Games Like Life Is Strange

Games like Life is Strange
If you have just finished playing through the exciting, fantastical world that Maxine Caulfield lives in, you will definitely be looking for more games like Life is Strange. While we can’t show you any more games in that universe, there are quite a few games that will remind you of your time spent making decisions between life and death.

10 Games Similar To Life Is Strange

The Walking Dead

If you are looking for choice-driven narratives, where you make big decisions that can impact your entire playthrough and makes for great replayability like you’d find in Life is Strange, Telltale is a great option. You’ve probably heard of The Walking Dead, a television series that won huge awards, and critical acclaim.

This game is based in that same dark-and-gritty world the show is based in, where daily life is a struggle to merely survive and not have your guts ripped out. You’ll notice the dialogue system is very similar, and the choices you make will follow you through the game.

The Walking Dead preview

Metacritic Rating: 89

The Walking Dead: Season 2 preview

Metacritic Rating: 83

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier preview

Metacritic Rating: 71

The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries preview

Metacritic Rating: 67

The Wolf Among Us

What if those fairy tales you read as a child were real, and they lived lives of their own? Then, you get the setting for another Telltale best-seller, The Wolf Among Us. This is a great game like life is strange that will have you coming back over and over.

In it, you play as the Big Bad Wolf, a character you might recognize from your childhood (or at least from Hoodwinked) who has turned into a lawman and is now tasked with investigating murders in this storybook world. Like all Telltale games, your actions can have drastic consequences in both how people think of you, and what they do for you, so think carefully before you act.

The Wolf Among Us preview

Metacritic Rating: 80

Heavy Rain

If you are looking for something with a more serious tone all throughout the game, Heavy Rain is definitely an option for you. This is a game where things are as likely to go well as they are to go horribly, horribly wrong.

It is a film-noir style game, and you spend most of the game going back and forth between the stories of four main characters, each somehow involved with the mysterious Origami Killer, a serial killer currently at large. The choices you make impact the other characters, like in Life is Strange, even if it doesn’t always seem clear how, so think carefully. However, this game is a Playstation-exclusive, so keep that in mind before buying!

Heavy Rain preview

Metacritic Rating: 87

Until Dawn

This terrifying thriller is as much horror movie as it is a narrative adventure. Until Dawn centers around a group of eight young adults who go on a vacation to a cabin on Blackwood Mountain.

You play as each of the eight characters at some point in the story, and your actions as one impact what choices are available to you when you play as another, and you could potentially lead other characters to their doom without knowing it at the time. The dialogue feels a lot like the system in Life is Strange, and the entire game, down to the art style, will vaguely remind you of it as you play.

Until Dawn preview

Metacritic Rating: 79

Beyond: Two Souls

Another amazing Playstation-exclusive from Quantic Dream, Beyond: Two Souls revolves around a supernaturally-gifted woman, Jodie Holmes, and an apparition or entity that has been connected to Jodie since she was born, who has affectionately named Aiden. Aiden is fiercely protective of Jodie, and will do his best to ensure no harm comes to her as long as he can help it.

Jodie travels around the United States, not being able to really call any place home for too long, chased by supernatural entities that endanger Jodie and everyone around her. With quick-time events and long-lasting choices to make, this will certainly satisfy your itch.

Beyond: Two Souls preview

Metacritic Rating: 72

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy

Another amazing paranormal thriller is brought to us once more by the developers at Quantic Dream. In Indigo Prophecy, otherwise known as Fahrenheit, New York City is plagued by a rash of murders, where average people in the street appear to become ‘possessed’ and murder complete strangers in broad daylight.

You play as multiple characters throughout the game, all hoping to discover the truth behind these strange events. Many of the actions you do with are in the form of quick-time events, so be on the lookout for that if you’re not a fan of frantically pressing buttons. If you’re looking for a game like Life is Strange, this one will meet your expectations well.

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy preview

Metacritic Rating: 61

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect series is a classic as far as RPGs are concerned, and if you like sci-fi setting with strange aliens, it’s actually a game very similar to Life is Strange in a lot of ways. While it is a much more traditional RPG, where you do missions and shoot bad people, you also focus on building relationships with the circle of confidants you gain throughout the game.

While it is a third-person shooter with heavy RPG aspects, it still has those same long-lasting consequences that stem from your decisions, and a dialogue wheel that anyone just coming out of Life is Strange will adapt to well.

Mass Effect: Andromeda preview

Metacritic Rating: 72

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Another RPG, this time you play as Geralt of Rivia, a genetically-altered cross between man and beast, and the best monster-killers in their medieval-fantasy world where this game takes place. Slice through monsters and men alike to save the realm!

The quests in this game all seem to interconnect, and when you fulfill one quest, there is a good chance you can be hindered or helped by the people involved in the quest further down the line. Some great aspects are the innovative take on the dialogue wheel and the freedom to take on almost any aspect of the game at your own pace.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt preview

Metacritic Rating: 93

Tales from the Borderlands

Another great Telltale game, this time set in the Universe of Gearbox’s Borderlands. This acts as somewhat of a prequel to the main series, and you get to meet the infamous Handsome Jack before he became so, well… handsome.

This game, like the rest of the Telltale games you’ve seen on this list, uses an intuitive dialogue wheel that is reminiscent of Life is Strange, although you won’t always get unlimited time to make your decisions. This game, while hilarious, can be more punishing than many others when it comes to the choices you make, and those consequences will definitely leave you having Flashbacks to Life is Strange.

Tales from the Borderlands preview

Metacritic Rating: 85

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series

If it’s popular, you can always rely on Telltale to make a game about it! But, as always, they’ve done a fantastic job with one of their latest products, a game set in the same universe as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

This follows the old Telltale traditions of having a dialogue wheel that you select options from, not very much unlike Life is Strange, and the knowledge that whatever choices you make have the potential to haunt you throughout the entire chapter, if not the whole game, if you’re not careful about what you do or say. If you want an extremely sci-fi setting that is still humorous, and at times, serious, this is a decent game for you.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series preview

Metacritic Rating: n/a

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