Every Five Nights at Freddy’s Game Ranked From Worst To Best

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Ever wondered what it would be like to have the Five Nights At Freddy’s game ranked? Well, we’ve done our research, and it’s time to rank them! We did some research and have ranked these titles accordingly based on our experiences and the opinions of those all over the internet.

Note that we do not include any of the Fazbear Fanverse and AR mobile games in this list or any shorter games made for marketing and minigames. Instead, we’ll only rank the mainline games, sequels, and bigger spinoffs. These are the only titles that matter anyway.

Without further ado, let’s get into it!


10. FNAF World

FNAF World
Photo Credits: Scott Cawthon

This title completely throws off five Nights At Freddy’s brand. Most fans of the franchise agree that FNAF World is a terrible game. FNAF World is the first and absolute worst spinoff of the FNAF world.

FNAF World introduces us to a role-playing adventure with playable characters and turn-based mechanics. Unfortunately, the game was launched unfinished with numerous bugs and was pulled from its platforms. It was then completely re-released on Game Jolt for free because who would pay for this mess anyway. 

Everyone agrees that FNAF should stick to what it does best – horror-based gameplay with jumpscares and the threat of death. Not this mess.


9. Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach

FNAF Security Breach
Photo Credits: Scott Cawthon

The latest drop in the FNAF universe also seems to have the least fanfare. Security Breach expands the universe and allows players to roam freely in a huge shopping mall with deadly animatronics on the prowl.

Aside from that, the game is somewhat glitchy upon release and has garnered many mixed reviews from players. FNAF as a franchise has developed quite a large following over the years, and Security Breach is said to appeal to the newer fans of the franchise. Aside from its glitches, the visuals are at their peak here, with about six alternative endings to discover. 

Although, due to its glitchiness and predictable jumpscares, Security Breach didn’t live up to the hype and deserved a spot close to the can. 


8. Five Nights at Freddy’s Ultimate Custom Night

FNAF Ultimate Custom Night
Photo Credits: Scott Cawthon

This was supposed to be more of an add-on to the Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator that we’ll talk about further down, but it was so good it was made into a standalone spinoff game instead. There’s just way too much content and lore crammed into Ultimate Custom Night that it feels like a crime not to make it its own game.

As its name suggests, you can customize your night in the game. There is about 50 animatronics available, and you can tweak how aggressive they get in the nighttime. Plus, you can play through 16 modes and four locations. All of this creates countless combinations and endless horrors throughout your gameplay.

Essentially, Ultimate Custom Night allows you to take the game and make it your own. In this sense, it’s not really a mainline game, and there’s no new storyline or character. That’s why we decide to rank it lower.


7. Five Nights at Freddy’s 3

Five Nights At Freddy's 3
Photo Credits: Scott Cawthon

You either hate it, or you love it. Five Nights At Freddy’s 3 has one lone antagonist rather than the usual horde of animatronics that you would have to fend off. Instead, you’ll be running and hiding away from Springtrap, the animatronic that the evil soul of the murderer William Afton possesses.

Dealing with just one animatronic doesn’t make the experience less stressful. Springtrap’s design is quite grotesque, and constantly trying to keep track of his movements through the air vents can be annoyingly terrifying. However, one of the best things about this third sequel is the lore we’ll learn and the mysteries we uncover about William Afton himself.

This is probably the least scary out of all the Five Nights At Freddy’s games, minus FNAF World.


6. Five Nights at Freddy’s 4

Five Nights At Freddy's 4
Photo Credits: Scott Cawthon

Sure, the animatronics got a revamp, and they look more battered and terrifying, but its overall gameplay makes Five Nights At Freddy’s 4 rank low. This time, instead of visual cues, you’ll pay attention to audio signals, which are harder to discern.

Overall, FNAF 4 is noted as one of the scariest (if not the scariest game) in the franchise due to its countless jumpscares and reworked animatronics design. Essentially, you’re flashing a flashlight around the room while trying hard to listen to sounds to stay alive. That, and, rather than providing a good ending to the game, granted more questions instead.

