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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DamarusRex
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
I beat the game a long long time ago, back on console. And besides the advanced video settings, the game is still as much fun on PC. Some keyboard binding might be annoying (but customizable), but once it's passed, you'll have one hell of a trip!

I remember the game mostly for its epic giant bosses, the crazy artistic direction, and the different storylines across the globes which make this game look like a road-trip meeting Monster Hunter.
LP2 is one of those game you want them to remaster and bring forward today because it was beatiful, and it would offer a pretty good lengthy game we lack these days.

I didn't play mutliplayer nor coop, but I assure the solo is good enough already. You travel across 4-5 places on the planet (desert, tundra, jungle, etc) and take control of different characters with different situation, motives, friends and climate, but one same goal : killing those creatures! Gameplay is simple : shoot the orange thingy, or headshot. Run, grapple, pilot a mech or vehicule. Grab nasty bigass weapons or play it human scale.

The only thing I can blame on this game is that characters feel heavy to control, even with sprint. Moving in the levels sometime is boring and the fov isn't great neither. But if you handle the game how it is, you will have a great time.
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The Black Baron
( 240.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Lost planet 2 is the best third person co-opt shooter you're going to find in my opinion.

GFWL is not a problem at all , i first had an issue with it, but then i realised i need to manually run the instalation software of it from it's folder before running lost planet 2. There are simple fixes for Win 10 too, just look at the forums.

LP2 has lots of replayability because of the different weapons you unlock ingame and GJ awards to obtain. The community is still allive just head over to the Official LP group wich is dedicated to LP1 colonies , LP2 and 3.
Unlike Left for dead or other similar 4 player co op games there are more possible co op atacks interactions and strategies to be used to take down huge akrid bosses, play a team deathmatch or just to make it throught certain parts of the game on extreme difficulty.

I highly recommend this game. For 20€ it is worth the money and then some, unlike other full price tripple A titles.
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kakashi
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Had problems that made impossiable to play from the get go, and when you get to play the game you find out that the "singel player" part of the game sucks and clearly was not ment to be singelplayer but co-op with other people or AI, this did not feel like lost planet at all this was not like the game that i hold dear in my heart... so to anyone who played "Lost Planet: Extreme Condition" this game feel nothing like it, stay away if you are looking for more of that.

Regards Peter H. Andersen
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Y-Y-Yukki!
( 13.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Product received for free
Far different than the original, but just as fun to play. With no real protagonist in the game, you play as multiple factions in a squad of 4, either with AI or your friends, and you are a player with no face and no name. The gameplay is solid, boss battles are action packed and the game itself is absolutely beautiful. If you can, pick this game up. The only downside to it is that it does require you to use Games for Windows Live, which can be a pain in the neck to configure. If you have issues with GFWL, make sure you have the most updated version and you have agreed to the most recent terms and conditions, which can be accessed by selecting the option "create new..." under the start up window for the GFWL application, even if you already have a GFWL account select this regardless as it will send you to the desired destination to update your terms and conditions - and then you're on your merry way to saving the planet once again!
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BigHead
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
The controls for this game make it completely unplayable. With the mouse, the crosshair fails to move often when trying to aim or flicks to a random position. This game also requires games for windows live. This was one of my favorite games when i played it on console but this port killed it for me.
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Chibi Revan
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
An excellent 3PS game, with a lengthy campaign, and online play support. Lost Planet 2 is the second entry into the Lost Planet franchise.
PROS:
-lengthy campaign. For those of us casuals who like long single player campaigns, this game does not disappoint. The levels are intense and gripping, and actually fairly difficult.
-sound effects are on-point. I love the sound of the machine gun firing. I could listen to it all day. The weapon sound effects are spot-on. the grappling sound is perfect. Just in general, this game has audio nailed down.
-combat is intense. You will blaze through levels, shooting up anything that comes in your path. The boss fights take actual skill and strategy to work (most of the time), though there are the occasional few that you can just hammer with an RPG launcher until they die. Combat system works well, and doesn't need much improvement. AI isn't half bad. Could be better, but not embarrassing.
*I don't have much knowledge about multiplayer, seeing as how I only recently got this, and need to completely set up my Windows Live account to play online. Sorry*
CONS:
-Windows Live. Unless you want to spend a bit of time finnagling Windows Live stuff, you will be unable to save progress in this game. I know that other reviews tell you how to set up a functioning Windows Live account, and I am in the process of doing so myself. If you do take the time to set one up, it's certainly worth it :)

