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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: 20 out of 64
  2. Negative: 20 out of 64
  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. Jul 12, 2017
    8
    Friday the 13th: The Game. Friday the 13th: The Game is a survival horror video game developed by IllFonic, and published by Gun Media. ...Friday the 13th: The Game. Friday the 13th: The Game is a survival horror video game developed by IllFonic, and published by Gun Media. ... The game is an asymmetrical multiplayer game, pitting up to seven players controlling Camp Crystal Lake counselors against one player controlling Jason Voorhees. Expand
  3. May 29, 2017
    8
    I followed the kickstarter but missed out on actually supporting them and buying the game back then. Anyhow, the game is fun, it does justI followed the kickstarter but missed out on actually supporting them and buying the game back then. Anyhow, the game is fun, it does just what it set out to do. You try to escape by the means available in the movies or you die. When you are Jason you feel powerful and you get to scare the sh*t out of the campers. The only thing I am missing is a few more maps and some fixed glitches. The server issue was not a suprise and I can overlook that as it is a indie game. Bad thing for those who can't play at all though without a single mode (will come I know)

    I'll take 2 points away from a perfect score, but the game does exactly what it promised and gives you the feeling of the movies in a game. Not exactly something that happens frequently in the movie to game world. FUN!
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  4. Oct 17, 2017
    6
    Friday The 13th The Game
    More connection kills than councilors
    Friday the 13th is currently and online only competitive 7 v 1 survival game
    Friday The 13th The Game
    More connection kills than councilors
    Friday the 13th is currently and online only competitive 7 v 1 survival game where you play as either Jason or a counselor and you’re thrown into 1 of 3 maps...
    your goal is to escape, survive or of course kill all of the councilors…
    Every character has their own advantages and disadvantages.. Their own stats... the character you play as is random every match and you unlock more characters as you level up
    Asa councilor you start with a flash light and nothing else…
    you have a mini map but unless you find a map within the game that’s all you have to go off of
    your goal is to find a nice hiding spot and wait for the timer to go out… call the cops, call in a shotgun wielding hunter character with 1 single bullet to do massive damage, or fix a car or boat and get out of there…
    around the maps are houses with supplies to fix the phone or one of the cars on the map..
    Attempting to do so will throw you into a quick time event where every precious second matters as Jason could be around any corner…
    being cautious of your noise and fear level as this will make you easier to detect...
    you can barricade doors and open windows for a quick escape, or even set traps for Jason if he comes smashing through one
    there are also tons of weapons laying around, though none of them are a true threat to Jason..
    Killing Jason is a possibility... but you’ll need to team up with the other councilors to do this, as you’re definitely not doing this on your own... Not even with the single use shotgun
    weapons are mostly for rescuing other players or stunning Jason to escape...
    And you can communicate with players using a mic once you find a walkie talkie within the game which is a cool twist
    The fun part to me comes in the form of playing as Jason..
    There are multiple Jason’s to unlock and Just like the counselors each has their own stats... their own strengths and weaknesses...
    as the match goes on the stronger Jason gets…
    at first you just have a map, then you unlock a fear censor to see characters running around, a teleportation ability which allows you to dash through the air to pop up right in front of a counselor, useful for catching up to cars and stopping them in their tracks, or catching back up with an enemy after they stun you.. a stalk ability that turns of audio cues that you’re near, and finally a rage mode towards the end of a match that buffs all of your abilities, allows you to run faster and smash down doors with ease…
    and to kill la councilor you can grab and use a finisher, attack them with a melee weapon or do one of many environmental kills like throwing them through a window…
    however I found that actually being Jason was far too rare even with him set as my preference I only got to play as him once every hr. and half, matches fly by when you’re the killer, but as the counselor they seem to drag on forever, made worse by the fact you have to stay and watch in case you’re randomly selected to come back in as the hunted character or if you want your xp at the end of the match..
    Which awards you points to unlock a new random perk or finish for Jason...
    you can attach these perks to your characters all with buffs and debuffs, and if you get one you don’t like you can sell it back to the game.. .
    By biggest issue with this game however is its match making…
    Creating matches takes a ridiculously long time… and that’s if you’re lucky enough to stay in a lobby without one of the frequent error connections…
    once in game things are fine.. But actually getting into a game probes to be a bit of an issue on the PlayStation 4…
    Friday the 13th is an entertaining game for a while... more so when you’re playing as Jason…
    But constantly playing as counselors I started to get bored with the game fairly quickly, and the server issues left me feeling frustrated when I just wanted to get into a game and play…
    I give Friday the 13 the game
    A 6/10
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  5. Jun 20, 2017
    5
    It's an alright game that needs a lot more polish. On one occasion I found myself stuck in a tent with no way of getting out. the game can beIt's an alright game that needs a lot more polish. On one occasion I found myself stuck in a tent with no way of getting out. the game can be fun in general. especially if you have friends playing with you but playing one of the teenagers can be underwhelming. Playing as Jason on the other hand can make you feel almost like a god. sadly that doesn't happen much. The premise of the game is a great idea but it should be a little better planned out. Expand
  6. May 25, 2018
    3
    I had some fun, but that was mainly due to the game being so bad it actually made me laugh.
    It's bad on so many levels. Broken mechanics,
    I had some fun, but that was mainly due to the game being so bad it actually made me laugh.
    It's bad on so many levels. Broken mechanics, useless combat, boring and unbalanced gameplay, bad graphics and animation, glitches, bugs, lag, no playerbase...
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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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