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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Dec 21, 2017

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a brilliantly crafted prequel series that does well to highlight just how integral Rachel Amber is to the whole series' overarching story.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2017

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a beatiful, delicate novel about psycological and moral growth.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 1, 2018

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is an well-written, well-acted, and moving game that works both as a standalone game and a prequel.

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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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9 / 10
Dec 28, 2017

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is proof that good prequels don't just extend the atmosphere of what fans loved about its predecessor, but complement one another.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2017

Life is Strange: Before the Storm tells the story of Rachel, whose eventless life turned upside down after the death of her father. And Rachel, a girl surrounded by loved ones but that always felt something was missing. It's a masterclass in storytelling and surpasses Life is Strange in every way.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 23, 2017

The game is really well written

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90%
Dec 25, 2017

Wonderful, emotional, sad, happy, too real… fateful. That's Life is Strange: Before the Storm.

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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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8.8 / 10.0
Jan 2, 2018

After loving Life is Strange when it originally released, I’d been intrigued to see where they would go with Before the Storm. Prequels haven’t always been successful after all, so I didn’t know if it’d still manage to offer the same emotionally-driven experience that I’d loved so much back in 2015. Thankfully, Deck Nine have managed to deliver something that might not have as grand a stage set, but somehow manages to feel a lot more human and, at times, more enjoyable than its predecessor in the process. There’s no huge looming disaster in Life is Strange: Before the Storm; instead, it’s a tale of two girls, their blossoming relationship, and the believable trials and tribulations they face as part of growing up. Whilst anyone who has played the first game knows that it can all end tragically, you don’t have to think about any of that here and it makes for a truly poignant experience. The choices you make, the situations you find yourself in, the ways you interact with the world – everything comes together perfectly to make Life is Strange: Before the Storm a very enjoyable and worthy prequel to the original game.

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