Alex Chen hides her 'curse': the psychic power of Empathy, the ability to absorb the emotions of others. When her brother dies in a so-called accident, Alex must embrace her power to find the truth.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (157) - 89% of the 157 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (8,737) - 89% of the 8,737 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
9 Sep, 2021

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“An Emotionally Painted Masterpiece.”
9.5/10 – Wccftech

“A joy to play.”
9/10 – Destructoid

“One of the best protagonists I’ve encountered in years.”
8.5/10 – Game Informer

Deluxe Edition

The Life is Strange: True Colors Deluxe edition contains:

  • Life is Strange: True Colors: the complete game.
  • Exclusive Bonus Story: ‘Wavelengths’: play as Steph in the year before Alex came to Haven Springs, in a standalone story set in the iconic Rocky Mountain Record Traders store and KRCT radio station.
  • Exclusive Life is Strange Hero Outfit Pack: change up Alex's look with 4 new outfits inspired by past protagonists. The pack includes clothing inspired by Chloe’s Misfit Skull, Sean’s Wolf Squad, Daniel’s Space Mission, and Max’s Jane Doe outfits, with one outfit available for Alex to wear in each chapter of the main game.

Ultimate Edition

The Life is Strange: True Colors Ultimate edition contains:

  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Exclusive Bonus Story: ‘Wavelengths’
  • Exclusive Life is Strange Hero Outfit Pack
  • Life is Strange Remastered
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm Remastered

Reviews & Accolades

“Fantastic game that offers a great story.” IGN – 9/10

“Beautiful and brilliant.” Eurogamer – Recommended

“An incredible new addition to the series.” TheSixthAxis – 9/10

“Truly something special.” TheGamer – 5/5

“At its heart, True Colors is a story about community and what it means to not be alone.” Gayming Magazine – 5/5

“Shows off what the next-generation of the series can deliver.” GamesRadar+ - 9/10

“It’s been a long time since a narrative resonated with us the way True Colors did.” CBR

“Made me laugh, made me cry, and made me fall in love with its characters.” CGMagazine

“Incredible piece of art.” Escapist

“As beautiful as it is heart-wrenching.” NME - 4/5

“My game of the year so far.” Kinda Funny Games

“Highly refreshing.” Metro - 8/10

“Players will be heartbroken to leave the imperfectly perfect town of Haven Springs.” GameRant

“The most intimate game of the last decade.” Inverse

“Best game I’ve played in 2021.” UPROXX

“In a world that’s so vastly divided by difference, True Colors is a pertinent and urgent story.” Pink News - 4/5

“True Colors is the peak of the Life is Strange series to date.” Shacknews

“Life is Strange: True Colors is one of those rare follow-ups to a classic that not only outshines the original but also reinvents itself from the ground up without losing what made the series great.” TechRaptor

“A big-budget experience from beginning to end.” Tom’s Guide

“A beautiful story of empathy and new beginnings.” Noisey Pixel

“Emotionally resonant.” ComicBook . com – 4.5/5

“An artistic achievement.” Common Sense Media – 5/5

“Deck Nine has taken the franchise to the next level.” PC Invasion – 9/10

“A hit.” MP1st – 9/10

“An absolute gem.” App Trigger – 10/10

“Near perfect.” GamerHeadquarters – 9.5/10

About This Game

A bold new era of the award-winning Life is Strange begins, with an all-new playable lead character and a thrilling mystery to solve!

Alex Chen has long suppressed her 'curse': the supernatural ability to experience, absorb and manipulate the strong emotions of others, which she sees as blazing, colored auras.

When her brother dies in a so-called accident, Alex must embrace her volatile power to find the truth – and uncover the dark secrets buried by a small town.


Discover the shocking secrets behind your brother’s death in an emotional roller-coaster of an adventure.


Change fate and change lives with the psychic power of Empathy.


Build trust with the townsfolk – and embrace friendship or romance with Ryan and Steph.


Make tough decisions and choose your own future. Freely roam the streets, stores, and hidden spaces of Haven Springs and meet unforgettable characters.


And decide Alex's style, with up to 24 outfits in your wardrobe.


Original score by Angus & Julia Stone, new tracks by mxmtoon and Novo Amor, and extensive licensed songs including Radiohead, Phoebe Bridgers, Gabrielle Aplin, and more.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Life is Strange: True Colors is a narrative adventure featuring Alex Chen, a young woman with an astonishing supernatural power, through which she can experience the strong emotions of others. While Alex’s power will lead to moments of great Joy, it also brings her into the orbit of violent Anger, world-altering Sadness, and irrepressible Fear. As she probes the mysteries of Haven Springs, revealing its secrets, Alex will discover moments of quiet transcendence – but also be drawn into moments of sudden, bloody violence - with lasting consequences. The game also features strong language, drug reference, some suggestive themes, and the use of alcohol.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.40 GHz / Intel Core i5-2300, 2.80 GHz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 7790, 2 GB / GeForce GTX 750Ti, 2 GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: AMD FX-8350, 4.00 GHz / Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon RX 590, 8 GB / GeForce GTX 1060, 6 GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 30 GB available space

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