Lost Planet 2, the sequel to Lost Planet™: Extreme Condition, the landmark third-person shooter that sold over 2.3 million units worldwide, is now available on Steam!
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Release Date: Oct 15, 2010

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The larger than life action of Lost Planet 2, comes to PC! Lost Planet 2 is the sequel to Lost Planet™: Extreme Condition, the landmark third-person shooter which debuted on Xbox 360 and went on to sell over 2.3 million units worldwide after its release. Lost Planet 2 offers deeper insight into the world of E.D.N III and the uncertain fate of future mankind.
Already acclaimed for its visual accomplishments from the console versions, Lost Planet 2 will define the 3D experience on the PC. Stunning environments will immerse the player in NVIDIA Vision Surround technology, and the rebalanced gameplay and streamlined control mechanics make Lost Planet 2 PC the ultimate Lost Planet experience.
A decade has passed since the events of the first game, and the face of E.D.N. III has changed dramatically. Terraforming efforts have been successful and the ice has begun to melt, giving way to lush tropical jungles and harsh unforgiving deserts. Mankind has engaged in a civil war to take control of the precious Thermal Energy that powers weapons and vehicles on E.D.N. III and resulted in a separation into various factions.
Players will control heroes from each faction across 6 interconnected episodes, viewing the war from the perspective of each, creating a truly unique interactive experience. With this concept, players will have the opportunity to engage in the story in a much more dynamic way as plot threads evolve from different players’ perspectives.
The intense and action-packed campaign mode comes with the ability to form teams of up to 4 players online. Beyond the deep single-player and co-op modes, Lost Planet 2 is loaded with extensive multiplayer modes allowing up to 16 players to compete online, each with their own customizable avatar.
No action game would be complete without an arsenal of weaponry, and Lost Planet 2 has a huge variety of hardware for players to unleash on unsuspecting enemies. Machine guns, shotguns, rocket launchers, lasers, sniper rifles, grenades and a host of other weapons are scattered across the game. The grappling hooks that made the gameplay in Lost Planet a true 3-D experience are back, allowing gamers to gain tactical advantage by moving to elevated locations quickly.
Lost Planet 2’s biggest weapons come on two legs: the heavily armed and armored robotic Vital Suits return in greater numbers and variety than the first game. There are VS that transform into other vehicles, hold up to three players and some that even take multiple players to operate.

Key Features:

  • Co-op action: Team up to battle the giant Akrid in explosive 4 player online co-operative play. Teamwork is the player’s key to victory as the team is dependent on each other to succeed and survive.
  • Massive scale of enemies: Players skill on the battlefield and ability to work as a team will be tested like never before against the giant Akrid. Players will utilize teamwork tactics, new weapons and a variety of vital suits (VS) to fight these larger-than-life bosses.
  • Beautiful massive environments: Capcom’s advanced graphics engine, MT Framework 2.0, and DirectX 11 support will bring the game to life with the next step in 3D fidelity and performance. See Lost Planet 2’s world through new eyes, with support for hardware tessellation and compute shader.
  • Deep level of character customization: Players will have hundreds of different ways to customize their look, nom de guerre, emotes, and weapons to truly help them define their character on the battlefield. A wide array of customizable abilities range from taking less damage, to running faster to operating data posts quicker
  • Rewards System: Players will receive rewards for assisting teammates and contributing to the team’s success
  • Multiplayer: Compete in 16-player multiplayer matches with nine different maps and 5 different game modes including Data Post Battle, Akrid Egg Battle, Fugitive, Elimination and Team Elimination. Additional maps will be available as downloadable content after the game’s release.
  • Exciting new VS features: Based on fan feedback, the team has implemented an unbelievable variety of Vital Suits and new ways to combat VS’s. The new VS system will have a powerful impact on the way the player takes to the war zone in Lost Planet 2.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon X2, or faster
    • Memory: 1GB+ (Windows XP); 2GB+ (Vista)
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 or higher; NVIDIA GeForce 7800 Series, ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro, or higher
    • VRAM: 256MB or more (Not guaranteed to run when shared with main memory)
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c or higher
    • Hard Drive: 13.0GB free space
    • Sound: DirectSound Support (DirectX 9.0c or higher)
    • Other Requirements: Internet connectivity
    Internet connection required for game activation.

