Five Nights at Freddy's in an indie horror game that has been developed and published by Scott Cawthon. It is available for PC, and also Android and iOS devices. It can be categorized as survival horror since you cannot fight the enemies you will face. In fact, the only thing that you can do against your enemies is watch them through surveillance cameras.
The only things you can do are; close the doors of your office, watch the surveillance cameras and turn on the lights of the corridors that are on your side
Once you download and start playing Five Nights at Freddy's, you will take the role of Mike Schmidt, a man who finds a job in Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. It is a restaurant whose main attraction are the animatronics, which are robots with animal costumes. You will be a night watcher that is in charge of the animatronics from 00:00 to 6.00. Believe me, those will be the longest hours of your life. On your first night, the former night watcher calls you to explain you your role in the restaurant. You will have to take care of the animatronics. It seems simple, but you don't fool yourself, it will be the hardest job of your life.
The former watcher tells you, as if it's the most regular thing, that the company will not be responsible for any harm you can suffer when working and that the animatronics are allowed to roam during the night. In addition, another thing he tells you is that the animatronics are not the peaceful toys you imagine. If they find you, they will think that you are an endoskeleton without costume, and that is not allowed, so they will try to place you into the costume. It is worth mentioning that the costume is full of wires, metal and all those robotic things that will hurt you a lot since you do not fit in the costume.
Meet your new friends, the animatronics!
In regards to the above mentioned, it is preferable keep the animatronics far away from you, but they will not make this an easy task. You only have a little power to use. The only things you can do are; close the doors of your office, watch the surveillance cameras and turn on the lights of the corridors that are on your side. However, take into account for your strategy that the more energy you use, the faster it runs out. Thus, try to keep the power and use the devices just when it is indispensable. If the energy runs out, you cannot close the doors, so they will find you, and without a doubt, they will slaughter you.
Your new friends are four: Bonnie the Bunny, Chica the Chicken, Foxy the Pirate and Freddy Fazbear. Each one has its own pattern of movements and you have to bear this in mind when developing your strategy. Bonnie is a purple bunny and one of the most aggressive enemies of this horror game. He is the first animatronic that starts moving, and he will always appear in the left door of the office. He usually visits some rooms before reaching your office, and he can shut down the controls of the left door and light once he enters the office. Chica is a yellow chicken and is supposed to be the only female animatronic. She is, usually, the second enemy that starts moving, and she always appears in the right side of the office. As with Bonnie, she visits some rooms before reaching the office and can shut down the controls of the right door and light once she enters the office. Their behaviors are very similar but on different sides. They both start becoming more aggressive and with a quicker pace after the third night.
Foxy has a different pattern with regards to movement. He is a fox, and his initial position is in the Pirate Cove room. He does not, usually appear on the first night, but if you do not follow the next instructions, he can make his appearance. Unlike the other enemies, he does not roam the rooms. He is behind the curtain, and if you do not often watch his camera, or if you watch it a lot he will come out from the curtain and start sprinting to the office. If you are not able to close the left door before he reaches, you are dead. This way, if you see that the curtain is open, and foxy is not there, you have just a few seconds to close the door.
Finally, you have Freddy. He does not start moving until the third night, but he is the most aggressive of all your enemies. When he starts moving, you will hear a distorted laugh, and a similar laugh can be heard when he changes room. He only moves in the dark and when the cameras are down. He only uses the right side of the office, and he is the fastest of all them. Sometimes, it seems that he can teleport. The most effective way to stop Freddy is watching him with the cameras to make him go slower. If you see him in the CAM 4B, immediately close the right door. If you see him there and go to other camera, he probably will enter the office. If he reaches you, you will hear a creepy jingle version of the "Toreador March" before he puts an end to your life.
Five Nights at Freddy's 1.13 Features
Here you can read about the main features of Five Nights at Freddy's:
- Survival horror to the highest extent: you are not free to run or escape; you only can make your strategy with cameras, light and doors
- The fear does not rely on terrifying monsters or ghosts; the only enemies are the animatronics (well…ok, they are quite creepy) and the feeling of paranoia and defenselessness
- Simple mechanics and simple controls
- Incredible, hideous soundtrack: there is no music, only ambience sounds (steps, white noise, static, evil animatronic laughs, etc.)
- Disturbing graphics and visuals: everything (except the office) is seen through old surveillance cameras with white noise
If you like this horror game and you want to know more about this adventure before you download it to your PC, please feel completely free to visit the developer’s official website .
The minimum system requirements to download and play this game on your PC are listed in this section:
- Operating System: Windows XP or later
- Processor: AMD Athlon or Intel Pentium at 2 GHz
- RAM Memory: 1 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: NVidia GeForce GT 440, AMD Radeon HD 5570 or equivalent
- Sound Card: compatible with DirectX 9.0
- Hard Drive Space: 250 MB free on your PC