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There are 60 achievements[1] (61 trophies)[2] that can be earned in Life is Strange, all of which involve taking optional photos and finishing an episode; and 34 achievements[3] (35 trophies)[4] that can be earned in Life is Strange: Before the Storm, which involve writing optional graffiti. There is one platinum trophy in both games that is exclusive to PlayStation consoles.

There are hints on where each optional photo may be located by looking at the sketch drawings in Max Caulfield's optional photos section in her journal and by replaying a particular scene in an episode. All achievements that are awarded for taking optional photos refer to photography terms.

In Before the Storm, a similar mechanic is present: each object with a graffiti opportunity is drawn and hinted at in Chloe's journal. The names of some achievements are references to Shakespeare's play The Tempest or other media.

Life is Strange Edit

What If Achievement What if?
PlatinumTrophy8.1% (Very Rare)
Unlock all other trophies from Life Is Strange™

Episode One - "Chrysalis" Edit

Macro Eyes Achievement Macro EyesSteam Logo black67.6%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy73.5% (Common)
Take optional photo #1 in Episode 1: Chrysalis
Wide Angles Achievement Wide AnglesSteam Logo black14.3%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy17.2% (Rare)
Take optional photo #2 in Episode 1: Chrysalis
Telephotogenic Achievement TelephotogenicSteam Logo black22.6%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy25.1% (Rare)
Take optional photo #3 in Episode 1: Chrysalis
Close-Ups Achievement Close-UpsSteam Logo black14.1%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy15.9% (Rare)
Take optional photo #4 in Episode 1: Chrysalis
Red Eye Achievement Red EyeSteam Logo black41.5%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy45.4% (Rare)
Take optional photo #5 in Episode 1: Chrysalis
Focused Achievement FocusedSteam Logo black16.6%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy22.4% (Rare)
Take optional photo #6 in Episode 1: Chrysalis
Zoomed In Achievement Zoomed InSteam Logo black15%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy17% (Rare)
Take optional photo #7 in Episode 1: Chrysalis
Focal Pointed Achievement Focal PointedSteam Logo black14.5%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy17.1% (Rare)
Take optional photo #8 in Episode 1: Chrysalis
Maximum Aperture Achievement Maximum ApertureSteam Logo black13.2%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy15.6% (Rare)
Take optional photo #9 in Episode 1: Chrysalis
Light Leak Achievement Light LeakSteam Logo black22.2%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy23.2% (Rare)
Take optional photo #10 in Episode 1: Chrysalis
Visionary Achivement VisionarySteam Logo black7.5%Xbox G Icon45
BronzeTrophy11.1% (Very Rare)
Take all optional photos in Episode 1: Chrysalis
Chrysalis Achievement ChrysalisSteam Logo black51.2%Xbox G Icon55
BronzeTrophy54.6% (Common)
Finish Episode 1: Chrysalis

Episode Two - "Out of Time" Edit

Field Of View Achievement Field Of ViewSteam Logo black28.9%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy32.2% (Rare)
Take optional photo #1 in Episode 2: Out Of Time
Full Exposure Achievement Full ExposureSteam Logo black15.6%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy18.2% (Rare)
Take optional photo #2 in Episode 2: Out of Time
Processor Achievement ProcessorSteam Logo black11.1%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy14.2% (Very Rare)
Take optional photo #3 in Episode 2: Out of Time
Image Stabilizer Achievement Image StabilizerSteam Logo black15%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy17.5% (Rare)
Take optional photo #4 in Episode 2: Out of Time
Compressed Achievement CompressedSteam Logo black22%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy25.2% (Rare)
Take optional photo #5 in Episode 2: Out of Time
Pixelated Achievement PixelatedSteam Logo black14.3%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy18% (Rare)
Take optional photo #6 in Episode 2: Out of Time
Dynamic Range Achievement Dynamic RangeSteam Logo black32%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy37.5% (Rare)
Take optional photo #7 in Episode 2: Out of Time
Colorized Achievement ColorizedSteam Logo black19.7%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy20.7% (Rare)
Take optional photo #8 in Episode 2: Out of Time
Meter Made Achievement Meter MadeSteam Logo black16.3%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy19.5% (Rare)
Take optional photo #9 in Episode 2: Out of Time
Resolution Revolution Achievement Resolution RevolutionSteam Logo black25.8%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy28.3% (Rare)
Take optional photo #10 in Episode 2: Out of Time
Lab Master Achievement Lab MasterSteam Logo black6.8%Xbox G Icon45
BronzeTrophy10.4% (Very Rare)
Take all optional photos in Episode 2: Out of Time
Out Of Time Achievement Out of TimeSteam Logo black32.4%Xbox G Icon55
BronzeTrophy37.7% (Rare)
Finish Episode 2: Out of Time

