Fnaf, short for Five Nights at Freddy's, is a series of horror games created by Scott Cawthon that has become a global phenomenon. The games are set in a fictional pizzeria called Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, where the player takes on the role of a night guard who must survive five nights of terror from the animatronic characters that roam the place. The games combine elements of point-and-click, survival horror, and stealth, as the player must use cameras, doors, lights, and other tools to avoid being killed by the animatronics.
The first game in the series, Five Nights at Freddy's, was released in 2014 and received critical acclaim for its originality, atmosphere, and jump scares. The game introduces the main characters of the series: Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie, Chica, and Foxy, as well as the mysterious Golden Freddy. The game also establishes the lore of the series, hinting at a dark history of murders, hauntings, and conspiracies behind the pizzeria. The game has spawned several sequels, spin-offs, and adaptations, such as books, comics, movies, and merchandise.
Some of the most notable games in the series are:
• Five Nights at Freddy's 2 (2014): The prequel to the first game that introduces new animatronics such as Toy Freddy, Toy Bonnie, Toy Chica, Mangle, Balloon Boy, and The Puppet. The game also features a custom night mode where the player can adjust the difficulty of each animatronic.
• Five Nights at Freddy's 3 (2015): The sequel to the first game that takes place 30 years later in a horror attraction based on the pizzeria. The game introduces Springtrap, a decayed animatronic that contains the corpse of a serial killer. The game also features minigames that reveal more about the backstory of the series.
• Five Nights at Freddy's 4 (2015): The final chapter of the original story that takes place in a child's nightmare. The game introduces Nightmare versions of the animatronics that are more twisted and terrifying than ever. The game also reveals the identity of the Bite Victim, a child who was bitten by an animatronic in 1983.
• Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location (2016): A spin-off game that takes place in a sister location of the pizzeria called Circus Baby's Entertainment and Rental. The game introduces new animatronics such as Circus Baby, Ballora, Funtime Freddy, Funtime Foxy, and Ennard. The game also features voice acting and multiple endings.
• Five Nights at Freddy's: Pizzeria Simulator (2017): A simulation game that allows the player to run their own pizzeria and interact with new animatronics such as Scrap Baby, Molten Freddy, Scraptrap, and Lefty. The game also features a hidden survival mode where the player must fend off the animatronics while completing tasks.
• Five Nights at Freddy's: Ultimate Custom Night (2018): A fan-service game that features over 50 animatronics from previous games that can be customized by the player. The game also features voice acting and various challenges.
• Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted (2019): A virtual reality game that remakes some of the classic scenarios from previous games as well as new ones. The game also introduces Glitchtrap, a digital manifestation of the serial killer that tries to possess the player.
• Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery (2019): An augmented reality game that allows the player to encounter animatronics in their real-world environment. The game also features a multiplayer mode where the player can send animatronics to their friends or receive them from others.
• Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach (2021): The upcoming game in the series that takes place in a futuristic mega mall called Freddy Fazbear's Mega Pizza Plex. The game will feature new animatronics such as Glamrock Freddy, Glamrock Chica, Montgomery Gator, Roxanne Wolf, and Vanny.
FNAF is a game series that has captivated millions of fans with its unique gameplay, immersive story, and memorable characters. The games are not only scary but also intriguing and engaging.