I love hide and seek, you love hide and seek, everyone on this very planet loves hide and seek – but do your games include guns, death and trauma? Hello Neighbor Hide and Seek on Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC, does.
2017’s release of Hello Neighbor was, as you may remember, a very scary affair indeed, tasking you with infiltrating the house of a particularly creepy neighbor to find out the dark secrets he had been harbouring. Despite your use of ingenious strategy and stealth the neighbor almost certainly found a way to catch you… but why? What was he so determined to keep from prying eyes?
Well, Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek on Xbox One, PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch, may just answer those questions, as it acts as a direct prequel to the original game and explains the Neighbor’s family life before everything seemingly turned bad. Starting out as a simple game of hide and seek between the sister and brother, the terrible events of the game soon start to take their toll on the family. Through events such as the loss of a beloved family member the once trivial game soon warps into sadistic imaginations, dangerous games, and overall layers upon layers of saddening scenes. Maybe it will be such an emotional story that will truly show who the Neighbour is, and why he now lives a life of isolation and secrecy.
But of course such a trivial game couldn’t be so hard? Think again! Whilst searching within the story of the game you will be constantly deploying stealth tactics similar to the first experience in order to keep hidden from your brother. Using different items that you will find scattered around will allow you to do so in a much easier, but still tense-as-ever, fashion. As with the gameplay the visuals have been kept similar – expect to see striking cartoonish colours popping out of your screen as you play.
Upon the release of Hello Neighbor it was hard to see such a gripping and emotional story forming, but it is sometimes through the simplest of things that we are told the most. If you wish to pick up Hello Neighbor Hide and Seek on Xbox One and learn the truth, then you can do so on Xbox One for £24.99, as well as PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch.
Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek follows the tragic story of the Neighbor’s family in this dramatic prequel to Hello Neighbor. Experience playing a game of hide-and-seek with your brother as you both deal with a loss of a family member. The game explains events that lead up to the original Stealth Horror hit Hello Neighbor.