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Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach: Ruin (2023) is a free expansion to Security Breach that acts as a standalone game where you play Cassie as she solves puzzles and attempts to find her missing friend. Rather than the main game's branching structure, this is a linear experience where you switch between two versions of reality to progress. It stands out for this unique world-switching mechanic and an unusual and unsettling story about artificial intelligence and manipulation.

Set long after the events of Security Breach, the Pizzaplex has fallen into disrepair and dereliction. You play Cassie, who goes to the Pizzaplex to find her friend who's trapped there. When you arrive, you find that nothing is as it seems, and, after receiving a strange mask that lets you change between a real and virtual reality, set out on a mission to the heart of the building. Along the way, you face off against shattered robot mascots and rogue security systems and eventually learn that perhaps your friend was not the one calling you after all.

Play involves moving through the world, dodging animatronic enemies, and solving environmental puzzles with your mask. When you put your mask on, you're transported to an "augmented" reality where robots act differently, you can pass through certain objects, and interact with computers that are broken in the real world. To unlock doors and deactivate security systems barring your way, you follow cables to virtual objects and interact with them, but if you keep your mask on for too long, the security system alerts nearby animatronics of your whereabouts, making it a delicate balance between safety and efficiency. You also use audio lures to move animatronics out of your way, and camera systems to find and unlock hidden pathways.

The result is a game that's distinctly different from the more free-form Security Breach, offering a linear, darker and more sinister narrative. Combined with novel gameplay and a creepy atmosphere, it creates a unique entry into the Five Nights series that expands the overarching lore in new directions.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach: Ruin 6 months ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Narrative and Puzzle game with Adventure, Stealth and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

 
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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 2 hours and 6 hours to complete. Depending on how many secrets you try and find, the time to beat will vary significantly, although the game is more narratively driven and focused overall than the main game. The typical time to beat is between three and four hours.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence and Moderate Horror. There is a constant sense of threat throughout as the player seeks to complete tasks while avoiding sinister characters closing in on them. If these characters reach the player, there is a sudden 'jump scare' in which the character lurches towards the screen and the screen fades to black. The sense of threat is underpinned by eerie sound effects, such as laughter and footsteps coming towards the player, as well as by the darkness and dim lighting. There are also sequences featuring violence towards the animatronic characters, including cinematic scenes in which they are crushed, broken apart or otherwise destroyed.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. The game is significantly easier than the main game, with no need for quick reactions. Occasionally, precise actions are needed, and some thought is required to solve some of the puzzles and progress.

CostsCosts

Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach: Ruin

Steam Store PC Free
PlayStation Store PS5 Free
PlayStation Store PS4 Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
While Ruin is free, you need to have bought Security Breach to be able to play it. Once you have Security Breach, you can play Ruin at any time without having to beat the main game first. 
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 25/07/2023

Price: Free

Out Now: PC, PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Puzzle (Adventure, Stealth and Traversal)

Accessibility: 27 features

Components: 3D First-Person

Developer: Steel Wool Studio (@SteelWoolStudio)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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