Summary: Well the game is a good add to the thing franchise, it gives you more about the story beyond, the atmosfere its awesome, well made, the graphics are ok, not the best graphics of the system but does the job very well. The team system of the game, the trust mechanics etc are very well made.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Excerpt: The John Carpenter movie has always been one of my all time top 10 favourites and to my astonishment the PS2 game actually manages to do it justice! The movie has one of the best "is he, isn't he?
Summary: This game could have been a lot better if they worked on improving the graphics as well as developing the levels more. It is an incredibly short game to beat if you know how to do everything and conserve your resources. The selling points were the team-based style play.
The THING is Holding Itself Back From Videogame Greatness!!
Josh Nelson, Amazon
15 June 2003
Summary: John Carpenter's The THING is a moviemaking masterpiece that has spawned a rather large cult following. It's story is simple, yet satisfying!! 12 men are trapped in an isolated research outpost in Antarctica with an alien creature from another world which can shapeshift and disguise itself as any...