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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Stingygamer
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Boring and repetitive, uses the same boring shooting style as all other games. Nothing special about the game except nice graphics. Boring characters, long cutscenes, some of which u can't skip. Just an average shallow shooter, exactly like every other.
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r_we_haunted_by_who_we'll_nvr_b
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
note: every other game i have reviewed has recieved a serious review, this is not a serious review

Lost plant 1 and 2 were fantastic games. They had really cool mechanics which gave them loads of personaity. Lost planet 3 removed a large part of what gave the series its personality. If lost planet 3 is your introduction to the lost planet series you might like it, but if you played the previvous lost planet then you'll probably dislike lost planet 3. The game does not have free use of the grapple hook and does not implement the thermal energy health system what so ever. rip lost planet and ♥♥♥ u capcom
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Jerry Dandrige
( 27.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
How this received a "Mixed" rating is absolutely beyond me, the game is incredible and I'm struggling to understand why it got panned so hard in reviews on Steam.

*shrugs*

This was a joy to play from start to finish, with a stellar story, great VA, and enjoyable combat. I could write several paragraphs on why I enjoyed it but honestly, it's 3 years old now so I doubt many people care -- needless to say, if you enjoy third-person shooters, stomping around in huge mechs, and gunning down thousands of enemies with the backing of a fantastic story, you can do a whole lot worse than Lost Planet 3. It's not a perfect game by any means, the audio balance is out of whack, there's altogether too much backtracking (albeit made easier with a 1/4-mid game fast travel system) and there's too many crawl/crouch sections for my tastes, but all in all; a damned fine game that is *criminally* underrated by the gaming public.

This and Dead Space 3 \o/
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Garantine
( 17.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Great game, fun prequel to Lost planet!
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Lusus Naturae
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
FPS all over the place, pretty sure it hates SLI. I wish Capcom used better engines for these games, their DMC series runs great.
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Phatz4ever
( 19.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Medicore game with a medicorue story and linear levels. Nothing is too different about the game to really stand out. The shooting mechanics are damn solid which is a big plus. The enemies are forgetable but fun to shoot and pretty tough if you turn up the difficulty. To be honest, it has the best voice acting I've seen in awhile. Very lively, and well done in a way I've not seen it done in another other game out there besides maybe the Witcher 3 and a few others. I'd recommend it if you can get it for $7 or less. Multiplayer I haven't touched but I wouldn't assume anyone plays it so skip on that part of the DLC.

If you can get it cheap buy it for a fun 15-20 hours of game play. Otherwise save your money for something better.
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Nemesis_Bloodmaker
( 61.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
A mediocre game at best. The gameplay is not very gripping and the story lacks depth. This game is only worth it if bought at a huge discount.

I rate it 6/10. The other Lost Planet titles in the series are better imo.
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Faxen
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I only bought this game for a penny or so I think, and I still don't recommend it. Pretty boring and standard, nothing like LP 1 and 2, which are a few of my favorite games. What a shame.
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knightmonx
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
The game is fun, I don't get why people go all negative about this game. The only flaw imo is some of the aliens are kinda stupid looking for being on an ice planet... Music is good, plot is interesting combat is pretty good too. I think the negative reviews are just from a bunch of whiners... I think it's cool capcom tried something other than megaman and resident evil.
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Noracane
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
the graphics are greate and the story is intence. unique weapons can be found anywere and the side missions go deep into the making of the plot. side quests also make the main quests easyer. some quests are confusing or more difficult than others but i truely loved this game
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36 of 38 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
40.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Lost Planet 3 has a good story, decent action, and some great graphics (for its time). Unfortunately, it takes about fours hours of gameplay before things get interesting, which I think is why there are so many reviews stating the game is boring and slow. This delayed arrival of the “good stuff” means you won't be able to really judge the merits of the game without going past Steam's 2-hour refund limit. If being stuck on an ice-planet with a giant mech and aliens sounds like fun, go ahead and grab Lost Planet 3 when it's on sale.
Total installation size on my hard-drive (with all DLC and HD cutscenes pack): 27 GB.

