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You play the part of a military team sent to investigate what happened at U.S. Outpost 31, and must face the Thing yourself.


John W. Campbell Jr. (inspiration: story "Who Goes There?"), Bill Lancaster (characters)





Cast overview:
Per Solli Per Solli ... Capt. Blake (voice)
Michael J. Shea Michael J. Shea ... (voice)
Kevin Alan Moore Kevin Alan Moore ... (voice) (as Kevin Moore)
Jesse O'Connell Jesse O'Connell ... (voice)
Ty Rushing Ty Rushing ... (voice)
Kalan Strauss Kalan Strauss ... (voice)
Michael Sequeira Michael Sequeira ... (voice)
Ian Stevens Ian Stevens ... (voice)
Kat Cressida ... The Computer (voice)
William B. Davis ... Col. Whitely (voice) (as William Davis)

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After the enigmatic deaths of an American scientific expedition in uncharted and frozen wastelands of the Antarctic at the U.S. Outpost 31, a military rescue team lead by Captain Blake is sent to investigate their deaths. Within these inhospitable surroundings the team encounters a strange shape-shifting alien life-form that assumes the appearance of people that it kills. Written by Toth-Amon

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Captain Blake says, "Now I'm gonna show you what I already know," before performing a blood test on himself. MacReady (Kurt Russell) says the same thing in The Thing (1982) before testing his own blood. See more »


In the opening level Blake can find MacReady's tape recording, the line "Nobody trusts anybody now" is missing. See more »


Captain Blake: Cover your ass. I'd hate to see you get an unwanted suppository.
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"We're Gonna Die Here!"
10 December 2002 | by Brain CleanerSee all my reviews

Great game but could have been better. Set some time after the events of the movie, the game sees you as leader of a rescue team trying to work out what happened in the south poll. After going solo to look for the other half of your team the action begins. Finding guns and staying alive is only half the story, you have to find, lead, equip,earn the trust of survivors who then help you out before meeting a bloody end, you must also keep up their moral or they will freak out p*****g their pants or worse, eating a bullet. That is a problem, it feels that there are set times when you squad "has to die so you are forced on alone" and it's annoying, it would have been better with a set team that you have to keep alive from the start. But other than that really, the games good and plays well on lower spec systems, has great pitch battles, out numbered solo fighting, puzzles, great plot and keeps you on your guard all the time...just who in your team is infected?!


If you like resident evil style games this is for you.

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20 September 2002 (UK) See more »

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