The emphasis of this review is to do a parametric analysis for the design of helical piles used in cohesive soils. Also, the enactment of helical piles’ behavior when placed in cohesive soils under various independent loading conditions like compression, uplift, and lateral loads has been discussed. Through a vast gathering of various literatures which is relevant to the design of helical piles, relations were obtained that would be ultimately valuable for future influences associated with the choosing of design parameters and behavioral studies on helical piles. In addition to design parameters, design methods were also considered and comparisons were made. Furthermore, attention is also sought from researchers on the need for further exploration of helical piles subjected to combined loadings and the significance of design parameters. © 2020, Saudi Society for Geosciences.