Life is Strange 2 - Episode 5 : Wolves

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

79%

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7 / 10
Dec 4, 2019

A relatively engaging finale but one that suffers from all the problems of the series as a whole, with too little interactivity and a lethargic plot that struggles to get into gear.

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8 / 10
Dec 10, 2019

Life Is Strange 2's emotionally charged finale does justice to Sean and Daniel Diaz's journey by placing an emphasis on identity, society, and brotherhood.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2019

Life is Strange 2 represents a sophistication of Dontnod's storytelling capabilities because it effectively adds up and weighs moral decisions to truly influence the narrative outcome. Every ending comes with some degree of complication -- that much was to be expected -- but it's satisfying because they're all befitting of the characters you molded. Whichever direction you took Sean and Daniel's lives, chances are you'll feel responsible for their fates. It's personal. Because it's personal, it's memorable. That's about the utmost positive quality for this style of story.

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Unscored
Dec 10, 2019

I think it is good. It was a slow burn for me, for sure. And I agree there were ups and downs, especially in the emotional pacing of the earlier episodes. But they really earned this ending.

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GameMAG

Top Critic

6 / 10
Dec 9, 2019

Life is Strange 2: Episode 5 - Wolves very sincerely tries to bring all choices to the general denominator, using system of morals which had to be inculcated to little Daniel, but even specially drawn endings do not cause due satisfaction. Either way, you'll get a boring ending for a narrative claiming originality and social conflict.

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9.5 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2019

This final episode of Life is Strange 2 showcases the powerful emotional storytelling that video games can harness. It is a fantastic example of the medium and the perfect end to a series that continues to deliver on its high expectations.

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6 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2020

Life Is Strange 2's ending differs depending on how good or bad a father figure the player has been to Daniel, and it could be argued that this is what gives the game a semblance of replay value. That argument crumbles to bits when one considers what an arduous slog a lot of the game has been to play. While there are undeniable moments of power in Life Is Strange 2's story, they're strewn too far apart to make playing the game over again attractive. It's a decent story, but as a gaming experience it disappoints, which is a real pity, given how good its two predecessors are.

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8.2 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2019

We still don't know if a Life is Strange 3 will ever arrive, yet we wouldn't mind at all, and while we wait, we say goodbye to the two wolves, wishing him the best and thanking them for this unforgettable trip.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2020

In its final chapter, Life is Strange 2 delivers a gripping finale that is unafraid to delve into some deep, politically-relevant issues.

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8 / 10
Dec 3, 2019

Wolves is a solid conclusion to an amazing road trip. The story of Sean and Daniel was something very special and this episode doesn't let us down as it is, again, full of beautiful and revolting moment, with some great writing, acting, direction and musics. And choices that will surely have an impact. On you.

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8 / 10
Jan 17, 2020

Wolves is a short, satisfying final chapter for a beloved series and one which will please all but the most hard-hearted gamers.

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9 / 10
Dec 11, 2019

A year after Episode 1's release, Life is Strange has reached its conclusion, and it's not one to miss.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2019

Life is Strange 2 ended as it began: an emotional, uncompromisingly political story that succinctly represents player choice in its final moments.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2019

The ending of Life is Strange 2 is awesome, proving that Dontnod Entertainment has improved a lot.

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7 / 10
Dec 14, 2019

It's quite obvious Dontnod Entertainment improved in storytelling with more mature topics and interesting characters that leave you wanting to know more

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 27, 2019

Life Is Strange 2 is an important game solely because of the themes and concepts that it sets out to address across its 5 episodes, but due to its heavy topics and rough choices, it is difficult to play through it again for a different ending.

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Doublejump
John Reeves
Recommended
Dec 11, 2019

Life is Strange 2 ends Sean and Daniel’s journey to Puerto Lobos the same way it started: as a polarising, subversive sequel dedicated to telling its own powerful tale instead of just falling back onto what made the first game so popular. It may not be quite what fans wanted but Dontnod’s second season absolutely lives up to the original in its own way.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2019

The ending of Life is Strange 2 will definitely depend on the player. For those that developed an investment in the journey, most will enjoy the reward at their conclusion. Others may not get the payoff they expect, but that’s the beauty of a choice-driven game. It’s ultimately up to the player to reach the ending they chose for themselves.

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7.2 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2019

Life is Strange Episode 5: Wolves is a fine conclusion to this season, it has satisfying endings and generally wraps things up in a fine way while being polished.

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70 / 100
Dec 4, 2019

Life is Strange 2 has reached its end. With Sean and Daniel's adventure coming to a finish with multiple endings but not without having some profounds choices littered throughout. The episode is light in areas to explore and requires a lot of interaction with random items to get an understanding of what happened between episodes 4 and 5. But it's during the finale and how Sean raised Daniel that things come together and either end with a somber note or a massive explosion.

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