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  • Summary: Welcome to your new summer job at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, where kids and parents enter for entertainment and food as far as the eye can see. The main attraction is Freddy Fazbear, of course; and his couple offriends. They are animatronic robots, programmed to please the crowds. The robots'Welcome to your new summer job at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, where kids and parents enter for entertainment and food as far as the eye can see. The main attraction is Freddy Fazbear, of course; and his couple offriends. They are animatronic robots, programmed to please the crowds. The robots' behavior has become somewhat unpredictable at night however, and it was much cheaper to hire you as a security guard than to find a repairman. From your small office you must watch the security cameras carefully. You have a very limited amount of electricity that you're allowed to use per night (corporate budget cuts, you know). That means when you run out of power for the night- no more security doors and no more lights! If something isn't right- namely if Freddybear or his friends aren't in their proper places, you must find them on the monitors and protect yourself if needed. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Aug 27, 2014
    90
    Five Nights at Freddy's is horror done right. No slasher techniques, no gore necessary.
  2. Aug 29, 2014
    90
    Entertaining, engaging and enveloping; once Five Nights at Freddy’s clasps its paws around you, it will be hard to let go.
  3. Aug 25, 2014
    80
    A simple design that's devilishly clever at messing with you.
  4. 80
    No nightmare can match the sheer terror of looking into the eyes of a plush monster that has come to tear you apart. A new kind of horror is in town. [Issue#245]
  5. Oct 4, 2014
    70
    Five Nights at Freddy's, even without both the third dimension and high production values in general, is really scary. It is a little horror game which will scare you with both its original idea and its implementation, proving there may be always a new approach in any genre.
  6. Sep 17, 2014
    63
    Nice concept but the sense of horror goes away really quickly. Action is presented in a repetitive way and the resource management doesn't work as well as it could have. Nonetheless the player will still have a few scares.
  7. Oct 21, 2014
    60
    Five Nights at Freddy’s presents an interesting concept to the player, and tries a different approach to the genre other than the usual asylum, graveyard and ghost town. Even the gameplay has something to say, but after the first minutes, once understood the mechanism, is hard to find a real interest in continuing playing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 69
  2. Negative: 13 out of 69
  1. Aug 14, 2014
    10
    I've play a ton of horror games and most of the time, they resort to cheap jump-scares and having a bad atmosphere. But when I saw this game,I've play a ton of horror games and most of the time, they resort to cheap jump-scares and having a bad atmosphere. But when I saw this game, I was stunned. Unlike most horror games, you are fixed in a tiny office, looking through cameras to see where the animatronic robots are. What's makes this even more creepy is that the story takes place in a kids pizza parlor where animatronic robots are based on character's from the pizza parlor. This game will scare you and leave you scared for the rest of the night. In short. BUY THIS GAME! Expand
  2. Oct 10, 2014
    10
    It's a great game besides giving hours of panic and fear of too many scares not wait to get out that the new turn in 2015 seje hopefully aIt's a great game besides giving hours of panic and fear of too many scares not wait to get out that the new turn in 2015 seje hopefully a great game or even better that my grade will be a 10 because this divided so 5 panic terror and fear scares 7 by 6.5 by 8.0 by mechanical and environmental !!!! Expand
  3. Jan 1, 2015
    10
    This game is scary, funny, tense all in one! It is the most original game i've seen in my life (not being sarcastic) i never thought that notThis game is scary, funny, tense all in one! It is the most original game i've seen in my life (not being sarcastic) i never thought that not moving would be this scary, the easter eggs are neat and spooky, the story is interesting and hard to find ;) Expand
  4. Nov 5, 2014
    8
    i rilchy think thes is a fan game(get it like the fan on ur dkes). its fun biocaz u ownly hav a cramea instade of a guon. it gats rilty eastyi rilchy think thes is a fan game(get it like the fan on ur dkes). its fun biocaz u ownly hav a cramea instade of a guon. it gats rilty easty if u rileze u wownt ever get kild bi boni or chincha if u kepe yoier cramea done Expand
  5. Aug 18, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. When I first viewed Five Nights at Freddy's, I thought it was a cheap game full of jump-scares. However, I was clearly wrong, as this is a very unique style of horror. Despite this being considered a scary game, I found the game to be less scare inducing and rather more tension and paranoia inducing. As many other reviews said, you cannot do to much about these freaky mascots approaching you until they're in range of your light or in some cases, running down the hallway or outside your door.

