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The Thing
6.0 out of 10

The Thing

The Thing is loosely based on the events of the cult classic Read more

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Overall 10
10

Brilliant Thing

Amazon Customer, Amazon
28 December 2015
  • Summary: Fantastic game, played it first a long time ago on the PC and liked it so much that when I got a PS2 I bought this meaning to play it sometime, but not having time for games back then the whole set up got put in a box in the loft.
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Overall 10
10

Better than a lot of games still!

Ben P, Amazon
12 December 2015
  • Summary: I had this originally when it first came out for the Xbox. Now I'm back into retro I purchased a ps2 and bought this. Didn't expect it to look good at all on my hdtv, but was amazed how sharp it looks and it hasn't aged much at all.
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Overall 6
6.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 6
6.0

The thing-A title as vague as the game itself

Boothegoo..., Ciao
9 May 2006
  • Excerpt: The Thing the game is as weak as it is dull. The film of the same name took place in the Antartic with a claustrophobic sense of tension as the survivors ardently try to discover who is actually infected, and the constant blizzards and snowy sets were used to excellent effect to ramp up the tension.
  • Pros: Stays faithful to the film (a little)
  • Cons: Poor combat sytem, not scary
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Overall 8
8.0

Loved it!!

Amazon
17 April 2006
  • Summary: I loved this game, I didn't see the Movie so had no preconceived notions of what it would be like. The reviews it got were "Bad"...it seemed that no one had a good thing to say about it, so I have no idea why I purchased it, as I usually follow the masses in their opinions on the games.
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Overall 6
6.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0

Highly Contagious The Thing

DamienShe..., Ciao
7 January 2005
  • Excerpt: When Extermination was released on PS2, it drew many comparisons to the movie The Thing. But before we start comparing the game of The Thing to Extermination here's a quick summary of the film for the uninitiated: a U.F.O. lands near two Antarctic research bases.
  • Pros: Great Game
  • Cons: not sure
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Overall 6
6.0

They need to call a do-over

Sanford, Amazon
19 July 2004
  • Summary: Man, I'll just categorize here... The good: - If you are a fan of the movie, you will find yourself saying "Awesome!" a few times during the game. It really follows the mood of the movie. It just has this "cool" feel to it that I haven't experienced in other games before.
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Overall 4
4.0

Didn't live up to potential

Amazon
7 July 2004
  • Summary: This game could have easily been as good as any Resident Evil, but didn't make it. Those who have made this game didn't understand what makes Resident Evil ... Resident Evil. It is too bad, since I like John Carpenter's The Thing. The graphics are like most PC games, not that great.
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Overall 6
6.0
Sound quality 2
2.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0

Still playing so will update

maxbob, Ciao
17 May 2004
  • Excerpt: If you are like me and enjoy unwinding by shooting holes in pretty much anything that moves then this game is worth considering, as Blake you're responible for gaining the trust of your fellow soldiers/rescuers and keeping them from cracking up by supplying them with guns, ammo and adreniline...
  • Pros: More than just head on shoot em up
  • Cons: two button operation to shoot !
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Overall 6
6.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Gameplay 10
10
Graphics 8
8.0

Have Some Faith

DamienShe..., Ciao
10 May 2004
  • Excerpt: Twenty years after the movie, technology has advanced and now you're in the starring role, but who can you trust? Taking control of Captain Blake, you are sent to investigate the Antartic Bases featured in the movie and clear up any Thing that you may find.
  • Pros: Great Game
  • Cons: don't know
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User Review

Sofa Cinema
15 January 2004
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