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 (1,006 reviews) - 66% of the 1,006 user reviews for this game are positive.
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

    • 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
46 of 68 people (68%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
-Excellent Singleplayer Story & Gameplay.
-No CO-OP Story mode.
-Solid Multiplayer with leveling, XP & many modes.
-DX9 UnrealEngine, good looking Models & Atmosphere.
-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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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
38.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
I knew of the game share of problems before purchasing it, I was really eager to play it anyway because it had a good story with an original direction. And I wasn't dissapointed one bit. Well maybe I'm exaggerating but I want to recommend this game if you dig anything I write here about it.

First of all, I disliked the first 2 games that came before it. Arcade shooting is done right in those previous games, but there isn't much else to back it up unless you have the hots for Lukka.

I can assure you this game goes into a different direction with more visceral heavier combat, and also opens up with a good story that has very well characterized characters and good worldbuilding. This last one is a real improvement.

While combat is visceral with very beffy guns that are few but are as good as they should to get a good shooter fun, gameplay sometimes gets repetitive. The slow cooking of the story (wich I really dig) sometimes also puts the pacing in a slow move. But you'll be compensated with new guns, new enemies and some cool devices for you worker mech.

Yep, working mech. Combat has two facets: you shooting (and dodgin, cuz the akrid creatures are very vicious), and you brawling with giant akrid with a mech mano a mano. It's pretty satisfying to eviscerate those biggies with big industrial tools. You also travel on this thing, and it may be to slow, but don't panic! there's fast travel tool eventually unlocked.

Controls are all over the place, but at least the ones used for combat get the things done. And thankfully because the monsters you face are really dangerous. Akrid behave like the vicious creatures they're told in the story instead of those dumb bullet sponges of previous games. Some of the are so cunning that I recommend getting your upgrades (moded bullets, weapons, rig pieces) as soon as you can. This game wasn't easy.

Yep. there are QT events , but they're well placed and are actually tense, like trying to aim to the monster to attack instead of just bashing your keys to the extreme of breaking them.

The game is overall consistent and it has an identity apart of the other ones, with the situation being "you're an everyman in an hostile land away from your family, for them". The only Lost Planet game I enjoyed really. It's underrated if you ask me.

Didn't found any game breaking bugs in my long and worthy playtroughts, but I have a tip for you: when the game is telling you ROTATE WASD in your rig, just press F reppeatedely.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
I haven't played the first two games as it seemed to make sense to start with the franchise chronologically (the third installment takes place before the stories of the first two games).

Overall it is a good but not great game, which has some similarities to Dead Space 3 but without the gore. The main character is believable in that he is an ordinary man who comes to Coronis to make a living for his wife and child.

The graphics are very nice and everything looks even better with Tridef's 3d profile. The environment is quite realistic though people models could use some reworking perhaps.

Combat mechanics are good though a bit clunky at times (especially when you need to pick up ammo very quickly and you can't seem to lock on the item because it will keep escaping from your view if you move your mouse slightly). You can tell it was designed for consoles to some extent.

The story is average with a lot of fetch quests but fighting the Akrid doesn't seem to get old though it does get repetitive at times.

There are lots of "boss battles" of sorts and quick time events, which can be good or bad, depending on one's view.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
39.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Lost Planet 3 is the third installment in the highly popular series by many known as Lost Planet. Produced by Capcom Lost Planet 3 stands out from all other games on the market. It is classified as an action/adventure / shooter. It is the perfect combination done right as a hybrid game combining elements from series such as Metroid & Dead Space to create a fufilling experience. The main character actually plays much like the main character does from Dead Space 3. What I mean by this is the weapons and controls feel much like Dead Space 3 while at the same time the creatures in the game remind me most of the Metroid series published by Nintendo.

This is one of the most underated games in the history of Capcom's games and IP's they have made throughout many years of hard work. Many people complain that think the story and gameplay is nothing but mere mediocrity.

Now I will tell you a story to illistrate my point why this is my favorite personal computer game I have ever played and gotten into. Remind you I don't play many shooters but it looks like Metroid with many elements taken from Dead Space which instantly became satisfying for me. A few years ago I got addicted and obsessed to a video game where I spent 2500 active gameplay hours in one game over a four year span without enjoying or playing much of any other games I had owned at the time. I got rescued from my addiction by Christ who is who ultimately saved me from my trap. In the points in my addiction for a long time I knew I would probally never be able to fully return back to gaming ever again because of what it always did to me. Though Christ said to me, "I will make you into the leader that you want to be deep down in your inner spirit. I will deliver you from your destruction but what I need you to do is to follow this road , steps , plan and recovery process I have before you to make sure that you never go back again and make the same mistakes."

