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Five Nights at Freddy's app review: offering five nights of terror and heart-pumping horror



Five Nights at Freddy’s is a nerve-wracking game similar to suspense/slasher horror movies. It offers a terrifying storyline, eerie scenes, and spooky sound effects. The app’s concept is simple: you need to monitor the movements of evil animatronics and prevent them from killing you. Developed by Scott Cawthon, this game is compatible with iPhone and iPad.

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Five Nights at Freddy's


How to Survive Five Nights at Freddy’s

In Five Nights at Freddy’s, you are a newly hired night shift security guard for a second-rate neighborhood pizzeria known as Freddy Fazbear Pizza. The pizzeria owns several robotic mascots to entertain children during the day. But at night, these mascots come alive and they have a sinister intent: to kill the night duty guard.

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When you start the game, you will hear a recorded voice message of the former security guard. The message gives you a rundown of the things you need to look out for during your shift. It also gives you the morbid history of the place including the story behind the haunted metal suits called animatronics.

After the voice message, you are plunged into a dingy and dark security room where you can monitor all the eeriness of Freddy Fazbear Pizza. In front of you are closed circuit TV monitors where you can view the storage rooms, the corridors, and the different dining rooms.

Your task is to monitor the spooky animatronics in the storage room. You can do this by switching between different CCTV cameras. You can also monitor the security room’s door by turning on the night light.

The ultimate objective of Five Nights at Freddy’s is to survive the attacks of the animatronics so you can stay alive. Unfortunately, the pizzeria’s power supply is limited. When it runs out, you are fair game to the evil animatronics. 

Features of Five Nights at Freddy’s

Five Nights at Freddy’s offers a terrifying storyline. At first glance, the game seems very simple. But when you see the scary animatronics and the gloomy rooms of the pizza joint, the scare factor of the game begins to heighten.

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This game offers a realistic view of a dilapidated closed circuit TV monitor. The dark projections, slow panning, and the screen static bring suspenseful moments to the game.

There is no in-game background music except for the creepy sound effects including distant footsteps, creaking doors, low moans, hissing sounds, and many more. You can actually feel a deep sense of dread by simply listening to these sound effects.

One of the most important features of this game is the limited power supply given to you. You have to conserve power by minimizing the use of light and keeping your door open. If you lose power, you will never be able to prevent the animatronics’ deadly onslaught. 

Five Nights at Freddy's


Pros and Cons


  • Offers scary animations
  • Realistic sound effects that increase tension
  • Five nights of pure terror
  • Allows you to create custom game levels


  • No negative review

Final Thoughts

Five Nights at Freddy’s is one of the best horror simulation games in the App Store. The game uses suspense, eerie environment, and creepy sounds to induce dread. This is a recommended app for those who love non-violent horror gaming. 

Five Nights at Freddy's

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