Life Is Strange 2 - Episode 3: Wastelands

Rating Summary

Based on 41 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

58%

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IGN

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6.9 / 10.0
May 14, 2019

Life Is Strange 2 Episode 3 has a thrilling conclusion but its core conflict and new characters never fully make a connection.

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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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7.3 / 10.0
May 21, 2019

Despite a thrilling conclusion, this episode suffers from imbalanced pacing and annoying characters

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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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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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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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May 13, 2019

Whereas the first episode was a promising start and the second episode seemed like anomaly, this third episode appears to disprove that by setting a disappointing tone for the rest of the season. And we’ll have to wait yet another four or so months to see if that’s accurate or not.

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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 / 10.0
May 16, 2019

While Wastelands improves on episode two for the most part there's still a long way to go to hit the heights of season one.

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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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