Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Colonies Edition Xbox 360

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: May 27, 2008
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
Buy On
  1. 100
    The new Colonies Edition lured me back for a third circuit with beautiful graphics that echoed the original game and a wealth of exclusive new features.
  2. Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Colonies Edition is by far the best version of the Lost Planet.
  3. Still one of the better action titles on the game market and it offers some intense and fun multiplayer gaming that is only comparable by a few other games.
  4. Lost Planet Colonies brings in a few new single player extras and a wealth of new online features that will have Lost Planet players, new and old, roaming the wastelands of E. D. N. III once again.
  5. If you are a first time player to this game you will really enjoy this title. However, if you own the first version, read the above score as 6/10, as with only a few new multiplayer additions, it’s not really worth the cash.
  6. Game Informer
    83
    In the end, super fans and newbies should definitely give Colonies a look. [June 2008, p.97]
  7. Colonies ups the frigid fun and arachnid ass-kicking while lowering the price: thirty bones buys the original's content plus tons of new multi- and single-player offerings. [June 2008, p.77]
  8. As a comprehensive and thoroughly enjoyable multiplayer package, however, Lost Planet Colonies is well worth seeking out for its refreshed online servers and distinct new play modes.
  9. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    80
    Probably the best budget game we've ever seen...You'd have a frozen heart not to love it. [July 2008, p.95]
  10. 80
    If you're in an online gaming slump this summer and a burned out on CoD4 or the like; Colonies just may offer a reason to stay inside and enjoy the frosty chill online.
  11. With the main mode intact, the real reward is the extra game modes and the new multiplayer goodies fit for cross platform action. In short, this is the best version of last year’s great action game.
  12. Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Colonies Edition crams a lot of new content into the frame of a respectable game.
  13. A worthwhile bargain purchase for hardcore LP fans and for anyone who missed the title the first time around, but this is not going to knock everyone off their feet nor is it a "must play" for anyone with less than a fanatical interest in the original.
  14. 75
    If you fell in love with Lost Planet in its previous iteration, you'll find a lot to like here. If you haven't given it a try, this is the version to pick up and have a go with.
  15. 75
    While bringing nothing majorly new to the table, the budget price-point and new features are reason enough for newcomers to give the game a chance. Lost Planet veterans, however, need not apply.
  16. 75
    This is one just for the blasting fans though, game objectives are clear at all times and there's no "pesky" things like immersive storyline or challenging puzzles to "get in the way" of mowing down enemies. Bizarrely enough, Colonies Edition is incompatible with the original game in online play so you can only play with other purchasers of the re-release; make what you will of that.
  17. New multiplayer additions make this the best Lost Planet experience so far, but there's not enough here to warrant another purchase for veterans.
  18. X-ONE Magazine UK
    70
    It's the same game as before, but better. Lost Planet isn't perfect, but it looks good and is certainly different from the other third-person shooters out there. [Issue#34, p.97]
  19. There are new Achievements, and lots of new things to tinker with, but not a lot of incentive to plod through the campaign missions again or start over ranking up your multiplayer stats.
  20. AceGamez
    70
    Compared to the plethora of games that came after it, and indeed some that came before, Lost Planet: extreme Condition - Colonies Edition feels dated. But, at its bleak and frozen heart lies a rewarding experience.
  21. The visuals still look great a year and a half later, but the controls are still sluggish and the campaign is over too quickly.
  22. Overall LPECCE is something of a contradiction. While its additional features are aimed at the hardcore lovers of tundran gaming, the fact that it is incompatible with the original Lost Planet is mystifying. Forcing players to start from scratch, with their only reward being some more achievements is an unnecessary irritation.
  23. Lost Planet: Colonies Edition has all of the same problems the original game had, only this time with a cheaper price point and a ton of new content.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Sep 8, 2010
    1
    Good game with one massive problem. The game is actually registered as an entirely different game to the normal version on the same console.Good game with one massive problem. The game is actually registered as an entirely different game to the normal version on the same console. They completely split the playerbase and the amount of people to pick up the colonies edition is so few it will always be hard to play online. Myself and a friend didnt realise this was the case. We heard the multiplayer was pretty good and played the multiplayer demo which is still on Live. We assumed colonies was like any other special edition and just included the download content from before. One of us bought colonies and the other bought a pre owned copy of the original only to find we had the same game but couldnt play each other. Seems like such a huge mistake to make for one of the worlds biggest publishers Capcom. Its not worth the hassle. Full Review »
  2. May 8, 2012
    10
    Amazing game!The original was by no means any less awesome than this game,this version just has a lot more replay value and is such a joy toAmazing game!The original was by no means any less awesome than this game,this version just has a lot more replay value and is such a joy to play!$60 for this game would be a steal,so picking it up for $5 at Game stop is downright super awesome.I did buy this game when it first came out at it's original price and I felt lucky,it's just that I beat it and moved on.Buy this game cause it's got value but more importantly it's got quality screaming from all parts.9.5 Full Review »
  3. SaifZ
    Jun 29, 2008
    9
    Beautiful game to be seen in motion. Explosion and particle effects will make you gawk (if sometimes in excess). Rarer effects such as Beautiful game to be seen in motion. Explosion and particle effects will make you gawk (if sometimes in excess). Rarer effects such as onscreen motion blur and a beautifully smooth animations make Lost Planet quite the looker. Storyline is rather weak, but it exists, just use your imagination. Gameplay is where this excels, pure arcade action. If you're looking for something deeper, I can see that LP would not be best suited for your fancy, but if you just want to blow crap up and look awesome, this is the way to go. Multiplayer is good, but few people will appreciate it. The game is cheap, just buy it and see what you think, there isn't much to lose! Full Review »