Lifeless Planet

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"Lifeless Planet is a world well worth exploring." -

"You will find a compelling world and a story worth experiencing," -

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!

Key Features:

  • 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.

Customer reviews


Had a lot of potential

884okeoJ | 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.


Nice story and great atmosphere

daraya79 | July 4, 2014 | See all daraya79's reviews »

If you liked The Swapper, this is the game for you. The game has a sensational overwhelming atmosphere, compounded with great soundtrack and quite interesting story. Minimalistic, although beautiful 3D graphics makes the planet looks really desolate and you can actually feel like You were totally alone there. Puzzles are not very demanding because base of this game is exploring and admiration of the planet. Honestly recommend.


Lifeless Planet: I'm a bit lifeless after play this game

mrminecrafter1 | June 19, 2014 | See all mrminecrafter1's reviews »

I'm not really a huge of adventure games. This may be the reason why. The environment is basically bare which leaves the planet lifeless. It makes sense considering the title of the game is "Lifeless Planet" but it makes for a really boring game. Graphics are amazing in this game. It's Crysis-level amazing but it has that sense it's simply beautiful. A bit of light platforming here and there, but it's not really enough to sell it as a platformer game. Story-wise, it's pretty decent. Bored the hell out of me, but this is because of my personal preference of games. After a friend's recommendation, I played his copy of the game and I now regret the decision to play.


Very nice indie space game !

LoudeRZz | March 21, 2014 | See all LoudeRZz's reviews »

Well, if you like survival games and adventure games (also if its only one of them) you really should by this game. Basically the purpose of the game is surviving on a new planet that your space ship crashed on, and you are the only survivor. You have a limited amount of oxygen which you can refill by finding a special small machine that you can refill it there. If you get closer to this machine you will se something shining and that's how you know where it is and that's where you have to go next. And then when you have oxygen you keep discovering this planet ... Good luck !