Published on May 3rd, 2013 | by DCXM0
Lost Planet 2: I Need a Cheap Game!
If you are like some of us, in the off season of game releases (Spring to Fall) you are probably looking for a fun cheap game to play to tide you over. Rest assured fellow gamers, I, DCXM, am here to offer options to scratch that videogame itch.
First on the Docket, Lost Planet 2. On review sites, Lost Planet 2 rated a 7 out of 10 on average (IGN Lost Planet 2 Review & Game Informer Lost Planet 2 Review). It is a nice entertaining Third Person Shooter that drops us into immediate action without a lot of long winded dialog, (fantastic game but I am looking at you, Mass Effect).
Do you like big (and I mean huge, Monster Hunter sized monsters) bosses and monsters to kill? Do you like to shoot guns? Do you like a challenge? If you answered, “Yes!” to any one of these questions, Lost Planet 2 will ensure a good time. Lost Planet 2 is based on a world called E. D. N. III, that is being mined for a rare resource not only from the planet itself, but from the creatures inhabiting the E. D. N. III, known as Akrid.
The “Need to Know”
GameStop & Best Buy Pre-Owned: $9.99-$12.99
GameStop & Best Buy New: $19.99
Approximate Game Play Time: 8 Hours
Available on: PS3, Xbox 360, PC
Game Type: 3rd Person Shooter
Rating: Teen – Animated Blood, Language Suggestive, Themes Violence
Lost Planet 2, is set on the planet E.D.N. III ten years after the first game. You play through the campaign as five different character classes (alone or co-op with a friend) to try to survive not only against the other people on the plant who are trying to harvest the planet’s resource of Thermal Energy for themselves, but you must also survive against the vastly dynamic Akrid who manage to always show up to make things just a little bit more interesting. The game’s campaign style is very simple, complete a mission, fight in a huge boss battle. This continues for all the character types you can play as – Mercenaries, Jungle Pirates, NEVEC Black Ops Task Force, Snow Pirates, and Waysiders. Keep an eye on when you play as each character type for heavy weaponry, such as mech suits and mini guns that help rip through the bad guys faster and level up your character class in style. Play the game on a harder difficulty to level up each individual character class to unlock weapons, character skins, and class customizations for your multiplayer character class load out.
That’s right, this game includes not only a co-op campaign (this includes split screen) but up to 16 players for multiplayer mode. Play tradition Team Death Match, Free-For-All, Domination type play styles, along with many others. There are additional Downloadable Content available for the game: Map Pack #1 – $5.00, Map Pack # 2 – $5.00 & Rush Arena – $2.50.
Lost Planet 2, is a fast paced action shooter that allows for you to get lost in endless battles from the start, with minor interruptions from cut scenes. Play as each character type to find the one that best suits your game style and win against the battle of man vs. Akrid and continue your experience with multiplayer mode with your friends.
If you enjoy Lost Planet 2, be sure to check out Lost Planet‘s third installment, Lost Planet 3 launching August 27, 2013.