Top 4 Fan-Made Games Five Nights at Freddy's Fans Should Play

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October 31st is a long way away if you're one of the hundreds of thousands of fans who are anticipating the fourth and final chapter of Five Night's at Freddy's announced a few weeks back. Whether by sheer luck or actual planning, Scott Cawthon's one-hit wonder has turned into something of a cult classic within months thanks to unique gameplay and a questionable plot. 

No matter if you're a fan or not, the popularity of the game is undeniable and has led to several FNAF-inspired spin-offs that are keeping FNAF alive and well. Of course, not all of the remakes are worth playing, but the ones that are will surely keep you busy until the big date arrives.

Here are the top 4 games you need to be playing if you're a fan of Five Night's at Freddy's

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Five Night's At Chum Bucket

Developer: Dakota Wood

Currently, Five Night's at Chum Bucket; a Spongebob Squarepants type game and sequel to Five Night's at the Krusty Krab, is getting all the attention when it comes to the Five Night's fan-made games, and with good reason. The game has some amazing mechanics and even better visuals that help make it immersive. In fact, the game is so good that fans are insisting FNAF creator Scott teams up with Dakota for a truly scary masterpiece.

Once-lovable children's characters get a major upgrade: Spongebob is represented as an aggressive lumbering giant of his former self. And while these are based off of the animatronic models, the antagonistic crew actually breathes, which makes it even creepier as they take heaving breaths while staring you down in the doorway. Each character also has a unique reaction if they catch you and [spoiler alert]: it's not your FNAF typical jumpscare scream.

If you want to check out the game for yourself, you can download it here.

One Night At Flumpty's 

Developer: Jonochrome

Don't let the cute faces fool you, One Night At Flumpty's is actually pretty terrifying, just like it's inspiration. This is also just about the only FNAF inspired game that is actually done in a more animated form rather than relying on 3D graphics, which really boosts the game's overall feel and uniqueness. The story is also different. While in other spin-offs you're playing some version of a security guard, in Flumpty's you're a late-working graphic designer who notices some seriously weird things going on in the office. 

Get One Night At Flumpty's here and One Night at Flumpty's 2 here.

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Five Night's At Wario's

Developer: WwwWario

There have been plenty of re-imaginings of the Mario franchise, but none quite like Five Night's At Wario's. Who'd ever think the Nintendo game could take such a scary turn? Sure, there's the haunted house levels including Big Boo and the Little Boo's, and let's not forget Luigi's Mansion, but they're nothing compared to this game. 

The series is a trilogy, and unlike the original FNAF, you aren't stuck in the same kind of office space atmosphere. In the first game, you're in a fast food factory; the second, in Wario Ware Inc.; and in the third, you find yourself in a mansion.

FNAW3 has a never-before-seen mechanic among the FNAF spin-offs: hiding. This really amps up the anxiety factor that these types of games have. By the way, while the third game keeps the Five Night's title, it is actually a total of 12 nights you have to survive!

If you want to try your hand at this game you can get Five Night's at Wario's 1, 2 and 3 herehere and here.

Five Night's At Tubbyland

Developer: Critolious

I'm going to be honest; I've never liked the Teletubbies, and this game makes me like them even less!

The game stays true the to the original FNAF mechanics, as you are pit against Teletubby animatronics within a Telletubby-related attraction. Not only does it keep to that feel, it also mimics Five Night's at Freddy's One and Two in that the second installment pf FNAT, just like in FNAF2, the animatronics are given a facelift and new working memories; not that it keeps them from attacking you at night. 

While the game might not be as finely polished as FNAF, or even the other three previous games, it is certainly a game that fans should try out. 

There's two games so far in the series, which you can get here and here

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Thoughts?

So, there you have it. But what I want to know is; what are your favorite FNAF spin-off games? Did any make my list? And if you've played any of the games on this list, what did you think of them?

Published May. 23rd 2015

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