Life Is Strange

episodic interactive drama graphic adventure video game

Life Is Strange is an episodic interactive drama graphic adventure video game developed by Dontnod Entertainment, and published by Square Enix. The game's plot focuses on Max Caulfield, a photography student who discovers that she has the ability to rewind time at any moment, leading her every choice to enact the butterfly effect. The game consists of five episodes. With six weeks between each episode, it released its first on 30 January 2015. Life Is Strange is available for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360 via digital distribution.

Max Caulfield

  • "I take photos. Of me, the world, everything. It may sound sad, but I have a blast."
  • "That is a tasty plasma. Maybe I could sneak in and watch 'Final Fantasy: Spirits Within'. I don't care what anybody says, that's one of the best sci-fi films ever made."
  • "Max, you are not crazy. You are not dreaming. It’s time to be an everyday hero."'
  • "Broken? Oh man, are you cereal?"
  • "When a door closes, a window opens... Or something like that."
  • "I wish I could stay in this moment forever. I guess I actually can now, but then it wouldn’t be a moment."
  • "Ahoy, Captain. At least I know you've got my back. When I swallowed your eye and my parents rushed me to the ER, I knew we were bonded forever..."
  • "So cheesy, but, it makes me smile, thinking of the day Mom and I sewed that together."
  • "I love that Mom sent me a fat box of chocolate coconut bites for my birthday, and $200 gift certificate. She sure knows how to make a sad birthday happy."
  • "Samuel is such a weirdo. But I kinda like that about him."
  • "Joyce still works at Two Whales Diner. Best damn burgers in Arcadia! I better get one soon."
  • "We made this grave for Chloe's kitty. Poor Bongo. He never saw that car coming."
  • "With great power comes great bullshit."
  • "The guy has his own style..."
  • "I'm so glad you're my partner in crime."
  • "Insert groan here."
  • "Rachel in 'The Dark Room' over and over...."
  • "Welcome to the real world..."
  • "Empty. Good. Nobody can see my meltdown. Except for me."
  • "Chloe....Jefferson drugged and kidnapped me."
  • "Max, never Maxine."
  • "The last time I got the flu shot, I got the flu. Fuck you."
  • "I'm good to flow... thanks."
  • "Just relax. Stop torturing yourself. You have 'a gift'."
  • "Chloe, I am awesome! We're awesome!"
  • "Fuck it."
  • "Okay girl, you don't get a photo op like this everyday..."
  • "I think both of us could use a hug."
  • "Put some clothes on first, hillbilly."
  • "Ready for the mosh pit, shaka brah."
  • "Time for some Chloe cosplay."
  • "Release the kra-can!"
  • "Eat shit and die."
  • "Blah, Blah, Blah.... God, I hate your voice now."
  • "Look at the trail of death you left behind!"
  • "Time to change time."
  • "I couldn't let you die."
  • "This is my storm... I caused this... I caused all of this."
  • "I changed fate and destiny so much that... I actually did alter the course of everything. And all I really created was just death and destruction!"
  • "I feel like I took this shot a thousand years ago."
  • "Fuck that! No way! You are my number one priority now. You are all that matters to me."
  • "Not anymore."
  • "Never."
  • "For luck."
  • "Wowser."
  • "I love you, Chloe."
  • "Who even cares? This class is hella bullshit!"
  • "Go fuck your selfie, Victoria. I don't have time for this bullshit."
  • "Max the hacker strikes again!"
  • "Don't mess with Max, bitches."
  • "Fresh meat."
  • "Join us, or diie!"
  • "Welcome to my domain."
  • “I don’t care what happens. You’re gonna die, motherfucker. For Chloe, and Rachel and everybody else.”

