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10 Best Games like High On Life

Looking for a new title to pick up after High On Life? Here are 10 of the best similar games to look into to scratch that itch.
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Image: Squanch Games

If you’ve seen our High on Life review, you know that we gave the game a 10 out of 10 for its fantastic mix of humor and engaging FPS mechanics. What you might not know is that High On Life is just one humorous gem in a sea of similar games.

The single-player FPS genre seems particularly good at mixing humor and compelling shooter mechanics, creating what is truly a unique genre with a taste that is hard to satisfy elsewhere. If you just beat High On Life and are looking to satisfy that craving with another title, this list is here to help, crammed full of some of our favorite similar titles.

Best Games like High On Life

When making a list of games to compare to High On Life, we aren’t just looking for any old shooter. The games that are best compared to Squanch Game’s latest and greatest title combine fun FPS mechanics, a solid single-player experience, some great humor and/or a unique visual style. Please note that this list is not in any particular order.

All of these factors are super important when finding games to scratch that High On Life itch. The ability to find new and better weapons and some solid platforming are less important, but still sought-after features when finding similar games. Many games similar to High On Life fall under the shooter-looter genre.

10. The Borderlands Series

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Image: Gearbox Software

When finding games to compare to High On Life, there really is nothing closer to it than the Borderlands games. Matching the game in witty humor, fun FPS mechanics, and a colorful, unique sci-fi setting, the Borderlands games like the spiritual predecessor that made High On Life a possibility.

While Borderlands 2 is widely considered to be the best game in the series by fans, lovers of High On Life might find Borderlands 3 to be more similar in mechanics and tone. However, there are a total of 4 games in the Borderlands series to experience, each one with a continuation on the overarching story, so pick the one you like best and jump in.

9. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands

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Image: Gearbox Software

Made by the same team and set (roughly) in the same universe as the Borderlands series, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is the latest looter shooter made by genre titan Gearbox Software and another game incredibly similar to High On Life.

Trading the sci-fi setting for the fantastic high fantasy world of a tabletop rpg, Wonderlands is packed full of unique visuals and fun mechanics that are sure to scratch your High On Life itch. If you’ve seen our Wonderlands guides, you know this game is packed full of unique class combinations — So be sure to refresh yourself before diving in.

8. Deep Rock Galactic

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If you’re less interested in the humor and story elements of a game and more excited by fun FPS mechanics and a unique setting, Deep Rock Galactic is the game for you.

Deep Rock Galactic sees you and up to 3 other co-op players battling against hordes of aliens in highly stylized, procedurally generated caves, meaning no two runs are ever going to be the same. It has a high colorful yet eerie sci-fi style and high-octane shooter mechanics that are sure to keep you on edge.

7. Risk Of Rain 2

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Image: Hopoo Games

Continuing on the theme of less story and dialogue-driven titles, Risk of Rain 2 is sure to get you hooked both on the shooter and roguelike genres.

An action roguelike and third-person shooter, Risk of Rain 2 is all about making use of randomized loot drops and constructed on-the-fly builds to defeat hordes of enemies and escape a chaotic alien planet.

6. Trover Saves The Universe

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Image: Squanch Games

While this might seem like an obvious choice, Trover Saves The Universe is another title lovers of High On Life should definitely check out.

One of Squanch’s other titles, Trover really feels like the alpha version of High On Life, featuring similar writing and style from the same creators. Though a different kind of game, Trover is full of the same comedy that fans of High On Life will love.

5. Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

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Image: Machine Games

When it comes to humorous FPS titles and serious FPS, the Wolfenstein reboot games offer a great combination of both. Set in a grimdark world with serious stakes, the game treats its characters with levity and manages some seriously witty humor in the process.

Switching from High On Life to Wolfenstein may be a bit for some players though, as the game is quite a bit heavier both in gameplay and subject matter. Still, fans of Squanch game’s FPS title should find plenty to enjoy in Wolfenstein 2.

4. Portal Series

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Image: Valve

If Wolfenstein is a little too dark for you, you’ll find the Portal series a great couple of games to pick up after finishing High On Life.

While the story in both Portal games is a bit dramatic and engaging, both games are also jam-packed with good humor and plenty of time to relax. Fans of the puzzle elements in High On Life will especially enjoy both Portal games.

3. Killing Floor 2

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This might seem like a stretch to some, but I think Killing Floor 2 combines enough of a unique shooter experience and lackadaisical comedy that fans of High Of Life may be surprised by just how similar the two feel.

From mowing down hordes of mutant clones to fighting off giant murderous gingerbread men, fans who lean more towards the combat in High Of Life will find Killing Floor 2 a step up in the intensity of single player and co-op horde shooting.

2. Destroy All Humans!

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Image: Black Forest Games, Pandemic Studios

In High On Life, you save earth from an alien invasion set on turning all humans into drugs. In Destroy All Humans! you are the alien invasion.

Destroy All Humans! is a classic PS2 era third-person shooter with a wealth of fun mechanics and a silly, funny narrative running from start to finish. It was remade for modern consoles and PCs three years ago, and maintains very positive reviews and a high player count on Steam.

1. Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

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Image: Insomniac Games

Another classic PS2 era series, Ratchet and Clank was one of the defining grandfathers of the witty shooter genre. The first three games in the series are considered masterpieces by their fans, and still hold up when played today.

Though facing some flops in recent years, Rift Apart feels like a return to form for the Ratchet and Clank series. Featuring a ton of great platforming, puzzle solving, shooting, witty humor and a colorful sci-fi setting, fans of High On Life are sure to love this Playstation exclusive.

Those are 10 of the best games that fans of High On Life should enjoy picking up next! If you enjoyed this list and want more gaming news, articles, and listicles, check out our site’s abundance of Gaming articles.

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