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Lost Planet 2
Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC
ESRB Rating: Teen
What kind of game is it?
Lost Planet 2 is a third-person sci-fi shooter in which you must battle the Akrid, large alien lifeforms on the planet of E.D.N. III. In the first game, E.D.N. III was a Hoth-like frozen planet in which soldier Wayne seeks out the people responsible for the death of his father and discovers a massive plan to create mass-scale global warming. The sequel starts a decade later, as the planet is mostly melted down and lush jungles replace frosty tundra.