Five Nights at Freddy’s 1 2 3 4 5 is a point-and-click survival horror game. You play as a security guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza tasked with watching the security cameras. Instead of vandals, you must avoid the animatronic animals that roam the hallways seeking to stuff humans with cotton.
The mechanics and controls of the Five Nights at Freddy’s 1 2 3 4 5 game are simple. You cannot leave the guard room, so you are tasked with closing doors and turning on lights. Lights are used to find the animatronic animals on the security cameras. And doors are closed in order to keep the animals out. These simple actions create a lot of tension. If you run out of electrical power, then the cameras no longer work, doors open, and the lights go out. When the lights go out, there is no way of knowing what waits behind each door.
I do not scare easily, but this game scared the life out of me. You would not think that animatronic animals could be terrifying. Five Nights at Freddy’s reminds me of games like Silent Hill and Resident Evil. The anticipation is what creates such a scary, anxiety-inducing atmosphere. You know the animatronic animals are roaming the hallways, but all you can do is wait and hide from them.
The graphics and animations are great, especially when the animatronic animals jump on screen. It is terrifyingly thrilling to see them up close. The jump scares are what make the game so scary, because you know they are coming, but it is the atmosphere that prolongs the anxiety and fear. There is a nostalgic feeling of being a scared child. The enemies are not gory or out-right violent, and that is what makes the fear so real.
There is a ton of replayablity. Each of the five levels in Five Nights at Freddy’s 1 2 3 4 5 represents one night. And every night the game becomes more challenging. This game is for players that love a challenge and love to be terrified. Horror film and video game fans will find a lot to love in Five Nights at Freddy’s.