The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

Rating Summary

Based on 74 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

72%

Critics Recommend

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IGN

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2018

Strong characters and environmental storytelling make The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit enjoyable overall. Despite the main objectives being underwhelming and the decisions seeming weightless, I became invested in the outcome of the story thanks to Chris' lovable sense of wonder against a well-painted dreary backdrop. Captain Spirit makes me optimistic about what's to come in Life is Strange 2.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

7 / 10
Jun 27, 2018

Life Is Strange gets a major upgrade in terms of visuals and dialogue, but even with all-new characters the same charm and emotional heart shines through.

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Jun 25, 2018

An excellent, painfully brief piece of storytelling, with some decent characters and a lot of heart.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2018
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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2018

This inventive tale can be uplifting one minute and disheartening the next, but it strikes a consistent and compelling tone

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8 / 10
Jun 25, 2018

A complete, free prelude to Life is Strange 2 that has us ready for more.

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Jun 27, 2018

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is the endearing, heartbreaking tale of a kid who imagines himself to be a superhero. It's not very long at 2 hours tops, but Dontnod Entertainment uses this teaser for Life is Strange 2 to show they still have the stuff to tell a great story. Captain Spirit isn't really a complete story though and you'll leave this experience with more questions. Ones that will likely be answered in the next game.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2018

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit functionally serves as a playable teaser for the sequel to Life is Strange. Because of this, we never get real resolution to Chris' story. It ends on a gratuitous cliffhanger, and that's so predictably frustrating. But Captain Spirit uses its two hours well to craft a narrative that leaves us wanting more. That was the whole point. Chris may be a superhero but he's also an underdog. Everyone loves a good underdog story.

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Jun 25, 2018

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit captures the awkward nostalgia of being a child quite well even if it falters in other areas.

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9 / 10
Jun 25, 2018

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is light on actual awesome adventuring, but it certainly has the spirit of Life Is Strange throughout and shows a notable maturity and nuance in its depiction of a troubled household.

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