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  • Summary: 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 ofHalloween 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. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jan 11, 2019
    80
    Last Year: The Nightmare is off to a great start. It's a fun team-based horror title that is addictive to play and you can get lost in for hours, whether as the killer or the potential victims. My only real complaint with the game is that three levels is a bit on the slim side, but to their credit the maps are fantastic and exciting to play across the board.
  2. Dec 27, 2018
    80
    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. It radiates the amusing aspects of teen horror films while introducing me to an excellent style of multiplayer, and I eagerly await the game’s evolution.
  3. Jan 31, 2019
    75
    Last Year: The Nightmare is an admirable take on the asymmetrical survival horror genre, and despite not doing too many things outside of the box, the stellar presentation and level of detail throughout helps the game survive long enough to warrant the price of entry for fans of the genre.
  4. Jan 9, 2019
    70
    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.
  5. Jan 22, 2019
    70
    While Last Year: The Nightmare shows a lot of promise, the game simply feels shallow at the moment. The game can be really fun at times but no progression, bugs and glitches and horrific balance issues can ruin all the fun.
  6. Jan 15, 2019
    70
    The core gameplay offers moments of undeniable excitement, but without more depth, variety, and some sense of progression, Last Year won’t survive long against the competition.
  7. Jan 2, 2019
    68
    Last Year: The Nightmare shows a good potential, but is desperately needs additional content.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 13 out of 15
  1. Dec 22, 2018
    9
    This is a solid game if you are a fan of asymmetrical horror. There are some definite bugs to be fixed at launch as well as some much neededThis is a solid game if you are a fan of asymmetrical horror. There are some definite bugs to be fixed at launch as well as some much needed balance patches, however as a whole I give the game a buy. It's already better than similar games and is on par with dead by daylight which had a considerable head start. Expand
  2. Dec 21, 2018
    9
    Last Year: The Nightmare is one of those games that has a lot of replay value. Sure there's not much since it just came out, but that doesn'tLast Year: The Nightmare is one of those games that has a lot of replay value. Sure there's not much since it just came out, but that doesn't mean it's a bad game like some people think. This game was obviously meant for fans of slasher horror flicks, so if you're not a fan of the horror genre, then this game is not for you. It is also an intense game, but once you get the feel of it, you're good to go. Expand
  3. Dec 27, 2018
    3
    This game has a long way to go. The graphics are good, but at the moment, like most games in it's genre, it's one sided. Killer is weak as canThis game has a long way to go. The graphics are good, but at the moment, like most games in it's genre, it's one sided. Killer is weak as can be, and too predictable. You completely rely on Survivors to either split up, making it possible to get some kills, or be in a group, in which case you might get one single kill if you're lucky before dying.

    At which point, the Survivors can gather a ton of scrap, save their fallen comrade, and usually finish at least one objective, of which there is about 3 -5. Insta-kill spots for killers are always easy to see, and require someone completely not paying attention to be used at all.

    And the use of Discord in this game? Seems completely pointless. Either you're telling the Killer what you'll be doing, or no one ever talks. As it stands, not seeing much of a point because there is no middle ground here, either 5 Survivors talk because half of them know each other, or it's a silent lobby, even when someone is being attacked by the Killer.

    $30, and as it stands, this should be a hard pass, unless they actually add more into the game, and change a lot around.
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  4. Aug 9, 2019
    1
    I can't believe I waited for this game. It got delayed multiple times and I had the patience to wait for it. It had potential and the devzI can't believe I waited for this game. It got delayed multiple times and I had the patience to wait for it. It had potential and the devz excuse for delaying it for so long was because they wanted to focus on the quality. The game was released this year and I thought the wait was worth it. Wrong, they made promises, etc and now, same as what they did before, they are leaving their fans in the dark. They have no respect for the people who supported them. Expand
  5. Jan 24, 2021
    1
    Last Year: The Failure. Poor devs, bad management that ban players for no reason, poor mans version of every survival type game there was,Last Year: The Failure. Poor devs, bad management that ban players for no reason, poor mans version of every survival type game there was, months of wait for Steam release, voice chat done so horribly on discord, etc.

    This game is a huge flop and we all called it. Good job Elastic Games, you released a boring dead on arrival game and even they abandoned it too. Grand opening of the company, grand closing.
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  6. Jun 10, 2020
    1
    One of the worst game I have ever played.
    The developers are some of the worst people banning others for no reason, the characters are
    One of the worst game I have ever played.
    The developers are some of the worst people banning others for no reason, the characters are generic and boring, Discord talk was garbage and feels almost no better on Steam, incredibly unbalanced, graphics are terrible, etc.

    Imagine Dead By Daylight, Friday The 13th and every other survival game possible like this mixed into a puke pile. Free to play phone games do better than this. Even the playerbase is more dead than Friday The 13th, a game that gets no updates at all.

    Pack it in and throw it away. Last Year: The Nightmare is the Last game Elastic Games should make.
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  7. Jul 24, 2019
    0
    There have been no updates for months as well as 0 communication from the devs explaining what is happening, don't support this trash company

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