Episode Three - "Chaos Theory" Edit

Parallax View Achievement Parallax ViewSteam Logo black6.6%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy10.2% (Very Rare)
Take optional photo #1 in Episode 3: Chaos Theory
Lenscrafted Achievement LenscraftedSteam Logo black9.2%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy11.9% (Very Rare)
Take optional photo #2 in Episode 3: Chaos Theory
The Reflex Achievement The ReflexSteam Logo black22.2%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy26.9% (Rare)
Take optional photo #3 in Episode 3: Chaos Theory
Histogrammar Achievement HistogrammarSteam Logo black21.8%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy26.3% (Rare)
Take optional photo #4 in Episode 3: Chaos Theory
Bokeh Achievement BokehSteam Logo black9.9%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy12.1% (Very Rare)
Take optional photo #5 in Episode 3: Chaos Theory
Pinholed Achievement PinholedSteam Logo black19.5%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy22% (Rare)
Take optional photo #6 in Episode 3: Chaos Theory
RAWStrengthAchievement RAW StrengthSteam Logo black8.1%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy11.1% (Very Rare)
Take optional photo #7 in Episode 3: Chaos Theory
Viewfinder Achievement ViewfinderSteam Logo black11%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy13.5% (Very Rare)
Take optional photo #8 in Episode 3: Chaos Theory
Optican Achievement OpticanSteam Logo black12.7%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy15.2% (Rare)
Take optional photo #9 in Episode 3: Chaos Theory
Flash! Achievement Flash!Steam Logo black21.2%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy25.6% (Rare)
Take optional photo #10 in Episode 3: Chaos Theory
Camera Eye Achievement Camera EyeSteam Logo black5.3%Xbox G Icon45
BronzeTrophy9.1% (Very Rare)
Take all optional photos in Episode 3: Chaos Theory
Chaos Theory Achievement Chaos TheorySteam Logo black28.9%Xbox G Icon55
BronzeTrophy33.3% (Rare)
Finish Episode 3: Chaos Theory

Episode Four - "Dark Room" Edit

Ambient Achievement AmbientSteam Logo black16.6%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy19.6% (Rare)
Take optional photo #1 in Episode 4: Dark Room
Time-Lapsed Achievement Time-LapsedSteam Logo black16%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy20% (Rare)
Take optional photo #2 in Episode 4: Dark Room
Balance Achievement BalanceSteam Logo black10.8%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy13.3% (Very Rare)
Take optional photo #3 in Episode 4: Dark Room
Rangefinder Achievement RangefinderSteam Logo black13.1%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy15.2% (Rare)
Take optional photo #4 in Episode 4: Dark Room
Gamma Value Achievement Gamma ValueSteam Logo black7.4%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy10.5% (Very Rare)
Take optional photo #5 in Episode 4: Dark Room
Dioptric Power Achievement Dioptric PowerSteam Logo black14.4%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy16.2% (Rare)
Take optional photo #6 in Episode 4: Dark Room
Fisheye Achievement FisheyeSteam Logo black12.1%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy14.2% (Very Rare)
Take optional photo #7 in Episode 4: Dark Room
Manually Exposed Achievement Manually ExposedSteam Logo black24.1%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy27.9% (Rare)
Take optional photo #8 in Episode 4: Dark Room
Slideshow Achievement SlideshowSteam Logo black9%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy12.2% (Very Rare)
Take optional photo #9 in Episode 4: Dark Room
Tripod Achievement TripodSteam Logo black5.2%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy9.1% (Very Rare)
Take optional photo #10 in Episode 4: Dark Room
Shutterbug Achievement ShutterbugSteam Logo black4.7%Xbox G Icon45
BronzeTrophy8.6% (Very Rare)
Take all optional photos in Episode 4: Dark Room
Dark Room Achievement Dark RoomSteam Logo black26.2%Xbox G Icon55
BronzeTrophy29.7% (Rare)
Finish Episode 4: Dark Room

