Overview: 
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
- Offline: 60 [1000]
- Online: 0
- Approximate time to 1000: 10-15 hours.
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Missable achievements: No
- Does difficulty affect Achievements: No
- Unobtainable/Glitched Achievements: No
- Glitchy Achievements: No
- Extra equipment needed?: No

Introduction:
Life is Strange is a five-part episodic point and click adventure story similar to the Telltale games. You play as a girl named Max Caufield who is enrolled at a prestigious photography school in a small town in Oregon. You acquire "rewind" powers which allow you to fix your mistakes or choose another path, letting you tailor your story exactly how you want.

Step 1 - Play the Episodes:
Just enjoy the story and don't worry too much about the photo ops. Most of them are fairly obvious, and only a few require specific dialogue choices. You can read ahead so you don't miss any, or just play how you like and finish up in Step 2.

Step 2 - Mop Up:
If you missed any photos, you can load up each area of the game in "collectible mode" to get them now.

[XBA would like to thank The Pants Party for this Roadmap]

Life is Strange Achievement Guide

Printable Guide
Show completed achievements
Show secret achievements

There are 60 achievements with a total of 1000 points

    DLC: Episode 1: Chrysalis (Store Link)

    There are 12 achievements with a total of 200 points

    • Finish Episode 1: Chrysalis

      Simple as. Play through the first episode to completion.

    • Take optional photo #1 in Episode 1: Chrysalis

      The first photo can be found in the classroom. It is scratched into a desktop in front of the desk you were sitting in.

    • Take optional photo #2 in Episode 1: Chrysalis

      The second photo is outside in the middle of the fountain. The large bronze statue.

    • Take optional photo #3 in Episode 1: Chrysalis

      Speak to Justin near the street to initiate this one. You'll have to rewind to get some of the answers right. When he asks which trick you'd like to see, choose the "tre flip" and Trevor will screw it up and get hit in the nuts. Naturally, take a photo of his pain.

    • Take optional photo #4 in Episode 1: Chrysalis

      Outside the dorms at the far side of the area look for a squirrel playing with a can next to a tree.

    • Take optional photo #5 in Episode 1: Chrysalis

      Inside your dorm room, take a selfie in the mirror next to the door.

    • Take optional photo #6 in Episode 1: Chrysalis

      Inside Victoria's room, choose to mess up the photos next to the door, then take a picture of them. If you don't want whatever consequence this might bring about, rewind to before messing them up and leave it alone.

    • Take optional photo #7 in Episode 1: Chrysalis

      After exiting the dorms, quickly use the "warn" option with Alyssa so when Zach throws the football it doesn't hit her, and instead breaks the window. Take a picture of the broken window.

    • Take optional photo #8 in Episode 1: Chrysalis

      In the parking lot, choose the "draw" option on the RV in the corner, then take a photo of the window art you made. This choice has a rewind option if you do not want whatever consequence may arise.

    • Take optional photo #9 in Episode 1: Chrysalis

      After arriving at the lighthouse, turn around and go back down the path to find a blue bird on a rock.

    • Take optional photo #10 in Episode 1: Chrysalis

      After the previous picture, walk all the way up the hill and take a picture of Chloe before speaking with her.

    • Take all optional photos in Episode 1: Chrysalis

      After taking all ten photos you will receive this achievement as well. If you miss any pictures during the story, you can load various areas in "collectible mode" and get them this way without affecting any of your story choices or having to start a new play through. You can check your progress at any time by hitting the Back button and going to the third tab. I only found this after getting the first collectible, but as you can see below, the ones in black and white show hints of what to look out for in finding the other photo ops.

      [0:17] - Optional Photo #1
      [0:39] - Optional Photo #2
      [1:04] - Optional Photo #3
      [2:06] - Optional Photo #4
      [2:36] - Optional Photo #5
      [3:00] - Optional Photo #6
      [3:42] - Optional Photo #7
      [4:26] - Optional Photo #8
      [5:15] - Optional Photo #9
      [5:43] - Optional Photo #10

       

    DLC: Episode 2: Out of Time

    There are 12 achievements with a total of 200 points

    • Finish Episode 2: Out of Time

      Simply finish Episode Two to unlock this, no photos or specific choices required.

