Friday the 13th: The Game

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Friday the 13th: The Game is ranked in the 20th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 48 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

61

Top Critic Average

19%

Critics Recommend

Based on 48 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Nintendojo
B
B
Sep 5, 2019

It’s a rare thing when a licensed game can give me a greater appreciation for its source material, but Friday the 13th: The Game is a rare exception. After gaming sessions, I would often find myself switching over to the Hulu app to reacquaint myself with the films. It’s a testament to the love and passion developers Illfonic and Black Tower Studios have for the brand.

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Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Jun 1, 2017

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

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GameSoulz
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 4, 2017

Friday the 13th: The Game sounded like the wet dream for fans of the newly established multiplayer horror genre with its addition of items and more complex tasks, along the amazing Friday the 13th license. Sadly, nothing of these new systems improved the game in any way. Instead we´re presented a Dead by Daylight, clustered with repetitive gameplay, broken balancing and not working design choices, topped by a huge lack of content.

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Scored Reviews

GameGrin
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2017

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.

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CGMagazine
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 26, 2017

– Friday the 13th: The Game functions both as a gleefully sadistic multiplayer horror title and a love letter to some of cinema's most beloved schlock.

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Gert Lush Gaming
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2017

One of the best horror film franchise games on the market.

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GameSkinny
May 26, 2017

A horror fan's dream come true -- you can finally stab and smash your way through groups of horny teenagers who should have been paying attention to little Jason!

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Game Revolution
May 31, 2017

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.

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Rectify Gaming
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2017

The attention to detail this game possesses has been amazingly entertaining and nostalgic, pulling me in deeper and deeper every time I pick up my controller and hear the Ch ch ch, ha ha ha” sound effect over my Astro A-40s.

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2019

It certainly earns its mature rating, with a level of gore and violence that would make most people sick to their stomach, but for fans of the horror genre, this is their bread and butter. The experience of being Jason Vorhees is captured perfectly, and all of the feelings of panic and dread are still felt even after hours of playing. If you enjoy being scared out of your pants on a consistent basis, be prepared to scream.

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Azralynn
78 / 100
78 / 100
May 28, 2017
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Geeks Under Grace
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2017

Friday the 13th is an absolute blast to play once players are able to find a match that they can stay in. With many different match outcomes and options for victory, I never minded being stuck as one of the counselors (though playing as Jason is still insanely fun). I recommend the game to fans of the infamous horror franchise, and multiplayer games in general as it is a relatively, stress free diversion from some of the other, overly competitive online games out there.

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PC Gamer
75 / 100
75 / 100
May 31, 2017

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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GamePitt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2018

Friday the 13th: The Game is a great multiplayer focused 1 vs many slaughter-fest of a game. Is it going to be something you play for years to come? Probably not. Undeniably though, it has a lot of charm and can be a blast to play with friends and family, especially those you just want to rip to pieces! There is no better experience than playing as Jason and going in for the kill as your friends scream in horror both in-game and IRL!

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GameSpew
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 30, 2017

It's by no means perfect, but Friday the 13th: The Game has a lot of fun to offer when you can get into matches. It delivers the promised tension of the film series, and you can see the love for the franchise in nearly everything. Unfortunately, as it's currently a multiplayer-only experience, the connection issues really do sour the game a bit, and it really could have done with a final bit of polish.

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Twinfinite
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Jun 9, 2017

All of that said though, this is to date the best and most definitive Jason Voorhees simulation that has ever been released, and for some, that alone might be worth the price of admission.

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The Game Fanatics
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2017

As it stands, Friday The 13th can best be described as a perfect embodiment of the slasher genre it draws inspiration from. It's made on a budget, full of annoying guff and chintz, but becomes very entertaining once the blood starts flying. It's a steep price at $40 with what is on offer, but if you're a huge fan of the antics at Camp Crystal Lake it's not a bad way to spend a weekend.

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Luis Alamilla
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2019
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IGN
6.9 / 10.0
6.9 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2017

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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IGN Spain
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 24, 2017

Friday the 13th: The Video Game, is a terrifying game based on the slasher film franchise. Despite knowing how to perfectly reproduce the atmosphere of the film, a unique game mode seems unforgivable.

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Worth Playing
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2017

Friday the 13th: The Game is a fun but flawed experience. When it is on, it feels great. The feeling of hunting down that last survivor or dodging Jason and escaping at the final moment is tough to beat. However, the technical glitches and lack of launch content drag it down. If you're willing to overlook them, then you'll find an enjoyable experience that should improve down the line. If you're unsure, you should wait and see how it shapes up in a few patch cycles. Regardless of its flaws, this is a love letter to the Friday the 13th franchise, and it's a game that fans should love.

