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The Thing by Vivendi Games




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  • Blood and Gore
  • Violence
  • Platform: Xbox
  • Publisher: Vivendi Games
  • Developer: Vivendi Games
  • Category: Action , Adventure

Product Details:

This is a preowned video game. It is guaranteed to work on your XBOX video game console and may not include a box or instruction manual. After the enigmatic deaths of an American scientific expedition in the uncharted and frozen wastelands of the Antarctic, a military rescue team 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. 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.

Dropped into the frozen wastelands of Antarctica, you're the leader of a military rescue team sent to investigate the mysterious deaths of an American scientific expedition.

In the punishing wind and cold, your team encounters a strange, shape-shifting alien life form that assumes the appearance of the people it kills. This monster is difficult to see, hard to kill, and seemingly impossible to evade. And when you see it, it's often too late.

Try to control your panic-stricken squad - and your own fear - in the face of spectacular alien destruction, gruesome carnage, shocking plot twists and imminent death. Your only hope is to trust your team...and hope that they trust you.

The Squad:

With a classified past and a renegade attitude, Captain Blake is a millitary officer with a specialty in small arms. As part of the first Special Forces Group headed by Colonel Whitley, Blake's combat training, sharp mind, and killer instince are second to none. A natural leader,Blake's been put in command of the reconnaissance mission sent to investigate the strange loss of communication with US Outpost 31.

A hardened soldier, commanding officer Colonel Whitely started the first Special Forces task force three years ago. Now he's leading them in an investigation of the Antarctic research station wreckage. Whitely's seen more classified action than most, and his specialized knowledge of extreme environments and ruthless never-say-die attitude are legendary. The troops are counting on him for their success... and survival.

As small arms specialists, Soldiers are highly proficient with all fire-powered weapons. Trained as killing machines, their confidence in combat is unmatched. They are singularly driven to identify a target and kill it -- quickly, cleanly and efficiently. More dangerous than most, when times get tough, you'll want these guys on your side.

With their extensive training and acute diagnostic skills, Medics can heal squad members without medical kits or other tools. As with all Special Forces operatives, Medics are stealth combatants, as precise with a flamethrower as they are with a scalpel. If he is who he says he is, you can trust a Medic to watch your back.

Engineers live and breathe technology; it it's broken, they'll fix it, if it's destroyed, they'll rebuild it. They're known for their adaptability and can work with any device, regardless of origin, even when it's seemingly beyond repair. Like any piece of hardware, they know their weapons inside and out, and won't hesitate to use them.
* 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 cooperate with you. ยท 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 customized 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.
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