Five Nights at Freddy’s 3

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Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the horror video game created by Scott Cawthon. It is the third entry to the Five Nights at Freddy’s Series. It was launched on Steam on March 2, 2015, for Android on March 7, and for iOS on March 12. As intended, the FNAF4 was released on July23, 2015.

Gameplay

Once again, you have the chance to experience a week of night shifts from 12 AM to 6 AM. In the FNAF 3, you will only encounter one animatronics (even though a few robots in the phantom form can harm you directly, but they can suspend your attempts during the challenge).

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Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 starts in a creepy attraction called Fazbear’s Fright. This place is a former Fazbear Entertainment restaurant. The story is based on the past events happened at various restaurants formerly controlled by Fazbear Entertainment. When you enter this attraction, you should track two camera systems of the building and ventilation, three subsystems of audio (lure the monster), security cameras (watch animatronics’ position), and ventilation (you must run it to avoid seeing hallucinations). In which, you should reboot the subsystems to get rid of unexpected effects.

This FNAF 3 has five nights. The difficulty level will increase. After you complete these night, you will unlock the Nightmare. Between nights, you can explore one of low-resolution mini-games and plenty of unclear clues around. Try to deal and receive the good ending! Also, obtain bonus content like additional mini games and a cheat menu.

If you win the Nightmare, you will get the cheat menu which gives a mode making the animatronics act more aggressive.

Plot

This Five Nights at Freddy’s attraction reopens after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza was closed and demolished 30 years ago. And you become the new employee working at the Fazbear’s Fright. It is the horror-themed attraction based on the mysterious disappearance at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. In FNAF 3, you can see the familiar objects.

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Before the attraction is opened to the public, you have to look after the facility from the office by using cameras placed in rooms and vents. Besides, you also monitor three operating systems consisting of cameras, audio, and ventilation. The system can fail because of phantoms.

After the first night in FNAF 3, you can encounter a heavily damaged rabbit animatronics named SpringTrap. You must stop this character before he breaks into your room and attack you. If you allow this happens, you will be killed. In this FNAF 3, you can seal off the air vent to prevent it. But you can’t shut the door or the air vent that leading directly to the office.

The audio can play the sound to push the Springtrap back. The vision will be fade if the ventilation system fails. And the enemy will access easily. Even you can get hallucinate before the real one attacks.

You can hear a voice showing you how to use deal the SpringTrap suit, which can be used by humans and animatronic endoskeletons.

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In this Five Nights at Freddy’s, the low-resolution mini games hint the difficult past at the restaurant. The first four nights of the mini games describe the original animatronics following a dark purple animatronic before a purple man rudely disassembled them. The purple man, who hides in the SpringTrap’s suit, is crushed as the children. The killer leaves him and lets him bleed to death.  It is told that the suit still contains the rotting corpse. And his soul possesses this suit. He becomes SpringTrap.

Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 will give you two endings, depended on what you find and finish all hidden mini games. Some of them are available on a few specific nights. The bad ending occurs when you complete the game without finalizing hidden minigames. It shows the heads of five animatronics with the bright eye. It seems to say that the ghost children is still trapped. But if you end every hidden mini games before the game, you can get the good ending. It displays the animatronics’ heads turned off. It means that the ghosts are liberated.

Try to win five nights and unlock a bonus night, Nightmare! It is the Night 6. While playing FNAF 3, you will be informed about the safe rooms, an additional emergency room. You are also recommended not to reveal their existence. When you conquer the Nightmare, the attraction will catch fire. And you have to get out of this place while avoiding SpringTrap. After that, a mini game appears showing a newspaper. It announces Fazbear’s Fright is destroyed. The salvageable pieces will be auctioned. However, you can feel surprised when detecting the image of SpringTrap. He still survives.

Development

A new image uploaded to Scott Cawthon’s website teased a third entry, in January 2015.

Next, a second image was released describing the redesigned animatronics that being removed from the FNAF 2.

Before the trailer released on January 26, 2015, plenty of teaser images was followed.

The game was posted and accepted on Steam Greenlight on the same day.

Release

A demo was launched to the selected YouTubers on March 1, 2015. It contained the full game.

A mobile port was released for Android on March 7, 2015, and for iOS on March 12, 2015.

Reception

Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 got an average score of 71 out of 100 from Metacritic’s aggregate reviews.

GameRankings gave the game’s PC version a 72.00% based on 4 reviews and the IOS version an 80%.

Omri Petitte from PC Gamer gave a score of 77 out of 100 for FNAF 3.

Even though Nic Rowen from Destructoid criticized “by far the most technically proficient and mechanically satisfying installment yet”, Springtrap and Fazbear’s Fright for lacking the “charm of the original cast and locations”, the game receive a 6.5 out of 10.