Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 6 out of 7
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  1. Jul 26, 2018
    55
    A "family friendly" survival horror that's far from giving us goosebumps. It lacks polish (glitches, bugs... that make the game uglier) and offers a broken control that's its worst enemy, more than the neighbor. It looks like a twisted Pixar movie, but far more plain. It relies on a good idea, but it's executed in the worst possible way.
  2. Aug 14, 2018
    40
    Hello Neighbor could be fun, within the right parameters. The neighbour would hold a lot more terror if his actions carried any weight. The puzzling aspect of switches, hidden doors and traps would be more enjoyable were they staged within an inspiring world or using interesting concepts. But the game fails on all of these points, not holding attention, not really projecting any fear beyond the first few encounters, and the world feels as flat as the polygons used to build it.
  3. 40
    You might be able to derive some enjoyment from this game, but it requires overlooking absolutely essential elements gone awry, making Hello Neighbor very difficult to recommend. If you don’t mind solving abstract puzzles and throwing everything (including the kitchen sink) at your objectives all while constantly avoiding a particularly annoying antagonist, then you might give this game a try.
  4. Aug 6, 2018
    40
    A confused, messy stealth-puzzler with flaky physics and dodgy controls. Hello Neighbor's attempt to do something fresh with a classic cinematic concept is to be applauded, but the execution falls flat. A massive missed opportunity.
  5. Aug 1, 2018
    40
    The Switch port has almost everything going wrong with poor visuals, a higher price point than the other platforms, and poor use of Switch specific features. In its current state, you’re better off either buying it on another platform if you must have it, or skip it altogether. I hope the developers can either improve the visuals through patches or work on.
  6. Jul 31, 2018
    40
    Hello Neighbor shows a pattern of ideas which comes from thrillers, something that is common in the present but making it differently. The story in general can last as long as you want, but there is a guideline through it. It is, despite that, a failure, because the developers couldn't accomplish its goal in making a proper survival horror game.
  7. Aug 2, 2018
    16
    Hello Neighbor is the kind of awful that doesn’t need much time to make itself obvious. It stinks pretty much from the get-go, and that stench only gets more putrid with every second you spend with the game.
User Score
4.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 37
  2. Negative: 21 out of 37
  1. Feb 27, 2019
    10
    Amazing, I have never spent that long finishing a switch game!
    This almost took me a month, Plz make more acts!!

    :)
  2. Jul 30, 2018
    4
    This game is a neat idea, letting you find your own solutions to puzzles to progress, but it's terribly unfinished. There are bugs, glitches,This game is a neat idea, letting you find your own solutions to puzzles to progress, but it's terribly unfinished. There are bugs, glitches, and the neighbor gets caught on objects constantly. Controlling your own character is mediocre, the musical score is bare minimum, and overall the game feels like a really early test build for something else. If you're looking for this kind of gameplay, pick up Prey. That did the same thing (stealth horror where you choose the solution) but much much much more effectively. Full Review »
  3. Apr 12, 2021
    10
    I really love the artstyle and i think thats its worth it definetly. Yes its a pretty expensive game but it was saled in Nintendo eshop so iI really love the artstyle and i think thats its worth it definetly. Yes its a pretty expensive game but it was saled in Nintendo eshop so i got it for just 14.99 Euro. act 3 stinks but that doesnt care Full Review »