freddy.pngAnimatronics do not sound scary enough to base a horror game on, I know, but Five Night's at Freddy's somehow manages to be a successfully terrifying and incredibly jump-scary offering. It's the gaming equivalent of the amusement park variety of the haunted house, it is, and I am quite loving it for this.

Five Nights at Freddy's is a simple game and, I suspect, is all the more effective for it. Having just gotten your new summer job at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, the slightly run-down animatronics sporting eating place kids almost love, you have but a simple task. Be the security guard who can survive 5 nights in a row.

All you'll have to do is check all 11 surveillance cameras, listen carefully for anything suspicious, occasionally turn the lights on and, when in proper danger, shut the security doors. Trouble is everything you do comes with an energy cost and due to Freddy's Pizza recent budget cuts, electricity is severely limited.

Five Nights at Freddy's is available on Steam for Windows. You can download its free demo over at IndieDB.