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Destructoid
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2017

There aren't many games that can offer a camaraderie aspect to the survival horror genre, and Friday the 13th delivers in that regard. It could certainly use a lot more fine tuning and adjustments, but for now, it delivers on a solidly campy experience.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Nov 7, 2017

Friday The 13th is a game of amazing frame work. For a game that revolves around the slasher killer and victim dynamic, it falls short due to just being about one killer and one movie franchise. If there were more slasher legends and more locations based on other film franchises, then you'd have a truly killer game; but at this time we just have another dud of a reboot.

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Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

6 / 10
Jun 1, 2017

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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Hardcore Gamer
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
May 29, 2017

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.

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Game Informer
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2017

The cat-and-mouse gameplay is exciting and captures classic horror-movie moments – when the game actually works, which isn't often enough

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Areajugones
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2017

Friday the 13th: The Game has a very interesting formula, but it needs to be polished in order to be completely enjoyable. It features the essence of the movies, but it has some gameplay issues that need to be addressed soon.

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TrueAchievements
Jun 6, 2017

If Illfonic and Gun Media 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.

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The Angry Joe Show
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jun 6, 2017
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Spaziogames
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2017

Friday the 13th: The Game has a lot of potential, but is an incomplete game with only one mode e without the single player campaign. Right now is afflicted by many bug and glitches and it needs a lot of support and polishing.

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IGN Italy
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2017

An ambitious and brave survival horror that suffers of technical limits, as well as of an asynchronous gameplay that goes too far in favor of Jason.

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Cheat Code Central
2.9 / 5.0
2.9 / 5.0
Jun 1, 2017

As of now, Friday the 13th: The Game is unique and has its brilliant moments, but it's not a game I'd recommend picking up. It can be too dull of an experience. I think it's mostly diehard fans who will enjoy this the most at this moment. Despite all of this, I could see myself revisiting this game from time to time with some friends who are in it more for a laugh than a scare.

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GamePro
58 / 100
58 / 100
May 31, 2017

Atmospheric, but bugged and illconceived tribute to the movie, that would have been much better as an early-access game.

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NZGamer
5.7 / 10.0
5.7 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2017

It's not just Jason that haunts this game. Bugs, lag, and lack of servers are the main horrors here.

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Marooners' Rock
5.6 / 10.0
5.6 / 10.0
May 31, 2017

I had fun and I had frustration. Only time will tell if I re-visit the game and have the time of my life.

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The Digital Fix
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2019

Friday the 13th The Game makes an attempt at a killing but merely manages to fall on its own machete due to its clunky controls and limited gameplay options.

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GameZone
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
May 30, 2017

Despite being a fun game at its core (even with some issues presented in gameplay), a number of bugs and glitches in Friday the 13th: The Game make it hard to enjoy.

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Gameblog
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jul 3, 2017

Friday The 13th has a good gameplay concept, but it still disappoints. Counselors' gameplay is quickly redundant, and embodying Jason is cool but too occasional, but above all the game seems really far from being finished, and that's quickly frustrating.

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PlayStation Universe
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2017

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.

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Hobby Consolas
48 / 100
48 / 100
Jun 4, 2017

A great opprtunity gone to waste beacuse of the lack of content, numerous technical issues and terrible servers. It offers great ideas, but they end sunk at the bottom of Crystal Lake.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
May 27, 2017

Friday the 13th: The Game shouldn't have been released in the sad state it currently is in. From glitches that make players invincible to terrible matchmaking that had me waiting over 10 minutes to get into a room, it's putting it nicely to call the end product a mess. It's really heartbreaking to see since there are still positives that mange to shine through if one can look past the galling lack of polish. The core gameplay, when it works properly, can be fun when played with friends, and there are some refreshing ideas underneath the jank. Several months from now it may become the multiplayer hit it strives to be, but right now it's an embarrassing release that can't be recommended.

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ZTGD
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2017

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.

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GameCynic
4.2 / 10.0
4.2 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2017

Friday the 13th takes its eighties theme a little too literally, ending up just like other movie-licensed games of the era — becoming an awful, sluggish disappointment. Despite the game's promising premise, Friday the 13th fails to keep its head above water. Avoid this game.

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GameSpot
4 / 10
4 / 10
Jun 2, 2017

A week after launch, Friday the 13th remains the buggy and sometimes-broken game it was on the day of its release.

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Stevivor
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Jun 9, 2017

Friday The 13th: The Game has the potential to be a great game but sadly it's not right now.

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Polygon
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2017

Encounters between Jason and counselors should be the high point, but they're often just dull and repetitive

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TheXboxHub
Jun 14, 2017

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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Super Deformed Gamescast
Jun 1, 2017

An absolute disaster. Ugly, boring, unfun, bug-ridden, and unimaginative, Friday the 13th is the clear frontrunner for worst game of the generation, and possibly the one before.

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