[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

This game is also known as Yuusei Kara no Buutai X: Episode II in Japan.

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Latest Activity

grinzeeva
Jul 29, 13 12:46pm
added The Thing FAQ/Walkthrough v1.01
mxgrrl11
Jan 02, 10 5:33am
pretty cool. no one else i know likes to play it though. we always watch the movie together though. ironic right? TheThing
SerialZero
Jun 02, 08 1:20am
6.4

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

Xavier Silvermoon
May 01, 05 7:25am
8.0

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

Deathman48
Mar 12, 05 3:17pm
added 7 new screenshots
Dark Elite
Aug 13, 04 9:31pm
7.8

At first I had never heard of the movie, it looked like an interesting game so I hired...

Dark Elite
Aug 13, 04 8:43pm
7.8

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

ManhuntPS2
Feb 14, 04 4:24pm
10

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

mojothemonkey
Jun 28, 03 7:02am
2.0

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

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Sep 9, 2002 (Xbox)
    • Aug 20, 2002 (PC)
  • Japan: Feb 27, 2003
  • Europe: Sep 20, 2002
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