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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 8
8.0

Great way to extend the canon.

Lawrence, amazon.co.uk
8 February 2013
  • Summary: Fantastic game; it's innovative, original and follows the film so well. Graphics are low res due to its age but the gameplay and script are awesome!
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Overall 8
8.0

Fantastic

Rob the brilliant, amazon.co.uk
30 August 2007
  • Summary: Great game, but I have one gripe: The blood test sometimes goofs up. I swear I did it and a few seconds later the guy changed. Other than that, great game.
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Overall 8
8.0

Well worth playing, and so cheap!

Amazon Customer "richardbrit", amazon.co.uk
18 August 2004
  • Summary: This is a great game. You already know the script so I won't repeat it all. It's a great addition to the 1982 film and plays very much in the style of a movie. The graphics are great, the effects are effective (as they would be) and the game play is excellent. The most unique aspect of the game is the trust meter and the constant danger that one of your team may be infected.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Thing

Jordan Brown, amazon.co.uk
29 June 2003
  • Summary: What a game! The main aim of the game is to prevent disaster and the spreading of a shape-shifting alien that hunts down humans. All the alien can think of is to kill and spread such a Virus. Throughout the game you are faced with aliens of all descriptions. The screams and their movements are realistic and exciting. As soon as they see you they charge towards you in effort to destroy you, until you pull out your flamethrower.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great game

Michael Finn, amazon.co.uk
3 February 2003
  • Summary: I got this game at Xmas along with Splinter Cell. Splinter Cell has frankly been a chore to play compared to The Thing; sessions on The Thing that I'd planned to be half an hour often ended three hours later. It took me about 3 weeks to complete and admittedly could have been longer. One of its strongest features is atmosphere.
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Overall 8
8.0

Gripping and enjoyable

Michael Finn, amazon.co.uk
17 January 2003
  • Summary: I got this game at Xmas along with Splinter Cell. Splinter Cell has frankly been a chore to play compared to The Thing; sessions on The Thing that I'd planned to be half an hour often ended three hours later. It took me about 3 weeks to complete and admittedly could have been longer. One of its strongest features is atmosphere.
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Overall 8
8.0

Trust no-one...

C. Brown, amazon.co.uk
3 October 2002
  • Summary: A game based on one of the greatest horror films ever made has a lot to live up to. The fact that John Carpenter himself was on site during the games development is a clear indication that this game was hopefully going to be something special. What we get is essentially a survival horror game with one or two differences. The games story is a follow-on to the film itself. One or two fans will recognise a number of locations and bits and bobs from the film.
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Overall 8
8.0

Chilled

Mr. Nicholas Hopkins "GLG", amazon.co.uk
1 October 2002
  • Summary: The Thing was and is one of the most atmospheric horror movies created. When I heard John Carpenter, the director, was involved in the development of the game I thought "great"! On first boot I was just a tad dissapointed with the graphics, but I HAD just got Resi Evil for the cube! So I waded in and began to get adjusted to the different approach to team control. Now i have adjusted I think it works well.
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Overall 8
8.0

Put your fire proof undies on

S. Cain, amazon.co.uk
30 September 2002
  • Summary: The Thing takes survival horror games and turns the genre on it's head with the excellent Trust and Confidence systems. Weapons are well balanced and the atmosphere gives you a real sense that death could be around the next corner or even inside your team mate! Controls are simple and make sending your squad into danger a breeze. (There are some really funny bits such as your team mates puking and soiling themselves with fear!
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Overall 8
8.0

The Thing (Xbox)

Andrew Bell, amazon.co.uk
27 September 2002
  • Summary: After watching the John Carpenter version of The Thing back in the good old 1980's I was amazed at how the story unwinds and how the characters changed once the first person becomes affected. After watching the trailer for the game almost a year ago I couldn't wait until the game was released. The control system and how you control other characters within gets a bit of getting used to but there again most games are.
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