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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"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.
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320 of 422 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2014
Genuine Canada simulator.
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73 of 77 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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17 of 21 people (81%) 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 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.
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
if you know onimusha, resident evil 4-5 and the other capcom games you can easily guess what you going to play. lost planet is a good sample of how to optimize a game from console to pc. controls are good enough to have fun.

+ good graphics and optimization
+ music and voice acting
+ challenging boss fights and akrid
+ scenario is good enough

- campaign is too short
- terrible checkpoint system
- the protagonist runs in slow motion

if you ask me which lost planet was the best, it was the third game. i've made a mistake and played the third game first. and the first one will be last :))
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2014
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
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
I really enjoyed this game to be honest...On the 360. Gameplay with Mouse and Keyboard is not as great. Unless you play PC games with a controller I'd recommend caution when playing. It's a FANTASTIC game for sure. Just not good without a controller.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Guns, mechs, aliens, grapple hook, Japanese art style, good story and snow lots and lots of snow.

What isn't there to love? (。◕‿‿◕。)
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
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.
Recommended for:

Conclusion: 6/10. A fun retro console like diversion that feel unambitious.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2014
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.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
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
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition combines third-person shooting with mech fighting reminiscent of the old MechAssault games. Although Capcom did a somewhat lazy job with the port, it is fun and playable enough to warrant buying on sale.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
-> tl;dr: TPS with incredible graphics, good gameplay, boring plot and fun as hell. <-

I've played this game back in 2008 and it was great, and now in 2015 I'm playing it again and it's still great! The graphics are still amazing (better than quite a lot of games released in 2014) and the gameplay definitely doesn't feel dated.

The game is a linear TPS with giant monsters and mechas, although during half of the game you'll be walking on foot (which can be a pain since you're slow as hell) but as a plus you get a grappling hook when you're not riding a mecha that you can use to pretend you're spiderman.
The game can get challenging at times (specially at boss fights and on later missions), but even on hard mode you'll never run out of ammo for your machine gun or out of T-Eng (what makes your life regenerate and power your mechas/energy guns) while you kill normal enemies.

The plot is generic and the cutscenes, although beautiful, are long, boring and forgettable. Feel free to skip some, no regrets, no tears.

I've never tried the online, so I can't say if it's good or not.
But I doubt anyone still plays it online.

Fantastic and cheap game, buy it.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2014
this game was made in 2006, most computers will be able to run this game regardless of wheather or not your rig is a gaming computer or a crapper. it looks pretty good the community is crap but the story is good buy it the next time its on sale youll like it.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
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.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Awesome Adventure game
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Actually a fun action game, but skip the story.

No, seriously, it's a bad story with holes and boring characters, and it's not even well told. Skipping it greatly enhances the gameplay. Not to mention that some level have virtually no connection to the story. The level on their own, although not great, are actually enjoyable.

Even at it's current price (15€) it's probably worth your money, on sale even more so.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
This is a god game, looks good, plays well and is nice and is fairly simple. Good game. Play it
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