29 Games Like Life is Strange

Games Like Life is Strange
Our selection of graphic adventures games like Life Is Strange offers other interactive dramas filled with story, characters and puzzles.

Life Is Strange is an episodic adventure with the first part of the game released in late January 2015 for PC, PlayStation and Xbox platforms. Following the adventures of a photography student named Maxine Caulfield in a fictitious American town (Arcadia Bay). Maxine is anything but a normal student though with the ability to rewind time which serves as the main game mechanic, leading to repeated butterfly effects along with issues of memory and identity.

Played in a third person perspective players explore the fictional Arcadia Bay while interacting with objects, NPCs and exploring their various dialogue trees. Players will encounter a number of quests which require basic puzzle solving or item fetching. Maxine’s rewind ability can be used at any point in time and is the primary method for solving the above mentioned quests. Choice is also a key fundamental to the game with the player being faced with constant choices that can impact both the short and long term story direction.

The games like Life Is Strange collected below offer a similar experience with an emphasis on setting, atmosphere and character development. You’ll enjoy unique settings, brain twisting puzzles and deep story lines as you engage with characters and rely on unique game mechanics.

Games Like Life is Strange

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Kentucky Route Zero

As far as indie episodic adventure games go Kentucky Route Zero has one of the most surreal settings in years. From the independent studio of Cardboard Computer the game exists thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign for the project. Split into five acts of which the first was released in e... Read More »

User Score
6.3
(3 votes)
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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Horror and adventure are blended together in The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, a story of mystery in an open world environment that encourages you to explore and collect clues. Released for Windows and PlayStation 4 the game follows investigator Paul Prospero who has a knack for the paranormal. Af... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(13 votes)
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Murdered: Soul Suspect

Solve the mystery of your own murder in Murdered: Soul Suspect, a unique and ghostly experience that lets you piece together the clues one by one on a large list of platforms. Set in the town of Salem, Massachusetts the game centres around the Bell Killer, a relentless serial murderer who just ... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(11 votes)
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Spec Ops: The Line

Spec Ops: The Line combines third person shooting with a war like setting as players get a taste of the psychological impact that drawn out engagements have on those in them. The story follows the battles of Captain Martin Walker who explores a Dubai in ruin with his team of elite Delta Force. ... Read More »

User Score
9.5
(4 votes)
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L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire takes the open world genre into a more serious and slow paced direction compared to other games in the genre but there is still plenty to love if you give it the time and respect that it deserves. The game takes place in the city of Los Angeles during the 1940s and has players assumi... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(30 votes)
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Tales From The Borderlands

Tales From The Borderlands joins the ranks amongst Telltale Games other popular episodic point and click graphic adventures. Drawing from the Borderlands series and throwing in the same mix of light-hearted humour that the franchise is known for, it’s another winning combination. Set on t... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(13 votes)
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Syberia 2

Syberia 2 was released nearly two years after the success of the original. The game is similar to the first Syberia game incorporating third person gameplay and puzzle solving while again following the adventures of Kate Walker. While a sequel the game has included an overview of the first game... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(12 votes)
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The Longest Journey

Do you love connecting with the characters in your adventure games? The Longest Journey promises some of the most interesting characters you’ve ever seen in the point and click adventure genre. The game was released back in 2000 and holds an impressive low 90s score on Metacritic. The Longest J... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(14 votes)
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Syberia

Syberia is an adventure game released in 2002 that also incorporates some detective elements into its gameplay. The game uses a unique mixture of new art and steampunk in its game setting. In Syberia players will follow the story of Kate Walker and her attempts at finalising a sale for her law ... Read More »

User Score
7.7
(14 votes)
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To the Moon

To the Moon is an adventure game released in 2011 by Freebird Games who have developed a number of games in this niche (To the Moon being one of the most well received). Made with RPG Maker XP the game spans half a dozen hours. To the Moon uses a unique story premise that revolves around a tech... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(10 votes)
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The Wolf Among Us

The Wolf Among Us is one of Telltale Games popular episode interactive adventures. Drawing inspiration from Bill Willingham’s Fables comic book franchise the games availability on multiple platforms makes this one not to miss. Set in 1986 the magical creatures of myth, legend and folklore... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(19 votes)
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Echo: Secrets of the Lost Cavern

Echo: Secrets of the Lost Cavern brings puzzle adventures into prehistoric times and comes from Kheops Studios that developed the popular Return to Mysterious Island series of games. The game takes place during the prehistoric era (around 15000 BC) and has players assuming the role of Arok who ... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(15 votes)
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Deadly Premonition

