Hello Neighbor

Rating Summary

Based on 50 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

42

Top Critic Average

8%

Critics Recommend

Based on 50 critic reviews
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38 / 100
Dec 20, 2017

Frustrating, buggy and overly dependent on trial-and-error, this is a missed opportunity.

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T.J. Hafer

Top Critic

4.1 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2017

Hello Neighbor is a frustrating slog through a gauntlet of illogical puzzles that rely on persistence and thoroughness far more than cleverness, observation, or ingenuity. The stealth is hit-or-miss, alternating between feeling too punishing and borderline irrelevant from act to act. Some clever level design and a clear talent for making me feel creeped out eased the frustration, but don't present enough of a reason for me to recommend anyone put themselves through 15-20 hours of this. I wish I'd just stayed on my own side of the fence.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Dec 11, 2017

An ambitious and mysterious puzzler that's ultimately as frustrating as it is fascinating.

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3.8 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2017

On the surface Hello Neighbor seems promising, but beneath that veneer is a game that doesn't work half the time – and is dull when it does

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3 / 10
Dec 21, 2017

Hello Neighbor seems inviting at the outset, but its clumsy, obtuse approach to stealth will have you searching for the exit.

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55 / 100
Jul 26, 2018

A "family friendly" survival horror that's far from giving us goosebumps. It lacks polishment (glitches, bugs... that make de game uglier) and offers a broken control that's its our worst enemy, more than the neighbor. It looks like a twisted Pixar movie, but way more plain. It relies on a good idea, but executed in the worst possible way.

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Unscored
Dec 27, 2017

Hello Neighbor is the worst game I've reviewed all year. Skip it with prejudice.

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4 / 10
Aug 2, 2018

Sticking with Hello Neighbor takes a lot of patience and forgiveness. While the lure of the secret in the basement is a strong one, the glitches, complicated puzzles, and problematic AI all make for a giant slog. With improvements this indie could be a spine-tingling horror game, one which plays on deep childhood fears and leaves a lasting impression, but in its current state, we wish that we'd just stayed at home.

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Dec 23, 2017

When simple tasks like reliably picking up and using or placing items are clunky, it's a good sign that the skeletons in the closet aren't worth discovering.

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50 / 100
Dec 21, 2017

The game's concept is brilliant, but unfortunately Hello Neighbor's execution does not rise to the occasion and the game falls flat.

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