High on Life Reviews

High on Life is ranked in the 40th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Travis Northup
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2022

High on Life is a laugh-out-loud funny space odyssey that’s chaotic, bizarre, and a ton of fun.

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PC Gamer
Top Critic
40 / 100
Dec 15, 2022

Lacking the sharpness needed by both shooters and comedy, High on Life is a low point in the gaming calendar.

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Avoid
Dec 12, 2022

A miserable cocktail of ideas from other action-platformers and the worst parts of Rick and Morty.

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5 / 10
Dec 15, 2022

A colourful, silly and deliberately over-the-top first person shooter, with severely undercooked gunplay and a sense of humour that will test the patience of even Rick and Morty fans.

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Dec 12, 2022

There's an Achievement permanently tied to my account now that claims I spent "15 hours at the very real in-game alien strip club." To all my friends and family who may one day read this: I promise that isn't true.

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5.8 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2022

Despite multiple shortcomings and my general aversion to the game’s writing, High on Life has occasional glimmers of potential. I’d like to see a sequel polish and improve upon this foundation. I’m always itching for more creative takes on shooters, but High on Life is a reminder that “different” doesn’t always mean “good.”

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7 / 10
Dec 16, 2022

Squanch Games' trademark humor mixes with solid shooting and traversal in this goofy space romp.

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Unscored
Dec 13, 2022

High On Life, like Rick and Morty, walks up the precipice of revelation, opens its fly, and pisses into the chasm. It’s fucking funny to almost do something different in form and function just to pull away at the last second, isn’t it? You thought we really gave a fuck, didn’t you? Fucking idiot. Here’s a fart.

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5.5 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2022

As-is, High on Life is great weekend Game Pass pickup, and something to go into with caution if you’re a fan of Roiland’s work.

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7 / 10
Dec 17, 2022

High on Life is a conflicted game. On the one hand it's a solid shooter that often feels like more than the sum of its parts, and comes with an engaging art style and ideas, but the sense of humour is just so subjective that it's hard to recommend to anyone that isn't a die hard Rick and Morty fan.

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75 / 100
Dec 14, 2022

An entertaining first-person shooter that gets better with every new talking gun you get. Crazy situations, constant dialogues and a sense of humor can be his strengths... or weak, depending on your tastes. But if you like Rick & Morty, you're going to enjoy it for sure.

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7 / 10
Dec 14, 2022

There’s combat and light puzzle-solving, but at its core, High on Life is a narrative sandbox adventure that requires little more than your time and attention. As someone who’s been feeling a little stressed and seasonally depressed lately, I sincerely appreciated that (and the ability to watch Tammy and the T-Rex, that’s also pretty rad).

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8 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2022

High on Life is a game that keeps its promises. Underneath a skin made up of over the top humor there is a biting irony towards a genre (old school FPS's) which has far too many tropes to make fun of (and here not even one is left behind). The sometimes chaotic level design, combined with not exactly exciting boss fights, risks overshadowing the merits of the Squanch Games game, but a good sum of game mechanics manages to keep everything afloat, waiting for the next joke and the resulting laugh.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2022

High on Life is filled with some fun mechanics and great writing, and while it doesn't reinvent the genre, it makes it more enjoyable.

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65 / 100
Dec 23, 2022

High on Life is a decent enough game that doesn't quite live up to its potential. The combat feels unfocused and lacks depth, while the story and humor only hit their stride in the final moments. Still, it's worth a playthrough if you enjoy the more aggressive side of shooters with some light platforming.

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Dec 12, 2022

High on Life is a fun first-person shooter game with a memorable and hilarious story as well as a couple of serious bugs that need addressing.

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Guardian
Top Critic
Dec 16, 2022

This first-person shooter from Rick and Morty's co-creator pairs a barrage of nihilistic jokes with flimsy gameplay

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9 / 10
Dec 12, 2022

High on Life is a hilarious piece of comedy that also makes for an enjoyable first-person shooter, especially if you're into Justin Roiland's brand of humor.

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7.6 / 10.0
Dec 30, 2022

A game written and directed by one of the creators of Rick and Morty could have been a masterpiece, instead turned out to be an interesting and hilarious product only in parts. The gameplay holds up for a few hours but in the long run becomes quite repetitive, fortunately the dark humor that characterizes the entire production manages to lift it up in no small part.

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GameMAG
Top Critic
7 / 10
Dec 27, 2022

High on Life is a strong enough game with some fun gameplay segments and okay-ish plot, all of which can outweigh some of the obvious shortcomings. Basically this new release from Squanch Games is a competently made FPS with some szechuan sauce on the side.

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