Driven to the brink of extinction on ice-covered wastelands, humankind fights to survive. Battle to survive against gargantuan alien Akrid and treacherous Snow Pirates on the vast and frozen landscape of EDN III. With no allies at your side, the only thing you can trust is your instincts.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (180 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 26, 2007
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"Decent Port. Lots of options/rebindable keys with decent performance. Subtitles are a bit low res and locked at 720p. Multiplayer needs port forwading."

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Driven to the brink of extinction on ice-covered wastelands, humankind fights to survive. Battle to survive against gargantuan alien Akrid and treacherous Snow Pirates on the vast and frozen landscape of EDN III. With no allies at your side, the only thing you can trust is your instincts.
Combining a gripping single player campaign and intense multiplayer modes with support for up to 16 players online, Lost Planet is an epic gaming masterpiece. Enormous world maps unfold as players battle across vast snow fields and deserted cities either on foot or in armed, robotic Vital Suits.
  • Intense action - A fast-paced third-person shooter with all the depth, intrigue, and intensity of a science fiction classic.
  • Foot and vehicle based gameplay - Command highly powered armed vehicles and weapons, including transformable snow vessels.
  • Vast environments - Snowstorms, arctic winds, towering buildings and mountains of ice are all stunningly realized as battles occur above and below ground, creating a truly immersive and cinematic event of epic proportions.
  • Battle hordes of colossal Akrid.
  • Command heavily armored Vital Suits.
  • Intense 16 multiplayer action.
  • Enhanced DirectX 10 graphics.

System Requirements

    Minimum: Windows® XP, Intel® Pentium® 4 supporting HT technology or AMD Athlon™ 64 3500+ or greater, 512 MB RAM (Windows XP) / 1 GB RAM (Windows Vista), 8.0 GB free disk space, 640x480 minimum resolution, 256 MB VRAM, DirectX®9.0c / Shader3.0*, NVIDIA® GeForce® 6600 or greater**, DirectSound compatible. DirectX®9.0c, Mouse, Keyboard, Broadband connection (Internet connection required to play.)
    Recommended: Windows Vista™, Intel® Core™2 Duo, 1 GB RAM (Windows XP) / 2 GB RAM (Windows Vista), 1280x720 or higher resolution, 256 MB VRAM, NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600 or greater, Gamepad, Xbox 360™ Controller for Windows®
    * Operation not assured if VRAM is shared with Main Memory.
    ** NVIDIA® GeForce® 7300 is not supported.
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
if your into sci fi shooters then this is the game for you. as fpr me. i will play them but not a huge fan. now this review comes at me playing less then an hour. but what ive played ive liked. graphics are still good if a little dated. the story is good and gameplay is nice and fluid. look to play the sequels when they come to steam. 10/10
Posted: October 5
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6.3 hrs on record
Story is straight up dumb, characters are awful, enemy AI is nonexistant and levels are as generic as they come but it still manages to be fun somehow.
Posted: September 29
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7.3 hrs on record
A very bland game. The characters, story, and dialogue all feel like they were taken from a bad anime. Combat is boring save for a few of the boss fights, but even they aren't necessarily great either. Getting caught in loops of knock back from explosions and boulders is also super frustrating due to losing control of your character for like 3-4 seconds per stumble. The AI is pretty dumb, especially the human enemies. Being able to change weapons on a mech on the fly is cool, but often times I would accidentally change weapons when I was trying to enter the mech, which would lead to me getting hit again. The buttons to equip weapons and enter the mech should have probably been different. Speaking of mechs, the last mission goes full-on Armored Core for some reason (which wasn't that bad tbh, it just felt very awkward given the gameplay is so different from the rest of the game). I dunno. It was just really bland, and clunky at times. I can't recommend this one.
Posted: October 3
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9.3 hrs on record
I actually find it very, very rare when I actually wish for a game not to have a story or to just get a proper remake. Lost planet is clearly one of those games.

They've managed to openly bridge usefulness between man and mech in such a way that practically makes you think of when and where to use one, Varying in strength and use, they drain your power in exchange for brute strenth and armor, While the latter is questionable because with enough energy you are a tank god that only seems to fail if hit with a combo or a bad frame attack... For a known example, getting drilled into a wall, and getting up to the back of the entire machine and dying because their hitboxes are huge. It hurts the game none, but it's funny to see. Especially when some enemies will destroy your mech on sight but stare at you while you stand there on foot emptying consecutive clips ov vs weapons... Rare, but also funny. Anyhow, the balence is close to perfect, and often you will find yourself switching on the fly essentially playing multiple game roles alone on the fly, which is a pretty great way to balance vehicle use in a game.