That's all I can think of for pros and cons. The game itself is surprisingly well-polished, and I enjoy the feel of combat a lot. Boss battles are engaging, but don't generally take more than 20-30 minutes at most (as far as I've played). Game doesn't look poor, or run badly, or anything like that. All in all, an excellent shooter game, that I would recommend to anyone. All you gotta do is take the time to set up a Windows Live account, and you're golden!
(PLEASE NOTE: I PLAY WITH A CONTROLLER, SO MY OPIONION ON THE CONTROLS IS SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT. PLAYING ON KEYBOARD IS DIFFICULT, AS I DID THAT BEFORE TRYING OUT MY CONTROLLER. CONTROLLER RECOMMENDED TO PLAY)
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m_friebe
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
NOTE: This review is only evaluating the game concerning its single-player merits.

You know that scene from the movies, right? Where the new kid in school gets introduced in front of the class, and everyone looks at him/her with a mild mixture of disinterest and disdain? That’s how I felt when I started up Lost Planet for the first time. The game is all like „Oooh, look at our multiplayer content! Shiny! Now grab some friends and play this game how we want you to, DAMMIT!“ My reply: „But… I want to play a single-player campaign. Is this possible, too?“ The game averts its gaze, annoyed: „Yeah, I guess… freak.“

The game constantly hits you over your head with the fact that it’s really meant to be played in multi-player. For single-player fans, this makes things awkward. Where do I start? What about the AI stand-ins that accompany you, with silly “gamertag” names over their heads all the time? The “Battle Gauge” system, which is basically a multi-player “army strength” system? A system that respawns you right back into the running game without resetting to a checkpoint, complete with a respawn countdown? The team zones at the end of the levels, which are red boxes that all players – human and AI – have to be inside to complete the mission? Or that the game rewards you for using gestures in these team zones? I could go on and on, but you get the point. For single-player modes, immersion is key, and this game’s insistence on its multi-player infrastructure is a major immersion-killer.

But even if you are able to ignore this, there are still the absence of a noteworthy story and the jarring transitions. As you are a part of an actually-meant-for-multiplayer squad, there is no real protagonist, a detriment which is exasperated by the fact that you switch back and forth through multiple squads belonging to different parties during the course of the campaign. This wouldn’t be bad if each squad was somehow distinct, but this isn't the case. They are all faceless soldiers. No, literally, they are all wearing masks or helmets all the time! Then, there are the transitions, a problem which was already present in the first game. Episodes which should be one consistent sequence of levels connected by cutscenes are always broken up into artificial “missions”. And it gets worse: A tense shootout against enemy dropships ends in the middle of combat because an arbitrary “energy bar” hit zero – with ships still in the air!

All these things amount to the game’s greatest sin: Its clumsy and wasteful handling of its setpieces. Here’s where I have something positive to say about the game: Lost Planet 2 features a collection of stunning setpieces. Really, they are as epic as you can get. If they had been used by someone who knows how to craft a good single-player game, this could have been an action blockbuster for the ages. However, the dire reality is that without a meaningful story and an immersive presentation, these setpieces remain fragments without significance or emotional impact.

If you’re looking for an opinion about the multi-player component of Lost Planet 2, please consult a review addressing this aspect. However, if you look for a great single-player experience, stay away. It’s sadly not worth the effort.
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El Gingo
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Great game, controls can be a little awkward but there's nothing else like it out there.

You play a series of weird and wonderful characters across multiple tribes on a frozen planet that is slowly thawing.
The game has a great arcade feel with unlocks for your characters and weapons. You can unlock better weapons from serious upgrades to a shotgun that fires confetti.

