Life is Strange: Episode 1 - Chrysalis for PC
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Life is Strange: Episode 1 - Chrysalis

Jan 30, 2015
This is an episodic game. You will need to get the base game and all succeeding episodes to experience it as designed.

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About this game

Content Rating: Mature


Life is Strange is the compelling story of Max, a Senior photography student who suddenly discovers she is able to rewind time. She uses her power to save the life of Chloe, her childhood friend, whom she has not seen in five years. For Chloe it’s been a turbulent time and she’s been drifting off course since her father’s tragic death.

The reunion will turn their lives upside down, as increasingly strange events plague the small town of Arcadia Bay both teenagers find themselves involved in a grim investigation into the mysterious disappearance of a high school student.

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Dual Core 3.0GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 1024 MB RAM (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 or ATI HD 4890)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 14 GB available space


  • 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)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 5 GB available space

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Megan FarokhmaneshJan 29, 2015
Despite its shortcomings, there's a powerful kind of nostalgia I draw from its characters and world. The time travel aspect is cool, no doubt, but I'm down with the little things. I've enjoyed spending time in the complicated life of a teenage girl, because it reminds me of what it was like to be one. It's the first game I've ever played where I felt that my life was represented on screen - even at its weakest points. Life is Strange uses the ordinary in a way that is extraordinary.
Thomas NelsonFeb 10, 2015
Max has the choice of being more direct in conversation, already knowing all of the right answers, but the game offers the option of exploiting her newfound abilities to shift existing relationships. Assuming the future episodes follow a similar formula, if Max talks to the right people in the most appealing manner, there is a very good chance her social standing will shift towards being more popular on campus. What consequences will occur from these choices will undoubtedly play out in the end.
Cassandra KhawFeb 10, 2015
Life is Strange has a lot of potential. The ending makes we think Dontnod is setting up for more action sequences, something that both delights and worries. For me, the game shone brightest when it was being subtle. Yes, time travelling is great and all but being able to orchestrate the perfect prank? Priceless.