Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted

Game review by David Chapman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Classic survival horror franchise jump-scares to VR.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 23 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 86 reviews

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age 12+

A terrifying must-have for all VR owners.

You can't put an age rating on this game or go to a website like common sense media to see if this is a good game for your kid(s). I bought this game for my son's fourteenth birthday and he enjoyed it. The main thing every parent should know before they let their kid play this game is that's made to be scary. Don't expect a light-hearted family-friendly game, expect a cold, terrifying, and brutal experience. When it comes to actual things that most parents would try to find before they let their kid play a game like this, there is hardly anything. No swearing, no drinking, no sex. The only thing you could find here that would be even mildly violent is getting stalked and jump-scared by 7 feet tall animatronics, some scarier than others. A good way to know if this is an OK game for your kid is if they want the game. If they don't want it, that would most likely mean that it's too scary or overwhelming for them. Although if they want it, it probably means it won't be too scary and they will be fine. After that, if you still feel that they shouldn't have it let them watch a gameplay video to see what they think. If they've already watched gameplay videos of it and say that it doesn't look too much for them and you continue to insist that it will be too much, then what are you waiting for? Get it for them or let them buy it themselves, there is no reason why they shouldn't have it.
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age 13+


It is very, VERY scary... NOT FOR KIDS. But for teens and adults, ABSOLUTELY!!! A MUST PLAY, BEST IN FRANCHISE!!!!
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