You take on giant creatures and murder them for their thermal energy. Fighting with your guns, mechs and well timed grappling hooks.

I've played through the game multiple times and loved every minute.
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MTAEHT-
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
A friend of mine bought me this for Christmas, I completed said game with said friend, was pretty funny so I'd recommend this for co-op play, It's way better then single player.

If you're a loner then ♥♥♥♥, I can't help you with that but I'm sure if you post in the forums you will find many willing people wanting to play with you.

I think out of them all this is the best Lost Planet in the series.
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Farmer Spree
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Not without its flaws but still one of the best multiplayer games there is.
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Azure Crow
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
I am running this game just fine on windows 10 x64. Game is fun works fine. Just need to download and update (several times) GFWL. GFWL runs perfectly fine as does the game. I play maxed out on the DX 11 version. The game will not run without GFWL but like i said GFWL runs FINE! This game is great im playing on a i7 4790k 16gb ram and a 980ti.
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♥ Tracer ♥
( 44.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
i remember the first time i played this game on xbox 360 i got bored because i didn't have gold so i buy it for my ps3 and bro i started playing this game every day a epic third person shooter i played the game like 3 month because my mum sell it for no reason i never knew this game was on steam until 2016 because i started with steam at 2015 with tf2 borderlands and garry's mod then i get more games but i was bored so at christmas i used a $20.00 steam card and get 2 lost planet 2 1 payday 2 and the orange box also im not a fan of half-life but i like it but bruh if im playing at this low end pc with 10-34-rare40 fps maybe u can play it this is My System:Windows 7 - 3GB Of Memory RAM (2.60GB usable) Processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B820 @ 1.70Hz 1.70GHz 32-Bit Operating System. that's my low end pc. if u can't launch the game go to game files and install windows live free.
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vadyusha_panchenko
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
Она не запускается.
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Tea-Sloth
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
Microsoft live is an abomination. Great if you just want to benchmark some npc's walking in to walls however i have to say that isn't quite my forte.
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Erif117
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
Oh well. Bought this on sale for basically nothing.

------Requires games for windows live---------
------Don't know why, it just does-------

There's guides for dealing with GFWL but it's just as bad as Uplay or origin. It's annoying and has no reason to be there.

-Controls are not so great for a keyboard, unless you have a controller you're gonna have a bad time

-At the very first boss fight the game wouldn't let me grapplehook into areas I should've been able to grapple hook into

-90% of the enemies die in one or two hits

-Guns feel worthless against first boss

-aim assist because aiming is hard

-Can't customize your campaign character without first beating the campaign

+game looks ok
+Cool monsters and ♥♥♥♥
+co-op
+bought it on sale

If you really want to play this game, go for it. Otherwise there's probably some better options out there.


TLDR
I've never played a lost planet before. Game requires GFWL. Graphics are ok. I didn't like it.
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Glf20
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
1. Get ♥♥♥♥ed by Games for windows for 10 hours
2. hold down mouse 1
3. get bored of holding down mouse 1
4. request a refund for the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ game.
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Chief Burrito
( 33.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
A very underrated classic game. It's good old fashioned arcade style fun. Co-op makes this game an absolute blast and the more friends/players the better.
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StarboyxD
( 13.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
"Lost Planet 2"

Aim, shoot, kill, reload... if you remember these words, then you would have no problems at all!

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Hmmm
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
Other than the GFWL issue still a great game especially with friends
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
An excellent 3PS game, with a lengthy campaign, and online play support. Lost Planet 2 is the second entry into the Lost Planet franchise.
PROS:
-lengthy campaign. For those of us casuals who like long single player campaigns, this game does not disappoint. The levels are intense and gripping, and actually fairly difficult.
-sound effects are on-point. I love the sound of the machine gun firing. I could listen to it all day. The weapon sound effects are spot-on. the grappling sound is perfect. Just in general, this game has audio nailed down.
-combat is intense. You will blaze through levels, shooting up anything that comes in your path. The boss fights take actual skill and strategy to work (most of the time), though there are the occasional few that you can just hammer with an RPG launcher until they die. Combat system works well, and doesn't need much improvement. AI isn't half bad. Could be better, but not embarrassing.
*I don't have much knowledge about multiplayer, seeing as how I only recently got this, and need to completely set up my Windows Live account to play online. Sorry*
CONS:
-Windows Live. Unless you want to spend a bit of time finnagling Windows Live stuff, you will be unable to save progress in this game. I know that other reviews tell you how to set up a functioning Windows Live account, and I am in the process of doing so myself. If you do take the time to set one up, it's certainly worth it :)

