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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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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!?". http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=763580791 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=750292382
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
An okay third person shooter with some faults. The thermal-energy system for health is interesting, but it really doesn't impact the game unless you play on the hardest difficulty. That said, on the hardest difficulty bosses can become an exercise in patience. Mechs and grapple hook are cool I guess. Final boss is one of those "let's completely change the gameplay instead of testing the player on what they've learned throughout their playthrough" kind of scenarios.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
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.

8/10
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
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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189 of 204 people (93%) found this review helpful
12 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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488 of 634 people (77%) found this review helpful
480 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2014
Genuine Canada simulator.
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105 of 113 people (93%) found this review helpful
43 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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92 of 111 people (83%) 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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29 of 34 people (85%) 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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MemOsc
8.7 hrs
Posted: September 3
I want to start by saying I played with an xbox 360 controller and all the controls worked as attended. I might be a little biased toward this game because of nostalgia but this game brings some of the best game mechanics and gameplay of its time. The grappling mechanic in the game is one of the reasons I love Lost Planet so much. It is very smooth and an extremely enjoyable tool that separates from other shooters. This game is far from perfect as the story doesn't make very much sense and the ending will have you cringing like no tomorrow. The crazy amount of action in bad ♥♥♥ mech suits and the awesome characters make up for that. The graphics hold up well and the enemy diversity is great.
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7.4 hrs
Posted: September 1
Gameplay is as fun as I remembered and the game runs nicely, even on my craptop. (had to disable some post-processing effects though)

It's fairly difficult. This game does no hand holding and I spent a lot of time figuring things out like where to go and how to fight bosses. This made it very satisfying to play.

You can tell the creator is Japanese by the dialogue. (a lot like a JRPG, just wait until you see the final boss battle).

The UI was definitely NOT designed by Microsoft.
Can't change mouse sensitivity, but luckily I didn't need to.
Someone pls tell me how to dive roll
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Wereboar
3.2 hrs
Posted: September 1
Lost Story on a cold World

I had to rewrite this Review because after some more gameplay I felt odd about the whole experience. Mostly because I was not harsh enough in my former review.

The reasons why I feel this game is not worth even a small portion of the affection it is gaining are several, some run really deep.

Technical issues: You can play the game either with keyboard or with controller, I'd recommend you a decent controller, but that won't help the problems the game has overall. Yes, it is a console game, but I actually have seen better ports of console games to PC. The controlling is laggy and the whole time you have to repeatedly press the same button for digging up stuff in the snow or trying to open a datanode. The blurr effect is overdone, even on fast cards it looks muddy and unclean, even if you do enter the lowest setting of blurr. And there is way too much snow, you hardly can take a game serious that is trying to hide some troubles behind a massive curtain of snow. This game is produced 2006, so that might be forgivable - but actually this game looks more like a big tech show for the new console technology show off.

Playability: Not pretty, really, the laggy controller is making the game kind of a unhappy experience, again you can put the blame on the bad port to PC. The Boss-Fights are interesting, but keep in mind, that this alone isn't enough to keep the game up, the fights in between are often anoying, and there are several reasons for this. The game runs quite stable at high FPS, still there is lag, crashes sometime happen and you might have to restart a mission. This is the other negative point, you can't freely set saves, although when you get to the next part of the Mission you have a set savepoint, you sometimes need to run through a whole preparation again when the game crashes. Another minus is the awkward handling of collecting the thermal energy, not because you have to do it, but because you have to do it real fast. Sometimes even during fighting, and that can get you distracted from your foes. On the topic coins (or Medals) you find some of them during the game, collecting all of them will give a bonus in the game. Another thing that is annoying to no end.

Story: Naive! I am a writer myself, this story has too much characters that act either too obvious, too sly, or even too outright idealistic. The Hero has a sad backstory (Father dies at the end of the Tutorial), that normally should build up kind of an empathic connection to the protagonist. It doesn't, he's too much a show off and antisocial personality. How do the "coins" work into this story? Tell you something, they don't - plain and simple. The dialogues are at best only a little silly, worst they are outright trashy.

Overall this game is not recommendable, there are not only technical issues there is a lot of other stuff that is left unhandled because of the bad port from console to PC. Blame it on lazyness, blame it partially on a regular moneygrabbing mentality that has grown more and more obvious over all those year. The game is like a big demonstration on what actually is possible on the newest console set, not like a real game. Given some of the fights can be pretty immersive, but the overall feeling is below standard - some stuff is just too obviously put there to fabricate a half-baked story.

Not Recommended
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Pezku <.<
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 27
Can't even change my mouse sensitivity.
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Che
2.7 hrs
Posted: August 25
It's a great game, brings my childhood memories back.
The missions are not as long as a remembered but I still enjoy playing this face-paced game. I would recommend it for everyone who likes sci-fi tps shooter games!
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