Five Nights at Freddy's 2
The second installment of the terrifying Five Nights At Freddy's game series in a new diner
Five Nights at Freddy's 2 is a first-person horror experience that delivers effective scares.
Five Nights at Freddy's 2 is meant to be enjoyed in a room with the lights off. You play the role of a security guard who works overnight at a pizzeria for children — think Chuck E. Cheese. You monitor the place using about a dozen security cameras that deliver grainy video feeds. This should be a simple enough job except that on your first night, the animatronic animals start to come to life. These creatures don’t just want to scare you; they want to rip your face off.
As the name of the game suggests, your goal is to survive five nights, and the difficulty will ramp up as each night passes. There’s also a hard mode for experienced players that lets you survive seven rather than just five nights. Throughout the experience, you’ll be under constant pressure, and the game is very good at setting an atmosphere that will fully engross you in that stress. The experience can be so intense that you may prefer to enjoy the game in small spurts.
This was originally a PC game, but the camera-oriented nature of the game allowed it to transition well to mobile devices. The larger the screen you have, the better. The game requires Android 2.1, and it runs quite well on new devices but can have some slowdowns on older devices. The total experience is about six hours, which may seem a bit short. However, that six hours is an ordeal, and there’s quite a bit of replayability if you take the game, so just reducing it to hours doesn’t tell the whole story.
- Demo version available
- Memorable game experience
- A bit short
- Iffy performance on older Android versions