Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jan 11, 2019
    80
    Last Year: The Nightmare is off to a great start. It's a fun team-based horror title that is addictive to play and you can get lost in for hours, whether as the killer or the potential victims. My only real complaint with the game is that three levels is a bit on the slim side, but to their credit the maps are fantastic and exciting to play across the board.
  2. Dec 27, 2018
    80
    Though I feel I’ve experienced every facet of what the game currently has to offer, I’ve enjoyed my time with Last Year: The Nightmare. It radiates the amusing aspects of teen horror films while introducing me to an excellent style of multiplayer, and I eagerly await the game’s evolution.
  3. Jan 31, 2019
    75
    Last Year: The Nightmare is an admirable take on the asymmetrical survival horror genre, and despite not doing too many things outside of the box, the stellar presentation and level of detail throughout helps the game survive long enough to warrant the price of entry for fans of the genre.
  4. Jan 10, 2019
    75
    Last Year: The Nightmare is a five vs one team-based jaunt through a decimated high school playing tag with a serial killer that entertainingly evokes the feel of popular horror B-movies.
  5. Jan 2, 2019
    73
    Last Year: The Nightmare is among the best the asymmetrical survival-horror genre has to offer so far. While it’s light on content and has some severe bugs, the rewarding class-based gameplay and great killer diversity makes each match feel slightly different and equally exciting.
  6. Jan 22, 2019
    70
    While Last Year: The Nightmare shows a lot of promise, the game simply feels shallow at the moment. The game can be really fun at times but no progression, bugs and glitches and horrific balance issues can ruin all the fun.
  7. Jan 15, 2019
    70
    The core gameplay offers moments of undeniable excitement, but without more depth, variety, and some sense of progression, Last Year won’t survive long against the competition.
  8. Jan 9, 2019
    70
    An interesting way to re-conduct the style of Dead by Daylight. Powerful survivors able to win the battle if they work together. A good experience and full of strategical choices for the serial killer.
  9. Dec 28, 2018
    70
    Last Year: The Nightmare is a fun, albeit shallow experience that could use more content and reasons to keep playing. In the increasingly crowded market of asymmetrical online horror games, Last Year manages to streamline a lot of what usually makes these types of games so frustrating to play.
  10. Jan 2, 2019
    68
    Last Year: The Nightmare shows a good potential, but is desperately needs additional content.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 23
  2. Negative: 9 out of 23
  1. Dec 27, 2018
    3
    This game has a long way to go. The graphics are good, but at the moment, like most games in it's genre, it's one sided. Killer is weak as canThis game has a long way to go. The graphics are good, but at the moment, like most games in it's genre, it's one sided. Killer is weak as can be, and too predictable. You completely rely on Survivors to either split up, making it possible to get some kills, or be in a group, in which case you might get one single kill if you're lucky before dying.

    At which point, the Survivors can gather a ton of scrap, save their fallen comrade, and usually finish at least one objective, of which there is about 3 -5. Insta-kill spots for killers are always easy to see, and require someone completely not paying attention to be used at all.

    And the use of Discord in this game? Seems completely pointless. Either you're telling the Killer what you'll be doing, or no one ever talks. As it stands, not seeing much of a point because there is no middle ground here, either 5 Survivors talk because half of them know each other, or it's a silent lobby, even when someone is being attacked by the Killer.

    $30, and as it stands, this should be a hard pass, unless they actually add more into the game, and change a lot around.
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  2. Dec 23, 2018
    2
    This game has all the positives that Friday the 13th had but also has all the negatives.

    The Negatives: 1.) If you like having trolls
    This game has all the positives that Friday the 13th had but also has all the negatives.

    The Negatives:

    1.) If you like having trolls chat racist, sexist garbage in your ear all game while making idiotic jokes, then this game is for you. The bugs are almost as bad as the players jokes, did I forget to mention that?

    2.) It might just be me but I can't stand cartoonish graphics and this "horror" game. It's not cartoony in a good way like some other popular horror games like Limbo or Bendy. It takes away the horror aspect and just makes it a comedy game without all the existential aspects the other games have.

    3.) As far as content goes, it's falling into the same patch that Friday did when they started out. This being said, if you liked Friday, you'll probably love this game with all it's obnoxious trolls making dumb and inappropriate jokes, cartoonish graphics and annoying one-liners from the characters,

    The Positives:

    1.) It is new and if you're feeling burned by the recent lawsuit against Friday, this will give you something new to play. Still, with a lack of content and the game coming a little too close to mimicking Friday, I don't see much longevity for this game.

    2.) You can actually hit the monsters back in this game! Unlike some other games which rely on you running around in circles countless times making the game extremely repetitive.

    3.) If they do stick with their original plan and actually follow through, it could be a viable switch for people who previously loved Friday. It won't attract a lot of DBD fans though with it's cartoony game play and chatting with random obnoxious trolls online.

    In conclusion, this game is not a competitor to DBD, it's a replacement for what people lost out with Friday due to the lawsuit.
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  3. Jan 8, 2019
    0
    Subpar graphics, boring gameplay, extremely bad voice integration for a game where communication is a central part and that is hosted on aSubpar graphics, boring gameplay, extremely bad voice integration for a game where communication is a central part and that is hosted on a voice chat platform for gamers, unbalanced mess (survivors are unbelievably overpowered if coordinated and powerless if not communicating), unimaginative killer design, blurry/vague roadmap, bugridden, bland survivor design, doesn't release with core features (meta-progression), terrible melee fight feel, terrible medic design, brain-dead crafting system, bland voice acting.

    What stands out as positive? The hype and misinformation created by the developers and publishers.
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