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  • Summary: Halloween night. 1996. A group of teenagers awake to find themselves trapped in a dark, twisted reflection of their sleepy hometown of Forest Hills. As they make their way across the East Side High School campus, they realize they are being hunted by a supernatural force taking the forms ofHalloween night. 1996. A group of teenagers awake to find themselves trapped in a dark, twisted reflection of their sleepy hometown of Forest Hills. As they make their way across the East Side High School campus, they realize they are being hunted by a supernatural force taking the forms of fearsome killers. Relentlessly pursued, the teens must band together to fight back, survive, and escape the terrifying anomaly they have come to know as The Nightmare. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jan 11, 2019
    80
    Last Year: The Nightmare is off to a great start. It's a fun team-based horror title that is addictive to play and you can get lost in for hours, whether as the killer or the potential victims. My only real complaint with the game is that three levels is a bit on the slim side, but to their credit the maps are fantastic and exciting to play across the board.
  2. Dec 27, 2018
    80
    Though I feel I’ve experienced every facet of what the game currently has to offer, I’ve enjoyed my time with Last Year: The Nightmare. It radiates the amusing aspects of teen horror films while introducing me to an excellent style of multiplayer, and I eagerly await the game’s evolution.
  3. Jan 31, 2019
    75
    Last Year: The Nightmare is an admirable take on the asymmetrical survival horror genre, and despite not doing too many things outside of the box, the stellar presentation and level of detail throughout helps the game survive long enough to warrant the price of entry for fans of the genre.
  4. Jan 9, 2019
    70
    An interesting way to re-conduct the style of Dead by Daylight. Powerful survivors able to win the battle if they work together. A good experience and full of strategical choices for the serial killer.
  5. Jan 22, 2019
    70
    While Last Year: The Nightmare shows a lot of promise, the game simply feels shallow at the moment. The game can be really fun at times but no progression, bugs and glitches and horrific balance issues can ruin all the fun.
  6. Jan 15, 2019
    70
    The core gameplay offers moments of undeniable excitement, but without more depth, variety, and some sense of progression, Last Year won’t survive long against the competition.
  7. Jan 2, 2019
    68
    Last Year: The Nightmare shows a good potential, but is desperately needs additional content.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 5 out of 7
  1. Dec 22, 2018
    9
    This is a solid game if you are a fan of asymmetrical horror. There are some definite bugs to be fixed at launch as well as some much neededThis is a solid game if you are a fan of asymmetrical horror. There are some definite bugs to be fixed at launch as well as some much needed balance patches, however as a whole I give the game a buy. It's already better than similar games and is on par with dead by daylight which had a considerable head start. Expand
  2. Dec 21, 2018
    9
    Last Year: The Nightmare is one of those games that has a lot of replay value. Sure there's not much since it just came out, but that doesn'tLast Year: The Nightmare is one of those games that has a lot of replay value. Sure there's not much since it just came out, but that doesn't mean it's a bad game like some people think. This game was obviously meant for fans of slasher horror flicks, so if you're not a fan of the horror genre, then this game is not for you. It is also an intense game, but once you get the feel of it, you're good to go. Expand
  3. Dec 27, 2018
    3
    This game has a long way to go. The graphics are good, but at the moment, like most games in it's genre, it's one sided. Killer is weak as canThis game has a long way to go. The graphics are good, but at the moment, like most games in it's genre, it's one sided. Killer is weak as can be, and too predictable. You completely rely on Survivors to either split up, making it possible to get some kills, or be in a group, in which case you might get one single kill if you're lucky before dying.

    At which point, the Survivors can gather a ton of scrap, save their fallen comrade, and usually finish at least one objective, of which there is about 3 -5. Insta-kill spots for killers are always easy to see, and require someone completely not paying attention to be used at all.

    And the use of Discord in this game? Seems completely pointless. Either you're telling the Killer what you'll be doing, or no one ever talks. As it stands, not seeing much of a point because there is no middle ground here, either 5 Survivors talk because half of them know each other, or it's a silent lobby, even when someone is being attacked by the Killer.

