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The interaction of choice and consequence is one of the main gameplay mechanics of Life is Strange. Throughout the game's episodes, the player is presented with choices at various points where Max Caulfield could resolve a situation in a number of ways. After these decision points, Max must deal with the consequences of her actions, to a great or minor extent.


Episode 1

Major Choices

Nathan and the Gun

NathanGunDecisionScreen

Decision screen for reporting Nathan

The first decision (and first major decision) of Life is Strange involves Max reporting Nathan Prescott's gun usage or hiding the truth about it.

If Max reports Nathan, Principal Wells does not believe her, but performs a cursory investigation.

  • Episode 1
    • Wells calls Nathan into his office as Max exits the main building of Blackwell.
    • Max can tell Luke Parker about "busting" Nathan with a gun
    • Nathan is angry with Max for reporting him
    • Chloe wishes that Max hadn't reported Nathan
  • Episode 2
    • Nathan will vandalize Max's room and leave a disturbing photo collage at the beginning of Episode 2
    • Someone claiming to be Nathan's father sends Max a threatening text from a blocked number
    • Max can talk to Warren about "busting" Nathan with a gun
    • Principal Wells will bring up the fact that he doesn't believe her accusation if Max talks to him
    • Jefferson will say that he doesn't believe Max's accusation when he talks to Max
    • Nathan will be aggressive during his desk confrontation with Max
    • Nathan will be suspended if Max blames him at the end of Episode 2
    • Max will be suspended if she blames David, has no proof, and took the blame for Chloe's pot
  • Episode 4
    • Wells sends an email to Nathan apologizing for Max's accusation
    • Nathan will have stolen a selfie from Max's room

If Max does not report Nathan, Principal Wells is suspicious of her, but does not consider her a liar.

  • Episode 1
    • Wells does not call Nathan into his office as Max exits the main building of Blackwell.
    • Max cannot tell Luke Parker about "busting" Nathan with a gun
    • Nathan somehow figures out that Max was in the bathroom and tries to intimidate her
    • Chloe is glad that Max didn't report Nathan
  • Episode 2
    • Nathan will not vandalize Max's room
    • Max only receives one threatening text
    • Max can talk to Warren about "busting" Nathan with a gun
    • Principal Wells will bring up Max's silence if Max talks to him
    • Jefferson will say that he doesn't believe Max's accusation if she brings it up to him
    • Nathan will be snarky during his desk confrontation with Max
    • Nathan will be suspended if Max blames him at the end of Episode 2 and did not take the blame for Chloe's pot
    • Max will be suspended if she blames Nathan and took the blame for Chloe's pot
    • Max will not be suspended if she blames David
  • Episode 4
    • Nathan will not have an email from Principal Wells
    • Nathan will not have any of Max's selfies
  • Episode 5
    • Max can say to Prinicpal Wells that she should have reported Nathan bringing a gun to school

Victoria on the Steps

VictoriaPaintDecisionScreen

Decision screen for dealing with Victoria

The second major decision of Life is Strange involves Max deciding how to get past Victoria Chase on the steps of the Prescott Dormitory after getting Victoria covered in paint. Max can take a photo and mock Victoria or comfort Victoria.

If Max takes a retaliatory photo of Victoria and mocks her, Victoria is upset and vengeful.

  • Episode 1
    • Victoria leaves her photo of Max up on Facebook
    • Max can tell Warren about getting a photo of Victoria in retaliation for Victoria's photo of Max
    • Chloe will comment on the photo of Victoria with glee
  • Episode 2
    • Max will have the photo on her dresser in the morning
    • Victoria will have made a meme out of her photo of Max
    • Victoria will blame Max's behavior when talking with Taylor
    • Victoria will vandalize Max's mirror and tear the room apart looking for the photo
    • Victoria will be aggressive during her desk confrontation with Max
  • Episode 3
    • The photo of Victoria will be in Victoria's room
  • Episode 4
    • Victoria will not believe you if you warn her about the Dark Room
  • Episode 5
    • Victoria cannot be kidnapped and murdered by Mr. Jefferson

If Max comforts Victoria, she will be mildly comforted and not particularly upset with Max.

  • Episode 1
    • Victoria puts up a photo of the dormitory courtyard in place of her photo of Max, which she takes down
    • Max can tell Warren about having the opportunity to take a photo of Victoria
    • Chloe will make no comments about Victoria
  • Episode 2
    • Max will not have the photo
    • Max will not be the target of a meme
    • Victoria will blame Taylor and Courtney's slowness when talking with Taylor
    • Victoria will not vandalize Max's room
    • Victoria will be snarky during her desk confrontation with Max
  • Episode 3
    • Victoria will not have the photo
  • Episode 4
    • Victoria can believe you if you warn her about the Dark Room, but only if Max doesn't actively confront Victoria
  • Episode 5
    • Victoria can be kidnapped and murdered by Mr. Jefferson

Kate and David

DavidKateDecisionScreen

Decision screen for Kate and David

The third major decision of Life is Strange involves the way Max deals with David Madsen confronting Kate Marsh outside of the Prescott Dormitory. Max can take a photo of the confrontation or intervene to help Kate.

If Max takes a photo of the confrontation, Kate is upset at Max, though Max has proof that David confronted Kate.

  • Episode 1
    • Max regrets not standing up for Kate
    • Kate texts Max telling her that what she did was "not cool."
    • Chloe will declare the photo to be evidence against David
    • Chloe will bring up the photo in her fight with David
  • Episode 2
    • Kate will confront Max in the bathroom for her actions
    • Kate will confront Max more fervently in Kate's room
    • Max will be given four options to say to Kate during part one of the conversation with Kate on the rooftop
      • Three of the options upset Kate
    • David will be suspended if Max blames him in the principal's office
  • Episode 3
    • Max can comment on the photo upon examination if she did not blame David with it in Episode 2

If Max intervenes on Kate's behalf, David threatens Max, though Kate is very grateful.

  • Episode 1
    • Max is glad that she stood up for Kate
    • Kate texts Max thanking her for her actions
    • Chloe does not see the photo
    • Chloe will bring up that David is a "fucking security guard" during her argument with him
  • Episode 2
    • Kate will thank Max in the bathroom for her actions
    • Kate will question why Max helped her in Kate's room
    • Max will be given two options to say to Kate during part one of the conversation with Kate on the rooftop
      • Neither option upsets Kate
    • David will not be suspended if Max blames him in the principal's office
    • Max will be suspended if she blames him, reported Nathan, and took the blame for Chloe's weed
    • No one will be suspended if:
      • Max blames David and didn't take the blame for Chloe's weed
      • Max blames David, didn't report Nathan, and took the blame for Chloe's weed
  • Episode 3
    • The photo will not be in Max's room

Chloe's Weed

Open-ChloeWeedDecisionScren

Stayed out decision screen for Chloe and the weed

Hidden-ChloeWeedDecisionScreen

In the closet decision screen for Chloe and the weed

The fourth and final major decision of Episode 1 of Life is Strange involves bifurcated sets of two choices--whether Max is able to hide in the closet in Chloe Price's room or not, and whether or not she takes the blame for Chloe’s weed.

If Max does not hide in the closet and blames Chloe instead of accepting the blame, David hits Chloe and Chloe feels betrayed by Max.

  • Episode 1
    • Chloe is very upset with Max
    • Chloe does not show Max the gun
    • Chloe is upset at the lighthouse
  • Episode 2
    • Joyce will bring up the incident as evidence that Chloe isn't responsible and needs the influence of Max
    • Max cannot be suspended in the principal's office
  • Episode 3
    • Chloe brings up Max blaming her for the weed when they break into Blackwell together
    • Counts against Chloe changing her phone background (background will not change if another point is lost)
    • Joyce brings up the weed after the argument with David, provided Max sides with Chloe
  • Episode 5
    • The nightmare version of David with a flashlight will not accuse Max of being "A stoner, a pothead, a weed junkie"
    • Does not count toward the "Max and Chloe are in love" condition

If Max does not hide in the closet and agrees when Chloe says the pot belongs to Max, David gets in Max's face and threatens her, though Chloe is happy as a result

  • Episode 1
    • Chloe feels like she won a victory against David
    • Chloe does not show Max the gun
    • Chloe is happy when she goes to the lighthouse with Max
  • Episode 2
    • Joyce will bring up the incident as evidence that Max isn't a good influence on Chloe
    • Max can be suspended in the principal's office if:
      • She blames David, did not take a photograph of him confronting Kate, and reported Nathan's gun usage
      • She blames Nathan and did not report his gun usage
  • Episode 3
    • Chloe jokes about the weed belonging to Max when she breaks into Blackwell with Max
    • Contributes to Chloe changing her phone background in Episode 3 (1a of 4)
    • Joyce brings up the weed after the argument with David, provided Max sides with Chloe
  • Episode 5
    • The nightmare version of David with a flashlight will accuse Max of being "A stoner, a pothead, a weed junkie"
    • Counts toward the "Max and Chloe are in love" condition

If Max hides in the closet and stays inside, David hits Chloe and Chloe is somewhat upset with Max.

