Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Rating Summary

Based on 45 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

76%

Critics Recommend

Based on 45 critic reviews
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8.6 / 10.0
Jun 17, 2019

Before the Storm is a great game to be experienced by a fan of the first game. It focuses on Chloe and her friendship with Amber after and before Max was in the picture. The only thing that makes me wonder is what happened after the storm...

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2018

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a game that makes you think about every single aspect of your life thanks to a very strong plot. Because the developers have a relatively predictable story, this game being a prequel, some points were flawed, but it's still an overall enjoyable experience. Despite some graphical and gameplay shortcomings, this prequel is able to honour the Life is Strange name.

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5 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2018

The first Lift is Strange game set the bar quite high. Before the Storm just did not have enough to live up to the first. The story was lacking any interesting plot elements to reel you in. The gameplay lacked...pretty much anything. The puzzles were slow and boring. Chloe's behavior was so frustrating at times. For the most part it felt like all of this stuff was there to serve as a distraction from a story that is mediocre at best.

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8.9 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2018

In spite of its faults, Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a fantastic follow-up to an already great game. It improves upon the formula of the original title while offering a fascinating look into two of the series' most captivating characters. Beautiful, charming, and devastating, Before the Storm is a must-play for fans of the series and a phenomenal way to tide players over until the release of Life is Strange 2.

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8 / 10
Apr 18, 2018

Before the Storm is an impactful prequel that accomplishes something very different than the original Life is Strange.

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Mar 21, 2018

Is this game as good as the original Life is Strange? Personally, I don't think so. But it's still great nonetheless and definitely shouldn't be missed by fans of the first game.

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86 / 100
Mar 13, 2018

Life is Strange: Before the Storm presents itself without riddles, but with purity, to offer us an excellent narrative adventure that helps us to complement Chloe's story and other holes of Arcadia Bay's life. Despite its shorter duration, it has not lost its charm. The extra episode, Farewell, it will thrill you to tears.

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7.7 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2018

Life is Strange: Before the Storm delivers on its promise of a captivating story that brings humanity to the idea of presumably senseless teen angst.

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4.5 / 5.0
Mar 10, 2018

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a powerful series that blends in touches of the supernatural while telling a grounded narrative.

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8 / 10
Mar 9, 2018

Life Is Strange: Before the Storm isn't a story that needed telling, and it was a risk for Deck 9 to try and add to a beloved series, but they've pulled it off. It answers the question of who Rachel Amber was and what she really meant to Chloe, showing something that feels more grounded like a TV teen dramas and speaks to the struggle to find your place in the world.

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