How long does it take to beat High on Life? Main Story & 100% Completion Time

How long does it take to beat High on Life? Main Story & 100% Completion Time

High on Life is a first-person shooter filled with Rick and Morty-style comedy in a fictional world where guns are able to talk. The game came out last December and received mixed reviews from both players and critics.

Players are tasked with eliminating several targets, and they must shoot their way through in order to reach the target’s lair and defeat the target in a boss battle. If you picked up the game and are wondering how long the game is, you’re at the right place.

If you’re focusing on completing just the main story of High on Life, then you’ll require around 9 hours of playtime. Completing both the main story and the side missions will take you around 12 hours, while a completionist run of the game will require around 17 hours.

There are factors that can significantly impact your playtime, as choosing to play the game on a higher difficulty will result in putting more hours into the game. More on this below.

1. Difficulty

How long does it take to beat High on Life? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
High on Life

High on Life has three difficulty modes you can choose from:

  • Story Difficulty
  • Normal Difficulty
  • Hunter Difficulty

Story Difficulty is the easiest, while Hunter Difficulty is the hardest. If you’re familiar with FPS games, then you can go for a harder difficulty, but choosing to play on a harder difficulty will impact your playtime as you might get stuck on specific parts more than once. We suggest playing the game on the Normal difficulty and then replaying it on a harder one.

2. Does High on Life have any DLC?

How long does it take to beat High on Life? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
Kenny – High on Life

High on Life currently has no DLCs. But it seems like post-launch content might not be that far away as Executive Producer Matty Studivan revealed that the team at Squanch Games had been working on DLC ideas for the game.

According to Studivan, the studio has already planned some ideas for High on Life’s post-launch content, and it includes various bug fixes as well as some content that didn’t make the game’s final cut. While Studivan didn’t go into specifics, this basically confirms that DLC is on the way for High on Life.

3. How many endings does High on Life have?

How long does it take to beat High on Life? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
Garmantuous – High on Life

High on Life has one main ending and also features a secret ending. The final showdown features you facing off against Garmantuous. After defeating the final boss, you can insert any of your living guns to explode and kill it, and every gun will trigger different interactions.

In the Secret Ending of the game, you’ll visit the Human Haven set up by Magistrate Clugg, and you’ll find a secret area above the Haven. In the secret area, you’ll find experiments being done on humans. You’ll find another lab where you’ll find the evil Dr. Gurgula, who’ll be revealed as the operation’s ringleader. This most likely will lead to a sequel for High on Life.

4. Does High on Life have Multiplayer?

How long does it take to beat High on Life? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
Cover Art – High on Life

Since High on Life is an FPS, you might wonder if the game has Multiplayer mode, as most FPS games these days have Multiplayer. Unfortunately, High on Life doesn’t provide any Multiplayer or Co-op mode and is solely a single-player experience.

It is also improbable that a Multiplayer game will be added to the game soon, but it could be added in the future. As of now, there’s no Multiplayer in High on Life, and if you’ve been keeping updates on the game, then you’ll know that the game was always shown as a single-player experience.

5. Is High on Life a hard game?

How long does it take to beat High on Life? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
LEZDUIT – High on Life

High on Life can be a hard game, only if you want it to be. If the game seems too easy for you, you can change the difficulty to a harder one anytime during your playthrough of the game. The higher the difficulty, the stronger the enemies are, with combat being a bit harder too.

If you’re expecting the game to be extremely hard, then you might be disappointed, but some encounters can be pretty challenging. It all depends on how you approach the game. If you’re experienced with first-person shooters, don’t hesitate to play the game on a harder difficulty.

6. 100% Completion

How long does it take to beat High on Life? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
Luglox Inventory – High on Life

High on Life isn’t a huge game by any means, so other than completing the story, there isn’t much stuff to do in the game. Here’s everything you need to do in order to achieve 100% completion of the game.

  1. Complete the Main Story
  2. Collect all Collectibles:
    • Luglox Chests
  3. Unlock all Trophies

7. All Main Missions List

How long does it take to beat High on Life? Main Story & 100% Completion Time
Prologue – High on Life

All the main missions in High on Life are called Bounties. Here’s the list of all the main missions that you need to do in order to progress through the game:

  • Tutorial and Prologue
  • 9-Torg Bounty
  • Krubis Bounty
  • Douglas Bounty
  • Skrendel Bros Bounty
  • Dr. Giblets Bounty
  • Nipulon Bounty
  • Garmantuous Bounty
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8. About High on Life

High on Life is a comedic first-person shooter game with action-adventure and Metroidvania elements. It takes place in a science fiction world which features talking guns. It was created by Justin Roiland and developed and published by Squanch Games.

The game was released on December 13, 2022 for Windows, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. The game received mixed reviews from critics, who were divided on its humour, while criticising the technical issues upon launch.