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Review

Hello Neighbor is a stealth horror game that is played from a top-down perspective. It was released on September 27, 2017. The player can use their environment to create distractions for the "neighbor". Hello Neighbor is an indie game about sneaking into your neighbor's house to find out what he's hiding in the basement. It is an...

Hello Neighbor

  • Greg Burn
  • May 05, 2021

Hello Neighbor is a stealth horror game that is played from a top-down perspective. It was released on September 27, 2017. The player can use their environment to create distractions for the "neighbor". Hello Neighbor is an indie game about sneaking into your neighbor's house to find out what he's hiding in the basement. It is an asymmetrical stealth game with a procedurally generated world. The game has roots in FNAF and Amnesia. The player has to explore a neighborhood and break into the house of the neighbor who has been acting strange lately.

Gameplay

The player can use their environment to create distractions for the "neighbor". The game is played from a top-down perspective. The player can sneak into the "neighbor's" house and explore and steal items. The player can also collect tools such as wire cutters and a screwdriver that will be used later to solve puzzles. The player can also make a noise to distract the "neighbor". The "neighbor" can see the player's hiding spots, and can use items such as a camera or a police scanner to detect the player.

The gameplay consists of exploring a neighborhood, breaking into the neighbor's house and searching for clues that will lead you to the basement where you will find the neighbor's secret. For example, you can find a note on the neighbor's door that will tell you the location of the key. The gameplay is dynamic and changes if the neighbor catches you. The game is divided in three phases. In the first one, you can explore the neighborhood and find clues. In the second one, you can explore the house and search for clues. In the third one, you can explore the basement.

Graphics

The graphics of the game are stylized and cartoon-like. The graphics are very basic and serve the game well. The game begins with a low resolution and the player can adjust the settings to their liking.

Information about replayability

Hello Neighbor has a lot of replayability because it is difficult to survive the game. The game is replayable because of its procedurally generated world.

Conclusion

Hello Neighbor is a horror game about sneaking into your neighbor's house to find out what he's hiding in the basement. The game is very challenging and it is very difficult to survive. The game has a lot of replayability because of its procedurally generated world.

Pros:
  • The game is very challenging
  • The graphics are stylized and cartoon-like
  • The soundtrack is creepy
  • The player can use their environment to create distractions for the "neighbor"
  • The player has to be very careful when sneaking into the "neighbor's" house
  • The player has to solve puzzles
  • There are a lot of items that the player can find and use
Cons:
  • The game is very challenging
  • The "neighbor" can see the player's hiding spots
  • The "neighbor" can detect the player using a camera or a police scanner
  • There are a lot of puzzles the player has to solve
  • The "neighbor" can detect the player while the player is in a hiding spot
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