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The Thing

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Overall 8
8.2

Thing, The

Into Liquid Sky
6 May 2004
  • Excerpt: Set some time after the events of the horror movie by the same name, you play the part of Blake, who is part of a team sent to investigate what had happened in Antarctica. After checking out the remains of the American base with his own team, he goes on to the Norwegian base to find the other team in disrepair - separated, wounded and distrustful of each other. Blake comes to discover things aren't what they seem.
  • Pros: Great lighting and textures, Excellent voice acting, Fear, Team and Trust factors add to gameplay
  • Cons: Skipping in cutscenes, Some blocky models, Prescripted events remove any randomness
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 7
7.3
Sound 8
8.2
Longevity 8
7.9

The Thing

NowGamer
19 January 2004
  • Summary: A decent addition to the survival horror genre that does justice to the movie.
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Overall 7
6.9
Gameplay 7
6.8
Graphics 8
7.7
Sound 8
8.4
Control 6
6.2
Addiction 6
5.5

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PSX Extreme
10 October 2002
  • Excerpt: Normally, when a movie's released in theaters, there's a license-based video game not too far behind hoping to cash in on the familiarity that's fresh in our minds. The Thing is a total exception. It's based on John Carpenter's cult classic of the same name that came out in 1982, twenty years ago.
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Overall 7
7.0

The Thing

TotalPlayStation.com
30 September 2002
  • Excerpt: I'm going to start this review in the same way that just about every other review for The Thing has begun: by stating the obvious. Games based on movie licenses - with a scant few exceptions - suck so hard they usually aren't worth the plastic used to stamp the disc. So tainted have I been by the streak of terrible movie license-based games that I pretty much wrote off The Thing before I even had a chance to spend some real time with it.
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Overall 7
6.8
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 8
8.0

Thing, The

The Next Level
6 September 2002
  • Excerpt: Sent in a short while after the destruction of Outpost 31 (perhaps a few days, certainly not more than a week), Captain Blake and his crew investigate the immediate area only to find that there are no survivors and no explanation of their deaths since nothing can be seen in the pallid wasteland.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Thing

Web Wombat
5 February 2004
Overall 8
8.0

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PixiTroc
31 January 2004
  • Excerpt: La Chose est toujours là… Serez-vous sa prochaine victime ? The Thing s'inspire du célèbre film d'horreur éponyme réalisé en 1982 par John Carpenter. Le scénario du jeu commence là où s'est arrêté le film et met en scène de nouveaux personnages. Dans The Thing, vous incarnez le...
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Overall 7
7.0

The Thing

Level 7
19 January 2004
  • Conclusion: Stilfulla och dystra miljöer som tillsammans med en överlag detaljrik grafik ger The Thing en gedigen och passande visuell atmosfär. De effektfulla miljöerna är tyvärr befläckade med förväntad och stereotyp monsterdesign. Överlevnadsskräck med rejäl action och ett uppskattat taktiskt grepp lyfter spelet. Bra kontroll, stämningsfullt ljud och det innovativa användandet av rädsla och lojalitet hos ens medsoldater skapar spänning.
  • Pros: Dystert och kallt, Taktiska upplägget, Eldkastaren
  • Cons: Introt, En del dialog, Monsterdesignen, 2320 kb på minneskortet, Skrämmer inte tillräckligt mycket
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Overall 7
7.0

The Thing

Level 7
19 January 2004
  • Conclusion: Stilfulla och dystra miljöer som tillsammans med en överlag detaljrik grafik ger The Thing en gedigen och passande visuell atmosfär. De effektfulla miljöerna är tyvärr befläckade med förväntad och stereotyp monsterdesign. Överlevnadsskräck med rejäl action och ett uppskattat taktiskt grepp lyfter spelet. Bra kontroll, stämningsfullt ljud och det innovativa användandet av rädsla och lojalitet hos ens medsoldater skapar spänning.
  • Pros: Dystert och kallt, Taktiska upplägget, Eldkastaren
  • Cons: Introt, En del dialog, Monsterdesignen, 2320 kb på minneskortet, Skrämmer inte tillräckligt mycket
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Overall 8
8.0

The Thing

Kri­nein
18 October 2002
  • Excerpt: 1982. Alors que le monde s'extasiait devant un gentil extra-terrestre ou crachait sur le merveilleux Tron , The Thing sortait dans les salles. Chef d'oeuvre d'horreur du maître Carpenter à une époque où il était inspiré, ce film passa néanmoins assez inaperçu. 20 ans après, tout le monde est persuadé que les extraterrestres sont de sinistres bestioles qui veulent tous nous buter. La preuve ? La ressortie d' ET a fait un bide et The Thing débarque en jeu vidéo.
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