Hell is other people. Misery loves company. Everything's better with friends. Poor third-person shooter Lost Planet 2 sits somewhere in the middle of these extremes, trying to work out what went wrong.
Unfortunately, the answer is simple: it doesn't understand the difference between being a great singleplayer shooter and an addictive cooperative multiplayer shooter. Whenever it turns its attention to one side, it chokes on problems from the other, making neither as satisfying as they deserve to be.
When it works, there's plenty to like. Lost Planet 2 is a great-looking gun-game, with excellent pyrotechnics, some phenomenally cool set-pieces, and unapologetically gargantuan bosses of the kind that we just don't get to see enough of on the PC. God only knows what's going on in the story, full of acronyms and alien monsters and constantly jumping around between sets of basically identical characters on the no-longer-frozen world of E.D.N.
Developer: CAPCOM CO., LTD.
Release Date: 15 Oct, 2010
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Shooter
- OS: Windows XP, Vista
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon X2, or faster
- Memory: 1GB+ (Windows XP), 2GB+ (Vista)
- Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 or higher, NVIDIA GeForce 7800 Series, ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro, or higher
- VRAM: 256MB or more (Not guaranteed to run when shared with main memory)
- DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c or higher
- Hard Drive: 13.0GB free space
- Sound: DirectSound Support (DirectX 9.0c or higher)
- Other Requirements: Internet connectivity