    • Take optional photo #1 in Episode 2: Out of Time

      When you are in Kate's room to return the book, take a photo of her rabbit in the cage.

    • Take optional photo #2 in Episode 2: Out of Time

      After leaving the girls' dorm, turn right and interact with the trash can, taking a donut out and placing it on the bench. Back up a few steps to let the squirrel approach, then walk slightly forward and take the picture.

    • Take optional photo #3 in Episode 2: Out of Time

      When you reach the diner, look up on top for the big sign of the whale.

    • Take optional photo #4 in Episode 2: Out of Time

      Go around the right side of the diner into the alley behind it and take a photo of the dog through the fence.

    • Take optional photo #5 in Episode 2: Out of Time

      After entering the diner, head left and into the bathroom to snap this photo of the graffiti on the mirror.

    • Take optional photo #6 in Episode 2: Out of Time

      Once you're in the junkyard, turn around and while standing at the front of the school bus near Chloe, you'll have to look at this one from the right angle to get the photo op to present itself.

    • Take optional photo #7 in Episode 2: Out of Time

       

      In the back area of the junkyard, to the right of the bus, you'll find a doe to take a picture of.

    • Take optional photo #8 in Episode 2: Out of Time

       

      After collecting and destroying all the bottles, Chloe will be laying on a car hood holding the gun. You have to move around to the left side of the hood for the photo op to appear.

    • Take optional photo #9 in Episode 2: Out of Time

       

      In the science lab, speak with Warren (he will mess up his experiment), then rewind and speak with the teacher to get the correct answer. Return to Warren and tell him Chlorine, then snap a photo when he succeeds.

    • Take optional photo #10 in Episode 2: Out of Time

       

      Once you enter the photography classroom, capture Alyssa by the window.

      ?

    • Take all optional photos in Episode 2: Out of Time

       

      After taking all ten photos you will receive this achievement as well. If you miss any pictures during the story, you can load various areas in "collectible mode" and get them this way without affecting any of your story choices or having to start a new play through. You can check your progress at any time by hitting the Back button and going to the third tab. The pictures there in black and white show hints of what to look out for in finding the other photo ops.

      [0:15] - Optional Photo #1
      [0:44] - Optional Photo #2
      [1:55] - Optional Photo #3
      [2:26] - Optional Photo #4
      [3:13] - Optional Photo #5
      [3:48] - Optional Photo #6
      [4:19] - Optional Photo #7
      [5:19] - Optional Photo #8
      [5:57] - Optional Photo #9
      [7:42] - Optional Photo #10

    DLC: Episode 3: Chaos Theory

    There are 12 achievements with a total of 200 points

    • Finish Episode 3: Chaos Theory

      Simple as. Play through the first episode to completion.

    • Take optional photo #1 in Episode 3: Chaos Theory

      After speaking with Taylor in the bathroom and confirming that Victoria has left, go into Victoria's room and let your camera light charge up the glow-in-the-dark figure on her shelf. After a few seconds you'll be able to take a picture of it.

      ?

    • Take optional photo #2 in Episode 3: Chaos Theory

      After exiting the dorms, turn right and walk toward the squirrel on the bench. It will run away, but after a quick rewind, you'll be able to snap the photo.

    • Take optional photo #3 in Episode 3: Chaos Theory

      In the biology classroom near the windows is a small fish tank. Inspect it, then turn on the light to take the picture.

      ?

    • Take optional photo #4 in Episode 3: Chaos Theory

      Also inside the biology room, take a picture of the skeleton near the back door.

      ?

    • Bokeh

       

      10

      Take optional photo #5 in Episode 3: Chaos Theory

      Inside the principal's office, you'll need the perfect angle for this one to get the bronze hawk lined up to take a picture of Chloe.

