• Life is Strange recently reached a milestone of over 20 million players, making it one of the most popular episodic games ever.
  • The original Life is Strange game received positive reviews in 2015 for its engaging narrative and time travel element.
  • While the franchise’s other entries have slightly lower critical scores, the popularity of the original game suggests a potential sequel could be in the works.

The original Life is Strange recently passed 20 million players, according to the game’s Twitter account. Life is Strange was released back in 2015 and is known as one of the most iconic episodic games ever made, and it seems that it’s still very popular even today.

The Life is Strange series has four distinct entries so far, but the first game is likely the most popular one. Recently re-released as part of the Life is Strange Remastered Collection, the game received several good reviews back in 2015 due to its thrilling narrative involving time travel and likable characters.

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Now, the game’s official Twitter profile has confirmed that over 20 million people have played Life is Strange since its release. While the developers did not explain how they came up with the numbers, it’s undeniable that Life is Strange sold incredibly well over the years. The title was initially available as a five-part series in 2015, and it sold over a million units in a year, reaching three million unique players in 2017. Unfortunately, there is no accurate information about how many units other games in the series sold, but today’s statement puts it as the most popular entry.

At the moment, the original Life is Strange stands out as one of the best games Don’t Nod ever made. Its complete version holds a respectable score of 85 on Metacritic. Other titles have lower scores: Life is Strange 2 stands at 78, Life is Strange: Before the Storm has only 77, and the recent Life is Strange: True Colors managed to gain an average of 81 on the platform.

However, while the reception of Life is Strange was generally positive, the game did not escape a few controversies over the years. For instance, Life is Strange was accused of exploiting a real-life murder early this year, as fans have spotted some similarities between the game’s story and one crime that happened over a decade ago.

What Is The Future of the Life Is Strange Franchise?

Ever since the launch of True Colors in 2021, the Life is Strange franchise has not released any new games. However, there are rumors about a Life is Strange sequel that could be in the works. It’s already known that the franchise has left Don’t Nod’s hands and any next game will be developed by Deck Nine Games. At the moment, Deck Nine recently released The Expanse: A Telltale Series, but it has not announced a new Life is Strange game yet. So, the future of the franchise is still uncertain at the moment, but the franchise is popular enough to make a sequel likely.

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Life is Strange

Life is Strange is a narrative adventure game series developed by Dontnod Entertainment. The third-person gameplay heavily involves player choice and direction in order to shape the outcomes of the stories in each of the games.

Life is Strange

Android, iOS, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One

January 30, 2015

Dontnod Entertainment

Square Enix


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