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.

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Helpful customer reviews
313 of 349 people (90%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
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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118 of 131 people (90%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
29.0 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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84 of 122 people (69%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
♥♥♥♥ Games For Windows Live.
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82 of 119 people (69%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
This is a fun shooter that I really want to reccomend
Unfortunately, it relies on GFWL, so co-op is impossible, and even playing solo is difficult to do since you can't seem to keep your saves after each play session.

Capcom, PLEASE port this game to Steamworks

Edit: I actually returned this game shortly after righting this review, and I'm getting the impression that things have changed since I've last-played. I wrote this review based on observations which may now be outdated.
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34 of 42 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
130.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
Solid PC Port. One of my favorite coop campaign third person shoooters.
MT Framework at some of its best in DX11.
Best enjoyed with friends. Coop is a blast and is the soul of the game.
Has GFWL, has caused problems for others, but this never affected me.

If you do encounter a problem with GFWL needing to update to connect continuously, you need to directly download the Games for Windos client and install.
Having unwilling GFWL on a coop partner's game is one of my only gripes about this.
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