Freddy’s Hero is a security guard who works in a horrifying place infested with monsters at night. The animatronics possess different characteristics such as the level of danger, methods of movement, and attacking. There are also various ways to defend oneself against them. Some monsters can be repelled simply by performing a simple action, like wearing a mask. Others can be scared away with a flashlight, while some will leave on their own without any action required. The attacks can come from different places such as ventilation shafts, ceilings, or corridors.
Defending against more bloodthirsty monsters is more challenging as it requires using logic to perform different actions. The game features 11 characters, and to overcome them, one must rely on trial and error during the first few nights. Each new day increases the difficulty as new monsters appear, while some old ones no longer show up. To complete the game, one must survive for 5 nights without being eaten or dismembered.