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  • Summary: Meet Chris, a creative and imaginative 10-year-old boy who escapes reality with fantastical adventures as his alter ego, the Awesome Captain Spirit. Hearken back to your childhood and play a touching narrative experience from the directors and development team behind the BAFTA award-winningMeet Chris, a creative and imaginative 10-year-old boy who escapes reality with fantastical adventures as his alter ego, the Awesome Captain Spirit. Hearken back to your childhood and play a touching narrative experience from the directors and development team behind the BAFTA award-winning game Life is Strange. The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is an original story set in the Life is Strange Universe that contains links to the brand-new story an characters of Life is Strange 2. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jul 13, 2018
    90
    A worthy (and free) successor to Life is Strange, and an intriguing teaser for the full sequel. Dontnod have improved on most accounts and look to draw in new fans with this prologue.
  2. Jun 25, 2018
    90
    If The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit cost a bit of money, we’d still highly recommend it. The fact that it’s totally free means it’s elevated to a must-play, even if you have no plans on playing Life Is Strange 2 - and if you’re considering it, play this now. Any minor quibbles we might have, like some interactive points not being obvious, drop away when you remember that it’s free.
  3. Jun 26, 2018
    90
    Like with past entries, The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit shines brilliantly when it focuses on its story. This episode is as saddening as it is charming, and it balances the two magnificently while making sure to include moments of suspense and mystery.
  4. Jun 25, 2018
    80
    Life is Strange gained a huge cult following, and whether you're a veteran or a newcomer, Captain Spirit captures a lot of the original game's appeal.
  5. Jun 27, 2018
    80
    Even though The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is more a Life is Strange 2's pre-purchase commercial than a decent complete game, it's cozy and satisfying to play because of great environmental storytelling, vivid characters, and interesting explore experience.
  6. Jul 30, 2018
    79
    A very short, but lovingly narrated adventure, skillfully combining serious and funny topics.
  7. Jun 29, 2018
    65
    The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is a mediocre adventure game, even though it’s free-to-play. However, if you are a fan of Life is Strange series, it can very well serve as an appetizer for Life is Strange 2.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Jul 10, 2018
    10
    DONTNOD Entertaiment Strikes again.
    It's not only a fascinating game, it's incredible.
    Put yourself in the shoes of a 10-year old kid called
    DONTNOD Entertaiment Strikes again.
    It's not only a fascinating game, it's incredible.
    Put yourself in the shoes of a 10-year old kid called chris, that uses its imagination due to its recent mother death, in game, you control him, it's normal, but in the end, it's magical. Recomended, because, it's FREE!, so nothing bad its here.
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  2. Jun 28, 2018
    10
    The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is even better than Life is Strange! I love the story and the detailed characters.
  3. Jun 29, 2018
    10
    The story leads you to believe in this light-hearted story but in DOTNOD fashion shows you a sad grim reality for many kids who lost a lovedThe story leads you to believe in this light-hearted story but in DOTNOD fashion shows you a sad grim reality for many kids who lost a loved one, and shows you the way this kid handles grief as captain spirit Expand
  4. Sep 17, 2018
    8
    It is a really short teaser for the next Game and for free so it is something everyone can enjoy!
    The short story is something that some
    It is a really short teaser for the next Game and for free so it is something everyone can enjoy!
    The short story is something that some series already did with a boy that got fantasy to create his fun and games!
    It is a simple point and click adventure about a boy who tries to become a Hero in his Fantasy world!
    The Game feels a bit different because you are looking differently at the wold as it Max in Life is Strange did! But if you like it and you would like to see what might be in Life is Strange 2 then play it now!
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  5. Jul 2, 2018
    8
    Captain Spirit is a short teaser/prequel for Life is Strange 2, that serves its purpose and has some surprisingly heartfelt down to earthCaptain Spirit is a short teaser/prequel for Life is Strange 2, that serves its purpose and has some surprisingly heartfelt down to earth moments that feel like a breath of fresh air for a medium filled with fantastical power fantasies. However it is just the beginning of a story rather than a cohesive whole, and both it's story and mechanics leave you wanting more. But I suppose that is the point. It's hard to give it a score since it is not technically a complete product, but if you liked Life is Strange, and are excited for part 2, You should obviously play this. Expand
  6. Jun 27, 2018
    7
    It's pretty clear the devs behind Life is Strange now have much more budget and their games look better graphics and animation-vise. CaptainIt's pretty clear the devs behind Life is Strange now have much more budget and their games look better graphics and animation-vise. Captain Spirit a free short episode that introduces us to the new story of Life is Strange 2. And that's the whole purpose of this episode - the introduction. I guess I was too confident when I thought they might do a more complex story with a twist within one episode. I expected something along the lines of the bonus "Farewell" episode from Before the Storm, but I understand it's hard to do such things when the audience is still new to the narrative.

    Just because I think they could've shown us more, I'm gonna give it a 7/10. I trust the devs will bring a new Life is Strange where they will, once again, play with your emotions. Looking forward to it. As to Captain Spirit, it's free, so why not have a look at it and try it out. It'll take you about 1.5 hours to play through.
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  7. Jun 26, 2018
    0
    Using denuvo cause some problems, but publishers are always worried for their games sales and using drm is understandable, BUT THIS IS A FREEUsing denuvo cause some problems, but publishers are always worried for their games sales and using drm is understandable, BUT THIS IS A FREE DEMO! why denuvo must be paid for nothing and why we must deal with these problems in a free demo? this is crazy Expand

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