Lost Planet: Extreme Condition - Colonies Edition
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Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Colonies Edition provides explosive action for both online and offline players. Gamers who missed the original Lost Planet will have the opportunity to experience the epic gameplay that made the original a global hit with the added bonus of fresh new content and cross platform multi-play all at a great value price. Fans of the Lost Planet’s online action will be thrilled at the inclusion of new online modes, maps, weapons and models.
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Colonies Edition includes everything that made the original Lost Planet a hit on PC, as well as the following new features:
New modes for single-player campaign
Score Attack - Each enemy and destructible object has points assigned to them, with the player being awarded different points depending on how they defeat the enemy.
Trial Battle Mode - Take on each of the game's Bosses, one after another
Off limit Mode - Go wild with over-the-top super-charged weapons with unlimited ammunition and increased speed of movement
New online modes
Akrid Hunter – Get the chance to finally play as an Akrid as your opponents attempt to take you down
VS Annihilator – Each team attempts to destroy its opponent's VS while defending its own
Counter Grab – The team with the longest data posts activation time wins
Point Snatcher – Take down opponents and collect the most thermal energy points
Akrid Egg Battle – Steal Akrid eggs from the opponent’s team and bring them safely back to your own base
Egg Bandit – steal your opponents' Akrid egg, with points awarded for longer capture time
4 new maps for online matches: Crossfire City, Area 921, Lost Arena, Assault Space
5 new playable character models
Multiple new weapons for both snow pirates and the robotic VS suits
Cross-platform Battles – Xbox 360 owners can join forces or play against PC gamers
New perspectives - Switch to first person view or the over-the-shoulder view for even more intense action
Definitely worth a try.Mattone | Oct. 5, 2013 | See all Mattone's reviews »
At least, when it's on sale again. That's a poor way to start a review, isn't it? Well, the game is great, but frankly, it's old. Its price needs to be dropped to $10 at base, the game is often $4 in sales.
But anyway, about the game itself. You play as Wayne Holden, who after a short stint working for the government to colonize a planet, decides he's better off as a snow pirate. Instead of colonizing the planet, you're... Just killing the bugs the people colonizing the planet are also trying to kill. The story's not very solid.
The gameplay however, is great. There's a multitude of weapons, from standard ballistic weaponry to energy/laser based stuff. Railguns, RPGs, you name it. The enemies are all fairly unique, and share a gigantic glowing orange weak spot, though where it actually is tends to vary. To give the game a bit more of a tense feel, there's this thing called Thermal Energy. It functions as a health pack, a heat source, and fuel, all in one. Run out of it, and you die. Get hit and lose some health, your energy gets sucked up to heal you.
There are also mechs called Vital Suits which house a variety of attachable weapons, most of which can actually be taken off of the suit when it breaks down, and used on foot, or carried to another, functioning suit. Definitely one of the most unique parts of the game, and definitely turns it from being a generic TPS.
The multiplayer is dead, so I can't really comment on it.
I'd have to give it a B-, close to B though. Just some glaring issues in later missions, and some rather silly boss patterns ruin the pacing and can cause the game to move at a snails pace.
Great insect killer tpsspycid | Aug. 24, 2013 | See all spycid's reviews »
Lost Planet is probably the first game where humans fight against giant insects. It was a revolutionary concept for it's time and it was greatly executed. Sure that graphics might seem outdated now but still it's worth a try before Lost Planet 3 gets released.
Great Gamelegionempire | July 27, 2013 | See all legionempire's reviews »
1st time i played this was on the xbox 360 on launch and loved every minute of it so when i seen it in the GMG sale i bought it straight away and played it from start to finish.
Nice tps with giant insectsspycid | July 8, 2013 | See all spycid's reviews »
This game might look outdated both in terms of gameplay and graphics, but this will bring back memories for those who are familiar with this franchise. Even if you are not, now is a very good time to try it since Lost Planet 3 is coming out and it's fun to shoot giant insects with a friend.
Adventure on iceiamkyo90 | July 7, 2013 | See all iamkyo90's reviews »
At the time it was very poorly optimized, but in this version corrected the problem fps performance. A classic by now, you can not miss, the adventure, the giant Akrid, fighting robots, a great game.