Chloe Price

  • "Since you're the mysterious superhero... I'll be your faithful chauffeur and companion."
  • "After 5 years you're still Max Caulfield."
  • "Nerd alert! My stepdad has a fully stocked garage. And he actually is a tiny tool."
  • "Welcome home, Max."
  • "This song fucking rules. Can't dance hippie? Come on! Rock out girl!"
  • "Can't dance hippie? Come on! Shake that bony white ass!"
  • "Shaka brah!"
  • "Yo! Turn it off! Turn it off!"
  • "This shit-pit has taken everyone I've ever loved... I'd like to drop a bomb on Arcadia Bay and turn it to fucking glass..."
  • "Welcome to 'The Real Step-douches of Arcadia Bay'."
  • "Yes, it's been that kind of day."
  • "Rachel Amber. She was my Angel."
  • "Oh boo hoo, poor little rich kid."
  • "Get that gun away from me, psycho!"
  • "Home-shit-home."
  • "That was her plan... our plan."
  • "Max, start from the beginning."
  • "I just don't think anybody is good enough for you... besides me."
  • "Yup, yup, I'm fucking insane in the brain!"
  • "Everybody lies. No exceptions."
  • "As long as you're my partner in time."
  • "Beautiful, I don't give a shit. The world is ending, cool."
  • "Wrong. You got hella cash."
  • "That's right. Nathan Prescott is going down."
  • "I should've known. The Amazing SpiderMax."
  • "I hope you checked the perimeter, as my step-ass would say. Now, let's talk bidness."
  • "'Hella'? I hate that word, no offense."
  • "I'm sorry if that sounded too emo."
  • "NO EMOJI"
  • "Wow, you're hardcore, Max! Now I can text Warren that he doesn't stand a chance! Unless he's into girl-on-girl action."
  • "I'm gonna medicate"
  • "Boo yaa! Get it? Boo ya? Like I'm a scary punk ghost."
  • "The wi-fi out here sucks. Must take him days to download porn."
  • "I'm Price...Chloe Price..bang!"
  • "Did you just say hella? I think I'm a good bad influence on you."
  • "Amazeballs! I literally got chills all over my neck."
  • "You better not rewind and take that kiss back."
  • "It's the company I keep..."
  • "Crazy shit is the new normal for me."
  • "Max, this is the only way."
  • "Life not fair."
  • "Max is a fucking child."
  • "Even my step... father deserves her alive."
  • "Who knows, maybe this could be Rachel's revenge. Our revenge."
  • "There's so many more people in Arcadia Bay who should live... way more than me..."
  • "I know I've been selfish, but for once I think I should accept my fate... our fate..."
  • "Max, you finally came back to me this week, and... you did nothing but show me your love and friendship."
  • "Wherever I end up after this... in whatever reality... all those moments between us were real, and they'll always be ours."
  • "Max... it's time..."
  • "Max.....I'll always be with you."
  • "Do your powers include mind reading? Or did you just rewind because I tried to steal the cozy chair? Shit I'm confused...
  • "Max Caulfield... Don't you forget about me!"
  • "This is bullshit! Fuck you, door!"

Before the Storm

  • "My attitude is what makes me special."
  • "Fuck. This. Place."
  • "You know she's fake, yet you can't take your eyes off of her. Who else do I know who fits that description? Fuck off, Rachel."
  • "If you want to rip apart a family apart from the inside, it's important to bring the proper tools. Fuck you, David."
  • "I've never understood your hard-on for cameras, Max. You took a million pictures of us, and not one of them showed that you were gonna leave when I needed you most. Fuck cameras."
  • "Because you're not real."
  • "We're hoping you men will leave without us."
  • "Seriously, my uterus is on fire dude. Is that...uh... descriptive enough? En fuego utero, Skip! En fuego utero!"
  • "Je m'appelle don't give a shit."
  • "Let me dumb it down for you. I mean, sorry, what has fewer syllables than dumb?"
  • “I don’t want to ruin this the way I ruin everything else in my life...”
  • "How do you know which way is up when your whole life has been turned upside down?"
  • ”Insert insult here.”

