Parents' Guide to

Five Nights at Freddy's 4

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Jump-scare-packed finale hits home.

Game Windows 2015
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 27 parent reviews

age 14+
For some reason i hated this when i was younger and now i love every fnaf game
age 13+

To many jumpscars

This game is a violent when my son 10 got into it when he went to sleep I got on to his Xbox and played I was shocked to many jumpscars

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (27):
Kids say (167):

Freddy Fazbear's final outing taps into all your childhood fears, leading to an intensely terrifying and exciting, albeit occasionally flawed, experience. The Five Nights at Freddy's games have always focused on the fear of what's lurking in the shadows. This time, though, that fear is amplified through the experiences of a child. But it's not only for shock value, as a surprisingly deep and emotional story is attached, which ultimately leads to some surprise revelations for fans, as well as more than a few new questions.

With the new setting comes some new gameplay mechanics. Players still need to keep an eye out in all the nooks and crannies to keep their animatronic stalkers away. But without the benefit of security cameras, players now need to listen closely at their doors for the breathing of the creatures outside. This is a lot more difficult than it seems and requires a lot more patience than any of the previous games. As a result, even longtime FNAF fans likely will struggle to get through even the first couple of nights. That being said, Five Nights at Freddy's 4 handily lives up to the scares of the previous games in the series.

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