Five Nights at Freddy’s has become one of those odd internet sensations, and I was curious to see why. Horror isn’t usually my bag, but Five Nights at Freddy’s is masterful at creating an absolutely frightening experience. Players are cast in the role of a night watchman just starting their new job at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. It’s not until their first night on the job, however, that a phone call from another employee discloses that the establishment’s mechanical mascots are wont to engage in some, shall we say, “quirky” behaviors. Little things like wandering around at night in “free roaming” mode so their servos don’t freeze up. That’s fair. Oh, and they also see any human they encounter as an animatronic endoskeleton without a suit. Don’t worry, though. They’ll more than happily help jam you inside one, regardless of the flesh-shredding armatures and gears contained therein.The game is an absolute master of paranoia. The scares are primarily jump-scares, where something suddenly pops out of nowhere, and a grisly demise is heavily implied. But the real fear is in making sure that doesn’t happen.