Secret Neighbor review
Secret Neighbor is a survival horror game, developed by Dynamic Pixels and Hologryph, and released in October 2019. The game is a part of Hello Neighbor series and takes place in between the 1st and 2nd act of Hello Neighbor. It received mixed reviews from critics and higher scores than Hello Neighbor.
The Essence of the Secret Neighbor 5/5
Secret Neighbor is an entertaining co-op that brings us back to the house of creepy Neighbor. The group of children believes that the Neighbor caught their friend Nicky and trapped him in a basement. They have to get into the house somehow and search for the key to the basement. Their time is limited and Neighbor came up with new tricks. Now he can change his look, and even transform into one of you. This time you can play either one of the children or Neighbor. Secret Neighbor allows Neighbor to kill children, so always be careful and watch your back. And don’t let children play this game. It can be too violent and shocking for them.
Graphics and Audio 5/5
Like Hello Neighbor, Secret Neighbor has amazing colorful graphics. Now, with new costumes Neighbor can dress in, it looks more vivid and scary. Since the action happens on Halloween you can try different costumes as well. Secret Neighbor offers you an idyllic landscape of suburban life until you get inside the nightmares of Neighbor's house. The house itself has been changed in a new game. You still find objects from previous games, but do not count on your knowledge of the territory. The audio effects are great. They follow the main storyline and get intense to heat the situation. If you are getting scary easily, it is better to turn down the sounds.
Controls in the game may be challenging, especially if you have played Hello Neighbor before. Developers changed mechanics, and now you can’t grab objects the way you did. You have two options now. Use the F button to take the object or attack. Use E to take object, attack, open or close the doors. Click left with your mouse to use the object in your hands, transform back or take a look inside the cupboard.
Secret Neighbor is an eerie survival game with elements of mystery solving. It looks so vivid and spine-chilling you don’t actually know whether to run away screaming or get into the house and solve the mystery of the basement. You will not even notice how the time flies by in the game. Emotions are rising in the game and it does not let you go so easily. At least, until you get into the basement.
- Outstanding graphics;
- Spooky atmosphere;
- Challenging gameplay;
- Mysteries to solve.
- Controls can be hard;
- There are several bugs inside the game.