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20.2 hrs on record (15.6 hrs at review time)
Early Access Review
I would give this game 9/10

Great game, big fan of the original Dune (1992 adventure game) & the later Dune 2 (by Westwood Studies) back in the day and I'm pleased to say this latest release lives up to them.

The different dynamics of the Dune Spice Wars makes the game very challenging where you need to think carefully at your approach. I fell into the trap following how I play games like Red Alert, Age of Empires & Dune 2 by building everything as quickly as I could to expand my empire and control the battlefield only to run into economic ruin. Once I learnt this important lesson I started to really understand how this game needs to be played (almost remind me of those strategy style board games). As the game runs on it gets harder to maintain that balance of expansion & control vs economy where spice control really is key if you are to win. If you like straight forward Red Alert style games with all out war with hundreds of units you may find this game slow and too much to think about however if you like more strategy based games that require a lot more thinking & decision making this game delivers that, plus it's Dune!

It will be interesting to see how the developers expand this game, I would lover to see other worlds added, maybe even have different houses start on their own planets and expand across worlds with trading & movement of troops between planets as the game runs. I'd also like to see House Ordos make a return as one of the factions.
Posted May 7, 2022.
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3,839.1 hrs on record (369.2 hrs at review time)

Amazing game, as a hardcore FPS player loyal to games like Counter-Strike for over 10 years I have to say this game has now hooked me into the battle royale scene. It's got it all and as a spectator e-sports I could even see myself watching matches far more enjoyable than those of 5vs5 CSGO matches.

The developers also seem to be putting a lot of work in as well which is great to see, with new maps, weapons & updates being released almost weekly.

The only thing stopping this game getting the full 10/10 is the game dynamics which need a little more work. The game required a lot of computing power to run it smooth at full graphic detail. The movement can be a bit laggy at times, the aim at moving targets is very hit & miss, there are some buggy movements which can add the fun when playing with friends.

In all I love this game, great fun for solo players & those who want to play with team mates. I highly recommend it!!
Posted June 24, 2018.
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127.5 hrs on record (28.0 hrs at review time)
I give it 8/10

Great fun, would highly recommend it to those gamers looking for something a little different from the normal FPS games. However the game doesn't come without its downsides which I do hope the developer addressing in future updates such as the lack of customised control features & limited long term gameplay.

Positive points:
1. Concept is great although very similar to Dead By Daylight.
2. Jason animations are super & you do feel as if you are at Camp Crystal Lake from the original horror films.
3. Great game to play with friend on a Saturday night without all the stress of competitive play, just buckets of fun.
4. The 3D world & graphics are decent & up to today's standards.
5. The upgrades keep you playing for the time being.

Negative points:
1. No ability to customise your controls.
2. Just the 3 maps, this may change but for now it's a little repetitive.
3. Games like this after a whilst can becoming boring quickly, I hope the developer keeps adding new features to keep the game live.
4. Not fully convinced the game balance of Jason over the counsellors is right, Jason seems to be 'overpowered' in my view and I question whether you stand any real chance of hiding under beds or in cupboards when he seems to be able to locate you within seconds by his sense. Even if you do get caught & manage to escape you can't out run him & your only hope is to hop in & out of windows all night long hoping the clock runs down. I would love to see the hiding & fear factor play out more.

It will be interesting to see whether this game or Dead By Daylight ends up winning the battle of the best horror survival game. Although Dead By Daylight is far more polished & I feel has greater fear factor Friday 13th has the legend of horror himself and that alone scores a big hit until Freddy is released!

Posted June 1, 2017.
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83.5 hrs on record (18.4 hrs at review time)
fantastically sick game, love the whole idea. A must try!!
Posted December 18, 2016.
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