Life Is Strange demo debuts on Steam

Life Is Strange

We declared Life is Strange a pretty good game in our October review. "Uneven" is how Phil put it; not as well-polished or paced as some of Telltale's games, like The Walking Dead, but "powerfully affecting at its best." That's not an unequivocal recommendation, but there's clearly a lot about it to like, which is why it's nice that there's now a demo on Steam.

The demo, according to a post on the Life Is Strange blog, is the same as the one that's been kicking around on the Xbox and PlayStation consoles for a while now. It's not super-substantial—Rock, Paper, Shotgun says it clocks in at around 20 minutes—but will hopefully be enough to provide a decent taste of what the full game is like, and whether or not it's up your alley.

The complete five-episode season of Life is Strange is available on Steam for $19/£16, although you might want to bear in mind right about now that the Steam Winter Sale is probably less than a week away. For those who prefer their games stuffed inside cuboid cardboard (remember those?) a boxed Limited Edition, set for release on January 19, is also now available for preorder.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.