Parents' Guide to

Five Nights at Freddy's 3

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

More of the same, but just as scary as its predecessors.

Game Mac, Windows 2015
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 15 parent reviews

age 2+

it is so fun and i recomend 1+ for this game

this game is so easy and not scary at all. I gave it to my 3 year old and he sped run it and loved it. we now have all games and are now playing security breach which is epic. My son just turned four and got to meet freddy. people are to worried about this game when it helps kids adapt to real life because you never know when you get stuck in chuck e cheese and the animotronics come alive.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
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age 8+

The 3rd entry Five Nights at Freddy’s seems to be greatly toned down

FNaF 3 keeps the same general idea as FNaF 1 and 2, but this time you are not given lights, or doors. Instead, you must lure the only animatronic in the game away from your office using audio. The game also introduces “errors” in which the key factors of playing are blocked off, and you must manually fix them. The game has only 1 animatronic, his appearance shows a meaty, destroyed and torn face and body. His jumpscare, however, only seems to include a softer screech and him slowly walking towards you. This generally makes the game toned down. But, it doesn’t end there. “Phantom” animatronics are also here, but seem to only be shadows. They will randomly jump-scare you, and make errors. They won’t kill you. FNaF 3 contains no violence, it does however show a rare disturbing image of the face of “purple guy”, which is gross and fleshy. His eyes are popping out, and he seems in pain. The most gruesome part of the game, though, is when you encounter an 8 bit cutscene of a man entering a metal suit, and getting crushed inside. We see blood spray out and then pool on the floor underneath him. Be reminded this is an 8-but scene. You can hear a small trace of profanity in a phone call, “crappy cosplay”. 10+ due to disturbing images

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (15):
Kids say (78):

The rapid pace of the sequels compared to the original Five Nights at Freddy's might make you worry about the quality of this installment. You shouldn't. The jump scares are just as terrifying now as they were the first time you saw them. Plus, there are enough subtle changes here that the game still feels fresh. (That's helped immensely by the well-thought-out story that's told by the phone calls you listen to.) The scares from older characters get a bit tiresome, though, since they don't serve the same purpose as in past games. But the gut-wrenching feeling you get when you spot Springtrap staring at you or drawing close to your location is terrifyingly real. And even if you see your own demise coming, you'll still jump when it happens. That the game is still able to make you do that after three rapid-fire installments is a testament to its quality.

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