Download The Thing (Windows)

More than 18100 old games to download for free!

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, La Cosa, Das Ding aus einer anderen Welt
Year 2002
Platform Windows
Released in United States, France, Germany, United Kingdom
Genre Action
Theme Horror, Licensed Title, Shooter
Publisher Black Label Games
Developer Computer Artworks Ltd.
Perspective Behind view
4.39 / 5 - 122 votes

Description of The Thing

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.

External links

Comments and reviews

fuckthiswebsite 2021-07-24 0 point

can some one explain how can i get it working in the most simplyfied way as possible. i aprichiate milleniums advice. but i don`t understand what all that means. like how do i get the patch to the game. and how can i get it to start ?

yeet 2021-07-24 0 point

i do not understand how this works i thougth it would be just as easy as download and play. but noooo it takes me to some fucked up file screen which doesen`t have the launcher anywhere. and the way i understand it. i have all of the games data just no way to launch it

Wayne Gwynne White 2021-06-19 0 point

Thanks for this awesome game!!!

Linux Gamer 2021-06-14 -1 point

Game works without any problem on Linux via Wine.

Make sure to download the file!

WAS 2021-05-16 0 point

RIP Version is nonsense with incomplete directions. Comes with a "The.Thing" file, which isn't explained if it's an archive, an ISO, or whatever. It has filed in it according to my indexer, but nothing to execute a installer, or open the game.

Beanchilla 2021-02-21 0 point

Thanks Millenium Egg! So excited to re-experience the game!

Aqua 2021-01-31 0 point

Hey i have a question , on mission Ground floor the last doors of the tower are not opening. Some king of a bugg, you don't need a key to fallow the guy in this mission but yet it won't open. Any suggestions what to do? Thank you

e 2021-01-25 0 point

the patch wont work it says i dont have the thing but i do

Apok 2021-01-20 0 point

Despite not being exactly what I wanted it to be, this game is still fun and I managed to finish it back then. The atmosphere is tense and you never know who may turn into a thing.

pc gamer83 2020-11-17 -2 points

well I love the movie (best horror of all time imo) but this game never encouraged me to play it as there was too many shooting to little non scary monsters, didnt find it as immersive as it could be with a more survial fpp horror instead of a shooter.

Red Hood 2020-10-12 2 points

I never got to play this game as a kid. I love the original movie and the prequel. They are some of the best psychological horror movies in existence. The game I am told does a helluva job capturing that atmosphere. I can't wait to play it. Thank you so much for putting it up here.

SOLIDG 2020-09-01 0 point

This is one of those games I have always heard people say good things about in my PS2 days but for some reason I ended up skipping it back then. I didn't know it had a PC version until know, so I guess I'll give it a try.

yeahSteve7 2020-08-10 1 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 1 point

Thank for this

Pope 2020-05-24 -31 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 11 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 -2 points

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 4 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?

Write a comment

Share your gamer memories, help others to run the game or comment anything you'd like. If you have trouble to run The Thing (Windows), read the abandonware guide first!


Download The Thing

We may have multiple downloads for few games when different versions are available. Also, we try to upload manuals and extra documentations when possible. If the manual is missing and you own the original manual, please contact us!

Just one click to download at full speed!

Windows Version

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

Game Extras

Various files to help you run The Thing, apply patches, 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

Similar games

Fellow retro gamers also downloaded these games:

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? abandonware Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
DOS, Genesis, Amiga, Atari ST, Apple IIgs, TurboGrafx CD1990
Asterix and the Magic Carpet abandonware Asterix and the Magic Carpet
DOS, C64, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST1987
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy abandonware The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
DOS, Mac, C64, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Apple II1984
Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade: The Action Game abandonware Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade: The Action Game
DOS, Genesis, C64, Master System, Game Gear, Amiga, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST1989

Ad Consent Terms About Contact FAQ Useful links Contribute Taking screenshots How to play

MyAbandonware utopiaweb