Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 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.
  2. CD-Action
    Oct 25, 2018
    70
    By finding extraordinary in completely ordinary situations (there are no supernatural elements in The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, and there are actually no real adventures either) Dontnod reminded me why I fell in love with the studio. [09/2018, p.54]
  3. 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.
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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
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 119 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 119
  2. Negative: 14 out of 119
  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. Aug 23, 2018
    4
    The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is a slice-of-life adventure game set in the same universe as Life is Strange. Its protagonist isThe Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is a slice-of-life adventure game set in the same universe as Life is Strange. Its protagonist is Chris, an elementary school kid who plays around in his house as Captain Spirit while his dad gets drunk while watching a basketball game.

    This doesn’t really feel like a complete story; it ends on a cliffhanger, and really doesn’t feel like it has much of a resolution. It seems more like an ad for Life is Strange 2, which the end of the game promises that Chris will return in.

    The game is melancholic, with Chris making the best of his situation while his dad is an alcoholic mess who wants to care for Chris, but not so much that he doesn’t want to get drunk and angry at the world. The gameplay mostly consists of Chris wandering around the house and its immediate environment outside, solving some simple puzzles/tasks, while having a couple conversations/interactions with his dad.

    The whole thing is very light and very short, and doesn’t really have a whole lot of payoff.

    This isn’t really something I’d recommend to most people, but it sounds like it is going to tie into Life is Strange 2. If you were a fan of the first game, and are planning on getting the second, this might be worth checking out. Otherwise, I wouldn’t really suggest this to people – a lot of people would walk away feeling like it didn’t go anywhere/ended just as it was starting to get interesting.
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  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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