Reviewed by: Phantomhour (Brendan Graham)
Do you love jump scares? Do you like frightening noises and demonic laughter? Then get ready for Freddy. Five Nights At Freddy’s is a game where you play as the newest security guard working at a children’s pizzeria place. Why would a pizzeria need a security guard? Only at night. Wait a minute….
The game is simple, you are stuck in the office with only access to security cameras, a door latch and the lights. Did I mention you only get one battery? A battery that drains faster than an iPhone playing Bioshock. Yup, so you need to be able to judge when and where you need to use that battery. Not scared yet?
How about now? I sure am. Imagine flipping the camera up and seeing this. How’d he get out of his room? Well, that’s where the danger comes in. These animatronics, don’t take kindly to strangers, and they want you. But this awful looking monster isn’t even the worst of it. There’s another character that does even something more terrifying, and I cannot spoil what it is. But here is where he lies.
Pirates Cove. Let’s just say, if you see it, and then you look again and it’s gone, you better lock the doors, immediately. I mentioned jump scares before, and this game has them in waves. I don’t think I’ve jumped so much in a game in a long time, and dammit, the scares are unexpected and they are good.
One of the big issues with this game, is that it gets repetitive and it gets there fast. Sure, each night gets harder in difficulty, but the scares eventually turn to frustration, and instead of screaming, you’ll want to punch the walls when you get snatched by one of the ghoulish four, and you only had seconds to go.
It’s still a blast to play, but don’t expect to find it scary throughout it’s whole run time. But when it is scary, good lord, some of you may have your lights on for awhile and may never visit a Chuck e Cheese ever again.
It’s available on PC, Mac, iOS and Android now.
7.5 Jumpscares out of 10.
Scares: 8.5/10, some really intense jump scares may frighten off players before they can finish this one.
BEWARE: Scary Characters, demonic noises, found footage themes, giggling, children’s laughter, creepy imagery.