Developer: Scott Cawthon
Release date: August 8, 2014
Playable on: Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
If you've ever been to Chuck E. Cheese and been scared shitless of the animatronic characters, then here's the perfect survival horror game for you. Even if you've not played of Five Nights at Freddy's, you've definitely heard of FNaF. It's actually amazing that it's blown up the way it has—13 games have been released and/or announced for this franchise, with merch, novels, and film adaptations being released and/or announced in the last six years. That all makes sense if you take a second and realize how rapidly this game, which finds players hired to be night watchmen at a pizza place, primarily to make sure that the animatronic characters—who have had incidents with children before—aren't terrorizing. Which, of course, means that you get terrorized all night in a room with limited power, loads of cameras, and nothing but your wits (and mouse clicks) to aid you. The sounds of these robots clomping down stairways to try and KILL YOU is bad...them banging on the door you shut before the got there can be worse. Being a sitting duck in a dark, powerless room before Bonnie or Chica pops in to devour you? That's almost as bad as how frustrating the later levels can be. You will get pissed off at this game, but the satisfaction of completing another Night? Priceless.