Review

Have you ever wanted to be a night watchman in a pizzeria filled with creepy animatronic robots? If so, you are in for an exciting treat with Five Nights at Freddy's. Developed by Scott Cawthon, this survival horror game will give you chills as you try to survive five nights of terror. It has become one of the most popular indie games of all ti...

Five Nights at Freddy's

  • Samanta Blumberg

Have you ever wanted to be a night watchman in a pizzeria filled with creepy animatronic robots? If so, you are in for an exciting treat with Five Nights at Freddy's. Developed by Scott Cawthon, this survival horror game will give you chills as you try to survive five nights of terror. It has become one of the most popular indie games of all time and continues to draw both new and old players alike. Let’s take a look at what makes this game so incredibly terrifying yet addicting. 

Be Prepared for Jump Scares and Frightening Animatronics

The gameplay of Five Nights at Freddy’s involves your character being hired as the night watchman in a pizzeria that is inhabited by four animatronic robots (Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie The Bunny, Chica The Chicken, Foxy The Pirate) during nighttime hours when they roam around freely. You aim to make it through all five nights without being killed by one of these robotic creatures or something else lurking in the darkness. You do this by using cameras placed throughout the building that allow you to monitor their movements while managing your limited resources such as lighting, electricity, doors, etc. It sounds simple enough, but trust us when we say it isn't. As if having these monstrous robots chasing after you weren’t scary enough, there are also plenty of jump scares thrown into play that will really get your heart racing.  

The main weakness of Five Nights at Freddy's lies within its simplistic gameplay mechanics, which tend to get pretty repetitive after playing for extended periods of time. Although there have been some attempts made at providing variety with each subsequent release, such as additional story content or mini-games, nothing major has been done thus far, which could possibly lead some players to feel uninterested or bored eventually.

Bottom Line

Despite its flaws, Five Nights at Freddy’s remains an incredibly fun and intense horror experience that never fails to deliver thrills no matter how many times you play it. Players continue coming back again and again - thanks largely due to its unique blend of suspenseful atmosphere combined with challenging puzzles - proving just how much they love getting scared out of their wits. If horror games are your thing then we highly recommend giving Five Nights At Freddy's a shot; just remember not to stay up too late trying to complete those levels.

 

Pros:
  • Intensely atmospheric and suspenseful
  • A unique take on the horror genre with a clever core mechanic
  • Excellent sound design and music
  • Creative use of jump scares
  • An interesting and mysterious story
Cons:
  • Limited gameplay with only five nights of play
  • Some of the puzzles can be difficult to solve
  • Animatronics can be difficult to avoid
  • Some of the visuals may appear outdated
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