    The game-play in this overall was amazing, you have an amount of power you use and have to make it last all through the night. Using doors, lights, and even the camera all cost power. Another gameplay aspect are the bots and their different behaviors. Bonnie is the most active of the robots, commonly appearing outside your left door and quickly leaving. Chica is the second most active. She tends to linger and stay in rooms longer than the other robots, even when appearing outside your door, she'll tend to stay longer than most. Foxy is unique, he will appear if the player checks Pirate Cove too often or too little on night 3 (could also appear on night 2) and later. Foxy has 4 frames in Pirate Cove, one will show him hiding behind the curtain, another peering out of the curtain, then one moving towards the left side, and then one even closer to the left side. After the third frame is shown, a little while later if the player checks the hallway, Foxy will be charging down the hallway, giving the player a few seconds to close the doors. The last one is Freddy, unlike the others, he's kind of a mystery. You will hardly ever see him move around the room early in the week, only standing on the stage looking at the camera. He will only appear if the power runs out, and a song will play for 30 seconds before he attacks, unless time runs out. In the later nights however, he will go against normal strategy, being able to teleport through closed doors, and rapidly moving towards the player. Sometimes, Freddy will work with Chica, Bonnie or Foxy to fake out the player. This strategy involves Chica, Foxy, or Bonnie causing a distraction to keep the player occupied, and allowing Freddy to get to the player. Also, as Freddy becomes more active in the later nights, the bots become more erratic as they move towards the player, often twitching and moving in unusual ways.

    With all of these behaviors, you'd think the game would keep you always on edge. While this is mostly true, I believe it would've been more interesting if the bots could take more than 1 route, because as you see more of the game, you will begin to think, "Oh, Chica has left the stage. Well, better keep checking the right door." Okay, while that may not be entirely true because you have to focus on the other 3, it would have been more scary (and possibly drive many Lets players to insanity) to have the bots randomly decide which hallway they take. So you could have Chica and Bonnie take the same hallway, and have to deal with both of them. However, this is just a minor nitpick, and considering how much the game is worth, I shouldn't have the same expectations as I do for the Sims 4.

    Lastly, the sounds in this game add to the atmosphere and sometimes give hints to an approaching bot.

    All in all, I can conclude that this is a horror game that is far more just jump-scares, and I would recommend this game to anyone interested.
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  6. Sep 22, 2014
    7
    At first I thought this game would be another really lame horror game that would fail to tug at my fears of animatronics and horrid clownAt first I thought this game would be another really lame horror game that would fail to tug at my fears of animatronics and horrid clown makeup. But this one is slightly different - actually it's so unique and yet so simple, but it is quite a fright. "Five Nights at Freddy's" is nothing more than a "horror situation/survival simulator", and I do not mean that lightly: the game literally leaves you alone in a surveillance office as you - the night guard - watch over a pizza parlor full of animatronics that literally want to kill you. And let me be clear, these are not animatronics by definition but instead are "automotons". They will move and try to find you. Unfortunately for you, there is no leaving the office or moving all that much; you control security cameras and the 2 doors that lead to the office, all of which drains the little energy you absolutely need to run the shift rather quickly.

    I give "Five Nights at Freddy's" a 7 out of 10 simply because this is a game review and I will not lie, the game is not all that amazing. And as fun as it is (and rather boring to some extent, with no replay-ability), it fits the genre well! For horror game enthusiasts, gamers who want a scare, and those of you who share a fear of animatronics with me, buy Five Nights at Freddy's!
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  7. Jan 14, 2015
    0
    I can't believe how anyone can play this "game". it's a terribly illogical and irritating! not fun at all. and it's not scary. just stupid.I can't believe how anyone can play this "game". it's a terribly illogical and irritating! not fun at all. and it's not scary. just stupid. the concept is new, but bad! and jumpscares? really? Expand

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