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 (834 reviews)
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
    • 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
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627 of 696 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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82 of 107 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
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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43 of 54 people (80%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
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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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
-Excellent Singleplayer Story & Gameplay.
-No COOP, SP & MP.
-DX9 UnrealEngine, good looking tho.
-As a Fan of Lost Planet at first Glance it might be disappointing but I got into it and I love this Story-driven Game.
-Overall very polished game, they added Steamworks & Achievements, Vanilla Version had none of it.
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47 of 68 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
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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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
I originally gave this game a negative review due to a gamebreaking bug. Having come back months later this bug seemed to have been fixed so I decided to edit my review.

Unlike a lot of space shootman games, LP3 takes its time introducing its characters and giving you the opportunity to give a ♥♥♥♥ about them, it also focuses on civilians like scientists and engineers instead of your usual "HOORAH SPESH MAHREENS!". Biggest example is the protagonist, Jim Peyton. Jim is no Master Chief or Commander Shepard, he’s just a contractor out to get a paycheck to support his family. He’s a relative everyman and the game does a quality job actually showing you his relationship with his family, mainly through videos he exchanges with his wife, Grace, back on Earth. The game takes it time establishing Jim’s day to day life and I think it works. All the approaches the writers make to establish the characters really help give some real heart to what otherwise could have been a generic TPS game. Though there is also the atmosphere which is really freaking good, EDN 3 looks like an utterly hostile planet filled with freezing blizzards and massive lava pools. The country music Grace gives you also adds to this “space trucker” vibe that the game gives off and it really adds to the atmosphere, though you can just play your own music if you want. Overall, it was clear the writers (One of them wrote Anachronox!) wanted something more than flimsy cardboard excuses for story and characters most actions games. They do well for a while but disappointingly it craps itself at the end with a transparently evil villain that ruins the whole theme of not having any real villains. This really brings the game down from being great but the writing is still solid.

When it comes to the combat it is essentially Dead Space and its serviceable but way too many enemies tend to spawn and there’s not much enemy variety. Fighting in your mech can be cool but sometimes it can be a real pain in the ♥♥♥ due to some obtuse mechanics. It’s not a game you really play for the combat, just stick to Easy.

Overall LP3 has a really strong start with a more unique character driven take on an action game but this peters out as it goes on. It’s still a solid game and worth picking up on sale now
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74 of 129 people (57%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
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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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Lost Planet was dumb game with crappy story, idiotic characters and awful acting. But it was fun third person action game with vehicles. Yeap it was fun to play between awfulness of it's plot cutscenes.
Lost Planet 2 was boring mediocre game without any redeeming qualities at all. Just grindy third person shooter to kill hour or so with your friends (co-op fixes everything as always).
Lost Planet 3 is very very immersive, very personal game full of atmosphere, beautifully fleshed out characters, detailed environments and great voice acting. It's competent but not very memorable shooter. The problem with Lost Planet 3 is it's own franchise. Lost Planet was dumb but fun bug shooter. Lost Planet 3 is neither dumb or fun shooter. If you want to catch a cold on a distant planet and ride in your trusted drilling machine while listening to great music - Lost Planet 3 is for you. If you just want to shoot some bugs - avoid.
For me - I grew tired of mindless shooting. I prefer immersion. I prefer details. That's it. That's why I put thumb up here and recommend this game for any fan of immersive games.

I never liked Lost Planet franchise anyway (can't see a single reason why anyone would like it anyway), but I really like LP3.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Decent game. Nice graphics. A relaxing shooter. Takes too long to get to ur rig, as well as anything else. Not fond of the country music that I am unable to change.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
After reading the reviews of this game, I hesitated getting it. However, once I got it, I couldn't stop playing. I really enjoyed the story. Capcom did a great job with this game. This game has moments that feel like dead space, and moments that are more action oriented. Wonderful game overall.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Great Game. If you want a game about giant robots facing monstrous aliens, other giant robots, and stalagtites, buy this game.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
26.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
Not a single disappointment anywhere in this game except noone plays multiplayer but who cares. It has an amazing story. All the pieces are starting to come together.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
อืมมม จัดว่าเด็ด ก็อยู่ในระดับดีเลยล่ะ แต่ยังไม่ถึงระดับดีเยี่ยมล่ะนะ ก็อยากให้แก้ เสียงไม่ตรงกับซับหน่อยล่ะ บางทีเสียงก็ไปก่อนซับ บางครั้งซับก็ไปก่อนเสียง เกมนี้ก็มีบัคนึงทำผู้เล่นสบายไปเลยล่ะกับเกียร์ที่ไว้อัพ RIG อ่ะ ไปกดซื้อรัวๆได้เลย ขอเพียงแค่มี T-Energy 2000 กดเกียร์มาใช้ได้แบบสบายอัพ RIG ถึงระดับสูงสุดได้

ที่น่ารำคาญที่สุด Credit ยาวโฮกกก แถม skip ไม่ได้ด้วย เห่อะๆ

8.5/10 จ้าา
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
This game plays and feels different from the other Lost Planet entries. That much you can get from any other review, and that by itself puts some people off - but not me, and I think you should give this game a chance. That said, I'm not much one for multiplayer, so my comments are about the campaign.

The sound and graphics are good, especially the sound design for the weather. Very atmospheric, it really gets your attention when a howling, thundering blizzard rolls in and whites everything out. The music is not bad, and comes in two flavors: moody science fiction-style instrumentals, like what you'd hear in Aliens or Homeworld, and some surprisingly classy western-style guitar and fiddle tunes the main character likes to listen to. They're both understated, but nice touches.

