High on Life

Game review by Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Mature but engaging sci-fi shooter is for adults only.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 17 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

This Game Is Not As Bad As It Seems

First of all, incredible game! It's hilarious and one of the best games I have played. I understand many parents may be worried about a few things, and I will clear them all up right here. 1. Violence: There is a lot of violence, but you are not killing humans. Only evil aliens. 2. Sexual Content: Okay. This one is a bit iffy, but if your children have watched any animated TV shows like South Park, or Rick and Morty they will totally be fine. There is one bit of nudity in this game, and it is just a butt. Nothing too bad. 3. Language: If you don't want your kids to hear f*** or s***, maybe homeschool them. Kids hear curses a lot. They probably know all the naughty words in the world by now. If you are worried about a green booger alien saying f***, get your priorities straight. 4. Drugs: There's some smoking/drinking, and at the beginning of the game your character is offered some cocaine. Unfortunately for all the nitpicky parents that exist, cocaine is on a mirror that helps you decide your character. YOU DO NOT DO ANY DRUGS IN THIS GAME. 5. Consumerism: I guess you can go to an Applebees. 6: All in all, I would say around 11 - 13 is perfect to play this game. But always remember your child's maturity level. You only have one childhood. A little green blood and cursing isnt going to do anything that bad. Have fun!
6 people found this helpful.
age 8+
This game is so silly and fun my 8 year old absolutely LOVES it and is always talking about how an alien tried to offer him some goofy substance and I can’t help but smile every time I walk in and see the pure joy on my child’s face.
3 people found this helpful.

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