    To play online, activate an online account using a product key. Limit one account per key. One product key included.

    Games for Windows–LIVE System Requirements: Multiplayer play and other LIVE features included at no charge; games may offer additional downloads that may require additional fees. LIVE is not available in all countries, visit http://www.gamesforwindows.com/live/countries for more information.
    Features and system requirements may change without notice. Subject to Terms of Use (at http://www.gamesforwindows.com/live/termsofuse). Broadband Internet service required (sold separately). Some broadband services may not work with LIVE and performance may vary. Under 13 requires parental consent. See http://www.gamesforwindows.com/live for full details.

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
I am writing this 'review' because this game deserves more attention & a lot of my friends don't know about it.

For those that don't know, Lost Planet is a series of games. There are 3 of them. The first and third game have single player and multiplayer, but no co-op. For some odd reason the 2nd game (THIS ONE) has co-op. Don't ask why they scrapped it in LP3, but yeah, that's Capcom for you.

In LP2, you are put on a Planet with harsh conditions and you are able to get into these mech-suits from time to time & it's awesome.

It plays a lot like any other 3rd person shooter, only you have a mech-suit and a grappling hook (when you're not in the mech suit). So obvious comparisons are Just Cause 2 (grappling hook) and Red Faction: Guerilla (mech suits, setting, style of outfits, etc.).

All I have to say is this game is under-rated and the co-op is hella fun. (can be up to 4-player co-op for each mission.) You run around, shooting things, you get mini-guns and mech suits and grapple around. Definitely worth picking up on sale for $5 like I did. :D



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P.S. So what's the deal- Why am I writing this review now?
Well, to be honest I was looking at EDF 4.1 and I really want that, but it's at least $35 and only really fun with co-op. I'm lucky enough to play ANYTHING co-op, let alone a new game that none of my friends have yet.
So I recommend getting ANOTHER fun co-op game *ahem* SUCH AS LOST PLANET 2 in the meantime, to uh, how can I say this...fill the "co-op 3rd person shooter" void in your life until EDF goes down in price. :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Lost Planet 2 is just as awesome as I remembered it. On PC, the port is actually quite good, the only singular setback is the requirement of Games For Windows Live. It really isn't too much of a hassle if you already have an X-Box 360/X-Box One profile, but it does require some downloading, installation, & patience. Even then, things might go wrong if you have an old version of GFWL, or you don't already have an X-Box profile, but for this game, I believe that this hassle is worth it.

Lost Planet 2 is one of my top favorite games. It's so unique in almost everything it does, despite the game boiling down to just Monster Hunter with Guns N' Robots. The visuals still hold up very well in 2016, the gameplay is pretty smooth and satisfying, the game works perfectly on the PC once you get GFWL working, and everything in it is a smooth and fun experience once you get it kickstarted.

Unlike Lost Planet 3, the menus work 100% smoothly with mouse and controller. You can choose to switch out controller or keyboard by just touching either one, no annoying game restarts or menu options needed. When it comes to controls, they are fairly unwieldly at first. I played it on PS3 & PC with a DualShock 3 controller, and even with a controller it can take getting used to. But once you do, the game is very rewarding and satisfying. There's plenty of settings for controls and stuff also.

The game is built around co-op gameplay. This is a bad thing since almost no-body plays the game right? Well, yes & no. You can play the entire game with AI teammates (Or enemies in PvP modes) that have quite decent AI. Your computer teammates shoot enemies, drive mechs, activate objectives, and just do a good job at emulating actual other players. They even utilize the many emotes that the game has, responding to your taunts with their own, and even taunting the enemies when they feel like they did a good job. They occasionally bug out, sometimes not being able to jump onto your multi-person mech, or in more vertical levels shooting at the floor. But 90% of the time the AI team is acting very closely to actual players, and the game is very close to the quality of playing with randoms or your friends. Especially since you can play the PvP multiplayer aspects with AI.

The gameplay itself is Monster Hunter, but with guns, and also robots. I haven't played a whole lot of Monster Hunter, but I'm pretty sure this has a lot more mobility with its grappling hooks and giant robot suits. You shoot a lot of stuff with weapons you find lying around, you activate checkpoints, and you aim for the glowing weakspots in the giant mosnters for an overall very fun, replayable and satisfying experience.

