Ok, so I am not a diehard FNaF fan, but I have dabbled with the franchise over the years. The change in direction for Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach was something that I found very interesting. Although. I do get why some hardcore fans may not be too happy about how much has changed with Security Breach.
How to Download Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach
To download the game, click on the Download button at the end of the review. The title is available on Steam. Check out also the gift to the fans who were waiting for FNaF: Security Breach – a little game called Security Breach: Fury’s Rage.
The Game Review
This time the game takes place in a shopping mall and it all goes down over one night instead of five nights. We play as a kid called Greggory who finds himself stuck in the mall at night and Vanessa the security guard sends the robot mascots out to capture him! We need to try and do what we can in order to escape and survive.
The setting for the game is Freddy Fazbear’s Mega Pizzaple and it is pretty damn big. The game is played from the first person and you are free to go and explore any way you like. While the cast of characters stalking you includes famous animatronics such as Montgomery Gator and Chica in their glam rock forms. You also have the security guard, Vanny, and these employee robots chasing you down too.
I would compare the game more to Outlast than I would the previous games in the FNAF series. You have to sneak around and try not to get caught, but you do have a couple of ways to defend yourself. The Faz-Cam and the Faz-Blaster can be used to stun enemies so you can get away, but they do only offer a limited use before you need to charge them.
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach also has this gimmick called the Faz-Watch, which lets you look at the camera, check mission status, and so on. The most awesome addition to the gameplay comes in the form of Freddy himself. Something happens in the story and instead of trying to kill you, Freddy is actually going to assist you. I thought this was very, very cool!
While you can only use this sparingly, you can call in Freddy and he will let you climb inside him and you can then freely move around the other animatronics. Overall, the gameplay is very tense, but also a lot of fun. It is also way more challenging than I thought it could be with some of the combat encounters and boss battles really causing me problems.
The only thing I was not a big fan of in terms of the gameplay was the saving system. You have to manual save your game at certain points and these can be far apart which is annoying. It led to me on more than one occasion having to redo a huge section of the game which is frustrating.
With different endings to discover, Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach gives you lots of reasons to play through it more than once. I for one like the new direction the series has taken here as I like being able to freely move around. Some people have complained about various bugs, but I played the game on PS5 and I never encountered any problems while playing it.
- I really enjoyed the story being told here
- The way that Freddy helps you is pretty cool
- The glam rock designs of the animatronics never get old
- The gameplay feels far more fun and exciting than past games
- The game may be too different from the past games for some people
- While I had no issues, more than a few people have reported various bugs with the game