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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kgrrid
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
A fun game that is enjoyable after all this time, would recommend giving it a try if you enjoyed Lost planet 3 or similar sci-fi shooter games that aren't quite so visceral as Gears of War.
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Yodasoda
( 37.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 8
Its like being in Siberia minus the Akrid and mechs.
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Santifico
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
Absolutely not. This game in mind numbingly frustrating. Not because of how much damage is done to you, but because EVERY SINGLE ACTION either knocks you down, or stun locks you. Enemies are bullet sponges and switching weapons makes you have to stop for a moment and switch out. The hook shot is around double the length of the main character and is much, much to short. Also, every time you hook on to something you freeze at the point of location and jump upwards costing you valuable time and usually resulting you getting knocked down by any shot.

Thermal energy isn't a problem, but it can be tiresome to try and refill your suit or mech.

The only weapons worth using are the lazer weapons, because either the assualt rifle does pitiful damage or the rocket launcher makes you stop to both fire and reload.

Secondly the levels are so very bland. I understand it's an ice world, but there are no interesting land marks dotting the horizon or interesting interior levels. The levels are huge and you move at a snails pace. It's literally one of the slowest moving characters I have ever played.

But, by far, the most annoying point of the game is being stun locked like an idiot over and over again by the bosses.

Don't buy this. Go for something else or skip to the second game.
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Xaryn
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
Lost Planet is.. different. I've wanted this since it come out on PS3 all those years ago. I got it on steam and here's what I think.

The story is decent but seems fragmented. You'll get an overall jist of the story but the details are somewhat overly complicated and hard to follow. The voice acting was ok but, for whatever reason, was never synced to the ingame character's speech (Lips moving out of sync with audio) and was a source of constant annoyance.

The combat is fun and engaging. Only being able to carry 2 weapons at a time at times was annoying but not overly so.

Overall I liked this game and hope the other installments are decent if not better, in the obvious ways, than this one. Get this but not at full price.
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fuzmorten
( 30.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Game PLay is good and effects are great but it really sucks you cannot save the game except on completion of a mission.
3rd mission sucks because after you get everything and are prepared to assualt the worm and it destroys or eats you. IF you get across to the next objective you cannot enter or proceed. Very sad it sucks after the first 2 missions.
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Migs
( 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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Bad Ninja
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
This game has a really fun campain. It is a lot of fun so get it!
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TicklishPicklewickle
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 3
GG
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IAndroonatorZ
( 17.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
first off i had tons of problems just getting the game to work. but when it finially worked it was fun. great story line and fun missions. 8/10
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177 of 192 people (92%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
TL:DR? See Conclusion

INTRODUCTION:
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.

PROS:
+ 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)

CONS:
- 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.)

CONCLUSION:
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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449 of 581 people (77%) found this review helpful
417 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2014
Genuine Canada simulator.
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87 of 94 people (93%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Recommended
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
Grapplehook:Check
Knockback: MASSIVE CHECK!


Great game from 2007
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85 of 104 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Argueably the best of the series, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition is Japanese Studios at their finest.

KAIJU! KAIJU EVERYWHERE!

Lost Planet is a Science Fiction Third-Person Shooter that is everything you'd expect from a Japanese Kaiju film.
Lots of guns. Lots of blood. Lots of Kaiju.

Battle for survival on a frozen planet that is infested with Akrid.
They come small, they come gargantuan.
Those are the only sizes. It's amazing.
You can carry two weapons as well as grenades and you have a grapple to reach high places.
Since the planet you are on is frozen you must collect thermal energy to stay at a regulated temperature...otherwise your life drains until death.

You stand alone against the swarm, will you survive?
Never. Stop. Shooting.

9/10
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49 of 74 people (66%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 4, 2015
Had a ton of fun playing this game!

Pros:
- The combat is GREAT, punching akrid in the face with a 30 ton mech is really a nice sensation
- A lot of different mechs, each one requiring a complete different approach
- Huge Monsters (HUGE)
- The graphic is still pretty good even after all this years

Cons:
- The story is TERRIBLE, after playing this you will probably appreciate more even Twilight
- The final battle, *SPOILER*
Whoever designed it should be exile from our planet...after 9+ wonderful hours of game, feeling great in a juggernaut of metal, shooting bullets big enough to pulverize a car, for the final battle you find yourself flying in the brain damaged cousin of gundam, with huuuge energy sword...incredibly UNfunny to use, and slow like a dead frozen pig...using the same TWO attack over and over...and over...and over...and


In the end, it's a good game, to maximise the fun:
1) When a cut scene start, mute the audio and read a comic...or a magazine...or count the cars passing outside, whatever you do, it will be better than following the story
2) Have someone else doing the final battle, don't spoil yourself the memory of the entire game with that atrocity.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
A really nice game if you want an action-packed adventure with some environmental exploration and great freedom of approach.

The thermal energy mechanic might take a little while to get used to, but as soon as you wrap your head around it you'll be feeling like a real scavenger, looking around for every container and such, to get that glowing liquid that lets you survive, and you might also want to optimize your ammo usage for that extra survival flavour.

The setting is very fascinating,although its background is too vaguely described.
Enemies are varied and have cool designs, and they are quite aggressive and will swarm you if you're not careful.
Bosses are usually huge and ensue epic battles.

There are some cool weapons, but the best feature is the robots, there are different models that handle differently and have special moves and abilities, very nice. The stronger the robot, the more thermal energy it consumes, so it's all balanced and you gotta be a good player to survive.

The grappling hook is very cool, you can do some nifty tricks with it, too bad that the game doesn't mention them in any way.

There are some collectibles, not sure what they are for since I didn't look for them.

Sniping makes the game easier but I recommend it on some very hard parts of the game, e.g. you on foot vs. 6 robots and 12 soldiers.

It's playable with m&k, very very enjoyable, only the last "corridor" suffers from this layout.

The multiplayer in this version seems to be unusable, what a pity.

Had problems running it in dx10 with my 7870, played it in dx9 without problems, all to the max at 1920x1080.



All in all an excellent shooty-shoot fest with a good japanese flavour that gives it a feel of a lovingly crafted capcom game.

Took me 12 hours to play the campaign on normal, I'm an explorative player though, no point in rushing the experience. So if you're an ocd zergling it will probably last less.
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