  • Episode 1
    • Chloe is somewhat upset with Max after the fight
    • Chloe does not show Max the gun
    • Chloe is upset at the lighthouse
  • Episode 2
    • Joyce will bring up the incident as evidence that Chloe isn't responsible and needs the influence of Max
    • Max cannot be suspended in the principal's office
  • Episode 3
    • Chloe brings up Max blaming her for the weed when they break into Blackwell together
    • Counts against Chloe changing her phone background (background will not change if another point is lost)
    • Joyce brings up the weed after the argument with David, provided Max sides with Chloe
  • Episode 5
    • The nightmare version of David with a flashlight will not accuse Max of being "A stoner, a pothead, a weed junkie"
    • Does not count towardss the "Max and Chloe are in love" condition

If Max comes out of Chloe's closet to take the blame for Chloe's weed, David is upset with Max, though Chloe is ecstatic.

  • Episode 1
    • Chloe is very happy with Max
    • Chloe shows Max the gun
      • Max can talk to Chloe on her theft of the gun before going to the lighthouse
    • Chloe is happy when she goes to the lighthouse
  • Episode 2
    • Joyce will bring up the incident as evidence that Max isn't a good influence on Chloe
    • Max can be suspended in the principal's office if:
      • She blames David, did not take a photograph of him confronting Kate, and reported Nathan's gun usage
      • She blames Nathan and did not report his gun usage
  • Episode 3
    • Chloe jokes about the weed belonging to Max when they break into Blackwell together
    • Contributes to Chloe changing her phone background (1b of 4)
  • Episode 5
    • The nightmare version of David with a flashlight will accuse Max of being "A stoner, a pothead, a weed junkie"
    • Counts towards the "Max and Chloe are in love" condition

Minor Choices

Daniel's Portrait

TX Min Daniel

  • Episode 1
    • Daniel's portrait of Max is posted to her Facebook
    • Warren will bring the portrait up to Max
  • Episode 2
    • Daniel brings up the portrait in Jefferson's classroom
  • Episode 4
    • Daniel can be easily convinced to attend the Vortex Club party by bringing up his portraiture skills

  • Episode 1
    • Daniel does not post anything to Max's wall
    • Warren will not discuss Daniel or the portrait with Max
  • Episode 2
    • Daniel brings up Max not sitting for a portrait in Jefferson’s classroom
      • Max can apologize for being too shy
  • Episode 4
    • Daniel can only be convinced to attend the Vortex Club party through the use of Max's rewind power

Ms. Grant's petition

TX Min Grant

  • Episode 2
    • Ms. Grant brings up Max's help in her classroom
  • Episode 3
    • Ms. Grant's petition is successful enough that Principal Wells puts a hold on David's surveillance program
  • Episode 4
    • Ms. Grant is thankful to Max for helping the petition pass

  • Episode 2
    • Ms. Grant regrets Max's lack of help in her classroom
  • Episode 3
    • Ms. Grant's petition is unsuccessful
  • Episode 4
    • Ms. Grant wishes that Max had helped her with the petition

Kate's Slate

TX Min Slate

  • Episode 2
    • Kate's whiteboard will be vandalized again
    • Max will bring up this action during part two of the conversation with Kate on the rooftop
      • This does not make it easier to talk Kate down
      • Kate will either accept or reject Max's statement depending on whether or not Max answered her phone call in Episode 2

  • Episode 2
    • Kate's whiteboard retains the original vandalism
    • Max will not bring up the whiteboard during part two of the conversation with Kate on the rooftop
      • This does not make it harder to talk Kate down
      • Kate's reactions differ only based on whether or not Max answered her phone call in Episode 2

Alyssa #1

TX Min Alyssa

  • Episode 1
    • Max can take optional photo #7
    • A window of the Prescott Dormitory is broken and remains so for the rest of the game
  • Episode 2
    • Alyssa will call Max her guardian angel if saved from toilet paper
  • Episode 4
    • Contributes to Alyssa reading a Robert Frost quote to Max (1/4, all needed)

  • Episode 1
    • Max cannot take optional photo #7 (unless she saved Alyssa and then rewound)
    • The window of the Prescott Dormitory remains whole
  • Episode 2
    • Alyssa will thank Max for helping her if saved from toilet paper
  • Episode 4
    • Alyssa will not read a Robert Frost quote to Max

Lisa #1

TX Min Lisa

  • Episode 2
    • Lisa will look healthy
  • Episode 3
    • Contributes to Lisa's death by drowning (1/2)
    • Prevents Lisa from drying out

  • Episode 2
    • Lisa will look wilted
  • Episode 3
    • Contributes to Lisa's death by drying out (1/2)
    • Prevents Lisa from drowning

Dana's Pregnancy Test

TX Min Pregnancy

  • Episode 1
    • Dana is pissed at Max for invading her privacy and kicks Max out of the room
  • Episode 2
    • Max can apologize to Dana for looking at the pregnancy test
  • Episode 4
    • Dana will talk to Max about Trevor knowing how to "be safe"
    • Max can call Logan out for abandoning Dana when she needed help

  • Episode 1
    • Dana confides in Max and respects her intuition
  • Episode 2
    • Dana is glad that she talked to Max
  • Episode 4
    • Dana will talk to Max about Trevor knowing how to "be safe"
    • Max can call Logan out for abandoning Dana when she needed help

  • Episode 1
    • Dana and Max can talk about Juliet, Warren, and general Blackwell drama
  • Episode 2
    • Dana will invite Max to the party without much preamble
  • Episode 4
    • Dana will not talk to Max about Trevor knowing how to "be safe"
    • If she did not find out that Logan got Dana pregnant, Max cannot call Logan out for abandoning Dana when she needed help

Victoria's Photos

TX Min Victoria

  • Episode 1
    • Max can take optional photo #6
  • Episode 2
    • Victoria will write "Hi I'm Max selfie" and draw a Polaroid of fecal matter on Max's whiteboard
  • Episode 3
    • Victoria has stolen Max's cookies

  • Episode 1
    • Max cannot take optional photo #6 (unless she reorganized the photos and rewound)
  • Episode 2
    • No one will write on Max's whiteboard
  • Episode 3
    • Victoria did not steal Max's cookies

Dirty RV

TX Min Dirty

  • Episode 1
    • Lets Max take optional photo #8
  • Episode 2, 3, 4
    • Frank's RV will bear Max's writing

  • Episode 1
    • Max cannot take optional photo #8 (unless she rewound after drawing on the RV)
  • Episode 2, 3, 4
    • Frank's RV remains dirty, minus Max's "I'm so dirty" embellishment

Bird #1

TX Min Bird

  • Episode 3
    • The bird appears in Chloe's house
  • Episode 4
    • Max can save the bird in Chloe's house

  • Episode 3
    • The bird does not appear in Chloe's house
  • Episode 4
    • Max cannot save the bird

Chloe's snow globe

TX Min snowglob

  • Episode 1
    • Chloe gets upset with Max for breaking the snow globe
    • Max can read Chloe's report card
  • Episode 3
    • The broken snow globe can be seen in Chloe's room
  • Episode 4
    • Max can comment on the thing

  • Episode 1
    • Chloe does not get upset with Max before the fight with David
  • Episode 3
    • Max can see the snowglobe (intact) in Chloe's room
  • Episode 4
    • Max can comment on the thing

Evidence in the garage

TX Min TV

  • Episode 1
    • David brings this up during his confrontation with Chloe

  • Episode 1
    • David doesn't know if Max went through his files

David's files

TX Min Files

  • Episode 1
    • Max brings this up to Chloe at the lighthouse
  • Episode 3
    • Chloe brings up David's files if Max sides with him during the argument

  • Episode 1
    • Chloe wishes Max had read David's files
  • Episode 3
    • Chloe does not bring up David's files if Max sides with him during the argument

Episode 2

Major Choices

Kate and the Police

KatePoliceDecisionScreen

Decision screen for telling Kate what to do

This decision occurs when Kate asks you how to deal with the aftermath of being drugged and something bad happening to her. Max can advise her to go to the police or to look for more proof.

  • Max encourages Kate to go to the police. Kate is excited and plans to go to both the police and Principal Wells.
  • Episode 2
    • Kate will be very pleased with Max
    • Kate will text Max during the Junkyard scene thanking Max for her advice (exact text sequence will vary based on the combination with "Kate's Phone Call")
    • Max will be given two options to say to Kate during part three of the conversation with Kate on the rooftop
      • Neither option upsets Kate

  • Max tells Kate to look for more proof because the police won't believe her due to the video. Kate is upset that Max shames her for being victimized.
  • Episode 2
    • Kate will be upset with Max and kick her out of the room
    • Kate will text Max during the Junkyard scene accusing Max of victim blaming (exact text sequence will vary based on the combination with "Kate's Phone Call")
    • Max will be given four options to say to Kate during part three of the conversation with Kate on the rooftop
      • Three of the options upset Kate

Kate's Phone Call

KateCallDecisionScreen

Decision screen for Kate's phone call

After a lengthy scene where Chloe comes to accept Max's powers at the Two Whales Diner, the two head out, only to be interrupted by an incoming call from Kate. Max can either answer the phone call (despite Chloe's protestations) or ignore the phone call (going along with what Chloe wants).