      ?

    • Take optional photo #6 in Episode 3: Chaos Theory

      After getting dressed in Rachel's clothes, leave the bedroom and take a selfie in the bathroom mirror.

      ?

    • Take optional photo #7 in Episode 3: Chaos Theory

      After helping Chloe's mom make breakfast, but before sitting down to eat it, open the window right next to the table, then find a bird sitting on top of a cabinet next to the door to the garage. Scare it once so it moves to the fireplace, then again so it flies out the window. Exit through the sliding door to the backyard and snap a photo of it on the fence.

      ?

    • Take optional photo #8 in Episode 3: Chaos Theory

      Before you can take a picture of this truck, you'll have to speak with the owner outside the diner. Once he tells you the exact make and model of the truck, rewind and speak to him again using that as a key phrase. He'll be impressed and allow you to photograph it.

      ?

    • Take optional photo #9 in Episode 3: Chaos Theory

      Directly after taking the last picture, go to the right side of the diner and take a picture of the bird on the ground with a swarm of ants around it.

      ?

    • Flash!

       

      10

      Take optional photo #10 in Episode 3: Chaos Theory

      After you use your new power, you'll be in the kitchen with Chloe and her dad. Pick up the camera next to them at the sink to snap the final photo.

      ?

    • Take all optional photos in Episode 3: Chaos Theory

      After taking all ten photos you will receive this achievement as well. If you miss any pictures during the story, you can load various areas in "collectible mode" and get them this way without affecting any of your story choices or having to start a new play through. You can check your progress at any time by hitting the Back button and going to the third tab. The pictures there in black and white show hints of what to look out for in finding the other photo ops.

       

    DLC: Episode 4: Dark Room

    There are 12 achievements with a total of 200 points

    • Finish Episode 4: Dark Room

      Story related and can not be missed.

    • Take optional photo #1 in Episode 4: Dark Room

      When you finally gain control of Max with her camera, immediately take a picture of Chloe sitting at the desk.

      ?

    • Take optional photo #2 in Episode 4: Dark Room

      In the garage, to the right of the lockers, move the plank and take a picture of the Blue Jay nest. You can choose to move the plank back or not.

       

      ?

    • Take optional photo #3 in Episode 4: Dark Room

      At the Blackwell campus, there is a cairn (pile of rocks) in the corner of the yard near the totem pole.

      ?

    • Take optional photo #4 in Episode 4: Dark Room

      In the same courtyard as the previous photo, speak with Samuel about "animals" and he will feed the squirrels. Only one will emerge though, until you use the food to lure the second one. Grab the photo when both are eating next to each other.

       

    • Take optional photo #5 in Episode 4: Dark Room

      Inside the boy's dorm, look out the window in the hallway to the right and take a photo of the footsteps.

    • Take optional photo #6 in Episode 4: Dark Room

      At the beach, take a picture of the third dead whale.

    • Take optional photo #7 in Episode 4: Dark Room

      To the left of the barn, you'll have to quickly snap this photo of the bird on the fence before it flies away. Rewind if you miss it.

      ?

    • Take optional photo #8 in Episode 4: Dark Room

      Inside the barn, you will need to climb into the loft. Toward the back of the platform you will find this owl chillin' for a photo op.

    • Take optional photo #9 in Episode 4: Dark Room

      Inside the bathroom (next to the VIP booth), take a picture of Justin lined up with the skeleton graffiti on the half-wall.

    • Tripod

       

      10

      Take optional photo #10 in Episode 4: Dark Room

      Still inside the party/pool area, you need to line up the windows on the right side so you can view the double moon outside. You could actually take this before #9, as soon as you enter the pool area.

    • Take all optional photos in Episode 4: Dark Room

      After taking all ten photos you will receive this achievement as well. If you miss any pictures during the story, you can load various areas in "collectible mode" and get them this way without affecting any of your story choices or having to start a new play through. You can check your progress at any time by hitting the  and going to the third tab. The pictures in black and white show hints of what to look out for in finding the photo ops during the episode.

