Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Mar 6, 2020
    60
    Life Is Strange 2’s ending differs depending on how good or bad a father figure the player has been to Daniel, and it could be argued that this is what gives the game a semblance of replay value. That argument crumbles to bits when one considers what an arduous slog a lot of the game has been to play. While there are undeniable moments of power in Life Is Strange 2’s story, they’re strewn too far apart to make playing the game over again attractive. It’s a decent story, but as a gaming experience it disappoints, which is a real pity, given how good its two predecessors are.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 59
  2. Negative: 22 out of 59
  1. Dec 6, 2019
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. About time this game is finally done.

    The last episode was another disappointment, this one is slightly better but as with the very first episode the French developer is unable to address politics with the honesty and nuance they require, which of course once again takes away from the story they are trying to tell.

    It is funny that after saying for years that they do not want to define anything regarding Max and Chloe they caved hard and spent time on doing them justice and updating the player on how they are. Products always have to fail in the market before developers get off their high horse and actually start caring about what the people that buy their games want.

    This does not save this game from being a terrible entry in the Life is Strange franchise, but it does give hope that the publisher finally understood why the first game was so popular.
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  2. Dec 5, 2019
    5
    EPISODE 5:
    so as the final episode came to i really prayed that the writing would get better and at least make the ending sweet to this some
    EPISODE 5:
    so as the final episode came to i really prayed that the writing would get better and at least make the ending sweet to this some what of bitter adventure and well the final episode was okay buy just that nothing more and nothing less there are moments where i was wowed but the ending was really disappointing even after i saw all 4 of the different endings all of them were kind of disappointing the whole episode fell short and it just felt like they just want to finish it and move on to something else which brings me to the final score of a 5.5 out of 10
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  3. Feb 16, 2020
    0
    This is an utter downgrade from the previous game, made by square enix development, instead now made by some nobody company. They've chosen toThis is an utter downgrade from the previous game, made by square enix development, instead now made by some nobody company. They've chosen to release the game in segments to maximize transaction costs against the customer, and no followup story is finishing the plot. Instead, what we encounter is another linear 3d click through visual novel where half of the decision intervals were scrapped because of lack of developer work and so you really don't get the illusion of choice but instead a menu that's less variety than an hour of playing mass effect. A failing whale of a sequel. Full Review »