I still totally recommend this game, despite how janky GFWL may be. It works great on PC, and it's still a really great game. It's a shame Lost Planet 3 had to be something that felt like it came 6 years BEFORE this one, but overall Lost Planet 2 is definitely a worthwhile experience if you can get past the first hurdle.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Typical Japanese console port, not great but good enough
Great cooperative and PvP
Windows Live can easily be worked around

Plot, setting, voice acting and characters are as expected of a typical Japanese console port
Mouse control is playable difficult at first, a controller may be preferable for some
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242 of 247 people (98%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Played this on Xbox 360 with a buddy a few years back, was Excelent!
PLEASE IF YOU CANNOT LAUNCH THE GAME
go into your steam directory find the main folder for this game and run "gfwlivesetup.exe" the game wouldnt even start before doing this and i hope someone will find this helpfull.
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355 of 401 people (89%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
DO NOT buy this game if you are running Windows 10 or 8.1!
UPDATED: There is a possible fix to get around this!
This is meant to be a possible fix for existing owners. I heavily advise people not to buy this game in its current state.

Lost Planet 2 was a guilty pleasure of mine on consoles, holding over 100+ hours of my personal time. I would easily give this game a thumbs up. However, as you can see, this is not the case sadly... In short, Lost Planet 2 is a wonderful game plagued by terrible DRM. This issue affects many but not all of Windows 10 users. If you have Windows 10, do not waste your money until these technical issues are fixed. Also, be weary if you have Windows 8.1, since this issue plagues some users that have this OS as well.

As of the time of this review, under normal circumstances, it is impossible to play this game for many due to Games For Windows Live (GFWL) on Windows 10 and 8.1. GFWL has immense compatibility issues on Windows 10 currently. Starting the game up in Direct x9 or x11 results in an instant crash. Starting up the game in compatibility mode does not work. Installing the GFWL client is also a dead end. The programs freezes up when attempting to log in. It is also worth mentioning that several other GFWL titles have similar issues.

Unfortunately, these issues have completely rendered the game unplayable. I do hope that GFWL is removed from this game, or at the very least some fix is made available. I will be contacting Microsoft support regarding this. I suggest that others do so as well, for the sake of this game and others. Until this issue is resolved, I highly recommend looking elsewhere.

A possible fix for both Windows 8.1 and 10!

After doing some research and spending some time messing around with various theories, I have been able to find a possib;e temporary fix!

Despite this fix, I strongly advise people not to buy this game in its current state. Please due note that this fix may not work for everyone, so caution is still heavily advised for people who plan to buy this. If you do buy this title, I advise not going over the 2 week/1 hours of gameplay limit for returning games! This is so that you can return the game if it still fails to properly play. Also, this issue affects many but not all Windows 10 users, as well as Windows 8.1 users.

For Windows 10 users
For Windows 8.1 users, skip below these steps to "For WIndows 8.1 users" for a possibly simpler, faster fix.

1. Go to Programs and Features and see if you have "Microsoft Games For Windows Marketplace" and/or "Microsoft Games For Windows - LIVE Redistributable" installed.
2. If you do, uninstall them and restart your computer. If you don't have them installed, simply proceed to the next step.
3. Go to the official Microsoft website and download (but DO NOT install) the latest version of Games For Windows Live. The download link is found here: http://www.xbox.com/en-IE/Live/PC/DownloadClient
4. Right click on the GFWL install file and go to Properties. From there, turn compatibility mode on to Windows 7, and check off so that it will always run on administration mode.
5. Activate the GFWL install file and complete the installation. However, do not boot up GFWL after it is installed.
6. Boot up Lost Planet 2. Picking Directx 9 or 11 does not matter. At this point, instead of the game crashing instantly, it should actually start to boot up now, bringing you to the main menu.
7. After setting your resolution, press "Start Game" to prompt a login to your Microsoft account. Enter your information and sign in. It will take several minutes of loading before anything happens. You should see a spinning circle as it loads.
8. After it loads, enter your unique key for Lost Planet 2.
9. From here, it will state that GFWL needs to update. Confirm the update and close the game a few seconds later. Make sure to confirm any installs that pop up. You may need to do this 2-3 times or so before everything is properly installed.
10. Once everything is successfully installed, you should be able to finally log in and be prompted to create a new save file.

