Friday The 13th: The Game is developed by IIIFonic. The game was officially released on May 26th, 2017, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The survival horror is based on the film franchise.
In order to capture the feel of the original films, the developers have set the game in the mid-1980s.
The game is all about surviving the notorious Jason Voorhees. Up to seven players are thrown at Camp Crystal Lake, where they try and survive against one player who is controlling Jason. In order to survive, the players need to fill objectives, which are easier to fill when coordinating with other players. These objectives allow the players to escape the camp, or survive until the time runs out. Some of these objectives require the players to repair a broken vehicle, call the cops, or hide from Jason. Jason can also be killed. However, it is not as easy as it sounds. This requires a great amount of teamwork, coordination, and planning, and it is still difficult task to perform.
There are plenty of places where the players can hide from Jason. The players can hide under mattresses, in a camping tent, or into an armoire. If the player chooses to escape, it will require a great deal of work. He will need to enter every building he can find to find items like fuel, batteries, keys, so he can repair cars and boats. The items are placed randomly across the map. This requires the players to communicate with each other and coordinate their efforts to find these items and report Jason sightings.
On the other hand, the player who controls Jason needs to kill as many players as possible. Jason Voorhees comes with special abilities such as being able to sense nearby players and teleport anywhere on the map.
Once a player gets caught by Jason, he has a small chance to fight back by hitting Jason with a single-use weapon such as flare gun, or a pocket knife.
Progression in the game is measured by leveling up. With each level, the player unlocks new outfits for the teenagers and different versions of Jason. The player also earns currency that can be spent to unlock new execution animations for Jason, and perks for the teenagers. Some of those perks include faster driving, longer stuns, better starting weapons, higher damage resistance and more.
The latest update of the game comes with a single-player mode that consists of objective-based missions that were adapted from the films, but there are some original scenarios as well.
Playing as Jason gives the thrill of hunting down players and executing them in a gory fashion while playing as a teenager gets you all shivered up while trying to survive and escape.