High On Life

High On Life

High On Life review

Delilah Turner

You won't encounter a video game that effortlessly blends humor with exciting gameplay mechanics daily. High On Life is the rare game that will make you laugh while engaging you in its rich, visually vibrant universe. Developed by Squanch Games, this comedic first-person shooter ventures into intergalactic escapades with a twist: your weaponry is alive and more than a little opinionated. 

A Fresh Twist on Combat Mechanics

At the heart of High On Life’s gameplay is the innovative and amusing concept of weapons with their minds. Each gun is equipped with a unique personality, commenting on your actions and providing witty banter and gameplay advice. This adds depth to the typical point-and-shoot dynamics and delivers comedic relief that has players anticipating the following one-liner or absurd remark from their arsenal buddies. 

Interactivity and Visual Feast

The interface is sleek and intuitive, contributing to a user-friendly experience that lets newcomers and seasoned gamers alike dive right in. On the visual side of things, High On Life can be described as a feast for the eyes. The game’s designers have poured an incredible level of detail into creating a vibrant and richly textured world, making exploration a sheer delight. Every environment bursts with color and creativity, ensuring that the adventure never feels like a chore.

Narrative Drive and Emotional Connection

Story-wise, High On Life doesn’t hold back. You become more invested in the narrative by forging emotional connections with your talking guns, leading to a more profound gameplay experience. As you journey through various alien worlds, the storyline keeps you hooked with its combination of ludicrous scenarios, heartwarming moments, and unexpected twists that challenge your perception of what a comedic video game can deliver.

Soundscape and Sensory Delights

Turning our attention to the auditory elements, the soundscape of High On Life deserves a standing ovation. The voice acting is top-notch, with every character you encounter having a distinct sound that enhances the game’s immersive quality. Sound effects and music tracks are carefully curated to match the game’s over-the-top style, adding another layer of engagement for the player.

The Flip Side of a Comedy Gem

While High On Life triumphs in its audacity and originality, it encounters a few stumbling blocks. Some might find the constant chatter of the weaponry overwhelming, interrupting the flow of gameplay for those who prefer a more traditional, quiet approach. Additionally, certain jokes may fall flat or feel repetitive, potentially detracting from the overall experience for some players. 

Final Verdict on a Universe of Laughs

High On Life is nothing short of a comedic joy ride through an intergalactic playground. Its ability to make the player laugh while challenging them with unique gameplay mechanics and a gripping storyline sets it apart from the glut of first-person shooters on the market. The overall experience is polished, and the dedication to creating a blend of humor with high-quality gaming is evident. Despite the minor hiccups in its comedic delivery and potential for sensory overload, High On Life is a testament to video games' potential as a medium for humor and clever storytelling. 


  • Innovative weapon personalities that add humor and engagement;
  • Visually stunning design with attention to detail in every environment;
  • A compelling storyline that fosters an emotional connection;
  • Intuitive and user-friendly interface;
  • Exceptional voice acting and a carefully crafted soundscape.


  • Constant commentary from weapons may be distracting for some;
  • Humor can feel repetitive or miss the mark occasionally;
  • Potential sensory overload from the game’s intensive audio-visual stimuli.
  • Graphics 10
  • Gameplay 9
  • Controls 9
  • Replay Value 8

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