The other day, a first-person shooter – High on Life – was released on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series S|X. It has the most outlandish design of the environment, weapons and enemies – which becomes quite clear when you remember that one of its co-writers was Justin Roiland, one of the two creators of the popular animated TV series Rick and Morty. By the way, Roiland in an interview with Sky News confessed that while working on the game High on Life the developer Squanch Games used AI Midjourney to create some particularly strange art.
High on Life has a fairly mediocre rating on Metacritic (~65% according to critics), but Steam‘s rating is much higher – 90% positive reviews. The game also proved to be very popular on the Game Pass service, where it even topped the chart, displacing hits like Minecraft, Forza Horizon 5 and Halo Infinite.
High on Life has passed Minecraft to become the #1 Most Popular Game on Game Pass. Incredible result given the staying power Minecraft and Forza Horizon 5 have at the top of the chart
I'm pretty confident now High on Life is the biggest Game Pass "Day 1" launch of 2022. pic.twitter.com/KU7AXSRon8
— Benji-Sales (@BenjiSales) December 19, 2022
On Steam right now, the situation is very similar: aside from the portable console Steam Deck, High on Life also took first place last week on sales charts.