Publisher: Square Enix
Year Made: 2015 (Episodes 4-5 to be released later)
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360
Price: First Episode: $4.99; All 5 Episodes: $19.99
Content Areas: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Health
Suggested Age Level: Upper High School
Play Length: 3 hours
Number of Players: Single Player
Difficulty Rating: Medium
Warning: Drugs, alcohol, profanity, violence, and sexual themes. Some sensitive material (described below).
First, if you have not yet read our reviews of Episode 1, “Chrysalis,” and Episode 2, “Out of Time,” please do so before reading the review for Episode 3, “Chaos Theory.” For a more overall review, check out our first review of Life is Strange. This review will contain pretty major spoilers and focus heavily on “Chaos Theory,” so you should try the other episodes first. For those of you unfamiliar with episodic games, think of them like chapters in a book. Each episode builds the story off of the episode before it to create one overall story. You wouldn’t read chapter 3 before you read chapter 1! So follow the links above to catch up on Max’s story as she rewinds time to save her friends and her town.