Another new installment of the celebrated Five Nights at Freddy’s has come out! It is now available for both, IOS & Android, so if you are interested in it then proceed reading our review to decide whether it’s worth your hard earned $2.99 or not.
In Five Nights at Freddy’s 3, the game gets much darker and more complex. In fact, the game starts with a warning message that reads:
”Warning! This game contains flashing lights, loud noises, and lots of jumpscares!”
Here is an introduction to the series for those who are new to it. Five Nights at Freddy’s is a survival horror where your role as a security guard is to survive five night shifts in a row. Possessed animatronics will be coming for you and all you can do is monitor their progress through the CCTV’s.
In the third installment, the game is set 30 years since the original game where this time you work as a security for a haunted house that emulates and honors the previous Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. It is decorated and filled with all the things that the original pizza place had. But one new thing you will find there that was not in the previous pizzeria is Springtrap, an amalgamation of a human corpse & a mechanical rabbit, that is horrifying on a whole new level.
Many old and new types of animatronics will pose danger to you, each with their own special scaring tactics. On the other hand, Sprintrap’s scare is the most terrifying one and will eliminate you from the game (but hopefully not from real life). As it is a haunted house, you will see hallucinations which will alter your vision, breathing and sanity. Your communications system which is your only tool of survival will malfunction and you will go into panic mode as your life hangs in the balance.
You will be in your office, trapped and paranoid, waiting for something to happen. You can only do two tasks that can help keep you alive: Checking your security cameras to see if anything unusual is going on and rebooting the system when it malfunctions.
Sometimes you will be waiting for something to show up but it is the waiting that will intensify your paranoia and fear. If you are lucky you will see something in the cameras, an omen of your demise. Or something might suddenly appear in front of your screen that will jumpscare the bananas out of you.
The third installment is absolutely on a different par than the previous two. With vivid graphics and surreal static interference, you experience the fear on a similar level to the console version. It is without a doubt the most terrifying of the series and gives you a better sense of survival than the others. After each level, you will find yourself playing mini games which may seem trivial but are a background story to what happened in that haunted place. So keep an open mind!
In conclusion, if your patience can overcome the minor frustrations of waiting and fixing, then you will find yourself in an intriguing and atmospheric environment where jumpscares are surely behind the corner for you. The waiting, too, acts as factor in increasing your fear of unknown anticipations. This is the final game of the terrifying trilogy and it has the best elements of the last ones so whether you are a new player or a long time fan, then this is the game for you if you want to experience fear.