Five Nights at Freddy’s Series

Five Nights at Freddy’s Series is a big collection consisting of all FNaF games. Let’s spend a little time to explore the story and other related information to Five Nights at Freddy’s game for free!

In the first three FNaF installments, you will play as the night-shift security guard who is hired by the owner of a local vintage pizza restaurant. The mission that you need to complete to become the winner is to survive during five nights while looking after the animatronic robots without fail. The weapons that you will use to defend yourself are very simple. They include doors, lights, a flashlight, a mask, and the cameras systems. Meanwhile, you will take on the role of a young boy in the fourth installment called FNaF 4. In a big cold dark house, you are trapped in your own bedroom. You can’t get out of this place until 6 AM because of animatronic robots wander around. They are familiar with you due to they have ever appeared in the previous FNaF games. In each night, you always get dreadful nightmares and these scary characters. What you do in FNaF 4 is to protect your life from attacks and jumpscares by closing the doors, shut the closet, checking everything in every direction, and flashing the light in time. The fifth entry is Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location. This game occurs in an underground pizzeria. It is not really suitable for children. Here, you will work as a technician at night from 12 AM to 6 AM. Also, you have to survive until you finish the last night. In this part, you will meet plenty of new animatronic robots like Baby, Ballora, Ennard, Funtime version of Foxy and Freddy from former FNaF games.

Scott launched a novel adaption named Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes on December 17, 2015. And a film adaption is in production at Warner Bros. Pictures. He announced that every title would be remade by third-party companies for the console release. There has been not the official release date confirmed so far.

Gameplay

In the first game, Five Nights at Freddy’s, you play as Mike Schmidt, a night-shift security guard, working from 12 AM to 6 AM. The story will happen in a creepy restaurant called Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. This pizzeria is the place where lots of mysterious incidents causing the disappearance for ex-employees. People rumored that animatronics did this. You will not feel lonely when you work here because you can face many deadly animatronic robots here. They are used to perform in birthday parties. They can sing, dance, and make everybody happy. Besides, they are possible to roam around this place at night. If they don’t do that, their body will be locked up. And they will be attracted by the noise which emits from your office room. They have to catch you to stuff you into an animatronic suit at all costs. Don’t let them kill you or enter the room! Use given devices to defend and push them back! Track these robots with cameras, turn on lights on the corridors, or close doors to stop everything crawling into the office. What you do will consume the power very quickly. When you run out of the electricity, you become more vulnerable resulting in you will be attacked easily. You can listen to the instruction at the start to know the movements of these evil characters.

These FNaF games will require you to complete many different tasks. Try to finish them and survive! Not only that, they will have many nights which increase the difficulty level gradually. Besides five main nights in your FNaF games, you can explore Night 6 along with additional nights between nights. The first two FNaF games will give you Night 7 known as the Custom Night. In this special night, you can change the activity level of each animatronic. In FNaF 3, you can’t find any night after Night 6. FNaF 4 will have Night 7 and 8, neither of them is customizable.

FNaF World game is a spin-off where you help animatronics coming from other FNaF games beat the owners of lands in a distorted world. Your team will contain four selected members. During the combat, you will choose the weapons to attack the enemy or heal. There are eight endings in FNaF World game. If you win, you will be rewarded a trophy. The Update 2 will introduce many animatronic robots in the FNAF4 Halloween Edition and some from Scott Cawthon’s older games. In this update, you can face another boss. Beat him and you can unlock new characters.

Sister Location is the latest FNaF game of Scott. Start at 12 AM and end at 6AM you have to stay alive and defend from wicked animatronics.

Characters

Humans

In Five Nights at Freddy’s Series, night-shift security guards are often the main human characters. They work for Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. These persons don’t own unique personalities. The game is begun from their point of view. The guard in Five Nights at Freddy’s is Mike Schmidt. Jeremy Fitzgerald is the main character in FNaF2. He is replaced by Fritz Smith in Custom Night. In the third FNaF game, Fazbear’s Fright: The Horror Attraction, the name of the security guard is not identified. And we don’t know the name of the little boy in FNaF 4. Other human characters in this Five Nights at Freddy’s Series have not the real names.

