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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 Life is Strange across all six platforms: PC, Mac, PlayStation 3/4 and Xbox 360/One.

PCEdit

Button-pc-mouse
Drag the mouse to aim at a object/person and hold Left Mouse Button to interact with it. Then, drag the mouse towards the interaction and release Left Mouse Button to look at the photo.

Default Edit

Symbol Name Primary Function
Keyboard White Esc
Pause Menu Press ESC to pause the game.
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 previously viewed scene after rewinding, press the Spacebar 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 right mouse button to rewind time.
Keyboard White Shift Alt
Run Hold Shift to move faster.
When rewinding, press Keyboard White Mouse Right and hold Shift to rewind faster.
Keyboard White Ctrl
Undo Press Ctrl to rewind to your last action.
Keyboard White Mouse Middle
Center Camera Use middle mouse button to recenter camera.
Keyboard White Tab
Journal Press Tab to open your journal.

Alternative Edit

Symbol Name Primary Function
Keyboard White Backspace
Pause Menu Press Backspace to pause the game.
Keyboard White Arrows
Movement Players can control the character Max using the arrow keys.
Keyboard White Num0
Skip Scene To skip a previously viewed scene after rewinding, press 0 on the numeric keypad.
Keyboard White C
Contextual action Hold C, drag the Keyboard White Mouse Simple and release C to perform contextual action(s).
Keyboard White R
Rewind Hold R to rewind time.
Keyboard White End
Journal Press End to open your journal.

Mac[1]Edit

Feral mac controls

PlayStationEdit

PlayStation 3Edit

Symbol Name Primary Function
Button-ps3-select
Journal select To access or exit Max's journal, use the select on the DualShock controller.
Button-ps3-start
Pause Menu

Pause the game.

Button-ps-leftstick
Movement Players can control the character Max using the left analog stick.
Button-ps-rightstick
Camera Players can control the direction of the camera using the right analog stick.
Button-ps3-L1
Undo
Journal Tab
Press L1 to rewind to your last action.
Use L1 to scroll journal tabs to the left.
Button-ps3-R1
Skip
Journal Tab
Use R1 to skip or fast forward through a previously viewed scene.
Use R1 to scroll journal tabs to the right.
Button-ps3-L2
Rewind Rewind time by holding down the L2 button.
Button-ps3-R2
Quick rewind
Run
While holding down L2 to rewind, hold down R2 to rewind faster.
Hold R2 to move/walk faster.
Button-ps-dpad
Forward/Back Use the left and right d-pad buttons to browse through photographs and Max's journal.
Button-ps-triangle
Look/Dialog To interact with and study objects in front of Max, click the triangle button.
To choose dialog with new information (from rewind) click the triangle button.
Button-ps-square
Dialog Press square to choose an option provided on the dialog tree.
Press square to take a photograph.
Button-ps-x
Read/Use To read interactive objects, press the x/cross button.
To use objects press the x/cross button.
Button-ps-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 4Edit

Symbol Name Primary Function
Button-ps4-share
Share Button Share Media.
Button-ps4-touchpad
Journal select To access or exit Max's journal, use the touchpad on the DualShock controller.
Button-ps4-options
Pause Menu

Pause the game.

Button-ps-leftstick
Movement Players can control the character Max using the left analog stick.
Button-ps-rightstick
Camera Players can control the direction of the camera using the right analog stick.
Button-ps4-L1
Undo
Journal Tab
Press L1 to rewind to your last action.
Use L1 to scroll journal tabs to the left.
Button-ps4-R1
Skip
Journal Tab
Use R1 to skip or fast forward through a previously viewed scene.
Us R1 to scroll journal tabs to the right.
Button-ps4-L2
Rewind Rewind time by holding down the L2 button.
Button-ps4-R2
Quick rewind
Run
While holding down L2 to rewind, hold down R2 to rewind faster.
Hold R2 to move/walk faster.
Button-ps-dpad
Forward/Back Use the left and right d-pad buttons to browse through photographs and Max's journal.
Button-ps-triangle
Look/Dialog To interact with and study objects in front of Max, click the triangle button.
To choose dialog with new information (from rewind) click the triangle button.
Button-ps-square
Dialog Press square to choose an option provided on the dialog tree.
Press square to take a photograph.
Button-ps-x
Read/Use To read interactive objects, press the x/cross button.
To use objects press the x/cross button
Button-ps-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.

XboxEdit

Xbox 360 ControllerEdit

Symbol Name Primary Function
Button-x360-back
Journal Menu To access or exit Max's journal, use the back button on the Xbox controller.
Button-x360-start
Pause Menu

Pause the game.

Button-xbox-leftstick
Movement Players can control the character Max using the left analog stick.
Button-xbox-rightstick
Camera Players can control the direction of the camera using the right analog stick.
Button-x360-LT
Rewind Use LT to to rewind time.
Button-x360-RT
Quick Rewind
Run
While holding down LT to rewind, hold down RT to rewind faster.
Hold RT to move/walk faster.
Button-x360-LB
Undo
Journal Tab
Press LB to rewind to your last action.
Use LB to scroll journal tabs to the left.
Button-x360-RB
Journal Tab
Skip
Browse through the tabs of Max's Journal using the RB button.
Skip a previously viewed scene using the RB button.
Button-xbox-dpad
Forward/Back Use the left and right d-pad buttons to browse through photographs and Max's journal.
Button-xbox-y
Look To interact with and study objects in front of Max, click the Y button.
To choose dialog with new information (from rewind) click the Y button.
Button-xbox-x
Dialog Press X to choose an option provided on the dialog tree.
Press X to take a photograph.
Button-xbox-a
Read To read interactive objects, press the A button.
To use objects press the A button
Button-xbox-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 ControllerEdit

Symbol Name Primary Function
Button-xone-Windows
Journal Menu To access or exit Max's journal, use the back button on the Xbox controller.
Button-xone-Menu
Pause Menu

Pause the game.

Button-xbox-leftstick
Movement Players can control the character Max using the left analog stick.
Button-xbox-rightstick
Camera Players can control the direction of the camera using the right analog stick.
Button-xone-LT
Rewind Use LT to to rewind time.
Button-xone-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.
Button-xone-LB
Journal Tab Browse through Max's Journal using the LB button.
Button-xone-RB
Journal Tab
Skip
Browse through Max's Journal using the RB button.
Skip a previously viewed scene using the RB button.
Button-xbox-dpad
Forward/Back Use the left and right d-pad buttons to browse through photographs and Max's journal.
Button-xbox-y
Look To interact with and study objects in front of Max, click the Y button.
To choose dialog with new information (from rewind) click the Y button.
Button-xbox-x
Dialog Press X to choose an option provided on the dialog tree.
Press X to take a photograph.
Button-xbox-a
Read To read interactive objects, press the A button.
To use objects press the A button
Button-xbox-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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