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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
I am changing the score on this one to thumbs up. The initial issues with this game have been resolved:

SOLVED: Game does not start / crash on start

  1. GFWL: Remove the GFWL version the game installs (!) and then install this: http://www.xbox.com/en-IE/Live/PC/DownloadClient , which is an official Windows 10 capable GFWL client.
  2. Run the client and set the game folder to the same drive as the Steam folder in which you have installed LP2. For some reason some GFWL games seem to expect game to be on the same drive as the GFWL default game directory. The DX11 version does not seem to have this problem.

SOLVED: D3DERR_DEVICELOST on NVIDIA Optimus/Mobile/passthrough

I had this problem on four devices. The game would load a first time, but after the settings file had been written, D3DERR_DEVICELOST happened and the computer was frozen until after a full power cycle. This and a post settings file black screen, that had to be cured with windowed mode and alt+enter-during-load-screen tricks occurred in a lot of Capcom PC versions (LP2, Dragons Dogma, Resident Evil Zero), not only for me and all the computers in the house, but also to other people (a Google search brought many results). I initially "accused" Capcom of not getting their manure together, but I might have judged the issue a bit too harshly.

  1. This only seem to happen on certain NVIDIA configurations.
  2. On one device, the error simply stopped occurring after months of updates to Windows and the NVIDIA drivers. While I think the engine still is not robust enough, it looks like not Capcom, but the rest of the chain needed to get their crap together.
  3. On three of those devices, a hardware fault turned out to be the issue. One Optimus laptop had a faulty Geforce and two had defective RAM. I cannot be certain, whether the hardware change did the trick or if the months of driver patches solved it, because I didn't immediately test LP2 after the hardware swaps.

Existing problems

For some reason, forcing borderless fullscreen will set the game into normal fullscreen.


Since the issues above have been fixed, no weird workarounds are required anymore, so no unnecessary performance hits will get between you and a solid game. There are no unusual phenomena, like frame drops, stuttering or sound problems on a reasonably modern machine. The game works fine with Windows 10, if you take care of the GFWL issue.

Original comment:

The game is great, the port is really bad. I bought this cheap (five bucks), because I'm moving all my favorite games away from the PS3 in case it breaks.

The following drastic problems exist in the PC version:
- The GFWL installer does not run on Windows 10, you need to install a version from the MS website.
- Speaking of GFWL: It uses GFWL, this alone qualifies as a "drastic problem". The "Games for Windows Marketplace Client", though, had me log in once and didn't show up again afterwards.
- For some reason I do not understand, the DX9 version crashes on start. It might just be my Optimus setup. The DX11 version starts fine.
- For some reason, the graphic settings are able to freeze the desktop, if you possess the audacity to switch from fullscreen to windowed mode and other little quirks. I had to put the computer in suspension to access the task manager after this.

Although this is a great game, I cannot recommend the PC port.
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242 of 247 people (98%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Played this on Xbox 360 with a buddy a few years back, was Excelent!
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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353 of 399 people (88%) 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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122 of 135 people (90%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
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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78 of 85 people (92%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
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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66 of 71 people (93%) found this review helpful
114.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 18, 2014
The only thing negative that I can say about this game (other than, you know, using GFWL on Steam, for great redundancy, and not even offer cross-platform multiplayer) is that I didn't get to play it in 2010, the launch date. Because DAMN did I lost the fun!

A third-person shooter with Keiji Inafune's seal. This should speak volumes, I mean, what kind of game you'd expect from the father of Megaman? Unfortunately, that didn't panned out for the antecessor, the first Lost Planet. But LP2 redeemed it big time, at least in my opinion.

The problem with LP1? Bad narrative, choppy storytelling. In a game built mostly around the singleplayer, that's a serious issue. Graphics were good though, and the playability was solid. Still didn't helped, however, to add this title to my list of games to finish-and-forget .

But here's the funny part: those two complaints weren't solved in LP2. Instead, the series retooled its flaws into a workable and actually enjoyable storyline. And how do you do that with choppy sequences, lack of details and a great potential of development not being throughly harvested? Multiple protagonists, and multiple storylines seemingly disconnected one from another, until a certain part, that's how. And it worked marvelously.

But even so I doubt you'd think of this as the greatest point of this game. You'll feel like you're playing the surrogate child of Battlefied - career levels, loadouts, and five profiles denoting each PC - with Borderlands - alien planet where everything in it is big, mean, carnivorous, tough-hided and spiky, with a corrupt megacorp trying its best to hog the motherload and trample everyone in the way... Heck there's even a group of stupid wasteland bandits with scrapyard-level gear! XD

Just play it. It's a great co-op TPS, even if dated and with Lost Planet 3 around for almost a year. The fact that there's online players rolling since four years and counting should hint you about its quality.
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96 of 117 people (82%) found this review helpful
60 people found this review funny
40.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2014
guys help I can't find my planet
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80 of 95 people (84%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2013
It has mexican desert pirates. 10/10
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50 of 51 people (98%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
29.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
One of the most underappreciated games of all time. And one of the greatest gaming experiences of my life. Don't look at steam playing hours, I bought it here because I lost my old GFWL-based key.

