Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jul 13, 2018
    90
    A worthy (and free) successor to Life is Strange, and an intriguing teaser for the full sequel. Dontnod have improved on most accounts and look to draw in new fans with this prologue.
  2. Jun 26, 2018
    90
    Like with past entries, The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit shines brilliantly when it focuses on its story. This episode is as saddening as it is charming, and it balances the two magnificently while making sure to include moments of suspense and mystery.
  3. Jun 25, 2018
    90
    If The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit cost a bit of money, we’d still highly recommend it. The fact that it’s totally free means it’s elevated to a must-play, even if you have no plans on playing Life Is Strange 2 - and if you’re considering it, play this now. Any minor quibbles we might have, like some interactive points not being obvious, drop away when you remember that it’s free.
  4. Jul 9, 2018
    83
    I don't know whether Chris will be our main character, but I am super excited to see a brand new perspective in the Life is Strange universe, plus to see how much of a mechanical/gameplay factor Chris’ imagination will be in the main game (hopefully significant.) If you liked Life is Strange, hell, even if you didn’t, get this (it’s free, after all) and you might find something in this installment that you thought was missing from the first.
  5. Jun 28, 2018
    80
    The role of Chris in Life is Strange 2 can only be speculated, but if he turns out to be an important figure than this short title gives us a more readily available connection to him. And even if he’s only a passing character we still get the feeling of a more realised world that Dontnod has created.
  6. Jun 27, 2018
    80
    Even though The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is more a Life is Strange 2's pre-purchase commercial than a decent complete game, it's cozy and satisfying to play because of great environmental storytelling, vivid characters, and interesting explore experience.
  7. Jun 25, 2018
    80
    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.
  8. Jul 30, 2018
    79
    A very short, but lovingly narrated adventure, skillfully combining serious and funny topics.
  9. Jul 11, 2018
    70
    The power of his imagination makes objects seem to come to life in his hands, and environments are reshaped around his emotions and desires.
  10. Jun 29, 2018
    65
    The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is a mediocre adventure game, even though it’s free-to-play. However, if you are a fan of Life is Strange series, it can very well serve as an appetizer for Life is Strange 2.
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  1. Jul 5, 2018
    More personal family drama than superhero extravaganza, The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit packs most of its punch in the quiet emotional moments that make it well worth a couple hours to play.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 63 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 63
  2. Negative: 8 out of 63
  1. Jun 30, 2018
    9
    It's very short, but for what it's supposed to be (a short intro for LiS2) it does the job perfectly. It's lovely, sweet, emotional and aIt's very short, but for what it's supposed to be (a short intro for LiS2) it does the job perfectly. It's lovely, sweet, emotional and a little dark. It had the tears out of me only 40 minutes in. For such a small game it's filled with a lot of amazing and subtle details that really add to the general feel of the game. The graphics are an eye candy. Noticeably better than the previous games.

    9/10 for using Denuvo on a free game.
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  2. Jul 12, 2018
    9
    Another good game in LiS universe. Graphic part is much better than past games. Gameplay is interesting as always. Cant wait for the second part
  3. Jul 10, 2018
    10
    DONTNOD Entertaiment Strikes again.
    It's not only a fascinating game, it's incredible.
    Put yourself in the shoes of a 10-year old kid called
    DONTNOD Entertaiment Strikes again.
    It's not only a fascinating game, it's incredible.
    Put yourself in the shoes of a 10-year old kid called chris, that uses its imagination due to its recent mother death, in game, you control him, it's normal, but in the end, it's magical. Recomended, because, it's FREE!, so nothing bad its here.
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