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

The Walking Dead preview

In this amazing episodic telltale game that has left gamers wanting more and more, you will, at first, take the roll of Lee as he struggles to survive the zombie apocalypse while protecting Clementine, a small girl Lee took under his wing. This story about hope and tragedy will keep you hooked until the final moments.

About the game:
Released: 24 Apr, 2012
Genre: Adventure
Platforms: iOS, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, PC, Ouya, MacOS, Linux, Kindle Fire HDX, Android
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows  XP Service Pack 3
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM (Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics)
  • Storage: 2 GB

Metacritic Rating: 89

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 12 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 13 Hours
  • Completionist 24 Hours
  • All Styles 13 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Comic Book, Drama, Episodic, Horror, Mature, Point & Click, Post-apocalyptic, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Survival, Third Person, Zombies

The Walking Dead: Season 2

The Walking Dead: Season 2 preview

After Lee saved Clementine through the cost of his live, Clementine continue her survival on her own. The whole world is in the hell and Clementine needs to seek for the survivors and bring tough decisions.

About the game:
Released: 17 Dec, 2013
Genre: Adventure
Platforms: iOS, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, PC, Ouya, MacOS, Android
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 2 GB

Metacritic Rating: 83

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 9 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 10 Hours
  • Completionist 10 Hours
  • All Styles 9 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Choices Matter, Choose your own Adventure, Cinematic, Comic Book, Drama, Episodic, Female Protagonist, Horror, Mature, Post-apocalyptic, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Survival, Zombies

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier preview

A new Frontier version of the Walking Dead game is a new adventure with two main characters Clementine and Javier. The heroes can progress in the story by collecting objects and entering in the conversations with other players. During the story, you will need to make the choice and avoid being killed.

About the game:
Released: 20 Dec, 2016
Genre: Adventure
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7 64Bit Service Pack 1 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTS 450+ with 1024MB+ VRAM (excluding GT)
  • Storage: 8 GB

Metacritic Rating: 71

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 7 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 7 Hours
  • Completionist 8 Hours
  • All Styles 8 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Casual, Choices Matter, Choose your own Adventure, Comic Book, Episodic, Female Protagonist, Horror, Post-apocalyptic, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Survival, Violent, Zombies

The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries

The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries preview

The Walking Dead: Michonne is a spin-off of the original series. It tells the story of Mochonne, blade-wielding woman from Robert Kirkman’s comic books. Haunted by her past Michonne is doing what she can to survive.

About the game:
Released: 23 Feb, 2016
Genre: Adventure
Platforms: iOS, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC, MacOS, Android
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI or NVIDIA card w/512 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 3 GB

Metacritic Rating: 67

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 4 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 4 Hours
  • Completionist 4 Hours
  • All Styles 4 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Choices Matter, Choose your own Adventure, Comic Book, Episodic, Female Protagonist, Horror, Post-apocalyptic, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Survival, Third Person, Walking Simulator, Zombies

 

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

The Wolf Among Us preview

In a fairytale land, where all of the characters we hear about in children’s tales go to live together in what seemed to be harmony, a rash of violent murders suddenly occur. You play as a character familiar to many, the Big Bad Wolf, who acts as the detective on the murder case.

About the game:
Released: 11 Oct, 2013
Genre: Adventure
Platforms: iOS, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, PC, MacOS, Android
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM
  • Storage: 2 GB

Metacritic Rating: 80

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 8 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 9 Hours
  • Completionist 11 Hours
  • All Styles 9 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Cartoon, Cinematic, Comic Book, Dark, Detective, Episodic, Fantasy, Mature, Mystery, Noir, Nudity, Point & Click, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Third Person

 

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

Heavy Rain preview

In this film noir thriller game, you will take control of four different characters, who are all tied in some way to the mysterious Origami killer. The lives of these four individuals are in your hands, and your actions as one can lead to fatal consequences for the others.

About the game:
Released: (PS3) 18 Feb, 2010 / (PS4) 1 Mar, 2016
Genre: Action, Adventure
Platforms: PS4, PS3
Developer: Quantic Dream
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
System Requirements:

Metacritic Rating: 87

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 10 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 12 Hours
  • Completionist 22 Hours
  • All Styles 10 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Drama, Multiple Endings, Mystery, Quick-Time Events

 

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

Until Dawn preview

A group of young adults journey into the Canadian mountains to a remote cabin, hoping to spend a short vacation having fun in the snowy forest. However, when their friends slowly begin to go missing one by one, it quickly becomes clear that someone, or something, does not want them there.

