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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: 4 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. May 31, 2017
    85
    Overall the game is beyond simplistic, but perhaps that's for the best. Overcomplicating things might have made it less fun in the grand scheme of things, and while I can't say for certain if I'll be playing this game a year from now, I do know I can affectionately call it my frightening summer fling for multiplayer. Illfonics has set the stage, it's time for them to keep improving upon this great idea, and for other companies to take the hint and follow in their footsteps. This is asymmetric multiplayer at its most addicting, and horror in one of its purest forms.
  2. May 31, 2017
    80
    A truly unique experience, unlike any other multiplayer game you’ve played (certainly a cut above other asymmetrical titles), where cooperation, wits and sometimes ruthless murder are what it takes to survive. Be wary of this game if only for its propensity to hook you. Jason has sunk his pickaxe into me, and he's not letting go, ensuring I will be playing Friday the 13th: The Game extensively for the considerable future.
  3. CD-Action
    Jul 20, 2017
    70
    Friday the 13th does not overflow with content, but is rich enough to generate varied memories (unlike Dead by Daylight, another example of asymmetrical multiplayer). What it needs to become a truly worthwhile game is some more polish. [08/2017, p.76]
  4. May 29, 2017
    60
    Players can absolutely see the incredible potential of Friday the 13th: The Game. When the game works without issue, it provides a fantastic, tense experience unlike other asymmetrical horror games on the market. It could just be so much better. Polishing off the bugs and expanding with additional content and modes would turn this into a title that becomes a longstanding favorite rather than something folks play for a hot minute before moving onto the next Early Access multiplayer title.
  5. Sep 18, 2017
    60
    Cult series done pretty well into the game. The fun is almost instant, but it also disappears as quickly. If there were more possibilities and environments, perhaps one would stay there longer. For a few plays the game serves fine, but not many players will return very often. Impression is also corrupted by obsolete visuals and technical issues.
  6. Jun 7, 2017
    60
    Friday the 13th: The Game has a lot of potential, but it's an incomplete game with only one mode and without the single player campaign. Right now it's afflicted by many bugs and glitches and it needs a lot of support and polishing.
  7. Jun 3, 2017
    40
    These shortcomings and ongoing server issues aren't easily overlooked, and work against what promise Friday the 13th shows. As of now, a week after launch, it's short on content and performs poorly all around, especially on consoles. The story goes that the developers weren't prepared for amount of people who wanted to jump on day one, but that does little to assuage players who were convinced that they were paying for a finished product. Despite showing potential that may one day be realized, Friday the 13th comes across as an unfinished game that shouldn't have been released in its current state.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 67
  2. Negative: 30 out of 67
  1. May 31, 2017
    10
    Ok so first and foremost YES the game does contain bugs and glitches (what game DOESN'T this day in age?). But as a huge fan of the FridayOk so first and foremost YES the game does contain bugs and glitches (what game DOESN'T this day in age?). But as a huge fan of the Friday the 13th movies I must say this game is one big fat sexy LOVE LETTER to the film franchise. They absolutely NAILED just about everything you can think of. Jason's design and infliction of terror are absolute PERFECTION. Playing as a counseler makes you feel as helpless, weak, and sometimes stupid as one of the characters in the movies. Why do people think that is a bad thing? This game isn't meant to be competitive per se...it's meant for a bloody good time. And that is most certainly is. Some games play out like a little mini movie and those make for some of the most tense, engaging, and surreal bit of gameplay I've experienced since the first Left 4 Dead game. Thumbs up to illfonic and gun media for making this fanboy super happy! Expand
  2. Jun 18, 2020
    10
    Very good game! Graphics, gameplay and other. Interesting, relaxing. Very fast search of game.
  3. May 30, 2017
    9
    I am not really into these online only games , but after braving the long queue times. (which have only gotten better now) I have to say thisI am not really into these online only games , but after braving the long queue times. (which have only gotten better now) I have to say this game really surprised me. There seems to be a good balance between the counselors and their abilities. I have seen many complaints about not having a chance against jason but I think they missed the point! You really are supposed to be at a disadvantage. I have been playing mostly as a stealth character and while I am not very good and I don't bother to learnt he "pro" strategies , my survivability has been pretty good,
    I find myself in tense moments trying to hide, hoping Jason doesn't see me, hoping after I stab him with the pocket Knife I can jump into the window of a nearby cabin and escape!

    TOO much fun! watching and playing game is so much like watching the best version of any of the movies. Play Jason is of course tons of fun but its also fun trying to escape him. I really think you should give this a try if you have some disposable income and like to get your heart pumping!
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  4. Jul 6, 2017
    6
    This game is a 6 in truth. It's an okay game. Once the DLC content comes out this game could improve. It's fun for like, 2 hours, and then itThis game is a 6 in truth. It's an okay game. Once the DLC content comes out this game could improve. It's fun for like, 2 hours, and then it gets repetitive and boring. Expand
  5. May 26, 2017
    3
    Extremely boring. Poor gameplay design that's overly complicated. I couldn't stop laughing the faces of characters, esp. when my characterExtremely boring. Poor gameplay design that's overly complicated. I couldn't stop laughing the faces of characters, esp. when my character had a permanent "o" face frozen on him for rest of game. 3/10 because I could steam refund. Expand
  6. Mar 18, 2020
    0
    This is another - No Man's Sky! Full of broken promises and hiding behind a lawsuit.
    Gun media was quick to pass the game over to - Dark
    This is another - No Man's Sky! Full of broken promises and hiding behind a lawsuit.
    Gun media was quick to pass the game over to - Dark Towers etc and stop and more money from going into this broken mess!
    They say they can't fix the game because of the lawsuit that has nothing to do with them nor the game, it has to do with the first movie etc etc
    They claim they can't even fix the stuff that is already in the game like the cars, trees etc but yet the release the game on another system and then a year latter onto another system the Switch.
    Just save your money and never sent it to this company!
    By the way this IS the same company that is making - The Predator! So you now know that will be a broken mess as well!
    Even at the new price of $5.00 PASS!
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  7. May 27, 2017
    0
    A fully funded game on Kickstarter with over $800K dollars, the game was pushed back and the digital price was raised because the developersA fully funded game on Kickstarter with over $800K dollars, the game was pushed back and the digital price was raised because the developers were "adding content" to the game.

    Now released and advertised as the full game, it's still in a state that could be compared to a beta test. Missing promised additional content and the content that is available is fairly limited. Charging full price for a game that feels unfinished, promising to patch in features.

    This kind of behavior gives indy developers a bad name. What the hell did they do with the $800K dollars plus all of the pre-order money? Give me a break.
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