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  • Summary: Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted is a virtual reality experience for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. FNaF VR: HW is a collection of classic and original mini-games set in the Five Nights universe. Survive terrifying encounters with your favorite killer animatronics in a collection ofFive Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted is a virtual reality experience for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. FNaF VR: HW is a collection of classic and original mini-games set in the Five Nights universe. Survive terrifying encounters with your favorite killer animatronics in a collection of new and classic FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S experiences. "Where fantasy and fun come to life!"

    * YOU'RE HIRED - Time to get your hands dirty. Repair claustrophobic ventilation systems, troubleshoot broken animatronics that could activate at any moment, or spend your evenings cowering in the nighttime security guard office.
    * CELEBRATE - Confront your favorite killer animatronics including; Freddy, Bonnie, Chica, Foxy, Springtrap, The Mangle, Funtime Foxy, and Circus Baby.
    * FUN FUN PRIZES - Toys, Plushies, Bobbleheads, and candy candy candy! Earn super fun prizes you can play with at the interactive Prize Counter! Collect well hidden Faz-Tokens to unlock even more rare collectibles for more SUPER FUN FUN FUN.
    * PIZZA PARTY - Scenes from classic titles have been updated and remade for a fully immersive VR experience including; Five Nights at Freddy's, Five Nights at Freddy's 2, Five Nights at Freddy's 3, Five Nights at Freddy's 4, and Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. Jun 18, 2020
    85
    Five Nights at Freddys: Help Wanted is a very enjoyable experience. The game provides remakes of the first three Freddy titles, along with a selection of new minigames. While having these games remade in HD is great, the lack of proper control explanation and some missing fan-favorite characters detract slightly from the experience.
  2. May 29, 2020
    80
    The straightforward short hit game style makes the case for itself and games like it. It’s not completely revolutionary, but it successfully adapts the PC to VR game to the console and makes for a good time.
  3. May 29, 2020
    60
    Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted is a great collection of FNaF titles for the series veteran looking for Switch versions, or for those searching out the additional bonus content, but the issues that come with the VR conversion, as well as the fact that the base games as a whole can easily lead to boredom and frustration for those not fully invested in the timeline and lore mean this is a niche collection for a niche audience.
  4. May 29, 2020
    50
    At its best, Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted delivers the kind of jump scares and edge-of-your-seat tension the series is known for. But, minus a VR headset, it’s not a great way to experience Five Nights at Freddy’s, even factoring in the bonus games and the additional lore it imparts. Given that you can get the first three Five Nights games on Nintendo Switch in their original, superior incarnations, it’s hard to recommend Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted to anyone but FNAF completionists.
  5. Jun 4, 2020
    42
    As I said up top, I never played any of the Five Nights at Freddy’s games, so it’s entirely possible that those games were just as finicky. Somehow, though, I doubt that mobile games that relied on touch controls are as frustrating as these games with their way-too-sensitive thumbsicks. Which, in turn, means that whether you’re a series veteran who wants to relive these games, or if, like me, you’re someone who wants to experience the games for the first time, Help Wanted really isn’t worth it.
  6. Jun 12, 2020
    40
    Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted’s port to the Nintendo Switch has proven to be a difficult one. The slippery controls render the game difficult to play, but I don’t consider this a hit against the franchise. FNAF will continue to be a fan favorite, and I’m sure more games are planned for the future.
  7. May 26, 2020
    30
    If we sound like a broken record criticising this VR conversion, that's because its central problem is so all-encompassing that it destroys the product. Sure, you could have fun with this if you're a committed fan of Five Nights at Freddy's and its lore, but we'd advise against it otherwise. As with many VR games, the immersion and novelty factor papers over the cracks of the limited gameplay. When that escapism is taken away, all that's left is a sub-par minigame collection that isn't even as good as the individual games it cribs from – and it's a lot more expensive, too. We get the impression that the sole reason this game exists is to capitalise on the fact that the Switch has such a large market share.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Nov 30, 2020
    10
    I think the game is very good for the vr but there is no vr on switch but the game is great with no vr as well.
  2. Feb 24, 2021
    10
    Help Wanted is for me the best FNAF game because it brings together the first 3 FNAF games in remastered mode and sections related to FNAF 4Help Wanted is for me the best FNAF game because it brings together the first 3 FNAF games in remastered mode and sections related to FNAF 4 and Sister Location.
    With lots of rewards to get, a new super creepy animatronic and lots of different game modes, Help Wanted is the most complete which in my opinion gives the best FNAF.
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  3. Jun 16, 2021
    8
    I LOVE LOVE FNAF and all of its lore. That being said, if you have played the previous games, this one is a bit repetitive. Also, I would NOTI LOVE LOVE FNAF and all of its lore. That being said, if you have played the previous games, this one is a bit repetitive. Also, I would NOT recommend playing this game on Switch. The controls are very wonky, and a lot of games are difficult to control. This is probably best played in VR, but I'm too chicken to attempt that. Expand
  4. Sep 12, 2020
    7
    Pretty Good for a VR game on the switch but with no VR Headset im still confused is it a VR game or just a game
  5. Jan 30, 2021
    4
    Pretty forgetable characters and frustrating levels. Security breach better be better.