For WIndows 8.1 Users

For Windows 8.1 users, complete step 1 and 2. Then skip the rest and complete the following: See if you can install GFWL normally (without backwards compatibility mode). Attempt to boot up GFWL (the program itself) and sign in directly there. Whether you are able to sign in or not, try booting up Lost Planet 2. If the game will still not play, then go back to step one (make sure to uninstall GFWL) and instead attempt the Windows 10 method.

Final Thoughts

I cannot recommend this game enough on console. However, for PC, I honestly cannot recommend this title in its current state. My rating for the game will not change for now, since it is ridiculous that all of this strain and effort must be put out simply to get this game working. I hope that this is able to help some people out there that are having issues with this game as well.

Also, as a side note, you can skip signing in once you have GFWL installed by simply clicking on the red "X" in the corner of the GFWL login overlay. However, if you do, you will be unable to save your game or access online play.
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124 of 137 people (91%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
32.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2015
I remember back in 2007 when a game called Lost Planet came out for the Xbox 360. I was immediately impressed by the Vital Suits (big robots you jump into and steer) and the Akrids (giant bugs) you fight using your VS. Unfortunately however, the original Lost Planet was a rather dull game despite these things. So when I heard it was getting a sequel, I didn't really pay it any attention for the longest time. What a mistake that was.

Lost Planet 2 takes the strengths of the original game and develops them even further. It gets rid of weaknesses like actually taking itself seriously and the uninspired levels. I'll get this out of the way already now though, Lost Planet 2 is not a game meant to be played in singleplayer. It of course can be, but it would be the equivalent of playing a Borderlands game solo. Where the game truly shines is in the co-op campaign, which is possibly one of the best experiences I've ever had in a video game.

The game is a third person shooter, a very Japanese one at that, with some rather heavy weight to it's control scheme. The controls are very tight, even though the default control scheme on PC is, to put it lightly, very lacking. In the campaign, you and up to three of your friends are given the very simple task of shooting the ♥♥♥♥ out of all the Akrids that have come to mess up your planet. Simple as that. At your disposal you have a wide variety of weapons, various Vital Suits and a grappling hook. The Vital Suits of Lost Planet 2 have been, to put it simply, taken to the next level. Some suits require several players to properly operate, some can transform, there's one for every need basically. As you play through the game you'll be able to unlock ridiculous amounts of weapons, titles, emotes and costumes, as well.

The game has very good replayability with several levels featuring secret routes and the silly things the game encourages and rewards you for doing, like entering the stomach of one of the bosses among other things. It features four different difficulty settings, ranging from easy to extreme, so you won't have to worry about difficulty being too easy or too hard. There's a full training mode which works fairly well too, if needed. If you and your friends die too many times and start arguing, there's a PVP multiplayer as well with plenty of game modes to mess around in.

But to get back more to the meat of the matter, as I mentioned earlier what really sets the game apart is the cooperative campaign. You won't get an experience like this anywhere else. In a time when cooperative campaigns have been more and more getting discarded, it's a wonderful thing to see a game like this. Just how many other games let you have several players controlling the same robot together and using it to mow down giant alien bugs? I know I can't think of anything at least. I really can't possibly emphasize enough just how much simple stupid fun this game is. I know I've tried with this review, but the only way to truly convey what a joy this game is, is by getting people to play it.
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87 of 94 people (93%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 25, 2015
just if people would start playing this game, would be one of the best jolly co-op games out there
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118 of 139 people (85%) found this review helpful
58 people found this review funny
Recommended
40.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2014
guys help I can't find my planet
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141 of 177 people (80%) found this review helpful
105 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Honestly I ♥♥♥♥ing love this game but here are my experiences with this version