Deadly Premonition rolls open world gameplay, horror and even comedy into a single ball of interesting that is borderline insane. The game originally released on Xbox 360 in 2010 and saw a Director’s Cut for the PlayStation 3 and Windows released in 2013. Deadly Premonition is one of those game... Read More »

User Score
7.2
(18 votes)
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Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines

Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines is an action orientated role playing game that lets you play as a vampire from a number of different clans. Since its release in 2004 and re-release on Steam in 2009 the game has gained an almost cult like following. It is important to note that the game versi... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(39 votes)
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The Last of Us

The Last of Us takes place in a post-apocalyptic game world and is a PlayStation 3 exclusive title. The game focuses on presenting a realistic experience of survival with emphasis on story and character development. The story follows the adventures of Joel as he makes his way across post-apocal... Read More »

User Score
9.4
(63 votes)
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Until Dawn

Until Dawn is a PlayStation 4 exclusive addition to the interactive drama genre. With survival and horror elements the game promises a twist filled adventure with many key decisions left in the players hand. Following the story of eight trapped friends in a remote mountain location things quick... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(13 votes)
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Hotel Dusk: Room 215

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is part of the point and click genre and is available on the Nintendo DS. The game launched 2007 and lets players explore the mysterious origins of a strange hotel. Large sections of the game take place in the fictional hotel located in the south west (United States) called... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(14 votes)
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Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain takes you through an interactive drama on your PlayStation 3. Based on film noir thrillers the game is full of mystery with a serial killer at the heart of the plot. The game lets you experience four main characters as you advance through the various game chapters. Each of them has a... Read More »

User Score
7.4
(19 votes)
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Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey will send you on a unique adventure that is highly praised by adventure fans. Originally released for the Xbox and Windows the game is now also available for the Xbox 360. The game is a sequel to the hit 1999 game release (The Longest Journey) and is set a decade ... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(10 votes)
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Back to the Future: The Game

Telltale Games is no stranger to the graphical adventure genre and it’s take on the Back to the Future series will please both fans of the genre and the popular movie series. Taking place several months after the films you’ll get to continue the time travel adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Bro... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(11 votes)
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Choice of Robots

Choice of Robots is a uniquely text orientated experience that is filled with over 300,000 words. It’s a science fiction themed adventure that blends novel with the interactive and delivers plenty of surprises. Written by Kevin Gold the game is entirely text based with players given compl... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(10 votes)
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Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls is a PlayStation 3 exclusive which offers a very interactive story for players to participate in. The game launched in 2013 and features Jodie Holmes (voiced by Ellen Page) as the main protagonist. Jodie Holmes has had a strange power ever since her birth which has alienated h... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(35 votes)
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Alan Wake

If you are looking for your next scare then Alan Wake promises an interesting adventure filled with horror. The game is available for the Xbox 360 console and Windows. Alan Wake follows the story of a thriller novelist Alan Wake as he goes on a vacation to the quiet town of Bright Falls in a ho... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(16 votes)
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Indigo Prophecy (Fahrenheit)

Indigo Prophecy (Fahrenheit outside of North America) is a cinematic adventure with thriller and even paranormal elements. The game launched in 2005 for Windows, PlayStation 2 and the Xbox. Indigo Prophecy is set in New York City where a string of strange and bloody murders have recently taken ... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(17 votes)
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The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

If you love the Sherlock Holmes universe then The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is one of the best games in the series. Like many other Sherlock Holmes games it is set in London during the 1890s and has Holmes working on an unsolvable case. Players join Holmes just after he solves the case of th... Read More »

User Score
7.4
(12 votes)
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The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is an adventure game that lets players make key decisions to alter the direction of the story. The game was released in a series of episodes and has been released across a large range of platforms due to the success it has experienced. Fans of the comic or television series wil... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(38 votes)
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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is an adventure game with an impressive story and interesting list of mechanics. The game was released in late 2013 and is available on Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The story follows the journey of two brothers (players control both characters) as they attem... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(28 votes)
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Cinders

If you’ve ever wanted to play through a Cinderella story then Cinders is the visual novel for you. The game was developed by MaoCube and released for Mac and Windows in 2012. Cinders does a great job at bridging the gap between interactive novels and newcomers to the genre. It’s very well prese... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(10 votes)
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Braid

Braid mixes the puzzle and platform genre to create a unique experience that has been highly praised by critics since release. The game originally launched on the Xbox 360 platform and eventually made its way to Windows, Mac and PlayStation. In Braid players take control of Tim as he attempts t... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(8 votes)