  • Episode 2
    • Max is glad she could comfort Kate, but regrets Joyce and Chloe having an argument
    • Chloe is upset with Max when they reach the junkyard
    • Kate will text Max during the Junkyard scene thanking Max for her reassurances (exact text sequence will vary based on the combination with "Kate and the Police")
    • Max will be given two options to say to Kate during part two of the conversation with Kate on the rooftop
      • Neither option upsets Kate
    • Mr. Jefferson will bring up Max taking this phone call/listening to Kate if Max blames him for Kate's suicide attempt
  • Episode 3
    • Counts against Chloe changing her phone background (background will not change if another point is lost)
  • Episode 4
    • If Kate lives, Chloe will be glad that Max answered Kate's phone call despite Chloe's protestations
  • Episode 5
    • Does not count toward the "Max and Chloe are in love" condition

  • Episode 2
    • Chloe is happy with Max, though Max regrets not talking to Kate and hopes for the best
    • Chloe is excited to be with Max when they reach the junkyard
    • Kate will text Max during the Junkyard scene condemning Max for ignoring Kate when she needed help (exact text sequence will vary based on the combination with "Kate and the Police")
    • Max will be given four options to say to Kate during part two of the conversation with Kate on the rooftop
      • Three of the options upset Kate
    • Mr. Jefferson will bring up Max missing this phone call if Max blames him for Kate's suicide attempt
  • Episode 3
    • Contributes to Chloe changing her phone background (2 of 4)
  • Episode 4
    • If Kate lives, Chloe will wish Max had answered Kate's phone call in spite of Chloe's protestations, saying that she kept Max from being Kate's friend
  • Episode 5
    • Counts toward the "Max and Chloe are in love" condition

Frank and the Gun

FrankGunDecisionScreen

Decision screen for shooting at Frank

  • After some target practice with Chloe at the junkyard, Max passes out. Before Chloe can get Max to try shooting anything, Frank Bowers approaches and ends up threatening Chloe with a knife. Max points the gun at him, and can choose whether or not to pull the trigger.

  • The gun has no bullets, so Frank is angry but unharmed. Chloe is very thankful that Max tried to protect her
  • Episode 2
    • Chloe will be glad that she still has a gun on the train tracks
    • Chloe will faux-propose to Max via text during Jefferson's class later in the day
  • Episode 3
    • Chloe will have the gun in her room
    • Contributes to Chloe changing her phone background (3 of 4)
    • Frank will say that Max almost shot him when she talks to him in the diner
    • The gun will not be in Frank's RV
  • Episode 4
    • Makes it significantly harder to resolve the situation with Frank at his RV peacefully
      • Frank will question Max's peaceful intentions when she says that she isn't there to fight
        • Max will be given four options to say to Frank
        • Three options anger Frank
      • If Frank gets angry enough and a fight ensues, Chloe will injure or kill him (though she will not kill him if she tossed aside the gun due to Max's warning)
        • She will also kill Pompidou if he is able to get out
    • If the situation with Frank at his RV is not resolved peacefully, Chloe will take his account book code from him
    • If the situation with Frank at his RV is resolved peacefully, he will hand Chloe his account book code willingly

  • Frank takes the gun from Max, but isn't significantly angry at her. Chloe is displeased that Max didn't try to protect her (and that she no longer has a gun)
  • Episode 2
    • Chloe will express mixed feelings about no longer having a gun on the train tracks
    • Chloe will ask Max to rewind and shoot Frank via text during Jefferson's class later in the day
  • Episode 3
    • Chloe will not have the gun in her room
    • Counts against Chloe changing her phone background (background will not change if another point is lost)
    • Frank will threaten to break Max's camera if she tries to take a picture of him when she approaches him in the diner
    • The gun will be in Frank's RV
      • If she finds it, Max will be given the choice to take the gun
      • Taking the gun affects the confrontation with Frank in Episode 4
  • Episode 4
    • Makes it significantly easier to resolve the situation with Frank at his RV peacefully
      • Frank will gently question Max's peaceful intentions when she says that she isn't there to fight
        • Max is given no options to say to Frank, and the situation is resolved without him getting angry
    • If Frank gets angry enough and a fight ensues:
      • If Max didn't take the gun from Frank's RV and didn't acquire Nathan's gun in Episode 4:
        • Frank cannot die in the confrontation
        • Pompidou cannot die in the confrontation
        • If Pompidou is injured or stuck inside the van, Chloe will shoot Frank in the leg
        • If Pompidou is able to enter the fight, Chloe will be bitten and Max will be forced to rewind
      • If Chloe somehow acquired a gun:
        • Chloe will injure or kill Frank (though she will not kill him if she tossed aside the gun due to Max's warning)
        • She will kill Pompidou if he is able to get out
    • If the situation with Frank at his RV is not resolved peacefully, Chloe will take his account book code from him (and David's gun, if he still has it)
    • If the situation with Frank at his RV is resolved peacefully, he will hand Chloe his account book code willingly (and David's gun, if he still has it)

Kate's Life

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Kate on the rooftop

  • Kate walks down from the roof with Max's help
  • Episode 2
    • Principal Wells will call Max a hero
    • Officer Berry is not present for the meeting in Principal Wells' office
    • Max and Warren's conversation will be hopeful and upbeat
    • Kate will be in a hospital in the final cutscene
  • Episode 3
    • The whiteboards in the Girls' Dormitories bear well wishes for Kate
    • Kate's door will be covered in crime scene tape, but there will be nothing in front of it
    • Nothing will be written on the mirror in the bathroom
    • No memorial will be outside of the dormitories
    • Victoria and Jefferson will comment on Kate's suicide attempt
    • Max receives a text from Kate thanking Max for all of her help
    • The homeless woman outside of the Two Whales diner will talk to Max about Kate almost jumping
    • The trucker outside of the Two Whales Diner will say that Arcadia Bay has a "slut trying to commit suicide"
      • Max will tell him to leave town in response
    • Someone will write a graffiti that reads "Kate should have jumped" inside the Two Whales Diner's bathroom
    • Officer Berry will tell Max that she did a great thing getting Kate down from the roof
  • Episode 4
    • Max can bring up the success of saving Kate when dealing with alternative Chloe's request
    • Max will visit Kate in the hospital
    • Kate will text Max several times during the episode
    • Kate can help Max find Nathan's room
  • Episode 5
    • Jefferson and Max can discuss Kate surviving his assault on her during the second focus
    • In Max's nightmare (the classroom scene), Kate's place in Jefferson's classroom will be filled with scribbles of "I WANT TO DIE"
    • In Max's nightmare (the Girls' Dormitories scene), Kate will accuse Max of saving her life,stating sure that her family would never leave her alone, thus she would always be alone
    • In Max's nightmare (the diner scene), Kate will ask Max not to kill her so that they can "have [their] tea session."

  • Kate dies and Max is devastated
  • Episode 2
    • Principal Wells will say that "this isn't pleasant for any of us," but that they have to figure out why Kate was driven to suicide
    • Officer Berry is present for the meeting in Principal Wells' office
    • Max and Warren's conversation will be downcast and gloomy
    • One of the memorials for Kate will be shown in the final cutscene
  • Episode 3
    • The whiteboards in the Girls' Dormitories bear messages of mourning
    • Kate's door will be covered in crime scene tape, and a small memorial with candles and crosses will be placed in front of it
    • If Max didn't erase the link Victoria wrote on the mirror, messages of support and vengeance for Kate will be written on it
    • A memorial for Kate will stand where she fell
    • Max will be unsure of her powers when talking to Chloe
    • Victoria and Jefferson will comment on Kate's suicide
    • Max receives a text from Richard Marsh thanking Max for her efforts to help his daughter
    • The homeless woman outside of the Two Whales Diner will talk about Kate killing herself
    • The trucker outside of the Two Whales Diner will say that Arcadia Bay has a "slut committing suicide"
      • Max can tell him to leave town or that Kate wasn't a slut in response
    • Someone will write a graffiti that reads "You killed Kate" inside the Two Whales Diner's bathroom
    • Officer Berry will console Max, saying that they all know she did her best
  • Episode 4
    • Max can bring up the failure to save Kate when dealing with alternative Chloe's request
    • Max will not visit the hospital
    • Richard Marsh will text Max about attending Kate's funeral
    • Kate cannot help Max find Nathan's room
  • Episode 5
    • Max can blame Jefferson for Kate's death during the second focus
    • In Max's nightmare (the classroom scene), Kate's place in Jefferson's classroom will be spattered with blood
    • In Max's nightmare (the Girls' Dormitories scene), Kate will accuse Max of letting her die, and claim that she is stuck in hell forever now
    • In Max's nightmare (the diner scene), Kate will ask Max not to let her die

Who to Blame

BlameDecisionScreen

Decision screen for placing blame in the principal's office

After Kate's suicide attempt, Max has the option to blame David, Nathan, or Jefferson for the attempt. A fan made diagram plots out what situations get Max, David, Nathan, or no one suspended, though Jefferson will always face the same consequences if blamed.

