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About Life is Strange

Life is Strange is an episodic adventure game from Dontnod Entertainment, the studio behind Remember Me. It follows Max Caulfield, a teenager from Oregon who returns to high school after a five year absence to discover that her fellow senior, Rachel Amber, has vanished. As she investigates the mysterious circumstances around Rachel's disappearance, Max discovers that she has the power to rewind time.

Reviews

Life is Strange,...
Life is Strange, Episode 5: Polarized
6.0

Dontnod’s moving, boundary-pushing series comes to a close, and whatever you're expecting, I'm sure the finale will find a way to surprise you.
Monday 26 Oct 2015 8:00am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | 3

Life is Strange,...
Life is Strange, Episode 4: Dark Room
9.0

We’re finally getting close to uncovering the mysteries of Arcadia Bay, with Life is Strange’s most confronting - and best - episode yet.
Thursday 6 Aug 2015 3:00pm | PS4 | 5

Life is Strange,...
Life is Strange, Episode 3: Chaos Theory
8.9

We’re halfway through Dontnod’s episodic adventure game, and things are certainly getting strange in Arcadia Bay.
Wednesday 27 May 2015 11:00am | PS4 | 2

Life is Strange,...
Life is Strange, Episode 2: Out of Time
8.7

Beautiful, bleak, and heart wrenching - after a good but shaky first episode, Life is Strange is finding its footing.
Friday 27 Mar 2015 3:00pm | PS4 | 5

Life is Strange,...
Life is Strange, Episode 1: Chrysalis
7.9

Take one part Freaks and Geeks, one part Twin Peaks, and throw in some time travel and Telltale-like mechanics. What do you get?
Thursday 5 Feb 2015 7:00am | PS4 | 5


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Videos

PlayStation Plus Free...
PlayStation Plus Free Games for June 2017

If you’re subscribed to Sony’s online service, you’ll get access to multiple games for PlayStation 4, 3, and Vita.
Thursday 1 Jun 2017 8:52am | PS4 | PS3 | Vita | 29

Life is Strange 2...
Life is Strange 2 Announced

Developer Dontnod has confirmed that a new season of the episodic adventure game is in the works.
Monday 22 May 2017 8:49am | PS4 | Xbox One | PC | 10

Life is Strange...
Life is Strange Episode 1 Now Free

The time-bending adventure game which won a BAFTA for its story is making itself available to a wider audience.
Friday 22 Jul 2016 2:08pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | 3

Life is Strange Finale...
Life is Strange Finale Launch Trailer Released

The fifth and final episode of Life is Strange comes out today, and Square Enix have released a new trailer to accompany its launch.
Tuesday 20 Oct 2015 10:01am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC

Life is Strange...
Life is Strange Episode 4 Out Next Week, 1 Million Sales Passed

Darkroom, the penultimate chapter of Life is Strange, comes out next week, taking the story to "unexplored and daunting territory."
Friday 24 Jul 2015 9:45am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | 1

Life is Strange Dev...
Life is Strange Dev Diary Wraps Up Ahead of Launch

With Life is Strange now available in New Zealand, Square Enix and Dontnod Entertainment have wrapped up their three-part developer diary...
Friday 30 Jan 2015 2:23pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | 4

Publishers to Life is...
Publishers to Life is Strange Dev: "Make it a Male Lead Character"

Dontnod Entertainment have revealed that Square Enix was the only publisher that didn't question the choice to go with a female lead.
Monday 12 Jan 2015 9:18am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | 5

Life is Strange...
Life is Strange Premieres Next Month

The first episode of Dontnod's adventure game series Life is Strange will release on January 30, with both a single episode and Season Pass...
Thursday 18 Dec 2014 10:15am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | 4


Features

Normalising Grief - An...
Normalising Grief - An Interview with Life is Strange: Before the Storm’s Writer, and Co-Director

Games celebrate excellence, and success. We spoke to writer Zak Garriss and co-director Chris Floyd about how Life is Strange flips that.
Thursday 29 Jun 2017 3:00pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PC | 2

Max, Joel, John...
Max, Joel, John Marston, and Me

Dene is amped for Red Dead Redemption 2, and here’s why.
Wednesday 4 Jan 2017 11:00am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | 20

NZGamer.com 2015 Game...
NZGamer.com 2015 Game of the Year Winners

Which games made the top of the list? Did your picks come out on top? Find out what NZGamer.com readers picked as the best of 2015, right here!
Thursday 28 Jan 2016 2:30pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | iOS | Android | 21

Dene's Top Five Games...
Dene's Top Five Games of 2015

After getting the all-important question of what 2014's Game of the Year was out of the way, Dene looks at this year's offerings.
Tuesday 22 Dec 2015 11:30am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | 2

Reagan's Top Five...
Reagan's Top Five Games of 2015

Reagan hasn't found 2015's library of games astounding, but there are a select few to which he's dedicated many, many hours.
Friday 11 Dec 2015 3:00pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | 3DS | 2

Releasing This Month:...
Releasing This Month: January 2015

2015 is here, with plenty for gamers to look forward to throughout the year! Here's what you can look forward to this month.
Friday 9 Jan 2015 7:43pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 21


News

Voice Actor Strike...
Voice Actor Strike Tentatively Ends, Agreement Reached with Game Companies

New “transparency provisions” will be introduced, letting actors know the codename and genre of game they’re acting in.
Tuesday 26 Sep 2017 10:52am | PS4 | Xbox One | Switch | PC | Vita | 3DS | 3

