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6.2 out of 10

The Thing

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

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Overall 8
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Sound quality 8
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Gameplay 8
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Highly Contagious The Thing

DamienShe..., Ciao
7 January 2005
  • Excerpt: "...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. On board is a life form capable of taking over a human host undetected, then violently mutating the body. The scientists working at the bases don't last very long. The game is set shortly after the events of the movie and ...
  • Pros: Great Game
  • Cons: not sure
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Overall 8
8.0
Sound quality 2
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Gameplay 8
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Graphics 8
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Still playing so will update

maxbob, Ciao
17 May 2004
  • Excerpt: "...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 injections (which seem to be hard to come by) with problems solving thrown into the mix. One of the few draw backs is the fact it is a two button operation to shoot, which when everything moves two times faster than you is frustrating to say the least! the "things" require different levels ...
  • Pros: More than just head on shoot em up
  • Cons: two button operation to shoot !
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Overall 8
8.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Gameplay 10
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Graphics 8
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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. Although you can only play as Blake, oher squad members are on hand to help you out and perform essential tasks that you can't handle. These come in form of a medic, a soldier and an engineer. ...
  • Pros: Great Game
  • Cons: don't know
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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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