Five Nights at Freddys 2 is the point-and-click horror sequel to the original Five Nights at Freddys. The basic premise of the game is that you are hired as security for the night shift at a children’s play place called “Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza”. You are hired for the business week, hence the name Five Nights at Freddys. The three to four animatronic machines that are playful during the day have something in their circuitry that has gone wrong, telling them to roam during the night, and kill anyone they see.
As the security guard, it is your job in Five Nights at Freddys 2 to use the place’s security camera system to check the different rooms as the animatronic robots roam through each room. You have access to a flashlight and lights in each room, as well as the ability to close the doors on either side of the room you are in when they come close to avoid being killed. You have limited amount of electricity for the night, so you must be careful on how often you use these options to survive each night.
The intro given by the owner gives off an uncomfortable feeling for what you have signed up for. It also gives the basic premise of what you are supposed to be doing; watching out for these animatronics. Watching the security feed is what really starts to spook you. You start with all the animatronics in one room, but as you look around at other rooms, you start to notice them disappearing from the starting room. You can track them systematically going through each room, and even the vents, staring directly at the camera in very estranged and out of the ordinary positions. Along with the terror of having to watch these animatronics slowly come closer to your office, if you don’t close the doors in time before they get there, then it is only a matter of time before you look away from your main view for a moment and one of the animatronics jumpscare you into losing the Five Nights at Freddys 2 game.
I myself don’t like horror games, but as a jumpscare horror game, I would give Five Nights at Freddys 2 an eight out of ten. It does it’s job right, eerily creeping you out and scaring you if you mess up, but after playing for awhile, it starts to become predictable and eventually not as fun since you know what to expect.