Life is Strange

An episodic adventure game created by the developers of Remember Me, a French studio DONTNOD. The game bears a resemblance to Telltale Games titles. Its protagonist is a 12th grade student named Max Caulfield, who returns to her home town in Oregon after years of absence. Together with her old friend she tries to solve the mysterious disappearance of her schoolmate, which launches a series of strange events. The story is the essential part for the game, whereas gameplay mechanics are based on the well-proven formula employed by Telltale, which combines free exploration and tough choices with non-obvious consequences. An interesting addition to the gameplay is the fact that Max possesses the power to manipulate time, allowing you to experience another version of events without having to restart an entire episode. On the technical side, the game is well-designed and well-executed, featuring expressive, slightly cartoonish graphics.

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PC / Windows
Game Life is Strange (PC) Cover
Life is Strange

Life is Strange | PC

Adventure, TPP, travel in time, episodic

Companies responsible for Life is Strange

DONTNOD Entertainment | game developer

Square-Enix / Eidos | publisher   Official website

Life is Strange release date for PC:

game language:
English

30 January 2015 | Worldwide

30 January 2015 | Europe

30 January 2015 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.8 / 10 calculated out of 3525 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 73 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game Life is Strange (XONE) Cover
Life is Strange

Life is Strange | XBOX ONE

Adventure, TPP, travel in time, episodic

Companies responsible for Life is Strange

DONTNOD Entertainment | game developer

Square-Enix / Eidos | publisher   Official website

Life is Strange release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

30 January 2015 | Worldwide

30 January 2015 | Europe PAL

30 January 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.2 / 10 calculated out of 243 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 5.8 / 10 calculated out of 12 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Life is Strange (PS4) Cover
Life is Strange

Life is Strange | PS4

Adventure, TPP, travel in time, episodic

Companies responsible for Life is Strange

DONTNOD Entertainment | game developer

Square-Enix / Eidos | publisher   Official website

Life is Strange release date for PS4:

game language:
English

30 January 2015 | Worldwide

30 January 2015 | Europe PAL

30 January 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.8 / 10 calculated out of 344 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.4 / 10 calculated out of 18 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 3
Game Life is Strange (PS3) Cover
Life is Strange

Life is Strange | PS3

Adventure, TPP, travel in time, episodic

Companies responsible for Life is Strange

DONTNOD Entertainment | game developer

Square-Enix / Eidos | publisher   Official website

Life is Strange release date for PS3:

game language:
English

30 January 2015 | Worldwide

30 January 2015 | Europe PAL

30 January 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 9.1 / 10 calculated out of 231 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.1 / 10 calculated out of 17 players' votes.  

Microsoft Xbox 360
Game Life is Strange (X360) Cover
Life is Strange

Life is Strange | XBOX 360

Adventure, TPP, travel in time, episodic

Companies responsible for Life is Strange

DONTNOD Entertainment | game developer

Square-Enix / Eidos | publisher   Official website

Life is Strange release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

30 January 2015 | Worldwide

30 January 2015 | Europe PAL

30 January 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 9.1 / 10 calculated out of 230 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.3 / 10 calculated out of 18 players' votes.  

Life is Strange is an episodic adventure game created by the French studio DONTNOD Entertainment. The developer is known for Remember Me, an arcade adventure game published in 2013, which met with mixed reviews from both journalists and players. Life is Strange was created in collaboration with Square Enix.

Life is Strange for PlayStation 3 is one of the first productions that try to copy and use the proven and extremely popular formula of studio Telltale’s adventure games such as The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us. This means that the story is the key ingredient of the game, and the other elements of gameplay serve as background for the narrative. These elements include the freedom to explore the world and interact with it. Similarly to what we’ve seen in Telltale’s productions, players must make decisions at key moments of the adventure, which then have a significant influence on its course. An interesting element, distinguishing Life is Strange from its competitors, is the fact that our protagonist has a power that allows her to go back in time. Thanks to this ability, the players can test different versions of events without the need to complete each episode many times.

Life is Strange for PlayStation 3 takes us to a fictional American town of Arcadia Bay in Oregon. Max Caulfield, the main protagonist who is about to enter adulthood, has recently returned to her homeland to begin education at a prestigious college after 5 years of absence. There, she reunites with an old friend named Chloe. Together they try to solve the mystery of Rachel Amber, a friend from college that has gone missing. Max quickly discovers that she has the power to manipulate time, which is only the beginning of strange and inexplicable events that she encounters in the course of the story.

Life is Strange features a high level of graphics. However, the character design and environment are not photo-realistic, as the designers decided to employ a distinctive, slightly cartoonish style.

Life is Strange episode 1 is now free

Life is Strange episode 1 is now free | 1:12

Zwiastun Life is Strange, epizodycznej gry przygodowej, której akcja rozgrywa się w małym amerykańskim mieście. Główna bohaterka produkcji odkrywa w sobie moc cofania się w czasie. Pierwszą część gry można teraz pobrać za darmo.

Life is Strange Game Guide & Walkthrough

game guide 27 October 2015

Chrysalis is the first episode of the DONTNOD studio’s adventure game, which was made in cooperation with Square Enix. This guide will help you go through the storyline and will focus on the most important issues of the game.

Life is Strange to get a sequel; first part sold 3 million copies

News 19 May 2017 14:43

Life is Strange 2 is just a matter of time now. DONTNOD Entertainment has confirmed that – encouraged by the success of the first game (3 million copies sold) – they are working on a sequel.

Life is Strange Episode 1 is free on all platforms

News 21 July 2016 10:58

Square Enix decided to make the first episode of Life is Strange available for free on all platforms. This is a perfect chance to try out this successful adventure game from DONTNOD Entertainment, if you haven't done so already.

Life is Strange 2 accidentally revealed

News 09 November 2015 10:45

Life is Strange is probably getting a sequel, as was accidentally revealed by a Dontnod representative. The interview that started the buzz around Life is Strange 2 was since edited, but its original message had been shared online.

Life is Strange Episode 5 out on October 20

News 22 September 2015 14:31

Life is Strange Episode 5 got a release date – 5 October 2015. The game’s finale will wrap up the story of Max, a schoolgirl with an ability to reverse time.