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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 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  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. 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]
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Aug 9, 2017
    70
    Feels right on time. [Aug 2017, p.87]
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 50
    Friday the 13th is a technical horror show redeemed by a fairly enjoyable core multiplayer experience. The nagging problem with that is that the stars have to align for players to achieve that experience in the first place. Time and effort will likely help make Friday the 13th a stronger package in the future, but time may well not be on its side if the player base dwindles rapidly.
  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: 32 out of 89
  2. Negative: 26 out of 89
  1. Oct 13, 2019
    10
    Friday the 13th: The Game is a fantastic game but there is some bugs in the game. However I do still think this game could be so much more ifFriday the 13th: The Game is a fantastic game but there is some bugs in the game. However I do still think this game could be so much more if Victor Miller never took action against Gun Media and Illfonic because of the characters being his. I had a lot of fun with this game and I'm still glad that people are still playing this game today. I give this game a 10/10 because I love Friday The 13th and I know how bad the acting was in the movies but it what made me laugh and went on to play this game. Expand
  2. Jun 2, 2017
    9
    After months of waiting, Friday The 13th the game has arrived!

    The horror and slasher fan in me was literally giddy with excitement as I
    After months of waiting, Friday The 13th the game has arrived!

    The horror and slasher fan in me was literally giddy with excitement as I sat down to indulge in Gun Media's love letter to one of slasher cinema's greats.

    For those not quite in the know (or for those who've grown up under a rock) Friday The 13th is a series of horror/slasher films starting in 1980 and centered around Jason Voorhees, a maniacal killer who drowned as a child in Crystal Lake while the camp counselors shagged like crazy. The first film saw his mother, Pamela Voorhees slaying the new camp staff one by one until she met her demise - and enter Jason.

    Jason developed from a lonely, psychopathic survivor who sought revenge for the death of his mother into an undead behemoth seemingly intent on slaying anyone who crossed his path.

    Anyhoo, the game!!

    Think Evolve crossed with Until Dawn and you're sort of on the right track with Friday The 13th. Seven players take on the guises of the camp counselors - all with their own stats and personalities, and one person becomes the eponymous Jason. His goal is to slaughter them all. The counselors have to survive or escape by repairing vehicles around the map, calling the police in or simply hiding until the time limit expires to survive the night. The only problem? Jason is out to eliminate them all.

    Jason has some pretty cool abilities he can utilize and they explain certain aspects of the way he seems to be everywhere or in the right place at the right time in the films. His "Sense" ability allows him to see counselors hiding places which glow a deep red. That might seem like a massive advantage but bear in mind that the counselors can switch radios on or creep slowly to minimize the Sense ability. Play the radio in a cabin and Jason's Sense shows the whole cabin glowing red which means that there is somebody hiding in there - he just can't pinpoint where unless he enters and searches.

    It balances out the fairness and means the protagonists have better odds of survival. Sort of.

    Jason also has some other pretty cool abilities such as the ability to teleport to a chosen point on the map and a first person POV hunt cam which works similar to the effect in The Evil Dead when the evil force is travelling to the cabin. It's very satisfying hurtling along through the woods towards a glowing red camp counselor and grabbing them as you emerge from the first person POV.

    So we move onto the kills. It wouldn't be Friday The 13th without some gruesome deaths and Jason thankfully has some awesome ones at his beck and call. The simple but effective choke and neck snap, ramming a machete down the throat, stamping on the face, ramming the head into a bird bath and then smashing a large stone over their head - the kills are lavish and beautiful and sound savage. It's particularly rewarding to use the hunt cam to fly through the map chasing a counselor and appear in front of them, grabbing them by the throat before uppercutting their head clean off.

    Glitches do make the game occasionally annoying - connection issues still occur where you sit waiting to connect to a game for ages. But the love that the developers evidently have for the franchise shows through and with input from Tom Savini, Sean Cunningham and Kane Hodder himself, Friday The 13th : The Game is an exciting and fun jump into the horror set piece.
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  3. Mar 1, 2021
    8
    if i am going to be honest the games no scary it looks like the animations are dolls and the people are made of wood but the games great itsif i am going to be honest the games no scary it looks like the animations are dolls and the people are made of wood but the games great its fun to play as jason a kill the people the game is basically hide and seek if your innocent you hide if your jason you seek and kill the people. Expand
  4. Jun 19, 2017
    7
    Oh man the hype level for this game was through the roof. With a very bad opening couple days with the servers it got a lot of people mad. ButOh man the hype level for this game was through the roof. With a very bad opening couple days with the servers it got a lot of people mad. But with that said when the game works its extremely fun especially when you are playing as Jason. It really shows that this game was made by fans for fans. Expand
  5. May 29, 2017
    5
    As you probably heard by now, this game is unplayable. There are way too many connectivity issues and with progress not saving. I would giveAs you probably heard by now, this game is unplayable. There are way too many connectivity issues and with progress not saving. I would give this game a higher score if it weren't stuck in "finding a session" for 5+ minutes each time. Expand
  6. Jun 23, 2020
    4
    Gameplay 4/10
    Graphics 4/10

    I had some fun with this game but it no dead by daylight their are several bugs and glitches,unbalanced gameplay
  7. 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!
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