That's all I can think of for pros and cons. The game itself is surprisingly well-polished, and I enjoy the feel of combat a lot. Boss battles are engaging, but don't generally take more than 20-30 minutes at most (as far as I've played). Game doesn't look poor, or run badly, or anything like that. All in all, an excellent shooter game, that I would recommend to anyone. All you gotta do is take the time to set up a Windows Live account, and you're golden!
(PLEASE NOTE: I PLAY WITH A CONTROLLER, SO MY OPIONION ON THE CONTROLS IS SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT. PLAYING ON KEYBOARD IS DIFFICULT, AS I DID THAT BEFORE TRYING OUT MY CONTROLLER. CONTROLLER RECOMMENDED TO PLAY)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Product received for free
Far different than the original, but just as fun to play. With no real protagonist in the game, you play as multiple factions in a squad of 4, either with AI or your friends, and you are a player with no face and no name. The gameplay is solid, boss battles are action packed and the game itself is absolutely beautiful. If you can, pick this game up. The only downside to it is that it does require you to use Games for Windows Live, which can be a pain in the neck to configure. If you have issues with GFWL, make sure you have the most updated version and you have agreed to the most recent terms and conditions, which can be accessed by selecting the option "create new..." under the start up window for the GFWL application, even if you already have a GFWL account select this regardless as it will send you to the desired destination to update your terms and conditions - and then you're on your merry way to saving the planet once again!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
240.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Lost planet 2 is the best third person co-opt shooter you're going to find in my opinion.

GFWL is not a problem at all , i first had an issue with it, but then i realised i need to manually run the instalation software of it from it's folder before running lost planet 2. There are simple fixes for Win 10 too, just look at the forums.

LP2 has lots of replayability because of the different weapons you unlock ingame and GJ awards to obtain. The community is still allive just head over to the Official LP group wich is dedicated to LP1 colonies , LP2 and 3.
Unlike Left for dead or other similar 4 player co op games there are more possible co op atacks interactions and strategies to be used to take down huge akrid bosses, play a team deathmatch or just to make it throught certain parts of the game on extreme difficulty.

I highly recommend this game. For 20€ it is worth the money and then some, unlike other full price tripple A titles.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
A friend of mine bought me this for Christmas, I completed said game with said friend, was pretty funny so I'd recommend this for co-op play, It's way better then single player.

If you're a loner then ♥♥♥♥, I can't help you with that but I'm sure if you post in the forums you will find many willing people wanting to play with you.

I think out of them all this is the best Lost Planet in the series.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Great game, controls can be a little awkward but there's nothing else like it out there.

You play a series of weird and wonderful characters across multiple tribes on a frozen planet that is slowly thawing.
The game has a great arcade feel with unlocks for your characters and weapons. You can unlock better weapons from serious upgrades to a shotgun that fires confetti.

You take on giant creatures and murder them for their thermal energy. Fighting with your guns, mechs and well timed grappling hooks.

I've played through the game multiple times and loved every minute.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
It took quite awhile to get this game working due to the Games for Windows Live service required to run it, a service which is no longer running.

To get it running, you will need to install the game, install the Games for Windows Live client (which can still be downloaded for free from the Microsoft Xbox website), then start the game. After this, it will allow you to launch the game, but not to save it. In order to save any games, you will also need to create a local profile for Games for Windows Live. To do so, try to start a new game and it should prompt you to log in to Games for Windows Live. Skip trying to sign in with an existing ID, and select the option to create a new profile. Once you select this option, a new screen should come up. Scroll all the way to the bottom and there is a small blue link to create a local profile. Create the local profile and NOW you can start a new game.

