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  • Summary: Lost Planet 2 picks up 10 years since the events of the original adventure and the landscape has evolved dramatically. With the success of terraforming activities, the planet's ice has begun to melt, giving way to lush tropical jungles and other new environments. The story has advancedLost Planet 2 picks up 10 years since the events of the original adventure and the landscape has evolved dramatically. With the success of terraforming activities, the planet's ice has begun to melt, giving way to lush tropical jungles and other new environments. The story has advanced beyond Wayne Holden as players now follow the exploits of their own customized snow pirates on their quest to seize control of E.D.N III. Players move their heroes through different stories creating a truly unique and interactive experience. With this concept, gamers have the opportunity to engage in the story in a more dynamic way as plot threads evolve from various perspectives. The strongest features from the first game returns in Lost Planet 2 making fans feel right at home. In addition to the anchor actions that made the gameplay in Lost Planet a true 3-D experience, Lost Planet 2 allows gamers to gain tactical advantage with a wide variety of new actions. The game also contains a new addition to the enormous Akrids which were a fan-favourite in the first Lost Planet. Beyond the deep single player mode, Lost Planet 2 is loaded with one the most extensive multiplayer campaign seen in a shooter to date. The intense and action packed campaign mode comes with the ability to form teams of up to 4 players online to clear mission objectives with friends. [Capcom] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 63
  2. Negative: 4 out of 63
  1. Lost Planet 2 is a splendid action game. The charm of new locations, the cooperative aspect greatly stressed, and the exalting look of MT Framework 2.0 are the main elements of a cool gaming experience.
  2. Capcom has chosen to make this sequel a cooperative action game, and the result is undoubtedly solid. Playing the main campaign with three friends can give a lot of satisfaction and the boss fights are simply awesome. Unfortunately playing solo you will find a lacking friend AI. Good graphics and a competitive multiplayer mode complete the nice offer of Lost Planet 2.
  3. If you can weather the campaign's slow start and the game's wildly overwrought menu system, you'll find more than enough incredible content here to satisfy your Akrid-killing, giant robot-piloting fix. [June 2010, p.74]
  4. Unfortunately its also plagued by some rather serious design flaws that could've been solved if Capcom had taken a look at what the competition was doing. If you can look past that than you'll enjoy this game, but you might have to deal with some frustration along the way.
  5. A lack of genuine innovation and the presence of persisting issues from the first game is unforgivable and frankly, we expected more.
  6. Lost Planet 2 has the potential to be a great game, but the different gameplay elements aren't polished enough. So in the end, Lost Planet 2 is a mixture of a lot of stuff, but nothing in the mix is better then mediocre.
  7. It’s just another deposit of digital cholesterol on a constricting artery that’s one cheeseburger away from being clogged forever by uninspired third-person shooters.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Feb 12, 2012
    10
    Go BUY THIS GAME NOW!! because to be honest.. Lost Planet 2 is BY FAR the MOST UNDERRATED GAMES EVER!!!! Ø
  2. May 31, 2011
    10
    I dont normally give extreme marks at either end of the scale,but this is a rare 10/10 for me!.. I'm really struggling to understand theI dont normally give extreme marks at either end of the scale,but this is a rare 10/10 for me!.. I'm really struggling to understand the lukewarm marks given to this game.. This has the be the MOST UNDERATED game,in the history og games EVER! in my opinion,, Good long Campaign-Check,4 player Campaign Co-Op-Check,Multiplayer modes-Check,Big guns-Check,BiiiG enemies-Check,Mechs-Check,Grappling Hooks-Check,Character leveling & multiple things to unluck-Check. Damn,whats NOT to like about this game!? This game is perfect as far as i'm concerned,& is more fun than should legally be allowed.. & the reception this game has got,is the biggest injustice in gaming i've ever seen.. Expand
  3. Apr 29, 2012
    9
    This third-person shooter is clunky but not unweildy, the tank-like but oddly mobile controls being a token of Capcom games of the era. AThis third-person shooter is clunky but not unweildy, the tank-like but oddly mobile controls being a token of Capcom games of the era. A robust, arcadey cooperative campaign experience is weighed down only by somewhat inconsistent difficulty trends. While competitive multiplayer and campaign single-player can feel unrewarding a lot of the time, the co-operative multiplayer and expansive character customization options add a lot of replay value to the game. Someone who enjoys the cooperative campaign can easily put in 80 mostly enjoyable hours trying to rack up all the customization options. The boss fights are particularly exhilarating, and the only thing that feels missing is the Akrid Battle game mode from Lost Planet: Colonies Edition. Beautiful graphics and charmingly stiff gameplay are only slightly offset by a campy and often impossible-to-follow plot. Expand
