Prior to release, reviewers leaned into the full game to provide some reviews. We also played High on Life here on Pure Xbox (the PC version), but unfortunately we received our review code quite late, so we are delaying our verdict for up to 24 hours as we continue to go all the way. in the countryside.
That said, here’s what early reviews say about High on Life so far:
“High On Life is easily one of the most fun games I’ve played in a while and it’s a great game to end the year with.“
“Squanch Games managed to capitalize on the mistakes made by Trover, as well as find holes in the FPS genre to create an enjoyable shooter filled with crude humor that never failed to make me laugh. There’s not a ton to do outside of the main story, but that’s not to say the writing or structure of this one ever failed to give me something to love.”
“[Some] serious technical issues aside, Raised on life is otherwise a consistently entertaining game from start to finish. It proves that Squanch Games is capable of delivering an excellent traditional gaming experience alongside its high-quality VR titles, and it will be exciting to see what the studio does next.
“Let’s be real for a second: Raised on life don’t reinvent the wheel. To the game’s credit, it’s hard to do something in the FPS genre that we haven’t seen before. Even though I trust Raised on lifeability to provide players with a good time. You are guaranteed to laugh and have fun.”
“Globally, Raised on life is a solid first-person shooter/adventure game. The action is thrilling and the boss fights are frustrating in their difficulty but satisfying once you’ve downed someone.”
“High on Life is a confident and capable Metroidvania that takes real pleasure in being as weird and outlandish as possible. well worth your time, even if some of its elements lack refinement.”
“As if, Raised on life is a great weekend Game Pass pickup, and something to do with caution if you’re a fan of Roiland’s work. I appreciate what Squanch Games is doing in the industry as a whole, but Trover saves the universe was a much better distillation of the humor of Roiland and company into a more solid whole.”
“Anyone who isn’t thrilled with the idea of having Roiland constantly chattering in their ear for a dozen hours straight will likely find the game’s incessant need to impose itself on the player annoying. With the addition of combat callous, frustrating exploration, and a lack of anything else to offer players, Raised on life is one of the most boring, derivative and laborious experiences in years.”
“High on Life doesn’t care if you think it’s terrible, so why should I waste your time spelling it?” existence.”
The majority of reviewers seem to be having a good time with High on Life so far, although we haven’t seen this many scores yet – probably because many reviewers are still trying to complete the game! High on Life does not have a Metacritic score at the time of writing, but its OpenCritic the rating is currently at 73.