    $30, and as it stands, this should be a hard pass, unless they actually add more into the game, and change a lot around.
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  4. Jan 9, 2019
    2
    this game isn't worth for $29.
    but yes , you can play as small game,not anymore just like app games.
    this game has neither big conntennts
    this game isn't worth for $29.
    but yes , you can play as small game,not anymore just like app games.
    this game has neither big conntennts nor interesting background story.
    there are only a theree school maps getting quickly bored.
    only you can have fun because of multiplay that will be dead sooner or later.

    $8 is the rightful Price!
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  5. Dec 23, 2018
    2
    This game has all the positives that Friday the 13th had but also has all the negatives.

    The Negatives: 1.) If you like having trolls
    This game has all the positives that Friday the 13th had but also has all the negatives.

    The Negatives:

    1.) If you like having trolls chat racist, sexist garbage in your ear all game while making idiotic jokes, then this game is for you. The bugs are almost as bad as the players jokes, did I forget to mention that?

    2.) It might just be me but I can't stand cartoonish graphics and this "horror" game. It's not cartoony in a good way like some other popular horror games like Limbo or Bendy. It takes away the horror aspect and just makes it a comedy game without all the existential aspects the other games have.

    3.) As far as content goes, it's falling into the same patch that Friday did when they started out. This being said, if you liked Friday, you'll probably love this game with all it's obnoxious trolls making dumb and inappropriate jokes, cartoonish graphics and annoying one-liners from the characters,

    The Positives:

    1.) It is new and if you're feeling burned by the recent lawsuit against Friday, this will give you something new to play. Still, with a lack of content and the game coming a little too close to mimicking Friday, I don't see much longevity for this game.

    2.) You can actually hit the monsters back in this game! Unlike some other games which rely on you running around in circles countless times making the game extremely repetitive.

    3.) If they do stick with their original plan and actually follow through, it could be a viable switch for people who previously loved Friday. It won't attract a lot of DBD fans though with it's cartoony game play and chatting with random obnoxious trolls online.

    In conclusion, this game is not a competitor to DBD, it's a replacement for what people lost out with Friday due to the lawsuit.
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  6. Dec 20, 2018
    2
    I had high hopes for "Last Year The Nightmare." It had been in development for quite a while with a long drought of any real information,I had high hopes for "Last Year The Nightmare." It had been in development for quite a while with a long drought of any real information, then comes the PAX and the Beta. I merrily played the Beta and was interested but not sold. It's just a beta though, right?

    Then came release. A lot of the bugs and issues from Beta were not fixed. The balance of the game, while I realize multiplayer games can never be properly balanced, is still sorely out of the realm of fun.

    Having to use a workaround to get Push to Talk to work isn't something that should be on the player. And even with the workaround the game is still sonic chaos with people talking over each other and trying very poorly to be funny. Or as I have found out, racist and sexist openly because they have a microphone and internet.

    The lack of new content and objectives is truly damaging though. I can get over some bugs, lackluster graphics, and having to fix their own game to get PTT, but without content being pushed out this game is already going to be dead in water. They have a nice roadmap planned out, but so did Friday the 13th: The Game. Last Year:The Nightmare is following the same path as F13. Lack of variety in maps and objectives is going to drain the playerbase and any fun out of this game before it can take off.

    At present this game is a 2/10, maybe a 3/10 at best. Stick together, beat on the killer while making bad jokes, and enjoy the game while the playerbase lasts.

    This is another Friday the 13th, not a Dead By Daylight killer by any stretch of the imagination.
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  7. Jan 8, 2019
    0
    Subpar graphics, boring gameplay, extremely bad voice integration for a game where communication is a central part and that is hosted on aSubpar graphics, boring gameplay, extremely bad voice integration for a game where communication is a central part and that is hosted on a voice chat platform for gamers, unbalanced mess (survivors are unbelievably overpowered if coordinated and powerless if not communicating), unimaginative killer design, blurry/vague roadmap, bugridden, bland survivor design, doesn't release with core features (meta-progression), terrible melee fight feel, terrible medic design, brain-dead crafting system, bland voice acting.

    What stands out as positive? The hype and misinformation created by the developers and publishers.
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