Hello Neighbor is a stealth horror game developed by TinyBuild Games and published by Gearbox Publishing. The game was released in 2017 for the Nintendo Switch and is one of the most popular games on the console. In this review, I will cover how Hello Neighbor plays, its art style and sound design, and its overall reception.
Hello Neighbor puts players in a suburban house with a strange neighbor who seems to be hiding something in his basement. Players must sneak into the neighbor’s house to uncover the secrets he’s hiding. This is no easy task however, as the neighbor has set up traps throughout his house and has an AI that will learn from your movements and behavior, making it increasingly difficult as you progress through each level. Additionally, you can use various items scattered throughout the house such as crowbars or keys to help you progress through each level.
The game features a unique “fear mechanic” where if players stay too long in one area, their vision starts to blur and they start hearing strange noises. This adds an element of tension to the game, making it more thrilling. The mechanics are well implemented, allowing for a smooth experience while playing the game.
Art Style & Sound Design
Hello Neighbor features a unique art style that combines cartoonish characters with realistic environments. The visuals look great and make playing through each level enjoyable as you explore different parts of your neighbor’s house looking for clues about what he is hiding. Additionally, sound design plays an important role in building suspense throughout each level, making moments of intense gameplay even more intense.
The soundtrack created for Hello Neighbor enhances every aspect of it’s setting further immersing players in its mysterious atmosphere with creepy music that sets off just enough tension without being