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8.3 out of 10

The Thing

From the Developer Where the movie ends, the true terror begins. Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Not a bad older game

Eric L. Willard, Amazon
3 December 2010
  • Summary: I always tell people of this game when they ask about the horror genre. Here is what makes this game stand out from other games. - Yes it is a shooter but it has other aspects that other games don't. - You can have people that you find join you and help you progress to the next location. You may need an electrician to rewire a box in order to open a door so finding this guy is important. - Fear factor.
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Overall 8
8.0

FUN, BUT IT NEEDS A TUNE-UP 7.5 OUT OF 10

ACEMAN1 "HERE TO PISS YOU OFF", Amazon
28 December 2007
  • Summary: Rush 2049 is a decent racing game for the Nintendo 64 that while it has been worn by age, it's still fun to play. The tracks are still fun to race around and still look good despite the age of the game. The cars still look great and are still a lot of fun to drive. Multiplayer is still great and the stunt arenas are still fun.
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Overall 8
8.0

Creative, realstic and scary!

Mikey, Amazon
8 November 2005
  • Summary: This game has so many great qualities - the monsters are cool, the weapons logical and effective, and, probably most importantly, the characters are realistic and believable. There are no annoyingly complex puzzles to solve; no repetitive scenarios; no predictable outcome. There are challenging battles, scary situations and lots of surprises.
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Overall 8
8.0

I'd rather get a root canal than play this game again.

J. Carter, Amazon
24 July 2003
  • Summary: The "3 B's"... Boring, buggy, and bstupid. Clumsy and difficult to control. For instance, there's an awful depiction of space. You can be standing about what looks like 3 feet away from a fire, and your dummy of a character will start yelping, "oww", "ugh" (just burn, you idiot...). Your stupid character can't jump or look down or up. It's like he's a kneeless, neckless monkey with a gun or something.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good game

7vnthson, Amazon
13 June 2003
  • Summary: Some people here have complained about not being able to look up or down but you can look up and down without using the shift button by downloading patch 1.2 or 2 from the [...] The way you use your team is very cool. The trust factor is awesome. I found a couple of team members in one level and we helped each other out for awhile but then they ended up being part of the thing later on.
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Overall 8
8.0

Other Than Not Regular Saves

7vnthson, Amazon
19 April 2003
  • Summary: I thought the game was one of true suspense. The gore & graphics set it apart for one of my very first suspense/horror purchases. Minor problems of not looking up or down does not in anyway lessen the satisfaction of a good mystery game. It's unfortunate that you can't save at will instead of getting to save points. I view this as keeping you glued to the computer until you can get there.
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Overall 8
8.0

Violent, visceral, and rated M for Mature

M. Salazar, Amazon
6 April 2003
  • Summary: John Carpenter's The Thing, which is a remake of a 1950s film based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft, was nothing like what came before it. This game is very much like it, in the vein of survival horror you must lead a rapidly "evolving" team of special forces operatives and survivors of a terrible conspiracy. The imaginative use of sound effects, voice acting, and gory effects pioneered years ago is amped to the maximum for this unique experience.
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Overall 8
8.0

A treat for fans of the old movie

bayou_hannibal "bayou_hannibal", Amazon
18 March 2003
  • Summary: "The Thing" is a good game, but it could have been better. I wish that it had been released on the PC first. It was originally released on consoles, and this becomes obvious while you are playing through. They did a lousy job of porting this title. It still has the stupid console saving (or lack thereof) system, and an annoying auto-aiming feature that is totally unnecessary when you have a mouse and keyboard.
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Overall 8
8.0

Love it

"rich1million", Amazon
30 January 2003
  • Summary: I'd loosely describe it as HalfLife seen through Max Payne's eyes, with elements of Syndicate Wars (remember that?!), though its quite different to all of those. Confused? Sorry... You wonder around an Antartic ice station picking up clues, survivors, trying to keep them alive, killing Things and trying to get to the bottom of what turns out to be a conspiracy.
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Overall 8
8.0

GREAT, FUN, INCREDIBLE, BUT...

J. Carter, Amazon
8 November 2002
  • Summary: Okay, first of all, this game really takes it to the limit. The graphics, sounds, controls (minus the ability to look up and down) work. The Things, NPC's, and enemy soldiers come at you in a non-stop torrent with enough time to look around for some of the movie sets. The gore level is high and so is the adult language (I still cannot understand why a gamer who blows people away at close range and see's men kill them themselves by gunshot to the head would be upset at...
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