Five Nights at Freddy's is an indie point-and-click survival horror video game developed by Scott Cawthon. The game centers on the titular pizza restaurant Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, where the player must act as a night watch, defending themselves from possessed, animatronic animal characters by tracking their movement through the facility using security cameras.

Five Nights at Freddy's was first released via Desura on August 8, 2014. On August 20, 2014, after it was approved by the service's crowdsourcing platform Greenlight, Five Nights at Freddy's was also released via Steam. A port for Android was released on August 27, 2014 via Google Play Store.

The game was praised by critics for being a unique take on the survival horror genre, with a particular emphasis on its simplistic design, along with how its gameplay mechanics and aesthetics contributed to an overall feeling of fear and paranoia. Five Nights at Freddy's was the top-selling game on Desura for the week ending August 18, 2014, and the game became the subject of a number of popular "Let's Play" videos on YouTube—including one by Markiplier, who labelled it the "scariest game in years".

tl;dr A truly terrifying game about killer robots that won't stop raining hell on you until you're either dead or you make it to morning! It has five nights. FIVE DAMN NIGHTS. Don't forget to mention a damn sixth and seven night which are just nopes in themselves.
Five Nights at Freddy's makes Slender and SCP look like an educational game for little kids!
by Not a fuckface September 10, 2014
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A horror game on where you, the security guard, watches the cameras in freddy fazbears pizza.
However for some bs reason, in order for them to move, the animatronics have to move around.
And because of corruption thinking that you are an endoskeleton without a suit, they will put you in one, forcefully. It was scary the 1st time, and you come back to it again, why? we don't know.
By now you should be able to escape from being stuffed cause the jumpscares aren't that scary, besides, you could just quit the job. it made a good start with 1, at its peak in 2, started going down at 3, and ended in 4. now scott the creator, is making a kid friendly rpg, FNAF world. And it was a good choice cause the fanbase is just now full of kids who just take it too seriously now.
person1: Five nights at freddy's is awesme
me: it used to be
person1: why?
me: its just for kids now, fnaf world proves it
person1: ohh
by A person who is just browsing December 7, 2015
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A game that Scott Cawthorn made, and ended up making 2 more pointless versions for money. It is supposed to be a horror game, but it only makes you jump for the first 2 jumpscares.
Have you ever played that overused game with tons of pointless sequels called five nights at freddy's ? Yeah it was so scary.
by Senpai-vesper April 15, 2015
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A famous indie game that started out good, but was ruined by a combination of both it's horrible fanbase and the fact that the creator made tons of sequels that were all too similar to the original. The plot is simple: You play as a night watch person in a Chuck E. Cheese style building, but the animatronic animals all want to kill you.
Cringy kid: Hey dude, did you hear that Five Nights at Freddy's 4 is coming out?

Kid with a brain: Yeah, it's probably gonna be the same as the other 3 games
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by AreialInferno December 31, 2015
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A point and click indie horror game, set in a Chuck E Cheese like pizzeria, called Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. You play as Mike the security guard. You sit in your office, watching the animatronics, Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie the Bunny, Chica the Chicken, and Foxy the Pirate. They try to get into your office, so they can stuff you into a Freddy Fazbear suit, killing you. You have limited power, and must be wise to conserve it, because you have to manage your doors to keep out animatronics, check your "blind spots" outside with your door lights, and look at the security camera. All of these use power, and if an animatronic gets into your office, it will kill you. If your power runs out, Freddy Fazbear will play a tune, and jumpscare. You play through the week, each Night getting harder as you play. You can unlock Night Six, "nightmare mode", and unlock Custom Night after that, where you can choose the difficulty.
Boy: Have you beaten Five Night's at Freddy's?

Girl: Yes! Night Six took me forever.
by Rosesandstars January 19, 2015
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