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  • Summary: Friday the 13th: The Game is a third-person horror, survival game in which players assume the role of a teen counselor, or for the first time ever, Jason Voorhees. You and six other unlucky souls will do everything possible to escape and survive while the most well-known killer in the worldFriday the 13th: The Game is a third-person horror, survival game in which players assume the role of a teen counselor, or for the first time ever, Jason Voorhees. You and six other unlucky souls will do everything possible to escape and survive while the most well-known killer in the world tracks you down and brutally slaughters you. Friday the 13th: The Game will strive to give every single player the tools to survive, escape or even try to take down the man who cannot be killed. Each and every gameplay session will give you an entirely new chance to prove if you have what it takes not only to survive, but to best the most prolific killer in cinema history, a slasher with more kills than any of his rivals. Meanwhile, Jason will be given an array of abilities to track, hunt and kill his prey. Stalk from the shadows, scare your targets and kill them when the time is right in as brutal a fashion as you can imagine. Take control of the legendary killer that is Jason Voorhees and terrify those unfortunate enough to cross your path. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. Jul 17, 2017
    90
    Friday the 13th: The Game is the closest you are ever going to get to being in a Friday The 13th movie. It's so realistic that I had goosebumps every time I saw Jason. However if you are playing alone it can get a little boring at times, and that makes me wish that there was a decent single player mode But with its authenticity this is the best Friday The 13th game that we may ever have and it will make every fan very happy.
  2. Jul 5, 2017
    80
    Friday the 13th manages to both perfectly capture the look and feel of the iconic films while also creating a fantastic multiplayer experience. It’s one of the best marriages of property and genre I’ve ever encountered – this is absolutely the most Friday the 13th that a Friday the 13th could possibly be. With only three maps and only half of the possible Jasons, the developer has a lot of room to expand. However, it’s already a great game, and a rare asymmetrical experience that’s just as satisfying no matter which side the player randomly spawns as. It’s been 30 long years since the last Friday the 13th game, and after playing this, I feel like it was worth the wait.
  3. Games Master UK
    Jul 13, 2017
    76
    The game is a little clunky in places, with glitches and a shaky lobby, but that barely detracts from the fun of a perfectly recreated, playable slasher flick. The only drawback is that you NEED seven friends to enjoy this. It works with randoms, but the real joy is playing with people you know: all those howling recriminations, the taunts, cheering the kills. [Aug 2017, p.80]
  4. 60
    When it’s finished this has the potential to be a classic multiplayer horror game, but the state it’s in now the original movies feel like they have higher production values.
  5. Jun 2, 2017
    60
    At its best, Friday the 13th is a compelling multiplayer experience that captures the excitement and terror of going against one of the most notorious movie monsters and (hopefully) living to tell about it. At its worst, the game is a frustrating trial of patience, whether you're waiting out the clock or dealing with numerous technical issues.
  6. Jun 29, 2017
    55
    It's a pretty cool concept, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired, especially as far as the clunky controls and technical inaccuracies go.
  7. Jun 3, 2017
    40
    On both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Friday the 13th has been intermittently unplayable. Yes, private matches with friends are sometimes possible, but if you wish to join up with a band of strangers online for a bout of deadly hide-and-go-seek from the comfort of your couch, you're either entirely out of luck or stuck waiting upwards of ten minutes for a match--after days of not being able to play at all.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 53
  2. Negative: 14 out of 53
  1. Jul 4, 2017
    10
    This is a perfect game and it's realistic in the game you get to be a camp counselor where you have to gather pieces to fix a car to escape orThis is a perfect game and it's realistic in the game you get to be a camp counselor where you have to gather pieces to fix a car to escape or just survive the amount of time and make it to the police or you can play as Jason himself and try to kill the campers by squeezing their skull in kill them with an axe punch a hole through their chest the way you do it is up to you there's a lot of blood gore and violence in this game great for the whole family if you have kids 12 and under this is the game for them don't let the M rating on the box fool you this game is safe as can be so go and buy this game for the kids they'll thank you for it later I promise Expand
  2. Jun 6, 2017
    9
    Friday the 13th definitely brings something to the gaming world that I have always hoped for. Their goal was to bring to life the on screenFriday the 13th definitely brings something to the gaming world that I have always hoped for. Their goal was to bring to life the on screen horror we watch and they did just that. You never know where Jason is going to pop up and you get the same suspense you would from watching one of the films. The gameplay consists of a hunt and kill method for Jason, while leaving the counselors to work together to take him out or try finding ways to escape. The game offers a lot a variety of ways to keep playing as there are multiple methods of escape and the sense of accomplishment you get if you manage to team up an take Jason out. The game really can be very enjoyable both solo and with friends. There are a few updates that could be made, but it seems they are working very diligently to continue updating the game. I really look forward to the single player and hope it'll be a story based mode to relive even more of our classic Friday the 13th moments. Expand
  3. May 21, 2018
    8
    Passado o lançamento um pouco conturbado, após atualizações atualmente o jogo está com bom conteúdo adicional e bem estável. Se você reunirPassado o lançamento um pouco conturbado, após atualizações atualmente o jogo está com bom conteúdo adicional e bem estável. Se você reunir seus amigos para jogar junto, espere por horas de diversão num jogo que traz os elementos da cine-série Sexta Feira 13 retratados com muita fidelidade para o console. Nas primeiras vezes em que se joga o game como um dos monitores, a sensação de medo, pânico, terror são muito grandes, muito devido a excelente trilha sonora do jogo que faz uma imersão grande ao jogador. Saber que você está sendo caçado por um assassino quase que imortal dá uma sensação de urgência que poucos jogos conseguem. Jogando como o famoso Jason, você tem a grata surpresa de poder usar poderes não vistos nos filmes mas que explicam por exemplo ele estar sempre na frente das suas vítimas mesmo andando na maioria das vezes. O jogo tem como por objetivos sendo um dos monitores.. conseguir fugir do mapa e para isso, você pode optar por tentar chamar a polícia para te resgatar, consertar carros ou barcos para fugir seja sozinho ou com seus parceiros. ficar escondido até o fim da partida (que dura 20 minutos) ou até mesmo tentar matar o Jason, ação que requer a ajuda e coordenação de vários jogadores além de muuuita sorte. Sendo o vilão, o objetivo é básico: matar todos os monitores antes que esses fujam ou que o tempo da partida se esgote. Se prepare para horas de nostalgia, diversão, momentos de tensão e medo. Se você conseguir jogar entre amigos a diversão aumenta muito.

