Friday the 13th The Game Review
One of the most iconic horror movie characters has his own next gen game. Jason is now out in Friday the 13th the game. Originally started as a Kickstarter project, the game has now morphed into Friday the 13th: The Game. Initially, I was not very excited about this game, that all changed once I played it.
Friday the 13th the game is a semi-open world asymmetrical online only game that is set around the camps from the movies. While there are currently only three maps the developers have stated that there will be more to come.
There are 10 camp counselors and eight different Jason’s to choose from. The online game starts with one of the eight players in the Lobby being randomly selected to the Jason character, with the other seven are set as camp counselors. Whoever plays as Jason is obviously supposed to kill everyone while the object for the camp counselors is to survive.
Play as Camp Counselor – Survive at Camp
One of the most intriguing things about this game is that there are several ways that the camp counselors can “win”. They can call the Police, fix a car or boat, or just plain survive the time limit. Calling the Police, fixing the car or boat will require players to gather and repair items found throughout the map. With each repair, a mini game will appear and the player will need to complete that mini game in order to move on to the next step.
This is where the game can get intense. Imagine trying to repair a phone box or fill a gas tank up all while not knowing if Jason is right around the corner. Once all the mini games are complete the player can “escape” from the campgrounds. The only other way is to survive the 20 minute time limit.
Play as Jason – Jason on the hunt
Another really cool aspect of this game is that one random player gets to play as Jason. Player’s can choose from eight different Jason’s, each with their own abilities. As one can expect, the main goal for Jason is to kill all the camp counselors. While Jason starts out with limited abilities, as the game goes on, Jason will gain more and more special powers.
The leveling system in the game makes the game feel a little more rewarding. As a player completes each match, experience will be awarded and players can use that to upgrade their characters. While these upgrades will not affect the core stats of the players, it can be used to either get different perks, for the counselors, or executions for Jason. One nice thing about this is that no matter what level you are, it will not truly affect the character you choose, this way you do not have to worry about going against a high-level player thinking that they will always have the upper hand.
Friday the 13th The Game Review
My rating: 7.0 out of 10
Publisher: Gun Media
Systems: PC, PS4, and Xbox One
- Great game to play with your friends
- Officially licensed for the Friday the 13th series
- True horror survival game
- Playing as Jason is fun
- As of right now, it is only online and digital
- Controls can be troublesome
- Graphics and character models are not great
- Game is buggy
Friday the 13th: The Game is incredibly fun game to play whether by yourself or with friends. While the game is currently only online right now, it is quick to get into a game and you can play for hours. If you are a fan of the movies that I believe that you will really enjoy this game. And while it will not blow you away graphically, I think you will enjoy playing this game as I did.
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Game reviewed by and Article co-written with Chad Howell.