Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach Review


Steel Wood Studios

This is the poster for the game.

Scott Cawthon has retired, partnering up with another company to take on a big project. “Security Breach” is the tenth installment to the “Five Nights at Freddy’s” (FNAF) game franchise. This horror game is vastly different from the past games, having a huge, flashy map instead of the average point-and-click horror. The main protagonists are Glamrock Freddy and Gregory. The main antagonists are the other blood-thirsty animatronics Glamrock Chica, Montgomery Gator, Roxanne Wolf, The Daycare Attendant, DJ Music Man, and the security guard.
In “Security Breach,” players take on the role of a young boy that has found himself locked inside Freddy Fazbear’s Mega PizzaPlex. The iconic animatronic Freddy ends up being an ally, unlike past games where Freddy Fazbear was out to kill the player. The objective of the game is to survive a day in the pizza plex. The player has to avoid or destroy the other animatronics. As the player progresses through the game, dark secrets will be unveiled. There are a total of six endings in this game.
One major flaw in the game is the bugs and inconsistencies. More often than not, you can see Freddy glitching in the map and having delayed reaction time. It feels like the game was not ready to be released yet and very rushed.
Another thing that falls short of expectation is the story. The trailer showed off some interesting concepts, such as Vannessa could be seen helping Gregory and slowly becoming the evil Vanny. Fans still found the game exciting and refreshing from the past games, even though it seemed like “Security Breach” had a lot more in store. If the player was able to understand how Vannessa became Vanny, that would have cleared up a lot of the confusing endings. They were really vague for a lore-heavy franchise. Giving players little to nothing to base their theories on.
One major criticism or improvement in Security Breach faced was the new set of animatronics replacing Foxy and Bonny. Montgomery Gator, Roxanne Wolf, The Daycare Attendant, and DJ Music Man are completely new and revamped. Foxy and Bonnie were missed and mentioned by Freddy in the game. However, it was nice to see the animatronics showing more sentience in this game than the past ones. Freddy has shown human emotions when he’s with Gregory. The character design was also intriguing, showing off a retro style.
There are many aspects of the game to love as well! These include the unique gameplay and map. “Security Breach” presents a colorful and flashy arcade/mall. The amount of rooms were insane and being able to explore was a joy. The game was also challenging in the best way. Furthermore, it’s different compared to the past eight FNAF games as a result of the exciting maps and in-game chases. The collectibles were a nice touch in the game as well.
All things considered, “Security Breach” is an impressive installment to the FNAF franchise, although it would be best for players to wait until “Security Breach’s” bugs are fixed. The bugs are bothersome, but it won’t disrupt the gameplay that much. It is a fun game that shouldn’t be taken too seriously.