Neighbours From Hell 2
They said it couldn't be done. They said it shouldn't be done. In reality, no one said anything of the sort, because absolutely nobody cared about the original Neighbours from Hell. The only remarkable thing about the game is the fact that it has spawned a sequel, so somebody somewhere must have bought it.
For the overwhelming majority of you that didn't, the premise was based around a fictional reality TV show. You controlled the character of Woody, essentially an ersatz Jeremy Beadle, able to boost his ratings by playing increasingly cruel practical jokes on his fat oaf of a neighbour. The only difference with this sequel is the fact that it's set on holiday, with Woody stalking the neighbour around such locales as the beach, a cruise ship and India, all scrolling two-screen replicas of each other but with different props. The point 'n' click interface lets you carry out such hi-jinks as putting a crab in the neighbour's cool-box or smearing chilli sauce on his arse-wipe, with predictably hilarious results. Later levels do get slightly more complicated with the introduction of multiple characters and more complex tricks, but to be honest it's little more than a simple puzzle game and you've seen pretty much all there is to offer within an hour or so.
The presentation is pleasing enough in a Wallace & Gromit style, but ultimately it's end-of-the-pier stuff that will struggle to entertain all but the most wide-eyed non-gamer. This is one reality TV show you'll be glad to walk out on.
Download Neighbours From Hell 2
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP