Hello Neighbor VR: Search & Rescue Reviews

Hello Neighbor VR: Search & Rescue is ranked in the -1th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
TJ Denzer
Top Critic
6 / 10
May 24, 2023

Despite the stark lack of context, Hello Neighbor VR: Search & Rescue has an interesting house to explore with fun environmental puzzles, an unnerving persistent threat, and an interesting dynamic between the kids all working to help each other move forward in the house by degrees. It’s just all gummed up in unreasonably janky interactions and contrivances. I’m also not thrilled that it does nothing to ease you into the game, making it an utterly confusing experience for anyone who hasn’t been on board with Hello Neighbor already. I would like to think this can be a starting point of what to do and what not to do for tinyBuild and Steel Wool Studios if they go for a VR Hello Neighbor again. The puzzle and environment design is good, but they need to put a lot more time into what makes both a comfortable and responsive VR experience.

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6 / 10.0
Jun 19, 2023

Hello Neighbor: Search and Rescue transitions the popular franchise into VR, offering a non-linear adventure filled with puzzles and jump scares, but falls short in delivering a truly immersive experience. While the game's multiple playable characters and VR functionality add a unique twist, its lack of clear direction, potential for motion sickness, and limited object interaction may detract from the overall enjoyment.

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