Gun Media Friday the 13th

Last updated date: June 26, 2019

DWYM Score
6.2

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 96 expert reviews, the Gun Media Gun Media Friday the 13th placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
5.5
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.8
434 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The Game provides exciting moments on occasion, they’re infrequent and all too brief. In one match, I tried to escape in a car and narrowly swerved out of Jason’s way as he teleported in front of me.
- Polygon
June 5, 2017 | Full review
Playing as Jason is an empowering experience that captures the feel of the original films.
- GameSpot
May 25, 2017 | Full review
Jason is also very fun to play as; especially when you hear the panicked voices of the counselors you're about to kill. And each kill move is very satisfying to watch and perform as well, making both ways to play a match very entertaining and fun.
- Keen Gamer
June 2, 2017 | Full review
This is some of the most fun multiplayer I’ve touched in quite a while, and definitely the most fun I’ve ever had with an asymmetric multiplayer title.
- CGM
May 26, 2017 | Full review
It's appropriately difficult to escape.
- Playstation Lifestyle
May 27, 2017 | Full review
The level of customisation can also be used when selecting your Jason. You can choose different, classic Jason’s from the franchise as well as being able to upgrade your kill selection. These can be, for example, as simple as a choke kill when you edit your non-weapon choices to something as brutal as the jaw rip! You also have a variety of new weapon kills too, just to keep you entertained no matter what.
- The X Box Hub
June 15, 2017 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The Game is also plagued by constant crashes that seemed to happen every four or five matches. This happened consistently between several different people and groups that I played in.
- Polygon
June 5, 2017 | Full review
Poor animations and clipping issues lead to frustrating mishaps.
- GameSpot
May 25, 2017 | Full review
Unfortunately, there is no story at all to speak of in Friday The 13th: The Game.
- Keen Gamer
June 2, 2017 | Full review
My only real issue is on the technical side of things. To preface, the PC version is honestly fantastic – the pretty visuals are rendered with the muted hues hallmark to popular 80’s cinema, and the game runs like a dream. Yet I did encounter some interesting bugs. Jason being unable to let go of a counselor he killed or being unable to open a closet where somebody was hiding are just two examples.
- CGM
May 26, 2017 | Full review
Ridiculous server issues.
- Playstation Lifestyle
May 27, 2017 | Full review
The Game has the longest load times I have EVER experienced in a video game. I had to wait almost 10 mins every time I selected “quick play” so I could play a standard game, which is just ridiculous in this day and age. Sometimes it didn’t even load at all so I had to quit, which took another good minute, before then trying again!
- The X Box Hub
June 15, 2017 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

From the most storied franchise in slasher history comes Friday the 13th: The Game, a love-letter to a date synonymous with horror. Players will get to live out the movies as they take on the role of Jason Voorhees for the very first time in gaming history! Playing as either Jason or a Camp Counselor, gamers will witness the rampaging madness of a cold-blooded killer as he stalks his way through Camp Crystal Lake. The game is a faithful tribute to the franchise, all the way down to the tiniest detail. Whether it's one of the many iconic film locations that have been chosen for the game, or the various Jason Voorhees models themselves, fans can rest assured that everything in Friday the 13th: The Game has been painstakingly recreated with accuracy in mind. This is truly the love letter Friday the 13th fans have waited more than 30 years for. This retail disc version comes equipped with all new exclusive DLC along with the base game. FRIDAY THE 13TH and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and New Line Productions, Inc. and Horror, Inc. (each to the extent of their interest). Your device must meet all minimum requirements to open this product OS Xbox one architecture x64.

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2. Rockstar Red Dead Redemption 2
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3. Square Enix Final Fantasy XIV
Overall Score: 9.0
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4. Blizzard Overwatch
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5. Capcom Monster Hunter World
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6. Mojang Minecraft
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7. EA Sports FIFA 19
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8. EA Star Wars Battlefront 2
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9. EA The Sims 4
Overall Score: 6.8
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10. Gun Media Friday the 13th
Overall Score: 6.2
Expert Reviews: 7

An Overview On Online Games

Gaming is far more fun when you can do it with friends. Even gameplay with one or more strangers can ignite the spirit of competition, taking your experience to the next level. At one time, if you want a group game night, you had to invite friends over to your place. Today, though, thanks to the internet, you can hang out at home alone and play against people located across the world.

When you think of your favorite games over the years, you probably specifically remember the setup of the game itself. There were likely characters and a story that engaged you, but simple games can be just as enthralling. As games have evolved, though, gamers have begun to demand an immersive experience, allowing them to feel as though they’re part of the game, rather than simply watching as a spectator.

