"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.
© 2011 - 2013 Board Media Group, LLC & Stage 2 Studios, LLC. All brands names and trademarks are property of their respective owners. Published by Lace Games Ltd. All rights reserved.
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.
The plot is beautiful, full of good ideas and with a really huge potential, but is channeled into a funnel of banality that chokes the imaginative power. It makes you believe that open up unexplored directions, ending finally to withdraw dramatically, to become mediocre and predictable. Progression is interspersed with some puzzle dull, without difficulties, you have to use a mechanical arm to put a ball into a mechanism, or hit a key combination useful to open the big doors. There are parts of the game similar to modern platform and often, to justify the initiation of a sequence platform, the development team is to recover its protagonist a particular gadget, like a jetpack. Lifeless Planet is a barren wasteland where good ideas never take foot, and good intentions crash into a dusty soil. It could have been a game with a mysterious storyline, surreal and able to tease fans of science fiction, but the story quickly becomes a concentration of banality, with some ideas noteworthy concentrated exclusively at the beginning of the adventure.
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. Storyline ***SPOILERS*** 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. ***END OF SPOILERS*** 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.
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.
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.
All reviews are moderated and may not appear on the site staight away
Thank you for your patience whilst we complete this process.