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Haven (Xbox Series, Xbox One, PS5, PC) – Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Haven


  • Xbox Series X/S (Dec 3, 2020)
  • PlayStation 5 (Dec 3, 2020)
  • Xbox One (Dec 3, 2020)
  • PC (Dec 3, 2020)
  • Nintendo Switch and PS4 coming Q1 2021


Developer: The Game Bakers

Publisher: The Game Bakers

Review Aggregator:

OpenCritic – 80 average – 100% recommended – 5 reviews

Critic Reviews

CerealkillerzGabriel BogdanGerman8.3 / 10

Haven isn't the big RPG revolution but definitely one of the most beautiful games of the year. If you are looking for an emotional title for in-between with an amazing soundtrack to relax or some co-op fun with your partner, you will still get a great experience.

GameBlastFarley SantosPortuguese9 / 10

Haven captivates with an adventure that mixes light RPG and survival elements. It is exciting to glide through an exotic planet with areas that invite exploration. The combat surprises with its depth and variety in tactical battles that require rhythm, coordination and a lot of attention. At the center of this is a charismatic couple of protagonists whose relationship is explored in countless fun scenes full of complicity. Some elements in the exploration are a little obtuse and break the fluidity, but they are circumventable. In the end, Haven turns out to be a remarkable and memorable journey.

IGNKyle Campbell8 / 10

Haven is a charming and unusual sci-fi RPG about love prevailing above all else, although between its thrilling gravity boot rides and respectable combat are long spans of monotonous resource gathering and clean-up.

Push SquareRobert Ramsey7 / 10

There are flaws in Haven's gameplay, but its endearing protagonists, unique atmosphere, and superb soundtrack make it an interesting and engaging journey to an alien planet. Its portrayal of an adult relationship is something to be admired, and it's hard not to care about the plight of Kay and Yu by the end of what is ultimately quite a touching love story.

Slant MagazineJustin Clark – 4.5 / 5 stars

Along with being one of the most gentle and soothing games of the year, Haven is also gaming at its most compassionate.

Noisy PixelIan Goudelock 8.5 / 10

Haven took me by complete surprise with its relatable characters and emotional love story. Gliding from island to island is endlessly fun and is a great way to take in its bright art direction. While there are some performance issues, the overall story and exploration had me hooked from beginning to end. If you’re looking for a romantic and fantastic narrative Haven has a beautiful world ready to explore.


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