High On Life: How Long To Beat [Explained]

Ever wondered how long you are going to spend with a talking gun? We'll tell you exactly!

How long is high on life
How long is high on life

You may wonder how long it will take to finish the new comedy/action FPS game “High on Life.” You are at the right place as we discuss how much time you need to invest in this game to complete it.

Key Points

  • Completing only the core bounty missions typically takes around 8.5 hours. The time can vary depending on whether you rush through the missions or take your time.
  • On average, completing the main missions and side quests takes about 12.5 hours.
  • Aiming to complete every quest, achievement, and mission in the game can take approximately 15 hours.

Completing Main Story

Completing the main story includes only focusing on the game’s primary missions without indulging in side-quests or NPC interactions. On average, the time taken to achieve only the primary story mode is 8.5 hours.

Blim in High on Life
Blim City

This includes completing the seven bounties that are the game’s core story missions. To defeat the G3 cartel, I completed these seven bounties:

  • 9-Torg
  • Krubis
  • Douglas
  • Skrendel Brothers
  • Dr. Giblets
  • Nipulon
  • Garmantuous

If you want to listen to the talking gun briefly, you can rush through the missions and complete the game much more quickly. Meanwhile, some players can even finish it within 7 hours.

But that may be less enjoyable since I put all my focus on the game rather than listening and appreciating the well-written jokes by Justin Roiland. The game’s creators put a lot of thought into each scene, trying to make it as funny as possible.

So, to appreciate that effort, I took the game slow and genuinely enjoyed it. In that case, the time needed to complete the main story will be around 11 hours. These good comedy/FPS games don’t come around often, so cherish them while playing.

Completing 9 Torg bounty in High on Life
9 Torg bounty mission

Completing Main Story + Sides

Your average time to complete the Main missions + the Side quests will be 12.5 hours. The creators like to put other features in the game that are not part of the primary mission, so check them out if you fully want to experience what the developers made.

On the other hand, I competed with a friend who might have completed the game first, along with its side missions. In that case, it took me around 8.5 hours to finish, provided I was good at FPS and puzzle-solving games.

However, only some people want to rush the game completely. Some lighthearted gamers want pleasure while playing, so they may spend more time completing the game. If you fall into this category, you will require around 15 hours to finish the core story missions and side quests.


Some players know how difficult it is actually to develop a game. And they want to try out everything the developers included in this game. These players usually don’t like to leave any stone unturned, which is immensely respected in the gaming community.

This includes completing all missions and side quests and exploring other game features. In addition, it includes unlocking almost every achievement in the game and trying to get all the game’s collectibles. On average, it takes about 15 hours to complete the game.

rare achievement bar showing in High on Life
Gunning For Your Job achievement unlocked.

Spend Time Watching Movies

The game has four movies: Tammy and the T-Rex, Vampire Hookers, Blood Harvest, and Demon Wind. All of these are films released before the 2000s.

Tammy and the T-Rex are about 82 minutes long and can be watched alongside Gene, the three-eyed purple alien that sleeps on your couch.

Paul walker eating flower on TV in High on Life
Tammy and the T-Rex playing on TV

Another movie you watch alongside Gene includes Vampire Hookers, which runs for about 88 minutes.

In addition, watch the 1987 film Blood Harvest while listening to Gene’s funny commentary. This film is 90 minutes long and is a horror film.

The longest of the films is Demon Wind, which you can watch in the theatre. This is 96 minutes long, but it is worth the time.

Theatre being teleported in front
Watch Demon Wind in the theatre.

My Closing Remarks

Diving into the gameplay, I found it a rollercoaster of comedy and action. Depending on how you play, you might spend 8.5 to 15 hours in this wild world that Justin Roiland created. The blend of main missions, side quests, and in-game movies offered a rich and enjoyable experience. If you are a fan of humor with a touch of chaos, this game won’t disappoint.

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