The Thing PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: VU Games
  • Release Date: Aug 19, 2002
  • Also On: PC
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 41
  2. Negative: 8 out of 41
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  1. AndrewJ.
    May 14, 2003
    7
    Quite enjoyable but don't expect it to be as good as Resident Evil!
  2. GarrettT.
    Apr 1, 2003
    6
    It was ok.
  3. KevinD.
    Dec 2, 2002
    7
    It can be pretty difficult and frustrating at some points, especially when it comes to the specifically strong enemies, but overall its a great game. If your a fan of survival horror games or if you liked the moive then I highly recommend the game. If your a newcommer to the genre or dont know anything about "The Thing" in general, rent it first.

Awards & Rankings

#23 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
#21 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Another barrier to immersion was that the level of realism is inconsistent, and conveniently tossed aside when necessary.
  2. There’s almost a complete absence of soundtrack and it really works in creating a sense of dread (coupled with the sporadic nature of the thing attacks, at least in the early going).
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    This contrived implementation of a great concept is disappointing, but at least the surrounding game delivers some taught cinematic moments that would make Carpenter proud. [6 Sept 2002]