Life is Strange 2 - Episode 1: Roads

DONTNOD Entertainment, Square Enix

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
79
Top Critic Average
73%
Critics Recommend
Based on 90 critic reviews
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Life is Strange 2 - Episode 1: Roads

Rating Summary

Based on 90 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

73%

Critics Recommend

Based on 90 critic reviews
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Reviews Summary

Captivating Characters
Solid Foundation
Occasionally Poor Pacing

Summary: The first episode of Life is Strange 2 sets up the season for success, with two brother as protagonists that hook players early. However, not all narrative statements land; the politics can feel forced, and the the pacing can feel off.

Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 27, 2018
Xbox OneSep 27, 2018
PCSep 27, 2018

Developer: DONTNOD Entertainment

Publisher: Square Enix

Genres: Interactive Story, Adventure

The award winning Life is Strange series continues with a long-awaited sequel from DONTNOD Entertainment

Two brothers Sean and Daniel Diaz, 16 and 9, are forced to run away from home after a tragic incident in Seattle. In fear of the police, Sean & Daniel head to Mexico while attempting to conceal a sudden and mysterious supernatural power.

Life on the road is tough and now totally responsible for his much younger brother, Sean begins to realise that his decisions will impact their lives forever…

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IGN

7.7 / 10.0
IGN

The first episode of Dontnod's Life is Strange 2 promises a bigger, more complex story than told by its predecessor, charting a cross-country road trip across Donald Trump's America. Though its social criticisms feel broad and rather clumsy so far, its core story of brotherhood and fraternity between two believable characters is already enormously touching. Like the original, Life is Strange 2 Episode 1 makes time for small details and quiet moments, and when it does it's capable of a beauty we rarely see in video games.

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GamesRadar+

GamesRadar+

A well-written story that doesn't quite gel together properly and a lack of actual things to do make this a sub-par start to this potentially great sequel.

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Game Informer

8.3 / 10.0
Game Informer

The relationship between the two brothers feels genuine and meaningful, and their uncertain circumstances make for a gripping story

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Polygon

Unscored
Polygon

Life is Strange 2 asserts that games are ready to expose and interrogate the wounds left on our country by institutional racism, a contentious government and steadfast ideological differences. One episode in, season two seems ready for the job.

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