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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Hello Neighbor (2017) is a stealth survival game with a horror feel where you try and sneak into the basement of your neighbour’s house to uncover a "horrible secret". The game responds to your strategy by setting traps along paths the player followed in previous attempts.

As you explore the neighbour's house from the first-person perspective, you have to avoid being spotted or being chased down and captured. Creeping around like this leads to high suspense and jump scares. You can stun them and throw objects. Each time you are caught you go back to your house and try again.

There are a few games in this series
  • Hello Neighbor (2017) on PC, Mac, Xbox One, PS4, Switch
  • Hello Neighbor Hide and Seek (2018) on PC, Mac, Xbox One, PS4, Switch
  • Secret Neighbor (2019) on PC, Mac, Xbox One, PS4, Switch
  • Hello Neighbor 2 (2020) on PC, Xbox Series X

In the Secret Neighbor version of the game, one plays as the neighbour and six as the intruder. The neighbour chooses from several classes and uses everything in their power to prevent intruders from succeeding. The neighbour is initially in disguise and tries to lure other players away from the group. As the game page states, "It feels like that scene from The Thing where characters test each other for who's the traitor. Practice your roleplay skills."

Hello Neighbor 2 introduces a new story. You play as Quentin, a local reporter investigating why people have started to mysteriously disappear in Raven Brooks. It offers the same open-world gameplay as you explore abandoned houses and the open world of Raven Brooks. Computer opponents are more dynamic and offer a greater challenge.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Hello Neighbor 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
Kids not old enough for this yet? There are lots of games similar to Hello Neighbor (Series). Here are some similar younger-rated games:

Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Stealth game with Adventure and Fighting elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 7-player online game. You can play with up to 7 people in Secret Neighbour, 6 players trying to get to the basement and one player setting traps.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round of this game. It takes 10-12 hours to complete the game, but this is really a challenge played in rounds trying to do better each time.

BenefitsBenefits

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Although the original Hello Neighbor is rated PEGI 7, Hello Neighbor: Hide & Seek is rated PEGI 12 for infrequent scenes of minor violence. Violence occurs during movie scenes in which the angry brother, shoots his sister with his toy gun and shoves her roughly while sitting at the dinner table. She is unhurt but visibly upset.

Secret Neighbor offers players the opportunity to purchase in-game items in the form of cosmetic items, which some parents or carers may want to be aware of. Parents, carers or other responsible adults should check to see what is being offered before making any purchase on behalf of a child. It should be noted that the game can still be played without the need to purchase such items.

Hello Neigbor 2 includes a number of scenes depicting the kidnapping of a child by a man. The man grabs him from behind, covers his mouth with his hand, and then drags him away through a door. The child struggles but shows no signs of injury. There are also sequences in which characters hit or grab at the player's character, causing them to fall over and blackout, without any sight of blood or injuries.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in the US. Hello Neighbor and Hello Neigbor 2 are rated ESRB 10+ for Mild Violence. Players investigate homes, examine objects, solve puzzles, and avoid detection by roaming characters (e.g., police officer, cook, hunter). While inside a neighbor's house, players can be suddenly detected and captured, then tossed out of the home. Characters sometimes use shovels and cartoony shotguns to attack players, resulting in brief freeze/stun effects and/or a fade to black (i.e., no deaths occur). A handful of scenes depict children in peril (e.g., a child kidnapped/dragged into an adult's home).

Hello Neigbor: Hide and Seek is rated ESRB TEEN. From a first-person perspective, players sneak around imaginary landscapes and collect items (e.g., stuffed animals, brains, money bags) while evading the brother. The game includes sequences in which human characters are placed in make-believe peril (i.e., costumes, imagined scenery): a tiger hunting a person across a savannah; a police officer pursuing a burglar through a cityscape; a zombie hunter chasing a zombie through a graveyard. Some scenes depict characters using toy guns to shoot at other characters. The game contains sequences with dark thematic elements, including a dramatic slow-motion depiction of a character's death.

Skill Level

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.

CostsCosts

Hello Neighbor usually costs £4.99 to £49.99. 

Hello Neighbor

XBox Store Xbox One £23.99
Amazon StoreSALE Xbox One £29.99 £19.96 at the moment
Amazon StoreSALE PS4 £29.99 £19.99 at the moment
PlayStation Store PS4 £24.99
Steam Store PC £24.99
Amazon StoreSALE Switch £35.99 £26.98 at the moment
Switch Store Switch £35.99
App Store Mac Unavailable On Digital Store

Hello Neighbor 2

XBox Store Xbox One £33.49
PlayStation Store PS5 £34.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £34.99
Steam Store PC £33.50
Switch Store Switch £35.99

Hello Neighbor 2 Deluxe Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £49.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £49.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £49.99

Hello Neighbor 2 Standard Edition

PlayStation Store PS5 £34.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £34.99

Hello Neighbor 2: Back To School

PlayStation Store PS5 £11.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99

Hello Neighbor 2: Hello-Copter

PlayStation Store PS5 £4.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £4.99

Hello Neighbor 2: Late Fees

PlayStation Store PS5 £11.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99

Hello Neighbor: Hide And Seek

PlayStation Store PS4 £29.99
Steam Store PC £24.99
Switch Store Switch £26.99

Hello Neighbor: Search And Rescue

PlayStation Store PS5 £24.99

Secret Neighbor

XBox Store Xbox One £16.74
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99 Free

PS Plus Extra

Steam Store PC £15.49
Switch Store Switch £17.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One.
 
There are in-game purchases in the Secret Neighbor version of the game on Xbox. 
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 08/12/2017

Price: 33% off

Out Now: Amazon Fire, Android, Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1 (7 online)

Genres: Action, Stealth (Adventure and Fighting)

Accessibility: 2 features

Components: 3D First-Person

Developer: Dynamic Pixels (@DynamicPixels)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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