Published on August 27th, 2014 | by Craig Forshey0
Terror Goes Mobile In Five Nights At Freddy’s On Android
Following in the terrifying footsteps of indie horror games like Slender and Amnesia, Scott Cawthon’s new PC horror adventure game Five Nights At Freddy’s has gotten quite a bit of praise for its unique premise and simple but effective gameplay. And now like the heart attack inducing jump scares that it likes to throw at players so much, Five Nights At Freddy’s has popped out on Android from seemingly nowhere with a faithful mobile port that retains all the macabre fun of its desktop cousin.
Quite the departure from some of indie developer Scott Cawthon’s previous work on Android like 8-Bit RPG Creator, Five Nights At Freddy’s is a wild ride into the depths of madness that delivers big scares despite its limited toolkit thanks to creative design and an acute understanding of peoples fears. Players take on the role of a night time security guard for a pseudo Chuck ‘E Cheese type establishment and are given the simple task of watching the monitors for any suspicious behavior. Unfortunately for you, they neglected to tell you that the animatronic animal characters all over the restaurant happen to be possessed and will be playing deadly mind games with you all night.
All players can do to keep themselves from being murdered by puppets is to watch the cameras, turn on the lights, and shut a metal security door to keep the creatures from getting in. These things take power though, and with the company making cutbacks you only have a very limited supply of energy at your disposal which makes deciding whether to run for your life or not rather tricky. The atmosphere is intense and will leave you biting your nails as to just what is going to go “boo” next.
Five Nights At Freddy’s is an awesome new horror game that’s just as good on Android as it is on PC. You can pick it up now for $2.99 on Google Play, but don’t say we didn’t warn you!