Lost Planet 2 Xbox 360

Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 63 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 63
  2. Negative: 4 out of 63
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  1. Lost Planet 2 has many missions, modes, and battles to experience, but it's not accessible without some effort. You'll definitely need to enlist a few allies in order to properly take advantage of the game's co-op-focused structure. It's a poor choice for anyone without the means to party up.
  2. Lost Planet 2 is both infuriating and exhilarating in mostly equal measures. It has a long list of annoying issues, but when push comes to shove, playing online with a trio of friends is some of the best fun to be had.
  3. When you're battling against the biggest bugs the game has to offer, Lost Planet 2 can be a blast particularly with a few friends. It is however a fundamentally frustrating experience, with control issues and questionable design choices that reduces the overall enjoyment the game has to offer.
  4. 70
    It’s a beautiful game to watch, but so insanely frustrating to play single player that you wouldn’t care if the game was hand-drawn by a mermaid riding a gold unicorn. The multiplayer co-op adds a lot more playability but usually multiplayer features like this should add to the solo experience, not justify it.
  5. More forgettable than its predecessor, Lost Planet 2 is brilliant nonetheless.
  6. Lackluster maps and a very very crippled single player experience make us think that this sequel could have been much better.
  7. In short, if Lost Planet 2 was a budget-priced multiplayer-only title, it would be hard not to recommend it; unfortunately it's a full-price game with a seriously flawed single player experience.
  8. games(TM)
    70
    If we're being brutally honest, Lost Planet 2 doesn't really have a single-player mode. [Issue#96, p.104]
  9. There is so much potential in Lost Planet 2, but it's hidden under a blanket of flaws.
  10. 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.
  11. It feels like a completely different experience with real players at your side; an experience that betters the original and features some of the most intense, visually stunning battles we've seen on this generation of consoles. Just know what you're getting yourself into. It's hard, frustrating and at times a very unfair.
  12. Lost Planet 2 is much more than your average sequel and a completely brand new game that doesn't share much with original Lost Planet. It both looks and sounds better and the multiplayer is really good. But unfortunately, many of Capcom's new ideas fails due to horrible AI and somewhat bland boss fights.
  13. We simply can't stress this enough; if you're planning to play this game on your lonesome, STAY AWAY; if you're all about the human co-op and the multiplayer modes go ahead and jump right in. This is undoubtedly some gamers' idea of blasting heaven; it just isn't quite ours.
  14. 68
    At its core it's a potentially great action game and it's very good-looking, but it explains itself so incredibly poorly and has such an awkward structure and poor checkpointing that a lot of the fun is ruined by interminable frustration – not to mention the fact that it's basically unplayable as a single-player game.
  15. 67
    Lost Planet's sophomore effort attempts to improve on past faults while shifting direction into an entirely new territory, but the overall feeling is muted. The game can be an enjoyable, fun adventure, but only if you're willing to share the experience with friends (or strangers).
  16. Lost Planet 2 is filled with too much mediocrity to be a great game, but it is decent, and odds are that if you like third-person shooters, you'll at the very least enjoy the multiplayer modes. Just don't expect this to be the phenomenal game changer.
  17. A lack of genuine innovation and the presence of persisting issues from the first game is unforgivable and frankly, we expected more.
  18. Some stunning visuals and audio mixed with an enjoyable multiplayer experience is quickly forgotten as the poorer design choices found in Capcom’s Lost Planet sequel impair what might have been a great experience.
  19. 65
    At first, Lost Planet 2 seems to have it all. Unfortunately if you take a closer look the game has many flaws, which provide more frustration than fun.
  20. 64
    Ultimately though, Lost Planet 2 leaves a sour taste in the mouth as an immense disappointment, because it really should have been one of the year's biggest blockbuster action titles, yet it sadly falls some way short.
  21. 60
    Hardcore fans of the original's online modes might find enough to justify a purchase, but the monotonous campaign and overall lackluster design makes it hard to recommend to anyone else. And if you didn't care for the original, don't expect anything in Lost Planet 2 to drastically sway your opinion.
  22. 60
    Just do yourself a favor: buy some insurance for the controller you'll invariably throw across the room at one of Lost Planet 2's seemingly endless design and interface issues.
  23. Lost Planet 2 simply doesn't live up to the developer's grandiose plans. Other than the game's beauty, the big, challenging bosses, and the infrequent fun that can be derived from four-player co-op, this is a gaming experience that can easily be passed up.
  24. 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.
  25. Bad game design, technical issues, and a botched character progression system lead to a game that feels like it's trying prevent you from having any of the fun that would be possible with four people playing together, taking out skyscraper-tall bug monsters.
  26. Edge Magazine
    60
    At its best it's an engaging spectacle, but when it falters Lost Planet 2 is a gamble that doesn't pay off. [June 2010, p.94]
  27. The guns and bugs make for some spectacular fireworks, but, after the sparks settle, you are left wishing you had played something a little more substantial.
  28. Lost Planet 2 is a game the world will forget in just a few weeks. The action is brutal and presented in a fashionably way, but the game makes too many mistakes to really impress. The controls feel too clumsy, but the flaws are easier to overlook when playing with some buddies.
  29. While the multiplayer does add a little something to package, it’s obvious that the campaign – the true co-op campaign - is where the main focus is. As good as the game looks, and as huge as the bosses are, it’s not all that fun to go through alone.
  30. Since all the gameplay mechanics, missions and much more have glaring flaws it’s hard to recommend this game to anyone.
  31. This sci-fi sequel seems like it should have everything you need in a shooter, but a shocking number of design missteps suck out much of the fun.
  32. On the outside it’s a very good game - graphics, sound effects, music are all fantastic. Everything else however, is bad and lets the game and the whole series down.
  33. 55
    Capcom’s defrosted sequel offers some satisfactory multiplayer and co-op play, but fails completely as a solo experience. Lost Planet 2 may look and sound astonishing, but it is ultimately undermined by poor design and frustrating gameplay.
  34. Diving into the game's competitive multiplayer modes is practically all there is to enjoy. Even that sentiment won't last long. To be completely honest, I can't recommend much beyond that.
  35. Even worse, the game's not much fun to play. Each of the six episodes have a series of chapters full of unclear mission objectives; most times, Capcom doesn't give you hints on what to do next, so instead of making progress, you fumble around repeatedly blasting the same monster and/or revisiting the same old areas hoping for some clue, anything, to stand out.
  36. There's a lot of good intent in Lost Planet 2 but the game is just too much of a mess to be really enjoyable by yourself or with friends.
  37. In the build up to its release, Lost Planet 2 was seriously hyped up but as is so often the case in the games industry it sadly fails to live up to its billing offering nothing more than an at best an average shooter and one that is left to hardcore fans of the original rather than the gaming masses.
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 105 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  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. Sep 25, 2010
    8
    This game definately has its perks. Multiplayer and coop are so obviously implied and encouraged that I felt like it was required. SomeThis game definately has its perks. Multiplayer and coop are so obviously implied and encouraged that I felt like it was required. Some people describe the faults of a game as control issues or graphical issues. This game does it better in both of these areas and we still have poeple complaining about how they presented movements and the animations which were actually better than before. The one problem I had with the story is the actual storyline! The story made no sense and I think that they made it as a last minute option.
    They might as well call it Lost Story 2.
    The biggest assets to this game though are graphics and the coop.
    Just dont play it if you dont have any friends
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  3. 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.. Full Review »