Friday The 13th Killer Puzzle Review (PlayStation 4)

Help legendary horror icon Jason Voorhees stalk and slay campers across 100+ puzzle levels in a hilariously off-kilter puzzle game. Jason will terrorize victims from the campgrounds of Crystal Lake to the highrises of Manhattan, from supermax prisons to space stations… and beyond!

Pros:

  • 403.5MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Plays on Playstation 5 via backward compatible.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Easy trophy list.
  • 3 Modes- Play, Daily death, and murder marathon.
  • Play- Kind of the story mode. 12 chapters to unlock covering all the film’s eras. 13 levels within each chapter.
  • Puzzle gameplay, Slide Jason around, and take out the counselors.
  • Weapons- Earn bloodlust and level up to get a crate that has a handful of weapons.
  • Weapon rarity- Bronze, Silver, and Gold.
  • Can trade 3 weapons in for a random one.
  • Can rewind time in the game to undo moves or just restart.
  • Tutorial pops up as you play.
  • Easy to get into.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Death cutscenes are gory yet hilarious.
  • Final bonus kill pops up and triggers a stop the arrow in the marked area mini-game for bonus bloodlust.
  • Unlock new Jason outfits as you play.
  • Great brain workout.
  • Terrific soundtrack. Marathon mode has a rock playlist.
  • The pause menu has a dedicated ki-ki-ki-naa-maa button.
  • Murder marathon- Endurance/endless mode where you are doing the final bonus kill mini-game over and over.
  • Daily death- Random level, Do 13 days in a row for a bonus outfit.
  • Earn bloodlust in all modes.
  • Introduces new mechanics over time.
  • Plays well.
  • The humor throughout usually delivered from Mother the floating head.

Cons:

  • No PlayStation 5 upgrade option.
  • Nothing new from the previous games.
  • Doesn’t utilize the DS4 in any way.
  • No leaderboards.
  • No hint system.
  • Can’t skip levels in any way.
  • Replaying levels is not very beneficial.
  • Can get very repetitive.

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7/10

Summary

A gory puzzle game that is fun to play but more importantly, easy to get into and start slaying. It plays a lot like a digital version of those old slider puzzles you got as a kid, Navigates the level, and take out the pesky kids without getting killed. It has a lot of humor and the gore really isn’t that bad at all its very light. Daily death means you always have a reason to check in daily. Marathon is for your long session and the story is played to just get variety and new costumes. It is a game that whilst fun, is basically the same game over and over and that can get tiresome but for a small price, it’s worth it just to give your brain a workout. Little has changed as the game makes the jump from handheld to the big screen on Playstation 4 and 5.

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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