    Past the release a little troubled, after updates currently the game is with good content and very stable. If you gather your friends to play together, wait for hours of fun in a game that brings the elements of the cine-series Friday the 13th, portrayed with great fidelity to the console. The first times you play the game as one of the monitors, the feeling of fear, panic, terror are very great, much due to the excellent soundtrack of the game that makes a great immersion to the player. Knowing that you are being hunted by an almost immortal killer gives a sense of urgency that few games can. Playing like the famous Jason, you have the pleasant surprise of being able to use powers not seen in the movies but that explains for example he is always in front of his victims even walking most of the time. The game objectives: as counselours .. get away from the map and for this, you can choose to try to call the police to rescue you, repair cars or boats to escape either alone or with your partners. stay hidden until the end of the match (which lasts 20 minutes) or even try to kill Jason, action that requires the help and coordination of several players plus sooo much luck. Being Jason, the goal is basic: kill all the counselours before they run away or the time of match runs out. Get ready for hours of nostalgia, fun, moments of tension and fear. If you can play between friends the fun increases a lot.
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  4. May 27, 2017
    7
    Before I say anything, this game actually deserves an 8 or maybe even a 9 in my opinion, however there are some issues with the game i mustBefore I say anything, this game actually deserves an 8 or maybe even a 9 in my opinion, however there are some issues with the game i must address.

    First of all, lets start off with the crazy amount of bugs it has right now. While most of them aren't game breaking, I personally think that seeing players getting glitched out whenever you're about to kill someone as Jason can be quite frustrating. Not to mention the servers being terrible for some people wanting to play, I personally haven't experienced this, bur some of my friends have. Plus the terrible facial animations are pretty comedic to look at.