Originally, FNAF 4 was to be the franchise’s final chapter, but we all know now that that is far from the truth.


5. Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator

Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator
Photo Credits: Scott Cawthon

What started as a business management simulator is the secret sequel and ending to the FNAF’s main original storyline with Michael Afton and Freddy Fazbear restaurants. Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator is Five Nights At Freddy’s 6. For more info on that, you can read this

The game starts as a business management sim and slowly phases out to unravel the story, leaving you to connect the dots. The first part of the game is underwhelming and even a tad boring, but when you get to the good part, it gets mind-blowingly good. It ties up the mainline story nicely and gives closure to some well-loved characters.

If you’re a hardcore fan of the lore and storyline of the FNAF franchise, this would be a treat for you to play through.


4. Five Nights at Freddy’s 2

Five Nights At Freddy's 2
Photo Credits: Scott Cawthon

The second game in this series includes more lore, tension, and complexity than the first game. For some, this can be a little bit too much, so be warned. However, the difficulty spike challenges those new to the game or mostly around for the lore.

The second game introduces William Afton’s character and more backstory to the FNAF universe. Although, the game can get overwhelming with the huge number of animatronics and high vulnerability factor due to the absence of shield doors. This makes the game less accessible to beginners and is one of the hardest games in the franchise.

We would recommend this second installment to seasoned gamers that enjoy a challenge.


3. Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location

Five Nights At Freddy's: Sister Location
Photo Credits: Scott Cawthon

A creepy animatronic that can talk? Check. A linear storyline filled with lore and background? Check. A fully fleshed-out villain? Check! Sister Location checks a lot of boxes that, in turn, make it a tremendous and fulfilling horror experience.

In this entry, players can finally roam around the location rather than get stuck in one room or spot the entire time. You can explore a storage bunker filled with animatronics made through some advanced tech. Sister Location is one of the best FNAF experiences to date, with top-notch creepy visuals to get your blood pumping.

This title brings in more daunting tasks and a horror experience that is more than just cheap jump scares.


2. Five Nights at Freddy’s

Five Nights At Freddy's
Photo Credits: Scott Cawthon

The original Five Nights At Freddy’s will always remain one of the most iconic games ever to grace the indie horror gaming world. Even after all this time, the original gameplay still holds up. This point-and-click horror game brings to life the idea of animatronics as devious and deadly things partly inspired by Chuck E. Cheese.

Furthermore, this first title is simple and easy for newcomers. However, it’s still a creepy game, filled with tension that will add to your blood pressure, and there’s no topping it. FNAF is a unique game for its time and has a steady fanbase that continues to grow as the years go by. Its old graphics contribute to the game’s atmosphere, no matter what year you’re in.

Hence, for a memorable experience, the first game is all you need.

1. Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted

Five Nights At Freddy's VR: Help Wanted
Photo Credits: Scott Cawthon

Granted, FNAF in virtual reality has caused mixed responses amongst its fans. Partly because it is essentially the first three games, repackaged into a VR experience, and not everyone enjoys VR. However, the game is really well-made.

You get to experience the world in a realistic environment and completely immerse yourself in the experience. Help Wanted is the only title set in virtual reality, so it is a special one-of-a-kind experience. You can explore the environment and spots you never really got to in previous gameplays. 

Needless to say, the jumpscares and horror experience are intensified as you live through it. Help Wanted is hands-down one of the best horror experiences on VR that you should not miss out on!

So, do you agree with our list? If you don’t, let us know your opinions in the comments below! And if you find this interesting, here are more horror game lists to read and explore. 


  • Sarah Paul

    I dip my toes in all things nerdy. I started writing and never looked back! I'll write about anything under the sun if you give me the chance, but my loyalty currently lies with nerd culture.

Sarah Paul

Written by Sarah Paul

I dip my toes in all things nerdy. I started writing and never looked back! I'll write about anything under the sun if you give me the chance, but my loyalty currently lies with nerd culture.

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