Heave Ho

Rating Summary

Based on 25 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

88%

Critics Recommend

Based on 25 critic reviews
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9 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2019

Before we knew it, we had been playing for four hours, laughing so hard I fell off my couch on several instances. It is the perfect game to pull out during a friendly get together or party, with a control scheme that anybody can wrap their head around and shenanigans that will cause just about any group to laugh until they cry. If you enjoy local multiplayer games, you owe it to yourself to give Heave Ho a try.

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4.5 / 5.0
Aug 29, 2019

Heave Ho is a game that both destroys and strengthens friendships and you’d be remiss to not include it in your game night line-up.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2019

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed Heave Ho and it is a game we cannot recommend enough.

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8.6 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2019

Heave Ho is an utter delight to play, with its co-operative and outright zany take on being a trapeze artist making (kind of?) for a uniquely fun escapade. It’s a bit tough to recommend as a single player experience as it loses a lot of its charm when playing solo, so it’s definitely a case of ‘the more, the merrier’. If you can get some friends to join you though, you’re in for heck of a good time (and maybe the occasional argument if one of you gets slippery fingers…)

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85 / 100
Sep 4, 2019

It will give you some solid, challenging play time on your own, and then when your buddy comes over you can have a ridiculous time flinging each other across the map. I would say El Cartel Studio has nailed this simplicity with this one, I would recommend checking it out.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2019

Heave Ho is a quirky little platformer to play on your own that really shines when you take on multiplayer mode.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2019

It's a good chunk of content for an absolute steal of a price. The wackiness of grabbing your friends, flinging yourself around, making faces and noises, and just causing shenanigans all around doesn't really get old. Heave Ho is a much harder sell to anyone expecting to play it solo, but it's an absolute must-have for any local multiplayer get-together with friends.

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Aug 29, 2019

With fun presentation and a well designed co-op platforming mechanic Heave Ho is certainly a great new addition to the party game genre.

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8 / 10
Aug 29, 2019

Heave Ho doesn't quite reach the lofty heights of Snipperclips, but it's still one of the best couch co-op titles to hit the Switch.

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8 / 10
Oct 11, 2019

Friends, pizzas, Heave Ho and I are the assurance of an evening of great quality. Be careful, however, in addition to tension in your fingers, your ribs, your ears, your voice, could suffer the crazy control of these heads to arms, between laughter and hilarious confusion, for the final, also a moral: only we go more quickly, to many we go further (and died of laughter).

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