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Friday the 13th: The Game

Rating Summary

Based on 44 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

61

Top Critic Average

18%

Critics Recommend

Based on 44 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 26, 2017
Xbox OneMay 26, 2017
PCMay 26, 2017

Developer: IllFonic

Publisher: Gun Media

Genres: Action, Third-Person Shooter

Friday the 13th: The Game is a third-person horror, survival game where players take on 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!

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IGN

6.9 / 10.0
IGN

When you're playing as Jason, this is unquestionably the best Friday the 13th game ever made. I really appreciate the genuine love for the franchise on display here. Hunting down players and executing them in spectacularly gory scenes is an homage that warms my lifelong Friday-fan heart. But the fun of its asymmetrical multiplayer-only action is heavily skewed toward Jason, which means you'll mostly be stuck playing as teens rummaging through drawers. Despite that lopsided gameplay and some pretty heinous glitches, there is some dumb fun to be had here – which is all the movies ever really offered, anyway.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

A thrilling and creative multiplayer horror, Friday the 13th's compelling emergent play is hindered by a half-baked launch.

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PC Gamer

75 / 100
PC Gamer

It needs more maps, but right now Friday the 13th is a gory game of hide-and-go-seek that's fun with funny people.

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GameCentral
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

When it's finished this has the potential to be a classic multiplayer horror game, but the state it's now the original movies feel like they have higher production values.

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Recent News

Friday The 13th: The Game Coming To Switch

Friday The 13th: The Game Coming To Switch

You'll be able to escape Jason (or play as him) on the go this spring.

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Friday the 13th: The Game Coming to Nintendo Switch This Spring

Friday the 13th: The Game Coming to Nintendo Switch This Spring

Friday the 13th: The Game will be coming to Switch in Spring 2019, despite ongoing legal disputes over copyright laws.

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Friday The 13th: The Game Coming To Switch

Friday The 13th: The Game Coming To Switch

You'll be able to escape Jason (or play as him) on the go this spring.

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Cult Favorite Multiplayer Horror Game, Friday the 13th, is Making Its Way to Switch

Cult Favorite Multiplayer Horror Game, Friday the 13th, is Making Its Way to Switch

Jason is slashing his way to the Switch.

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Gun Media reveals that Friday the 13th: The Game will release on the Nintendo Switch by Spring of 2019, but no new content will be added due to an on-going legal battle.

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Friday the 13th: The Game Will Receive No Future Content

Friday the 13th: The Game Will Receive No Future Content

Due to the ongoing legal disputes over the Friday the 13th franchise, Friday the 13th: The Game will receive no future content.

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Friday the 13th’s content update plans meet a grisly end

Friday the 13th’s content update plans meet a grisly end

Friday the 13th: The Game was surprisingly decent, but DLC plans have officially been axed after an escalating legal battle over the film rights them in limbo.

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Friday the 13th The Game Will Not Receive Any Future Content Due to Lawsuit

Friday the 13th The Game Will Not Receive Any Future Content Due to Lawsuit

Friday the 13th The Game will not be receiving any future content due to an ongoing lawsuit involving the franchise rights.

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Friday the 13th content development halted over ownership dispute | PC Gamer

Friday the 13th content development halted over ownership dispute | PC Gamer

The writer of the original Friday the 13th film, and the producer, are embroiled in a legal battle over who owns the IP.

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Friday the 13th DLC on hold due to legal fight

Friday the 13th DLC on hold due to legal fight

No end in sight for long-running copyright dispute

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