Lost Planet: Extreme Condition

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 3
72
4.2
Windows
70
3.6
Xbox 360
79
3.1
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Windows A buginvested garage.
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Xbox 360 Only cars in the game are those covered in the deep snow.
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Windows These bugs are easy to fight but come in great numbers.
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Xbox 360 Some aliens rise up from the snow when you least expect it.

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User Reviews

Metroid meets Turok on a frozen planet Windows IKNOWPCGAMES81 (6)

Critic Reviews

Fragland.net Xbox 360 Feb 08, 2007 84.5 out of 100 84
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 3 Feb 28, 2008 16 out of 20 80
Game Couch Xbox 360 Jan 31, 2007 8 out of 10 80
3DAvenue Xbox 360 Jan 21, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Sep, 2007 79 out of 100 79
The Video Game Critic Xbox 360 Feb 11, 2007 B 75
Bit-Tech Windows Jul 07, 2007 6 out of 10 60
GameSpy Windows Jul 02, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
CanardPC Xbox 360 Feb 01, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Jul 19, 2007 55 out of 99 56

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Trivia

Re-release

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

Technology

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

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