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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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Friday the 13th: The Game - PAX West 2016 Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. May 31, 2017
    85
    Overall the game is beyond simplistic, but perhaps that's for the best. Overcomplicating things might have made it less fun in the grand scheme of things, and while I can't say for certain if I'll be playing this game a year from now, I do know I can affectionately call it my frightening summer fling for multiplayer. Illfonics has set the stage, it's time for them to keep improving upon this great idea, and for other companies to take the hint and follow in their footsteps. This is asymmetric multiplayer at its most addicting, and horror in one of its purest forms.
  2. May 31, 2017
    80
    A truly unique experience, unlike any other multiplayer game you’ve played (certainly a cut above other asymmetrical titles), where cooperation, wits and sometimes ruthless murder are what it takes to survive. Be wary of this game if only for its propensity to hook you. Jason has sunk his pickaxe into me, and he's not letting go, ensuring I will be playing Friday the 13th: The Game extensively for the considerable future.
  3. CD-Action
    Jul 20, 2017
    70
    Friday the 13th does not overflow with content, but is rich enough to generate varied memories (unlike Dead by Daylight, another example of asymmetrical multiplayer). What it needs to become a truly worthwhile game is some more polish. [08/2017, p.76]
  4. May 29, 2017
    60
    Players can absolutely see the incredible potential of Friday the 13th: The Game. When the game works without issue, it provides a fantastic, tense experience unlike other asymmetrical horror games on the market. It could just be so much better. Polishing off the bugs and expanding with additional content and modes would turn this into a title that becomes a longstanding favorite rather than something folks play for a hot minute before moving onto the next Early Access multiplayer title.
  5. Sep 18, 2017
    60
    Cult series done pretty well into the game. The fun is almost instant, but it also disappears as quickly. If there were more possibilities and environments, perhaps one would stay there longer. For a few plays the game serves fine, but not many players will return very often. Impression is also corrupted by obsolete visuals and technical issues.
  6. Jun 7, 2017
    60
    Friday the 13th: The Game has a lot of potential, but it's an incomplete game with only one mode and without the single player campaign. Right now it's afflicted by many bugs and glitches and it needs a lot of support and polishing.
  7. Jun 3, 2017
    40
    These shortcomings and ongoing server issues aren't easily overlooked, and work against what promise Friday the 13th shows. As of now, a week after launch, it's short on content and performs poorly all around, especially on consoles. The story goes that the developers weren't prepared for amount of people who wanted to jump on day one, but that does little to assuage players who were convinced that they were paying for a finished product. Despite showing potential that may one day be realized, Friday the 13th comes across as an unfinished game that shouldn't have been released in its current state.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 55
  2. Negative: 27 out of 55
  1. May 31, 2017
    10
    Ok so first and foremost YES the game does contain bugs and glitches (what game DOESN'T this day in age?). But as a huge fan of the FridayOk so first and foremost YES the game does contain bugs and glitches (what game DOESN'T this day in age?). But as a huge fan of the Friday the 13th movies I must say this game is one big fat sexy LOVE LETTER to the film franchise. They absolutely NAILED just about everything you can think of. Jason's design and infliction of terror are absolute PERFECTION. Playing as a counseler makes you feel as helpless, weak, and sometimes stupid as one of the characters in the movies. Why do people think that is a bad thing? This game isn't meant to be competitive per se...it's meant for a bloody good time. And that is most certainly is. Some games play out like a little mini movie and those make for some of the most tense, engaging, and surreal bit of gameplay I've experienced since the first Left 4 Dead game. Thumbs up to illfonic and gun media for making this fanboy super happy! Expand
  2. Jun 19, 2018
    10
    I love Friday the 13th: The Game but..I got a MAC and i can't play it on MAC because its a windows kinda game. I would love for it to become aI love Friday the 13th: The Game but..I got a MAC and i can't play it on MAC because its a windows kinda game. I would love for it to become a MAC game as well please. If not..thats fine. I would just love to play it again. Expand
  3. May 31, 2017
    9
    The game is fun. Yes, there was some server issues on launch but nothing that hasn't happened before on bigger games. People complain thatThe game is fun. Yes, there was some server issues on launch but nothing that hasn't happened before on bigger games. People complain that this should have been resolved during beta, how is that possible when there wasn't 75k people playing in the beta? The devs have not only been working on fixing the issues but they have been very transparent and providing updates. Expand
  4. Jun 3, 2017
    5
    While there is a lot of nice touches regarding franchise details, Friday the 13th is not a super fun game and it's also full of bugs.While there is a lot of nice touches regarding franchise details, Friday the 13th is not a super fun game and it's also full of bugs.
    Collisions are horrible, and ofter your character travel through walls, of you can spot flying teens in the air,
    NPCS have a few lines of dialogue, but their mouths don’t move at all.
    levels begins in the same way a shot of the preppy teen’s ridiculous face, which gets old fast.
    Of course,this isn't the real reason why I didn't like the game , but so many glitchess and bug didn't make me enjoy the experince.
    The developer said a single-player component is coming before the end of 2017, hopefully, so we wait.
    An I suggest to wait to all of you for a better a stable version with new updates
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  5. May 26, 2017
    3
    (Sorry my English is bad)

    Game is very unstable and clunky to play, devs are making excuses constantly on servers, issues, fixes, etc
    (Sorry my English is bad)

    Game is very unstable and clunky to play, devs are making excuses constantly on servers, issues, fixes, etc (Since Beta and today at launch) community is okay, overall I would recommend waiting for a price drop and for the server issues to be solved (Have not been able to log in for the last couple of hours)

    Another thing that is kinda worrying is that they keep saying "We aren't AAA" but they priced it at digital AAA pricing and raised 2M+ in Kickstarter and SlackerBacker funds and delayed the launch significantly. Then they say "We are just a small team" Illfonic is not a small indie development house from what I can tell, they used high level outside contractors (all covered in their updates and twitter feeds) like Art Bully and Gunmedia is a moderately experienced team as well. The level of weird on this is hard to ignore when seeing the quality of the game.

    I would wait for a price drop or at least until servers are working and single player is out. Streamers are having fun but have a headstart on the community in terms of perks and levels (There has been no reset before launch).

    So avoid until they either prove singleplayer is fun or wait for a sale if you only want online play.

    Hope they fix it in the coming days and that the community isn't dead on arrival.
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  6. Oct 26, 2017
    0
    This game had the opportunity to be REALLY good. Unfortunately, with the games many bugs, I returned the game after only an hour and 1/2 ofThis game had the opportunity to be REALLY good. Unfortunately, with the games many bugs, I returned the game after only an hour and 1/2 of play. Jason not being able to interact after the latest bug patch is awful. Gun Media and Illfonic's laziness is shameful. And instead of fixing the bugs, they release a cosmetic and emote DLC. And reports of friends of the Devs banning people left and right make me not want to buy this game ever again. Expand
  7. May 27, 2017
    0
    A fully funded game on Kickstarter with over $800K dollars, the game was pushed back and the digital price was raised because the developersA fully funded game on Kickstarter with over $800K dollars, the game was pushed back and the digital price was raised because the developers were "adding content" to the game.

    Now released and advertised as the full game, it's still in a state that could be compared to a beta test. Missing promised additional content and the content that is available is fairly limited. Charging full price for a game that feels unfinished, promising to patch in features.

    This kind of behavior gives indy developers a bad name. What the hell did they do with the $800K dollars plus all of the pre-order money? Give me a break.
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