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  • Summary: In Lost Planet, human snow pirates navigate VS (Vital Suits) through hostile ice-covered environments, fighting against the indigenous Akrid creatures for the precious thermal energy they need to survive. For one such pilot named Wayne, death almost seemed imminent until he was fortunately rescued. However, he can only remember a few fragments of his past including the slaying of his father by the monstrous beings. Yet under the veil of ice, a devious plan has been set into motion for the termination of all Akrid and snow pirates alike. What really happened to Wayne? Who is plotting the destructive scheme? Encounter valuable allies and dangerous enemies on Wayne's search for the truth. [Capcom] Expand
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  1. Positive: 59 out of 76
  2. Negative: 0 out of 76
  1. From the well planned and executed single player campaign to the never-ending online battles, it’s one of those rare games where you feel like you got every penny’s worth and then some. [JPN Import]
  2. It's beautiful and refreshingly simple but at the same time relentlessly retro and samey. [Feb 2007, p.58]
  3. While the game's definitely not perfect, it introduces some interesting gameplay mechanics to keep the action steady from start to finish, and it sports some truly excellent graphics. It's not going to win any awards for its storyline (I still don't know who some of the characters are), but when viewed as a series of standalone missions, it's a blast.
  4. It's the charm and pacing of this title that keeps you engaged, excited and almost constantly fighting.
  5. As an action game, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition delivers in spades – even if it can be finished in under 8 hours total playtime.
  6. Lost Planet isn't a bad game, but it's seems a few areas like the voice acting, game flow, and enemy A.I. really put a damper on the its overall potential.
  7. 60
    At the end of the day, playing Lost Planet is like dating a supermodel with personality problems: it's great looking and has the potential for good times, but ultimately, it's just not worth the trouble. [Feb. 2007, p.64]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 68
  2. Negative: 13 out of 68
  1. Mar 23, 2014
    Lost Planet is an amazing game. First of all the game is a glorious 3rd person action, which obviously you can appreciate only if you are a normal person, and obviously can't stand 1st peson games crap. Straight second goes that the design is beautiful, it is inspired by real Japanese manga / anime style, which is beautifully crafted by a very talented Japanese artist. The game looks amazing, with beautifully designed characters and rationally designed mechas, and to not forget the biologically believable designed enemy - the arachnids. And third but not least, it has the best multiplayer possible, with beautiful visionary maps, and the multiplaer mode called Post Grab, which is the most entertaing that exists still today in gaming. If you put these three elements, you have the best entertaining multiplayer gaming experience possible.

    There is also the solo game obviously, which is well crafted and is fun to play. But because of the exceptional multiplayer you will understand why not many are interested in talking about the solo, because everyone who owned and had access to internet, were busy in playing the multiplayer 24/7. You can obviously try to play the solo game even today, but you really need the multiplayer experience to understand why this game is pure genius. Unfortunately not everyone had internet access back in the days, where the game was released. This is the reason why they cannot understand why a lot of people are so excited about the game. People who never tried the multiplayed will never understand why this is the best game possible.

    Unfortunately the sequel was worse than the original, and the next sequel was even worse than the second one. Everybody who enjoyed the first original one Lost Planet are always hoping that someday they will remake a new game on the same level of the original, with the same excellent multiplayer.
  2. Jun 25, 2013
    Extremely varied gameplay, a worthy assortment of different enemies, and a harrowing set of visuals make "Lost Planet: Extreme Condition" a superb sci-fi action adventure game. Expand
  3. May 28, 2012
    This game was decent. I liked the setting and creatures but game got repetitive and story wasn't that interesting.
  4. Sep 29, 2011
    Lost Planet has an interesting story, a strong premise and reasonable character design ( as can be expected by many of Capcom's productions). However, the game was let down by the ridiculous boss battles. They are just too unbalanced and hard, no matter what level your skill as a gamer. The game just dicks on you continuously, with unavoidable attacks and linear, walled in battlefields which mean you spend alot of the boss fights trapped in a corner being beat on. This is the games huge downside. I appreciate a challenge don't get me wrong, but there's a challenge and then there's impossibility. Expand
  5. Dec 24, 2013
    Game play was repetitive and story sparse, the aiming was nice a tight and the ability to traverse the environment was a nice thought but quite choppy. The best different little thing this game did was with it's cold heat source dynamic and life/time limit, these, whilst interesting ideas were pretty poor and similar concepts were dealt with much better in the game metro 2033. A stock standard 3rd person shooter. Expand
  6. Dec 9, 2013
    This game falls short in many ways. My roommate had this game when it came out and I watched him play a bit of it and thought it looked interesting, so I decided to pick it up a few months back for cheap. It was not even worth the $5.00 I paid for it. The graphics still hold up pretty well, and I remember how good it looked back in the day and the story is pretty interesting, but those are the only 2 nice things I can say about it. The game is just annoying and frustrating. You spend sometimes 15 seconds straight lying on the ground because you get hit with yet another missile or grenade as soon as you finally get back to standing. The lack of any kind of sprint or speed increase just adds to the frustration of the game. This game is not challenging and hard in a fun way. It's hard because of you being on the ground constantly from explosions, from not being able to see anything for 5 seconds at a time because of ridiculous amounts of smoke covering the camera view. Thermal Energy is a neat concept and mechanic to the game, however it adds an unnecessary time limit to the game in my opinion. If you want a challenging game look elsewhere. This is not a fun game. Expand
  7. Feb 13, 2012
    This game is extremly bad. It's unrefined and it's by my opinion, the definition of bad and frustrating gameplay; in a landscape of only snow and boring combat, this game really stands out in the crowd. No time for exploration and no freedom what so ever. Expand

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