    Now one thing that was a huge let down for me was that on console, the game is 30 fps. Now, while some people not find this a big deal, I'm a very picky guy with those kind of things and seeing this made me very disappointed. I see no reason this game can't be 60 fps considering how small the maps are and how the graphics aren't astronomical.

    And one little thing I should add is the price. The game currently while writing this review is a little to overpriced. $40 is quite the amount and here in Canada, it costs $53.49. There is some content in this game, just not enough for the price.

    Now with all that out of the way, do I recommend the game? Absolutely, just not right now. The game is still actually a ton of fun if you can ignore all the things that I stated above. Playing both as Jason and the counselors is very fun (I personally love playing as Jason). And again, while there isn't too much content in the game right now, the customization is still pretty good. I know Gun Media is a small development team but I believe that overtime, they will fix all the problems with this game and add more maps, gamemodes, characters, and customization.
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  5. Mar 7, 2018
    5
    I was a backer for this game, but I didn't really feel like I got anything out of it. I gave them a lot of my money, and in return I got 2I was a backer for this game, but I didn't really feel like I got anything out of it. I gave them a lot of my money, and in return I got 2 DLCs that weren't useable for about a month and an virtual cabin that I explored in 20 minutes. The game is steadily getting worse, as they compensate for their s***y development by giving non-backers who bought the game a week ago a bunch of stuff because they can't stop whining. I was very active and was promoted to an admin on the forum, but I haven't been on it in like a month because I can't handle the whining of little kids who lost a match and now think jason needs to be nerfed.
    I wouldn't recommend this
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  6. Jun 5, 2017
    5
    I am not rating this based on the few glitches that will be fixed. I am sad because there is the framework of a good game but because of badI am not rating this based on the few glitches that will be fixed. I am sad because there is the framework of a good game but because of bad decisions made by the creators I am giving this a score of 4.
    The game mechanics are flawed and unbalanced: 1. God frames are when a character does an animation in which they cannot be damaged. So if Jason starts a long animation where they pick someone up you cannot damage Jason. 2. Weapon animations are too slow and unresponsive meaning that a player counselor is unable to hit Jason when needed. This could be balanced by making characters with higher strength attack quicker and keeping low stenght characters this way. 3. Because there are so few ways to escape it makes it so that what you do becomes predictable making the game less fun. Everyone typically works on the car. 4. Jason’s Teleport is OP to the point where you cannot get away. I think that ruins the fun. A way to balance this is by causing Jason to knock down a player and stun then instead of allowing for an instant kill or limiting they instant teleport kills to 1 per game.. 5. Sneak speeds are too slow… making stealth Gameplay a pain and not fun. Jason’s Sence ability is OP so it does not really work anyway. 6. Jason’s grabs are unbalanced so they all can instantly kill a character upon grab (God Frames). This could have easily been solved by limiting these instant kills to once per round and by making the rest of these kills forced to be an environmental kill. 7. When you knock-down Jason recovers way to quickly (about 3 seconds) this could be counter balanced by making stuns last longer and even giving character’s with high strength additions time for stun attacks.
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  7. Aug 10, 2017
    0
    While I have had some fun with the game. The results have been mixed to say the least. First off is how often these devs attempt to milk cashWhile I have had some fun with the game. The results have been mixed to say the least. First off is how often these devs attempt to milk cash from their fanbase with things like the Savini Skin, and now they are trying to get people to pre-order the game in exchange for getting a special blood skin that looks like it was slapped on at the last minute. Not only that the amount of rudeness I have encountered from people close to the devs is madding especially when they outright deny my request for a refund despite me having reasonable grounds. The glitches and bugs are not helpful either I remember how for almost two weeks playing the game was impossible due to database login failure not to mention the devs have gone through at least four different server providers at this point. All in all a very mediocre game and one I should have never spent my money on more so since I bought quite a bit of physical and digital merchandise to support the game launch.

    The game isn't even worth the asking price of sixty dollars either as there are only three maps, six or seven different Jason's to choose from some being pretty useless, and about seven or eight different counselors with two or three of them being completely broken or useless depending on who plays them.
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