This game is rated PEGI 18
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Life Is Strange (Series) Review
Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 10 weeks ago.
The choices you make change the story in ways you can see, and, if you so choose, you can rewind and change. At the end of each chapter, can compare your decisions to other players’.
The games can be purchased in a single episode or as a series. There are the following available:
- Life is Strange (2013)
- Life Is Strange: Before the Storm (2017) prequel
- The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit (2018) a free game that introduces characters for the next season.
- Life Is Strange 2 (2018)
Players: This is a single player game. It takes up to 3 hours to complete each of the 5 episodes, bringing the completion time to 15 hours. To find everything in the game and experiment with alternate choices can take over 25 hours.
Life Is Strange 2 Complete Season
Life Is Strange 2 Episode 1
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Life Is Strange Complete Season (Episodes 1-5)
Life Is Strange Episode 1
Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Complete Season
Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Deluxe Edition
Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Episode 1
Life Is Strange: True Colors
Life Is Strange: True Colors: Deluxe Edition
Life Is Strange: True Colors: Ultimate Edition
Life Is Strange 2: Episode 1
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. It's free to play the first chapter but then has in-game purchases for subsequent chapters.
The first Life is Strange series was rated PEGI 16 for frequent moderate violence and strong language and infrequent use of illegal drugs.
The second Life Is Strange series was rated PEGI 18 due to depictions of violence towards vulnerable and defenceless human-like characters, glamorization of the use of illegal drugs, and use of sexual expletives. The examiners expanded these details: Content-specific issues: This game contains infrequent depictions of violence towards vulnerable and defenceless human-like characters. One example of this involves a 16-year-old boy who has been forcefully handcuffed to a metal pole and unable to escape. During the scene the boy confronts his captor which leads to him being violently kicked in the face as punishment. Another example can be found in the third episode, in which a child is shot in the shoulder. The boy lets out a pained cry as a large amount of blood appears around the wound. Episode three also contains glamorisation of the use of illegal drugs. As part of the storyline the teenage protagonist and his younger brother work on an illegal marijuana plantation. They also meet up with a group of young adults who have worked on the plantation for numerous seasons and praise it as a reliable option for earning money. There is a minigame where the player must prepare the marijuana in a timely manner to sell it on. This game also contains frequent use of sexual expletives, the word “*!@?*” and its derivatives can be found throughout.
All Life is Strange games are rated ESRB MATURE.
Although subtitles are visually excellent, and internal monologue is distinguished from voiced speech with italics, there is no identification of the speaker. There isn't captioning of cross-talk and ambient speech or music and sound effects. Some effects such as thunder trigger gamepad vibration. You are reminded of your next objective with voiced directions, although these can be quite frequent and don't indicate the correct path.
Our Life Is Strange Accessibility Report details 18 accessibility features:
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