  • This occurs when Max says “Nathan Dosed Her” after hiding the truth and taking the blame for Chloe's weed
  • When Principal Wells questions Max's honesty, David calls her a pot dealer and says she cannot be trusted. Wells suspends Max for "the next few days"
  • Episode 3
    • Nathan will anonymously text Max between episodes that she has plenty of time to ponder what a "fuckup looser" she is now that she is suspended
    • When looking at her class schedule, Max will comment "look at all the classes I won't be attending"
    • No pages will be set up to celebrate/protest Max’s suspension
    • Nathan will not send an email to Victoria
    • Dana will ask if Kate’s suicide attempt has anything to do with Max being suspended
    • Principal Wells will comment on Max's suspension if talked to outside the Prescott Dormitory
    • David will be involved in the chase at the Blackwell pool
    • Chloe and Max will discuss what Max’s school obligations are while suspended in the morning at Chloe’s house
    • Nathan will ask if Max is dressing in Rachel Amber’s clothes because she’s been suspended
    • Nathan will sarcastically thank Max for trying to get him in trouble
    • Nathan will say that Max shouldn’t have “bitch-snitched on [Nathan] to that fucked up principal”
  • Episode 5
    • Jefferson will not bring up what Max said in the principal's office

  • This occurs when Max says “David Bullied Her” after reporting Nathan, intervening on Kate's behalf, and taking the blame for Chloe's weed
  • When Max accuses him, David will respond that she is a pot dealer. Principal Wells, already suspicious of Max accusing Nathan, says that she’s making a habit of false accusations and suspends her for the next few days
  • Episode 3
    • Nathan will anonymously text Max between episodes that she has plenty of time to ponder what a "fuckup looser" she is now that she is suspended
    • When looking at her class schedule, Max will comment "look at all the classes I won't be attending"
    • No pages will be set up to celebrate/protest Max’s suspension
    • Nathan will not send an email to Victoria
    • Dana will ask if Kate’s suicide attempt has anything to do with Max being suspended
    • Principal Wells will comment on Max's suspension if talked to outside the Prescott Dormitory
    • David will be involved in the chase at the Blackwell pool
    • Chloe and Max will discuss what Max’s school obligations are while suspended
    • Nathan will ask if Max is dressing in Rachel Amber’s clothes because she’s been suspended
    • Nathan will say that Max is already in enough trouble with David
    • Nathan will be glad that Max “kept [her] big mouth shut in the Principal’s office”
  • Episode 5
    • Jefferson will not bring up what Max said in the principal's office

  • This occurs when Max says “David Bullied Her”:
    • without photographic evidence, but also without taking the blame for Chloe's weed
    • without photographic evidence and without reporting Nathan
  • Principal Wells is unwilling to suspend David without evidence, but also does not have sufficient distrust/evidence against Max to suspend her
  • Episode 3
    • Nathan will not anonymously text Max
    • When looking at her class schedule, Max will comment on being distracted
    • No pages will be set up in response to the lack of suspensions
    • Nathan will not send an email to Victoria
    • Dana will not ask if anything is related to Kate's suicide attempt, and will simply ask "so what are you saying Max?"
    • Principal Wells will not comment on thing if talked to outside the Prescott Dormitory
    • David will be involved in the chase at the Blackwell pool
    • Chloe and Max will discuss Max feeling like going to school every day is a test
    • Nathan will say that Max is the one trying to fake it until she makes it
    • Nathan will be glad that Max "kept [her] big mouth shut in the Principal's office"
  • Episode 5
    • Jefferson will not bring up what Max said in the principal's office

  • This occurs when Max says “David Bullied Her” with photographic evidence
  • Faced with photographic evidence of David's bullying ways, Principal Wells places him on temporary leave
  • Episode 3
    • Nathan will not anonymously text Max
    • When looking at her class schedule, Max will comment on being distracted
    • A page will be set up to celebrate David's potential firing
    • Nathan will not send an email to Victoria
      • Ms. Grant comments on the page, saying that it is in poor taste
    • Dana will ask if David had something to do with Kate's suicide attempt, seeing that he has already been "busted"
    • Principal Wells will not comment on thing if talked to outside the Prescott Dormitory
    • David will not be involved in the chase at the Blackwell pool
    • Chloe and Max will discuss Max feeling like going to school every day is a test
    • Nathan will say that Max is the one trying to fake it until she makes it
    • Nathan will be glad that Max "kept [her] big mouth shut in the Principal's office"
  • Episode 5
    • Jefferson will say that Max blamed the only person about to find out the truth

  • This occurs when Max says “Nathan Dosed Her”:
    • after reporting him
    • after hiding the truth and not taking the blame for Chloe's weed
  • Faced with the lack of any objection from David, Principal Wells sees Nathan as suspicious enough to warrant his suspension until further notice
  • Episode 3
    • Nathan will anonymously text Max that "Feminazis will be exterminated"
    • When looking at her class schedule, Max will comment on being distracted
    • No pages will be set up to celebrate/protest Nathan’s suspension
    • Nathan will send a cynical e-mail to Victoria about Max and the impending Vortex Club Party
    • Dana will ask if Kate's suicide attempt has anything to do with Nathan being suspended
    • Principal Wells will not comment on thing if talked to outside the Prescott Dormitory
    • David will be involved in the chase at the Blackwell pool
  • Episode 4
    • Nathan's jacket will be present in the Dark Room
  • Episode 5
    • Jefferson will thank Max for setting Nathan up for him

  • Jefferson will always be removed from the Everyday Heroes Contest and investigated by the school
  • Episode 3
    • Nathan will not anonymously text Max
    • When looking at her class schedule, Max will comment on being distracted
    • People will have created a page to support Jefferson
    • Nathan will not send an email to Victoria
    • Dana will mention Jefferson’s removal from the contest to Max if talked to
    • Jefferson will mention that he's not going to San Francisco multiple times to Victoria, though she does not seem to notice
    • Max can find a letter on Jefferson's classroom desk from Wells regarding the investigation
    • Victoria can angrily text Max vowing revenge for Jefferson's contest removal if she was comforted
    • Nathan will comment on how great it was seeing Max turn on her idol
    • Nathan will be glad Max “kept [her] big mouth shut in the Principal’s office”
  • Episode 4
    • Max will bring up blaming Jefferson during her conversation with him at the dorms
    • Nathan's jacket will not be present in the Dark Room
  • Episode 5
    • Jefferson will say that he though Max "almost had [him]," but that Principal Wells' alcoholism kept him from being too suspicious

Minor Choices

Lisa #2

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  • Episode 2
    • If Max already watered Lisa, she will say "drink up! it's got electrolytes"
  • Episode 3
    • If Max already watered Lisa, Lisa will drown
    • If Max did not previously water Lisa, Lisa will live

  • Episode 2
    • Max will not comment on Lisa's watering
  • Episode 3
    • If Max already watered Lisa, Lisa will live
    • If Max did not water Lisa at all, she will die of dehydration

Alyssa #2

TX MinChoice E2 1A Alyssa

  • Episode 2
    • Max can talk to Alyssa about Warren, nerd culture, and school
  • Episode 4
    • Contributes to Alyssa reading a Robert Frost quote to Max (2/4, all needed)

  • Episode 2
    • Max cannot talk to Alyssa, as she is in too much pain
  • Episode 4
    • Alyssa will not read a Robert Frost quote to Max

"Kate's Video"

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  • Episode 2
    • Max will bring up this action during part three of the conversation with Kate on the rooftop
      • This does not make it easier to talk Kate down
      • Kate will either accept or reject Max's statement depending on whether or not Max told her to go to the police in Episode 2
  • Episode 3
    • The lipstick smears will remain on the bathroom mirror
    • No one will write on the mirror

  • Episode 2
    • Max will not mention the link during part three of the conversation with Kate on the rooftop
      • This does not make it harder to talk Kate down
      • Kate will either accept or reject Max's statement depending on whether or not Max told her to go to the police in Episode 2
        • The way she rejects Max if she told Kate not to go to the police is particularly brutal
  • Episode 3
    • Other people will have erased the link
    • If Kate lived:
      • No one will write on the mirror
    • If Kate died:
      • One or more people will have written "FUCK THE HATERS," "sorry Kate," and "KATE MARSH DIED FOR OUR SINS" in three colors of lipstick

Taylor

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  • Episode 3
    • Taylor will believe Max promising not to tell anyone about Victoria sneaking out
  • Episode 4
    • Taylor will be open and trusting with Max at the party

