Get in the Halloween Spirit
Two new games are now available for download for those who have Xbox Live Gold. These new games are Friday the 13th: The Game and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge. While Ninja Gaiden is a classic series for the Xbox fans. It is the addition of Friday the 13th that is the most notable. Especially with Halloween around the corner.
Friday the 13th was a massive hit upon release. It was probably the first game of its kind to add every horror movie trope into a video game. The game has two teams, the camp councilors, and Jason. It is Jason’s responsibility to hunt down and gruesomely murder each player as fast as he can. While it is the players on the councilor’s side to escape from the campgrounds.
This might sound like it is isn’t very exceptional or unique. However, the additions of small things that are common with horror movies make for some very intense and sometimes funny situations. For instance, Jason can only walk when he is nearby a camper, just like in the movies. But when he is not seen or close to anyone he can fly around the map and appear at the most inopportune times.
This is the perfect game to play with people who you know. There is nothing quite like sneaking up behind unsuspecting friends and hacking them to death with a machete. Or frantically trying to find gasoline and a battery for a car that won’t start, only for Jason to suddenly walk out of the woods just as you get it started. It really is amazing how many movie moments happen within this game organically.
Friday the 13th: The Game and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge are both available to Xbox Live Gold members until November 15th.