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.
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Release Date: Jun 26, 2007

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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.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Product received for free
Despite the mediorce story, I definetly enjoyed this game the same amount I did ten years ago.
Gameplay is only describable with the word epic hence flying in mechs and spidertanks is pretty rad in my personal opinion.
Multiplayer is aok.
Boss fights are always fun and enjoyable, I get a lot of replay value out of this game.

Gameplay: A+
Boss fights: B
Story: D+
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188 of 203 people (93%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
TL:DR? See Conclusion

Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions is the first game on Lost Planet franchise. Developed and Published by Capcom, it was originally designed to be an Xbox 360 (2006) exclusive but was later released for the PC (2007) and subsequently, the Playstation 3 (2008).

The player takes the role of Wayne Holden, a Snow Pirate surviving in a failed colonization project of an alien world known as E.D.N. III. Said planet was a prospective new home planet for humanity until it was discovered that: 1. Its covered in perpetual winter. 2. Its home to a hostile alien species known as the Akrid. Wayne, along with his father was supposed to be hunting a particularly powerful Akrid but it proved too powerful and soon things went from bad to worst as Wayne finds himself left for dead in the frozen surface of the planet. He was later recovered and revived (with amnesia) by another group of Snow Pirates who came across his frozen body. Join Wayne in his quest to recover his memories and piece together a conspiracy by a mysterious corporation known as NEVEC.

+ Graphically and Visually stunning despite being 8 years old at the time of writing this review (2014).
+ Vital Suits (V.S.) are fun to pilot and to play
+ Healthy amount of Variety on the above mentioned VS, each having their own strengths and weaknesses
+ Good Music and Sound Effects (although the voice acting could have used a bit more work)
+ Good enemy variety
+ Epic boss battles
+ Large enough levels for exploration however...(See CON #7)
+ Great environment, level design and refreshing new setting (abandoned frozen planet)
+ Performance Test functionality (which is proper since the game HAD a heavy system requirement back in 2007 for the PC version)

- Voice acting could have been better (or they could have used the original Japanese with english subtitles)
- Story line is a bit hard to follow if you're not paying attention
- Not very memorable characters
- The jumps between cutscenes and missions are sometimes disconnected.
- Poor A.I. (You'll see more intelligence in a Coma patient than the Human Enemy AI in this game.)
- Repetitive combat
- Unrewarding and pointless collectibles that serve no purpose in gameplay or story. (You don't get rewarded for exploration.)

Its a NICE game that could have been done better. I can still give it my RECOMMENDATION because I particularly liked my experience with it. It can get a boring at times, but Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions does make for a good pass time since the levels are interesting and satisfying to play through.

The visuals are great which are complemented with good music and sound effects however, the voice acting is tolerable at best. The combat gets too repetitive at times and the human enemy AI is woefully underwhelming but the fun and excitement found when using the Vital Suits does make up for it.

All in all, its an AVERAGE game. RECOMMENDED to be bought on a SALE rather than full price.

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81 of 89 people (91%) found this review helpful
43 people found this review funny
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
Single player: Check
Big Monsters: Check
Big Guns: Check
Lots of weapons: Check
Human enemies that know they cant win: Check
(They yell "Its just 1 man!" A lot)
Little monsters: Check
Bosses you dont have to kill:Check
Mechsuits(VS's): Check
Boobs: Check

Great game from 2007
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336 of 470 people (71%) found this review helpful
482 people found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2014
Genuine Canada simulator.
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91 of 110 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2014
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.
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29 of 34 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2014
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 normally 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 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, or 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.
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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
It's a pretty cool game. Storyline is awful, but it doesn't matter since this is one of those games that has a superb gameplay. As much as the game tried to ruin the fun by incoherent and silly story, it was a surprise that I would enjoy this game the way I did from start to finish. The Mechs looked great and it felt good to control them and maw down the nasty bugs. Every time a big battle with the bugs would take place, I turn on the score from Starship Troopers - "DO YOU WANT TO LIVE FOREVER!?".
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 24, 2015
I have beaten this game twice now (on a seperate account) and here's my two cents.
+ Great controller support
+ Great combat
+ Takes a bit of skill for bosses
+ Awesome Mech system
+ Lots of snow
- Takes no skill for non-bosses
- Lots of bugs
- Forgettable cutscenes
- Dead online battle mode
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
A storyline that is fairly interesting, paper-thin characters you won't give much of a damn about, with a sprinkle of barely running PC Port for flavour.

The 3rd person gameplay in a new setting makes things interesting, adding in the use of controlling Mech to the mix, it all sounds good. Thankfully it plays good as well.

There are only 3 things that bring this game down for PC:
1. Shoddy Port: DirectX 10 version is borked, use DirectX 9 version instead. That does'nt end the Crash Problems, which are random on every PC it plays it. Some people have experienced Crash-Free gaming. Even close to 10 years since it was released in 2006, Capcom has left this PC port to wither away...

2. No Steam Achivements/SteamWorks: There are some seriously epic fights in the game, some even optional, its a pity to not have a badge claiming you single-handedly defeated the Giant Worm on the Plains.

3. No single player replayability: When you finish the game, that is it. Done. Finished. Forget about the online modes, no one plays it online. You can't even watch the in-game movies once they have been seen in the campaign.

For the price and age of the game, best to buy it when it on sale. Usually sells for US$5.
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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2014
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.
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13.9 hrs
Posted: October 22
Old game, Still a great game to play, I like the Mec designs and the graphics are great considering the age of this game, So play it and have fun that's what gaming is all about, go ahead relieve that stress.

peace out
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19.2 hrs
Posted: October 17
Вообще норм
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13.2 hrs
Posted: October 8
I will never forget this game.
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30.3 hrs
Posted: October 3
It's good
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11.0 hrs
Posted: October 2
It's fairly good. I guess a bit dated.

The fights are fun. The variety of vehicles you can use and enemies you fight keeps the game moving. The boss fights can be a bit frustrating, but unique to the rest of the game.

The story is a bit hard to follow, not really hard to follow, but unneccessarily complex for what is basically a platformer/beat-em-up. Didn't care for any of the side characters i guess.

The way the story unfolds will draw you in and make you interested in the fate of the desolate world you're on.

I liked it.
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6.9 hrs
Posted: September 13
Lost planet is a Scifi third person shooter where your goal is to take out the Akrid Alien race while following a mediocre story line. Shoot,collect,shoot,collect.etc. Anyhow, its still a load of fun when you have to take out the super sized bosses. Buy this one when on sale, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

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14.7 hrs
Posted: September 8
Solid, if not mediorcre. Small in scope, with not much variety in gameplay. Story is standard, and cutscenes are very cheesy. Runs great on Win 10--no complaints there. ♥♥♥♥ the final boss. There isn't really much to see here.
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1.0 hrs
Posted: September 5

The game switch to first person does not work

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