-Open game and it asks me to choose between 2 version
-I pick one and the launcher closes and I wait aout 2 minutes before I realise nothing is going to happen
-Try again
-Same thing
-Find out it's because it's trying to open GFWL but since I'm not ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, I don't have that on my computer
-Download it
-Make an account
"Email already taken"
-Log into my account
"Wrong password"
-Change password
"New password cannot be old password
-of course
-open Lost planet again
"Log in"
-Ok
"There's an error with your profile, CLICK HERE to solve
-Click it and it just leads me to my microsoft profile
-It pretty much just told me to figure it out myself
-Try to find the problem for atleast half an hour before I just restart the game and it works fine
-The game actually opens
LOOKatallthisprogress
-At this point I'm expecting more things to go wrong
-Oh hey look a that
"Need to update profile"
-Takes like 10 minutes
"Please check conection"
-Close it and realise that it just cancelled the update that i've already waited through
-My connection is about as strong as it can be
"Select profile"
-I can either choose the one that's totally blank or create a new one
-Choose the blank one out of hope
-Nope
-Create new profile
-Use my old profile as new profile
-it autofills my password once I type in my email
-"Password Incorrect"
-"Wow you can't even do that right"
-At this point I'm ♥♥♥♥ing Plssed
-Delete password and type it in myself
"Need to update profile"
-Wait through the update again and this time it works
-then
"New profile cannot be old profile"
-Delete the blank profile and start again
-Type everything in again
"Update Required"
-Pls
-Wait through update
"Error"
-Go downstairs and release the anger I've bottled up on punching bag
-Find out I can make an offline profile
-It's hidden in the fine print after you scroll down on the terms of service to make sure no one will ever find it
-Make one
-It's not like I only bought this game on steam instead of playing the version i already have on my xbox for multiplayer but I guess I'll just stick to singleplayer
-New game
-No space, please free up 24 KB in Drive C:
-There's over 2 free terabytes left in Drive C:
-FINE
-Continue game without saving
-I'll figure it out later
-Select Campaign
-Quick match, custom match, host match
-Oh that's right there's no singleplayer
-Procede to throw my entire computer out of window

I give up
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89 of 104 people (86%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2013
It has mexican desert pirates. 10/10
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IronLegend747
13.2 hrs
Posted: September 27
Amazing game!
only negative about it is it takes a bit to find the assets for gfwl but, either than that runs great on Windows 10!
Wish capcom made games as epic and fun like this again
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DeathStrath
1.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
I have always been a huge fan of anything capcom and this game does not dissapoint.

First and formost yea this game aint 1 or 3 but it is still a BA game. they didnt put snow in it, big deal. it still gives us a really cool story and a chance to play with friends. this game does have a bot system so regardless if anyone is online or not you can still play with something. the story and gameplay feel like LP1 which is the best in the series. I would rate this game a 9/10... but what do i know? im writting this at 2 a.m while having a cold... FML
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Iblastyou
7.7 hrs
Posted: September 23
Gameplay is great!. Just winows live needs to screw off.
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Callous
15.6 hrs
Posted: September 18
Unable to play the anymore due to issues with GFWL. Game is amazing itself but no point buying if steam is unable to assure playability or whatever for the users. Althogh this review is only a moan for steam to take some action.
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R° Kang Mu
6.7 hrs
Posted: September 17
Why do I have to download a dead DRM to play this game? Granted, it's a great game, but don't sell it for $20 if it doesn't ♥♥♥♥ing run.
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Bright
10.8 hrs
Posted: September 13
It's an odd one. In many respects, it's better than the first one. The gameplay is tighter, there's more variety in areas and weapons, and the addition of co-op goes to great lengths to make it much more enjoyable. There are also some dissapointing steps down. The plot is nonexistant until the last couple episodes, and is just simply not engaging at all. Lost Planet 1's wasn't that good either, but it had a certain B-Movie Japanese PS2 game kind of charm. In the sequel, every single character's head or mouth is covered for budget reasons, so none of the cutscenes are interesting in the slightest. Lost Planet 2 also seems to have lost sight of the interesting aspects of the first: snow and araknids. There are hardly any of either throughout the campaign, which instead focusses on human enemies and jungle, urban, and desert areas.

Basically, LP2 is an arcade re-imagining of LP1. Fun in co-op for a while, but its lack of imagination prevents this from being special.
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Phil
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 11
A great game when it came out. But its terrible controls, cheesey dialogue and slow, repetative gameplay have very much not stood the test of time.
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Toshiro Umezawa
6.2 hrs
Posted: September 8
I put over 150hours on this game before it was available for Steam so my played time is not accurately displayed. Anyways, this game back in the day was one of the most under-rated games. Epic boss battles to get your heart going. Very addicting gameplay, and is best played with friends. My biggest concern with the game was trying to find people online to play with.
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