Xbox One

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

26 critics
7.69
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Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
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8.00 to 8.99
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6.00 to 7.99
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4.00 to 5.99
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Joe JubaJun 26, 2018
It only takes a couple hours to finish, and depicts a routine day in the life of Chris and his dad. It has explicit connections to the upcoming Life is Strange 2 that have me excited, but The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit also stands alone as a clever and heartbreaking look at a kid who deserves better.
7.00
Louisa BlattJun 26, 2018
Strong characters and environmental storytelling make The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit enjoyable overall. Despite the main objectives being underwhelming and the decisions seeming weightless, I became invested in the outcome of the story thanks to Chris’ lovable sense of wonder against a well-painted dreary backdrop. Captain Spirit makes me optimistic about what's to come in Life is Strange 2.
Rosh KellyJun 29, 2018
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit are simply awesome. Fans of the series know exactly what to expect while newcomers are welcomed into this world of tragedy and whimsy. It's free and fun, what more do you want?
Brett MakedonskiJun 25, 2018
It ends on a gratuitous cliffhanger, and that's so predictably frustrating. But Captain Spirit uses its two hours well to craft a narrative that leaves us wanting more. That was the whole point. Chris may be a superhero but he's also an underdog. Everyone loves a good underdog story.
Anthony ColeJun 26, 2018
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit may indeed be short, but it packs one hell of an emotional punch nevertheless. The relationship between Chris and his abrasive father plays a significant role, but it’s Chris’ use of his imagination to get through day to day life that truly steals the show here. This atmosphere, grouped with the writing and the acting, makes for a very captivating two hour journey. Bring on Life is Strange 2.
Jeremy PeeplesJun 29, 2018
Captain Spirit is a journey into the mind and life of a trouble child — and one that never stops being entertaining. It’s a highly-replayable adventure and something that anyone who craves more depth in a game’s story should try out. It may not be a long tale, but this pre-amble to what’s to come for LiS showcases that there is plenty of life in the franchise no matter who is in it thanks to the rock-solid storytelling foundation on display.
Andry HartupJun 25, 2018
There’s more charm and genuine human drama packed into these 120 minutes than most games manage in 20 hours. The final scene of this game neatly sets up the start of Life is Strange 2 and, based on this early slice, it’s going to be another gripping, accomplished story game. Can’t wait.
Michael LeriJun 25, 2018
Captain Spirit’s failures closely mirror Life of Strange; a whimsical nature dampened by its on-the-nose dialogue and wavering performances. It feigns subtly with that mediocre dialogue for some of its heavier themes then awkwardly doubles down and shoves those same themes in your face. Some genuinely great moments shine through, but the game starts to buckle under the weight of the writing it depends so heavily on.
Mike WilliamsJun 27, 2018
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is the endearing, heartbreaking tale of a kid who imagines himself to be a superhero. It's not very long at 2 hours tops, but Dontnod Entertainment uses this teaser for Life is Strange 2 to show they still have the stuff to tell a great story. Captain Spirit isn't really a complete story though and you'll leave this experience with more questions. Ones that will likely be answered in the next game.
Alexander ThomasJun 25, 2018
Captain Spirit is an absolute must experience for those who enjoy a heart-filled narrative. It’s easy to overlook the simple character models when you understand the scope of the situation and depth of their character. With easy controls, a detailed environment, and perfect soundtrack, The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is a feel-good hit that expands on the Life Is Strange universe in a beautiful way. I look forward to my next adventure in the Flying Fortress.
Adam CookJun 25, 2018
There are some heart-wrenching moments and there are poorly executed ones, but as a palette cleanser from Chloe and Max’s story, and something to tease season 2 of Life is Strange, it does its job. I’m just not sure where Captain Spirit himself fits into a full season, and it’s possible there may even end up being more than one playable character.
Shubhankar ParijatJun 26, 2018
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is an impressive accomplishment, which is made even more impressive when you consider the fact that it does everything that it does in the space of just a couple of hours. On top of that, the fact that it's completely free makes it a ridiculously easy game to recommend.
Ozzie MejiaJun 25, 2018
I walked away from Captain Spirit wanting to know more about where the story is headed, but even without the game's overt hints pointing to the eventual Life is Strange sequel, I enjoyed Chris' story for what it was. And given the current state of the world, it's nice to experience a story from the eyes of an innocent child. Captain Spirit challenges players to approach it with a different perspective and that challenge is one everyone should welcome.
