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  • Summary: Driven to the brink of extinction in ice-covered wastelands, humankind fights to survive, from the deadly elements to the hostile alien creatures known as the Akrid. With only fragments of his memory intact, Wayne Holden must struggle to recover his past and the answers to E.D.N. III's secrets. While the search for the truth could lead to valuable allies and a means to save humanity, what he finds instead could be worse than he ever imagined! PSN Enabled: 16 diverse multiplayer maps right out of the box. 16 Player multiplayer cooperative and versus battles. On-Foot and In-Vehicle Modes: Command heavily armed bipedal vehicles or switch to more stealthy exploration on-foot. Vast and Vivid Environments: Snowstorms, arctic winds, towering buildings and mountains of ice create cinematic stunning visuals and breathtaking landscapes. Next-Gen Realism: Immerse yourself in the brutal chilling world of Lost Planet as you labor through waist-deep snow, hear the crunch of ice with each step, and fly backward from explosive force during battle. Alien Encounters: Face off with an array of Akrid, from massive rolling behemoths and long-legged ground-dwellers to fast-flying swarms overhead. [Capcom] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. This is Capcom in fine and original fettle, with a gut-punch of a shooter that's guaranteed to thaw out your wintry fingers. [Mar 2008, p.104]
  2. 80
    Lost Planet: Extreme Condition is a powerful, bombastic exercise in mayhem.
  3. 73
    It looks good, plays well and is a bit too short.
  4. Lost Planet provides the PlayStation 3 with a third-person shooter that is unique and quirky, but not necessarily strong enough to warrant a purchase for most gamers.
  5. We can't help but notice the lack of improvements in this translation. An opportunity has clearly been lost here, despite remaining a good game.
  6. I do think the online component is rather decent, but the single-player campaign isn't enjoyable, thanks to the game's rubbish speed.
  7. Had the Playstation 3 version of Lost Planet been released as a launch game of the console, it would probably have gotten less critisism. In the meantime many better games have passed it by, which makes this one just another shooter. No one will get sleepless nights from this title.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. AnthonyCler
    Feb 27, 2008
    Rating is based on the multi-player mode on the Xbox360. Have not had a chance to try it on the PS3, but assume it about the same.

    player mode has some difficulty issues but is still fun. Overall though the Multi-player is where this game shines!

    Great graphics, loads of different weapons, lots of unique maps and just great overall gameplay (especially multiplayer).

    The price of $39 is also a big plus.

    Check this game out!
  2. Nov 19, 2014
    I apologize for any mistakes , I'm french and my english is far from perfect.

    When I started playing Lost Planet, I was expecting a bad
    game and lucky me, I was wrong. Of course the game has its flaws: graphics are bad (even for 2008), the story and characters are stereotypes, and you will finish the solo in 6-10 hours depending of your skills.
    But the gameplay is effective and comes with two major features that makes Lost Planet different from others TPS out there : Mechs (at the time there wasn't Titanfall or Advanced Warfare) and the energy system (that ad some survival flavor to the game). Fighting giant Akrids/Mechs in your own Vital-Suit (aka: mech) is truly enjoyable.

    In conclusion if you like TPS and don't care much about graphics, I'd advice Lost Planet as it is pretty cheap right now and offers some nice hours of entertainment.
  3. Tmac
    Feb 14, 2008
    The demo gave us a big taste of what to come, and what happened is we got a very sour almost bitter tasting flavor at the end, not to mention the horrid servers fiasco, but other than that we got a watered down version of all the other versions that have been released, we already know the PS3 is capable of much much more from already have played games like Uncharted, while the game seems to be decent, Capcom just did a poor overall job on bringing the franchise to the PS3, sorry but this one stinks. Expand
  4. RichardCollins
    Jun 15, 2009
    If you really need to play this game then rent it. There's the occasional set piece and boss fight that kept me entertained, but the gameplay is very slow for a 3rd Gen shooter. There's so many glitches in the game that you'll end up throwing your pad at the wall, poor storyline and sound, with a difficulty level that makes no sense. Avoid buying this game but worth half an hour of your life. Expand
  5. AdamKinghorn
    Feb 27, 2008
    I have played the xbox 360 version which i thoroughly enjoyed, however this version needs to be filed under the 'lazy devloopers section' as not only does it look far inferior to the beautifull 360 version, but the terrible slowdown is apparent from the get go and is so bad at times it makes it difficult to defeat the bosses in the game. Shame on you capcom for making a pretty decent game look and play like crap on the ps3. Im no Microsoft fanyboy i own both systems but this is just terrible!!! Expand