As you can tell, Hello Guest is brought to us from the Hello Neighbor team. It is offering us the same kind of horror/puzzle-solving first-person gameplay that the series is known for. However, it is bringing us to a brand-new setting with new characters and a new storyline to figure out.
How to Download Hello Guest
You can download the game from Steam or from the Microsoft Store. Check out also the official page for the alpha version.
The Game Review
This time around the game is set in an abandoned amusement park and it sure is creepy. You can play as either a male or a female security guard and your job is to keep the park safe from vandals. Playing as either one of the characters does have a few subtle differences so that is kind of cool.
As well as the vandals, this park has something more sinister going. That sinister thing is The Guest which is a creepy bird looking thing that wants to get you! This thing has some super-smart AI that supposedly learns from the way you play and it will stalk you around the park. The “gimmick” is that it can only attack you from the back.
At the start of your “shift”, you will be given a task that you need to do. Each shift lasts fifteen minutes or until you die. Most of what you will be doing is scaring away vandals and figuring out how to get into different parts of the park. All the while avoiding being caught by The Guest.
The way you scare off the vandals is with light. You have a flashlight that you can run up to them with and scare them that way. You can also do stuff like use a generator and a light stand to set up in a specific area that will keep them out even when you are not there. This is a good example of the way Hello Guest tests your puzzle-solving skills.
As you play the game, you will get many items. A wire to connect the generator to the light and a fire extinguisher to put out fires started by the vandals and so on. There is also a machine that can mix two items into one. An early example of this is this bouncy stuff you can use on your shoes to help you jump higher.
Each playthrough will earn you money which you can then use to buy stuff on later shifts to make things easier and to help you get past points that were previously locked. As far as I know, there is only one finished ending in the game right now. I am sure more will be added as the game is not fully finished as I write this.
If you have played the Hello Neighbor games then you will fit right in here. I do like this game, even if it is not fully finished yet. It has that same art style you would expect from this series which I think is cool. There is a free demo so it is worth checking out, especially if you are into horror games and games that can creep you out.
- You have two playable characters
- A few little things are different depending on the character
- Using items requires some thought
- I liked how you could mix items together
- The game is pretty damn creepy
- It still feels like a game that is in very early access
- Some of the jumping can be annoying