       

      [0:15] - Optional Photo #1
      [0:46] - Optional Photo #2
      [1:29] - Optional Photo #3
      [2:07] - Optional Photo #4
      [3:32] - Optional Photo #5
      [4:04] - Optional Photo #6
      [4:36] - Optional Photo #7
      [5:02] - Optional Photo #8
      [6:21] - Optional Photo #9
      [7:07] - Optional Photo #10

    DLC: Episode 5: Polarized (Store Link)

    There are 12 achievements with a total of 200 points

    • Finish Episode 5: Polarized

      Story related and can not be missed.

    • Take optional photo #1 in Episode 5: Polarized

       

      After arriving back where it all started and obtaining control of Max, walk to Kate and "Comfort" her. Afterward, you'll be able to snap her photo.

    • Take optional photo #2 in Episode 5: Polarized

       

      When you get control of Max in the art gallery, head to the right and downstairs into a small alcove. Pick up the camera there and take a picture of the girl on the bench.

    • Framed

       

      10

      Take optional photo #3 in Episode 5: Polarized

       

      After being transported back to the Dark Room, you'll be required to rewind after someone shows up. You'll then ask Mr. Jefferson for a last request; choose one last picture.

    • Take optional photo #4 in Episode 5: Polarized

       

      After you stop the diner from exploding, you'll gain control outside. Simply turn around and snap a photo of the whale on the road behind you.

    • Blowup

       

      10

      Take optional photo #5 in Episode 5: Polarized

       

      Directly after the last photo, turn around and walk toward the building next to the diner with the car on the roof. Get the right angle (just to the left of it) for the photo op to become active.

    • Iris

       

      10

      Take optional photo #6 in Episode 5: Polarized

       

      After arriving in the classroom yet again, inspect the etchings on the desk in front of you (might have to do so twice), and then take a photo of it.

    • Sensor

       

      10

      Take optional photo #7 in Episode 5: Polarized

       

      You'll next transport to the dorm hallway, and have to enter certain doors to progress. After entering Victoria's room (as Victoria), you'll become Max again. Head to the off-shoot to the right and take a video of the giant squirrels outside the window.

    • Take optional photo #8 in Episode 5: Polarized

       

      Now you'll be in school, but the entire scene is playing out backward around you. Walk down the hallway and turn right to find the skeleton in the corner. Instead of the usual prompt to take a photo, the journal prompt will show up in the bottom corner of the screen as if you have already taken it. Press to reverse the process and get credit for the achievement.

    • Take optional photo #9 in Episode 5: Polarized

       

      The next section is a stealth puzzle. In the third section you'll be sneaking past Warren through some lockers. You'll go left around the first set of lockers, then need to turn right at the next set. Samuel will go by, and after two more quick rights, you'll find Warren's locker. Open it and take a photo of what's inside.

    • Take optional photo #10 in Episode 5: Polarized

      At the very next sneaking section, you'll need to find five bottles in the junkyard. After finding all five, they will be sitting on a desk near the end. Snap the photo of all the bottles lined up.

    • Take all optional photos in Episode 5: Polarized

       

      After taking all ten photos you will receive this achievement as well. If you miss any pictures during the story, you can load various areas in "collectible mode" and get them this way without affecting any of your story choices or having to start a new play through. You can check your progress at any time by pressing  and going to the third tab. The pictures in black and white show hints of what to look out for in finding the photo ops during the episode.

      [0:09] - Optional Photo #1
      [0:53] - Optional Photo #2
      [1:25] - Optional Photo #3
      [2:16] - Optional Photo #4
      [2:44] - Optional Photo #5
      [3:16] - Optional Photo #6
      [3:52] - Optional Photo #7
      [4:27] - Optional Photo #8
      [5:09] - Optional Photo #9
      [6:14] - Optional Photo #10

    You might also like

    Guide navigation

    Author

    • The Pants Party

    Game navigation