Freddy finds himself in a creepy security guard room infested with monsters. His task is to survive 8 nights by warding off animatronics that want to eat him. The gameplay relies on tracking sounds, as vision plays a minor role in the dark room.
Freddy needs to carefully monitor the sounds, for which he needs to turn up the microphone and speaker to the maximum. Footsteps, eerie breathing, creepy laughter – these indicate that someone is in the hallway, the closet, or hiding under the bed. Freddy has to listen to the door and other areas in the room to find the monster in time and fend it off. To protect himself, he needs to close the doors in time or use a flashlight to scare off the attacker. The flashlight also allows him to illuminate the dark corners of the room and spot an unwelcome guest.
The realistic sound effects make the game truly terrifying. Due to the need to use maximum speaker volume, unexpected loud sounds when the monster approaches can startle the player.