Lost Planet 3 is set entirely on the icy planet of E.D.N. III, which is populated with caves, canyons, cliffs and bases set up by the colonists. You also frequently return to NEVEC’s HQ, where you can explore, talk to characters, buy new weapons and view any collectibles found. There are 34 audio and 21 text logs scattered around the game, which provide a nice backstory to some characters and reveal more about E.D.N. III and the indigenous Akrid. Finding all the logs means straying from the main path and searching every corner of the planet.
Along with some impressive storm effects while piloting your rig, you even get to choose your own music. Peyton’s wife back on Earth has been kind enough to send him a mixtape of some of his favourite songs to remind him of home, with a strong leaning towards country music.