Secret Neighbor review

Secret Neighbor

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How about playing Hello Neighbor again, but with dynamic multiplayer and an option to control the Neighbor? Sounds great, isn’t it? The good news is that you can try it all in the Secret Neighbor spinoff. Call your friends and get ready to start! The game is available for PC, Xbox One, and Google Stadia could platform. But take a closer look at the features first.

Gameplay –9/10

Secret Neighbor was designed to let you explore the house of the mysterious and frightening Mr. Peterson (the Neighbor) together with a team of friends. In the beginning, you can choose one of 8 new characters to have a look you like and possess a set of unique abilities. The game doesn’t let a team choose the same characters, so all your teammates will always look and act differently. To win a match,  you have to collaborate with each other in order to find all the keys from Peterson’s basement.

However, it’s not that easy to do as the Neighbor will struggle to stop you from entering the basement at all costs. But what is scarier, is that you or one of your friends can be him! He has a new ability to turn into particular characters and even random objects around the house. This makes him a terribly dangerous opponent.

Visuals – 8/10

Although this game is very far from realism, it has a unique style. I appreciate that very much. I also understand that making a spinoff was a bit easier because the main stylistic guidelines had already been developed for the original game. Developers didn’t improve the graphics quality, but they definitely reworked level designs to match the multiplayer requirements. The original house turned into a scary labyrinth or a dark wooden dungeon. Call it as you want, but it does what it must. Playing the game, you should always turn around to make sure nothing is crawling for your soul behind. That’s the true Hello Neighbor atmosphere.

Play Repeat – 10/10

Unlike the original Hello Neighbor game, Secret Neighbor is made to be replayable. Even if you like playing the same character all the time, you will stay entertained for a very long time. This effect is due to the randomness of the game. It’s like playing the Mafia board game: you never know who the members of Mafia are, but you’re highly excited to figure it out. Secret Neighbor has much more mechanics to offer along with this one.

Controls – 9/10

Similar to the original game, this one is perfectly optimized for both keyboard and controller inputs. Choose the one you like the most and enjoy the gameplay. The only minus is that you cannot use touchscreen controls if you play via Stadia on a compatible smartphone.

The Verdict

Secret Neighbor is a multiplayer spinoff we have all been waiting for so much since the release of the original title. It features a brand new roster of characters, loads of new mechanics, an exciting setting, player-generated scary moments, and enough space for unstoppable fun!


  • A highly replayable Hello Neighbor spinoff
  • 8 new characters with unique abilities
  • You can control the Neighbor!


  • It’s only for PC, Xbox One, and Stadia


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    5 GB available space