Life is Strange Series Alternatives and Similar Games

Our list of games like Life is Strange Series will help you choose the right game to play next and enjoy every second of it.

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Games Like Life is Strange Series

If you have just finished playing through the exciting, fantastical world that Maxine Caulfield lives in, you will definitely be looking for more games like Life is Strange. While we can’t show you any more games in that universe, there are quite a few games that will remind you of your time spent making decisions between life and death.

The Walking Dead Series game preview

The Walking Dead Series

If you are looking for choice-driven narratives, where you make big decisions that can impact your entire playthrough and makes for great replayability like you’d find in Life is Strange, Telltale is a great option. You’ve probably heard of The Walking Dead, a television series that won numerous awards, and critical acclaim. This game is based in that same dark-and-gritty world the show is based in, where daily life is a struggle to merely survive and not have your guts ripped out. You’ll notice the dialogue system is very similar, and the choices you make will follow you through the game.
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The Wolf Among Us

What if those fairy tales you read as a child were real, and they lived lives of their own? Then, you get the setting for another Telltale best-seller, The Wolf Among Us. This is a great game like life is strange that will have you coming back over and over. In it, you play as the Big Bad Wolf, a character you might recognize from your childhood (or at least from Hoodwinked) who has turned into a lawman and is now tasked with investigating murders in this storybook world. Like all Telltale games, your actions can have drastic consequences in both how people think of you, and what they do for you, so think carefully before you act.
Heavy Rain game preview

Heavy Rain

If you are looking for something with a more serious tone all throughout the game, Heavy Rain is definitely an option for you. This is a game where things are as likely to go well as they are to go horribly, horribly wrong. It is a film-noir style game, and you spend most of the game going back and forth between the stories of four main characters, each somehow involved with the mysterious Origami Killer, a serial killer currently at large. The choices you make impact the other characters, like in Life is Strange, even if it doesn’t always seem clear how, so think carefully. However, this game is a Playstation-exclusive, so keep that in mind before buying!
Until Dawn game preview

Until Dawn

This terrifying thriller is as much horror movie as it is a narrative adventure. Until Dawn centers around a group of eight young adults who go on a vacation to a cabin on Blackwood Mountain. You play as each of the eight characters at some point in the story, and your actions as one impact what choices are available to you when you play as another, and you could potentially lead other characters to their doom without knowing it at the time. The dialogue feels a lot like the system in Life is Strange, and the entire game, down to the art style, will vaguely remind you of it as you play.
Beyond: Two Souls game preview

Beyond: Two Souls

Another amazing Playstation-exclusive from Quantic Dream, Beyond: Two Souls revolves around a supernaturally-gifted woman, Jodie Holmes, and an apparition or entity that has been connected to Jodie since she was born, who has affectionately named Aiden. Aiden is fiercely protective of Jodie, and will do his best to ensure no harm comes to her as long as he can help it. Jodie travels around the United States, not being able to really call any place home for too long, chased by supernatural entities that endanger Jodie and everyone around her. With quick-time events and long-lasting choices to make, this will certainly satisfy your itch.
Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy game preview

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy

Another amazing paranormal thriller is brought to us once more by the developers at Quantic Dream. In Indigo Prophecy, otherwise known as Fahrenheit, New York City is plagued by a rash of murders, where average people in the street appear to become ‘possessed’ and murder complete strangers in broad daylight. You play as multiple characters throughout the game, all hoping to discover the truth behind these strange events. Many of the actions you do with are in the form of quick-time events, so be on the lookout for that if you’re not a fan of frantically pressing buttons. If you’re looking for a game like Life is Strange, this one will meet your expectations well.
Mass Effect Series game preview

Mass Effect Series

Mass Effect series is a classic as far as RPGs are concerned, and if you like sci-fi setting with strange aliens, it’s actually a game very similar to Life is Strange in a lot of ways. While it is a much more traditional RPG, where you do missions and shoot bad people, you also focus on building relationships with the circle of confidants you gain throughout the game. While it is a third-person shooter with heavy RPG aspects, it still has those same long-lasting consequences that stem from your decisions, and a dialogue wheel that anyone just coming out of Life is Strange will adapt to well.
The Witcher Series game preview