God made me a leader of my realm and domain I fell into in materialism which was video and personal computer gaming. He has told me all the lessons, knowledge and discretion I need to be successful by sharing my story with others, giving others advice in which suffer from the same problem I suffered from and problems that are alike to save them from the pains I had to go through to be where I am now.

Who am I now? I am now a gamer that sets a time limit daily on the amount of time I spent on games. I have more going in my real-life now then I do a viritual world sometimes I am in. It is more about people to me now then it is about games and other materialism in life.

I tell you all this story so you can understand that I am a guy that doesn't claim to have fun with many games because to escape my addiction, I had to abandon all pleasurable vices I had at the time in order to not be tempted by my obsession I had anymore. Now I am able to finally enjoy Lost Planet 3, a game that is the first game since Resident Evil 6 I could tell you that I have enjoyed from the beginning to the end and found some satisfication in powering through the story, a love for the characters involved in the game and experienced good role models in the game that are protecting others in their colony from death and extinction.

10/10. Would play many times again. Such a good game that is one of the most underated series in Capcom's IP history. Other then comparison to Metroid there are no other games that exist much like Lost Planet. I love the snowy environments, the character progression and especially at the end when the credits roll to see how many people contributed to make all of this possible.

If you like Metroid with many elements of Dead Space, love snowy environments and a strong story with characters you actually care about, character development and progression then try this one out and I promise you will not be dissapointed.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
I got this game for 6.99. Not even worth that much. The combat is always the same: shoot the little guys with your pistol and kill them in one shot. Boss fights are always the same. You fight the same scorpion and crab thing 4 times! Almost back to back! The part of the game that was suposed to be the best... sucks. My next complaint. You get this stupid rig that the only thing it is useful for is giving your ammo back. Combat is HORRIBLE in it. You are always better to get out WHEN YOU CAN. Sometimes the game forces you to stay in the rig to fight bosses. Fighting is bland on its own and just plain out frustrating in the rig. Even fighting the little guys is a pain because of your limited range! The huge metal tank rig DOESNT EVEN HAVE A GUN ON IT! Don't buy this game! Not even if it is on sale. I gave it 8 and a half hours to give me something good combat wise and I got nothing. The story is cool but the actual game itself was terrible. They should make a Lost Planet 3 movie. That would be better than the game itself. Shows how bad this game was and I regret spending 6.99$ on it.

Now onto bug complaints. When it says rotate with wsad, it really means spam F. I probably wasted 10 minutes sitting there hitting wasd in every possible combo until I just got bored and tapped f and it worked. Also, when you get the winch thing, a little caution tap logho looking thing appears. You to move into just the right position to where the logo changes to Z and then shoot the winch. I spent 20 minutes trying every possible place to throw the winch.

Controls: TERRIBLE! To pick up items, you have to reach all the way across the keyboard to hit the P key. Since it has multiple controls for picking things up (control for pick up item, control for pick up ammo, which are both set to P by default) and it doesnt allow you to bind the same key to multiple things, so you are pretty much stuck with it

Weapon choice: sucks. the grenade launcher is absolutely useless in 99.999% of combat situations. Buy the shotgun and assault rifle if you muist purchase this game. That and the pistol are the only useful weapons and I found myself using the pistol 99% of the time. You don't even need to buy weapons. I played the game on normal and I rarely needed to pull out the shotgun or the assault rifle unless I just wante dto quickly finish off a boss

To sum up combat: shoot or drills small glowing areas for bosses which somehow can take 36 shotgun rounds before showing any damage has been taken. The little guys are just annoying. They make annoying noises and there are usually so many, you find yourself begging for no combat so you can just continue the story because the combat is TERRIBLY ANNOYING, FRUSTRATING, AND BORING.

Visibility: 80% of the time you can barely see what is only a few feet in front of you. All you see if blue and white everywhere. Occasionally you see red, but those are just Akrid eggs (the monsters that want to kill you) and they explode if you get near them without destroying them.

Final Thoughts:
LP3 suffers from bad combat, bad visibility, bad controls, and gives the player no sense of upgrading or gain because the upgrades to weapons are useless unless they are extended mag upgrades (pretty much the only upgrades). The only pros to LP3, in my opinion, are the story and the graphics. LP3 is a pretty good looking game. The story is interesting, but with how much annoying combat, bad visibility, and bad controls there are pretty much cancel this one out. I would never recommend this game to anyone.
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