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The Thing

Windows - 2002

Alt names 突变怪物, Нечто, Yuusei kara no Buttai X: Episode II, The Thing: O Enigma de Outro Mundo, Nechto, La Cosa, Das Ding aus einer anderen Welt
Year 2002
Platform Windows
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Horror, Licensed Title, Shooter
Publisher Black Label Games
Developer Computer Artworks Ltd.
Perspective Behind view
4.52 / 5 - 81 votes

Description of The Thing Windows

The Thing, a really nice action game sold in 2002 for Windows, is available and ready to be played again! Time to play a horror, shooter and licensed title video game title.

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Comments and reviews

yeahSteve7 2020-08-10 0 point

I'm running it with Windows XP Service Pack 2 and as the admin but still nothing.
Anyone have a fix??

Lord Ogrogash 20.000 B.C. 2020-07-01 0 point

I watched first the New Movie, then the Old Movie, it made so much sense, now i plan to play the game, really nice idea, wish they make the third movie and another game, to actually be still made in DirectX 9.0.

Jonny 2020-06-19 0 point

Thank for this

Pope 2020-05-24 -13 points

What a load of boring bullshit.
Constantly repeating, overwhelming number of opponents, fiddly micromanagement of teammates who are constantly walking in the players fire. And in addition to the shitty micromanagement you are confronted with a shitty UI. The game survived about an hour on my harddrive. Even for free - it's not worth my time.

rr9202 2020-04-30 1 point

Thanks a lot.

tnoobmaster 2020-04-10 3 points

I need some help. I got the game in a state where I could run it, but every time I try to start it, it tells me I can't because it's not detecting a CD-rom drive. my issue is that my computer doesn't have a CD-rom, it dosne't have any hardware for running CD's or DVD's. is there some work around I could install or can I just not play this?

LoydMongo 2020-04-05 2 points

Seems the file ikernel.exe is named wrong as ikernel.ex_ and thus the install wizard won't work. So what I did was copy all the files from the .ISO to new folder I named TheThing_UK and then renamed the copied ikernel.ex_ to ikernel.exe , after that the installation worked from my new folder. I hope it helps you too!

Ngoma 2020-04-02 0 point

it says install shield wizard could not be installed, what to do?

MILLENNIUM_666 2020-03-19 6 points

guys, girls, thanks for this! i enjoy a lot this game that a saw so many years ago.
1)mount iso, istall the game by "setup exe."
2) istall the euro pach (download from this site)
3) run with admin privileges and compatibility set on "windows xp service pack2"
4) enjoy!
ISTALL WIN 10 + RESHADE (post processing for antialiasing and other fun thing and graphics improvments)
1)mount iso, istall the game by "setup exe."
2) istall the euro pach (download from this site)
3) download reshade ( and also the d3d8to9 (converter for directx8 to direct x9) because reshade dosn't support directx8, so you have to download this dll.file (
4)istall reshade in your games folder ( tutorial ) and select directx9 in the options.
5)copy your d3d8.dll file into the game folder (C:/x86/computer artworks/the thing/bin)
6) run the game WITHOUT admin permission and compatibility options.
7) enjoy. the first video credits doesn't appear but when you are in the main menu all works fine.

mike 2020-03-09 0 point

Doesnt work even with windows xp pack 2

escburn3r 2020-02-24 0 point

Nice C(: :)))

ZAZ 2019-12-17 0 point

Run with Administrator privileges and select Windows XP (Service Pack 2) and it WORKS. An awesome game.

ZAZ 2019-12-14 0 point

Not to be a jerk by WHY post games that do not work? Frustrating.....

Jab 2019-12-07 0 point

Had this installed and playing on win 8.1 with large screen..its was no luke with win 10

Alucard3000 2019-09-03 0 point

It doesnt work! When i try to unzip it, it says " No archive found" and when i try to mount it with daemon tools it gives an error

Fredsj 2019-03-22 -1 point

Both version are ISO

krashd 2019-02-28 0 point

@BENJAMINGRIMM Because games were usually compressed to fit on CD or DVD, they would unpack as they installed making the installation (or 'rip') larger than the disc contents.

Gertold Grecht 2019-02-03 1 point

Die Firma dankt für den Upload

KingsmanTheGreat 2019-01-14 3 points

The game installs via the setup wizard but once you install and click run it does not respond at all.

f 2018-11-19 -1 point

no kurt russell apparently

Quasimojo 2018-09-01 2 points

I just joined the Outpost 31 Facebook group and remembered this game and had to try to find it! Thanks!

BenjaminGrimm 2018-02-16 2 points

How is ISO version smaller than RIP version?

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DownloadRIP Version English version 290 MB DownloadISO Version English version 229 MB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run The Thing, apply patchs, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

GuideEnglish version 12 MB NocdEnglish version 2 MB PatchPatch 1.1-1.2 Euro English version 3 MB FixRegistry Fix English version 1 KB FixFix problems with the sound at the third level of the game English version 149 KB

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