But while today’s online gaming landscape may be crowded, there are some games that stand out from the crowd. They’ve managed to find a way to capitalize on the popularity of online multiplayer gaming and create games that draw players in and keep them there. With each new release, these games provide crisper graphics and more realistic settings, further drawing players into their imaginary worlds.

But violence is an always-present concern, particularly for parents of teens who play. The Entertainment Software Rating Board helps with that, creating ratings for each game similar to the way movies are rated. Games that are rated E are suitable for everyone, while E 10+ is for players 10 years of age and older. Teen-rated games are approved for those ages 13 and up and games rated Mature are suitable for 17 and up. Some games are for adults only, and those games are marked with an “A” and warn that there can be prolonged scenes of intense violence or graphic sexual content. Games that involve players gambling with real currency are also rated for adults only.

DYWM Fun Fact

Playing others online was nothing new in the ’90s. It all started in the late ’70s when ARPANET connected universities across the U.S. in a way similar to what would eventually become the internet. Through ARPANET, end-users could connect a computer to a central mainframe, and then communicate with others who were also connected. In 1980, two students at the University of Essex in England created a game called MUD, which stood for “multiuser dungeon.” Users were able to connect up to play MUD in real-time, engaging in the first-ever online multiuser gameplay experience. As internet technology rapidly evolved in the 90s, several software manufacturers strove to make connecting and playing online easier, which pushed internet-based gaming to where it is today.

The Online Game Buying Guide

  • “Grand Theft Auto” fans have watched the game evolve over the years. Rockstar’s “Grand Theft Auto 5” brings interesting characters and interwoven storylines that enrich the experience. You aren’t stuck following just one story. Instead, you’ll weave in and out between three characters’ viewpoints, keeping things interesting throughout.
  • Players have become fascinated with the Wild West-era setting of “Red Dead Redemption.” Rockstar “Red Dead Redemption 2” introduces new protagonist Arthur Morgan, who goes on the run with the Van der Lidne gang as they try to evade federal agents and bounty hunters. The depth of the story does make it seem slow to some, as cowboy life sometimes can be, but the length of the game can deeply immerse the player in the story.
  • “Final Fantasy” has been a force in gaming since the 1980s, and Square Enix “Final Fantasy XIV” brings a new chapter. You’ll find the story in this one moves quickly as you battle other players.
  • Mojang’s “Minecraft” is popular for builders, giving you the opportunity to use supplies to create a 3-D generated world using building blocks and other materials. At the same time, you’re adventuring. With “Minecraft,” you get unlimited supplies and the option of playing either alone or with others online.
  • The gaming experience itself is what typically draws gamers to a specific online game. If you like an action-packed experience, you can’t go wrong with “Grand Theft Auto 5” and “Final Fantasy XIV,” which keep you on the edge of your seat throughout your gameplay. A richer, deeper experience comes with “Red Dead Redemption 2,” which lets you make decisions on missions. The gaming experience with Mojang’s “Minecraft” is more of a creative one, appealing to those who like building things.
  • At full 1080p resolution, “Grand Theft Auto 5” looks better than ever, giving you sharper detail on the characters and their surroundings. If you’ve played earlier versions of GTA, you’ll be surprised how far it’s come in recent years.
  • For those who prefer a more retro gaming experience, “Minecraft” has maintained its original block design, setting it apart from many other games on the market today. Square Enix “Final Fantasy XIV” has also remained true to its original design, allowing players to pick up and start playing even if years have passed since the last time they played.
  • Rockstar “Red Dead Redemption 2” is an open-world game, a genre that has become popular in recent years. You get to choose your own adventure as you make decisions throughout the game, enhancing the experience.
  • Violence is important to some buyers, especially those who have kids. “Grand Theft Auto” has always been on the violent side, but “Grand Theft Auto 5″” takes it to the next level once you progress farther into the game. It’s a level of violence not previously seen in the series. It does have an ESRB Mature rating, recommended for players 17 and older only. Rockstar’s “Red Dead Redemption 2” is also rated Mature 17+ due to violence and sexual content, among other issues.
  • If you’re looking for a more family-friendly option, Mojang “Minecraft” is safe for all ages, and  “Final Fantasy XIV” is rated safe for ages 13 and up.
  • One problem with online gaming is that it can be prone to technical issues. You’re relying on an internet connection, as well as the dependability of the server storing the game you’re playing. You may notice some dropped flames and visual glitches occasionally with “Grand Theft Auto 5,” and the rare graphical glitch can also affect gameplay with “Red Dead Redemption 2.” Although “Minecraft” is largely bug-free, you may find it lacks the polish of some of your favorite games. It’s better suited to those who like a retro gaming experience.