From the most storied franchise in slasher history comes Friday the 13th: The Game, a love-letter to a date synonymous with horror. Players will get to live out the movies as they take on the role of Jason Voorhees for the very first time in gaming history! Playing as either Jason or a Camp Counselor, gamers will witness the rampaging madness of a cold-blooded killer as he stalks his way through Camp Crystal Lake. The game is a faithful tribute to the franchise, all the way down to the tiniest detail.
Whether it's one of the many iconic film locations that have been chosen for the game, or the various Jason Voorhees models themselves, fans can rest assured that everything in Friday the 13th: The Game has been painstakingly recreated with accuracy in mind. This is truly the love letter Friday the 13th fans have waited more than 30 years for. This retail disc version comes equipped with all new exclusive DLC along with the base game.
FRIDAY THE 13TH and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and New Line Productions, Inc. and Horror, Inc. (each to the extent of their interest).
Features: 1v7 Multiplayer: With maps spanning multiple iconic locations from the movie franchise. play online as either Jason Voorhees or a Camp Counsellor trying to survive the night. The choice is yours! Killer Variety: Play as various incarnations of Jason Voorhees as depicted in the films.
Each Jason has been hand-crafted with specific Strengths, Weaknesses, and exclusive brutal kills! Authentic to the Franchise: The game draws expertise from horror icons including Sean S. Cunningham, Tom Savini, composer Harry Manfredini and Kane Hodder. Unlock and Customise: Level up and unlock new playable Counsellors or Jason models spend hard-earned customisation points on new kills for Jason or game-changing Perks for your Camp Counsellors.
Retail Disc Exclusive DLC: Exclusive free Bloody Jason Skin for all playable Jasons and free pack of clothing for each of the playable camp counsellors.
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.
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]
Feels right on time. [Aug 2017, p.87]
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.
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.
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.
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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