Friday the 13th: The Game
|a game by||IllFonic LLC|
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If you want a fun multiplayer experience, Friday the 13th The Game is for you. If you have even the slightest interest in this franchise, you will get a real kick out of this game. Even if you do not, Friday the 13th The Game is still a fun and exciting time and a game that you and your buddies will really love to play together.
The idea of the game is that up to eight people can play at a time. One person gets to play as Jason and the others play as camp counselors looking to do all they can to survive. The game randomly picks who gets to play as Jason which is good as it saves arguments. If you are playing as a counselor, you want to survive and escape the camp. If you are playing as Jason, you simply want to kill everybody. It is a simple premise, but one that is so very fun.
Two Ways To Play
The thing about Friday the 13th The Game is that playing as a camp counselor and Jason are two very different experiences. Playing as a camp counselor you need to do tasks to make it easier for you to escape. This can range from calling the cops, to powering up a generator. Completing tasks is, of course, easier if you guys are working together. You do have some weapons that you can use in order to stun Jason so you can run away. It is worth noting that different councilors have different abilities so that is something to keep in mind. Also, if you play it right, one player can play as Tommy who is the only character that can actually kill Jason. Killing Jason requires a lot of work, but it is so awesome if you can do it… I have never actually managed it! Playing as Jason is, of course, the real draw of the game. He is a supernatural menace and you can stalk your victims in many ways. Making people freak out when you are playing as Jason is just as much fun as killing them and killing them can be brutal in this game.
Welcome To Camp
As I write this there are five maps in the game. Each one of the maps is based on a particular Friday the 13th movie so if you are a fan of the series that is really awesome. Also, the councilors and Jason himself will differ which is cool. They actually went all out with Jason in this game and being able to play as him as he looks in different movies is really great. The game is not the best looking or anything like that and it is very dark (for good reason too). But I feel that the people behind this game really did nail the aesthetic of the series so while it may be a little rough around the edges, I do like the way that the game looks.
Friday the 13th The Game is a game that I have spent many hours with (mainly on PS4) and I always have a great time. I will say that it is better if you are playing with people that you can talk to and hopefully that fully single-player mode will actually come out. Still, if multiplayer games are your thing this is well worth checking out.
- Captures the atmosphere of the movies very well
- Multiple designs of Jason to play as
- Features different camps from the movies
- You have to play as a team to escape
- Jason shows no mercy in this game at all!
- Still no in-depth single player mode
- It is a little rough around the edges as far as graphics go