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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: 36 out of 93
  2. Negative: 25 out of 93
  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 22, 2017
    10
    made by a small team of developers, the game actually surpassed my expectations. ill be honest, i did not have faith in this kickstart projectmade by a small team of developers, the game actually surpassed my expectations. ill be honest, i did not have faith in this kickstart project and thought it was nothing more than a cash grab due to selling a disk and steel case for $120, due to this i did not back this project.
    ive been playing since release day and have experienced very few of the problems users complain about because i started this game by hosting private matches. most people had problems getting quick match to work, which for the majority of the time ive played i have avoided. over all alot of care and attention was put into jasons character, and it does a very good job making you feel like this is how jason would be.
    i am not going to go into detail on what the game is about, or how to play..this review is late and you can look up videos for gameplay. over all the game is awesome as long as you are playing with honest/fair people who dont use glitches, though the developer is patching issues fairly quickly. if you like friday the 13th it is worth the purchase, its fun and content will continue to be developed (more maps/single player vs bots/skins/clothes). over all i have played nothing but this since release, and it is a refreshing break from traditional games like first person shooters, and it doesnt fail where games like evolve did. awesome game, worth $40. buy it if you love the franchise (digital only right now, disk version will come out later).
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  3. Aug 2, 2017
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Friday the 13 the game did what most movie adaptations of video games don't, and that is be fun and good, with a great multiplayer experience. The only problem was the bad driving controls Expand
  4. Jun 26, 2017
    7
    Fun online survival game. I actually like playing as a councillor. Since I am not too good at playing as Jason. Well the two times I got toFun online survival game. I actually like playing as a councillor. Since I am not too good at playing as Jason. Well the two times I got to play as him anyway..
    I get tired of most online games pretty quick though. So as someone who has been dying for a slasher game. I actually wish there was a story
    Especially since there's much to the game really. I have only seen one ending each time, even when I have escaped. Even when Jason doesn't kill anyone at all...the same ending.
    Two days in and I am still at least enjoying the game for now though.
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  5. Jul 1, 2017
    6
    Friday the 13th is one of the most fun multiplayer experiences I've ever had. This game went way beyond my expectations in that area. SinceFriday the 13th is one of the most fun multiplayer experiences I've ever had. This game went way beyond my expectations in that area. Since it's 1-7 vs 1, it forces you to communicate with your team in a much more different way than any other multiplayer game. I haven't had a single game where someone on my team has started trash talking and calling people retarded because they know that it won't get them closer to victory. But that's not even the best part of the game. Playing as Jason is one of the best gaming experiences I've had all year, and every time I play as him, I have a blast. On a gameplay and entertainment level, this game is a knockout. However, that came with some drawbacks. A LOT of drawbacks.

    The main problem is that the game just isn't finished. It's very broken. There are bugs galore and most of them have to do with the game's servers, which isn't good for a multiplayer only game. The developers even had the balls to claim that the players ruined the servers because they didn't think the game would be such a hit, which is the worst excuse I've heard in my life.

    It's not just bugs and server issues, either. The game is missing content. It's a $40 game that comes with three maps and is only one mode. Additionally, there's no campaign, which is the reason they delayed it in the first place. You'd think something like this is an early access game, but no. It's a full release, which makes it the most lazy game release since Big Rigs.

    Overall, Friday the 13th has fantastic elements of gameplay, but no elements of polish. It really sucks to see that what could've been one of the year's greats could've is instead one of it's disappointments. Hopefully once more content is released the game will have improved, and I can update the score. But for now, light 6/10.
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  6. Apr 28, 2018
    4
    I thought this was going to be a fun hide-and-seek style of game but it's very glitchy and buggy! The server is so laggy that it's almost unplayable.
  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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