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How To Play the Five Nights at Freddy’s Games in Order

Join the Animatronic Family.

Five Nights at Freddy’s can be considered a cultural phenomenon. Since its debut in late-2014, the franchise has received thirteen games, several series of novels, and graphic novels in addition to a legion of fan-made games.

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It’s also home to lore the likes of which you almost never see in indie games, let alone other, triple-A releases. But, with the laundry list of titles in the franchise, it can be confusing for new players where they should start, and in what order. Fortunately, we have you covered.

How to Play the Five Nights at Freddy’s Games in Order

Five Nights at Freddy’s

  • Initial Release Date: Aug. 19, 2014
  • Price: $2.99 (iOS, Android) / $4.99 (PC) / $7.99 (PS4, XBO, NSW)

If you can make it to the end of the week without being mauled by a series of vicious animatronics, you’ll survive long enough to find alternate employment.

Five Nights at Freddy’s 2

  • Initial Release Date: Nov. 10, 2014
  • Price: $2.99 (iOS, Android) / $7.99 (PS4, XBO, NSW, PC)

Play as yet another ill-fated security guard as you attempt to survive being torn apart by a whopping total of ten animatronics including both new and familiar faces.

Five Nights at Freddy’s 3

  • Initial Release Date: March 2, 2015
  • Price: $2.99 (iOS, Android) / $7.99 (PS4, XBO, NSW, PC)

There may only be one animatronic this time around, but … this one might be more than you bargained for.

Five Nights at Freddy’s 4

  • Initial Release Date: July 23, 2015
  • Price: $2.99 (iOS, Android) / $7.99 (PS4, XBO, NSW, PC)

Check the doors, the closet, your bed, and listen carefully, because I think I hear breathing

FNAF World

  • Initial Release Date: Jan. 21, 2016
  • Price: Free (PC)

Jump into a bright and colorful take on the FNAF series in this totally-not-scary, turn-based RPG. Did I mention this one isn’t scary? Because it’s definitely not scary.

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location

  • Initial Release Date: Oct. 7, 2016
  • Price: $2.99 (iOS, Android) / $7.99 (PS4, XBO, NSW, PC)

In this return to form for FNAF, make your way to Circus Baby’s Entertainment and Rentals and make friends with Circus Baby herself. It’s OK, you can trust her. No, really.

Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator

  • Initial Release Date: Dec. 4, 2017
  • Price: Free (PC) / $2.99 (iOS, Android) / $7.99 (PS4, XBO, NSW)

Become a Fazbear Entertainment franchisee and build your very own pizzeria empire from scratch! You’re 100% guaranteed to survive to the end of the week in approximately 10% of cases! *Satisfaction not Guaranteed.

Ultimate Custom Night

  • Initial Release Date: June 27, 2018
  • Price: Free / $2.99 (iOS, Android) / $7.99 (PS4, XBO, NSW)

If you have three brains and five hands, you might be able to beat this one.

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted

  • Initial Release Date: May 28, 2019
  • Price: $4.99 (iOS, Android) / $29.99 (PC, PS4, XBO, NSW, Oculus Quest)

Fazbear Entertainment is hiring (again)! In a series first, play in virtual reality as you’re tasked with repairing animatronics while avoiding hostile situations.

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Special Delivery

  • Initial Release Date: Nov. 22, 2019 (Early Access)
  • Price: Free (Android, iOS)

Survive an onslaught of malicious animatronics in augmented reality!

Freddy in Space 2

  • Initial Release Date: Dec. 3, 2019
  • Price: Free (PC)

Play as Freddy himself as you rescue your friends and defeat a deadly A.I.!

Security Breach: Fury’s Rage

  • Initial Release Date: April 28, 2021
  • Price: Free (PC)

Play as Freddy, Monty, Chica or Roxanne as you unleash the rage that comes with a game that keeps getting delayed.

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach

  • Initial Release Date: Dec. 16, 2021
  • Price: $39.99 (PC, PS4, PS5)

Play as Gregory and survive for one night in Freddy Fazbear’s Mega Pizzaplex.

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