Last Year The Nightmare MastheadLast Year The Nightmare Masthead

Last Year The Nightmare

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating


Top Critic Average


Critics Recommend

Based on 14 critic reviews
Spread the word:

General Information

Available on:PCDec 18, 2018

Developers: Discord Games, Elastic Games

Genres: Horror, Action

THE NIGHTMARE BEGINS Halloween night. 1996. A group of teenagers awake to find themselves trapped in a dark, twisted reflection of their sleepy hometown of Forest Hills. As they make their way across the East Side High School campus, they realize they are being hunted by a supernatural force taking the forms of fearsome killers. Relentlessly pursued, the teens must band together to fight back, survive, and escape the terrifying anomaly they have come to know as The Nightmare. 5 SURVIVORS, 1 KILLER Putting the emphasis on team-based strategy and objectives, Last Year: The Nightmare is a 6-player online action game in which five players work together and attempt to escape while fighting back deadly killers controlled by the sixth. Each of the five players pick a survivor and a class, while their rival has three different enemies to choose from, each with a unique style of play, signature weapon and gruesome tactic. PREDATOR MODE Move around the map, completely invisible, and meticulously plan your attacks. While the killer won’t be able to attack in Predator mode, they can set traps, stalk and plan a vicious ambush or simply toy with their prey. Nowhere is safe. FIGHT BACK! Pick a class, collect scrap, craft items and weapons and strategize to up your chances of survival. Players can sneak and slash their way through different areas, all while exploring an eerie atmosphere powered by Unreal Engine.

Last Year The Nightmare Critic Reviews

View All (14 total)


7.3 / 10.0

Last Year: The Nightmare is among the best the asymmetrical survival-horror genre has to offer so far. While it's light on content and has some severe bugs, the rewarding class-based gameplay and great killer diversity makes each match feel slightly different and equally exciting.

Read full review

Last Year's core gameplay is solid, but the thrills are short-lived due to a lack of content

Read full review

An interesting way to re-conduct the style of Dead by Daylight. Powerful survivors able to win the battle if they work together. A good experience and full of strategical choices for the serial killer.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Though I feel I’ve experienced every facet of what the game currently has to offer, I’ve enjoyed my time with Last Year: The Nightmare.

Read full review

Audience Reviews

There are no audience reviews yet! Click the button below to add the first one!

Where to Buy

OpenCritic Coverage

Last Year: The Nightmare Is Relaunching on Steam Following Discord Store Shutdown

Last Year: The Nightmare Is Relaunching on Steam Following Discord Store Shutdown

Last Year: The Nightmare was once a Discord store exclusive, but as plans for the store were abandoned, the team at Elastic Games moved on to prepare for a Steam relaunch.

Read more

Last Year: The Nightmare - Official Trailer thumbnail

Last Year: The Nightmare - Official Trailer

Last Year The Nightmare Screenshot 1
Last Year The Nightmare Screenshot 2