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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: 8 out of 29
  2. Negative: 13 out of 29
  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 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. 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. May 30, 2017
    0
    XB1 owners really seem to have gotten screwed here. They only got the beta while everyone else got the latest version of the game -- not thatXB1 owners really seem to have gotten screwed here. They only got the beta while everyone else got the latest version of the game -- not that that has helped anyone else.

    The game is essentially broken right now. The only way to play it is to do a workaround in the game hub on your console. It's impossible to get a match going in-game.

    A week or two delay could have fixed most of this. A soft launch/extended beta also could have fixed things.

    Patches should be coming this week (5/30/2017), but I don't know that for sure, or that it'll fix everything. I'm out $40 and now at the mercy of these developers to follow through on their promises.
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