About the game:
Released: 25 Aug, 2015
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Survival
Platforms: PS4
Developer: Supermassive Games
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
System Requirements:

Metacritic Rating: 79

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 8 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 9 Hours
  • Completionist 18 Hours
  • All Styles 9 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Psycho, Singleplayer, Survival

 

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

Beyond: Two Souls preview

In Beyond: Two souls, you play as a woman who has been guarded by a supernatural entity for as long as she can remember – whom she affectionately calls ‘Aiden’. Together, you and Aiden travel the United States, danger seeming to follow your every move as you try to navigate being gifted with also just trying to survive in day-to-day life.

About the game:
Released: (PS3) 8 Oct, 2013 / (PS4) 24 Nov, 2015
Genre: Action, Adventure
Platforms: PS4, PS3
Developer: Quantic Dream
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
System Requirements:

Metacritic Rating: 72

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 10 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 12 Hours
  • Completionist 26 Hours
  • All Styles 12 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Drama, Interactive, Multiplayer, Sci-fi, Singleplayer, Stealth

 

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

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy preview

Indigo Prophecy, or Fahrenheit, is hailed by many as a breakthrough in interactive storytelling, and it is easy to see why. IN this amazing game, you take control of one of several characters at time, and every single choice you make has the potential to impact one or all of them further on in the story.

About the game:
Released: 16 Sep, 2005
Genre: Adventure, RPG
Platforms: iOS, Xbox 360, Xbox, PS4, PS2, PC, MacOS, Linux, Android
Developer: Quantic Dream
Publisher: Atari Inc.
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel Core i3, AMD A10
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB ATI HD4450 | 512 MB nVidia 8800 GT | Intel HD 4400
  • Storage: 15 GB

Metacritic Rating: 61

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 8 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 9 Hours
  • Completionist 9 Hours
  • All Styles 8 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Choices Matter, Cinematic, Detective, Female Protagonist, Horror, Mystery, RPG, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Supernatural

 

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

Mass Effect: Andromeda preview

The newest iteration of the critically-acclaimed Mass Effect series, an incredibly popular science fiction RPG by Bioware, Mass Effect: Andromeda is an open-world style, third-person shooter. Mass Effect works on a party system, where you choose a few NPCs out of a large variety to accompany you in battle, depending on how you want to tackle a situation.

About the game:
Released: 21 Mar, 2017
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Developer: BioWare
Publisher: Electronic Arts
System Requirements:
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570 or AMD FX-6350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 660 2GB, AMD Radeon 7850 2GB
  • Storage: 55 GB

Metacritic Rating: 72

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 20 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 64 Hours
  • Completionist 90 Hours
  • All Styles 66 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Fantasy, Multiplayer, Open World, RPG, Sci-fi, Shooter, Singleplayer, Space, Third Person

 

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

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt preview

Play as Geralt, a member of a dwindling race of human-like creatures specifically made to be monster-killing machines. Your travels will take you all across the war-torn land, meeting strange characters, solving mysteries, and sitting down to play a few hands of cards to your heart’s content!

About the game:
Released: 19 May, 2015
Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Developer: CD Projekt RED
Publisher: CD Projekt
System Requirements:
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660 / AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
  • Storage: 35 GB

Metacritic Rating: 93

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 46½ Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 100 Hours
  • Completionist 167 Hours
  • All Styles 100 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Action RPG, Adventure, Atmospheric, Choices Matter, Dark Fantasy, Fantasy, Magic, Mature, Medieval, Multiple Endings, Open World, RPG, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Third Person

 

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

Tales from the Borderlands preview

From Telltale, the legendary creators of interactive stories, Tales from the Borderlands follows the story Handsome Jack and his companions before jack became the dashing villain we all know and love. You have to make difficult choices in your journey, and no matter what you do, there will be tragedy.

About the game:
Released: 25 Nov, 2014
Genre: Adventure
Platforms: iOS, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC, MacOS, Android
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI or NVIDIA card w/512 MB RAM
  • Storage: 3 GB

Metacritic Rating: 85

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 10 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 11 Hours
  • Completionist 12 Hours
  • All Styles 11 Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Casual, Choices Matter, Comedy, Dark Humor, Episodic, Female Protagonist, Point & Click, RPG, Singleplayer, Story Rich

 

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

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

A story of tragedy, comedy, and everything in between, the Telltale game of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will take you through a rollercoaster of emotions as you guide a group of heroes though their journey, experiencing loss and hope being right there beside the characters through the entire story.

About the game:
Released: 18 Apr, 2017
Genre: Adventure
Platforms: iOS, Xbox One, PS4, PC, Android
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7 64Bit Service Pack 1 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTS 450+ with 1024MB+ VRAM (excluding GT)
  • Storage: 15 GB

Metacritic Rating: n/a

How long to beat?
  • Main Story / Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra / Hours
  • Completionist / Hours
  • All Styles / Hours
  • Learn more
Tags: Action, Adventure, Atmospheric, Choices Matter, Episodic, Female Protagonist, Multiplayer, Point & Click, Singleplayer, Space, Story Rich, Superhero

 

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