James O'ConnorJun 25, 2018
Life is Strange gained a huge cult following, and whether you're a veteran or a newcomer, Captain Spirit captures a lot of the original game's appeal. Regardless of how you classify The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit--whether it's a standalone adventure, a demo, or a prologue--it's a beautiful game, and one that leaves you all the more excited about Life is Strange 2.
Michael HuberJun 25, 2018
Josh WiseJun 27, 2018
An intriguing taste for what's to come in Life is Strange Season 2. The series' formula shows its age here and there, but what shines, as ever, is sensitive writing, and an excellent setting.
Nicola Ardron Jun 25, 2018
The Adventures of Captain Spirit is an interesting way to generate interest in the Life is Strange sequel. Chris and his alter-ego is a likeable little boy trying to navigate a childhood filled with both imaginary and real-life monsters.
Kosta AndreadisJun 26, 2018
Other shortcomings found in the sometimes-clunky writing and overly scripted emotional moments can feel unearned or sloppy. But the spirit and charm found in the surprise-hit Life is Strange is certainly here in The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit.
8.00
Juan RubioJun 25, 2018
Las increíbles aventuras de Captain Spirit nos ha gustado mucho. Es un episodio un tanto diferente a lo que estamos acostumbrados con Life is Strange, pero creemos que hace muy bien lo que quiere hacer. Es una propuesta muy interesante, más centrada en redescubrir lo que nos rodea desde los ojos de un niño, y vivir sus aventuras y sus problemas con ese prisma tan único que le da su imaginación.
Marta TriviJun 25, 2018
Las increíbles aventuras de Captain Spirit es una demo inteligente y un juego interesante: un par de horas en las que la empatía es la mecánica principal y la interacción con lo que nos rodea, la clave para conocer a los personajes. Aún nos quedan unos meses para conocer cómo será la segunda parte de Life is Strange.
7.00
Alexander SchneiderJun 25, 2018
Die Geschichte des kleinen Chris scheint eine tragische zu sein, hört aber genau dann auf, wenn es in der knapp ein bis zweistündigen Episode spannend wird – das erste Mal. Sie aus der naiven Sicht eines kleinen Kindes zu erleben ist ein interessanter Ansatz, täuscht aber nicht darüber hinweg, dass die Spielmechaniken der Life is Strange-Reihe erste Ermüdungserscheinungen zeigen.
Damien GreffetJul 07, 2018
Enfin, les scènes contemplatives n’ont pas vraiment de plus-value dans une aventure aussi courte, même si elles permettent de se concentrer sur la BO du jeu qui reste une franche réussite. Néanmoins, les nombreux choix laissés aux joueur permettent une certaine replay-value, puisque si la fin reste écrite dans le marbre, on pourra faire osciller Chris entre un fils dévoué ou un garnement prompt à jouer avec les nerfs (déjà bien mis à l’épreuve) de son père, ce qui donne une tonalité totalement différente à l’histoire.
Thomas PillonJun 25, 2018
A priori étourdissant de simplicité, The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit surprend finalement par la justesse de son propos. Aux commandes d'un petit garçon prêt à braver l'hyperespace pour oublier la banalité mortelle d'un samedi matin emprunt de solitude, le chapitre introductif de Life is Strange 2 parvient à tirer intelligemment son épingle du jeu, en jouant à fond la carte des aventures fantastiques pour mieux leur opposer la triste réalité d'un père alcoolique et paumé.
Valentino CinefraJun 25, 2018
Chris ritornerà in Life is Strange 2, così come alcune azioni intraprese in questo piccolo antipasto saranno riportate all’interno della nuova serie. Ed alla luce di quanto abbiamo visto c’è di che immaginare, ma soprattutto sperare, e non vediamo l’ora di scoprire la prossima avventura del nostro nuovo supereroe preferito.
Александр ПреймакJun 25, 2018
Бесплатный мини-эпизод — это, пожалуй, лучшее, что может случиться с эпизодической игрой. Он не воспринимается как демоверсия (а это ведь она и есть), рассказывает свою маленькую историю и одновременно дает понять настрой грядущей Life is Strange 2.
7.80
WojtiniJun 25, 2018
Przygody młodego Chrisa to wspaniałe uzupełnienie uniwersum Life is Strange. The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit serwuje niezwykle barwną opowieść, która posiada drugie dno.