Episode Five - "Polarized" Edit

Incandescent Achievement IncandescentSteam Logo black7.9%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy11.3% (Very Rare)
Take optional photo #1 in Episode 5: Polarized
Night Vision Achievement Night VisionSteam Logo black10.3%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy13.7% (Very Rare)
Take optional photo #2 in Episode 5: Polarized
Framed Achievement 64x64px FramedSteam Logo black21.4%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy24.7% (Rare)
Take optional photo #3 in Episode 5: Polarized
Camera Obscura Achievement Camera ObscuraSteam Logo black6.9%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy10.3% (Very Rare)
Take optional photo #4 in Episode 5: Polarized
Blowup Achievement BlowupSteam Logo black8.1%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy11.1% (Very Rare)
Take optional photo #5 in Episode 5: Polarized
Iris Achievement IrisSteam Logo black6.8%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy10.4% (Very Rare)
Take optional photo #6 in Episode 5: Polarized
Sensor Achievement SensorSteam Logo black11.7%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy14.3% (Very Rare)
Take optional photo #7 in Episode 5: Polarized
On Display Achievement On DisplaySteam Logo black4.9%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy9% (Very Rare)
Take optional photo #8 in Episode 5: Polarized
Light Meter Achievement Light MeterSteam Logo black4.7%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy8.7% (Very Rare)
Take optional photo #9 in Episode 5: Polarized
Silhouettes Achievement SilhouettesSteam Logo black10.6%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy13.3% (Very Rare)
Take optional photo #10 in Episode 5: Polarized
Selfie Awareness Achievement Selfie AwarenessSteam Logo black4%Xbox G Icon45
BronzeTrophy8.2% (Very Rare)
Take all optional photos in Episode 5: Polarized
Polarized Achievement PolarizedSteam Logo black24.7%Xbox G Icon55
GoldTrophy27.5% (Rare)
Finish Episode 5: Polarized

Before the Storm Edit

Bring on the Storm Achievement Bring on the Storm
PlatinumTrophy21.1% (Rare)
Complete all other trophies
Before the Storm Before the StormSteam Logo black46.2%Xbox G Icon100
GoldTrophy54% (Common)
Complete Episode 1, Episode 2 and Episode 3 of Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Episode One - "Awake" Edit

Recreational Vandalism Achievement Recreational VandalismSteam Logo black67.9%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy77.2% (Common)
Complete the optional graffiti #1 in Episode 1: Awake
I See U Saw Achievement I See U SawSteam Logo black72.4%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy80.7% (Common)
Complete the optional graffiti #2 in Episode 1: Awake
The Last Unicorn Achievement The Last UnicornSteam Logo black53.6%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy64.6% (Common)
Complete the optional graffiti #3 in Episode 1: Awake
Home Unimprovement Achievement Home UnimprovementSteam Logo black32.8%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy45.3% (Rare)
Complete the optional graffiti #4 in Episode 1: Awake
Rock Idol Achievement Rock IdolSteam Logo black31.5%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy42.8% (Rare)
Complete the optional graffiti #5 in Episode 1: Awake
Dramatis Personae Achievement Dramatis PersonaeSteam Logo black42.1%Xbox G Icon10
SilverTrophy52.3% (Common)
Complete the optional graffiti #6 in Episode 1: Awake'
Mulligan Stew Achievement Mulligan StewSteam Logo black32.1%Xbox G Icon10
SilverTrophy47.1% (Rare)
Complete the optional graffiti #7 in Episode 1: Awake
Pioneer Spirit Achievement Pioneer SpiritSteam Logo black45.7%Xbox G Icon10
SilverTrophy54.1% (Common)
Complete the optional graffiti #8 in Episode 1: Awake
Face Your Anger Achievement Face Your AngerSteam Logo black23.5%Xbox G Icon10
SilverTrophy38.4% (Rare)
Complete the optional graffiti #9 in Episode 1: Awake
Lucid Writing Achievement Lucid WritingSteam Logo black24.1%Xbox G Icon10
SilverTrophy40.2% (Rare)
Complete the optional graffiti #10 in Episode 1: Awake
Awake Dear Heart Achievement Awake, Dear HeartSteam Logo black69.9%Xbox G Icon200
GoldTrophy81.9% (Common)
Complete Episode 1: Awake

Episode Two - "Brave New World" Edit

Stagehandwriting Achievement StagehandwritingSteam Logo black26.3%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy35.9% (Rare)
Complete the optional graffiti #1 in Episode 2: Brave New World
Radical Piratical Achievement Radical PiraticalSteam Logo black37.8%Xbox G Icon10
SilverTrophy46.5% (Rare)
Complete the optional graffiti #2 in Episode 2: Brave New World
Feels on Wheels Achievement Feels on WheelsSteam Logo black57.3%Xbox G Icon10
SilverTrophy65.1% (Common)
Complete the optional graffiti #3 in Episode 2: Brave New World
Canon Wall Achievement Canon WallSteam Logo black45.5%Xbox G Icon10
SilverTrophy54.9% (Common)
Complete the optional graffiti #4 in Episode 2: Brave New World
Wishlist Achievement WishlistSteam Logo black52.4%Xbox G Icon10
SilverTrophy60.5% (Common)
Complete the optional graffiti #5 in Episode 2: Brave New World
Friendly Forest Friends Achievement Friendly Forest FriendsSteam Logo black36%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy44.7% (Rare)
Complete the optional graffiti #6 in Episode 2: Brave New World
Tread Harshly Achievement Tread HarshlySteam Logo black30.6%Xbox G Icon10
SilverTrophy39.1% (Rare)
Complete the optional graffiti #7 in Episode 2: Brave New World
Permanent Record Achievement Permanent RecordSteam Logo black15.2%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy27.9% (Rare)
Complete the optional graffiti #8 in Episode 2: Brave New World
Vanity Fare Achievement Vanity FareSteam Logo black40.1%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy27.9% (Rare)
Complete the optional graffiti #9 in Episode 2: Brave New World
Creature Feature Achievement Creature FeatureSteam Logo black30.7%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy41.5% (Rare)
Complete the optional graffiti #10 in Episode 2: Brave New World
Oh Wonder Achievement Oh, WonderSteam Logo black56%Xbox G Icon200
GoldTrophy64.7% (Common)
Complete Episode 2: Brave New World