In FNaF 1, there is an identified man named Phone Guy. He doesn’t appear. But, you can hear his voice with the recording tapes that he leaves. He will instruct the player of the gameplay, movements of animatronics, and the story. In FNaF 2, he will call in five nights. In Night 4 of FNaF 3, he reveals that he was killed by animatronics. In the first two nights of FNaF 3, his voice also tells you the instruction.

In FNaF games, Purple Guy is the major antagonist. He is the ex-employee worked at Fazbear Entertainment. He killed at least five kids there. The souls of these victims still inhabited in the animatronic suits. In one minigame in FNaF 2, he killed a kid outside of Fredbear’s Family Diner. The souls of this kid possessed the puppet. In FNaF 3, he came back Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza to destroy animatronics although it was forced to stop running. He did this to release ghosts living in these suits. But, he felt very scared when facing them. So, he evaded inside a springlock suit of Bonnie. And he was crushed to death because this suit got a malfunction. Then, the soul of Purple Guy stayed his former body after he was found by the Fazbear Fright creators. From that, he changed into Springtrap. In the novel adaptation he has a new name, William Afton. Members of the gaming community agree that it is the real name of this guy.

Animatronics

Five Nights at Freddy’s game have four main animatronics characters including Freddy Fazbear (a bear), Bonnie (a bunny), Chica (a chicken), and Foxy the Pirate (a fox). The Golden Freddy will only appear in hallucinations. His jumpscare can crash the game. In the next FNaF games, they will be redesigned. In FNaF 5, Chica is removed.

Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 recommends upgraded versions such as Toy Freddy, Toy Bonnie, and Toy Chica, with Old Freddy, Old Bonnie, and others. Additionally, Foxy has a toy version, too. However, it was ripped off by kids. Employees renamed it the Mangle. Balloon Boy and Puppet are new characters.

Springtrap is the only true animatronic in FNaF 3 game. There is the appearance of phantoms of Freddy, Chica, Foxy, Balloon Boy, Mangle, and the Puppet. Their jumpscares are harmless.

There are many nightmare versions in FNaF 4, for example, Nightmare Bonnie, Nightmare Chica, Nightmare Foxy, and Nightmare Freddy. You will see Chica holds a nightmare version of her cupcake. Golden Freddy is known as Nightmare Fredbear. Plushtrap is a finger trap toy version of Springtrap. Nightmare is a black version of Nightmare Fredbear. It can create jumpscares to kill the boy. The Halloween Edition introduces Nightmare Balloon Boy, Nightmare Mangle, and Nightmarionne, the version of Puppet replacing Nightmare.

Opposed to FNaF 4, Sister Location consists of Funtime versions like Funtime Freddy (male) and Funtime Foxy (female) together with Baby (the leader of the gang looking like a circus clown), Ballora (dancing is her hobby), and Ennard (appear in and after the secret ending in Night 5). Minireenas are minions of Ballora. Bidybabs are followers of Baby.

In the spin-off, FNaF World, you can pay with over 30 characters coming from FNaF games. They have ever launched in FNaF 1, 2, 3, 4, for example, Coffee from The Desolate Hope, Chipper from Chipper and Sons Lumber Co, Funtime Foxy in Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location, and Animdude, the man on the logo of Scott Cawthon.

Main Series

Five Nights at Freddy’s

Mike Schmidt is the guard in the first entry, Five Nights at Freddy’s. He is responsible for looking after animatronics and everything in Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, a local restaurant, from 12 AM to 6 AM. This pizzeria is a pastiche of other ones like Chuck E. Cheese’s and ShowBiz Pizza Place. There is a voicemail message will inform about animatronic robots such as Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie, Chica, and the disused Foxy. It reveals that these characters can wander around rooms because their servo motors will be locked once they stop walking. And he also warns that they will catch and stuff you into a spare mechanical Freddy Fazbear costume due to they assume that everyone they meet at night is an endoskeleton. While they are stuffing you into this suit, you will be killed gradually. The restaurant is disclosed by newspaper clippings that it is on site to the disappearance of five little kids. After a strange man invades and wears one of the animatronic suits to lure them into a back room and murders them, no one can find their bodies anymore. Meanwhile, there are many complaints about entertaining robots. They say that these robots have the smell foul and they are stained with blood and mucus exuding around eyes and mouth. Mike is fired after Night 7. Then, this pizza restaurant is shut down for health violations.

