Ultimate Custom Night is a spin-off of the cult series of survival horror games Five Nights at Freddy’s, created by Scott Cawthon. Contrary to the previous entries in the series, this game was released for free on Steam.
In Ultimate Custom Night, the players assume the role of a night guard who works from midnight to 6:00 AM in one of the buildings that belong to the Freddy Fazbear Pizza restaurant network. Animatronics, robots the size of a man, who deliver meals and amuse the children, are the main attraction of the restaurants. However, when the night falls, something evil and dangerous to everyone nearby wakes up in the machines.
The gameplay basics in Ultimate Custom Night, like in the majority of entries in the Five Nights at Freddy’s series, are similar to the childish play known as Statues, Red Light, Green Light, or Grandmother’s Footsteps. The players start in an office while the animatronics begin in various parts of the map. The robots start walking towards the player (their speed depends on the difficulty level), but they stop when they are being seen on one of the industrial cameras available in the building. If the robots manage to reach the protagonist before time runs out, the players lose.
If animatronics get too close, cameras aren’t enough. In that case, the players must keep controlling the door to the office and ventilation shafts. In case of a direct danger, it is also possible to lock the entrances. However, this action consumes a great amount of energy. The energy also drops when the players are using cameras. If it drops completely, the electric devices will stop working and the players will become helpless.
In order to survive the challenge, the players must also learn to use other tools available in the game. They must control the levels of heat, noises etc. The option to set laser traps in ventilation shafts and to collect coins that can be traded for various gadgets is very useful as well.
The better the player deals during the night, the higher the score at the end. If the player reaches a specific number of points, he or she unlocks new maps and various gameplay modifiers.
As the title of the game suggests, the heart of Ultimate Custom Night lies in freely customizable nights. The players can select opponents (there are 50 robots from various games in the series available), determine the difficulty level (in a scale from 0 to 20) and select a map. The game also features sixteen special, themed challenges.
Similarly to the previous entries in the series, the graphics of Ultimate Custom Night consist mostly of static pictures with a few animated objects. The game lacks music. The majority of sounds are loud, disturbing noises that frequently appear suddenly in order to additionally scare the players.
Game mode: single player
PEGI rating Ultimate Custom Night
Ultimate Custom Night System requirements
PC / Windows
- Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
- 2 GB RAM
- graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460 or better
- 500 MB HDD
- Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10