I would have to say that Lifeless Planet is one of the best games that I have played this year, and I don’t do a lot of video games. Seriously, I don’t get paid much for this, but I would love to do it for a living.
Lifeless Planet is a game that is practically an homage to video games. There is a lot of platforming going on here, and there is a lot of great exploration as well. The game starts out with an opening that reminds me of Interstellar, and then it becomes like The Martian.
The great thing about Lifeless Planet is its atmosphere. The game begins with an astronaut who crash-lands on a distant planet, and he is all alone. This is what is interesting about this game, as you are just alone on this planet with nothing but creepy music.
At first the player is just wandering around an alien planet that looks like Utah, Arizona, or Nevada. In fact, as someone who has visited Arches National Park, I thought this was about the next best thing to visiting it.
At the beginning, I thought that this game was going to be boring, but then I discovered that I had the power of jumping. I thought there was going to be just boring exploration, but there is a definite path that you need to follow.
In case you are seeing this picture and thinking that the lifeless planet is Earth, and there is a “you maniacs, you blew it all up” scene. No, they don’t go that direction, but they could have.
I won’t spoil what is going on in this game, because part of the game is figuring out what happened on this Lifeless Planet. There is a lot of finding stops that give information about what has happened.
This is one of those films that I can’t play at night, because it is so full of this lonely atmosphere that I am just waiting for a jumpscare. This is what makes it very good.
I’m going to give this game a high recommendation, possibly one of my highest. It is a sample game that I can’t stop playing. You can find it on Steam for $19.99, and I played it on the PS4.