  • Episode 3
    • Taylor won't be sure whether or not to believe Max will keep silent about Victoria sneaking out
  • Episode 4
    • Taylor will not trust Max during the party

Warren's Invite

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  • Episode 2
    • Warren will text Max repeatedly about going to the drive-in with him
  • Episode 3
    • Warren will deluge Max with texts about how she can't back out of going to the drive-in with him now
  • Episode 4
    • Brooke will be bitter about Max going with Warren and will not let Max fly her drone
    • Brooke will accuse Max of cheating on Warren with Nathan if asked where Nathan is, though she will tell Max that he isn't around
    • Warren will text Max about going to the drive-in with him (though texts will change depending on whether or not Max kissed Chloe)
  • Episode 5
    • Max will have the option to kiss Warren in the diner

  • Episode 2
    • Warren will text Max repeatedly about how he wishes she had accepted his invitation
  • Episode 3
    • Warren will deluge Max with texts about how he bought an extra ticket for her
  • Episode 4
    • Brooke will be happy that she's going with Warren and will let Max fly her drone
    • Broke will tell Max that she Nathan stormed off campus without any accusations
    • Warren will text Max about not going to the drive-in with him (though texts will change depending on whether or not Max kissed Chloe)
  • Episode 5
    • Max is less likely to be able to kiss Warren

The Junkyard

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  • Episode 4
    • Someone will have circled Max and Chloe's names and written "YOU'RE ALL GOING TO DIE" in red
    • The "was" in "Rachel was here" will be covered with a red "is"

  • Episode 4
    • No one will have circled Chloe's name
    • The "was" in "Rachel was here" will be covered with a red "is"

Train Tracks

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  • Episode 3
    • The trucker outside the Two Whales Diner will say that he is stuck in town due to the tracks being broken

  • Episode 3
    • The trucker outside the Two Whales Diner will say that the work in town has dried up

The Vortex Club

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  • Episode 3
    • Max cannot add herself to the Vortex Club Party list since she is already on the list
  • Episode 4
    • Courtney will greet Max as "our guest star" and escort her into the VIP section if talked to

  • Episode 3
    • Max has the option to add her name to the Vortex Club Party list
  • Episode 4
    • If Max added her name to the Vortex Club Party list:
      • An amusing cutscene will play and Courtney will tell Max that this is the closest she will ever get to the Vortex Club ever again
      • Max will have to sneak around the side of the pool
    • If Max didn't add her name to the Vortex Club Party list:
      • Courtney will be unreceptive to Max's pleas and she will have to sneak around the side of the pool

Help Warren

TX MinChoice E2 4B Warren

  • Episode 2
    • Max can take optional photo #9
  • Episode 3
    • Warren gets an A- on his experiment
    • Max can change Warren's grade to an A+
  • Episode 4
    • Warren will text the original Max before she returns to the original timeline about his grade (positively or very positively)
  • Episode 5
    • Max will have the option to kiss Warren in the diner

  • Episode 2
    • Max cannot take optional photo #9 (unless she rewound after helping Warren)
  • Episode 3
    • Warren gets a B- on his experiment
    • Max can change Warren's grade to a B+
  • Episode 4
    • Warren will text the original Max before she returns to the original timeline about his grade (negatively or somewhat negatively)
  • Episode 5
    • Max is less likely to be able to kiss Warren

Mr. Jefferson

TX MinChoice E2 4B Jefferson

  • Episode 2
    • If you accuse Jefferson, he will bring this up to Wells. Wells retorts that Max can speak for herself

  • Episode 2
    • If you accuse Jefferson, he will not bring up David

Episode 3

Major Choices

Handicapped Fund

MoneyDecisionScreen

Decision screen for the handicapped fund

When Max and Chloe break into Principal Wells’ office, Chloe finds a an envelope containing $5000. Chloe wants to steal this fund to pay Frank back; Max can either stop Chloe from stealing the money or encourage her to do so.

  • Chloe is upset that Max is keeping her from paying Frank back, but the school retains its handicapped fund
  • Episode 3
    • Chloe brings up not having the money as a reason to go swimming
    • Chloe brings up Max shaming her for wanting to take the money in the pool
    • The envelope of money is not seen in Chloe’s room
    • Chloe texts Frank saying that she doesn’t have the money; Frank texts back that she needs to have it by the end of the week
    • Counts against Chloe changing her phone background (4/4, will not change if another point was lost)
  • Episode 4
    • Max will wish she had let Chloe steal the money after reading Principal Wells’ letter to alternate Chloe
    • The envelope of money will not be seen in the original Chloe’s room
    • The Prescott Dormitory will be scheduled for accessibility upgrades between October 18 and October 25
      • Max is relieved that she didn’t let Chloe take the money
    • Frank automatically gets mad once during Max and Chloe’s confrontation with him
      • A fight will be triggered if he gets mad at any other point during the conversation
  • Episode 5
    • The nightmare version of Principal Wells will not bring up the money
    • The nightmare version of Max will not bring up the money
    • Does not count toward the "Max and Chloe are in love" condition

  • Chloe is glad that she can pay Frank back, though Max knows she’s stealing from a good cause
  • Episode 3
    • Chloe does not bring up the money as a reason to go swimming
    • Chloe brings up feeling like the queen of the world in the pool
    • The envelope of money is seen in Chloe’s room
    • Chloe texts Frank saying that she has the money and will give it to him later in the week
    • Contributes to Chloe changing her phone background (4/4, will change if at least two other point were gained)
  • Episode 4
    • Max will be glad she let Chloe steal the money after reading Principal Wells’ letter to alternate Chloe
    • The envelope of money will be seen in the original Chloe’s room
    • The Prescott Dormitory will have accessibility upgrades indefinitely delayed
      • Max will “feel like shit” upon seeing this
    • Frank can be given the money during Max and Chloe’s confrontation with him
      • He does not get angry if they give him the money
        • Angering him twice during the conversation (or during the segment about Rachel Amber) will trigger a fight
      • If Max chooses not to give him the money, Frank gets angry
        • A fight will be triggered if he gets mad at any other point during the conversation
  • Episode 5
    • The nightmare version of Principal Wells calls Max and Chloe "sick" for stealing the handicapped fund
    • The nightmare version of Max brings this up as evidence of Chloe dragging Max into trouble
    • Counts toward the "Max and Chloe are in love" condition

Double Dare

KissDecisionScreen

Decision screen for Chloe's dare

When Max and Chloe wake up the morning after breaking into Blackwell, Max is hesitant to try on Rachel Amber’s clothes. In response, Chloe dares (then double dares) Max to kiss her.

  • Max kisses Chloe, who is pleasantly surprised.
  • Episode 3
    • Chloe says she will let Warren know he doesn’t have a chance
    • Max will say that Chloe would probably want Max to kiss her again if they went on a roadtrip together
  • Episode 4
    • The original timeline Chloe will be somewhat surprised when Max hugs her in the morning, saying “you get one kiss and now you’re all over me?”
    • After Max reunites with the original timeline Chloe, she writes "The second I saw her blue hair and that beautiful pissed off face I wanted to kiss her again." in her journal
    • Warren will text Max that Chloe texted him that he was “out of the loop”
      • Exact text sequence will vary based on whether or not Max accepted his invitation in Episode 2
  • Episode 5
    • Warren will state to Chloe in Max's nightmare Max is trying "play with both of [them]" if Warren was kissed as well.
    • Max and Chloe will be shown kissing in the final part of Max's nightmare
    • Enables the "Max and Chloe are in love" condition
      • One choice must still count after the encounter with Warren at the diner for this condition to be in effect

  • Max turns Chloe down. Chloe isn’t surprised and retorts that Max probably kissed her and rewound.
  • Episode 3
    • Chloe will not comment on Warren
    • Max will say that Chloe would dare Max to drive the RV like she dared Max to kiss her
  • Episode 4
    • After Max reunites with the original timeline Chloe, she writes "The second I saw her blue hair and that beautiful pissed off face, I kind of regretted not kissing her when she double dared me. Maybe if she had double dog dared me..." in her journal
    • Warren will text Max that Chloe texted him about Max “shoot[ing] her down”
      • Exact text sequence will vary based on whether or not Max accepted his invitation in Episode 2
  • Episode 5
    • Warren and Chloe will discuss Max's romantic inclinations in Max's nightmare
    • Max will be shown turning Chloe down in the final part of Max's nightmare
    • Disables the "Max and Chloe are in love" condition
      • Max and Chloe will not kiss at the end of Episode 5

Madsen vs. Price

DavidChloeDecisionScreen

Decision screen for the argument between David and Chloe

  • When David gets home to the sight of Chloe and Max, he starts a fight with them. Chloe starts to bring up David’s surveillance and paranoia, and he threatens to hit her via physical gesture. Max can side with David or Chloe in the argument.