Warren Graham

  • "Get your ass over here!"
  • "Go ape!"
  • “Max, don’t insult me! Go on.”
  • "Between the snow and eclipse!"
  • "I'll always believe you."
  • "you're the most amazing person I ever met."
  • "That's why you're Super Max!"
  • "Hey Max it's your man Warren."
  • "I know I'm a pain in the booty."
  • "You like to hurt people, huh? Like Max? Like Kate? Like me? Huh? Feel this, motherfucker!"
  • "I don't know. I kinda went crazy Nathan."
  • "I don't know. I almost went crazy Nathan."
  • ”Where else could I be? Go on.”
  • "I'm in the Tardis, getting my Delorean ready!"
  • "Max... Imagine if we were in that Dark Room together... I have..."
  • "I said, get in the car. Now. We'll cruise to the drive in and you'll be close to me forever and we'll Go Ape Ape Ape!"
  • "Did that get you hot when you saw me fuck up Nathan? I did."
  • "I know I can be a pain in the ass... and... and you've always treated me like a person, not… not a beta nerd. I told you before that I'll always believe you..."

Kate Marsh

  • "I'm kind of over humanity today... Sorry to be a drama queen."
  • "Nobody cares about me. Nobody."
  • "Max, I'm in a nightmare and I can't wake up... unless I put myself to sleep."
  • "No wonder they call it a "web" - nothing can ever get out."
  • "It sucks to be dragged into the spotlight"
  • "I gave most of the flowers to the other patients here because they need them more than me. I'm keeping the balloons, though."
  • "I love that you stepped up to David, but it doesn't matter now. Nothing matters."

Nathan Prescott

  • "You don't know who the fuck I am or who you're messing around with!"
  • "Don't EVER tell me what to do. I'm so SICK of people trying to control me!"
  • "Nobody would even miss your punk ass, would they?"
  • "Pussies can't fucking fight."
  • "It's cool, Nathan... Don't stress... You're okay, bro. Just count to three..."
  • "Don't be scared... You own this school... If I wanted, I could blow it up... You're the boss..."
  • (Having been kneed in the stomach and shoved down by Chloe after the alarm has gone off) "Ugh, another shitty day."
  • "Max Caulfield, right?"
  • "You're one of the Jefferson's photo groupies..."
  • "You best tell me what you told the Principal. Now."
  • "Nobody tells me what to do. Not my parents, not the Principal, or that whore in the bathroom."
  • "No way. You again?"
  • "Get your punk asses out of there now! Don't even try to run! Nobody messes with me! NOBODY!"
  • "Kate was loaded and playing the field-"
  • "Hey, that's total slander! I could sue you and this school so fast!"
  • "Holy shit, what do you want NOW."
  • "Everybody hates me...everybody..."
  • "Max, it's... it's Nathan. I just wanted to say... I'm sorry. I didn't want to hurt Kate or Rachel, or...I didn't wanted to hurt anybody. Everybody... used me. Mr. Jefferson... is coming for me now. All this shit will be over soon. Watch out, Max... He wants to hurt you next. Sorry."
  • "What the fuck ever."
  • "Whatever the Fuck?!"
  • "Meow, bring out the claws! I love seeing chicks fight."
  • "Snitches get stitches."
  • "Just because I'm mentally ill, doesn't mean I deserve to die Max."
  • "Holy fucking shit Max, that was hilarious when you guys dug up Rachel's body. HAHAHA!... Oh, oh, no, no, no, Boo, hoo, hoo, Rachel is worm food. HAHAHA!... Comedy! Gold! Genius!"
  • "Nobody ever helped me Max. Especially you."
  • "It's gonna be so sweet when I bury your carcass next to Rachel and do an epic photo shoot."
  • "Hey Max, 'whatthefuckever' you gonna do now that I'm dead."
  • "Oh man, Rachel looked just like a zombie model in the dirt. Just bone, meat and maggots. Oh, ho,ho, I will be all over that shit. You wanna take pictures?"
  • "Hey Max, do you wanna say hello to Rachel? She's posing for me in hell."
  • "You don't know shit about my father, or me. Nobody here does!"

