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The Thing

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Year Released: 2002

Developer: Computer Artworks

Publisher: Konami

System(s): Windows, Xbox, PlayStation 2

Type of Horror:Survival/Psychological/Gore

Isolated or Mass Extinction Event: Isolated

Bad ways to die: Die from Antarctic exposure. Be consumed and ripped apart by the thing. Have a team mate lose his mind and murder you. 

Other notes:

Set as a sequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 film, The Thing.

There was a sequel planned but was cancelled when developer, Computer Artworks went into receivership.

Setting: Antarctica

Belligerents: Aliens

Main Character: J.F. Blake (Army Captain)

Blake is an accomplished Army captain who leads a search and rescue team to investigate a missing army squad. He is fluent in Norwegian which the game makes note of several more times than necessary. 

Weapon(s) of Choice: Blake has an entire arsenal at his disposal but the most important weapon above all is the flamethrower as the enemies are most vulnerable to heat. 


Atmosphere: 20/20

Story: 18/20

Controls: 12/20

Sound: 18/20

Graphics: 12/20

Overall: (80%)

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