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.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Hello Neighbor is a game with gameplay based on luck and irrational puzzles in which success depends on good fortune and unpredictable AI rather than player’s skill. Also, the story is terribly slow and meaningless from start to the final levels. Although the game tries to flaunt the story in concluding parts, due to poor storytelling and immature background, it is still unsuccessful in affecting its players; it makes them happy just because of ease of its extremely boring gameplay! The only notable advantage of Hello Neighbor is its beautiful and unique type of 50s’ graphics. In addition, Hello Neighbor–like Alien: isolation– lacks implemented creativity; the game’s potential is buried beneath a pile of issues which disappoints both critics and players.
Review in Persian | Read full review
The game's concept is brilliant, but unfortunately Hello Neighbor's execution does not rise to the occasion and the game falls flat.
player contests and player vs. environment puzzles. Currently, Hello Neighbor tries to have its cake while eating it too, and everyone goes home disappointed when that happens.
Hello Neighbor is like a beautiful bubble from a bubble blower. It has beautiful colors and for a moment, it will enchant you. But like every bubble, even this one pops eventually.
Review in Czech | Read full review
The basic idea of the gameplay is solid, but due to the bad implementation the game only barely escapes the total loss.
Review in German | Read full review
All in all, Hello Neighbor is a massive disappointment and not a very good game in the slightest. While the game's nail-biting AI can make for some interesting moments every now and then, it doesn't make up for how hard the game is, how buggy it can be, and how bad the art style looks. At $29.99, there's absolutely no chance I can recommend it to anyone, unless of course, you like games that tell you nothing about what to do.
With a shallow plot, frustrating gameplay, and serious technical problems, Hello Neighbor fails miserably to turn its creative concept into something fun and memorable. Everything seems to conspire against the player's progress throughout the game and surely a good portion of those who try to venture here may end up losing interest at the beginning of the experience.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
In the end, even the main premise of the game is stymied by poorly executed puzzles.
I was so desperate for Hello Neighbor to end that I regularly sought out ways to try and bypass the intended game. There could be something buried deep down, but the general execution of this steal-horror blend holds it back drastically. Even the quaint colourful world is hampered by the general sluggish feel and poor controls.