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Lost Planet: Extreme Condition

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
72
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Windows
70
3.6
Xbox 360
79
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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 This is wayne, the main protagonist. (Ingame cutscene)
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Windows The city the story begins in (Ingame cutscene).
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Xbox 360 Wayne's father obviously didn't count on sudden appearance of The Green Eye.
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Windows You need to destroy those holes to stop the hatching of bugs.

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User Reviews

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

The Press Says

Gamezine Xbox 360 Jan 13, 2007 18 out of 20 90
Gamigo PlayStation 3 Mar 23, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Powerplay Windows Jun 27, 2007 83 out of 100 83
GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven Xbox 360 Feb 07, 2007 81 out of 100 81
Frictionless Insight Xbox 360 Feb 14, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
TTGamer Xbox 360 Jan 21, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 3 Mar, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Gamers.at Windows Jul 12, 2007 72 out of 100 72
Gamer.nl Windows Jul 13, 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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