Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Xbox 360

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 76 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 76
  2. Negative: 0 out of 76
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  1. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    73
    Sleek graphics and a fast start can't mask what's an entertaining but ultimately disposable diversion. [Feb. 2007, p.90]
  2. Edge Magazine
    70
    Really, this is a game of strong, simple virtues: knockout action, beautiful character design, lovingly articulated models, crisp sound and overall polish. Every now and then it'll overstretch, at which point it falls. [Jan 2007, p.76]
  3. It does what it says on the tin, and delivers heart-pounding explosions, pant-wetting big alien monsters and hordes of minions to slay. If you can overlook the fact that it doesn't challenge your Xbox 360 either intellectually or technically, and you can just get down and dirty with some big guns and even bigger odds, then you and Lost Planet are going to get along just fine. [Issue 20, p.50]
  4. Feels like a hardened old-skool title wrapped up in some lavish next-gen visuals. Annoyances with the save system, checkpoints and difficulty spikes are likely to mar the enjoyment for a fair few players, but there's still no question that Lost Planet should be experienced.
  5. X-ONE Magazine UK
    70
    Majestic boss battles are marred by ill-suited (and occasionally unfair) controls. If you like your boss battles epic, this is for you, otherwise, "Gears of War" should be your next port of call. [Issue 15, p.78]
  6. Lost Planet: Extreme Condition feels like it had the potential to be a pared-down shooter classic, but never quite manages to make the core combat exciting, varied or challenging enough to elevate it to the lofty realms that early showings suggested it would reach. Nevertheless, with a glorious setting, some memorable boss encounters and some staggering visuals to enjoy, Lost Planet has enough going for it.
  7. A solid third person shooter, the control system could be a bit better, and the multiplayer is decidedly lacking, but it makes up for it in other areas. It is quite possibly one of the best looking games out there, production values all round are high, and the gameplay itself is a lot of fun, despite the flaws, but the short length of the game means the fun is quite short lived.
  8. It’s great for a while, and then takes a steep nosedive into the realm of mediocre shooters. The potential was there, but the sloppy implementation of features is ultimately Lost Planet’s downfall.
  9. The single-player game is short, plodding and has a poor story, but the online options keep you coming back for more.
  10. 70
    The foundation is there; memorable creature designs, epic boss battles, and strong gameplay make Lost Planet worth experiencing. Though slightly marred by some odd decisions with gameplay mechanics, the experience is still delectable and is an easy recommendation.
  11. If you like to feel you're playing a platformer with punishing boss battles, then you just may love it. If you've grown up playing American or European shooters, then you are bound to be disappointed by most of the design decisions.
  12. The controls for grappling and jumping, especially in the mechanized suits, are clumsy; any time you have to climb a great height, it feels like you're playing a second-rate platformer.
  13. 65
    The game gets away from these roots far too soon and often, delving into middling mech territory with brain-dead humans broken up by rote boss battles and a forgettable story. Sleek graphics and a fast start can't mask what's an entertaining but ultimately disposable diversion.
  14. Lost Planet brings to the table an awkward shooter with no story to speak of and whose general gameplay mechanics are somewhat flawed or incomplete. However, there are players out there who may just want to shoot some bugs out in the cold.
  15. 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]
  16. The game has plenty of quality moments, ranging from battles with humongous aliens to beautiful scenery and animation. Unfortunately, sloppy controls and a boring multiplayer mode keep Lost Planet from dominating the Xbox 360.
  17. On the one hand it has so many design flaws that Gamestyle should hate it. But on the other hand it's a fun experience with a number of memorable moments.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 193 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 72
  2. Negative: 15 out of 72
  1. Aug 15, 2013
    5
    The cruelty in Japanese game design is fully explored in this game: if you die at the end of a level you often have to start again from theThe cruelty in Japanese game design is fully explored in this game: if you die at the end of a level you often have to start again from the beginning of it, boss fights are very difficult on even the easiest setting and will require many hours of trial and error, you also cannot save the game whenever you want to. To add to this your character is extremely weak, he topples over very easily after being hit, and will keep toppling over after each subsequent hit...over and over again. In practicality there are only three difficulty settings for this game: hard, very hard, extremely hard. For me the game became too frustrating and consequently too boring after while. There is a limit to everyone's patience and in this game "positive frustration", the kind that ignites your desire to succeed, may very well turn into a black hole...draining your desire to complete the game.The question is whether you regard this kind game design as the blueprint of how games should be, or as an archaic monstrosity best left in the past. Personally I think the game's difficulty hinders the enjoyment of what is otherwise a good storyline and setting. It takes away from the game what I think is much more important than mere technical skill. Full Review »
  2. May 28, 2012
    6
    This game was decent. I liked the setting and creatures but game got repetitive and story wasn't that interesting.
  3. RavenX301
    Jan 29, 2007
    7
    I kinda feel stuipid for buying this game. I seen the reviews and read almost all of them, but it was so good side bad side i didnt know whatI kinda feel stuipid for buying this game. I seen the reviews and read almost all of them, but it was so good side bad side i didnt know what to think. Sense there is NO good games out for my PS3, 360, or Wii (I already got WARIO!) thenn i needed SOMETHING to feel my trigger finger. This does do that, but i dont really feel the explosive feeling in the guns that Gears of War had....Not that this was suppose to pass GOW but it should of mustarded some kind of power..it just feels like the bullets are spraing out. I dont feeel like i am hurting the creatures at all. that was the big big big BIG dissapointment. I couldnt care about story....the Grahpics are lovely and really sold me at first sight and even now......I like the idea of being in a Winter land becasue it hasnt been really REALLY done before this buetifully. Still........i am really left wanting....and not wanting another Gears of War this soon, but i wanted a really fun and powerfully shooter which should be natural for all shooters now a days. I get the fun, but i am still cheated from an other wise unbeileveable experenice with the low impact guns. THey look grewat! but they pack no punch...I cant tell sometimes if I am actually shooting or not.........P.S I feel like a fool also for paying out hard money for PS3.....The 360 and Wii is really all iu needed and all anyone would need. The PS3 has been (Including old PS2 games) a massive dissapoinment. not becasue of the weak start it has, but i thought PS games were good! All the reviews were amazing for so many games i thought it would be great to get a PS3 and get some PS2 games for it till the real ones comes out...but other than Soul Cabliur 3 (Which isnt THAT great) i havnt had much fun at all.....Infact i think sony games are rather cheap...they feel like a second hand Xbox......I hate it and am very angrey at myself for that. Maybe this is why there is such a bad vibe between PS users and 360 users........They know that Mircosoft makes much more valued hardware games than Sony, but feel so foolish about likeing it. Althought Sony has way way more games the actually good games are very very few and far between and even those good games are not as good as the 360 or normal Xbox games....... Full Review »