  4. HarryS
    May 18, 2010
    7
    Great looking game just like everyone says and the musucal score is fantastic but there are more then a few faults with the game. everyone Great looking game just like everyone says and the musucal score is fantastic but there are more then a few faults with the game. everyone has mentioned the controls but one thing not mentioned is how totally awful Japan is at writing stories. I past the game and I have not clue as to what happened to why I was doing anything. I will give them credit, it didn't have an ass kicking school girl, gigantic swords, gay dudes with white/purple feathered hair, father issues, quivering eyes or a girl the guy liked but didn't admit it. The multiplayer aspect was really cool where you had to work as a team to operate certain machines and weapons but I think this game is more of a sign of good things to come then a classic. Expand
  5. [Anonymous]
    May 17, 2010
    7
    It's hard to recommend this game if you have no friends. However, if you're able to jump online with a few shooter-competent It's hard to recommend this game if you have no friends. However, if you're able to jump online with a few shooter-competent friends, LP2 can be loads of fun. True, the story is impossible to follow and the game does suffer from all the design flaws the critics gripe about, but what it does right, it does VERY right. The environments are beautiful, the level design is as good or better than anything else out there, and the difficulty curve is such that unless you and your buddies come up with a plan, work together, and take your time working through the levels, this game will be impossible. Personally, I like it when a game forces you to be smart about what your doing which LP2 does well. Expand
  6. Travis
    May 15, 2010
    6
    Lost Planet is a beautiful game, let's just get that out of the way. The character models and lighting look superb running on the silky Lost Planet is a beautiful game, let's just get that out of the way. The character models and lighting look superb running on the silky smooth improved MT framework engine. Aside from that LP2 is all show. I, like everyone else wanted to like this game, but it seems the more hours I put into it, the more the lackluster design implementations stick out like a sore thumb. It seems that basic design decision were botched favor of visual prowess. The shooting mechanics are solid enough, and unlike some I don't mind the controls. I actually think the with bounding area enabled and sensitivity and aiming speed upped by one, the aiming is precise and enjoyable. The weapons and mechs can be a blast to play around with, but again the fun seems to be sucked out of it all because of some stupid decisions. The grappling hook is all but useless albeit reaching high places. It would have been nice to be able to grapple mid air, or not get knocked off your path by one tiny obstruction. After playing the recent and incredibly fun Just Cause 2, perhaps my expectations in a grappling hook are a bit high. But In LP2 it just feels sluggish and poorly implimented, as it did in the first LP. A reasonably thought out narrative is non existent in LP2, which instead feels like a series of concurrent multiplayer maps streamlined into a campaign. The gunplay is solid but lacks any real punch, instead becoming point at the orange spot on the alkrid and hold RT. To add the the list of faults is the overall feel of movement, which in my opinion is unforgivable in a next-gen game. Players move sluggishly, and instead of fast fluid dodges, jumps and reloads, your stuck with choppy repetitive animations. You cannot continue to run after jumping, upon landing you are stopped for a split second. Also baffling is the fact you cannot reload your weapon on the move, instead being forced to stop and reload creating an ever so juicy target for the akrid. It is also possible get knocked off your feet only to be knocked down again and again each time you try to stand. Be prepared to endure many frustrating deaths that seems to come out of nowhere. With everything considered you could do much worse for a fun weekend co-op rental. There is some enjoyment to be had here, but after all the hyping and the time between titles, is Lost Planet to the killer app it should of been? I think not. Expand
  7. Jun 3, 2013
    4
    I rarely trade a game back in before I'm done with it, especially when I have friends who are playing it. But that's how frustratingly badI rarely trade a game back in before I'm done with it, especially when I have friends who are playing it. But that's how frustratingly bad Lost Planet 2 is. Just like the first, it's repetitive and full of flawed gameplay and controls. The graphics and huge monsters seem fun at first, but the more you play, the more you see how it's completely boring yet frustrating. I'm not a fan of Capcom and this game is an example why. Expand

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