Have you ever played Five Nights at Freddy’s and thought to yourself, “this would be so much easier if I got to do the scaring for a change”? Funnily enough, that’s exactly what Five Nights at Freddy’s Simulator intends to provide. Released on the 12th of December 2019 by Obbii, the game has seen consistent updates in the last 3 years, with the game eventually culminating in a version 3.0 release that’s available on Game Jolt.
How to Download Five Nights at Freddy’s Simulator
You can download the game from Game Jolt. Click on the Download button at the end of this review.
The Game Review
In Five Nights at Freddy’s Simulator, you get to pick from a vast array of FNAF characters, each of which has their own unique abilities that all have a different use, depending on how they’re used.
By playing as one of the many different characters, your job is the exact opposite of the standard FNAF formula, and instead this time around, you’re the one that gets to stuff people into the animatronic suits.
With this understanding that now you’re the murderous animatronics, you’ll need to sneak up on the night guard of the shift before you run out of power. Your power meter is essentially just a timer, just like if you were playing any other FNAF title. Instead of waiting, though, you need to get stuffing people into a suit.
The night guard has a fleet of different cameras at his disposal, all of which can only be operated one at a time, so you have a chance to sneak up on him. Once you manage to get close enough to the night guard, providing he hasn’t spotted you coming on the cameras, you win!
By playing the game, you also earn ‘Fazbear Coins’ which are used to purchase different character scenarios, which allow you to play the same level but with a different character. Thanks to this, there’s a lot of replayability, as you’ll need to acquire a fair amount of these coins to unlock every single level and character to see what they can do.
Admittedly, one issue with the gameplay is the fact that the game’s AI seems pretty strong. You’ll manage to make your way up to the office he resides in, just about to get him, when all of a sudden he’ll turn on the camera, realize you’re there, and then shut the door on you, resetting your position.
Since your movement speed is so slow as well, it takes a fair bit of time to get back to him as well, so when he does catch you, it can sting that little bit more knowing that it didn’t feel deserved.
Graphically, FNAF Simulator has some really impressive visuals overall. This isn’t too surprising, not when you consider that the game is made using Unreal Engine, which is definitely utilized very well in this one.
All of the characters look great, the animations look good, the environment suits the game world perfectly and as an overall visual experience, FNAF Simulator is a great visual ensemble.
When it comes to the audio with an FNAF game, you kind of know what to expect with it. The audio is going to be loud, shrill, and shocking, all at the same time and that’s exactly what the game manages to do.
It fits the game to a tee and is easily one of the game’s biggest highlights and what’s more, it’s all set to a reasonable volume so that it isn’t disturbingly loud whenever the game wants to do a jump scare.
Overall, Five Nights at Freddy’s Simulator is such a fun and interesting take on the usual FNAF formula that it makes for a fun and engaging title. If you’ve been getting tired of the same formula, but love the FNAF world, definitely give FNAF Simulator a try.
It gives you everything you could want out of an FNAF game, all while having such an interesting perspective on the whole franchise with few issues.
- Plenty of characters to choose from, each with their own unique ability to make each run more unique
- Visually, the game looks really impressive and fits the FNAF motif well
- The actual gameplay is a unique take on the Five Nights at Freddy’s formula
- The characters can feel quite slow, so it can be frustrating to walk back to the night guard if you get caught
- AI at times will feel unfair and somehow catch you without you seemingly giving anything away