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5.8 out of 10

The Thing

Taking place shortly after the events of John Carpenters 1982 ho Read more

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Overall 7
7.3
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 8
8.0
Control 6
6.0
Replay value 3
3.0

The Thing

Xbox Evolved
2 August 2003
  • Summary: The Thing might not be the best looking, the scariest, or the most ingenious game, but it really is a fun experience. The fear/trust system adds an interesting gameplay element that always keeps you on your toes. And, there is a ton of aliens to kill and enough blood and gore to keep you sated throughout the holiday season. It is a great experience, but be forewarned that once you beat it there isn't a whole lot left to do or explore.
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Overall 8
7.7
Features 7
7.0
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 8
8.0
Lifespan 6
6.0

The Thing

Gaming Target
26 September 2002
  • Summary: It's great that we're finally starting to see classic movie franchises made into video games, but I refuse to die until I play the Xbox version of Footloose.
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Overall 9
8.5

Expert Review

Game Over Online
26 September 2002
  • Excerpt: In this day and age of Resident Evil clones, The Thing doesn't seem so original. Even Resident Evil itself has made it on the silver screen, so you only need to guess how many survival horror games have been made to generate enough of a fan base for that cross-proliferation to happen. Survival horror, in general, tends to pit you or a small group of protagonists against overwhelming odds that number in the dozens if not hundreds.
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Overall 8
8.1

The Thing

Active Network
23 May 2003
  • Summary: "Some NPC’s tell you to stay away from them, but going near them doesn’t cause them to attack you at all, a let down in an otherwise pretty good game. You can tell how an NPC is reacting by checking out icons that appear above them or via the in-game interface." "When the game first shipped the other week it shipped with a pretty bad bug for a lot of users – after level 3 most of us would lose ALL speech in the game, quite a bug to get past those testers I would say"
  • Pros: Good graphics, Good dialogue, Great atmosphere
  • Cons: Sound bugs, Too much action
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Overall 7
7.2
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 8
8.0
Lifespan 8
8.0

Expert Review

Xbox Gazette
17 March 2008
  • Conclusion: Sans révolutionner le genre, sans réellement proposer de concept novateur, sans même atteindre le niveau des références de la catégorie, The Thing possède les éléments qui font qu'on a notre lot de frayeurs devant sa console, le soir, très tard dans le noir...
  • Pros: rien de révolutionnaire, quelques ralentissements
  • Cons: ambiance prenante, gestion de l'équipe
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Overall 8
8.0

The Thing

gamesector.dk
29 May 2003
  • Excerpt: Nu hvor kulden er på vej, kan du ligeså godt springe i med begge ben og tage en tur med til Antarctica. Her er en amerikansk forskningsudpost nemlig blevet fjernet fra jordens overflade på den hårde måde, og der er nogen der gerne vil vide hvorfor? Ind fra højre kommer Captain Blake og hans tapre mænd, der nok skal sparke ballerne op i kraniet på eventuelle slemme fyre.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Thing

gamesector.dk
16 November 2002
  • Excerpt: Hvis der findes en retfærdig Gud et eller andet sted, så håber jeg han en dag vil straffe alle de slamproducenter, som køber en licens til en titel for i al hast at bikse et elendigt spil sammen – vel vidende at mange intetanende forbrugere køber skidtet fordi de synes filmen eller bogen er sjov. Vi har set det så mange gange, og jeg indrømmer blankt at det var med blandede følelser jeg pakkede op for The Thing æsken.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Thing

gamesector.dk
16 September 2002
  • Excerpt: John Carpenters klassiske horrorfilm fra 1982 (der for resten havde Kurt Russell i hovedrollen) danner nu grundlag for et spil, der har samme navn som filmen (for de lidt sløve læsere kan jeg oplyse at det er: The Thing). Den er endnu engang gal på Nordpolen og det bliver dit utaknemmelige job, at finde ud af hvad der foregår eller dø en blodig og voldelig død i forsøget.
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