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  • Summary: Darkroom follows the antics of series protagonist, Max, as she attempts to uncover the mystery behind the disappearance of Rachel Amber and get to the bottom of the bizarre happenings in Arcadia Bay. With the ‘End of the World’ party on the horizon, time is running out for Max to become theDarkroom follows the antics of series protagonist, Max, as she attempts to uncover the mystery behind the disappearance of Rachel Amber and get to the bottom of the bizarre happenings in Arcadia Bay. With the ‘End of the World’ party on the horizon, time is running out for Max to become the saviour of the town. Expand

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Aug 6, 2015
    90
    Life is Strange Episode 4 is the best Life is Strange game we've seen so far. The story finally gets exciting and fully immersive, and the cliffhanger at the end is a great tease towards the final episode. It also contains more detective elements, which makes the game more active.
  2. Jul 29, 2015
    90
    Dark Room has been the most masterful installment in Life is Strange thus far, and it sets us hurtling toward the finish line.
  3. Jul 31, 2015
    90
    I firmly believe Life is Strange is an amazing series, and I stick by this statement. This episode kicks it into overdrive and now makes the next month and a half wait for the finale that much longer.
  4. 80
    Easily one of the game's best episodes thus far, which is saying a lot. Not only does it successfully build upon the gut punch that was its predecessor's ending, but it also progresses the plot in very interesting ways, and concludes with a shock that will once again leave players breathless.
  5. Jul 31, 2015
    80
    Life is Strange continues rolling to what I hope will be an epic conclusion. The pieces are certainly in place, whether Dontnod are able to fit them together is still up in the air. As it stands though, this has been one of the biggest surprises of the year and I can’t wait to see how it all ends.
  6. Aug 3, 2015
    78
    Now the end is near the gimmick of time traveling is pushed into the background a little bit, as this episode is more about storytelling and conversation. That means there is not a lot of gameplay action, which makes this episode feel more passive. Thankfully Max’ detective work pushes you to the edge of your chair, as she unravels shocking truths.
  7. Jul 28, 2015
    60
    It's a rollercoaster of an episode, with some disappointing holes punched in concepts that have been strengthened for three episodes, but it delivers a punch in the gut that makes the rest of the experience worthwhile.

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  1. Jul 30, 2015
    10
    Life is strange is one of the most awesome games I've played episode 4 had some twist and shocking moments but it was worth the wait ,can waitLife is strange is one of the most awesome games I've played episode 4 had some twist and shocking moments but it was worth the wait ,can wait for episode 5 Expand
  2. Sep 11, 2015
    10
    As someone who needed more time than most to fully love this game, I'm glad to say episode 4 was absolute narrative brilliance from beginningAs someone who needed more time than most to fully love this game, I'm glad to say episode 4 was absolute narrative brilliance from beginning to end. I haven't been this moved by and enthralled in a story in any medium in I don't know how long. The emotional moments, the darkening mood, the plot twists, and the powerful choices make for an experience that is, for me, far beyond telltales games, which often do more to create the illusion of choice than to actually deliver. There is serious content in this, that some are offended by, but I personally am glad this game isn't remaining silent on real life issues, and handling them with depth and honesty. Well done. Everyone seriously needs to play this game, if only for the greatness of this episode. Expand
  3. Jul 29, 2015
    9
    This episodes continue to wrench your gut, and Dark Room did so in a horrifyingly brilliant way. You could poke holes in some of the minorThis episodes continue to wrench your gut, and Dark Room did so in a horrifyingly brilliant way. You could poke holes in some of the minor story lines, and there didn't feel as interactive as the early episodes; who cares? And you get every penny of that $5 or less, nothing like the lazy game of thrones episodes. Expand
  4. Jul 29, 2015
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Brilliant continuation to the series, all capped off with some shocking twists and turns. Best new game series I've played on Xbox One for a long time, looking forward to October now for the final chapter!! Expand
  5. Jul 31, 2015
    9
    no idea what "experts" are talking about with low review scores. This was an intense, great episode and I enjoyed every second i spent playingno idea what "experts" are talking about with low review scores. This was an intense, great episode and I enjoyed every second i spent playing it. Cant wait for episode 5! Expand