I hope this feedback helps someone (it took me awhile to figure out), and hopefully Steam will remove the GFWL requirement from this game at some point. It was so much hassle to get a several year old game running that I can't give it a positive review.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Not without its flaws but still one of the best multiplayer games there is.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
If you suffer through Games for Windows Live, you get to crawl inside an alien, shoot its insides with a machine gun, and then get shot out of its spiky tail end.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
37.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Once you beat the games first boss "Games for Windows Live" It really opens up into an incredibly adreneline filled ♥♥♥♥ing bloodbath of carnage and gloriously masculine godlike mech fap material that causes those who behold it to instantaenously combust from their retina down to their phallus.

Unfortunately GFWL makes it almost not ♥♥♥♥ing worth it.
♥♥♥♥ you Crapcom.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Let me start by saying that this is a fun game. That being said, Lost Planet 1 is a much superior game. The problem is they focused so much on the multiplayer aspect that it leaves the game lacking. First of all, you can't play it without windows live which sucks. I hate having to download and use a system in order to play a game. I even don't like Uplay or Origin so Live sucks too. Plus the game is good but not great. The story is all over the place and your AI suck. It was meant to be co op but the game is so old that the community is pretty much dead. If the map is big your AI wander around doing nothing. Plus the game has the lost planet 1 problem in that there is no running. You go everywhere at a leisurely pace. Also the game does not nearly have enough mech combat which is what made the first game such a major success. I don't think this game was worth the 5 bucks I spent but at least the game has some good length with a 10 hour campaign. The problem is because it’s a multiplayer co op game; you can't save the game until you finish the entire mission. Worse, you can't even pause it! This means you have to devote a half an hour to an hour to the game without stopping. Also you can't get the really good weapons unless you get lucky in their lame slot machine. Now don't get me wrong, I had a lot of fun playing it. I think it was a major letdown from the first game and they could have done better. In its prime this was probably a great game but now it’s just a relic. Honestly, I didn't want to pay five bucks but that was a cheap as it would go and I want to play the whole franchise. I'll probably end up paying 6 bucks for Lost Planet 3. A great game but it is sadly very aggravating.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Games for Windows Live. Thanks Obama
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313 of 350 people (89%) found this review helpful
9 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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85 of 123 people (69%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
♥♥♥♥ Games For Windows Live.
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82 of 119 people (69%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
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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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
239.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
This game does still use GFWL. Don't believe anyone that says the service has been shut down. It still works and you CAN still play online. There is a guide in the game's hub to help you get the game up and running

Fantastic action shooter with a mix of on-foot and mech combat where you fight a mix of humans, mechs, and akrid. A large variety of weapons to choose from. The loadout system takes a new spin on the old pickup based gameplay that allows you to choose what specific weapon you want out of any given weapon types. Co-op campaign is the main draw for a lot of people here. Fight with three friends to take down massive bosses across a several environments, including space. There is a lack of story but it more than makes up for it with fantastic gunplay and movement system. There is also a huge amount of customization options, including emotes all without the fear of paying microtransactions like a lot of modern titles do. PVP multiplayer is intense with games supporting up to 16 players. Maps range from large to small. Match hosts are given a decent degree of freedom to customize their games.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Underrated bug killing simulator 2050
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19 of 28 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
You can't play this game unless you have a Games for Windows Live account, and even if you do, chances are it won't even be able to connect to the ♥♥♥♥ing network. You can't save unless you can connect to the god damn "Network". Don't buy this game.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
Monster Hunter but in the future? Check.
4-player cooperative campaign? Check.
Guns? Check.
Mechs? Check.
DX11 Graphics? Check.
Mouse and Keyboard controls? Check.
Ultra-wide resolution support? Check.

Games for Windows Live? F*ck.

(Still works though, worth it for $5.)
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22 of 35 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
There is no online co-op becasue of GFWL


Thank you steam refund
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21 of 35 people (60%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
Windows Live... well... at least you tried. Some people have issues logging in. I'm requesting a refund. Why would i bother trying to fix this mess?
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