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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.
Release Date: Aug 26, 2013
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LOST PLANET® 3 Update Version 1.0.3 Now Available

July 17

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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PSA: Lost Planet 3 getting one more update soon

July 14


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 the 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
149 of 209 people (71%) found this review helpful
86.2 hrs on record
DO NOT BUY IF YOU ARE EXPECTING GAMEPLAY SIMILAR TO THE LAST TWO GAMES!

the game mechanics have completely changed from the last two titles and I would HIGHLY recommend making sure you watch actual gameplay before buying.
Posted: June 22
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72 of 100 people (72%) found this review helpful
22.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 3
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33 of 40 people (83%) found this review helpful
45.9 hrs on record
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.

Posted: August 6
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48 of 66 people (73%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy the game as much as its predecessors. Within itself, it has a decent story. Only problem is, its extremely weak link to the other two within the series *SPOILERS* at the end. The story hops around too much and too fast, trying to connect subtily to Extreme Conditions and NEVEC.
The combat is weak, along with the varients of Akrid, also, thanks to the side missions, the player can stray from the main path and lose connection with the plot and main characters.
For me, after the first play through, I won't be playing it again any time soon, the rig and weapon add ons were extremely limited and too little to start (I know you're not military). Plus as your character is narrating from the past, the "nearly dying" moments don't work as we know we live.

For a brief play through, the game is alright, good idea to get it on a sale if you want to kill some time. As well as the achievements still not working and the multiplayer being down (permanently thanks to GamesSpy being shut down), the fun runs its course far too soon.

4/10
Posted: June 23
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
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
Posted: September 11
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811 of 967 people (84%) found this review helpful
21.0 hrs on record
Fun little sim about being a typical petroleum extraction engineer in Canada
Posted: December 28, 2013
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