Haven

Rating Summary

Based on 53 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

73%

Critics Recommend

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72 / 100
Dec 10, 2020

A relaxing adventure that's at its best when focusing on the romance.

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Kyle Campbell

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8 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2020

Haven is a charming and unusual sci-fi RPG about love prevailing above all else, although between its thrilling gravity boot rides and respectable combat are long spans of monotonous resource gathering and clean-up.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2020
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7.8 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2020

Haven finds a groove in its exploration and character-building, but the combat and big narrative beats throw it off

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80 / 100
Dec 15, 2020

Quotation forthcoming.

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8 / 10
Dec 14, 2020

Haven is an uplifting and positive tale of a young couple setting out to make an alien planet their home. Yu and Kay are a likeable pair as you watch their relationship strengthen, the world of Source is a gorgeous place to explore, and the soundtrack is great as well. While the overarching story could be deeper and battles could be streamlined further, Haven is a game that offers a chilled out escape.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2020

Playing Haven with someone else feels like the natural way to approach it, but you’ll still enjoy it if you’re playing on your own. It can be a tough game to grind through, especially when scouring different areas that often look the same, but the relationship between Yu and Kay is very relatable. Movement is satisfying, and the combat is simple enough to enjoy. The Game Bakers has managed to build an interesting narrative throughout, and the couple’s own story is just as important and engaging.

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Unscored
Dec 3, 2020

Cutting out the parts that became tedious would quicken the narrative enough to undermine it, but those parts became so laborious that they dragged it down instead. Perhaps I missed the point entirely by playing it alone – it is eminently obvious where a second player would fit in to its design – but if I had a lover here right now, I don’t think this is the game I’d choose to play with them. I’ve been in my own haven for far too long.

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8.2 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2020

Haven is a great comfort game. Relaxing music, pleasant color palette, dialogues that are often light but never empty. Yu and Kay's adventure on source never fails to be entertaining, and if the combat seems a bit shallow at first, it will certainly put you to the test as you progress. Some things could be better, of course; but after the excellent Furi, Haven is another proof of The Game Bakers' competence.

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7 / 10
Dec 3, 2020

There are flaws in Haven's gameplay, but its endearing protagonists, unique atmosphere, and superb soundtrack make it an interesting and engaging journey to an alien planet. Its portrayal of an adult relationship is something to be admired, and it's hard not to care about the plight of Kay and Yu by the end of what is ultimately quite a touching love story.

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