Five Nights at Freddy's is a horror video game that uses jump scares and tension tactics rather than violence and bloodshed. The game is too intense for younger children, particularly given its sensations of being trapped and defenseless.
It features a slew of freaky animatronic characters, whose appearances and demeanors are enough to make your skin crawl. Even teens should know what they're getting into before playing Five Nights at Freddy's. If your child is easily spooked by lifelike dolls, they may want to steer clear of this title.
Is Five Nights at Freddy's Really That Scary?
In Five Nights at Freddy's, you play the role of a new night security guard at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. Your mission is to keep a watchful eye on the pizza shop's animatronic characters, who tend to wander at night. Should they find you first, you're a goner. Every move you make drains your energy reserves. If you try to run, the room goes black and you're completely defenseless.
Keeping Kids Safe on Five Nights at Freddy's
Five Nights at Freddy's is rated PG-13 for disturbing/violent content, some language, and horror. Though parents can block access to titles of a certain rating on their children's devices, the game itself does not have any in-game parental controls or limiters. There is no chat functionality.
If you’re concerned about your child, do not let them play it or download it. You can control this by setting parental controls on devices (PC, iOS, Android) that limit your child's access to download or access specific content.