work as well as it should.. Great work!

Controls (again)
- I raged a lot because the game says at some quicktime events things like "Hold w/s/a/d" but in reality I have to press "F" several times. It really p*ssed me off. I even reinstalled the game because of this ♥♥♥♥.

Cover System
- The cover system works horribly. I even stopped using it because 1) It dont work well and 2) You dont need it.

HUD
- I dont like the HUD. It dont show me the things I need in a acceptable way. And if you are too far away from your mech you will lose important things like the mini map.

Enemies
- Sometimes enemys just appeared in front (sometimes even inside) of me
- The variety of enemys is a joke
- Grabbing enemys with the mech is so buggy
- Enemies often just stuck in something (especially the flying enemies)

Boss Enemies
- "Boss Enemies" - or should I say "Boss Enemy"? Really you have to fight the same typ of Boss for uhm 3 times I think. Well maybe the crab looks a little bit different every time but it is the same stupid "crab thing" over and over again.
- One time the boss crab was invincible.. wasted 30 minutes.

Weapons
- Boring weapons like shotgun, pistol or assault rifle. No crazy "Holy ♥♥♥♥" weapons here.
- There are also just a few weapons for you. No fun!

Map/World
- They call it "Open World".. I call it "Path between 2 loading zones"

Price & DLC
- Overpriced DLCs
- Got the game during a sale and I am happy that I didnt pay the full price (40 euros - 1 year after release) because it is way too much for this game.

Bugs
- There are some bugs in the game which can make you rage a lot (game breaking bugs like not triggering something are §/"§&$(%&$!!!)
- Other bugs are for example: Explosive weapons shell just explode after you shot for no reason so you hurt yourself a lot / cant shoot (only aim) with weapons / invisible walls (no I didnt reach the end of the map because I walked there 5 minutes ago without problems)

Steam Connection
- You lost connection to steam for about 2 seconds? Well no connection to steam = playing not possible. The game will stop and throw you back to the main menu. Will the game saving the progress? Nope. Seriously why cant I play the game in singleplayer without a connection to steam?

Windows Live
- Dont worry GFWL died and Lost Planet 3 uses Steamworks now. I still blame every studio which have chosen this GFWL ♥♥♥♥!

Multiplayer
- Is nearly dead. You will find some players in Team Deathmatch but the other modes are dead. Maybe you will find some players which are playing for achievements but normally you will not find anyone in a other game mode than Team Deathmacht
- Lost all my stats. Just got reseted and after that happend the new stats dont work correctly. Well I dont care that much because I dont got much after 4 hours MP
- Now I am in the "Top 1000" from the MP leaderboard again.. with 4 kills. Says a lot about activity.

Other problems
- Loading zones.. so much loading...
- Subtitles (german) are sometimes incorrect
- Lip sync is bad
- Only 1 save slot
- The jokes which are made by the characters are really bad the most time
- You liked the mechs in Lost Planet 2? Yes? Well forget them you only got 1 boring mech with no third person view!



Neutral Points:

- Cant skip credits
- Savegame got wrong date (I think this is not the year 2013..)
- The game graphics are ok (not good for release 2013 but also not the worst)
- Story (I have to say that I didnt follow the Lost Planet story that much at all)



Positive Points:

Characters
- I like Jim, his wife and the other women you will meet, I dont want to spoiler too much. You will know which one (psst I dont mean the annoying b*tch) if you still want to play this game.

Well I just tried to find something positive... actually I hate more characters in Lost Planet 3 than I like.



At the end I have to say: Dont buy this game for more than 5 euros! It is a boring game with so many problems. You can feel that this game was made for consols and not for the PC. Lost Planet 2 had a lot of problems too but it was much more fun than Lost Planet 3. The style of Lost Planet 3 reminds me a little bit at Dead Space 3. Also Lost Planet 3 failed as sequel just like Dead Space 3 did. Maybe the number "3" is cursed in the gaming industry and Gabe know it? Would explain why we will never see Half Life 3..

Back to topic: Do not buy this game. If you really want to buy it do not pay more than 5 euros and do not buy the DLCs!
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