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Controls (PC)

How I Move: The controls menu for the PC version of Life Is Strange.

The Control Scheme page lists the default control keys for DONTNOD Entertainment and Square Enix's Life Is Strange across all five platforms: PC, PlayStation 3/4 and Xbox 360/One.

Personal Computer

Symbol Name Primary Function
WASD
Movement Players can control the character Max using the W, A, S and D, keys.
Keyboard White Mouse Simple
Camera Use the mouse to move the camera.
Keyboard White Space
Skip Scene

To skip a scene previously watched after rewinding, press the Spaceabar button.

Keyboard White Mouse Left
Contextual action Hold left mouse button drag the Keyboard White Mouse Simple and release left mouse button to perform contextual action(s)
Keyboard White Mouse Right
Rewind Hold lright mouse button to rewind time.
Keyboard White Shift Alt
Move Hold shift to move faster
When rewinding, press Keyboard White Mouse Right and the Hold shift to rewind faster.
Keyboard White Mouse Middle
Center Camera Use middle mouse button to recenter camera
Keyboard White Tab
Journal Tab Press tab to open your journal


PlayStation

PlayStation 3

Symbol Name Primary Function
PS3 Select
Journal select Access or exit Max's journal, use the select on the DualShock controller.
PS3 Start
Pause Menu

Pause the game.

PS3 Left
Movement Players can control the character Max using the left analog stick.
PS3 Right
Camera Players can control the direction of the camera using the right analog stick.
PS3 L1
Journal Tab Use L1 to browse journal tabs.
PS3 R1
Skip
Journal Tab
Use R1 to skip or fast forward through a scene previously viewed prior to rewinding.
Us R1 to browse journal tabs above
PS3 L2
Rewind Rewind time by holding down the L2 button.
PS3 R2
Quick rewind
Run
While holding down L2 to rewind, hold down R2 to rewind faster.
Hold R2 to move/walk faster.
PS3 Down
Forward/Back Use the left and right d-pad buttons to browse through photographs and Max's journal.
PS3 Triangle
Look/Dialog To interact and study with objects in front of Max, click the triangle button.
To choose dialog with new information (from rewind) click the triangle button.
PS3 Square
Dialog Press square to choose an option provided on the dialog tree.
Press square to take a photograph.
PS3 Cross
Read/Use To read interactive objects, press the x/cross button.
To use objects press the x/cross button
PS3 Circle
Go Back; Dialog After reading the journal or other interactive objects, to back out, press the circle button.
Press circle to choose an option provided on the dialog tree.

PlayStation 4

Symbol Name Primary Function
PS4 Share
Share Button Share Media
PS4 Touch Pad
Journal select Access or exit Max's journal, use the select on the DualShock controller.
PS4 Options
Pause Menu

Pause the game.

PS4 Left Stick
Movement Players can control the character Max using the left analog stick.
PS4 Right Stick
Camera Players can control the direction of the camera using the right analog stick.
PS4 L1
Journal Tab Use L1 to browse journal tabs.
PS4 R1
Skip
Journal Tab
Use R1 to skip or fast forward through a scene previously viewed prior to rewinding.
Us R1 to browse journal tabs above
PS4 L2
Rewind Rewind time by holding down the L2 button.
PS4 R2
Quick rewind
Run
While holding down L2 to rewind, hold down R2 to rewind faster.
Hold R2 to move/walk faster.
PS4 Dpad
Forward/Back Use the left and right d-pad buttons to browse through photographs and Max's journal.
PS4 Triangle
Look/Dialog To interact and study with objects in front of Max, click the triangle button.
To choose dialog with new information (from rewind) click the triangle button.
PS4 Square
Dialog Press square to choose an option provided on the dialog tree.
Press square to take a photograph.
PS4 Cross
Read/Use To read interactive objects, press the x/cross button.
To use objects press the x/cross button
PS4 Circle
Go Back; Dialog After reading the journal or other interactive objects, to back out, press the circle button.
Press circle to choose an option provided on the dialog tree.

Xbox

Xbox 360 Controller

Symbol Name Primary Function
Back Button
Journal Menu Access or exit Max's journal, use the back button on the Xbox controller.
Start Button
Pause Menu

Pause the game.

Stick left
Movement Players can control the character Max using the left analog stick.
Stick right
Camera Players can control the direction of the camera using the right analog stick.
Trigger left
Rewind Use LT to to rewind time.
Trigger right
Quick Rewind
Run
Use RT to While holding down LT to rewind, hold down RT to rewind faster.
Hold RT to move/walk faster.
Bumper left
Journal Tab Browse through Max's Journal using the LB button.
Bumper right
Journal Tab
Skip
Browse through Max's Journal using the RB button.
Skip a scene previously viewed using the RB button.
Dpad down
Forward/Back Use the left and right d-pad buttons to browse through photographs and Max's journal.
Button y
Look
To interact and study with objects in front of Max, click the triangle button.
To choose dialog with new information (from rewind) click the triangle button.
Button x
Dialog Press X to choose an option provided on the dialog tree.
Press X to take a photograph.
Button a
Read To read interactive objects, press the A button.
To use objects press the A button
Button b
Back
Dialog
After reading the journal or other interactive objects, to back out, press the B button.
Press B to choose an option provided on the dialog tree.

Xbox One Controller

Symbol Name Primary Function
XboxOne Windows
Journal Menu Access or exit Max's journal, use the back button on the Xbox controller.
XboxOne Menu
Pause Menu

Pause the game.

XboxOne Left Stick
Movement Players can control the character Max using the left analog stick.
XboxOne Right Stick
Camera Players can control the direction of the camera using the right analog stick.
XboxOne LT
Rewind Use LT to to rewind time.
XboxOne RT
Quick Rewind
Run
Use RT to While holding down LT to rewind, hold down RT to rewind faster.
Hold RT to move/walk faster.
XboxOne LB
Journal Tab Browse through Max's Journal using the LB button.
XboxOne RB
Journal Tab
Skip
Browse through Max's Journal using the RB button.
Skip a scene previously viewed using the RB button.
XboxOne Dpad
Forward/Back Use the left and right d-pad buttons to browse through photographs and Max's journal.
XboxOne Y
Look
To interact and study with objects in front of Max, click the triangle button.
To choose dialog with new information (from rewind) click the triangle button.
XboxOne X
Dialog Press X to choose an option provided on the dialog tree.
Press X to take a photograph.
XboxOne A
Read To read interactive objects, press the A button.
To use objects press the A button
XboxOne B
Back
Dialog
After reading the journal or other interactive objects, to back out, press the B button.
Press B to choose an option provided on the dialog tree.

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