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Video GameFive Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach Review
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Posted: 9 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: Ben Kendall, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach is a survival-horror game where you explore a vast pizzeria and shopping centre while hunted by a murderer. In addition to continuing the intricate and multi-layered story of the previous games, this is the first time you can freely explore the ever-changing world, play mini-games, solve puzzles and fight bosses.

You play Gregory, a child who is left behind in Freddy Fazbear's Mega Pizzaplex when it closes. Also inside the building is Vanessa, the night guard, and a killer dressed as a bunny who is under the influence of a mind-controlling glitch. In addition to these human characters, there are also the staple animatronics; Montgomery Gator, Roxanne Wolf, Glamrock Chica and more are also affected by this glitch and will try and hunt you down. The only unaffected robot is Glamrock Freddy, who will, along with the night guard, try and get you to safety.

Play involves exploring the sprawling 80's-inspired Pizzaplex, complete with a playable indoor golf course, racetrack, laser tag and more. You sneak around, completing missions and solving puzzles. You can knock over items to cause a distraction to the animatronics, allowing you to make an escape, similar to Hello Neighbour. You can also go inside Freddy and use him as a mech suit to fight against the other animatronics and use his strength and speed to your advantage. there is also a changing day and night cycle within the Pizzapex itself, which changes the behaviour of some animatronics, turning potential allies into enemies and making areas of safety into hazards. As you progress you unlock more areas, including the sewers and security offices.

It's a game that takes the Five Nights at Freddy's series in a new direction, while still featuring all the detailed and mysterious lore, storytelling, secrets and jump scares that the series is known for.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 16/12/2021, updated in 2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Puzzle and Stealth

Accessibility: 23 features

Developer: Steel Wool Studio (@SteelWoolStudio)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 4 hours and 6 hours to complete. There are lots of secrets and mini-games that expand the playtime. In addition, there are lots of different endings, some of which are incredibly difficult to get due to being unable to save your progress past a certain point, meaning you can potentially lose hours of progress.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 because it features moderate violence to fantasy characters and scenes of moderate horror that younger players may find disturbing. As with previous instalments in the 'Five Night’s at Freddy’s' series, there is a constant sense of threat throughout as the player seeks to complete tasks while avoiding sinister characters closing in on them. If these characters reach the player, there is a sudden 'jump scare' in which the character lurches towards the screen and the screen fades to black. The sense of threat is underpinned by eerie sound effects, such as laughter and footsteps coming towards the player, as well as by the darkness and dim lighting. There are also sequences featuring violence towards the animatronic characters, including cinematic scenes in which they are crushed, broken apart or otherwise destroyed.

Skill Rating

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Those with the maturity and desire for some scary gameplay this is a good age-appropriate match. You need to be able to handle tension as well as be good at exploring open areas. There are also some reaction based fight encounters you need to deal with.

CostsCosts

Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach usually costs £30.99 to £32.99.
 

Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach

PlayStation Store PS5 £32.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £32.99
Steam Store PC £30.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach Accessibility Report documents 23 accessibility features:
There aren't difficulty settings, and some parts of the game are very difficult. You can only save at certain areas, and you need to hold down the button for about 3 seconds to successfully save. Later on in the game, you can choose to exit the Pizzaplex for one ending, or stay in and try and get the rest. At this point, you can no longer save or recharge Freddy, meaning the game is both harder and you can lose hours of progress if you are caught.

There are many functions that require you to hold down buttons, sometimes for several seconds, that are essential to the gameplay. however, sprinting and sneaking, two very important actions, are toggle-only, which means that you don't need to hold down the button at all for them.

There are very frequent visual effects that can be distracting or disorienting, such as the loud jump scares, intense chromatic aberration when certain characters are nearby, and bright white flashes. In addition, the camera system has an effect that makes it look like an old-fashioned recording, which can make it hard to see.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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