Secret Neighbor review
Secret Neighbor is a multiplayer horror game that continues the Hello Neighbor series, allowing you to sneak into the Neighbor’s house with an entire team of kids.
Graphics and Sound 7/10
Secret Neighbor shares the overall visual style of the series – while remaining crude and somewhat quirky, its graphics suit the game rather well. Everything in the Neighbor’s house is slightly deformed, so you can’t help but feel uneasy every time you enter it. And the lights and shadows complete that impression. While you don’t really need a flashlight most of the time, the house is still dark and unwelcoming, and the gloomy soundtrack only makes your attempts to sneak into it even more exciting.
The controls are really intuitive, and the interface is as simple as possible: everything you need to know about your character is spread along the bottom of your screen, leaving more than enough room for you to look out for the Neighbor and its traps. Just play a few rounds, and you’ll get used to it.
Secret Neighbor’s overall gameplay concept mostly follows the rules of the Hello Neighbor series – you have to sneak into your creepy Neighbor’s mansion to save your friend that is kept in the basement. However, now you join an entire party of kids, and each of them has a unique set of skills that can benefit your team. And if that doesn’t sound exciting enough, here’s the main plot twist: one of the kids is the Neighbor in disguise, and his main task is to make sure your team actually fails to achieve its goal. So if you’re playing as him, you have to make sure nobody in your team suspects you until it’s too late.
Lasting Appeal 8/10
While every round makes you explore the same mansion, the items inside it spawn randomly every time. That means you still have to be careful and attentive in order to notice hidden keys and important gear. So the game has a surprisingly high replay value, and you can literally spend hundreds of hours running around the map.
- Unique visual style
- Six different heroes
- Randomized items
- Lots of mind games
- Only one playable map
- Mic is needed to enjoy