Life is Strange: Episode 3 - Chaos Theory for Xbox One
Xbox One

Life is Strange: Episode 3 - Chaos Theory

May 19, 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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Content Rating: Mature

Summary

Max and Chloe’s investigation into Rachel Amber’s disappearance lead them to break into Blackwell Academy after dark, searching for answers. It’s here they discover that Rachel kept many secrets and was not the person Chloe thought she knew. Max meanwhile discovers she has a new power that brings with it some devastating consequences.

Gamer Reviews

247 Reviews
9.04

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Critic Reviews

13 Reviews
7.93
Brett MakedonskiMay 26, 2015
Chaos Theory is effective in that it's the first time Life is Strange asks the player to evaluate the net benefit of Max's ability to alter time. Until now, it's mostly dealt in small affairs where the results are immediately noticeable. Episode three finds a way to work on a longer timeline and with more at stake. In all honesty, it's the first time I've felt that exact heart-wrenching emotion that I experienced eleven years ago when watching The Butterfly Effect.
8.00
Mitch DyerMay 19, 2015
This episode poses interesting philosophical dilemmas instead: How far is too far? What is the cost of saving a life? Should anyone be allowed to have this power at all? The people at the center of this story are so engaging that I’m starting to outright ignore awkward dialogue, because the emotional gravity of its storytelling is so much stronger than the irregular out-of-place line or questionable dialogue delivery.
Alexa Ray CorrieaMay 20, 2015
You feel the story's turning point like a knife to the ribs as Chaos Theory comes to a close, and the slow reveal of the potential of Max's powers is surprising and devastating. Max's goals, balancing a personal life and solving a mystery, have finally funneled into the same path, and with the entire story left turned on its head, there's no way to tell where things are going.

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