Five Nights at Freddy’s 2

In Five Nights at Freddy’s series, Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 is the next sequel released after the success of the first FNaF game by Scott. In which, players will take on the role of a security guard named Jeremy Fitzgerald who working at the redesigned restaurant called Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza from 12 AM to 6 AM. In the man five nights, there will be many calls which explain how to play and the story. Animatronic characters in this second installment own the facial recognition software to protect children in parties from every danger that are possible to happen to them. However, they are not guided to run with a right night mode. Thus, they will seek if they find any noise. And unfortunately, his office room is the place where they aim. When they enter your room, they can kill him because they think that he is only an animatronic endoskeleton without a costume. They will attack and stuff this man into a spare Freddy Fazbear suit.

Different from Five Nights at Freddy’s, the first part, you can use the power for free. A flashlight will be equipped for you. But, its battery life is limited. In addition to this, you will not be able to click any button to close the door and defend against animatronics crawling into the office. However, you can wear an empty Freddy Fazbear mask to bamboozle them. With the flashlight, you can boot some animatronics again and make them leave the room sooner. You will receive more crucial information related to the monsters when they become more crowded including their presence, movement patterns and so on. The older ones are upgraded with new technology. Though, the still work incorrectly.

The Phone Guy will show much valuable information that somebody entered and use an animatronic suit for his evil plan. In Night 5, Jeremy recognizes that the place where he works has been closed because a serious event relating to employees are locked. They can’t escape or even get out of that location. After that, Jeremy will become a lucky man when getting a better job. He can start this task on the day shift. He will know more secrets of animatronics when the owner of Fredbear’s Family Diner contacts with you.

In Night 6, the restaurant really stops running. There is a man using a “spare yellow suit”. Jeremy can begin as a night-shift guard when it reopens. In this night, he can take the responsibility for birthday parties in the next day in which he has to defend kids. The winning screen will indicate that this restaurant will be closed. Newer robots will be destroyed and the older animatronics will be saved to serve customers in the new location.

In Custom Night, Fritz Smith will replace the position of Jeremy because he is promoted. Fritz Smith has been forced to leave for “tampering with the animatronics” and “odor”.

Five Nights at Freddy’s 3

Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is set thirty years after the event occurred in the first two FNaF games. You are an unknown security guard hired by the owner of Fazbear’s Fright, a horror-themed attraction. This attraction is based on unsolved mysteries of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. A lot of collected items from the former restaurant are used there.

You will embark on your new job before it welcomes the first guests. You can’t move around and you will only supervise everything in the facility at a place in the security office room from 12 AM to 6 AM by monitoring cameras. These devices are put in rooms and air vents. Aside from that, you should control three systems consisting of cameras, audio, and ventilation. You are able to reset them when they are malfunctioned. Crashed on cameras can cause video feeds which make the screen distorted and dimly. If the ventilation is crashed, you can see many phantoms. They are the ghosts of animatronics coming from previous FNaF games. They are also the cause of additional malfunctions.

After Night 1, another anonymous employee will provide a clue to you. In FNaF 3, the enemy that you need to avoid is Springtrap. It is an older damaged animatronics. Don’t allow this character to invade your office! To prevent it from entering the room, you should seal off some points on the air vents and wind up the sound effects. In Night 2, the voice from cassette tapes will guide you how to use the Spring Bonnie suit. It can be worn by humans and endoskeletons.

These tapes warn you not to wear it because there were many tragic accidents due to the failure of its spring-lock mechanism.

Between nights are minigames answer the questions for events in the past. The first four minigames will unravel the original animatronics which follows a dark purple animatronics before they are disassembled by the Purple Guy. This guy is found in minigames of FNaF 2. In the fifth minigame, you can lift the curtain behind the losing of poor children who inhabiting the animatronics. They are murdered by the purple man who is crushed by the Spring Bonnie suit after he hides in.

