Life is Strange: True Colors Reviews

Life is Strange: True Colors is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Recommended
Sep 8, 2021

Beautiful and brilliant, if a little safe, Deck Nine's new Life is Strange story stands alongside the series' best.

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86 / 100
Sep 8, 2021

Visually gorgeous and emotionally raw, True Colors is an incredible continuation of the Life is Strange series.

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IGN
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2021

Life is Strange: True Colors is an emotional rollercoaster that highlights everything that makes the series great.

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GameCentral
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8 / 10
Sep 9, 2021

A charming addition to the Life Is Strange franchise that has one of the best branching narratives in any video game and one of the most likeable set of characters.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2021
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Sep 8, 2021

Life is Strange: Colors effectively leads you through an emotionally impactful story with strong character development through the power of empathy

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2021

Life is Strange: True Colors is a powerful adventure, full of twists and thoughtful yet heartbreaking subject matter. You'll root for Alex Chen, and feel good about helping shape her path forward

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7 / 10
Sep 9, 2021

The newest iteration of Life Is Strange has a lot of love to give but just doesn't know where to put it.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2021

Sure, parts of Life is Strange: True Colors are really bleak, but ultimately it’s an uplifting, heartfelt story about what it means to find your own version of home. It tells that story in a way that feels perfectly sincere, which is something that is hard to come by in games nowadays.

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9 / 10
Sep 8, 2021

Life Is Strange: True Colors is an incredible new addition to the series. It brings perhaps the most likeable protagonist yet, the absolutely gorgeous Haven Springs, and an excellent supporting cast together for an intensely emotional but hopeful tale. With enough gorgeous sweeping cinematic shots to put an indie film to shame, and some absolutely incredible writing, Alex's journey is something you must experience.

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80 / 100
Sep 8, 2021

With Life is Strange: True Colors, Deck Nine has recreated with faithfulness the "Dontnod formula", so if you are looking for a story about the weight of emotions, putting the spotlight on the things that matters and with lots of hard decisions... Don't look any further.

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8 / 10
Sep 8, 2021

Outside of a few flaws, True Colors is the peak of the Life is Strange series to date.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2021

Life is Strange: True Colors is a lovely tale about empathy, self-acceptance and humanity. Probability it's not the most original or neither the neatest one, but it's something that we probably need these days.

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IGN Spain
Top Critic
6 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2021

Life is Strange: True Colors is a game that constantly aims higher, but never really takes off. Neither the power, nor the story, nor the environment are up to its greatest virtue, which is none other than Alex Chen, its main character. The good ideas are weighed down by the timidity of a game that does not end up betting on its own proposals. There are things to rescue, it has a good rhythm, and it is easy to get into, but it is within the best instalments of the franchise.

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VG247
Top Critic
Sep 8, 2021

If you liked previous entries in the Life is Strange series, you'll probably enjoy this one. It's a tighter, cleaner take on the formula, but at its heart, it's still the balance of magic and mundane that’s become signature to these games.

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Sep 8, 2021

True Colors is a big step up for the series and shows that Life is Strange is in good hands with Deck Nine.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2021

Life is Strange: True Colors is a powerful story of loss, love, and overcoming the things that hold you back. The empathy abilities add depth, and Alex is one of the best characters Life is Strange has ever seen.

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VideoGamer
Top Critic
7 / 10
Sep 8, 2021

True Colors is the best game in the series since Before the Storm, and it will satisfy your narrative craving for a time.

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Oct 15, 2021

While Alex’s story didn’t have the most action in it, it was full of emotion and it was a story worth telling. I give this one five stars out of five when it comes to its narrative, but I drop it down a notch to four stars out of five because of the clunky movement and too-familiar gameplay. I’m looking forward to what Dontnod and Deck Nine can do with next-generation platforms and the future Unreal Engine. But for now, they fell just a little short of what I was hoping for.

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Unscored
Sep 8, 2021

Deck Nine's new standalone effort Life Is Strange: True Colors has the most interesting power and likeable cast I can remember in a Life Is Strange game. I just wish it did more with its own story.

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