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6.2 out of 10

The Thing

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Overall 8
8.0

Good game......Some what scary too

Robert evans, Amazon
29 February 2004
  • Summary: The thing is a very good game. The game is very scary in the first 5 levels but than (wich led me to give this only 4 stars) is after you find out the man who youre working for in your mission is the bad guy who now takes your weapon away and abducts you. Its gets worse. You have to kill swat gaurds instead of monsters. The first beggining part was very fun and scary! But than well it seems like youre in a very bad sci fi movie.
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Overall 8
8.0

An unexpected pleasure that innovates a stale genre

David Head "dhead42", amazon.co.uk
6 October 2003
  • Summary: With the survival horror behemoths of Resident Evil and Silent Hill failing to make any significant progress from their PSOne days, it's taken a London team to properly update the genre for the next gen consoles. Relying on slow and careful build-up of tension to create the unsettling atmosphere, rather than the film-like (if sometimes unplayable) camera angles of the Capcom series, this takes the basic survival horror and splices it with extra action to form a highly...
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Overall 8
8.0

Scary things await you...

Ivan Lietaert "Ivan L.", amazon.co.uk
16 July 2003
  • Summary: Team cooperation is what distinguishes this game from other survival games. One could compare it with Project Eden, where you also have 4 team members, but Project Eden is much more a puzzle game. Here, survival and scary atmosphere is what it is about. What makes The Thing unique, is that you have to take into account/manage your team members' feelings (fear, trust etc) by means of a well developed interface.
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Overall 8
8.0

Thing Fan Fest!

Adil Khan "awesomeadil", amazon.co.uk
8 May 2003
  • Summary: Great game, Thing fan's will enjoy this one, the game offers the full spectrum, tension, frights & fights. Gameplay was at times frustrating but in the end it added to the challenge- Nice one!
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Overall 8
8.0

Not all that original ...

Ron Sullivan, Amazon
29 October 2002
  • Summary: ... but really well done. This game is a direct sequel to the 1982 Kurt Russel Film. Pro's: The game is basically another game in the 'survival-horror' genre that games like Resident Evil, Dino Crisis, and Silent Hill popularized. However I thought there were a few really nice additions to this game. *Use of non-playing characters *need for constant awareness of exposure to the elements *Less need to conserve EVERY SHOT of ammo.
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Overall 8
8.0

Kurt Russell - " I'll be back !"

Gil_Gibbs_Hotch "Brewster 16", amazon.co.uk
14 October 2002
  • Summary: Play this in the dark and it WILL scare your pants off! From the opening level where you get to hear Kurt's tape recorded message from the original film, this game will continually get your heart pumping (literally). Who can you trust ? Well that's the refreshing angle from which this game attacks your senses. Give a team member some confidence so you can use their services, i.e.
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Overall 8
8.0

More action than horror

Juan De La Cruz "injin_outlaw", Amazon
13 October 2002
  • Summary: First off, I would say that The Thing is an above average linear game in the realm of the survival/horror genre of PS2 games. The game's basic premise is taking on the role of the lead character that is given the undesirable task of investigating an artic research station that has been taken over by an alien entity which looks like a really nasty mix between swamp thing and last year's tuna casserole you forgot about in the back of the refrigerator.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good solid 3rd person shooter

Andrew Bell, amazon.co.uk
29 September 2002
  • Summary: The thing is a very good 3rd person shooter combining both moody, scary atmosphere and hardcore blasting. It has some cool added features which really put it apart from other games out there. For a start you can have control of a squad, this includes telling them what to do (holding up a gun to their head if they refuse to do it), giving/recieving weapons to/from them, blood testing them to check they havent been infected.
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Overall 8
8.0

Joe's Summary

Joe, Amazon
27 September 2002
  • Summary: i saw this game that night on sci-fi. it looked very cool and intresting. So i bought it and here is my summary. 1. I get the "Disc Read Error" sometimes when trying to get it going. 2. IT IS EXTREAMLY TOO HARD! im at the first encounter with "The Thing" Im low on health, AND IT'S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO GET PAST HIM! 3. blood test kits are useless. I would blood test one of my members, then he walks about 10 steps and then he transforms! 4.
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Overall 8
8.0

Violent, intense, puzzle-solving action!

Laura Stewart, Amazon
25 September 2002
  • Summary: The Thing, if you don't already know, is based on the 1982 film by John Carpenter. The film has been dubbed the title of the goriest (if you will) movie ever made. The game, however not THE goriest game ever made (one example of a game gorier than The Thing is Resident Evil: Code Veronica X), this game is EXTREMELY violent. Take a true gamer's opinion: this game definitely earned its 'M' rating.
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