Hello NeighborOfficial Waldo Score 8.6/10

8.6out of 10
Official Waldo Review

I first saw Hello Neighbor being played on a live stream for PC so when I saw it came on the App Store I knew I had to check it out. This game is really well thought out and has a very interesting concept. You play as a kid who witnessed his neighbor doing something sketchy. Maybe a murder or kidnapping, but you're not quite sure. You explore his house trying to unlock doors while also running away from the neighbor so he doesn't catch you. The controls were incredibly difficult on a touch screen. The first level act is fun, but I'm not sure that I would pay for the full game for iOS. Maybe PC?

Rating Summary

UI Design
UX Design (UX)
Game Design
Learning Curve
Difficulty Progression
Playtime Longevity
Sound Design
Fun
Concept Originality
Post Production

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Game Description

Hello Neighbor is a stealth horror game about sneaking into your neighbor's house to figure out what horrible secrets he's hiding in the basement. You play against an advanced AI that learns from your every move. Really enjoying climbing through that backyard window? Expect a bear trap there. Sneaking through the front door? There'll be cameras there soon. Trying to escape? The Neighbor will find a shortcut and catch you. 


Rating Breakdown

This game was given a score of 8.6/10 which is good. Anything above a 5.0 is considered a great game. Below is a breakdown of the elements that were factored into the rating for this game. Even though Waldo's reviews are based on personal opinion, each game's rating follows a strict confidential rubric system for fairness.

User Interface Design (UI)
User interface is flawless.
User Experience Design (UX)
The controls were extremely difficult to use on a touch device. Simple things felt very hard.
Game Design
Very well done game design.
Learning Curve
A lot of things I wouldn't of been able to figure out if it wasn't for my live stream chat telling me what to do.
Difficulty Progression
Difficulty progression was smooth yet challenging.
Playtime Longevity
Enough entertainment to last months or longer.
Sound Design
Music and/or sound effects fit the theme, but did not add value to the game.
Fun
Fun enough to make you play for hours even when you have other responsibilities or things you should be doing.
Concept Originality
Nothing like this has ever existed. Full creativity from top to bottom.
Post Production
Post production contains a well written description, screenshots, video and icon design.
Hello Neighbor
Stealth Horror w Adaptive AI
FREE
Version: 1.03

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Download on Google Play


Andrew "Waldo" Webster

  • Programmer, Creator, Designer
  • Lefty Games
  • From Savannah, Georgia

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