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The Thing PS2

The Thing PS2

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A Classic Horror Experience: The Thing PS2 Review

Title: A Classic Horror Experience: The Thing PS2 Review


The Thing PS2 is a survival horror video game developed by Computer Artworks and published by Konami. Released in 2002, it is based on the cult classic horror film "The Thing" directed by John Carpenter. As a fan of both the movie and the survival horror genre, I was excited to dive into this game and experience the terrifying world of Antarctic isolation and shape-shifting alien creatures. In this review, I will provide an in-depth analysis of the game's graphics, gameplay mechanics, storyline, and overall experience.


Considering the game's release date, the graphics of The Thing PS2 are impressive. The environments are well-designed, capturing the chilling atmosphere of the Antarctic research facility. The character models are detailed, and the animations are smooth. The lighting effects add to the suspense, creating a sense of unease as you explore the dark and claustrophobic corridors. However, some textures appear dated by today's standards, but they do not detract from the overall experience.

Gameplay Mechanics:

The gameplay mechanics in The Thing PS2 are a mix of third-person shooting, puzzle-solving, and squad management. As the protagonist, Captain Blake, you must lead a team of soldiers and scientists through the facility, battling both the alien creatures and the harsh Antarctic conditions. The combat system is satisfying, with a variety of weapons and the ability to dismember enemies. The game introduces a unique "trust" system, where you must monitor your team members' fear and trust levels, as they can turn on you if they become too frightened or infected. This adds an extra layer of tension and strategic decision-making to the gameplay.


The Thing PS2 follows a parallel storyline to the events of the movie, expanding on the lore and providing a deeper understanding of the alien threat. The narrative is engaging, with well-written dialogue and intriguing plot twists. The game successfully captures the paranoia and mistrust portrayed in the film, as you never know who might be infected or working against you. The story progresses at a steady pace, keeping you invested in the outcome and eager to uncover the truth behind the mysterious occurrences.

Overall Experience:

The Thing PS2 is a must-play for fans of survival horror and the original movie. It successfully translates the atmosphere and tension of the film into an interactive gaming experience. The combination of solid graphics, engaging gameplay mechanics, and a captivating storyline make for an immersive and thrilling adventure. The trust system adds a unique element to the gameplay, keeping you on edge and forcing you to make difficult decisions. While some aspects may feel slightly dated, the overall experience is still highly enjoyable.

Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4/5)

The Thing PS2 deserves a solid four-star rating. It delivers a satisfying survival horror experience, capturing the essence of the movie while providing an engaging and immersive gameplay experience. The game's graphics, gameplay mechanics, and storyline work together to create a memorable and chilling adventure. Although it may not be perfect, it remains a standout title in the survival horror genre and a must-play for fans of the film.

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