Jim Peyton is just your ordinary guy out to earn some money for his family back on Earth by taking mining contracts for the NEVEC corporation on a frozen ice-world. This expedition by NEVEC is supposed to be the first to ever set foot on this world, but as Jim finds out, his bosses have been less than truthful about many aspects of the operation. There are several elements that you might expect: strange alien creatures, a frenemy that becomes a friend, a stoic person of wisdom, a cold and windy setting. After about four hours of gameplay, Jim is out on a mission for NEVEC when Lost Planet 3 suddenly goes all Dead Space; he finds himself exploring decrepit structures while strange creatures pop out and attack without warning. Apparent betrayal, a mad scientist, and an evil corporation round out the cast, and while you've probably seen it all before, Lost Planet 3 implements these elements well. Few things about the story surprise, but it is told effectively, and the voice acting is top-notch.

For much of the game, you climb into your giant mech (called the “rig”) and go out into the frozen wastes doing missions for the NEVEC corporation. Some upgrades can be purchased for the rig, but it's not customizeable in the traditional sense. The weapons Jim can wield have decent punch and there are about a dozen to choose from. I stuck mostly to the simple assault rifle; decent damage and a large magazine made up for the twitchy iron sights (which hurts the effectiveness of the sniper rifles). No real weapon customization, just bespoke upgrades that can be purchased at the stores.

Enemies come in two varieties: human and alien. The humans are your standard gun-wielding soldiers who hide behind cover or charge your position with shotguns. Most of the time, though, you'll be fighting the alien Akrid. There is a good variety of Akrid; my favorites were the weird six-legged ones that dive behind cover and just barely peep out at you, before rearing up like a cobra and spitting volleys. In the early part of the game, the boss battles involve fighting several of the larger, tougher Akrid all at once (when in doubt, shoot the glowy bits). Later on, there are some individually unique (and enormous) bosses (still shoot the glowy bits, though). Some of the “lesser” bosses are re-used a few times. The battles are not over quickly, and offer a fair bit of variation and challenge. Be alert for QTEs; they don't form the core of the battles, but they are important for the finishers.

The graphics are Unreal 3, and except for some strangely low-res clouds, are great (I recommend disabling Motion Blur in the Options menu, though). The backdrops are large, ice glistens, and snow blows convincingly. There is a free DLC of the cutscenes in HD (the DLC is a 7.5 GB download), so those also look excellent. The soundtrack (by Jack Wall) is great; instead of going for a big orchestral score, Lost Planet 3 instead goes for a quiet, reflective approach for story moments, and scratchy, screechy strings in the horror moments. Once you're out in the rig looking for resources, though, the mood changes to catchy folk tunes.

A number the reviews of Lost Planet 3 are outright negative, and if you don't play the game for more than four hours, you'll probably agree with them. I stuck with it and was rewarded with a good game that in retrospect has been treated unfairly (perhaps because it was too different from Lost Planet 1 and 2? I haven't played those games at the time of this review). Recommended on sale if fighting aliens on an ice-planet sounds like your cup of tea – “on sale” because a truly great game doesn't require “sticking with it.”

Notes:
- Multiplayer is dead. Don't plan on getting 100% of the game's achievements unless you can get some people together to help you out.
- There is a technical issue with the mechanical claw of the Rig. Left mouse-button attaches it to an object; if that object needs to be rotated, the screen prompt is “tap WASD to turn the claw.” THIS IS WRONG. The correct way to turn the claw is to repeatedly tap the F key. This is a common enough issue that a quick forum search revealed the answer, but how the heck does that slip by the QA testing?
- A more minor problem: there is no message if you do not yet have the attachment your rig needs for a specific action. I thought the game was broken at one point, but as it turns out the winch needed an upgrade to throw the grapple further and hit what I wanted it to; the game never flashed a message like, “rig upgrade required for this action.” Just be sure you've got the upgrades you need.
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Not Recommended
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
As a game, I can't recommend Lost Planet 3. It has flawed level design, the occassional showstopping bug (especially on the PC port), and some frustrating boss fights, especially when forced to use your clumsy "rig". Outside of those flaws, the action is not great, but it is good - it is a solid shooter. It is quite linear - you have reasonably free roam at times, but there is generally only one path through an area once there. This is not a flaw in my opinion - it works well with the game's format.

There are many opinions on what lets the game down - my theory is the level design, which drives the need for such silly restrictions on mechanics like the grappling hook - but whatever the cause, this game suffers deeply for it, because the non-game elements of this game are superb. The levels don't play well, but look incredible; the characters, especially the lead character, are interesting; the voice acting is excellent; and the writing is well above par for most games. Those elements - especially the story - were what sucked me in and kept me going, even as the gameplay grew more and more frustrating.

