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  • Summary: Lifeless Planet is a new 3D PC action adventure, independently developed by David Board and Alaska-based Stage 2 Studios and to be published world-wide by Lace Mamba Global in Q4 2012. The game puts players in the moon-boots of a volunteer astronaut on a one-way mission to a life-bearingLifeless Planet is a new 3D PC action adventure, independently developed by David Board and Alaska-based Stage 2 Studios and to be published world-wide by Lace Mamba Global in Q4 2012. The game puts players in the moon-boots of a volunteer astronaut on a one-way mission to a life-bearing planet far outside our solar system. But after a rough landing, the promise of a new Earth soon fades with the discovery that the planet he was to explore is now barren and inhospitable. Expand

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  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jul 26, 2016
    70
    Lifeless Planet is an interesting mash-up of genres, blending a walking simulator and platform-puzzling with a mysterious and quite gripping premise. Its slow pace mightn't be for everyone, but if you enjoy action adventures, are partial to tricky third-person platforming, and like classic sci-fi yarns, it's worth checking out.
  2. 70
    Lifeless Planet's stark simplicity belies its heartfelt message. Its environmental blandness countered by a compelling story.
  3. Aug 3, 2016
    70
    A decent enough game for the price, but once again it leaves me asking why.
  4. Aug 25, 2016
    60
    Lifeless Planet isn’t necessarily an experience that is needed to be had, but if you do journey to the planet, there is some good to be found.
  5. Sep 20, 2016
    55
    I wanted to like Lifeless Planet. I gave it a fair shake and I even liked it until I got a grasp on everything it has to see and do — about 45 minutes. Past that, it’s just an exercise in running and jumping across boring vistas while collecting uninteresting audiologs to support the bloated, unsatisfying story.
  6. Aug 17, 2016
    50
    It’s slow pace won’t be for everyone and a great deal of patience is required and while the gameplay in Lifeless Planet definitely isn’t great, it’s passable. The greatness lies in the mystery and exploration of this planet.
  7. Sep 16, 2016
    46
    I hardly identified with the protagonist in any other game as much as I did here: I just want to leave this godforsaken, boring and ugly place as much as he does.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 5 out of 8
  1. Sep 23, 2016
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I don't play video games much but this one looked interesting enough for me to want to get into, and I loved it. That said, I can imagine if you are even halfway serious about gaming this one would probably lack the complexity or variety that more popular games offer, but I found the story compelling enough to get me to finish it. Pros: I absolutely loved the visuals and the various perspectives. Story was simple but kept me following along. Cons: Too many jumping puzzles but hey, it's a low gravity thing. Expand
  2. Jul 22, 2016
    7
    Lifeless Planet
    awesome exploration
    Lifeless Planet is a platforming game where you play as an astronaut who’s crew crash lands on a planet
    Lifeless Planet
    awesome exploration
    Lifeless Planet is a platforming game where you play as an astronaut who’s crew crash lands on a planet that was once inhabited by the soviet union
    when you wake up you see that your crew is gone and you have no idea how long you were out for...
    you set out to find them and along your journey you discovery other mysteries to be solved..
    You’ll find data and audio logs that explain what happened on this planet and why it’s no longer crawling with life...
    The game is a constant 6 hours search for answers, and while this planet is lifeless.. it still manages to be just varied enough to stop it from feeling repetitive…
    Though not varied enough to blow you away or keep you immersed for the entire 6 hours…
    as the scenery doesn’t really change all too much…
    The gameplay itself is straight up platforming and throwing switches to continue on your path to get home…
    you hop gaps with your oxygen tank which can definitely take some getting used to as it feels just a little too floaty to ever feel satisfying…
    And the level design doesn’t quite do the greatest job at keeping the player moving forward as there are rarely visual clues to give you an idea of what to do, occasionally halting momentum…
    I found myself scratching my head probably once every 30 minutes not knowing where I was supposed to be going…
    the game also does some weird things towards the end with geysers that don’t really work, but I do appreciate their attempt at throwing something new into the game…
    The gameplay in Lifeless Planet definitely isn’t great, it’s passable...
    But the greatness is in the mystery and exploration of this planet…
    I give lifeless planet a 7/10
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  3. Sep 13, 2020
    5
    A very easy, slow and linear platformer. I dont regret playing trhough it but i cant recommend it. Game length 3h. Even though its so short iA very easy, slow and linear platformer. I dont regret playing trhough it but i cant recommend it. Game length 3h. Even though its so short i feel like it went on for wayyy too long.

    -Graphics: dated af even for realease date but serviceable i guess
    +Sound: good, atmospheric
    -Controls / Gamesplay: clunky, slow and uncomfortable. i recommend double jumping and boosting all the time for faster movement
    ~Story: starts off strong but gets pretty bad around the half way point
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  4. Sep 12, 2016
    2
    An astronaut who looks like he's made of plasticine, a barren planet which is pretty lifeless so 2 points for stating the obvious in the gamesAn astronaut who looks like he's made of plasticine, a barren planet which is pretty lifeless so 2 points for stating the obvious in the games title. Gameplay involves alot of jumping..and jumping and also...more jumping. Expand
  5. Nel
    Feb 5, 2017
    2
    Game feels very clunky, and voice acting is poor. The mechanics are really bothersome as it makes it for a really stale experience, and theGame feels very clunky, and voice acting is poor. The mechanics are really bothersome as it makes it for a really stale experience, and the story is mediocre at max. Expand
  6. Jul 12, 2020
    1
    blah game see why it went free on epic not flexible at all didn't live up to my expectations of it
  7. Nov 2, 2016
    1
    Lifeless Planet has an amazing premise and the trailers really pulled me in. Unfortunately the mystique fades away within the first 30Lifeless Planet has an amazing premise and the trailers really pulled me in. Unfortunately the mystique fades away within the first 30 minutes as you meander past the deserted soviet frontier town. There is no gameplay to speak of besides walking and jumping. The only challenge is trying to overcome the horrible controls and wonky momentum based movement system. There is a green path that you follow the entire game that lets leads you past any of the very obvious traps laid before your path and there are some documents that you'll find along the way which tell you the story of this world. The story unfortunately is very cliche and uninspired. Like i said I spent the first 30 minutes intrigued and then the rest of my 5 hours were kind of a sunk investment fallacy. I kept expecting it to get better but it never did. My takeaway by the end was that this felt like a student project more than a real game and honestly I wish i would have read the reviews before I installed it. Take my advice and avoid this stinker. I want my 5 hours back. Expand

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