0%

Review

Hello Neighbor is a stealth adventure video game based on the real-world standoff between a young child and his creepy, masked neighbor. Besides the child, the game also features the neighbor who is an unquestionable antagonist. The game is set in an isolated community, which is surrounded by woods. The game is set in a house that is next door to t...

Hello Neighbor

  • Greg Burn
  • Apr 11, 2021

Hello Neighbor is a stealth adventure video game based on the real-world standoff between a young child and his creepy, masked neighbor. Besides the child, the game also features the neighbor who is an unquestionable antagonist. The game is set in an isolated community, which is surrounded by woods. The game is set in a house that is next door to the protagonist. The neighbor's house is a place where nothing is as it seems and proves to be very dangerous for the protagonist. It's the player's job to avoid the neighbor for as long as possible and find out the secrets of the house.

Gameplay

The player can use tools to distract the neighbor from the side of the house, like a flashlight, or they can sneak in from the back. There are a variety of items to find and use to distract and/or to get past the neighbor. 

The game takes place in a two-dimensional side-scrolling world. The house is the protagonist's home which the player can explore. The player's job is to investigate the neighbor's house, avoid detection and eventually escape. The protagonist is a small child who is able to use objects to achieve their goals. The game has many puzzles that the player can solve. The protagonist can sneak around, hide in wardrobes or sneak under tables. The protagonist can also interact with the environment which includes the house and the neighbor's house. The game features a day-night cycle that affects the environment.

Graphics

The graphics are surprisingly well done for a game that was released in 2017. There is no way to die in the game, but if the player is seen, the neighbor will chase them and they will have to escape. 

Hello Neighbor's graphics are very simple. The graphics are 2D which is a disadvantage because it limits the game's potential. The graphics are also pixelated which is a disadvantage because it is not appealing to the eye.

Controls

Controls are very simple and easy to understand. There are not that many controls. The game is played with WASD keys and the mouse. The player can interact with the environment and the protagonist can be controlled with the W, A, S and D keys.

Replayability

The replayability is very high because there are different ways to get past the neighbor. The replayability in the game is not that high because the game is limited by the graphics. The game is not that interesting because there is not a lot of content.

Conclusion

The game Hello Neighbor is a sneaking game where the player must avoid being caught by a suspicious neighbor. The goal of the game is to find the secret. The game is not for all types of players. Hello Neighbor is a free horror game that will have you on the edge of your seat. The game is filled with suspenseful moments and a unique storyline. The strategic puzzle solving aspect of the game will keep you on your toes.

Pros:
  • The graphics are great
  • The gameplay is simple
  • It is easy to find clues
  • The game can be played in a variety of ways
  • It is the perfect game for people who like horror games
  • The sound effects are good
Cons:
  • The game is too short
  • There is no multiplayer option
  • The game is too easy
90%
80%
90%
100%