If you enjoy a good story along with a bit of shooting that it sometimes annoying, you could do worse than this, and it will be worth getting on discount; but for the game alone, I cannot justify recommending it to others.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
How this received a "Mixed" rating is absolutely beyond me, the game is incredible and I'm struggling to understand why it got panned so hard in reviews on Steam.

*shrugs*

This was a joy to play from start to finish, with a stellar story, great VA, and enjoyable combat. I could write several paragraphs on why I enjoyed it but honestly, it's 3 years old now so I doubt many people care -- needless to say, if you enjoy third-person shooters, stomping around in huge mechs, and gunning down thousands of enemies with the backing of a fantastic story, you can do a whole lot worse than Lost Planet 3. It's not a perfect game by any means, the audio balance is out of whack, there's altogether too much backtracking (albeit made easier with a 1/4-mid game fast travel system) and there's too many crawl/crouch sections for my tastes, but all in all; a damned fine game that is *criminally* underrated by the gaming public.

This and Dead Space 3 \o/
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
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As one of the very early titles for the Xbox 360, the original Lost Planet: Extreme Condition set out to change the game when it came to third-person shooters; which it did, with its unique T-Energy system and inclusion of massive mechs, and massive alien-like monsters. Thus, another Capcom franchise was born and six years later Lost Planet 3 arrived at our fingertips.

For those who are familiar with Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, you will be sorely disappointed if you go into this third game expecting the same familiar gameplay. Lost Planet 3 is a complete revamp of the series, its mechanics and play style aren't even recognizable if you're looking for the same format from the first title. It's still a third-person shooter, although you will be in first-person view when you are in your giant mech rig; which you will be for a large chunk of the game. Thermal Energy (or T-Energy) is no longer collected to sustain life, but rather as currency for rig and weapon upgrades. The largest majority for down-votes on this game are due to people having expected a similar experience to the first Lost Planet, so be forewarned that if that is what you seek, you should go ahead and bypass this installment.

Lost Planet 3 is also a prequel in terms of story. You will take on the roll of Jim Peyton, a man who has taken on a contract from the NEVEC Corporation on the planet E.D.N. III to harvest T-Energy and help with various other large issues with his mechanized rig. He simply wants to earn money for his family, a wife named Grace and a newborn baby named Hank, and go home. His contract is set to last only one or two years, but what happens to Jim on E.D.N. III will surely prevent that. The events that unfold finally explain what happened on the planet long before the first Lost Planet title, and help to clear up any questions that may have been raised from the previous two games. The story itself is solid and straight forward, due to it being a prequel players do not need to have any background knowledge on the other two games in order to enjoy it.

The atmosphere in this game is absolutely stunning, and Capcom have done an excellent job in bringing the deadly, ice-filled world of E.D.N. III to life. There are monstrous storms, treacherous cliffs that will require a grapple-hook, frozen caverns, gratuitous snow and fog effects, and many snow-filled landscapes to breathe in and enjoy. There's a little bit of everything in this game, to appeal to all kinds of players; aside from the many action sequences, the game also flirts heavily with horror and gently caresses stealth. These moments are really what make Lost Planet 3 stand out as a third-person shooter game, and once I had put my 11 hours worth of play time in, aside from the story it's what I was left remembering the most.

The biggest downfall that this title comes with are the tedious walking sections, where you're either stuck running through the massive landscape by foot, or even tromping through it with your mech. It really feels like a hefty 1/3rd of the gameplay is simply walking from one place to another, until you finally unlock Fast Travel about halfway through the game; which you will only use a handful of times, because you can only travel to and from areas that you have already explored. These large walking simulator areas really drag on, and at times they can be enough to make one want to stop playing the game all together; especially since the first five hours is filled heavily with this aspect. Once you get past that point, you're pretty well golden.

When it comes to mechanics and gameplay, Lost Planet 3 feels really solid. The controls are a bit different than that of typical shooters, but it's something that people should come to expect with Capcom as they've always had a bit of a different control layout. All of the guns feel really powerful, and it's fun to blast the heads off of the plentiful Akrid that are thriving in every corner of the map. Handling the rig can be a bit clunky at times, especially in the heat of a boss battle, but it just adds a tiny bit of realism to the game as I can't imagine handling a 5 ton piece of giant machinery would ever go smoothly. As for optimization, the game ran at a stable 62 FPS at all times for me, on a mid-high end rig; however, the cutscenes always render in 30 FPS. All in all, an extremely well done PC port, kudos to Capcom.

