Metacritic (Xbox): 68/100
Metacritic (PS): 68/100
Release: May 20120
Reviewed on: Xbox 360
Lost Planet 2
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Take down big enemies as a team in Lost Planet 2, a sequel to the exceedingly popular game about hunting unique monsters in addition to other human enemies.
Set 10 years after the original Lost Planet title you’ve got an overall similar experience that sees you swapping between on foot combat and using the mechanised suits known as VS (Vital Suits). While on foot you’ll be a mobile fighter with the likes of barrel rolls and your grappling hook to quickly move along the terrain. Meanwhile in sharp contrast the VS suits offer large damage through mini guns and massive rocket launchers.
The main change that players of the original Lost Planet that players will recognise is the Thermal Energy mechanic that will no longer drain constantly from the cold climate of the first game. Instead with maps spread across warmer areas you’ll only deplete this reserve when using certain weapons or piloting your VS.
Map variety in Lost Planet 2 ensures you get a full appreciation of the planet with the likes of deserts and tropical jungles this time around along with all sort of facilities. Exploring all of this through the 6 episode storyline that sees you join a different faction to understand the trials and troubles that each face offers a unique story experience.
The real gem for any fan of Lost Planet though lies within the multiplayer mode that supports up to 4 players in campaign. Shining in co-op as you work together to bring down some massive hulking beasts is where Lost Planet has captured its primary audience while also carving an action packed niche for itself. With a decent level of character customisation allowing you to alter your weapons and abilities you’ll also never feel like you’re too similar to other players.
- Take down massive enemies in 4 player co-op.
- Explore various environments from desert to jungle and cities.
- 6 episode campaign exploring each faction.
- Customise your weapons and abilities.
- Fight on foot or in your powerful VS.
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