Review: Friday the 13th: The Game (PlayStation 4)

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!


  • Decent graphics.
  • 5.38GB Download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • How to play section- Read through the many chapters.
  • Game play sees you try and survive, escape or kill Jason. Or you play as Jason and you have to use your abilities to track down and kill all the counselors.
  • Two modes- Quick play and private matches.
  • You can basically say the game is nothing more than a giant deadly game of hide and seek.
  • Escaping methods- Fix the phone and ring the police, Survive the night, Fix the car or boat and drive away or kill Jason.
  • Earn EXP doing actions and playing. EXP unlocks new characters and outfits.
  • 8 player online game.
  • Collectibles are hidden Pamela tapes.
  • Very atmospheric thanks to the iconic music and sound effects.
  • Can lay down traps barricade doors or hide under beds and in wardrobes.
  • Three maps- Crystal lake, Packanack and
  • Party and invite system.
  • 10 counselors each with unique stats.
  • Stamina- Used for running and jogging.
  • Loot drawers for parts, weapons, maps and walkie talkies.
  • Walkie talkie allows you to communicate to people anywhere otherwise chat is proximity based. Remember Jason can speak!
  • When you die you are muted in game.
  • Buy new ways to kill people for Jason.
  • When dead you can spectate players and use the camp cameras.
  • Fear-When you see dead bodies or get chased or lights go out, Your fear will build which slowly limits your view and HUD.
  • HUD shows a mini map and your stamina bar and item list.
  • Can carry upto 3 items.
  • Items and phone locations all randomise every game.
  • Jason gets his abilities over time and can morph, Fast travel around the map, Stalk and has bear traps and throwing knives.
  • Jason- Unlock new Jason models from the films and each one comes with unique weapons from the movies.
  • Very much a fan service and very respectable to the film franchise.
  • So much fun to play.
  • When you hear Jason’s Ki Ki Ki Ma Ma Ma it means you has another ability.
  • EXP also generates CP which is used to roll for perks. Each character can have 3 perks and Jason can have 4 death unlocks.
  • Perks- A lot of perks to randomly collect. From things like spawn with an item to faster regen of stamina to being able to fix faster. All perks are ranked from common to epic and each time a perk rolls it gives you different stats.
  • Fixing the phone or vehicles trigger a mini game where its a QTE and messing up slows you down and also makes more noise.
  • Jason can see noise thanks to indicators on screen. Pulsating circles show the direction of the noise and how much.
  • Crouching will limit how much noise you make but you walk so slowly.
  • When Jason is close by the music will play, Unless he has stalk as stalk will stop the music playing.
  • Jason deaths range from throwing people through windows to knocking their head off to a fireplace smash and punching someones chest out. Gruesome but awesome.
  • Controls are easy enough to get used too.
  • You can call in back up in the form of Tommy Jarvis. A random dead or escaped counselor will come back as him and you are armed with a shotgun.
  • Attacks- You can stun Jason with flare guns, Fire crackers or shotguns and weapons. It is possible to kill Jason but good luck with that.
  • Spawn preference option- Choose to just be a counselor or Jason or either. Who plays Jason each game is random and no way of defiantly being him.
  • Addictive.


  • Graphics do look a little dated in same places.
  • Long waiting times.
  • Pressing PS button when matchmaking will cancel it.
  • No mute all button.
  • Only one control scheme.
  • No host migration.
  • Lot of random disconnects.
  • Lag.
  • Hit detection is bad coupled with Jason having a ridiculous grab move.
  • Glitches like ragdolling, Walking through walls.
  • Can team kill.
  • No clear fear based meter. Instead you have to look at your face to see.
  • No single player or offline (It is coming)
  • Same cut scene at the start and finish of each game.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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