If you were to imagine Five Nights At Freddy but instead of being a security guard watching over animatronics you work at a fast-food restaurant, you would get something like Happy’s Humble Burger Farm. With its 90’s aesthetics and its eerie horror surroundings, Happy’s Humble Burger Farm proves itself to be an anxiety-inducing experience. While this title is a sequel to Happy’s Humble Burger Barn ,you don’t need to play the first game in order to fully understand the plot or enjoy the gameplay that is offered.
The game opens up with a tutorial section that welcomes you to the Happy’s Humble Burger Farm team and teaches you the ins and outs when it comes to cooking and putting different meals together. Afterward, you wake up in your apartment and begin working at the restaurant. While you work at the restaurant it feels almost like a cooking simulation game. You have to do things like clock in, turn on appliances, and make sure that you have everything you need before you start your shift. The fact that the game plays in first-person makes the experience even more immersive.
Working in the kitchen requires you to cook and make things such as burgers, chicken sandwiches, french fries, and other fast food essentials. While you work there will be some obstacles in your way which may cause some issues in the kitchen such as appliances turning off or creatures coming out of nowhere and taking pieces off of your health and energy bar. The scariest part however is the manager Happy. If you mess up an order too many times it will upset Happy which is something you definitely don’t want to do. During my time in the kitchen, I found the controls to be very easy to get the hang of, and once you figure out how to make certain meals you’ll blaze through orders like it’s nobody’s business. The only thing you’ll have to keep on your toes about is the hazards and how long it takes you to make them as you are timed before a customer gets angry.
Outside of work however you can free-roam the map and explore different mysterious about Happy’s Humble Burger Farm and the world itself. You can also collect and buy things such as figures, cassette tapes, and items that can enhance you while you work at the restaurant. This portion of the game was really interesting and grabbed my full attention. While the gameplay is the highlight of Happy’s Humble Burger Farm to me, the story itself is unique and adds so much to the title. I always found myself after my shift exploring the map and trying to find almost every collectible. When you feel like you’ve got everything that you can out of a day all you have to do is go to sleep to start the next one.
In terms of repetitiveness I never once found myself getting bored with the experience. The difficulty with working at the restaurant always increases and I always felt on edge and anxious when doing orders. After work hours always adds something new as well so you never really feel like you’re not going anywhere within the story.
The audio is filled with different music that has a 90’s feel to it and whenever jumpscares happen or you upset happen you can really sense a tone shift in the music instantly putting you on edge.
For spoiler’s sake, I won’t go too much into the secret of what exactly is going on at Happy’s Humble Burger Farm but what I can say is that it is definitely an experience I enjoyed. A mixture of horror and a fast food simulator proved itself to be a very nice combo and I think any fan of horror games will thoroughly enjoy themselves.Become a Patron!
This game was tested and reviewed on Xbox Series X/S. All of the opinions and insights here are subject to that version. Game provided by publisher.Want to keep up to date with the latest Xt reviews, Xt opinions and Xt content? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.