10 Video Games You're Secretly A Fan Of

10. Friday The 13th

Friday the 13th
Gun Media

Much like the movies that inspired it, IllFonic's Friday the 13th video game is a textbook guilty pleasure: a game that most of us know isn't very good in any classical sense, but is nevertheless a charming enough love letter to the source material to satisfy.

The hook, admittedly, is brilliant. Friday the 13th is an asymmetric multiplayer survival horror game in which six players take the roles of hapless camp counsellors, while one player fills the shoes of Jason Voorhees himself.

If nothing else, the game nails the kitschy tone and grotty aesthetic of the movies perfectly, even if its low budget also ensures it's rife with bugs and general gameplay jank which have held it back from becoming a wider breakout hit.

Yet while many niche multiplayer games end up quickly dying off, thanks to consistent support from IllFonic and a dedicated player-base, there are still hundreds of players online at any one time as we approach Friday the 13th's three-year anniversary.

Though in no way a critical fave and understandably dismissed by those especially sensitive to jank, the multiplayer slasher has nevertheless won itself a loyal cult of fans, and if you give it a chance, you just might join them.


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