Gameplay-wise it's a pinnacle of japanese TPS, e.g. alien planet, twisted story, global conflict, evil (or, of course, not so evil) megacorporation, tons of weapons, mecha war machines (not just to look at, to ride!), adrenaline-packed boss fights with enormous bosses, 4 player co-op for all this meat(!!!).

Music-wise... I have no words. Ah, wait no. I have some. Gorgeous. One of the best game soundtracks I've ever listened to, performed by full-blown symphonic orchestra.

How comes it's so underestimated then, you ask me? Blame GFWL (Games for Windows Live), the platform always was a puddle of mud and it still ruins some nerve cells (because it's still in the game so you should technically activate your game twice using notorious Miscrosoft user-friendliness, good luck with that). Also blame ♥♥♥♥♥♥ Capcom PR campaign for PCs at the time.

Ah, but anyway, I am so jealous about you guys who never played it and will do this for the first time. See ya on E.D.N.III!
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41 of 42 people (98%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
36.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2014
I've beaten this game on the X360, the PS3, and on the PC. I've gotten everything from the in-game slot machine. And it is glorious. This game is a solid arcade-style shooter like Binary Domain or Vanquish and gives you a veritable arsenal of weapons to fight off a large variety of enemies. The dialogue is somewhat cheesy, but it fits the tone of the game since it doesn't try to be a "war is hell" shooter ot take itself too seriously. C'mon, you can even set a variety of emotes like waving, dancing, or even crotch thrusts! Most everything the enemies do or characters in the cutscenes can do, you can do.

Want to grapple on to a giant arthropod and shoot its glowing spot for massive damage? You can do that.
Want to use a VS [basically mechs] that you saw a boss use? You can use it at some point in the story.
Want to shoot a giant spider in the face with a laser? You can do that too.
Want to fuse two VSes together to make a super-VS to kill everyone around you? You can do that.
Want to use VS weapons while on foot to blow someone across the room? You guessed it, you can do that!

The game gives you a set of default weapons, and you unlock more through an in-game slot machine using in-game currency. If you don't want to do that, then you can unlock a number of weapons, character parts, and items through levelling up your character in Campaign. You have a variety of game mechanics at your disposal to fight your enemies. You've got a grappling anchor you can use to latch on to enemies and you aren't only able to use it in a single stage, but rather it's available throughout the game in every stage. You can shoot grenades to blow them up in a larger explosion, or just use another type of grenade like the Gum [sticky] grenade to fight your foes off.

Most of your foes are large insects and invertebrates called Akrid. They also happen to have giant glowing points along their bodies, such as their limbs and abdomens. The first large Akrid you meet in the campaign has weak spots on its arms that you can use to blow them off. The Akrid will regenerate their limbs over time, but I reccomend just blowing them off again! On other occasions, you get to shoot people in the face.

The human enemies have access to most of the same primary weapons as you do, like the Energy Gun and the variants of the machine gun. They'll also occasionally use VS weapons, in which case they will probably become one of your primary targets.

While you can't pick up a dead enemy's weapon, there are a variety of weapons scattered throughout the level. All of these weapons match what you've selected in your character customisation, which helps when you want a particular style of weapon. If you happen to play the co-op, then the items appear as whatever items the host has set in customisation. The game keeps up a constant flow of action by continuously throwing pre-placed enemies that will run around the area in a futile attempt to survive. While their durability varies based upon which of the three pre-unlocked difficulty settings, so do the weapon and armor placements. For example, I played the first few stages on Normal and found the usual VSes and weapons, but playing it on Easy scattered a number of suits of power armor that you could use around the early levels.

All of this helps to show the level of work put into making this game enjoyable, and in my opinion, they succeeded at making a good, engaging game. I'd wholeheartedly reccomend it to anyone looking for a good shooter that you can jump in and out of if you're busy or play in co-op with someone else.
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I cannot put into words how fun this game is. It's a game where if i put everything down into a list and just showed people the list they would buy it but once they saw the windows live line on that list they would ignore it.

This game is a gem, it throws in a cheeky story that doesn't really matter because the gameplay just feels good.

The only way this game could get any better is if they made it an open world game with a world that didn't care about you but then it would be walking into darksouls territory.

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Wish capcom made games as epic and fun like this again
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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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