Before the Storm

  • "At least my family pays tuition. How much financial aid does your deadbeat dad need again?"
  • "You think I need help?! From you?!"

Victoria Chase

  • "Louis Daguerre was a French Painter who created "daguerreotypes" a process that gave portraits a sharp reflective style, like a mirror."
  • "Wait, hold that pose."
  • "Now, why don't you go fuck your selfie?"
  • "You did that? You bitch. You could have killed me with that fucking can."
  • "Now you're totally stuck in the retro zone. Sadface."
  • "Wow. Are you kidding me? I didn't make her drink that wine!"
  • "Hello, are you even listening, Maxine?"
  • "That's not my fault, Max. Don't you even try to blame me!"
  • "Max thought we were going to be buds, fucking ha-ha."
  • "Oh, you did not just say that."
  • "I always feel like I have to overcompensate. For what I have no clue. I'm only here to become a photographer, not president."
  • "Sorry Max, Vortex club members only."
  • "No bitch. You won't."
  • "Max, I don't wanna die! I'm only 18.."

Before the Storm

  • "Kari Price!"
  • "It's hard to keep people from putting me on a pedestal or whatever."
  • "Mr. Kreaton! I have revelations to reveal. Rachel Amber is on drugs! Look at her! Her face is so blurry. And pretty... She's clearly been drugged-dah. I mean drugged herself. She loves drugs. Don't you?! Uh!" [Collapses]

David Madsen

  • "How many times have I told you to stop blasting that punk shit?!"
  • "I'm not screwing around, soldier. Chloe, open this door!"
  • "One of my guns is missing. Did you take it?"
  • "Wait, is that grass? You've been toking up again in here?"
  • "I'm sick of your disrespect! Tell me the truth, that's an order!"
  • "I'm sick of you losers dragging Chloe down."
  • "Chloe, someday... you'll grow up."
  • "I was a soldier, Chloe."
  • "And Max, if I see you here again, you'll learn all about real trouble."
  • "Figures you'd be here. Is that your Rachel Amber Halloween costume?"
  • "I do not have to take this kind of interrogation. Not from you punks!"
  • "Of course, women always stick together. Well, screw you!"
  • "Well, I agree with that. Now if you all don't mind, I'd like to forget about work and sit down, and eat some of this incredible grub..."
  • "You won this battle, Max. You broke my family. I salute you."
  • "Don't you wander off into the dark."
  • "I have a family here, Max. And I think Blackwell is the best place for me, since only I know what's happening."
  • "Oh Lord! Max, are you okay? Are you alright? Can you move?"
  • "I don't expect her to call me dad, but maybe she'll stop calling me 'step-douche'."
  • "Chloe, you're stalling."
  • "Jefferson, it's over!"
  • "I always suspected that son of a bitch."

Before the Storm

  • "You could actually be good at this if you lost the attitude."
  • "You need to shape up, get your act together and put someone else first for a damn change. Am I making myself clear?"

Joyce Price

  • "You did the right thing. You moved forward with your life. I did, after William passed on. Chloe... Chloe chose to stay angry... Anyway, I hope we see more of you. Chloe needs an old friend again."

Before the Storm

  • "That's not fair. I'm... glad your father still has a place in your heart. But sometimes we need to make more room in our hearts for new people."

