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Lost Planet: Extreme Condition

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Mankind left Earth 80 years ago in order to build a life on the planet E.D.N. III. As the colony grew, humanity encountered The Akrids, a bug-like alien race that declared war on the humans for intruding on their territory. The humans didn't have any effective means to defend themselves and had to retreat from the planet. During the course of the retreat, a young man named Adam had his father killed by a Akrid named "Green Eye". Scientists soon discovered that the Akrids were a source of precious thermal energy, stored inside their bodies. This needed resource gave humanity an economical reason to fight back. On Earth, the Vital Suit was developed, a heavy weapon mech-like vehicle, Returning to E.D.N. III, Adam is among the many Vital Suit pilots, and seeks to avenge his father's death.

Lost Planet: Extreme Condition is a 3rd-person shooter. Controlling Adam, the player makes war on the Akrid armies. Adam's main objective is to destroy Akrid hives, and ultimately defeat "Green Eye" but there will be several goals for him to complete along the way. Adam can hold two weapons and one type of grenade at the same time. In addition, Adam can find different Vital Suit upgrades to give himself new abilities. Since it's very cold on the planet, thermal energy is needed to survive and restores health energy. In order to get it, Adam can either activate Data Posts or destroy things that have it in them like exploding barrels or enemy Akrids. The thermal energy stored slowly decreases over time and needs constant replenishing.

Lost Planet: Extreme Condition also features a multiplayer mode where players can go online and play in four different game-modes against up to 16 other players. Besides the usual Deathmatch and Team-deathmatch; there is "Station Control", where players try to find and activate data posts on the map and "Fugitive", where one player flees from all the rest killing opponents and waiting for the timer to count down.


Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Xbox 360 Wayne, main character modeled after Byung-Hun Lee, Capcom did a terrific job at that.
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Windows Main Menu
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Windows This is wayne, the main protagonist. (Ingame cutscene)
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Windows You need to hit the glowing parts to get the enemy down faster.

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The Press Says

IGN Xbox 360 Jan 05, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
JustPressPlay Xbox 360 Apr 12, 2007 8.3 out of 10 83
GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven Xbox 360 Feb 07, 2007 81 out of 100 81 PlayStation 3 Feb 28, 2008 16 out of 20 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jul 24, 2007 79 out of 100 79
Imperium Gier Windows Sep 17, 2007 7.8 out of 10 78
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun 27, 2007 75 out of 100 75
Extreme Gamer PlayStation 3 Mar 10, 2008 7.1 out of 10 71
GotNext Windows Jan 18, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 PlayStation 3 Mar 21, 2008 4 out of 10 40


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In May 2008 the original game was re-released for the Xbox 360 and Windows with additional features as Lost Planet: Colonies.


Lost Planet: Extreme Condition is the first retail game to showcase DirectX 10 technology.

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