There are two endings reserved for you. It depends on minigames. If you can’t complete all, you will receive the bad ending and vice versa. If you fail, the souls of kids can’t be released. If you win these minigames, you can help their souls freed. The good ending shows that the heads of animatronics will be turned off.

After Night 6, you can play Nightmare or Night 6. In which, Fazbear’s Fright is destroyed in a fire. However, Springtrap escapes and survives.

Five Nights at Freddy’s 4

The story of FNaF 4 revolves around an unnamed young boy. He can’t leave his bedroom because of some reasons. He is trapped with his plush toys. They are the plush versions of animatronics from Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. They are controlled by another plushie version of Fredbear. During nights, he is disturbed, terrorized, even attacked by Nightmare animatronics. To overcome all challenges in these nights, he has to survive.

After Night 1 of this Five Nights at Freddy’s game, Freddy tells him that “He” is hiding in the house and this character will jump to make your boy scared. “He” is the person who wears the Foxy mask. But, your little kid feels angry and he determines to rip off the Foxy plushie of this man. After Night 2, the Fredbear’s voice informs that “He” is coming and advises the boy to be brave. But, he starts to cry. Besides, an Easter egg in FNaF 4 game can slideshow a short film in which the Purple Man is stuffing someone into the Spring Bonnie suit. After Night 3, minigames divulge a fact that the boy is called a coward and crybaby by other kids. Also, there is an animatronics on the way to murder everyone.

Plush toys are his best friends. After Night 4, your character is locked in building’s parts and service room as a prank. After Night 5, he is present to his own birthday party which is celebrated in a vintage pizzeria. And “He” is his brother. He and other bullies who putting the animatronics’ masks on their faces are trying to push the head of your little boy into the Fredbear’s mouth for a kiss. Unluckily, the sharp teeth of this robot close and crush the head. After Night 6, a voice apologizes him. Fredbear promises to be his friend forever. A faint sound of a heart monitor ends the game. If you win the Nightmare, you can see a locked metal trunk. If you wiggle it, you will be told that “Perhaps some things are best left forgotten, for now.” Scott also doesn’t know clearly the importance of this trunk.

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location is the fifth Five Nights at Freddy’s installment, Mike is the protagonist. He is mistakenly regarded as Eggs Benedict. He will start your new quest at of the underground Circus Baby’s Rentals and Entertainment. This is the sister company of Fazbear Entertainment which is possessed by Afton Robotics. Here, animatronics can play music, dance, and sing in kids’ birthday parties. Originally, they are arranged to serve customers in Circus Baby’s Pizza World. But this place is closed down in a short time due to gas leaks.

HandUnit is one of two voices which guiding Mike to watch and turn on animatronics with the electricity. The voice of Circus Baby in is the second one. She is an animatronic clown. She is also the star of Circus Baby’s Pizza World. Though, she gives to him contrary advice to HandUnit.

She will help Mike survive and defeat threats from upgraded animatronics, for example, the ballerina Ballora and her minions – Minireenas, Bidybabs and Circus Baby, Funtime Freddy, Funtime Foxy and Ennard. Baby is pretty unique. She is designed in the image of the daughter of Mr. Afton, who is the director of this company. They are brought to parts and service room within many weeks because of their malfunction. In the last night, two agents are found hanged. They are sent to fix them.

Additionally, Mike needs to carry Circus Baby to the Scooping Room where he will encounter a machine dismantling animatronics’ endoskeletons. Then, he will finish normally. In another situation, he will be moved in a hidden Private Room after he beats a minigame and survives.

In the normal ending, Circus Baby will notify that she and her friends are attempting to remove the complex. And they have not any human guise to do that. Mike is the one who can help them. These robots can assemble into a new animatronics named Ennard. When Mike is murdered by a machine, the epilogue will end. Then, Ennard will steal his body. In another ending, Mike returns home and watches the season finale of the animated series, The Immortal and the Restless, with Ennard.

