Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Episode 2: Brave New World

Rating Summary

Based on 61 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

71%

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IGN

Top Critic

7.8 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2017

The second episode of Life is Strange: Before The Storm digs deep into the emotional tale behind Chloe and Rachel and made me want to see them succeed. Interactions with other characters can feel unimportant despite context, but many of these choices feel like they will actually hold consequence and are more believable than the first episode. Frustrating fetch quests interrupt what is ultimately an engaging story which leaves me needing to know what's coming next.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Oct 20, 2017

One of the best Life Is Strange episodes so far, with more earnest and relatable character work and some impressive branching storytelling.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2017

Though tragedy on the horizon colors all of Chloe and Rachel's interactions, it also makes the fun and hopeful moments more poignant

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7 / 10
Oct 31, 2017

Chloe Price's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day goes to some fascinating places in this middle chapter.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2017

It's heart-breaking to see this happen to good people, but it's also tough to get too invested in anything that's tangential to Chloe and Rachel's plight. We're barreling toward a conclusion and we already know it's more tragedy than comedy. Brave New World cements Before the Storm as Chloe and Rachel's story. They're the lead roles and everyone else is just set dressing.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2017

Life is Strange: Before the Storm Ep.2 builds a story in which both the player and Chloe herself explore her personality. The narrative's pace suits perfectly the game but, with just 1 episode left, it leaves a lot more questions than answers.

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8.2 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2017

The second episode of Life Is Strange: Before the Storm focuses more on the relationship between Chloe and her friend Rachel, and manages to interest you and your emotions towards the two girls and the desire to know their fate in the events of the third episode. The episode also contains a set of fateful decisions that you must take, which are expected to have a significant impact on upcoming events.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2017

An interesting episode that sometimes makes us a simple spectators of Cloe's actions.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2017

Life is Strange, it always has been, but just like life, don't let this pass you by.

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Oct 21, 2017

While a few problems are certainly present, Life is Strange: Before the Storm is still on the right track. The characters and plot points remain interesting and the choices, when real choices, are very well thought out.

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