Haven Review

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Posted: 12 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Haven is an adventure about companionship and exploration in space. As star-crossed lovers Yu and Kay, you escape to a forgotten planet to stay together and set up home against the odds. You explore the world around you, able to glide over the plains, clean up the planet from toxic waste, camp, restore the planet, fight if you have to.

Combat is relatively simple, with you selecting and timing different attacks. You need to co-ordinate between the two characters and get the rhythm of attacks right to be effective. The greater focus is on exploration of a huge planet with someone you care about. As you go you collect resources to develop your camp. You can also craft items and food to enhance your abilities.

Throughout the game is a focus on the companionship and relationship of the two characters. From dialogue between them, exploring together to selecting complementary attacks and even mealtimes, hugging and kissing restore health, the game establishes what is essentially a love story set in space.

Available on Steam, GoG, Windows Store, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series. Coming early 2021 on PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 03/12/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Fighting, Narrative and Open World

Developer: @TheGameBakers

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 7 hours and 11 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Another player in the same place can join or leave the game at any time.

CostsCosts

Haven usually costs £19.99 to £22.49.
 

Haven

 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This was originally rated (on 3/12/2020) as PEGI 18 for Sexual Innuendo and Alcohol/Tobacco, as seen in the game trailers. However, after release (in January 2021) it was re-checked and confirmed to be PEGI 12 for Sexual Innuendo as indicated on game stores.

ESRB MATURE 17+ for Nudity, Sexual Content, Violence, Use Of Drugs And Alcohol.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our Haven Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@TheGameBakers) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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