Five Nights at Freddy's 3 is an indie point-and-click survival horror video game developed and published by Scott Cawthon. It is the third installment in the Five Nights at Freddy's series and is chronologically set thirty years after the events of the first game. The game is set in a horror-themed attraction named Fazbear's Fright, which is constructed using props and equipment salvaged from the former Fazbear Entertainment restaurants. The attraction aims to capitalize on the previous incidents that occurred at the various restaurants formerly operated by the company.
Players are tasked with surviving a week of night shifts, lasting from 12 A.M. to 6 A.M. However, this game features only one animatronic that can physically attack the player and end the game. Animatronics from earlier games return as "phantoms" that can't harm the player directly but can hinder efforts to survive until 6 A.M. The player must monitor two separate security camera systems, one each for the rooms/corridors and ventilation ductwork in order to track the animatronic's movements. In addition, the player must watch the status of three operating systems and reboot them whenever they malfunction. These systems control the cameras, a set of audio devices that can be used to lure the animatronic away from the player's position, and the ventilation. Failure to keep the latter of these running can cause the player to hallucinate, seeing multiple animatronics in the building. If the real animatronic enters the office, it jumpscares the player and the game ends.
The game consists of five nights, increasing in difficulty, and completing all five unlocks an even more challenging "Nightmare" night. Several low-resolution minigames are hidden within the main game; completing all of them unlocks the game's "good ending" and grants access to bonus content that includes a cheat menu. If the player completes the "Nightmare" night, they will unlock the cheat menu. The cheat menu offers a range of options, including a mode to make the animatronics act more aggressive and therefore make the game harder, depending on the player's skills. Other cheats include a radar and the ability to make nights faster.
The game received mixed-to-positive reviews from critics, who praised Springtrap and the reworked camera system but criticized the phantom animatronics' jumpscares. A chronological prequel, Five Nights at Freddy's 4 was released later in 2015.
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