The game and it's areas cry for co op. I can't say it in a serious enough way. While climbing through the reaches and enabling beacons as well as climbing vantage points in pure platform shooting genius, You could easily see several other characters where they could and should have been provided there was co op. Yes, Lost planet 2 exists, It is addressed. But as I said earlier this game needs an excuse to re establish what this game feels like, which is an insanely futuristic scenario driven monster hunter game, and while borderlands and other co op shootings take a dive at certain elements in a way that only opens up the game to a specific genre, this game is an essential scream of game elements that could easily appeal to casual 3rd person shooter gamers, 1st person shooters, and even your dedicated robot gun slinging mech gamers. They could have milked this game dry and I don't know why they passed it up while they're holding games like street fighter over our heads still.

If you enjoy exploring, shooting, platforming or even mech or vehicle games, this game deserves a go, and while most of the potential of this game is pure imaginitive on my end, Even without seeing the potential of this game if you experienced any game like it... (*Cough* Halo *cough*) You'll want to give it a shot at the least and join everyone else who wonders what capcom was thinking when they dipped our feet in the pool and then kicked us out with their sequels lost planet 2 and 3. Perhaps you should grab lost colonies, or even wonder why capcom hasnt considered punching us with a remake with co op or something. Or address the missing 30 years. Anything!

This game is a smooth mix of concepts, and the only thing I can say to best describe this, is like a counterfeit that beats what it's modelled after, and is sold for much, much less. Yet is either ignored or cast out for being similar to something, though not entirely the same, regardless if it could have been better or not.
Posted: September 26
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1.6 hrs on record
Background: Kinda enjoyed Lost Planet 3 and had always been interested in playing the first two since before. Not interesting in multiplayer so didn't even try.

The Good:
* Big bugs are fun and rewarding to fight
* Simple controls and movement with an often useless map
* Looks OK for it's age with some has great alien design
* Decent story and characters keep things moving
* Good weapons and great damage feedback gives impact to battles
* Grapple works really well but could have been necessary more often

The Bad:
* Graphics look bland and dated in places (not badly so)
* Keyboard bindings sometimes ignored by in-game feedback
* ConsolePortitus in the menus, movement and gunplay too
* Small Bugs feel like cannonfodder and aren't ever a challenge
* Walking speed feels sluggish and you rely on jump and slide
* Thermal tick down could have been more interestingly used

Impressions: Overall I liked the game and it's design work and mechanics even if it was rather simple to beat and outside of boss battles it's mostly unmemorable.

It might be unfair to expect more from a game of this age but I was left feeling that there was a cracking experience here that was dragged down by console port limitations. To be fair they give you a lot of rendering options for compatibility but sadly it didn't extending into updating the in-game feedback for what keyboard button to press in some situations.
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Conclusion: 6/10. A fun retro console like diversion that feel unambitious.
Posted: October 6
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11.1 hrs on record
shoot giant bugs get in giant mechs kill other guys in mechs get surrounded by guys in mech when youre on foot and die
Posted: October 6
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1.1 hrs on record
This is the most wonderful game ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Posted: September 29
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1.7 hrs on record
Atlest this better than the 3rd one.
Posted: October 12
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9.5 hrs on record
This was surprisingly a fantastic game! Capcom delivers when it comes to amazing anime cut scenes. The boss fights are challenging at times but a ton of fun. Its a cool dynamic of mech and ground fps work. Its a bit shorter then I'd like but it really kept me going to want to finish it. The story is a bit iffy but its worth it for the great cut scenes. It's a bit dicey at times but totally worth it! This is a great game for a few bucks and I highly recommend it for everyone!
Posted: October 13
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4.5 hrs on record
10/10/2014 - Is this Game still in Beta because it's broken! Can't change options in Audio/Video section and unable to return to main window from this section either. From what I could see it has very limited resolution settings available; it’s crap so far and I haven’t even played it! Is it primarily designed for Console because playing it on a high end PC, it’s practically broken? I’ll reinstall it to see if I have a bad install.

10/13/2014 - Okay, a re-install fixed my problem, mentioned above, but then game locked up launching the DirectX 10 version. I launched the DirectX 9 version and all is well. My first impressions got off to a bad start but now, after all that, it's not too bad for a 2007 game release.

10/19/2014 - Okay now for no reason all configuration options are again corrupted and unable to change selections (mouse over item and it goes crazy/back and forth real fast). Unable to move my character in game; It's broken again!
Posted: October 10
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0.8 hrs on record
It's hard to make a game about piloting mechs with chainsaw hands against giant monsters uninteresting. This game did. I only played for 40 minutes, but it was a complete slog-fest. Skip this one.
Posted: October 19
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102 of 121 people (84%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Genuine Canada simulator.
Posted: September 12
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60 of 77 people (78%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
I absolutely love this game. When I was a teenager my parents bought this for me on xbox 360 and I was blown away. When I saw it was on sale I had to get it. It's just as great as I remember it! I connected my xbox controller to my pc and I'm settling nicely in full nostalgic immersion.
Posted: June 21
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
One of my favorite games that came from Japan and one of my favorite stories in pc gaming. I've played this since its release year and it always makes want to adventure into unknown places and test my skills with the largest of Alien monstrositys I've ever faced. The graphics are decent, the combat is amazing, and the weapons plus mechs, aka VS's (Vital Suits) dominate all with awsome gameplay and action that takes you into things that blow your mind. I recommend this game for it's weapons and mounts mostly, but try it for yourselfs, see how you like it and let me know what you think.
Posted: July 19
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
I got this game when I was around 9 and loved it, and the second I saw this on sale I knew I had to buy it! A great story as I remember, graphics aren't phenominal but they still look great. It took me around 6 hours to finish, and every cutscene is around 4 minutes, which is great. The best part of this game is that when you beat it, you can replay every level with unlimited ammo. :D