FNaF World

FNaF World is a spin-off of Five Nights at Freddy’s Series. Unlike other FNaF games, it is an exciting RPG game. Take part in battles and choose the strongest weapons to attack the enemy for survival and victory.

Even though FNaF World game was announced to release on February 2, 2016, Scott rescheduled to January 22, 2016. FNaF World was officially launched on January 21, 2016.

FNaF World received many critics for missing key features which make the game unstable and unfinished. Then, Scott apologized that “I got too eager to show the things that were finished, that I neglected to pay attention to the things that weren’t.” He also took it down from Steam and refunded.

In February 2016, there was a free re-release featuring a 3D overworld and updated character selection screen were created. In March 2016, a new teaser was added. It contains the new characters like the infamous “Purple Guy” from the main series and ones from the Halloween update for Five Nights at Freddy’s 4. Scott made a few spin-off minigames in the update 2 including Foxy Fighters, FOXY.exe, and “FNAF 57: Freddy In Space”.

Novel

Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes

Scott Cawthon and Kira Breed-Wrisley cooperated to write a novel named Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes which was released on December 17, 2015, for the Amazon Kindle with printed hardback sometime in 2016. Scott stated that it “expands the mythos and reveals a human element never before seen in the games”.

Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes is the novel which was written by Cawthon and Kira Breed-Wrisley. This novel was released on December 17, 2015, for the Amazon Kindle with printed hardback sometime in 2016. The novel “expands the mythos and reveals a human element never before seen in the games” said Scott.

Film adaptation

Warner Bros. Pictures acquired the rights to adapt the Five Nights at Freddy’s Series to film. Roy Lee, David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith are responsible for production. Grahame-Smith affirmed that they are working with Scott “to make an insane, terrifying and weirdly adorable movie”. Gil Kenan signed to handle this adaptation and co-write it with Tyler Burton Smith. The film will follow the original story and use with animatronics redesigned by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. The release date has not been revealed.

Reception

Indie Game Magazine told that “it’s an incredibly terrifying experience to try to save yourself from the single jump scare that ends the game” and FNaF 2 is the “fantastic example of how cleverness in design and subtlety can be used to make an experience terrifying”. PC Gamer remarked on opinions that the restaurant in FNaF Games looks like Chuck E. Cheese’s. PC Gamer indicated that while “the AI isn’t some masterwork of procedural unpredictability, it would head straight to you and eat your face off, or it’ll play around like an innocent child before closing in for the kill. Your mind will fill in the rest.”

There are many positive reviews for the second Five Nights at Freddy’s game. PC Gamer described that it “was 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”, and “what I got was a horror game dipping heavily into deception and subtlety”. He realized that “enjoying the good parts, though, comes with a cost of a frustratingly steep difficulty”. Destructoid found that “It’s absolutely terrifying to know that you could be attacked at any moment from multiple avenues”, but criticized jumpscares. Also, he noted that FNaF 2 was “too hard for its own good”.

PC Gamer commented that they were attracted by the newly reworked camera system. Jumpscares made them “felt a little stale by the third night”. Destructoid supposed that this FNaF game was “by far the most technically proficient and mechanically satisfying installment yet”. He was disappointed when the original cast and locations of Fazbear’s Fright and Springtrap were not enough charm.

FNaF 4 is the game got mixed reviews from critics. Destructoid decried the excessively-loud jumpscares. They declared that the breathing mechanic was too difficult and confusing. GameZebo praised for the environment, sounds, graphics, and jumpscares. PC Gamer expressed FNAF 4 is “another rivet in the series’ steel-clad design which immortalized its Let’s Play legacy in a few short months” and it was “certainly the scariest”. But, they said that “the humdrum repetition of the same sequence over and over… is too much of a chore to fully pull me in” and censured for lacking the Five Nights at Freddy’s Series signature camera system.

Destructoid called the fifth Five Nights at Freddy’s game or known as FNAF Sister Location was “Slightly above average or simply inoffensive. Fans of the genre should enjoy this game, but a fair few will be left unfulfilled.” Meanwhile, GameCrate commented that “Sister Location is a fantastic horror game, even if it doesn’t particularly feel like the rest of the FNAF series.”