‘Friday the 13th’ Game: 5 Horror Titles Devs Should Do Next

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Marilyn Burns as Sally Hardesty in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre – Courtesy of Bryanston Pictures

3. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Many horror fans consider the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre film to be the scariest movie of all time. Could some of that fear be recaptured in the video game?

For this one, I’d like to see a fairly similar approach with Friday the 13th: The Game, but with some elements of Manhunt thrown in. The maps should be much bigger, scattering the players further apart. Different houses can be in the area, as well as certain buildings like the slaughterhouse. You can benefit from finding your friends to survive with, but you’d have to find them first.

And that’s the thing, you’re not just sneaking by Jason. By using Leatherface’s family, multiple players could be killers. You could feature movie characters like the hitchhiker and Chop Top. They wouldn’t be quite as powerful as Jason Voorhees, but with more than just one looking for you, they’d still be just as terrifying.

Resident Evil 7 is currently enjoying success from its recent release. It’s obviously very inspired by the TCM movies. That kind of gritty, real horror still strikes a chord with people today. And a quality game actually set in the TCM universe would be absolutely incredible.