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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: 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: 7 out of 25
  2. Negative: 11 out of 25
  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. Oct 29, 2018
    8
    Nice game. Way better than dead by daylight with those baby's who wait by the exit to be childish.
    Great that this has multiple Jason's with
    Nice game. Way better than dead by daylight with those baby's who wait by the exit to be childish.
    Great that this has multiple Jason's with different outfits and weapons and great counselors from the movies. Just one point Jason is almost unkillable that makes it too touch for the counselors.
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  3. May 30, 2017
    8
    The game itself is solid in premise and execution. There are some notable bugs and glitches yet to be fixed by the developer, but the patch isThe game itself is solid in premise and execution. There are some notable bugs and glitches yet to be fixed by the developer, but the patch is coming soon for Xbox One (Wed 31st May). The servers are another story. The developer greatly underestimated the demand for the game and did not have the proper number of servers to handle demand. Most of the issues across all platforms stems from this issue. Never servers are being put online and the game is flowing much better. I'm sure in the very near future the game will be a popular and top-notch survival horror game. Give it a go, but wait a week or so to give the small development team time to sort out issues. I believe it will be in fact a good 8/10 game to get your hands on soon. Right now it is about a 5 due to the server issues and need for a patch update on Xbox. Expand
  4. Jan 3, 2018
    5
    Friday the 13th falls victim to what most crafty indie games with a high fundage do. That being that it's a buggy mess with subpar graphics,Friday the 13th falls victim to what most crafty indie games with a high fundage do. That being that it's a buggy mess with subpar graphics, unstable servers and loads of bugs and glitches.

    Friday the 13th as of now is an online only game. There is no story, the only story being hidden in the 20 Pamela tapes which offer a creepy insight to how Pamela Vorhees was slowly driven to insanity by her son, Jason's death. This is the only part of the game that won't crash, so kick back and tremble in fear (Or cringe) of the backstory of the Friday the 13th series.

    Visually, Friday the 13th is a bleak barren of trees and cabins. There is no high point in Friday the 13th's visual presentation except for the music which manages to encapsulate me in the rising tension as Jason Vorhees gets closer to me. But aside from that the environment of the summer camp is uninteresting to look at and doesn't make me feel tense at all. Additionally, the motion capture is lacking with the facial expressions of the counsellors making Mass effect andromeda look like oscar nominee actors. Not only that, but you can teleport when trying to run, get caught in objects, your buttons can be disabled and PNG spikes often cause the game to break in half. I was playing as the preppy playboy stereotype and I found myself flying through the air when I tried to climb through a window.

    Gameplay wise, you'll be playing as Jason or one of the camp counsellors trying to survive. Jason is the most fun to play as you watch every single counsellor run away from you in fear and teleport around, place traps and break open doors to give them the gruesome death they probably don't deserve but will be getting anyway. The camp counsellors are surprisingly deep. You have to rummage through drawers in order to find survival supplies like weapons and health kits. You can be really creative with these weapons, using guns to slow Jason down and saving the bullet, using knives to disarm traps and using firecrackers to make sure your stamina gauge isn't completely depleted and recharge it. You can equip multiple different weapons, some specialising in stunning Jason and others specialising in in getting his mask off so you can kill him but the weapon hit boxes are very small, often making me regret ever trying to fight Jason off and instead just running away. You can survive by finding all the parts to the car or boat and escaping using mentioned car or boat, call the police and wait up to five minutes for them to arrive, stay alive for the entire 20 minutes or kill Jason if you play your cards right and have a co-operative, brave team. Counsellors each have different roles: Speedy characters like Vanessa Jones can run parts over to the car, boat or phone box and act as aggro to keep to Jason busy with their high speed and stamina, Stealthy characters like a Deborah can sneak around the map and place these parts into the phone box, car or boat using their high intelligence and stronger characters like Buggzy can protect their fellow teammates by stunning Jason with a baseball bat for long.

    In the end Friday the 13th has every chance to be a good game, substance is there but unfortunately the game is just too atrociously buggy for anyone to enjoy.
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  5. Jun 17, 2017
    3
    Update 18/06/17 Just found out that Consoles don't currently and will not in the future have dedicated servers, this despite the devsUpdate 18/06/17 Just found out that Consoles don't currently and will not in the future have dedicated servers, this despite the devs promising that ALL versions would have dedicated servers at launch. 3 weeks later and 2 patches that were larger than the base game and the game STILL constantly disconnects too. Broken Promises over the dedicated servers was the last straw for me!

    Even after maintenance on the servers I am still being kicked in virtually every game, meaning I am not gaining any exp. Theres also a ton of bugs still ingame such as not being able to purchase perks/other various glitches. If they fix the servers and I can start to complete matches without constantly being kicked I'll raise my score to a 6. If then after they fix the other glitches/bugs I'll raise it to a 8, but as it stands as of now on 30/05/17, given that I cannot either get into games or stay in games once in, its only worth a 4 star rating! (As I say tho, if the devs can fix the servers and the bugs properly then I'll edit this to be a 8 star as the game is fun as hell, when I am able to actually play the thing)!
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  6. Jul 10, 2017
    0
    Apparently the devs have gone on a banning spree against some people who "say mean things" in the game voicechat. As if the game wasn't PEGIApparently the devs have gone on a banning spree against some people who "say mean things" in the game voicechat. As if the game wasn't PEGI 18+, as if the game wasn't about murdering people, as if the game characters didn't have a vocabulary consisting of more than 50% of curse words.
    A murder game sure isn't the first place I'd think of to build a safe space...
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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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