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"Lifeless Planet is a world well worth exploring." - Gamecritics.com
"You will find a compelling world and a story worth experiencing," - Gameinformer.com
While seeking life on a distant planet, an astronaut discovers an abandoned Russian town. He suspects his mission is a hoax until a mysterious young woman saves him from a strange and deadly phenomenon... Lifeless Planet is a third-person action-adventure that features an old-school sci-fi story and spectacular environments in the spirit of classic action-adventures.
After a hard landing on the planet, the astronaut discovers the planet that was reported to be rich with life is instead a barren wasteland. When he goes searching for his crew, he makes a more startling discovery: evidence that humans have already been to this planet years ago! When he comes upon a deserted Soviet-era Russian town, he struggles to make sense of his mission. Did his light-speed travel to the planet send him back in time? Or is this all some strange Cold War hoax?
Along the way, the astronaut meets a Russian woman, Aelita, who is somehow able to survive the hostile atmosphere of the planet. Through an unusual natural phenomenon, her skin causes the soil to glow green under her feet. The player must use these glowing tracks as a guide across the planet past treacherous and deadly threats. Is she leading him to safety... or an untimely death?
Lifeless Planet was inspired by Cold War era science fiction stories, posing questions about humankind's desire for space travel. What if you journeyed across the galaxy to another planet, only to find humans had already been there? What kind of person would sign up for a one-way mission, leaving behind planet Earth and everyone they've ever known and love... to go in search of an Earth-like planet?
Equipped with a limited-use jet-pack and a mobile robotic arm, the player must use wits and skill to solve puzzles, unravel the mystery, and survive the Lifeless Planet!
Explore 20 unique and atmospheric environments on a vast and treacherous planet
Experience an exciting and intriguing story through rich graphics and cinematic cut-scenes
Investigate the startling discovery of an abandoned Russian space colony
Follow a mysterious young woman as she guides you past dangerous terrain and deadly life forms.
Interesting but serverly lack key aspectsMacerV | Dec. 21, 2014 | See all MacerV's reviews »
When I initially saw lifeless planet I thought it'd be intrigueing to play and could brin a lot to the table from decent graphics & challenging puzzles to an interesting story line.
I am disappointed. I saw this as having a lot of potential but the largest challenges throughout the entire game are jumping from one place to another. Even the puzzles that did exist were either spacial, and requiring you to move things around, or you needing to go find something to move on. Honestly, it would have been better if they simply cut out all the puzzles and simply made this into a small comic book, because thats how much actual material is in the game.
Graphics: Not horrible, but not fantastic, a bit lacking to be honest. Considering how much artisitc freedom they had its rather unfortunate that graphics weren't put to the next level in this.
Sound: Actually probably the best part of the game, music wasn't horrible, wasn't terribly distracting and was rather pleasant. Not the best game music, but not bad.
I could literally sum up the entire storyline in this. A man crashes, finds a Russian village, and a russian lab and a russian plant girl. He finds his crew dead, the girl leads him through leagues of parkour challenges, and then the girl sacrifices herself to cure the planet, man returns to a future Earth...rather lacking and pathetic.
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P.S. Honestly the storyline is really lacking.
Other: As I said, challenges were lacking and overall just a really poorly put together game. Its almost like they just put it together to simply sell it. It was an intersting idea, but hardly worth the $4 I paid for it, let alone the retail price of $20.
Score is 40, would grade lower, but it did keep me slightly entertained for a couple of hours. Would not advice buying.
Mehmushclone298 | Nov. 8, 2014 | See all mushclone298's reviews »
Story: 17/25 Gameplay: 13/25 Graphics: 15/25 Sound: 20/25
This game is best described as "meh." The story though intriguing at parts, feels boring and lifeless after a while and just overall is meh. The gameplay started out okay but just turned monotonous and was meh. The graphics are nice at times, but seem rather low quality especially for a $20 game. They just became bland and lifeless after a while and became rather meh. The sound was my favorite part. Everything sounded as I expected and I did feel the voice acting was good considering the other parts of this game. In the end, this game only took me four hours, but felt like forty. I just wanted it to be over but it decided to just drag on. Not worth anywhere near $20. Meh.
A captivating and interesting game all the way throughBlockAgent | Sept. 10, 2014 | See all BlockAgent's reviews »
Lifeless Planet grips you from the opening cutscene and doesn't let go until its over. The game is full of "oh wow" moments where you just have to stop, look around and take in the environment. The game is very atmospheric. I loved how the game gave me multiple ways to get to where I was going. I never felt like I was trapped in a linear, small world. I always felt like I had the entire planet of Mars to explore. The game has a great story of which I cannot tell you anything about because..you know...spoilers. I recommend this game to everyone as it is a solid and fun astronaut adventure.
Play it to the end. No regrets.hateah | Aug. 24, 2014 | See all hateah's reviews »
That's an amazing game with amazing story, in an amazing word with amazing art style. You land on an lifeless planted, crashing your aircraft and looking for your crew. The movement system is very very good, the graphics are amazing,it's not 1st person, but it isn't should be neither. You have quests during the game especially in the beginning like find supplies to survive, or to keep moving. That game is for the fans of the sci-fi action games. You won't regret buying that master piece.
Had a lot of potential884okeoJ | July 7, 2014 | See all 884okeoJ's reviews »
Lifeless Planet isn't a bad game by any means, but it has a lot of wasted potential. It's a very interesting concept that can shine at times, such as the feeling of adventure as you explore the titular planet. However, it has the same problem that many other games such as DayZ have. There really isn't a whole lot to do aside from the main mission.
It would have been nice to see some side objectives to break up the monotony of the main mission. The graphics are okay, but the game's performance is lackluster. For such an okay-looking game, you shouldn't need at least a GTX 640 to play on high settings. There are frame drops at points, which break the game's otherwise great immersion. In conclusion, Lifeless Planet is a good game that could have been a great one if it had more time to be worked on.