Parents' Guide to

Lost Planet 3

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Mediocre sci-fi shooter doesn't do much for the series.

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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Lost Planet 3 is a functional, but unimaginative shooter

LostPlanet 1 and 2 were popular, but since then, standards of what video games should be have changed, and it's no longer acceptable to just churn out a generic shooting game where there are plenty of other action games which have added more depth to the formula. The violence is not excessively gory, making it a good fit for a teenager, but your teen probably has a lot of better options to play (such as the Uncharted) series.

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

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While the premise is interesting, Lost Planet 3's action grows repetitive after a short while -- and the environments all tend to look the same, too. Sure, some of the sequences can be thrilling -- taking cover from the Akrid or rival soldiers while experimenting with ways to diffuse the situation -- plus there are a few modes and multiplayer options to give some extra bang for the buck, but overall there isn't much here that's memorable, nor does it do anything to push the game series or genre forward. Only those who love the Lost Planet series should consider picking up this disc (or opting for a digital download) and be sure to wait until the price drops significantly. It's not a hot mess, but one can't help feel disappointed with this long-awaited sequel.

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