Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked High On Life 15 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 weeks ago.
You play someone just out of high school who takes on an alien cartel trying to take over the planet. Using your stock of varied and personality-filled firepower you go to various planets to take on this nefarious Garmantuous and his gang.
As you progress you collect loot, and meet an array of funny characters and traverse landscapes ranging from a jungle paradise to a city built inside an asteroid and the hub of the cosmos. To do this you need to learn and use the distinct skills and projectiles of each gun.
The result is a game that's both fun and funny. The quirk of the talking guns works well and means that you hear different voice lines at key moments depending on which gun you are using. For those looking for a lighter shooting game than more serious Call of Duty experiences, this is a great option.
Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Mature Accompanied (MA 15+) for Strong Violence, Strong Themes, Strong Sexual Reference, Strong Drug Use, Strong Drug References.
There's a lot of swearing in the game as well as use of phrases like "Jesus Christ" and "tough titties". The nature of the game means that there are violent acts. There's quite a lot of lude jokes as well, like the alien who wants to sell you semen. You also see some drug use in terms of alcohol, smoking and snorting cocaine.
Hidden in the game are four movies you can watch in full that include violent and sexual content:
- Blood Harvest - BBFC 18+ "strong bloody violence, sexualised violence"
- Demon Wind - BBFC 18+
- Tammy and the T-Rex - BBFC 15+
- Vampire Hookers - BBFC 18+
12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.
Release Date: 13/12/2022
Out Now: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Content Rating: PEGI 18
Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon
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