This post details the Life is Strange games, listed in release and play order. From Dontnod Entertainment and Deck Nine.
An emotional, atmospheric story-rich choose your own adventure.
With episodic releases for the first few games, except the free game. 2 of which are prequels, though the developers recommend playing through the series in the release order, as listed below.
Available for PC, Mac, Switch, Xbox One, Series X and PlayStation 4 and 5.
January 2022 Update: Life is Strange Remastered Collection now out, see below for details.
Life is Strange Games List
Developers: Dontnod Entertainment & Deck Nine | Publisher: Square Enix | Genres: Story Rich, Choices Matter, Graphic Adventure, Atmospheric, Drama, Point & Click, Mystery, Puzzle, Funny.
Life Is Strange
First Episode Released: January 2015.
Plot: Follow the story of Max Caulfield. A photography senior who discovers she can rewind time while saving her best friend Chloe Price. The pair soon find themselves investigating the mysterious disappearance of fellow student Rachel Amber. Uncovering a dark side to life in Arcadia Bay. Meanwhile, Max must quickly learn that changing the past can sometimes lead to a devastating future.
Episodes – 1: Chrysalis, 2: Out Of Time, 3: Chaos Theory, 4: Dark Room, 5: Polarized.
For more details, see my post: Life is Strange 1 Game for Mac, PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Before the Storm
Prequel to Life is Strange 1. First Episode Released: August 2017.
Description: You play as sixteen-year old Chloe Price who forms an unlikely friendship with Rachel Amber. A beautiful and popular girl destined for success. When Rachel learns a secret about her family that threatens to destroy her world. It is her newfound friendship with Chloe that gives her the strength to carry on. No longer alone the girls must confront each other’s demons and together, find a way to overcome them.
Episodes – 1: Awake, 2: Brave New World, 3: Hell is Empty, Bonus: Farewell.
For more details, see my post: Life is Strange: Before the Storm for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
Prequel/Set-Up for the plot and characters in Life is Strange 2 Ep 2. Released: June 2018.
Plot: Have you ever dreamt of being a superhero? Meet Chris, a creative and imaginative 9 year old boy who escapes reality with fantastical adventures as his alter ego, the Awesome Captain Spirit! Captain Spirit is a free demo set in the Life is Strange universe.
Free to play game available on PC (Steam), PS4 and Xbox One.
Life is Strange 2
First Episode Released: September 2018.
Plot: Two brothers Sean and Daniel Diaz, 16 and 9, are forced to run away from home after a tragic incident in Seattle. In fear of the police, Sean and Daniel head to Mexico while attempting to conceal a sudden and mysterious supernatural power. Life on the road is tough and now totally responsible for his much younger brother, Sean begins to realize that his decisions will impact their lives forever…
Episodes – 1: Roads, 2: Rules, 3: Wastelands, 4: Faith, 5: Wolves.
For more details, see my post: Life Is Strange 2 Episode 4 and 5 Release Date News.
Released: September 10, 2021.
Plot: Welcome to Haven Springs – Deep in the mountains of Colorado, you’ll find Haven Springs, a small mining town filled with beauty and mystery. As Alex, you’ll discover the shocking secrets behind your brother’s death in an emotional roller-coaster of an adventure. Using your psychic power of Empathy to change fate and change lives.
Features: A bold new era of the award-winning Life is Strange begins. With an all-new playable lead character and a thrilling mystery to solve!
For more details, see my post: Life is Strange 3: True Colors Review.
* Life is Strange 3: True Colors – Standard, Deluxe & Ultimate available from US Amazon and UK Amazon for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One Xbox Series X and PC. Including physical and digital versions.
Life Is Strange Remastered Collection
Released: January 2022.
Description: Experience the BAFTA award-winning story of Life is Strange now beautifully remastered with enhanced visuals and vastly improved animation using mocap technology.
Return to Arcadia Bay and experience two award-winning Life is Strange games like never before! Remastered visuals and animation breathe new life into the great cast of characters and gripping stories.
The Life is Strange Remastered Collection includes ‘Life is Strange Remastered’ and ‘Life is Strange: Before the Storm Remastered’.
More Atmospheric and Interactive Adventure Games
For more top atmospheric and interactive adventure games to play on PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, Android, iOS and Fire. You might like:
- L. A. Noire Dark Detective RPG. Available on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch.
- Tormentum – A Dark Mystery Adventure Game. For Amazon Fire, iOS, Android, PC and Mac download.
- Kathy Rain, Point-and-Click Adventure Game for iOS.
- A Study in Steampunk: Choice by Gaslight. On Amazon Fire, iOS and Android.
- The Sinking City by Frogwares Dark Open World Investigation Game. For PS4, Xbox One and Switch.
- Telling Lies – Investigation Game for Computer, iOS and Android.
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- 10 Best Adventure Games for Mac Download.
See also my latest Story-Driven Games news and reviews.
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- Sackboy: A Big Adventure for PlayStation.
- Just Dance 2021, Ubisoft’s Dance Rhythm Game.
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