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Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Episode 1: Awake

Rating Summary

Based on 102 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

69%

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Reviews Summary

Great Start
Rewarding Callbacks
Forced Emotions

Summary: Awake starts off the second chapter of Life is Strange right. It provides good story bits that callback to what came before while building something new. Some found the storytelling a bit hokey, but others were ready to take the ride.

Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 31, 2017
Xbox OneAug 31, 2017
PCAug 31, 2017

Developer: Deck Nine

Publisher: Square Enix

Genre: Interactive Story

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a new three part; standalone adventure set three years before the first game in the BAFTA award-winning franchise.

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.

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IGN

7.5 / 10.0
IGN

Life is Strange: Before the Storm shows a lot of promise in its first few hours despite the same weaknesses in its script as the original Life is Strange series.

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GamesRadar+

GamesRadar+

Chloe's enhanced angst might grate a little, but there's no denying Before the Storm is going to be another brilliant Life is Strange game.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

An excellent start to a prequel series that taps into the same style of sincere storytelling as the original, making a previously unsympathetic character seem vulnerable and likeable.

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Game Informer

8 / 10.0
Game Informer

Awake is at its best when it focuses on Chloe and Rachel's complicated lives, making you feel each character's struggle

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