I will be honest and say that when I first heard about Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted I thought it would be just the standard game, but with VR tacked on. Boy was I wrong! This series feels like it was tailor-made for the world of VR and for me Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted is one of the best VR games of 2019 so far.
How to Download Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted
You can download Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted from Steam, just like most of the other games by Steve Cathon, except FNaF World RPG which has found its home on Game Jolt. To begin, click on the button located below this review.
FNaF VR Review
Do not think of this as the next game in the main series of Five Nights at Freddy’s. Instead, Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted is a game that is set up with various mini-games. Your main goal is to still survive and keep the facility ticking. However, the different mini-games keep things fresh, exciting and of course scary as hell.
The jump scares are through the roof. I think a big part of this is because the game does not actually let you move. This along with being in darkness most of the time does a great job in making you feel very helpless and super vulnerable.
Parts and Service is a mode where you need to fix the animatronics themselves. Being so close to these creepy things is bad enough, but if you make just one wrong move you are going to pay for it! I enjoyed this mode, but for me, it was probably the weakest of the offerings here.
The next game mode I want to talk about is my favorite! Vent Repair sees you inside a vent and you are doing your repairs. The problem is there are vents to the side and in front of you and something is stalking you! You have a little headlamp for “protection” but that it is it. I am not ashamed to admit I nearly pooped my pants many times playing this one.
The other game I want to give special attention to is Dark Rooms. You are standing in a dark room only with a flashlight and very little battery power. You have to listen for the rustling and then blast whomever it is with light to stop them in their tracks. This one makes great use of sound and it will scare the hell out of you time and time again.
I think the best way to think of the game is that it is more of a “greatest hits” version of the series. They have taken some of the most popular modes and made them work incredibly well in VR. I played this on the PSVR (with move controllers) and pressing buttons, moving levers and so on was very easy to do.
I really like how easy they made everything in this game. Sometimes VR games try to over complicate things in the controls department, but this one does not do that. I think that the game is all the more fun and accessible for having more simple controls.
Each mode has multiple levels for you to play and you can play the modes in any order that you like. You have plenty of fun stuff to earn at the prize counter. I got a kick out of this and it does make you want to keep playing and possibly face death in order to unlock the fun stuff.
If you are a fan of the series you will absolutely love Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted. Even someone with just a passing interest or basic knowledge of Five Nights at Freddy’s would have a great time with this. I feel this is a great example of how to bring a game to VR!
- It features all your favorite creepy characters
- Some of the best FNAF modes reimagined in 3D
- The presentation is very slick
- The game controls very well
- It has a ton of jump scares!
- Perhaps a few brand-new exclusive modes would have been good
- The PSVR version is not as great with the DualShock 4