Five Nights at Freddy’s is a frightening, but very entertaining indie game created by Scott Cawthon. The action takes place in a restaurant called Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, where animatronic characters are coming to life to attack and kill people. The first installment of the game was released in 2014 and the most recent one was launched in December 2017. Five Nights at Freddy’s offers a thrilling experience and it will keep you at the edge of your seat with the mysteries and scary creatures that it features. If you love horror and want to discover other games that will make you jump out of your seat, this list of games similar to FNaF is just what you need to face your fears in the most entertaining way.
Doorways: Holy Mountains of Flesh
This is game is unmissable and it deserves to be considered as one of the best indie horror games available. Holy Mountains of Flesh is the most recent installment in the Doorways series. It focuses on Thomas Foster, an investigator who is trying to find what is the truth behind a powerful man known as The Roaster. Thomas will need to be very careful as The Roaster and his family practice black magic and are also cannibals. During his investigation, Thomas ends up in an abandoned school where he faces horrifying ordeals. Doorways has a deep story and it is a truly frightening experience.
Outlast is another title that horror thriller seekers need to take note of. In this game, you follow the story of Miles Upshur, a journalist who is looking to reveal the secrets that Mount Massive Asylum hides. He breaks into this mental hospital to find out what exactly is going on in these premises that have been suspiciously re-opened by the Murkoff Corporation. However, after entering the asylum to carry out his investigation and uncover its secrets, Miles will realize that he wasn’t prepared to face the nightmare that awaits him. Now Miles is surrounded by maniacs and all he has is a camcorder. It is a truly scary scenario that will keep your heart beating wildly with fear.
In this game, you become Thomas, who must face the terrifying fact that his room has been invaded by the Boogeyman.The game resembles Five Nights at Freddy’s and even its core mechanisms are very similar. However, the game keeps its own style and its title character is very scary. The Boogeyman can appear through the door, window or closet. You need to follow the sound cues to find him, but there are many distracting noises that aim to confuse you. You need your skills to make it through the night and hope that you survive until the alarm goes off at 6 am.
In The Park, you assume the character of Lorraine, a mother desperately searching for her child, Callum, who has ran into an amusement park that is everything but amusing. The visuals in this game are remarkable and the storytelling will keep you hooked. The Park focuses on psychological horror and it offers players the chance to explore and feel the fear that Lorraine is experiencing. As you try to find Callum, you will see how your surroundings become more and more sinister and will start discovering clues. There are many unexpected twists that will blow your mind.
Daylight is another psychological horror game that will keep you guessing. In this game, you play as Sarah, a woman who is trapped inside and abandoned hospital. Daylight is a procedurally generated, meaning that you can only expect the unexpected. There are objects that move randomly and you will hear disturbing whispers as you wander through the haunted hospital grounds. You will need to look for clues that allow you to find your way out and reveal the game’s mystery. Just bear in mind that the more clues are found, the more likely you are to come across evil characters. If you are a fan of creepy games, you will enjoy Daylight.
Emily Wants to Play
This is one of the most frightening games that you can find. Interestingly, while Five Nights at Freddy’s takes place in a Pizza restaurant, Emily Wants to Play focuses on a pizza delivery man who is just finishing his work day. As he arrives to the house where he is supposed to bring his last delivery of the day, he notices that the doors are open and the lights are on. Although the place looks strange, he decides to enter the house because it is raining heavily. After entering the house, the door closes behind him and this is when the horror starts. Emily Wants to Play is a survival game that will give you an adrenaline rush.
Five Nights at Candy’s
As the name suggests, Five Nights at Candy’s is a game heavily influenced by Five Nights at Freddy’s. In fact, this is a fan-game that is inspired in the first three games in the Five Night at Freddy’s franchise. In this game, we find out that Freddy’s Fazbear’s Pizza has been completely shut down and now the most popular place is Candy’s restaurant. In the game, you assume the role of a night guard who is in charge of making sure that there are no issues after hours. However, things don’t run smoothly as you can imagine and soon, creepy characters like Chester the Chimpanzee, Blank and Candy the Cat will start to scare you. There is even a special appearance of the “King of Five Nights at Freddy’s.
In this game, you will find yourself trapped at sea in a labyrinth of a ship, surrounded by evil characters. As you wake up in an abandoned cargo ship, you will realize that you are in the company of a terrifying monster. Monstrum is a procedurally generated game, meaning that you will always experience something different. Each gaming session is different and even the beasts that torment you are changing all the time. They have their unique looks and behaviors so you will never know what can happen. You need to stay alert and use your wit to find the best way to escape alive.
If ghost stories are your thing, check out Wick. This game refers to a legend about a forest where children used to play until they started to disappear mysteriously. There are rumors that indicate that the kids are back in the woods, but it is only possible to see them when you enter the forest alone at night. A group of teenagers decide to challenge each other to spend the night in the woods. Players have to use all their skills to survive until the morning. You need to listen the sound cues and find ways to avoid the evil spirits of the children that are haunting the forest.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Amnesia: The Dark Descent will terrify you and it is definitely another option that you need to check if you are into indie horror games like FNaF. Here you play as Daniel and you have just woken up in a deserted castle. You have no memory of your past and will need to put all the pieces together to find out why you are in this frightening castle where there is danger everywhere. There are monster that will chase you and you need to keep your mind focused on survival. If you let your mind wander and surrender to madness, the hallucinations will make things even scarier.