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Generally favorable reviews- based on 671 Ratings

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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

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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. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Oct 13, 2014
    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. Negative: 54 out of 233
  1. Feb 2, 2020
    10
    Thanks Scott Cawthon for such amazing game. I just want to leave this rating here to help him
  2. Apr 12, 2022
    10
    The game itself is scary, especially when you are wearing headphones. However, when you discovered the pattern, it will become easy. The gameThe game itself is scary, especially when you are wearing headphones. However, when you discovered the pattern, it will become easy. The game is jumpscare-reliability, and it's making me on the edge of my seat just by managing the power system and mainly the mechanics of this game. Yes, the mechanics. This game's mechanics is what fascinate me, it is the reason why you feel scared. 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. Nov 26, 2021
    8
    Very well made game that is sure to keep you waiting. Very tense and creative gameplay for its time. Though it does rely on jumpscares. TheVery well made game that is sure to keep you waiting. Very tense and creative gameplay for its time. Though it does rely on jumpscares. The story is intriguing and quite terrifying. Expand
  5. Apr 1, 2022
    7
    Although it is not the best game, Scott brought us Five Nights at Freddy's, a good game that would soon bring us an extensive saga.
  6. Apr 18, 2016
    5
    My opinion on this game is that you either like the concept, or you just DON'T.
    I personally enjoy the game, but it gets stale quickly.
    My opinion on this game is that you either like the concept, or you just DON'T.
    I personally enjoy the game, but it gets stale quickly.
    Nobody's opinion of this game should make you think less of anyone.
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  7. Jul 5, 2016
    0
    Its the worst game i ever played you cant even move it was horrible its not scary at all you cant even move its fanbase is trash its boringIts the worst game i ever played you cant even move it was horrible its not scary at all you cant even move its fanbase is trash its boring worst game i ever played Expand

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