As someone who was Jason Voorhees for Halloween in fifth or sixth grade (probably not a great idea today), I’ve definitely been looking forward to stepping back into the hockey mask in Friday the 13th: The Game. So it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that I’ve found taking on the persona of Jason and roaming around as an iconic invincible force of murder is the highlight of this asymmetrical multiplayer killing spree. Unfortunately, the large majority of your time is spent controlling the machete-fodder, who are much less fun.
Let me start off by assuring you this is a much, much better game than whatever that crap was you might have played on NES. (That’s a low bar, granted.) The design borrows directly from the films which, when you think about it, were really asymmetrical multiplayer matches all along. It’s Jason versus up to seven teenagers: He’s hunting them, and they’re cooperating to escape.