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Video GameThe Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 14 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is an adventure game set between Life Is Strange and Life is Strange 2. You play Chris Eriksen, a young boy who creates the superhero alter ego Captain Spirit to deal with the loss of his mother.

The story takes place in Beaver Creek, Oregon, where Chris lives with his father, Charles, who is struggling with the death of Chris' mother. When playing in the costume of his alter ego hero we can customise his abilities to be better equipped for quests like treasure hunting and exploring. As we do this and decide how to talk to players in the game, we create a branching narrative with different outcomes.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 26/06/2018

Price: Free

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure and Narrative

Developer: DONTNOD Ent (@DONTNOD_Ent)




Play Time: This game will take between 1 and a half hours and 3 hours to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game is rated PEGI 18 for depictions of violence towards vulnerable human-like characters, and use of sexual expletives. This game contains depictions of violence towards vulnerable human-like characters. Throughout the game you see the father get drunk and become physically and verbally abusive towards his son. Most of the physical violence is implied, such as the bruises which are visible on Chris’ arm. However, there is a pertinent scene in which the father aggressively grabs hold of his son's arm and shoves him away while shouting abuse towards him. This game also contains the use of sexual expletives. The word “*!@?*” and its derivatives can be found throughout. This game also contains a section where the player has an option to steal and smoke one of Chris’ father's cigarettes.

This game offers players the opportunity to purchase in-game items in the form of an upsell link to purchase Life is Strange 2 which some parents or carers may want to be aware of. Parents, carers or other responsible adults should check to see what is being offered before making any purchase on behalf of a child. It should be noted that the game can still be played without the need to purchase such items.


The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

XBox Store Xbox One Free
PlayStation Store PS4 Free
Steam Store PC Free
Steam Store PC Free
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
Although there are no in-game purchases for this game, it does offer the purchase of Life Is Strange 2 that follows on from this. 
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We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@DONTNOD_Ent) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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