There are plenty of objectives to complete aside from the main story. It really seems like Capcom were going for a hybrid cross between Mass Effect, Dead Space, and Gears of War with this title. You have many people that you can go out of your way to talk to, to get some background on them in an RPGish manner, you can go back to collect full T-Energy harvest posts, there are plenty of side-missions to tackle, there are many audio and text logs scattered throughout the world, and after you obtain a magnetic grapple-hook you can explore to find various mementos. By the time you finish everything, you should clock in at around 15 hours of game time.

One thing that can tack on to the monotony of the game are the Akrid, which are what the enemy species are called. There are, in total, 17 different foes that you will face, but in general you will only see three or four of them on a regular basis. There also aren't very many true boss fights, but rather a slew of mini boss fights. The enemies are extremely predictable, and if you get your dodge roll down they're also very easy to take out without much hassle. In addition to the long walking sections, this may be too boring for some individuals.

Overall, Lost Planet 3 is a solid rebuild of the entire franchise. Long gone is the worrisome timer threatening to deplete all of your T-Energy, leaving you to freeze to death in the frigid E.D.N. III landscape. If you can overlook the aforementioned issues regarding monotony in some areas, you will find a rather pleasant experience lying at the heart of Lost Planet 3. The horror sections really drive this game forward, and give it a new life unseen in any previous Lost Planet title. Even though you're not missing out on a world of entertainment if you choose to pass this one by, if you do happen to pick it up you're going to have at least 10-15 hours of fun with a solid third-person sci-fi shooter.

Rating: 3.5/5.0 - Average, can take it or leave it.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I seriously don't know why it has such bad reviews.

I've played lost planet: extreme condition eons ago and loved the story and the combat mixed between a 3rd person shooter and a VS mechwarrior simulator. And this game did not disappoint.

Let's go over the game.

Story
The story was not bad. You're a engineer/technician of sorts that harvests Thermal Energy and fix up the base. After getting accustomed to the job, you start discovering the planet's secrets. The story goes through many phases from the pseudo-horror abandoned base, to the survival element of the various frozen settings, to a thriller cat and mouse between the various factions. The story is very coherent, and although somehwat predictable, it is definitely not bad.

The characters? I loved them all. They all had life to them, even the minor ones you meet throughout various parts of the base(s) that you explore. Lost planet 1 had characters that I actually cared about and in my opinion, lost planet 3 was a vast improvement.

Game mechanics? The foot combat is the typical run and gun type. Nothing fancy and complicated, but satisfying enough. I loved the battles using your utility rig though. Like dead space, your rig is an engineering tool and not a weapon. So although it does not have cannons and missiles like in LP1+2, it does have a drill arm, and some very nifty and freaking cool pseudo-weapons that you will unlock in various parts of the game.

Graphics. Apparently I've heard that the graphics are worse than Lost planet 2. But the weather effects I think were very well done. Being in the middle of an emperor class storm in your utility rig was an amazing experience. I actually felt the chill of the setting.

Now, this isn't a masterpiece perfect game. There were parts of the story where I thought I was doing busywork, and your mech is a bit slow. Fast travel only works in sections of the map where you are leaving/entering it. I get it that it adds immersion but sometimes I don't want to walk for 10 minutes to get to the next objective.

Anyways, this is a definite thumbs up. Grab it during a sale!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
I've never written a review; mostly because the cumulated steam-score does the game justice.

NOT HERE though!

I ♥♥♥♥ing dig this game!!
No only as a more-or-less open world third person shooter, but also because of the pretty good graphics, albeit with somewhat weak textures. Sounds / music spot on; nothing to brag about, but good nonetheless.
What really cracks me up is the hilarious script of Gale (in a very good way^^), the really god script overall and the fantastic voice acting!!

PLEASE, I want more of Lost Planet! (if possible with more variations of the late-game human enemies...)
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
The first time in over a decade of gaming that I could not finish a game.

LP3 is a decent game crippled by a terrible porting job with glitches that cause boss weakpoints not to trigger, freezes the player character in place after certain sequences or otherwise destroys the experience.
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37 of 73 people (51%) found this review helpful
60 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,357.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
u think i played this game for over 2k houres to put a negative review ?
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I only bought this game for a penny or so I think, and I still don't recommend it. Pretty boring and standard, nothing like LP 1 and 2, which are a few of my favorite games. What a shame.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
There's some great ideas
But could be better
All in all decent
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