The Witcher Series

Another RPG, this time you play as Geralt of Rivia, a genetically-altered cross between man and beast, and the best monster-killers in their medieval-fantasy world where this game takes place. Slice through monsters and men alike to save the realm! The quests in this game all seem to interconnect, and when you fulfill one quest, there is a good chance you can be hindered or helped by the people involved in the quest further down the line. Some great aspects are the innovative take on the dialogue wheel and the freedom to take on almost any aspect of the game at your own pace.
Tales from the Borderlands game preview

Tales from the Borderlands

Another great Telltale game, this time set in the Universe of Gearbox’s Borderlands. This acts as somewhat of a prequel to the main series, and you get to meet the infamous Handsome Jack before he became so, well… handsome. This game, like the rest of the Telltale games you’ve seen on this list, uses an intuitive dialogue wheel that is reminiscent of Life is Strange, although you won’t always get unlimited time to make your decisions. This game, while hilarious, can be more punishing than many others when it comes to the choices you make, and those consequences will definitely leave you having Flashbacks to Life is Strange.
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series game preview

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series

If it’s popular, you can always rely on Telltale to make a game about it! But, as always, they’ve done a fantastic job with one of their latest products, a game set in the same universe as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy movie. This follows the old Telltale traditions of having a dialogue wheel that you select options from, not very much unlike Life is Strange, and the knowledge that whatever choices you make have the potential to haunt you throughout the entire chapter, if not the whole game, if you’re not careful about what you do or say. If you want an extremely sci-fi setting that is still humorous, and at times, serious, this is a decent game for you.
Detroit: Become Human game preview

Detroit: Become Human

Another masterpiece from Quantic Dream and David Cage, Detroit: Become Human lets you play and decide the faith of several characters through the game. Your decisions will shape the future of humanity and androids and it's up to you to decide if the story ends in peace or war. The story itself is very dynamic and even the smallest decisions that seem insignificant can lead to significant consequences.

Some Facts About Life is Strange Series

Life is Strange

In Life is Strange, you play as your average teen who was picked by unknown forces to have an extraordinary gift. The main character in Life is Strange can turn back time, allowing her to reverse her decisions as she navigates highschool life, and attempts to save her town from an impending disaster.

About the Game

  • Released: 30 Jan, 2015
  • Genre: Action, Adventure
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox ONE, MacOS, Linux
  • Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Official Website:

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM (not recommended for Intel HD Graphics cards)
  • Storage: 5 GB

How Long to Beat

  • Main Story 14 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 16 Hours
  • Completionist 18 Hours
  • All Styles 16 Hours
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Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Use the new backtalk feature in various conversations to possibly help you in your situation in the prequel to the great episodic adventure: Life is Strange. Control Chloe Price through three episodes as you draw graffiti, adjust your clothing that other characters will notice and develop your friendship with Rachel Amber.

About the Game

  • Released: 31 Aug, 2017
  • Genre: Action, Adventure
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Developer: Deck Nine
  • Publisher: Square Enix

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 or above (64-bit Required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 (3.1GHz) or AMD Phenom X4 945 (3.0GHz)
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon R7 250 or NVIDIA Geforce GTX 650
  • Storage: 14 GB

How Long to Beat

  • Main Story 10 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 11 Hours
  • Completionist 12 Hours
  • All Styles 11 Hours
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Life is Strange 2

Life is Strange 2 introduces you to Sean and Daniel Diaz as they make their way to Mexico to avoid police. As 16-year old Sean, you’ll make various tough choices with everlasting consequences on your immersive adventure with younger brother Daniel. Atmospheric storytelling awaits you in this episodic journey.

About the Game

  • Released: 26 Sep, 2018
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Platforms: PC, Linux, MacOS, Xbox One, PS4
  • Developer: DONTNOD Entertainment
  • Publisher: Square Enix

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz / AMD Phenom X4 945 3.0 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 / AMD Radeon HD 7770 (2 GB VRAM)
  • Storage: 14 GB

How Long to Beat

  • Main Story / Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra / Hours
  • Completionist / Hours
  • All Styles / Hours
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