  • Max tries to tell Chloe that Nathan Prescott is their real concern, rather than David. Joyce eventually steps in to tell Chloe to stop fighting
  • Episode 3
    • David thanks Max, but tells her that this is his family now
    • Joyce is glad that Max stuck up for David
    • Chloe is very upset with Max for siding with David, wishing that Max would rewind the situation
    • Chloe will bring up Max siding with David as an example of Max betraying her when Chloe gets mad in Frank’s RV
  • Episode 4
    • Chloe will say that Max will have to sneak around David downstairs, and insinuate that Max and David are on friendly terms
    • David will be working in the garage
      • He will be friendly to Max if spoken to
    • Max will have to sneak around David in order to access his files
      • If Max has the code to his padlock, she can use it without him noticing
      • If Max does not have the code to his padlock, she will have to tamper with the fusebox and take the keys from his workbench
  • Episode 5
    • Does not count toward the "Max and Chloe are in love" condition

  • Max confronts David with all the ways his paranoia and abrasive ways have hurt those around him. Faced with the reality of David’s surveillance, Joyce tells him to find a hotel for the moment.
  • Episode 3
    • David tells Max to leave him alone, since she’s already torn apart his family
    • Joyce tells Max that what she did was OK
    • Chloe is quite happy that Max sided with her, saying that Max had “better not rewind this one”
    • Chloe will say “who hasn’t [betrayed me]! Fuck everybody!” when she gets mad in Frank’s RV
  • Episode 4
    • Chloe will say that Max will have to be careful around David downstairs, since he will be mad at Max for Joyce giving him the boot
    • David will be headed out the door as Max walks downstairs
      • He will confront Max sarcastically
    • Max will not have to sneak around David while accessing his files
      • If Max has the code to his padlock, she can use it
      • If Max does not have the code to the padlock, she will have to use the crowbar on David’s workbench to pry the cabinet open
  • Episode 5
    • Counts toward the "Max and Chloe are in love" condition

Pompidou

PompidouDecisionScreen

Decision screen for throwing a bone for Frank's dog

While breaking into Frank’s RV, Max is given the choice to lure Frank’s dog Pompidou into the road or into the parking lot.

  • Pompidou is hit by a truck and severely injured. Max is horrified that she possibly hurt Frank’s dog.
  • Episode 3
    • Max will feel guilty if she looks at any of Frank’s dog paraphernalia in the RV
    • No cutscene will play of Frank noticing Max and Chloe as they drive off
  • Episode 4
    • Nathan will take a picture of an injured Pompidou which can be seen on the bed of his dormitory room
    • Frank will bring up his dog getting injured and beating up the driver of the truck when confronted at the beach
      • This does not increase how angry he gets during the conversation
    • Frank cannot die during the confrontation with Chloe and Max
    • Pompidou cannot bite Chloe in the leg and force a rewind
    • Frank will ask Max and Chloe to keep a look out for whoever got Pompidou hurt if they don’t injure Frank during the confrontation
  • Episode 5
    • Pompidou will die before the storm
    • Pompidou will not be present in the diner
    • Frank will wish that Pompidou was there

  • Pompidou curls up in a corner of the parking lot. Max thinks to herself that she needs to hurry
  • Episode 3
    • Max will comment with fondness on Frank’s dog paraphernalia in the RV
    • A cutscene will play in which Frank looks outside and notices Max and Chloe leaving in Chloe's truck as Pompidou barks in the parking lot
  • Episode 4
    • There is no picture of Pompidou on the bed of Nathan's dormitory room
    • Frank will say that his dog will bite Max’s head off if she tries anything
      • This does not decrease how angry he gets during the conversation
    • Frank and Pompidou can die during the confrontation with Chloe and Max
      • If Max rewinds and tells Frank to close the door, neither will die
    • Pompidou can bite Chloe in the leg and force a rewind
      • If Max rewinds and tells Frank to close the door, this cannot happen
    • Frank will not ask Max and Chloe about Pompidou
  • Episode 5
    • Unless shot, Pompidou will not die before the storm
    • Unless shot, Pompidou will be present in the diner
      • If Max sits down in a booth, Pompidou will comfort her
    • Frank will not say anything about Pompidou

David's Gun

RVGunDecisionScreen

Decision screen for finding David's gun in Frank's RV

If Max didn’t fire the gun at Frank, she can find it in Frank’s RV. She can choose to leave it there or give it to Chloe

  • Max closes the cabinet without telling Chloe what it contains
  • Episode 3
    • Chloe does not get excited in the RV
  • Episode 4
    • Makes it harder to kill Frank
      • If Max stops Warren from beating up Nathan, Frank cannot be killed in the confrontation with Max and Chloe
      • If Max lets Warren beat up Nathan, Chloe will take Nathan’s gun and the confrontation will play out almost as if Max had given the gun to Chloe.
        • Frank can die in this situation
    • Chloe will retrieve David’s gun from Frank after the confrontation

  • Max takes the gun out of the cabinet and hands it to Chloe
  • Episode 3
    • Chloe gets excited when Max hands her the gun
  • Episode 4
    • Makes it easier to kill Frank
      • If Max did not injure Pompidou and Frank gets mad, Chloe will kill Frank and Pompidou
      • If Max injured Pompidou and Frank gets mad, Chloe will shoot Frank in the leg

Minor Choices

Max's Plant

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  • Episode 3
    • Max can comment on saving Lisa and Kate/Lisa and not Kate
    • Max will text her mom about managing to keep Lisa alive

  • Episode 3
    • Max can comment on saving Kate and not Lisa/saving neither Kate nor Lisa
    • Max will text her mom about killing Lisa

Warren's exam

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  • Episode 3
    • Max changes Warren's grade from a B-/A- to a B+/A+
  • Episode 4
    • Warren will text the original timeline Max somewhat negatively/very positively about his grade, depending on whether or not she helped him with his experiment in Episode 2
  • Episode 5
    • Max will have the option to kiss Warren in the diner

  • Episode 3
    • Warren's grade remains a B-/A-
  • Episode 4
    • Warren will text the original timeline Max negatively/positively about his grade, depending on whether or not she helped him with his experiment in Episode 2
  • Episode 5
    • Max is less likely to be able to kiss Warren

The Vortex Club party

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  • Episode 4
    • If Max convinced Courtney to add her to the Vortex Club Party list:
      • Courtney will greet Max as "our guest star" and escort her into the VIP section if talked to
    • If Max added her name to the Vortex Club Party list at the pool:
      • An amusing cutscene will play and Courtney will tell Max that this is the closest she will ever get to the Vortex Club ever again
      • Max will have to sneak around the side of the pool

  • Episode 4
    • Courtney will be unreceptive to Max's pleas and she will have to sneak around the side of the pool

Tampering with The Vortex Club Party list

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  • Episode 4
    • A random dude in a green jacket will be standing outside the VIP section complaining that he is on the list

  • Episode 4
    • A random dude in a green jacket will not appear at the party

The Message

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  • Episode 4
    • Chloe will have printed an email from the police requesting an interview regarding the sighting of her truck
    • Joyce will text Max saying that she knows the two of them broke into Blackwell (exact text will vary based on combination with Chloe and David's argument)

  • Episode 4
    • Joyce will text Max saying that she knows the two of them broke into Blackwell (exact text will vary based on combination with Chloe and David's argument)

  • Episode 4
    • David will reply to Officer Berry with an e-mail in which he defends Chloe (exact text will vary based on whether or not Max took the blame for Chloe's weed in Episode 1)

Alyssa #3

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  • Episode 3
    • Alyssa will talk to Max about Kate
  • Episode 4
    • Contributes to Alyssa reading a Robert Frost quote to Max (3/4, all needed)

  • Episode 3
    • Alyssa will not talk to Max, as she is "drowning in puddle scum"
  • Episode 4
    • Alyssa will not read a Robert Frost quote to Max

Homeless Woman

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  • Episode 3
    • The homeless woman doesn't think Max is crazy, and takes her warning of a storm seriously
  • Episode 5
    • The homeless woman will have left her spot before the storm

  • Episode 3
    • If talked to, the homeless woman will say that she hopes Max will share what she's hiding with her
  • Episode 5
    • The homeless woman will be seen dead, crushed under one of the dumpsters

Photo to the Past

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  • Episode 4
    • In the alternate reality, the photo will be framed in Chloe's room

  • Episode 4
    • The photo will not be in alternate Chloe's room

Max's mark

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  • Episode 4
    • The mark will be present in alternate Chloe’s house
      • Max can comment on the mark
    • Max will comment on the mark’s absence in the original timeline

  • Episode 4
    • The mark will not be present in alternate Chloe’s house
    • Max will not comment on the mark’s absence in the original timeline

Episode 4

Major Choices

Chloe's Request

InitialRequestDecisionScreen

The initial decision screen for alternate Chloe's request

FinalRequestDecisionScreen

The decision screen for alternate Chloe's request after choosing "I Don't Know"

After Max and alternate Chloe peruse a scrapbook together, Chloe reveals to Max that she is dying from her injury. Chloe asks Max to administer a lethal dose of morphine, so that Chloe's last memory will be having fun with Max.

