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In case you needed the latest and greatest in interactive video laxatives, Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is now available for purchase on Steam for 7.99 (USD).

For those not in the know, Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the latest instalment in the Five Nights at Freddy’s series; a point and click survival horror game that pits you against murderous animatronic robots in a fictional Chuck E. Cheese style Pizza Restaurant working as a late night security guard. The aim of the game is to survive a 6 hour shift from 12am to 6am while monitoring the animatronics on video cameras placed strategically around the establishment, making sure they don’t find their way into your office.

The games are developed by Scott Cawthon and are notable for their use of 3D pre-rendered graphics, minimalistic presentation, and crazy quick development cycle. It took only 4 months for Cawthon to develop Five Nights at Freddies 3, leading some people to denounce the game on the games subreddit.

While it’s easy to write the game off for its infamous jump scares, Five Nights at Freddys’ strength is the tension it creates with an approaching threat, rather than the arrival of said threat. The lore behind the game’s story as well further adds to its popularity as a series. They are also popular for let’s play channels, since most people don’t want to play the game themselves, but would rather someone else get scared on their behalf. YouTube celebrity Markiplier’s first Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 video already has over 1.6 million views in a little over 12 hours.

While Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 was a prequel set in an earlier Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria, Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is a sequel set in the future, in a horror amusement centered around the spooky events of Freddy and his friends in the previous restaurants, now long shut down.

Are you a fan of the Five Nights at Freddy’s series? What do you think about Five Nights at Freddy’s 3? Let me know in the comments!


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Stephen Snook

Hello! My name is Stephen Snook, and I'm a freelance journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. I've been doing the Youtube thing for a couple of years, and now I'm doing the whole being a games journalist person.

  • Warning:
    This game requires you to have knowledge of the lore and story from 1 & 2. If you do not and still wish to buy this then please be prepared for being lost beyond belief

  • Stephen Snook

    ^ Definitely helps a lot in making sense of it all!

  • WhiteNut

    For some reason steam gifted my friend a copy of the game for some reason. So he’s quite happy, honestly I find the game to be droll :s

  • the red army

    i made it to night 3 before retiring last night… i can tell already salvage is going to bring the pain in the later nights…

  • NathanEH

    I’m definitely a fan. Unlike most, I have no problems with jumpscares as a game over state. You lost. You played poorly. You get a jumpscare. Take what you learned and try harder next time.

    I have to say though that I’m a bit saddened that most of Five Nights 2’s plot threads seem to have been completely dropped. I don’t want to say too much, but the “Demoted to Extra” trope applies to this game in spades. That’s disappointing, but this is definitely the scariest Five Nights at Freddy’s yet and, even though my enthusiasm to explore the story may have died down, I’m really loving playing the game itself.

  • Stephen Snook

    Well I’ve seen the ending (one of them) and the minigames and I can assure you that they all tie in to fnaf2 and fnaf1 somehow.

  • Stephen Snook

    It’s definitely not for everyone in terms of gameplay.

  • Stephen Snook

    Fun fact, I’ve never actually played the game. Only watched others.