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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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  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jul 25, 2017
    70
    Bugs aside, this trip to Camp Crystal Lake is a bloody irresistible delight. [Sept 2017, p.73]
  2. Jun 26, 2017
    65
    The classic slasher returns with Friday The 13th, an impeccable work that has all the essence of the movies and the legendary killer Jason Voorhees.
  3. Jun 6, 2017
    60
    In the future, we may view Friday The 13th as one of the year's great games. Its mix of laugh out loud moments and tense chase sequences is unique, refreshing, and a draw even if you're not usually a multiplayer fan. As it stands currently, however, the game is weighed down by far too many issues that hurt the overall experience. A lot of the game requires wits and patience, but it'll be hard to retain those qualities when the game is regularly throwing technical flaws at you. The bright side of this is its issues rarely relate to design. Bugs can be patched, like some already have been. If Illfonic can rein in the many issues seen in Friday The 13th it will go down as a classic multiplayer game. Until then, it's simply wishful thinking.
  4. Jul 3, 2017
    55
    Friday the 13th: The Game invites us to survive a night in Crystal Lake. We must flee as campers or kill if we are Jason. Although the idea is a good one and the matches are fun, there isn’t content enough and in the technical aspects the game aren't up to snuff.
  5. Jun 23, 2017
    50
    Illfonic's game offers a very captivating gameplay loop with original and effective mechanics, but it ends up being dragged down by too many technical flaws and too few contents. It feels like an early access game at an overly too high price, and that's a pity as it shows great potential.
  6. Jun 16, 2017
    45
    While the concepts are interesting and really have something special in mind, the execution and technical issues really hold back Friday the 13th from living up to its own hype. There are a few moments of fun here and there, but the Xbox One version is still having issues finding games for people, myself included. I hear the other versions are in better shape than this one, so if you’re still really interested in it, maybe get if for PC or PS4. Even then, I must warn you, there is some fun to see, but in the end it is still a clunky, random experience that I feel needed a few more months of development.
  7. Jun 15, 2017
    30
    It’s very sad to say that Friday the 13th: The Game, after all the hype and excitement of a game that could have truly represented the incredible franchise, is the most unstable, unreliable and underwhelming game I’ve played in a long time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 32
  2. Negative: 13 out of 32
  1. May 27, 2017
    9
    Although this game launched with the quick match servers not working (I would wait over 10 minutes or more and no matches were found), once IAlthough this game launched with the quick match servers not working (I would wait over 10 minutes or more and no matches were found), once I used the party/looking for group function on xbox one I was able to play! From some of the early reviews I have heard comments such as: it is only fun playing Jason and it is boring playing as a counselor, especially after you die! I found this completely untrue. Although I never got to play as the hockey masked villain I enjoyed working together with my team mates trying to survive. Even if you do end up dying, it is fun watching the other counselors and as you do so you may figure out a way to win the next time you play that particular map. The creators of this game did a great job balancing this game! Although Jason is extremely powerful (he is a horror icon after all) there is still a sense of hope that your group might be able to pull it off especially if everyone learns to work together. I have a feeling that Friday the 13th is going to become a cult classic that everyone is going to be playing for a long time to come. If all else fails, it is a great way to meet new people and have some killer fun. Expand
  2. Nov 10, 2017
    9
    Gran juego, recrea muy bien los escenarios de la película, te mantiene en tensión cuando huyes y disfrutas cuando eres Jason y asesinas a losGran juego, recrea muy bien los escenarios de la película, te mantiene en tensión cuando huyes y disfrutas cuando eres Jason y asesinas a los monitores. Está en desarrollo y poco a poco van aumentado el juego y su catalogo de manera gratuita. Expand
  3. Nov 20, 2018
    8
    the game still needs a lot of improvement to be great but is still above average in its current state
  4. Jan 7, 2018
    5
    While the heyday of the slasher film genre has passed, we were recently given the opportunity to don the guise of Jason to take on theWhile the heyday of the slasher film genre has passed, we were recently given the opportunity to don the guise of Jason to take on the dimwitted camp counselors he is known for murdering in the films. Does the game capture what made the films so amazing (or bad), making the murderer a household name? Let’s take a look.

    There isn’t not much to this game, as it’s a simple PvP title with 1 player (randomly selected in a public game, although you can select or take turns in private matches) playing the role of Jason, with the remaining players (up to 7) taking the role of camp counselors. This is a timed game, where Jason must kill all of the other players before they escape using the various means available or the timer runs out. Playing as Jason is admittedly much more fun than playing as the machete fodder that the other players are doomed to use. You’ll use a number of super human abilities, such as warping around the map, disappearing and moving in an Evil Dead-esque style animation in first person, or even “seeing” sounds in the surrounding area. There are a few different options available with more that can be unlocked by progressing through the game’s overly grind-y XP system. The customization in the game offers the option to select from a number of different executions in the event you can grab one of the meat puppets running for their lives. Not limited to just the ones found in the loadout, Jason can also perform a number of environmental executions, such as throwing someone into a fire place or pit, as well as pulling them under water.

    Playing as a counselor isn’t nearly as fun, as you are primarily going to be running around looking for randomly placed items to facilitate an escape or to defend yourself against Jason. While there are a number of defensive items available, they only slow Jason down. Apparently you can kill Jason, but it is no easy task, as I have yet to see anyone accomplish it. I have played a number of rounds and have yet to manage to complete most of these tasks, as it does appear it requires cooperation from your teammates. This is where the biggest issue lies. I don’t want to offend anyone in particular by saying that the online community is full of idiots, but it kind of is. I have run into a few like-minded people just looking to enjoy the game, but it is currently plagued with people that don’t have the maturity to play the game properly if they are not Jason every match. That or they are children who do not quite understand the concept of how it is meant to be played. With this being said, my time with the online community wasn’t that great.

    I did enjoy playing some private matches with my wife and friends, but these typically revolved around figuring out the mechanics or goofing off. The only other option I found to be worthwhile was playing against AI bots that were added in a recent update. This option does ensure you are Jason every time; however, the AI is not that great and will regularly run head on into your waiting machete or tool of destruction. While not amazing, it can be a good way to kill some time and grind out the much needed XP.

    The overall presentation is a bit lacking, since most of the character models appear to be from last-gen technology. While not nearly as bad as it was at launch, the game is plagued with bugs. There were a number of occasions where I was stuck in the landscape as Jason or a counselor, in addition to clipping as well as hiding spaces miraculously disappearing while someone is standing still inside, unaware that I could see them plain as day. The biggest offence is the lack of any real content. There are a whopping 3 maps (6 if you count the “small” versions of the original 3) and not much to do once you’ve seen all they have to offer.

    I wanted to like this game, but I find it hard to recommend it in its current state. The lack of content, as well as the package being offered, is not worth the $39.99 price tag unless you have 7 friends willing to throw down the cash as well.
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  5. May 17, 2020
    4
    At launch, the game was fun and great, but continuous bugs, cheaters, and issues with frame and ping put the game down tremendously, leadingAt launch, the game was fun and great, but continuous bugs, cheaters, and issues with frame and ping put the game down tremendously, leading to an unsatisfactory taste after playing for a few months. I would wait for a sale or when the game ends up being free. 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. Jun 1, 2017
    0
    This is unacceptable I understand its crowd funded by a half ass studio, but to launch with no match making, and even when you join a privateThis is unacceptable I understand its crowd funded by a half ass studio, but to launch with no match making, and even when you join a private match 2 out of every 3 games crashes and you get no credit for the match. I just hope no one else pisses away their money on this game. Expand

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