Five Nights at Freddy's Image
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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: 61 out of 85
  2. Negative: 18 out of 85
  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. May 16, 2015
    10
    A game with a very good idea , mechanics never seen before. Without his highly original way of delivering horror .
    Just a game that can be
    A game with a very good idea , mechanics never seen before. Without his highly original way of delivering horror .
    Just a game that can be scary, and when you no longer given, simply finish it, you'll be many hours.
    Recommended .
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  4. Sep 4, 2014
    8
    Extremely simplistic, but very original and fun for a $5 asking price. It's a good horror game to hold you over until the AAA releases of TheExtremely simplistic, but very original and fun for a $5 asking price. It's a good horror game to hold you over until the AAA releases of The Evil Within and Alien Isolation, if Outlast is getting a little old.
    Make your friends play this. Hooked up my PC to a 32 in. TV at a friends house and played this game, my friend hid in his closet after his first jumpscare.
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  5. Nov 3, 2014
    8
    Jumps scares are cheap in most horror games. Creating the illusion of fear with a quick loud noise a scary image that you couldnt avoid thrownJumps scares are cheap in most horror games. Creating the illusion of fear with a quick loud noise a scary image that you couldnt avoid thrown into your face. Five Nights at Freddys perfects the horror genre at sets the bar as a result. Instead of throwing jump scares at you left right and centre, the game builds up to them, the fear is no longer even the fear of the jump scare, because the atmosphere, the setting, the mood and the danger is so personal to you and so real the fear is not wanting to be caught by those creepy animatronics, complimented by a jump scare that you as the player had the ability to prevent by your skill and strategy.
    Im no good at the game. The fear aspect of it us so real for me i just freeze up when playing. I keep the doors locked, run the power out and press the escape button. My fiance is the true master of this game. Completing all the nights without fear. If youre not scared of being caught by the creatures of this game then you shall succeed fairly more than those like me who are scared.
    This game is so perfect in terms of the horror and atmosphere. The gameplay is simple and if you play this game with headphones on, volume cranked up to max, 12am and lights turned off, youll get the full spooky complete experience that this game has to offer.
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  6. Aug 25, 2014
    6
    I have seen more rule 34 on this game than I have convincing arguments as to why its this unprecedented evolutionary horror game that isI have seen more rule 34 on this game than I have convincing arguments as to why its this unprecedented evolutionary horror game that is breaking the mold all of a sudden. The supernatural angle and the "lore" of this game are absolutely silly. It comes off like a bad R.L. Stine novella. The limited animations, the ridiculous creature designs and the fact that every major Lets player on the planet is cashing in on its "spook" factor is starting to smack of irrationality. Its also a very short game that the developer is making far too much money from when in all likelihood you will drop it after about an hour. Much like "Slender" and other low budget "horror" games, Five Nights at Freddy's has a very short life-expectancy in terms of legitimate enjoyment to be gained from playing it. Its unclear as to why its become such an enigma, but I'm certain its just another flavor-of-the-month in a pool of mediocrity. Expand
  7. May 19, 2015
    0
    this game's terrible and not's scary this game sucks a lot beacuse it not scary the fans are kids that don't know what's terror the games theythis game's terrible and not's scary this game sucks a lot beacuse it not scary the fans are kids that don't know what's terror the games they want to play the1° resident evil.musics whaaaaaaaaaaaa don't have musics only "scary' efects it dont have 3d models only photos but that's not bad but it bad used on this game and it have jumpscares this game is the worst hong kong 97 is better Expand

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