Definitely worth a buy
Posted: September 14
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14 of 26 people (54%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
This game has cutscenes boy oh boy. In between each level you get about 10 minutes worth of cutscenes, totaling over an hour of cutscenes in the game. That is insane. It's like a movie and a game combined. At least it is entertaining and well acted I guess. But that is how Capcom makes all of their games besides Street Fighter so you just have to accept it. This is a great game. I like it better than LP2 because it doesn't have the weird mouse Y axis sensitivity issue that 2 does. And unlike LP2, you don't get your head caved in easily and have to respawn all the time. But if I had to pick, LP3 is the best game in the series. But only by a small margine because it is just more recent and more technically superior than the other games. But all in all, they are all fantastic games, one of the best game trilogy's of all time. I love all three games. The graphics in this game are (mostly) great and still hold up very well even today and the game runs great. The only issue is that having 'effects' and 'effect volume' on "high" instead of "low" will produce horrible framerate slowdown when you are close to any kind of effects like explosions or snow being kicked up by rollers. But whatever. I put it on low, who cares. That's the life of PC gaming, always something never nothing. This "Extreme Condition" edition puts in a bunch of new MP features which do not matter since MP for this game is deader than the hooker in my trunk, but I wasn't planning on playing MP for it anyway. The SP is a really fun time. Shooting big bugs, piloting mechs and shooting the fk out of everything in sight. One of the top games of all time, along with LP2 and 3 for that matter.

It controls way better than LP2 so the combat is much better. All around a great series. 8/10.
Posted: June 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
My favorite part about this game, that I wish we could see in more singleplayer experiences nowadays, is the fact that it doesn't hold your hand. There's no "FOLLOW" sign hovering above NPCs, there's no slo-mo sequence during boss battles to help you get a better shot, and the game only gives you hints, not explicit instructions, on how to proceed. For example, rather than "dodge the exploding missiles this boss sends flying at you and aim for its weak spot on its stomach" you get simply get "keep moving". The game doesn't tell you how to fight the numerous types of enemies you encounter, you have to figure it out as you go. It's forgiving, but not too forgiving. For example, if you spent all of your energy trying to get through a certain area, there will normall be a station at the end to give you a one-time refill so you aren't completely ♥♥♥♥ed.

The system of necessary-but-constantly-draining thermal energy is what really makes this game. There will be times when you absolutely have to decide between fighting a group of enemies in order to get the thermal energy they drop, while risking getting hurt and losing even more; or you can try to outrun the enemies, many of which are much faster than you, and leave behind their potentially live-saving thermal energy. There's no "Restart from Last Checkpoint" option in the menu, so these decisions need to be made quickly and you'll have to live with them afterwards. During boss battles, especially ones where you pilot a mech (which drain your energy at a faster rate), you will quickly find yourself taking note of where all the stores of thermal energy, ammunition, and cover are and incorporating them into a strategy.

I'm not trying to make this game out as some kind of unholy, Dark Souls-esque death grinder, but rather this is the way that I feel that all single players games should be in order to be worth a full $60 price tag. Enough with the in-game hand holding incorrectly called "hints". Enough with "boss battles" that can only be won if you to wait for a quicktime event or predetermined action in order to beat them. And even though it came out in 2007, it still looks and plays pretty good. Not enough single player experiences have genuinely hard levels/boss battles/enemies. If you want a game that will give you a challenge, this is the game for you. A classic action/adventure game, starting off relatively easy and getting more and more difficult as you play through. Capcom is known for making good, challenging games. If only more developers could take a page from how a single player experience should be, at least on the harder difficulties.
Posted: September 16
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Now. It's not that it's a bad game, not at all it's a bad port. My biggest issue with this game would be the lack of mouse sensitivity and the crashes now and then ( may just be my issue, no one else seems to be having them as much as myself)

Lost Planet: Extreme Condition is a game best played on a console.
Posted: September 21
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Painfully slow and annoying. Your character is the slowest thing in the world and is constantly getting knocked down by explosions or enemies. Controls are sluggish and are not very well adapted for PC
Posted: June 28
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Then you had to go and ruin the ride! Lame! Lame! Lame! Lame! Lame! Lame! Lame!
Posted: May 25
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