Frank Bowers

  • "Hey, it's Thelma and Louise. Or is it Bonnie and Clyde?"
  • "I was eating those beans – are you fucking insane? I WAS EATING THOSE BEANS!"
  • "Oh look, the Wonder Twins."
  • "Because she looks beautiful in them and you look like ass."
  • "Aiming a gun doesn't make you any sexier."
  • "Let's not. You FUCKING creep me out."
  • "I'm gonna kill you!"
  • "You show up after almost shooting me? You have serious balls little girl. But hanging out with Chloe, playing with guns, and dressing like Rachel doesn't make you look cool or tough. The fuck do you want?"
  • "You have some serious ladyballs."
  • "Jesus, okay, okay. But I'm not getting you high."
  • "No, you don't look like the type. Not like Chloe here. So what do you Hardy Boys want?"
  • "How about I just give you the keys to my RV while I'm at it?"
  • "Maybe I shouldn't have brought that knife at a gunfight."
  • "Okay, we're cool for now, but my dog isn't, and if you try any shit, he'll bite your head off. He's done it before."
  • "Shit! You wouldn't have time. You like dogs?"
  • "If there's a chance in hell you two dorks can find Rachel. I'll take it."
  • "It's hard to take you characters seriously, but I want to. Good luck."
  • "Prescott? Fuck! Fuck! I knew it! I should never have hooked up with that sick punk! Pompidou hated him."
  • "An overdose? The only way Nathan could've done that is... is if I sold it to him."
  • "I killed my lioness. No! What have I done?! Where is this motherfucker Jefferson?!"
  • "Rachel cared about a lot of people. Especially Chloe."
  • "Don't get me wrong kid, I still think you're weird, but you're cool."
  • "Get your bony ass over here. I'm gonna cut you open freak!"
  • "I sure hope you don't think we're buddies now."
  • "Psst... Max! Me and Rachel are floating down here on the sewer. Come on down."
  • "Come on girlie."
  • "Oh man, you should've heard Chloe smack-talk you. It was brutal. But of course I see what she's talking about now."
  • "If you took some of my drugs, maybe you'd be a lot happier.
  • "Max, you need to get high like Rachel. Want some drugs?"
  • "Now that Rachel's dead, you need to die too, skank!"
  • "Those were my beans Max! Those were MY FUCKING BEANS!"

Before the Storm

  • "Now beat it, Price! You're cramping my style."
  • "Seriously? Fucking kids."
  • "I'm not your fucking piggy bank."
  • "Oh yeah, I meant to introduce her to you. Her name is, mind your own fucking business."

Mark Jefferson

  • "Don't try to hide Max! Get over here! Let me capture you!"
  • "Max, you used to be so pure, so innocent. Now you have to DIE!"
  • "Please understand Max. The only place I can be my selfie, is in the Dark Room."
  • "What happened to your spark, Max? I thought I could be your professor, for life."
  • "I realize now you'll never be an artist, much less a photographer. Come here, Max."
  • "Class is dismissed."
  • "I miss those days when you looked at me with those wide eyes. I want to be your professor again. I can teach you so much."
  • "Look into the lens Max. Turn left... Show me the love, and hate."
  • "Can you give me an example of a photographer who perfectly captured the human condition in black and white?"
  • "I could frame any one of you in a dark corner, and capture you in a moment of desperation. And any of you could do that to me. Isn't that too easy? Too obvious?"
  • "John Lennon once said that "Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans."."
  • "This angle highlights your purity, see?"
  • "The slightly unconscious model is often the most open and honest. No vanity or posing, just... pure expression."
  • "Oh, Max! You fucked up my shot!"
  • "I'm obsessed with the idea of capturing that moment, that shift, from black, to white, to grey, and beyond."
  • "Always take the shot."
  • "Time to shut the fuck up, okay!"
  • "Shhh..., I believe Max has taken what you kids call a selfie. A dumb word for a wonderful photographic tradition. And Max, has a gift."
  • "If only you could have seen Rachel. My blood spattered angel."
  • "Max, Rachel not only gave great headshots. She gave great head. Especially after I dug her body up to be with her one final time. Why are you looking at me like that?"
  • "Max... Max~... I want to share my gift with you. Don't you dare run away."
  • "You will be my greatest portrait, Max."
  • "Rachel. Rachel Amber. Just like her name, I can finally see right through her skin and feel her cold, rotting flesh."
  • "Max, come back in the Dark Room. I know you're dying for it."
  • "Now that Chloe is dead, you won't be distracted in class anymore."
  • "You're the winner, Max... I choose you... Your portrait."
  • "Au contraire, Max. I'm so sane that no one knows what's happening to you right now."
  • "I had enough of those faux-punk sluts in my Seattle days."
  • "Unlike that pure, sweet Kate Marsh, I don't believe in that bullshit."
  • "Oh... That struck a nerve; your face changed color... Beautiful"
  • "They're fucking together in heaven right now. Is that what you want to hear?"
  • "Start listening to me you dumb cunt."
  • "This is purity personified."
  • "Max, I wish you could see yourself now."
  • "God, I wish you would have been around back in my day."
  • "Remember what John Lennon said, 'happiness is a warm gun'. I hope you're happy I'm dead."
  • "I can't believe you let that hillbilly kill me in cold blood."
  • Stupid bitch! You just don't listen, do you? In fact, you never did hear much in my class... If you had, you might have seen all this coming.

