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 (610 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

    • 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
    • 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
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
7.2 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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10 of 15 people (67%) 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 prepared to be Very disappointed...
This is NO Lost Planet game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
28.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 21

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

Multiplayer isn't bad
Excellent voice acting
Decent Graphics

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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
One of my favorite games I have played over the last few years. It strays away from the magic that made LP1 and 2 so unique and instead goes for the more standard third person action style. But really what most people don't realize is that a large part of what made 1 and 2 so independent from other third person action shooters was simply their unique presentation style. They had a distinct Japanese action game style. I think that this is still undoubtedly a LP game, and the only real thing I miss is that in this game it is just you and in the other games you could work with a squad. Not that that is a big loss or anything considering how ♥♥♥♥ing totally stupid your squad was in those games, especially LP2, but nonetheless it still makes this game feel more lonely. But that is the point with this one. You are supposed to feel lonely. You are one of the few people on the planet that you are on who are all there to extract resources and study bugs or whatever the game's story line is about. You work alone and you go out on missions alone with only your mech, some cockpit music (some awful old-timey generic guitar-rock music, I usually mute it and play some deathcore in windows media player), and occasional video messages you receive from your wife back home. Those are a nice touch because they are very well acted and voiced and you get the real feeling that your guy is really homesick and that they miss each other dearly and he can't wait to get back to her. I would be homesick too if I was on another planet and a hot piece of tail like that was waiting for me back on earth. I would constantly need to be detained from trying to sneak into the escape pod room and blast back to earth ♥♥♥♥ first. I can understand long-time LP fans not being happy with this game, but the fact is that despite LP1 and 2 being pretty enjoyable games, they were held back by not being as technically sound as they should have been, hence them garnering average reviews of between 60 and 70 out of 100 when they came out. This game takes away a lot of what we loved from the first two games, but at the same time it fixes the technical aspects and is a very smooth game, much smoother than either of the previous two. The game engine performs flawlessly and the combat is some of the most satisfying AAA grade that I have seen in a long time. The graphics are really good even if they are pretty repetitive with lots of whites and grays for snow and metal. The sounds are great, the weapons pretty standard but fun and satisfying to use and really pack a punch. I do really want another LP2 styled game, but I have to say that this one is my fav in the series because it is just so much more technically sound than both of the first two games combined.

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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Too much long and boring cinematics, too much slow travelling in the rig, too much mad-tapping "F" key for script scenes.
The game resembles Red Faction, but the latter is much more interesting and re-playable.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
It's really not easy for me to say no to this game, but the last strong bug i've experienced was the last drop for me. I'm not going to write a story about that bug, i'm just gonna say that it makes further storyline impossible to go, you just stuck there. The game is not bad in general, it's catchy, it's dinamic, it's fun to play... sometimes. But the whole thing gets killed by 3 other things: environment, which is the same all the time, controls along with annoying saving system which are frustrating and bugs. Environment doesn't change. It's ice, pseudo-wide open spaces, some boring abandoned stations, always the same. Controls are just frustrating. There are many actions you can do but almost all of them can only be bound to different keys. It gets simply stupid. You can pick up stuff like videologs and ammo with "e" but you can't pick up other stuff with the same key. And this is pretty much for everything. Changing keybindings may cause (and caused in my case) some bad bugs and glitches. Playing on the hardest difficulty is quite ok when you're on feet, but it gets absolutely impossible, almost painfully unbearable to fight bosses when you are in rig, you get killed CONSTANTLY. And when you die, the game doesn't continue right before the boss fight starts, you gonna have to go for a long time just to come to a place where you will be forced to watch the cutscene again. It's so annoying, you gonna want to break something, and you probably will. So, save your nerves, time and money for better games. By any means, this game is not worth money they're asking for it, not even half of it. Look: there is a wide choice out there.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1

I was hyped.. But the game wasn't that interesting than i thought. I can't recomend it to it current price, but the half of it is okay.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Haven't finished the game yet but it so far is pretty fun. Semi-exploration game with a steady plot line. Manages to maintain a mix of atmospheres: creepy, scary, silly, hopeful, etc.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Complete outter s***. havnt completed first chapter since default keys such as "Reload" on R which is totally fine but... DOESNT WORK! So i bound Reload on a secondary Key "L" and then it worked without a problem, but who the h*** reloads on L. You are unable to overwrite already binded keys / unbind keys, so configuring a acceptable yet ♥♥♥♥ed up control configuration will be a challenge and take to long time.

Started off on Hard, and died a couple of times, which i also dont mind really, unless... you have to rewatch the same cra*** cinematic everytime and unable to skip.

Menus and overall feel running around is really poor aswell, since a console game.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
It tried too hard to be dead space.... shouldve stuck to the good old japanese feel of LP1 and LP2
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
feat. Nicolas Cage
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Wow ...From start to finish this game was great...controls were had good atmosphere...enemies were tough at times....but with a very entertaining story line that will keep you from giving up snd want to keep going .
graphics were fantastic
game play was very satisfying
sound was very good
Only one issue i had with game was multiplayer never worked.
But i very much would recommend this game 10/10
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
In one word...garbage.
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15.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
i liked it. 7/10 worth it if its on sale.
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164 of 236 people (69%) found this review helpful
86.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 22

the game mechanics have completely changed from the last two titles and I would HIGHLY recommend making sure you watch actual gameplay before buying.
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48 of 57 people (84%) 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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46 of 55 people (84%) 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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74 of 109 people (68%) 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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50 of 72 people (69%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
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.

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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 11

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:

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.
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