Life is Strange...
Life is Strange Dev’s Vampyr Delayed to 2018

The supernatural RPG will instead launch in autumn 2018, due to a reported “technical issue.”
Friday 22 Sep 2017 8:52am | PS4 | Xbox One | PC | 7

Steam’s Summer Sale...
Steam’s Summer Sale Is Live

In case you missed it, the digital storefront’s annual sales event is now live, with titles big and small seeing a price cut.
Monday 26 Jun 2017 1:12pm | PC | 10

The Weekend Chat: From...
The Weekend Chat: From NES to Netflix

With Catlevania coming to one of the world’s biggest streaming services, what other games could make the jump?
Friday 10 Feb 2017 4:00pm | PS4 | Xbox One | Wii U | PC | 3DS | 10

Life is Strange...
Life is Strange Getting Live-Action Series

Publisher Square Enix is working with Legendary Digital Studios to adapt the adventure game into a live-action series.
Thursday 28 Jul 2016 8:13am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | 1

Life is Strange Wins...
Life is Strange Wins Facebook and Peabody’s Digital Media Prize

The time-manipulation adventure game is the recipient of the first-ever Futures of Media Award, highlighting its storytelling.
Friday 6 May 2016 3:00pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PC | 5

British Academy Games...
British Academy Games Awards 2016 Winners

The gaming BAFTAs had their latest outing this year, celebrating multiple achievements in the video game industry.
Friday 8 Apr 2016 10:00am | PS4 | Xbox One | PC | iOS | Android | 6

Minecraft Creator to...
Minecraft Creator to Receive Pioneer Award at GDC Next Month

Markus "Notch" Persson will be awarded the Pioneer Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards, while the Ambassador Award goes to Tracy...
Wednesday 17 Feb 2016 11:30am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | iOS | Android | 2

Life is Strange's...
Life is Strange's 'Everyday Hero' Photo Contest Brought to Life

Square Enix and Dontnod Entertainment are running a real-life version of Life is Strange's Everyday Heroes contest, with a $10,000 scholarship...
Thursday 28 Jan 2016 11:26am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC

Publisher Starts Life...
Publisher Starts Life Is Strange Anti-bullying Campaign

Publisher Square Enix has launched a new anti-bullying charity initiative, using the episodic adventure game developed by Dontnod.
Thursday 14 Jan 2016 11:30am | PS4 | Xbox One | PC

NZGamer.com Launch...
NZGamer.com Launch 2015 Game of the Year Awards

The awards recognize excellence in videogames across twenty-two categories, and you, NZGamer.com readers, get to choose the best of the best.
Friday 18 Dec 2015 5:00pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | iOS | 13

The Witcher 3 Wins...
The Witcher 3 Wins Game of the Year at The Game Awards

The Witcher 3 won Game of the Year and Best RPG at The Game Awards 2015, while Her Story, Metal Gear Solid V, and Splatoon each won multiple...
Monday 7 Dec 2015 1:05pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | iOS | Android | 2

Life is Strange...
Life is Strange Developer Sheds Light on New Game

Developer Dontnod shares some new information on its upcoming action-roleplaying game Vampyr, including characters and setting.
Thursday 3 Dec 2015 10:30am | PS4

Sony Announces 100+...
Sony Announces 100+ Playable Titles for PlayStation Experience

Those lucky enough to attend PlayStation Experience in San Francisco next month will be able to play Far Cry Primal, Uncharted 4, and many more.
Monday 16 Nov 2015 1:57pm | PS4 | PS3 | Vita

The Game Awards 2015...
The Game Awards 2015 Nominees Announced

Game of the Year nominees include Bloodborne, Fallout 4, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Super Mario Maker, and The Witcher 3.
Monday 16 Nov 2015 10:18am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | iOS | Android | 13

Life is Strange...
Life is Strange Getting Limited Edition Retail Release

Life is Strange: Limited Edition launches on January 22 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, and comes with a soundtrack and artbook.
Friday 13 Nov 2015 8:54am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC

Life is Strange Finale...
Life is Strange Finale Due Out Next Month

Dontnod Entertainment are aiming for an October 20 release for the conclusion to Life is Strange, they've announced today.
Tuesday 22 Sep 2015 9:13am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC

Square Enix Reveal...
Square Enix Reveal Gamescom 2015 Lineup

Square Enix have revealed their lineup for Gamescom 2015, with live events for Final Fantasy XV, Hitman, and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
Friday 17 Jul 2015 11:29am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | iOS | Android | 3

Life is Strange:...
Life is Strange: Episode 3 Comes Out Next Week

The third episode of Dontnod's ongoing adventure game series Life is Strange will release next Tuesday, May 19.
Thursday 14 May 2015 8:34am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC

Life is Strange:...
Life is Strange: Episode 2 Releases This Month

Episode 2: Out of Time comes out for all platforms on March 24, Dontnod Entertainment announced this weekend at EGX Rezzed.
Monday 16 Mar 2015 9:18am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC

Remember Me 2 is...
Remember Me 2 is "Ready to be Made"

The decision to make the game rests with publisher Capcom, but Dontnod Entertainment have a plan for a sequel to Remember Me.
Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 12:19pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | 4

Remember Me Studio...
Remember Me Studio Announces New Game, Life is Strange

Square Enix has announced Life is Strange, an episodic adventure game from Dontnod Entertainment, the studio behind Remember Me.
Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 10:51am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | 5