  • Chloe will thank Max for "following her dream" then fall asleep.
  • Episode 4
    • The moment Max returns to the original reality and sees Chloe alive, she will run to Chloe and say: "Chloe, you're alive."
  • Episode 5
    • Max will receive a text message from Joyce in the nightmare sequence threatening her after finding out Chloe's death was recorded on surveillance.

  • Chloe will get angry at Max for not accepting her euthanasia request.
  • Episode 4
    • The moment Max returns to the original reality and sees Chloe alive, she will run to Chloe and say: "Chloe, you're back."
  • Episode 5
    • Max will receive a text message from Chloe in the nightmare sequence scolding her (with normal Chloe's language) for leaving her behind to suffer in her reality.

Warren Fight

WarrenFightDecisionScreen

Decision screen for Warren's fight with Nathan

Just as Max shows Chloe Nathan's burner phone, Nathan bursts into the Prescott Dormitory. After Chloe begins to physically stop him going after Max, Warren shows up and starts beating Nathan to a pulp. Max can stop Warren or let him continue beating up Nathan.

  • Warren beats Nathan until his face is covered in red marks, only stopping when Max meekly tells him that Nathan is down
  • Episode 4
    • Chloe takes Nathan's gun
      • Makes it easier to kill Frank, if Chloe did not have David's gun
        • If Max did not injure Pompidou and Frank gets mad, Chloe will kill Frank and Pompidou
        • If Max injured Pompidou and Frank gets mad, Chloe will shoot Frank in the leg
    • Nathan is left sobbing and apologizing on the floor of the dormitory
    • Warren will say that he "went psycho like Nathan"
    • Nathan will send Max a salty text
  • Episode 5
    • Jefferson will accuse Max of letting Warren almost beat Nathan to death, saying they're not so different

  • Max pulls Warren away from Nathan before he does any serious damage
  • Episode 4
    • Chloe does not take Nathan's gun
      • Makes it impossible to kill Frank, if Chloe did not have David's gun
        • If Max did not injure Pompidou and Frank gets mad, Pompidou will bite Chloe in the leg and Max will be forced to rewind
        • If Max injured Pompidou and Frank gets mad, Chloe will fight Frank for the gun and shoot him in the leg
    • Nathan grabs his gun and vaguely threatens Max, Chloe, and Warren before running off
    • Warren will say that he "almost went psycho like Nathan"
    • Nathan will send Max an edgy text
  • Episode 5
    • Jefferson will ask if Max thinks of herself as "good" because she stopped Warren from beating Nathan up

Frank Confrontation

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Max and Chloe confront Frank outside his RV

In the course of their search for clues about what happened to Rachel Amber and Kate Marsh, Max and Chloe realize that they need to decode Frank's logbook of drug transactions. They approach him on the beach in order to get the code from him. This confrontation can end peacefully, with Frank injured, or with Frank and Pompidou dead. A chart partially provided by DONTNOD gives a decent guide to the different ways the scene can play out, though the most useful segment is the final panel (displaying the different outcomes/how they come about) and the reactions listed for each dialog option.

  • Chloe shoots Pompidou, then Frank. Chloe takes the code off of Frank's body (and possibly David's gun), then leaves
  • Episode 4
    • During the "Investigation" scene, Chloe is traumatized and barely able to focus without Max's help
    • Chloe vows to turn herself in to the police during the "Investigation" scene
    • Max will have to comfort Chloe before Chloe will look up locations
    • Frank will not text Max
  • Episode 5
    • Frank and Pompidou will not appear in the diner
    • In Max's nightmare (in the diner scene), Frank will ask why Max killed him and is now killing all of his customers

  • Chloe shoots or stabs Frank in the leg. Chloe takes the code (and possibly David's gun) from Frank, then leaves
  • Episode 4
    • During the "Investigation" scene, Chloe is somewhat upset that she shot/stabbed Frank
    • Chloe does not consider turning herself in
    • Chloe will immediately look up locations when prompted to do so by Max
    • Frank will not text Max
  • Episode 5
    • Frank will appear in the diner
      • Frank's leg will be bandaged
      • Frank will be upset to see Max
      • Frank will argue with Max if told that Rachel is dead

  • Frank decides to trust Chloe and Max and hands them the code for his logbook (and possibly David's gun)
  • Episode 4
    • During the "Investigation" scene, Chloe is glad that no one got hurt
    • Chloe does not consider turning herself in
    • Chloe will immediately look up locations when prompted to do so by Max
    • Frank will text Max and wish her luck
  • Episode 5
    • Frank will appear in the diner
      • Frank's leg will be unadorned
      • Frank will be glad to see Max
      • Frank will initially hope that Max is wrong if told that Rachel is dead

Victoria and the Dark Room

VicDarkRoomDecisionScreen

Decision screen for Victoria at the party

While looking for Nathan at the End of the World Party, Max runs into Victoria, and talks to her about Kate, Nathan, and their interpersonal drama. After three rounds of conversation, Max has the opportunity to either warn Victoria about the Dark Room or change the subject to Nathan's location.

  • If Max comforted Victoria in Episode 1 and didn't reveal that she was behind the paint can during her conversation with Victoria, Victoria will believe Max's warning about the Dark Room and Nathan being dangerous.
  • Episode 4
    • Victoria trusts Max a little more and tells her that she hasn't seen Nathan at the party
    • Max and Victoria part on friendly terms
  • Episode 5
    • In timelines where Max ends up in the Dark Room:
      • Victoria will go to Jefferson for protection
      • Victoria will be drugged and taken to the Dark Room
      • Jefferson will murder Victoria

  • If Max made fun of Victoria in Episode 1 and/or revealed that she was behind the paint can during her conversation with Victoria, Victoria will not believe Max's warning about the Dark Room and Nathan being dangerous.
  • Episode 4
    • Victoria doesn't trust Max at all and promises to party even harder to spite Max, while telling her that Nathan isn't at the party
    • Max and Victoria part on unfriendly terms
  • Episode 5
    • Victoria will not go to Jefferson for protection
    • Victoria will not be drugged and taken to the Dark Room
    • Victoria will not be murdered

  • If Max doesn't warn Victoria about the Dark Room, Victoria will tell her that Nathan isn't around, though the tone of the conversation will vary based on Max's friendliness at the party
  • Episode 4
    • Victoria may or may not trust Max depending on the tone of their previous conversation, though she tells Max that Nathan isn't around regardless
    • Max and Victoria part on friendly or unfriendly terms, though Max has hidden something substantial from Victoria
  • Episode 5
    • Victoria will not go to Jefferson for protection
    • Victoria will not be drugged and taken to the Dark Room
    • Victoria will not be murdered

Minor Choices

The Blue Jay

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  • Episode 4
    • The blue jay escapes Chloe's house

  • Episode 4
    • If the blue jay died in Episode 1:
      • The blue jay remains dead
    • If the blue jay was saved in Episode 1:
      • The blue jay flies into the upstairs window and dies inside the house

Birds Nest

TX MinChoice E4 3B BirdNest

  • Episode 4
    • The nest will fall and the blue jay eggs will crack
    • Joyce will know that Max went through David's stuff in the garage
    • Joyce will text Max about the destruction of the nest

  • Episode 4
    • The nest will remain protected by the plank
    • Joyce will not know that Max went through David's stuff in the garage
    • Joyce will not text Max about the nest

David's Code

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  • Episode 4
    • Max remembers (or guesses) David's padlock code

  • Episode 4
    • Max uses a crowbar or keys to open David's padlock

Help from Kate

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  • Episode 4
    • Kate texts Max Nathan's room number when Max reaches the Boys' Dormitory
    • Max can find Nathan's room based on the number Kate texts her

  • Episode 4
    • Kate does not text Max when Max reaches the Boys' Dormitory
    • Max has to examine Nathan's slate in order to break into his room

Motivate Daniel

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  • Episode 4
    • Daniel will spend the party with Brooke
    • Daniel will invite Brooke to attend a Miyazaki exhibition in Portland with him

  • Episode 4
    • Daniel will not attend the party
    • Daniel will not invite Brooke to attend a Miyazaki exhibition in Portland with him

Warren's whiteboard

TX MinChoice E4 5A CuteMsgWarren

  • Episode 4
    • Warren will send a text message thanking Max for leaving her mark on his slate, stating that he "will never erase it"
  • Episode 5
    • Max will have the option to kiss Warren in the diner

  • Episode 4
    • Warren will not send a text message thanking Max for leaving her mark on his slate
  • Episode 5
    • Max is less likely to be able to kiss Warren
      • If Warren got a B- on his experiment and Max declined his invitation, Max will not have the option to kiss him


Nathan's PIN

TX MinChoice E4 3C PINCode

  • Episode 4
    • Max inputs Nathan's birthday in numeric form to unlock his burner phone

  • Episode 4
    • Max uses the PUK code included with the burner SIM to unlock Nathan's burner phone

Alyssa #4

TX MinChoice E4 8B SaveAlyssa

  • Episode 4
    • Alyssa will comment on the regularity of the attacks on her person
      • If she has been helped in the past, she will say “I’m on it”
      • If she has not been helped in the past, she will say “Again?”
    • Alyssa thanks Max and will talk to her
      • If Alyssa has been helped in all episodes, she can read a Robert Frost quote to Max
      • If Alyssa has not been helped in every episode, she will be friendly but not read Max a Robert Frost quote

  • Episode 4
    • Alyssa will comment on how she wishes Max had helped her
      • If she had been helped three times in the past, she will say "this is the one time" Max didn't warn her
      • If she had been helped one or two times in the past, she will comment that she wishes Max could’ve saved her from humiliation "like yesterday"
      • If she had not been helped in the past, she will talk about how Max always seems to be there whenever she gets hurt, yet Max never seems to intervene on her behalf

Episode 5

Major Choice

Final choice

FinalChoiceDecisionScreen

The last decision screen

On the cliff, Max is faced with the final choice of the game: does she sacrifice Chloe to let the residents of Arcadia Bay live, or does she sacrifice Arcadia Bay to spend her life with Chloe?

