FROM Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland, High on Life is the surprise hit of the year for Xbox Game Pass.
When it came to reviews, High on Life caused controversy. Both very high and low scores were recorded, giving an overall average of 65.
This is due to the game’s special sense of humor that Rick and Morty is known and loved for.
While critics were often fans of the show, they could find the constant quips of the game’s talking guns a bit overwhelming at times.
Others loved it, with one of the top rated reviews calling it “truly hilarious” and giving High on Life a remarkable 9/10.
Despite the game’s love-or-hate nature, it became the biggest Xbox hit of the year, with the most hours played by Game Pass subscribers since its release.
High on Life Game Pass was not only the most-played game of 2022, but also the most-played single-player game in the history of the subscription service.
Matt Percy, General Content Manager at Xbox, was delighted to have High on Life as a Microsoft exclusive.
He wrote: “High On Life is an incredibly unique title that we have been looking forward to for a long time.
“It’s amazing to see so many Game Pass members jumping in at launch to experience the story of Squanch for themselves ahead of the holidays.”
High on Life is a surprise hit from 2022, a year when new IPs have notoriously struggled.
The only new IP to make it into the year’s best-selling games was Elden Ring, which is based on the legacy of Dark Souls and Bloodborne.
Despite the success of Elden Ring, winning Game of the Year at the Game Awards, sales have not kept up with established series like Call of Duty and FIFA.
Games like Stray were also critically acclaimed but didn’t make the bestseller list.
High on Life gives developers working on new features hope that fresh ideas can still thrive.
High on Life is available on Xbox Game Pass and can also be purchased on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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