"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.
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Don't buy this if you want a game that challenges your skills, I even have doubts calling it a "game". This is something different, you are not actually buying a game, you are buying an experience. The graphics are honestly very dated, the music is good, the controls are strange, they are responsive but sometimes is hard to make precise movements. However, the environment is great, you are alone in a strange maybe hostile planet, and it feels like it, the graphics are not very good, but they manage to fulfil their purpose; there are some beautiful landscapes, and you always feel you are in a very big desolate place. You get very few lines of story, you almost don't get information for anything, but these few lines they feed you every now and then, manage to keep you thinking and wondering; there is suspense, mystery and there is always a feeling of despair. I bought this game believing there was going to be in a soviet environment, with lots of communist emblems or ruins, but there are very few of those. I don't want to spoil anything, but if you want to see communist style towns or cities, you will be disappointed. I bought it because of the communist premise, but you get very few of that, however, the story was good enough to make me forget about it. I do recommend it, because i was really hooked up into the story, i wanted to keep going to see the ending of it, so even with all the complaints, if it manages to keep me entertained, i believe it's good There is some platforming, a few easy puzzles, and a great atmosphere; if you like sci-fi, this may be for you.
If you liked The Swapper, this is the game for you. The game has an overwhelming atmosphere, amplified by an equally great soundtrack. Minimalist, though cute 3D graphics makes the planet look really deserted and you can really feel totally alone. Definitely worth recommending as the experience is really amazing.
this game is not bad, and i even had fun with it for a while, but as time goes on, becomes just boring to walk on a deserted planet, and the story while also interesting at first, doesn't really go anywhere. Maybe my expectations were to high, but it felt lackluster to me. I hate it, when there is an interesting Sci-Fi premise, but then the mystery is something spiritual, of psychological, and instead of the cool space stuff we end up with daddy issues, and guilt over loved ones, and all that. On a sale, it might be OK, for a full price, meh.
Lifeless planet is a wonderful exploration game. You take the role of an astronaut, who is left alone on an unknown planet, which seems uninhabited. It's not explained how you got there or why. Finding this out is the main purpose of the character. The world of the game is filled with sense of mystery and loneliness. I really liked the first several hours of gameplay, when you really don't know what you're doing there and can only wander around sightseeing the beautifully created landscape. I wasn't a huge fan of the plot development and the ending of the story. It just appears strange to me and I see some lost potential there. But, after all the game is really beautiful. It has that precious feel of mystery that makes you want to explore further. If you're into this kind of games you should not hesitate on getting it.
I liked the story of the game, and that's the most important thing for a game of this genre. Lifeless Planet is a platforming game, but it is almost a walking simulator since there is not much to do in the game. You will be used to the poorly made controlls and game mechanics, since you won't mind them considering you will get caught in the deep story you'll be facing. The game is really interesting, specially for sci-fi lovers. Go for it if you are one of those.
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