Max focuses on the photo of the butterfly and allows Nathan to kill Chloe while she cries in the corner.

  • Episode 5
    • Max will say goodbye to Chloe on the cliff
      • If Max and Chloe meet the "in love" condition (Max kissed Chloe, total number of certain decisions Max made in Chloe's favor (minus one if she kissed Warren) is greater than or equal to one), they will share a passionate kiss on the cliff
      • If Max and Chloe did not kiss in Episode 3, they will share a long hug on the cliff
    • The post-focus segment of changing photographs shows many altered events:
      • The photograph of Chloe standing over Nathan changes to David arresting Nathan while Chloe bleeds out
      • The photograph of Nathan hitting Warren changes to Nathan in a police interrogation room
      • The photograph of a thing changes to another thing
      • The photograph of Max and Chloe eating at the Two Whales Diner changes to Joyce giving some of Chloe's belongings to Max at the Two Whales Diner
      • The photograph of Max and Chloe on the cliff changes to Max in a black dress on the cliff
    • Max attends Chloe's funeral with Joyce, David, Kate, Warren, Victoria, Dana, Justin and Trevor.
    • A blue butterfly lands on Chloe's coffin and Max smiles

Max tears up the photo of the butterfly and stands with Chloe as they watch the tornado destroy Arcadia Bay.

  • Episode 5
    • Max and Chloe hold hands on the cliff
    • No focus segments occur
    • Max and Chloe drive out of Arcadia Bay together
    • Max looks at Chloe and smiles

Minor Choices

Note: None of these choices are reflected in the final timeline.

David vs Jefferson fight

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  • Episode 5
    • Max warns David during the fight with Jefferson, and helps him defeat Jefferson with further actions (telling him to use the camera, pushing the cart towards Jefferson, and/or pulling the cord of the lights)
    • David's face is scarred after the fight

  • Episode 5
    • Max pushes the cart towards Jefferson without warning David. David survives to the point of Max pulling the cord of the lights uninjured
    • David's face is unscarred after the fight

David to kill Jefferson

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  • Episode 5
    • David will break down and sit on the ground
    • The nightmare version of Jefferson with a flashlight will ask how Max could "let that hillbilly kill [him]"
    • The nightmare version of Max will bring this up as an example of the death and destruction left in Max's wake

  • Episode 5
    • David will jump right into searching for evidence on the Dark Room's computer
    • The nightmare version of Jefferson with a flashlight will not bring up Max letting him live
    • The nightmare version of Max will not bring up Jefferson's life

Trucker's life

TX MinChoice E5 5C Trucker

  • Episode 5
    • Max pulls the beam off of the trucker, who thanks her and explains his reasons for still being in town
    • The nightmare version of the trucker will thank Max for saving his life

  • Episode 5
    • Max leaves the trucker trapped under the beam
    • The nightmare version of the trucker will say that it's ok he's gone, but say that it's time for Max to pay her dues

Evan's life

TX MinChoice E5 5C Evan

  • Episode 5
    • Max rewinds and gets Evan out of the way of the airborne sign
    • Evan runs off in the direction Max drove from
    • The nightmare version of Evan will ask what the point of saving his life was if she's just going to let him die

  • Episode 5
    • Evan is hit and killed by an airborne sign
    • Evan dies
    • The nightmare version of Evan will ask Max why she won't bother to save him or the bay, calling her "pathetic"

Alyssa's life

TX MinChoice E5 5C Alyssa

  • Episode 5
    • Max moves a plank and helps Alyssa down from the building she is trapped in
    • Alyssa will thank Max and run off
      • If Max helped Alyssa every time, a sign will fall and Alyssa will push Max out of the way of the sign, saying that it is her way of repaying Max and that they are "even"
      • If Max did not help Alyssa every time, she will simply run off
    • The nightmare version of Alyssa will ask why Max is going to let her die

  • Episode 5
    • Alyssa stays in the building near the diner
      • If Max chooses the option to "help" Alyssa and did not help her in every episode, she will step backwards and fall to her death
      • If Max does not choose this option under these circumstances, Alyssa is presumably killed by the storm in the timeline where David helps Max escape the Dark Room
    • Alyssa will not say anything after she falls or Max leaves the area
    • The nightmare version of Alyssa will ask how Max can let everyone else in Arcadia Bay die

Fisherman's life

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  • Episode 5
    • Max rewinds and moves the fisherman away from the exposed wiring before interacting with the fusebox to start the sprinklers
    • The fisherman escapes the store
    • The nightmare version of the fisherman will say that Max saved his life and gave him another chance to catch a fish

  • Episode 5
    • Max interacts to start the sprinklers without helping the fisherman
    • The fisherman is electrocuted
    • The nightmare version of the fisherman will say "like I told you before, old fisherman never die...well, until now."

Joyce's mind about David

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  • Episode 5
    • Joyce decides to give David a second chance and bring him back to the house

  • Episode 5
    • Joyce decides to keep David out of the house, saying that he sometimes scares her

The truth about Rachel

TX MinChoice E5 5C Frank

  • Episode 5
    • Frank breaks down at the realization that his actions killed Rachel

  • Episode 5
    • Frank does not break down in reaction to the news about Rachel

Max's relationship with Warren

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  • Episode 5
    • Warren will almost confess his feelings for Max, but Max will interrupt and say that she knows
    • The nightmare version of Warren will bring this up Max kissing him as a negative to the nightmare version of Chloe when Max is tied up while watching Chloe
      • If Chloe was kissed as well, Chloe will accuse Max of trying to "play with us both"
      • If Max did not kiss Chloe, Warren will insult Max's kissing abilities
    • Reduces the value of the "Max and Chloe are in love" condition by 1
      • If Max sided with Chloe 2 or more times (with regard to Chloe's weed, Kate's call, stealing the money, and/or the argument with David), this will not affect their relationship
      • If Max sided with Chloe 1 time (with regard to Chloe's weed, Kate's call, stealing the money, or the argument with David), the "Max and Chloe are in love" condition will be disabled

  • Episode 5
    • Max will tell Warren to take care of Joyce (and Frank, if present), then focus on the photo
    • The nightmare version of Warren with a flashlight will ask Max why she does not love him as Brooke does
    • The nightmare version of Warren will bring up Max not kissing him as a negative to the nightmare version of Chloe when Max is tied up while watching Chloe
      • If Chloe was kissed, thing
      • If Max did not kiss Chloe, thing
    • Does not affect the "Max and Chloe are in love" condition

  • Episode 5
    • Max and Warren will share a long hug
    • The nightmare version of Warren will bring up Max not kissing him as a negative to the nightmare version of Chloe when Max is tied up while watching Chloe
      • If Chloe was kissed, thing
      • If Max did not kiss Chloe, thing
    • Does not affect the "Max and Chloe are in love" condition

Trivia

  • Though the game indicates that there will be consequences when Max opens the cupboard in the garage, David does not bring it up and it is not listed at the end of Episode 1. The only consequences from opening the cupboard involve different dialog with Chloe at the lighthouse if Max turns on the CCTV.
  • Some actions can result in slightly different dialogue for certain conversation options, such as looking at the card from Kate's father in Episode 2 or talking to Frank about his photo of Rachel in Episode 3. Despite this, they are not indicated to have consequences when they initially occur.
  • TX MinChoice E4 5A NathanDoor
    An unused in-game choice graphic called TX_MinChoice_E4_5A_NathanDoor can be extracted from the game's files. It can be assumed that Episode 4 originally had a minor choice related to whether Max used her rewind powers in order to fix Nathan's room door or not.
    • Although this choice is not present in minor choices log, there is a consequence of it in game with Nathan sending Max an additional text message remarking on his room door being broken by her. This text is bugged however; in Episode 5, the Warren-dependent text will appear twice and the door text once, regardless of whether or not the player damaged Nathan's door.

See also

  • A "compendium of choices" from Life is Strange, for up to Episode 3 and within Episode 4, which is less detailed than this article and partially inspired its creation.

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