Five Nights At Freddy’s is a computer game about one security guard’s struggle to survive seven nights at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, a cheerful pizzeria with a dark past. Released on August 20 for Steam, this indie horror game is viewed through the eyes of the player, who takes on the role of a security guard. You must monitor the cameras to look out for the four animatronics: Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie Bunny, Chica Chicken, and Foxy the Pirate Fox.
The player’s safety depends on viewing the security cameras and closing the doors on the animatronics because the player cannot move around on their own around the pizzeria. However, the player has a limited amount of battery that cannot be recharged, so once all the battery power is gone, it’s game over. Each of the four animatronics has a unique pattern of movements that the player should take notes of to plan strategies against so the player does not get killed. Each level is harder than the last. There are actually seven levels, the last two can be unlocked by surviving the first five nights.
Most interesting, however is the presence of Golden Freddy, a not-so-hidden easter egg who will crash the player’s game if they happen to stare at it for too long. The only other good character is the former security guard who will give the player information about the place for the first four nights over the phone.
Overall, Five Nights At Freddy’s is a very unique game that definitely brings out the horror aspect of the genre as well as instilling paranoia into the player’s mind, as they cautiously look out for these four robots before they can try to kill the player. The only downside with this is that it becomes boring after continually playing the game, since the player becomes used to the animatronics’ patterns and the horror theme just fades away.
This game is worth playing for the thrill, especially if players are scared by animatronic animals screaming into their face.