Life is Strange 2 debuted back in 2018, and if you’ve held off on diving in until now, you can check out a full fifth of the game for free now. Episode 1 of Life is Strange 2 is now completely free to download on Steam, PS4, and Xbox One, letting you check the game out and earn Trophies and Achievements at no cost.
In episode 1, brothers Sean and Daniel Diaz are forced to go on the run following a family tragedy. The series deals with some very heavy themes and asks the player to make choices that will impact the narrative.
A demo was previously made available, but this is better.
The first episode debuted September 26, 2018, almost two years ago. It received a 9/10 in GameSpot’s review, with critic Jess McDonell calling it “a triumphant first chapter, featuring a narrative that fearlessly reflects the lives of two Latino brothers living in our politically-charged climate.”
Before you play the first episode of Life is Strange 2 for free, you should check out another free standalone Life is Strange experience–The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, which is available on the same platforms. It’s a prequel to the events of Life is Strange 2.
Developer Dontnod recently released Tell Me Why, another episode adventure series. Their next game is Twin Mirror, which releases on December 1. If there’s a third game in the Life is Strange series, it will feature an all-new story.