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Even five minutes is too much: Five Nights at Freddy's 2 launches

Five Nights at Freddy's 2 launches

I’m on the night shift, writing news and drinking things that say “Warning: this amount of caffeine is fatal” on the label. The light in my study is out of commission, so I’m using a lamp that’s not very effective. Most of the light comes from my monitor as I browse press releases, forums and emails. The usual routine. 

But something’s not quite right. Is that a noise coming from Steam? When did I even log into Steam? Wait… is that an animatronic bear? It’s moving towards me now. I think I need to stop breathing. Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 just appeared on Steam and it’s probably going to kill me. 

It wasn’t that long ago that Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 was begging for votes on Steam Greenlight, so its arrival on Steam - you can buy it right now, or try the demo first - is a bit of a surprise. A horrific surprise with sentient devil machines and one solitary security guard who is almost definitely going to die over and over again. 

Like it’s predecessor, Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 puts players in the shoes of a night security guard in a children’s restaurant, Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, which becomes a nightmare realm at closing, one where animatronic beasties cease to care about entertaining kids, instead developing a taste for murder. 

It’s a juggling act. From the security office, you can go through all the different security feeds, and the nasty creatures will remain stationary when they’re being filmed. It’s like those awful angels in Doctor Who, but with cameras. But you can’t look at all of them, so when your attention is elsewhere, the others will start to make their way towards your office. 

The sequel adds new horrors, hungry for your blood or whatever it is machines feed on. Don’t worry, though! Management has your back, and has provided you with a handy Freddy Fazbear head to wear, which can trick the creatures into thinking you’re one of them. 

If you’ve got the constitution for it, you can get it on Steam for £5.59/$7.99.

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MrAptronym Avatar
3 Years ago

I don't get these games. There isn't much in the way of gameplay, though the second looks better in that regard, (Moving is a feature now I am told?) and the horror is just pop-scares. I don't get the fascination.

Chocolateman1534 Avatar
3 Years ago

I have to admit that the first game was a bit too much! But the new one looks a lot more scarier, so I can see how people would react to the 2nd one apparently being even more scary!

The first game had a lot of mechanics to it, as you would go from checking the cameras, to shutting the doors so the evil toys couldn't get you!

So I can understand why people couldn't last FIVE minutes in FIVE Nights at Freddies

unwanted Avatar
3 Years ago

Wow, that was...quick. Get all the money you can I guess.

Shriven Avatar
3 Years ago

Watched a few LPers on this. Results were amusing.