Ray Wells

  • "You look a little stressed out. Are you okay? Or have you done something wrong?"
  • "I know this has been a stressful day."
  • "I wish I had the power to change it all for the better... so thank you, for coming in."
  • "This is Principal Wells, and I'm here to drop the mic on Max Caulfield."
  • "I regret to announce that one of your classmates, Maxine Caulfield, has died under tragic circumstances that I promise to investigate as soon as I get my drink on!"
  • "Will Max Caulfield please come to the Dark Room immediately. I repeat, Max Caulfield, to the Dark Room, NOW!"
  • "Excuse me, can everybody hear me?"
  • "If you know the whereabouts of Miss Caulfield, please tie her up and inform me or David Madsen. She's wanted for the death of Chloe Price and Rachel Amber. Thank you."
  • "If I find out who went through my files, I'll stick David Madsen up their ass!"
  • "If only Kate Marsh would have jumped off that roof. I could blame Ms. Caulfield and finally get her kicked out of Blackwell. She's a BAD influence."
  • "How can I tell Max's parents that she's a nosy little bitch."
  • "I knew I should have given that scholarship to Victoria instead of Max."
  • "Ms. Price can't just show up on a wheelchair and think we're going to accommodate her every whim."
  • "I wish I could press a button and blow this whole FUCKING school up!"
  • "I'm sitting my ass down."

Michelle Grant

  • "I knew you were my favorite new student for a reason."

Hayden Jones

  • "Oh please. Nathan is like everybody's voodoo doll. 'Kill the rich kid!'."

Brooke Scott

  • "Sorry Max. I have to focus on making sure this drone doesn't crash."

Justin Williams

  • "Check out the Max. Come to thrash?"
  • "Let's get Trevor all over that action!"

Stella Hill

  • "I'd like to study this photo if you don't mind."
  • "This is homework, not a party."

Alyssa Anderson

  • "Oh. Hi, Max."
  • "love me like you la la love me like you do ooo"
  • “Max, are you my guardian angel?”

Dana Ward

  • "Max, you're smart to be a loner here."
  • “You’re not helpful, you’re just nosy. I think you’d better go.”

Juliet Watson

  • "Oh yes, Max. I locked Dana in there because we're 'cool'."
  • "Thanks, Max. You're like the Blackwell Ninja.

Luke Parker

  • "Nathan Prescott, little rich bitch kid. He thinks he can own people like his parents own Blackwell... Like he owns the Vortex Club."



Episode 5

  • Max: Kate, listen to me.
    • Kate: I am.
  • Victoria: I guess I'm done talking.
    • Max: And that's OK too.
    • Max: Here's my photo for the "Everyday hero's" contest.
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