Episode Three - "Hell Is Empty" Edit

American Graffiti American GraffitiSteam Logo black39.4%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy47.2% (Rare)
Complete the optional graffiti #1 in Episode 3: Hell Is Empty
Extra Credits Extra CreditSteam Logo black40.5%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy49.4% (Rare)
Complete the optional graffiti #2 in Episode 3: Hell Is Empty
Peer Review Peer ReviewSteam Logo black21.2%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy33% (Rare)
Complete the optional graffiti #3 in Episode 3: Hell Is Empty
Monthly Masterpiece Monthly MasterpieceSteam Logo black32.4%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy40% (Rare)
Complete the optional graffiti #4 in Episode 3: Hell Is Empty
Spit Take Spit TakeSteam Logo black22.3%Xbox G Icon10
BronzeTrophy31.6% (Rare)
Complete the optional graffiti #5 in Episode 3: Hell Is Empty
Venting Machine Venting MachineSteam Logo black15.9%Xbox G Icon10
SilverTrophy26.9% (Rare)
Complete the optional graffiti #6 in Episode 3: Hell Is Empty
Hello Nurse Hello NurseSteam Logo black23.3%Xbox G Icon10
SilverTrophy33% (Rare)
Complete the optional graffiti #7 in Episode 3: Hell Is Empty
A Penned Appendage A Penned AppendageSteam Logo black26.1%Xbox G Icon10
SilverTrophy36.5% (Rare)
Complete the optional graffiti #8 in Episode 3: Hell Is Empty
Drunk Drawer Drunk DrawerSteam Logo black41.3%Xbox G Icon10
SilverTrophy49.8% (Rare)
Complete the optional graffiti #9 in Episode 3: Hell Is Empty
Messed Up Messed UpSteam Logo black14%Xbox G Icon10
SilverTrophy26.5% (Rare)
Complete the optional graffiti #10 in Episode 3: Hell Is Empty
All the Devils are Here Achievement All the Devils are HereSteam Logo black46.2%Xbox G Icon200
GoldTrophy54% (Common)
Complete Episode 3: Hell Is Empty

Trivia Edit

Life is Strange Edit

  • The achievement "What If?" is a reference to the game's codename.
  • There are achievement images created for the Xbox One version of the game.[5]

Before the Storm Edit

  • The achievement "I See U Saw" is a possible reference to the My First I Can Read Book I See, You Saw by Nurit Karlin.
  • The achievement "The Last Unicorn" is a reference to the 1968 fantasy novel The Last Unicorn by American author Peter S. Beagle.
  • One of the achievements the player can collect in Episode 1 is called "Dramatis Personae" which is a reference to classical drama. The term, deriving from Latin, describes the (main) characters in a dramatic work written in a list, usually featured at the beginning of the dramatic work's text.[6]
  • The achievement "Awake, Dear Heart", which the player receives for finishing Episode 1, is a reference to the same part of The Tempest the title for Episode 1 derives from.
  • The achievement "O, Wonder!", which the player receives for finishing Episode 2, is a reference to the same part of Miranda's speech in The Tempest the title for Episode 2 derives from.
  • The achievement "All the Devils are Here", which the player receives for finishing Episode 3, is a reference to the same part of The Tempest the title for Episode 3 derives from.
  • On October 19th, 2017, together with the release of Episode 2, the achievement "Complete Farewell" has been replaced with "Before the Storm", which simply requires the player to complete all three episodes of the game. This modification was done to allow all players, even those who don't own the Deluxe Edition, to achieve 100% completion.
  • Prior the Episode 3's release, there was an achievement called "Ashes to Ashes" at the position where "Drunk Drawer" is now, that could be seen in Steam's database.

References Edit

  1. Steam achievements list (Season 1)
  2. PS4 trophies list (Season 1)
  3. Steam achievements list (Before the Storm)
  4. PS4 trophy list (Before the Storm)
  5. Reddit post by /u/IgelRM
  6. For more information on "dramatis personae", see here.