Life Is Strange 2 - Episode 3: Wastelands

Rating Summary

Based on 42 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

59%

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Unscored
Jun 4, 2018

think this has been my favourite episode because it went from “superhero bros on the run” to being more of a bildungsroman for Sean. And if it ramps up the psychic powers stuff from this point on, there will likely be less of that. Which would be a shame.

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Spaziogames

Top Critic

8.3 / 10.0
May 9, 2019

Wastelands is the best episode of Life is Strange 2, at least the most mature one

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May 9, 2019

Wastelands is a satisfying experience and an excellent step up in the story of Life Is Strange 2. Given the episode’s ending, I cannot imagine what will even come next. The Diaz brothers, along with the rest of the cast, make Wastelands the strongest chapter so far in the story, offering great emotion and characters.

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85 / 100
May 9, 2019

Life is Strange 2: Episode 3 Wastelands starts off slow, eventually gaining traction and concluding with a bang. Providing multiple new characters and old souls from the previous episode to interact with. All while building and Sean and Daniel's relationship, which has become increasingly rockier since the previous episode. Life is Strange 2: Episode 3 Wastelands is full of emotional moments and will leave the player craving the next episode.

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8 / 10
May 9, 2019

Life Is Strange 2: Episode 3 introduces exciting new faces, familiar threats, and difficult impactful choices that shape the Diaz brothers.

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8 / 10.0
May 9, 2019

Short but intense episode that begins to show what this season of contents is going to be capable of showing. Multiple endings and a satisfying cliffhanger for this 2 hour adventure that leaves us wanting the 4º episode.

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6 / 10
May 10, 2019

Another slow-paced and only intermittently interesting episode, that underlines the fact that the story and characters are never going to be as engaging as the first episode suggested.

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6.5 / 10.0
May 10, 2019

There's no question that Sean and Daniel leave Life is Strange 2's third episode with more scars than they began with. Scars have a way of robbing innocence and dispiriting the spirited. It's no wonder Daniel is disillusioned. But that headstrong attitude leaves Wastelands feeling like an episode without much development. Deep in the California forest, the weed is growing but that's about it.

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Unscored
May 10, 2019

It's the weakest episode yet, even with its cliffhanger ending. The choices you make throughout Episode 3 don't feel as if they carry as much weight, even on a pure brotherly level.

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83%
May 12, 2019

With a slow start, Life is Strange 2 is finally starting to ramp up.

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