Five Nights at Freddy's 2 is a popular horror-themed video game developed by Scott Cawthon. The game was created on the heels of Five Nights at Freddy's.
Take on the role of a security guard who is hired to monitor the nighttime activities at a children's entertainment restaurant called Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. However, in this sequel, the gameplay takes place in a prequel setting, serving as a prequel to the events of the first game.
The game introduces a new set of animatronic characters, including redesigned versions of the original animatronics: Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie the Bunny, Chica the Chicken, and Foxy the Pirate Fox. Additionally, new characters such as Toy Freddy, Toy Bonnie, Toy Chica, and Mangle are introduced.
The objective of the game is to survive five nights (and additional bonus nights) by monitoring the security cameras throughout the restaurant and ensuring the safety of the player character. The animatronics, which are supposed to entertain during the day, become active at night and roam the establishment. If they encounter the player, they will attempt to enter the office and potentially harm or "stuff" the player into an animatronic suit, resulting in a jump scare and the player's demise.
To survive, players must employ various strategies, such as utilizing limited power to check the security cameras, closing doors to block animatronics, and wearing a Freddy Fazbear-themed mask to fool certain animatronics that mistake the player for an endoskeleton.
The game features a tense and atmospheric atmosphere, with eerie sounds, dimly lit environments, and jump scares that contribute to the horror experience. It also includes a storyline that is gradually revealed through hidden newspaper clippings and mini-games, providing players with additional depth and lore to explore.
Five Nights at Freddy's 2 gained popularity for its unique gameplay mechanics, intense atmosphere, and jump scare moments. It has spawned a series of sequels, spin-offs, merchandise, and has become a prominent part of the horror game genre, attracting a dedicated fanbase.