Background

Taking place shortly after the events seen in the 1982 film starring Kurt Russell, The Thing takes us back to the Antarctic base and familiar locals from the film for a new chapter of isolation and paranoia. A military rescue team is sent to investigate the deaths of a research team. The team encounters a strange shape-shifting alien life-form that assumes the appearance of people that it kills. Gameplay varies throughout the game, blending action, puzzles, horror and human interaction.

Gameplay

The game brings fear and suspense to unimaginable levels, with a compelling plot and unique gameplay elements based upon action, evasion, trust and fear. Forget everything you ever learned about obliterating alien species simply with a barrage of violent ammunition - this monster is difficult to see, hard to kill, and seemingly impossible to evade.

Features

  • Taking place shortly after the events seen in the 1982 film - The Thing takes us back to the Antarctic base and familiar locals from the film for a terrifying, new chapter of isolation and paranoia.

  • Advanced trust/fear interface adds a new dimension to the genre - How you influence non-player characters (NPCs) psychological state determines whether or not these characters will co-operate with you.

  • Amazing lighting, weather and particle effects complemented by subtle sound cues and scripted events create a new level of suspense and terror.

  • Unique combat system that allows weapons to be customised and scratch built in many cases.

  • Puzzle Solving can be accomplished by a multitude of scenarios - there is never just one way to accomplish an objective.

  • Varied pace of gameplay throughout the game, blending action, puzzles, horror and human interaction.

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pretty cool. no one else i know likes to play it though. we always watch the movie together though. ironic right? TheThing PC
6.4

Anyone could be an alien.
Could be the guy in the next room, or the one standing next...

8.0

I loved this movie from 1982. Loved it. Kurt Russel was the man. So when I saw it for...

7.8

Now this should be a game to get for your PS2, as it is a very intellegent game. At...

10

Here is a game that was from a movie that came out in 1982 and made only a little over...

2.0

'The Thing' is quite possibly nay, definitely the worst game I have EVER had the...

2.2

This game could've been great but somewhere it just went wrong. The controls are...

8.8

'the thing' is probably one of my all time favorite games ever because it has a...

6.0

The thing is heavy and cool, talk about horror games like silent hill 2, resident evil...

9.4

'The Thing' is one of my favorite movies ever, so I was naturally cautious when I...

9.6

This game is da bomb. I highly recomend it to hard-core gamers. This video game has...

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