Friday the 13th: The Game
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
This isn’t the worse licensed game I’ve ever played, but it was one that I feel a little disappointed in. I had fun and I had frustration. Only time will tell if I re-visit the game and have the time of my life.
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.
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.