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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: 63 out of 91
  2. Negative: 21 out of 91
  1. Sep 27, 2014
    10
    It's been since the original Amnesia game came out I had a good scare, this changed because of this game. Finally a game that's easy toIt's been since the original Amnesia game came out I had a good scare, this changed because of this game. Finally a game that's easy to understand, has a funny story, some jokes around and tons of jumpscares. Expand
  2. Apr 8, 2015
    10
    Five Night's at Freddy's is an indie point-and-click horror-strategy game made by Scott Cawthon. It's game-play is simple to grasp, but hardFive Night's at Freddy's is an indie point-and-click horror-strategy game made by Scott Cawthon. It's game-play is simple to grasp, but hard to really master it unless you play it for a long time (Ahem, Markiplier). You are a night guard in an office, and you can check the cameras, check the blind spots next to the doors, or just just the doors so that some animatronic gets in and stuffs you in a suit full of metal. But, all of these things decrease you power, and when you power is at 0%, you are dead, UNLESS you make it to 6 AM. In fact, to survive a night, you'll need to manage your power AND the animatronics until it's 6. Now, be careful, because there is this one camera that you have to check moderately, or else a pirate fox -again- stuffs you in a suit filled with metal. The visuals are very dirty and dark, which just adds an atmosphere. Same with the sound. No gore or blood needed. Scott used the Uncanny Valley perfectly and also mixed it with nostalgia of Chuck E. Cheese's. It's story is told throughout the series very subtly, but carefully (except for a few loopholes, but still). It doesn't have much music, but the game didn't need it. The price is awesome, at 4.99 US dollars. THAT'S UNDER NINE DOOOOOLLAAAARS!!! Final Statement: It's better than Beiber, I mean, Bonnie. Expand
  3. 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
  4. Jun 13, 2015
    8
    A Pretty interesting new genre of Horror, but there should NOT, be a sequel.Most of the time when i play, they get me with a jump scare, soA Pretty interesting new genre of Horror, but there should NOT, be a sequel.Most of the time when i play, they get me with a jump scare, so far i like it a lot, but the problem is, that if you try to play it once, you will never try to play again, just admit it, no one plays this twice. Could be Played in under an hour, very nice. Expand
  5. Sep 20, 2014
    7
    I'll start with the negatives: The game is only about 1-2 hours, and 3 if you have a bit more fun with it. The backstory seems generic whenI'll start with the negatives: The game is only about 1-2 hours, and 3 if you have a bit more fun with it. The backstory seems generic when you piece it all together. The scares do die down after the first few nights, and it can slide to more of the annoying side. The game is WAY overhyped, in my opinion. It isn't scariest-game-of-all-time, but it does satisfy at some points. The location even seems a bit generic.

    The Positives: The gameplay is something that isn't seen much. You can't move. You only have three actions: shut the doors, turn on the lights, and check the camera. It's blended together to create a well placed im-gonna-die feeling. The game may sound simple, and it is, but it also presents a challenge that I oddly haven't really experienced in other games. The game is difficult, and if you screw up on later nights just a little, then you can officially say you're dead. The story, also generic, presents itself in a way that makes it vague and makes you want to piece it all together. Once you do, there is room for even more thoughts and speculation.

    Other comments: No. This game isn't 100% scary. The animatronics and the setting won't scare you. It may make you feel uncomfortable, but that's even only for a little bit. The scares come from the fact that you can't move, and you can only do a few functions. That kicks in survival mode for people. You don't want to get caught, and that's where the scares are. You won't be able to fight back. But again, the scares can be short lived.

    Is the game worth $5? Yes. This isn't a must-have game, but if you have the cash, I would recommend looking at this game. It's really fun, but just know that this game will only last for a few hours.

    Then why does it have a 7? Well, it's painfully generic with the story. I looked at it and even found myself saying "Really?" It's an entertaining game, and this is a great start to a series.
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  6. Oct 14, 2014
    6
    I do think that this is a scary game yes, but I really do not think that this is worth five dollars. For about an hour worth of gameplay. OnlyI do think that this is a scary game yes, but I really do not think that this is worth five dollars. For about an hour worth of gameplay. Only pop ups yes. Atmosphere is dull but yet sinister.

    All I can say about this game is get it on sale. Only when it's on sale.
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  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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