Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 is the second sequel of the Five Nights at Freddy’s Series. It is a famous survival horror video game of Scott Cawthon, a creator. This FNAF game was launched on Steam on November 10, 2014. And the mobile port for Android was released on November 13.
In Five Nights at Freddy’s 2, you will play a role as a security guard named Jeremy Fitzgerald. He is the new who replaced Mike Schmidt coming from the FNAF 1.
The game describes six brand new opponents along with seriously damaged versions of the primary five robots from FNAF1. Of course, it is not like the first game. In this sequel, you will not be provided any door to close. But you will own a unique item. That is the Freddy Fazbear mask. You can use this mask to escape from every attack of the scary animatronics.
This Five Nights at Freddy’s game received a lot of mostly positive reviews. The Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 which was released on March 2, 2015, is also the next sequel.
The content of Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 contains these items. We will start with the gameplay.
If you have ever played the FANF1, you will know that the player in these FNAF games will have to find every way to survive during the night shift at the Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria, from 12 AM to 6 AM (approximately seven minutes and six seconds). Especially, you should protect yourself from being attacked by the robots which always wander around this shop. If you let them enter your office, they will kill you. Note that you are not able to move or leave this office. It is the disadvantage for you if you get trouble. Fortunately, you can track their movement via the camera system. In this FNAF Games, your room will have three entrances, a hallway, and two side air vents. Each vent will own a light that you can use it to check everything around. You can stop creatures which want to break into the office.
Aside from that, you can wear the available mask anytime you encounter these enemies. It is possible to deter them when they come close. But this method is only useful to some certain animatronics.
The flashlight in FNAF2 is the helpful object to control the hallway with the dark areas and to reset robots. In this game, the power supply for the camera system and vent lights is unlimited. However, the battery of the flashlight is not infinite. You will become vulnerable if it runs out of the power.
You can find the music box in one room. It must be turned on remotely through the camera interface. This action will push back the animatronics. But they can attack you if everything becomes silent.
If you die, the game is not over. But four low-resolution mini-games will be activated. You will get the introduction at starting. These FNAF games will give the insight into the lore. The difficulty level will increase over time. If you win five nights, you will realize that this sixth night is really hard to complete. It opens a “Custom Night”. In which, you can change or adjust the Al difficulty of each character. Or you can explore one of the ten pre-set challenges.
After the gameplay, you can uncover the plot in the Five Nights at Freddy’s 2. It’s quite long.
The story of this Five Nights at Freddy’s Games takes place in 1987. You are a person named Jeremy Fitzgerald. You work at a family restaurant called Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza from 12 AM to 6 AM. At the beginning of each night, there is a call from the previous employee. He will explain the gameplay, the story. And you will understand more about the animatronics. They look like robots. But they can move at night. They have an especially facial recognition software which defends children from every harm. Unluckily, this software is not programmed to hear any noise. They are told that they stayed in a wrong room. So, they look for the nearest source of noise to find people to amuse. And this is the cause they encounter you, Jeremy. They think that you are an animatronic endoskeleton without a costume. Be careful! They will stuff you into a spare Freddy Fazbear suit after they kill you. As you read the info above, you know that the power supply if infinite. And there is not any door to block. You can pick the mask of Freddy Fazbear to distract the foe. Your appearance will be like them. Besides, if you turn on the music box, it is good to keep you safe.
To reset and make the robot leave the office, you should switch the flashlight on. Remember that its battery doesn’t exist forever! The man on the phone will show you the presence of the monster, their movement pattern, and a few background details. Then, he will inform that a police investigation is happening. He can’t provide the exact evidence. But he tells that somebody came in the restaurant, used a suit of the animatronics for an unknown reason. He also alerts that these robots become unfriendly to adults. Maybe they love kids more. If they stare at adults without blinking, you can see that a new animatronics’ predator identification software is hacked.
It’s surprising that there is a location closed in the pizzeria! This event happened after a purple figure murdered children and stuffed them in animatronic suits. It may be the person who hacked the new animatronics’ software.
At the fifth night, the restaurant is locked because of an occurrence that he can’t depict. It is apparently a place that no employee can enter or escape. The position of the day-shift guard is empty. And that’s why Jeremy, you, is appointed. The owner of the older restaurant named “Fredbear’s Family Diner” will mention more info on the animatronics.
At the sixth night of this Five Nights at Freddy’s game, the man on phone notifies that this place is closed for unknown intentions. Someone wears the spare yellow suit for the robot. Now, they don’t act normally. You should stay in your area even though whatever comes. If you stay alive, you will be promoted to the day shift position to handle a birthday party on the next day. There, you will remove any problem caused by animatronics.
On the winning screen of the sixth night, a newspaper is displayed saying that the restaurant will stop working. All of the newer animatronics will be scrapped. And the older ones will be saved when it reopens.
In the Custom Night, a new player named Fritz Smith will replace you, Jeremy. In case you win this night, you will recognize that Fritz has been fired for tampering with animatronics and odor.
Omri Petitte for PC Gamer grants this FNAF Games a score of 70 out of 100. What he wants to create in the sequel is “more mind games and more uncertainty. I wanted the plodding animatronic suits to find me and rip my face off in new and interesting ways. I wanted working legs. What I got was a horror game dipping heavily into deception and subtlety, a wonderfully cruel cocktail of supernatural mystery and jolts of panicked adrenaline. Enjoying the good parts, though, comes with a cost of a frustratingly steep difficulty.”
The FNAF2 has the positive review from Destructoid “It’s absolutely terrifying to know that you could be attacked at any moment from multiple avenues”. Destructoid praised the introduction of new animatronics with mechanics and criticized the jumpscares. The game is called “too hard for its own good”.