The art design and graphics fit the mood as well, giving E.D.N. III a stark beauty you don't find very often. The character animations are a little stiff in-game, but not anything that really breaks immersion - and the mech animations feel nice and stompy, like they have real weight to them. It's a nice effect that I appreciate.

The storytelling style is well done, particularly given it's a Capcom game. I don't think they'll ever really live down Resident Evil's infamously cheesy dialogue, but this game feels like it was written by Joss Whedon. Some commenters have mentioned the game feeling similar to the movie Aliens, and I can see that, but I think the main character has more in common with the frontier pragmatism of Jim Raynor or Malcolm Reynolds.

So, that's scene-building and mood-setting, and it's done well. But this is a shooter, right? So, how is the action?

It's a solid third-person shooter. You have different loadouts you can switch between, upgradeable weapons, and a basic cover system. Getting new weapons can be kind of slow, especially if you focus on side-quests, but every weapon always has some utility: there aren't many trash guns in this game.

The pacing can be a bit ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, and is my only real issue with the game. One of the first QTE's - sorry, I didn't mention those, did I? Yeah, there are some QTE's in this game. They're pretty forgiving, though, and they don't show up enough to be obnoxious.

Where was I? Oh, right, pacing. One of the first QTE's is in the middle of a "help us, player character! Fix this problem RIGHT NOW!" situation that blows in out of nowhere. The urgency of that errand is a pretty sharp break from the smoother pace the game had had before that, and afterward, it goes immediately back to that "take your time if you want" approach. It's a bit jarring sometimes.

So overall, if you're a fan of shooters and gritty science fiction, you like mood-building and atmosphere, and you don't mind some pacing shifts, I would definitely recommend this game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
When bought on sale for $13 I considered this a good deal in the end. Very immersive. The first two games I barely have a few hours game-time total and could not stand the constant timer you were on. This game fixed that, changed T-ENG into currency instead of a timer for how long you have to live. Story is fantastic, the writing is really good. This would have been an alright B-grade sci-fi film. Voice acting is great too. The gameplay keeps you engaged and by the time it starts to get grindy you are fairly close to done. Playing through the first time on hard took me about 18 hours total. There are a few downsides to this game but everything else is great so I'm just going to list the few negatives:

-Hunting down T-ENG post locations, albino Tarkaa, and Mementos counts for 80% of the grind in this game (use online guides or go crazy) and while optional doing all these things improves your character in lots of ways
-One-off experience, after beating the game once I enjoyed almost all of my time with it but it's just one of those things only good once
-Console port issues: A few mis-labled button hints and I had one crash in the very middle of the very last boss fight
-Steam login issues: If you lose connection to Steam (problem either your end or Steam's end both) it will boot you out of the game into main menu, even on singleplayer, workaround is play in offline mode on Steam but you will not get achievements

Multiplayer looks neat but I'm pretty sure not many people are playing. I beat the game, got Extreme Conditions achievement and am happy with the experience as a whole. A few small problems bring this down to a 7.5/10 overall rating for me, if they fixed the console port issues, crashes, and disconnects from Steam servers booting you even when my internet is fine then this would at least be an 8/10. Story and characters get 10/10. Regular price of $25 for game alone is too much, when it drops around $15 or about $1 an hour when playing through on hard then this is a good deal.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Call me crazy, but I really enjoyed this atmospheric sci-fi experience. Nice balance of action and running around talking to people keep the pacing about right.

A few overly long boss fights - embarrassingly, I had to drop down to easy mode for one of them.. but this was mostly due to bad coding that would only accept certain moves if you were standing the perfect distance from the target. So 90% of the time it said "repositiong your rig.." even though there was nothing blocking you. Sad they never went back and fixed little things like that, but a few small issues like that don't really ruin it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Good short (25-30 hr) timesink. Fairly interesting story, however the combat was too easy even on the hard difficulty.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Get this game on the next sale. It's not anywhere near perfect, but still it is quite enjoyable. Don't expect it to be like the previous Lost Planet games though.

The gunplay is okay, but I wouldn't call it the game's strongest feature. Controlling the robot from a first-person perspective is actually pretty cool (haha, see what I did there). The plot is alright, although easily forgettable. The main character is quite a charming guy, to my surprise. I actually liked most of the characters, which is pretty rare. The setting and the atmosphere are also cool.

I encountered a couple of bugs during my playthrough. They were rare, but still, they were there.

Overall, it's a fairly decent game. I liked it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
LP3 is a solid game. While it may have strayed from what made 1 and 2 so much fun this game still holds its own. Very cinematic and riding around on the big rig never gets old. While there are some iffy gameplay elements added to the game, fighting in your rig and upgrading is a lot of fun. There's a lot to explore and hidden goodies to find. Some people may not appreciate it because it did stray so far from the stories told in 1 and 2. However, if you take the game on its own and weigh it accordingly I think you'll be pleased. It's good fun.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
You must get this game. Ture it may not be like the rest of the Lost Planet Series but its story seems importent to help uncover the reason why the series happened in the first place. It's graphics are Fantastic and do not required high-end graphic cards to reach full quaility . Pls get this game, the story is more interesting and consistant then the rest of Lost Planet. you get a Really Giant Rig, A few old weapons (your a contractor, not a snow pirate) and couple of upgrades that you get from doing sidequest to keep you busy. I understand the hate that this game recives but its on sale now. it may not be your cup of tea, but at least give it a shot.
Ps. you get to play your own list of music from your library, so either your a rock man or pop man or women, this game will let you listen to it!
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