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  • Summary: Hello Neighbor is a stealth-horror game about breaking into your neighbors house. Play against an advanced AI that learns from your actions, and counters them. Find out what horrible secrets your neighbor is hiding inside his basement.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 6 out of 7
  1. Jul 26, 2018
    55
    A "family friendly" survival horror that's far from giving us goosebumps. It lacks polish (glitches, bugs... that make the game uglier) and offers a broken control that's its worst enemy, more than the neighbor. It looks like a twisted Pixar movie, but far more plain. It relies on a good idea, but it's executed in the worst possible way.
  2. Aug 1, 2018
    40
    The Switch port has almost everything going wrong with poor visuals, a higher price point than the other platforms, and poor use of Switch specific features. In its current state, you’re better off either buying it on another platform if you must have it, or skip it altogether. I hope the developers can either improve the visuals through patches or work on.
  3. Jul 31, 2018
    40
    Hello Neighbor shows a pattern of ideas which comes from thrillers, something that is common in the present but making it differently. The story in general can last as long as you want, but there is a guideline through it. It is, despite that, a failure, because the developers couldn't accomplish its goal in making a proper survival horror game.
  4. Aug 6, 2018
    40
    A confused, messy stealth-puzzler with flaky physics and dodgy controls. Hello Neighbor's attempt to do something fresh with a classic cinematic concept is to be applauded, but the execution falls flat. A massive missed opportunity.
  5. 40
    You might be able to derive some enjoyment from this game, but it requires overlooking absolutely essential elements gone awry, making Hello Neighbor very difficult to recommend. If you don’t mind solving abstract puzzles and throwing everything (including the kitchen sink) at your objectives all while constantly avoiding a particularly annoying antagonist, then you might give this game a try.
  6. Aug 14, 2018
    40
    Hello Neighbor could be fun, within the right parameters. The neighbour would hold a lot more terror if his actions carried any weight. The puzzling aspect of switches, hidden doors and traps would be more enjoyable were they staged within an inspiring world or using interesting concepts. But the game fails on all of these points, not holding attention, not really projecting any fear beyond the first few encounters, and the world feels as flat as the polygons used to build it.
  7. Aug 2, 2018
    16
    Hello Neighbor is the kind of awful that doesn’t need much time to make itself obvious. It stinks pretty much from the get-go, and that stench only gets more putrid with every second you spend with the game.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Aug 10, 2018
    8
    good game only very difficult with puzzles that you only discover on youtube
  2. Jul 28, 2018
    7
    I mean... this game is very hard and it gets annoying if you try the same thing over and over again and you keep getting caught by "TheI mean... this game is very hard and it gets annoying if you try the same thing over and over again and you keep getting caught by "The Neighbor" because then he get attracted to that area. Art is okay, but overall this is a okay game. Expand
  3. Jul 29, 2018
    6
    Hello Neighbor
    Creepy, Terrifying, and Annoying
    Hello Neighbor is a stealth horror puzzle game where you play a kid that peeks inside your
    Hello Neighbor
    Creepy, Terrifying, and Annoying
    Hello Neighbor is a stealth horror puzzle game where you play a kid that peeks inside your neighbors window to see him locking up some door, and of course you want to see what’s going on inside..
    Things are changed up a bit in this newer release of the game...
    The original version there were tons of exploits for you to be able to take shortcuts and speed through parts of this game...
    some exploits do exist but a few have been fixed such as the first level having a satellite dish in front of the area that everyone was jumping to and basically skipping most of the first act… however I feel the game is mostly to blame for this…
    This game will take you 6 to 7 hours to go through without shortcuts or knowing locations of the keys…
    The story takes place across 3 acts and one finale.. Your goal is to essentially find items and keys to help you get to new locations in an area... things start out decently simple and get more convoluted as you go one..
    For some reason players and critics alike don’t really seem to like this game but I feel like it’s actually pretty neat...
    there’s an interesting story here told through cut scenes and the occasional flash back moments when you die too many times, you’re getting the story of both you and your neighbor...
    who by the way is doing all he can to ensure you don’t succeed in collecting these items and keys or solving the puzzles in his yard and basement..
    This feels very much like an old school early 2000s game with a modern polish...
    Not to say this game is polished... it has its bugs glitches and hiccups, but for what it is its pretty solid…
    you’re free to explore the area completely however it’s up to you to figure out how it get into locked doors or find windows to climb through,
    This old school feel and freedom is the games downfall as well..
    This game explains nothing to you, it shows you a key in an attic and just lets you go... how are you going to get it… you have to figure things out on your own and for that reason many players will accidentally break the game and miss parts of it, hello neighbor does a really poor job of leading the player along or hinting towards solutions, this is what makes the game so special but what also makes it so frustrating…
    This isn’t the game’s biggest problem though...
    That lies in the hands of the over used neighbor...
    at first dealing with this neighbor is terrifying... He means almost certain death until you figure out how to dodge and set up escape routes in case he spots you... but the problem is at least during the house sections of the game... he’s seemingly everywhere...
    I’m not sure if he’s spawned into areas, but I’m almost certain he is… this means you never really get a moment away from him and therefor the game never allows tension to build... Its constant inch towards progress get caught rinse and repeat… instead of steak around his home, find out what’s going on. What you need to deal with or figure out to unlock the next part of this map, hide when he gets near and then goes back to his set path....
    I think this is key to great stealth…
    Sure you can disrupt paths... but the enemy should always return to their set paths and have a bit of predictability to allow the player to feel they are outsmarting the enemy rather than constant distract and run
    This could’ve been a way better game with this in mind.. It has the potential to be a 3d little nightmares game…
    I still enjoyed it for it was... clearly more than everyone else did...
    The stealth bit of this stealth game though doesn’t really exist...
    I give Hello Neighbor
    a 6.5/10
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  4. Jul 30, 2018
    4
    This game is a neat idea, letting you find your own solutions to puzzles to progress, but it's terribly unfinished. There are bugs, glitches,This game is a neat idea, letting you find your own solutions to puzzles to progress, but it's terribly unfinished. There are bugs, glitches, and the neighbor gets caught on objects constantly. Controlling your own character is mediocre, the musical score is bare minimum, and overall the game feels like a really early test build for something else. If you're looking for this kind of gameplay, pick up Prey. That did the same thing (stealth horror where you choose the solution) but much much much more effectively. Expand