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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 fortunatelyIn 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. Lost Planet is a great game with action-packed gameplay and a nice cinematic feel to it. Even though the single-player mode is a little on the short side, the great multiplayer elements are enough for the price of admission.
  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. As an action game, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition delivers in spades – even if it can be finished in under 8 hours total playtime.
  5. Despite some niggling flaws with the camera and general speed of the game it does feel reasonably polished. There are some really neat effects used and the idea of having the choice to use the Vital Suits or on foot makes for some inspiring gameplay moments.
  6. There are downsides, like the Akrid's lack of any sense of self-preservation (and strict attack patterns) and a heavy dependence on mechs which are not as much fun to control as in other, mech-centric games. But the biggest drawback is the lack of options and reliability in online multiplayer, which may hurt the game's long term popularity.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 76
  2. Negative: 16 out of 76
  1. MichaelL.
    Jan 13, 2007
    10
    This game has a great story and the fire FXs are amazing. and its great because how many Akrid you have to kill AWESOME!!!.
  2. Rol
    Jan 13, 2007
    10
    Beautiful and fun in an arcade not realistic way. Games this good are rare. My new favourite 360 game. And why do some of the reviews Beautiful and fun in an arcade not realistic way. Games this good are rare. My new favourite 360 game. And why do some of the reviews undervalue the multiplayer. It's great. Maps are interesting and you can change the layouts of each map. Also the free CE map is very good as well. Plenty of life in the multiplayer maybe more than Gow's to be truthful. Expand
  3. DominicK.
    Jun 25, 2007
    9
    Great Game! Single Player is like going through a Sci FI Movie and Xbox Live MP is the best!! This game as already added three map packs with Great Game! Single Player is like going through a Sci FI Movie and Xbox Live MP is the best!! This game as already added three map packs with three new maps in each one and has also put out one free map for download from Xbox Live. Expand
  4. TheMoo
    Jan 31, 2007
    8
    Definitely a good game. not the best of them all, but yes, passes time quickly from boss to another. Didn't like the repetitive (after a Definitely a good game. not the best of them all, but yes, passes time quickly from boss to another. Didn't like the repetitive (after a while) gameplay, but I guess can't get it all. Multiplayer's awesome. should have worked a bit more on graphics. Playing this after Gears of War is kinda disappointing. Expand
  5. Hawkemann
    Feb 12, 2007
    7
    The Good: Great graphics, incredible explosions, good multilayer, unique "life" meter The Bad: Each level is about fighting a different boss. The Good: Great graphics, incredible explosions, good multilayer, unique "life" meter The Bad: Each level is about fighting a different boss. The bosses are great but if your not into fighting bosses don't buy it. Expand
  6. Dec 9, 2013
    5
    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 lookedThis 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. BenG.
    Mar 28, 2007
    1
    Lost Planet is more drab, slow, mundane, and shallow than any other shooter I've played. The graphics are very nice, but don't dare Lost Planet is more drab, slow, mundane, and shallow than any other shooter I've played. The graphics are very nice, but don't dare make the mistake of believing that Lost Planet is worthy of a comparison to games like Gears of War. Expand

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