Five Nights at Freddy's 2

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Another terrific but terrifying psychological thriller.
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Parents say

age 11+
Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 52 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

A definite learning curve; takes a few play-throughs to get. The suspense that builds as you play may make you error-prone -- but that's part of the charm. 

Violence

No real violence shown, though some is implied in audio tracks and depictions of bad things that can happen. Still, you'll feel scared -- very scared -- and have a sense of dread and tension. 

Sex
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know Five Nights at Freddy's 2, similar to its predecessor, is a horror game that uses tension and jump scares in place of blood and guts -- and, as a result, is a lot scarier than many other titles. The sense of being trapped and defenseless in a small office quickly builds, and when the animatronic characters jump out at you (or you catch them staring at you from down the hall or into a camera lens), you'll definitely jump (and maybe scream). This makes the game much too intense for younger kids -- and teens (and some adults) should know what they're getting into.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written by1raptor March 8, 2015

Definitely a know your kid situation

This game is fantastic. It requires lots of strategy, restarts and patience. Once you get into the game though, it's scary, and much more so then the first... Continue reading
Adult Written byCatlover73 January 1, 2015

Not scary

This is not scary, my daughter lover this game and says it's not scary and she's 7 !!!!!! This game shouldn't be 14 and up its not scary, mothers... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old March 1, 2015

A game that's great for the things you typically don't notice.

I love this series for what it is-thrilling night watch games where you must fend yourself off from animatronics and puppets that aren't even all that cree... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bysarahgilbert January 7, 2015

Fun Horror Game for Tweens and up

This game is an awesome horror game for kids because there's no blood, gore, language, drugs/alcohol, or nudity in it, but if you can't handle jumpsca... Continue reading

What's it about?

Freddy Fazbear's Pizza is open once again, with new animatronics, which (like the ones before them) tend to wander at night. Should they find you, you're toast (though it's not malicious on their part -- they just don't understand you). You'll monitor their comings and goings through a series of cameras around the restaurant and distract them with a music box or (if they get too close) fool them with a fake animatronic head.The difficulty comes from the limited amount of power you have with your flashlight (which lets you see ahead of you). Every action you make drains power -- and when you're out, you're fairly defenseless. There also are several additional rooms to monitor this time around. 

Is it any good?

Generally, when sequels are released in short order, they're never as good as the original. That's absolutely not the case with FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S 2, though. The game is just as terrifying (maybe more so) and once again uses atmosphere and tension to create an experience that will make you jump and scream -- even if you know exactly what's coming.

This time around, it's not only a feeling of helplessness that hits you, it's the strain of multitasking that's required to stay alive. You have to constantly wind a music box. You need to monitor more rooms. You have a mask you need to quickly put on if you see an animatronic staring at you -- and even then, you may be doomed. Like the original, it's a great game for people who are old enough to not get nightmares from this sort of thing -- but it's a game children should be kept away from. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about wanting to do or play something that's too grown-up. Why should you wait until you're older? 

  • Families also can talk about when it's fun to be scared -- and when it's not.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
  • Price: $2.99
  • Release date: November 20, 2014
  • Category: Adventure Games
  • Size: 32.60 MB
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: ios

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