Feral Interactive is bringing Life is Strange: Before the Storm to Mac and Linux next week.
Originally developed by Deck Nine, Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a standalone story set three years before Dontnod’s 2015 breakout hit, Life is Strange.
The game was released across three separate episodes on PC and console, but comes to Mac and Linux on September 13, 2018 in one complete package. It will also be available in a Deluxe Edition with additional content, including the bonus episode, Farewell. The Deluxe Edition is priced at $24.82/£20.22/€24.82.
Life is Strange: Before the Storm centres on the friendship between fan-favourite Chloe Price, and rebellious friend Rachel Amber. In our review we said the powerful central relationship, and strong writing, combine to “elevate Before the Storm above the original series.”
Here are the system requirements you’ll need to play the game.
Life is Strange: Before the Storm – Mac system and model requirements
- AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards, 1.5GB Intel Iris 5100 or better.
- Mac Minis since late 2014
- 13″ MacBook Pros since 2013
- 15″ MacBook Pros since mid 2012 with a 1GB graphics card or better (2015 models with an AMD 370X are not supported)
- 21.5″ iMacs released since late 2013
- 27″ iMacs released since late 2013 (Late 2012 models with Nvidia 675 or Nvidia 680 also supported.)
- 27″ iMac Pros released since late 2017
- Mac Pros released since late 2013
Life is Strange: Before the Storm – Linux system requirements:
- OS: Ubuntu 18.04
- Processor: Intel Core i3-4130T @ 2.90GHz
- GPU: 2GB Nvidia GTX 680 or 2GB AMD R9 270 or better
- System RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 28GB
- AMD GPUs require Mesa driver 18.1.6, Nvidia cards require driver 396.54 or better.
- Intel GPUs are not supported
If Before the Storm is your first experience with the franchise – and you want to continue the story – Dontnod’s five-part original is also available on Mac and Linux from Feral Entertainment.
Special delivery for you
If you want to keep on top of the latest news, features, reviews, guides, and sales, we can send all our latest articles and great content straight to your inbox. You know, collated together, once or twice a week, in a newsletter. We wouldn't send them one at a time – that would be weird and annoying!
Recommended for you
Latest from Thumbsticks
Everything featured in the September 2021 Nintendo Direct
The September 2021 Nintendo Direct was a bit of a mixed bag, really. Here are the high- and low-lights from...
The Nintendo Switch eShop Blockbuster Sale is now live
Nintendo Switch owners can save up to 75% on some excellent games (including some rare first-party discounts) in the new...
Planet Zoo announces North America Animal Pack DLC
We're trying to avoid making jokes about Planet Zoo's beaver. (You have no idea how hard it is right now.)
Ashley Tisdale discusses The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes
In a new interview, actor Ashley Tisdale speaks about the experience of making The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes.
Save on great games in the PlayStation Store Big in Japan sale
The latest PlayStation Store sale discounts some excellent PS4 and PS5 games from Japanese developers and publishers.
Surprise! Nintendo announces September 2021 Nintendo Direct
There's a September 2021 Nintendo Direct presentation happening very soon. Nothing like a bit of notice, eh, Nintendo?
Arkane is back with another high-concept shooter. Is Deathloop the studio's next masterpiece, or are we playing the same game...
Godot Engine adds native Arabic text support
It's 2021. It shouldn't be a massive surprise when a game engine like Godot adds proper, out-of-the-box Arabic text support,...