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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 six platforms: PC, Mac, PlayStation 3/4 and Xbox 360/One. Also noting if anyone knows all IOS/Android controls do edit this article and write/place them down below.

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 Focus
Focus Use A/D keys and Left/Right mouse buttons to focus on photos.
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-focus
Focus Use the analog sticks to focus on photos.
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-focus
Focus Use the analog sticks to focus on photos.
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-focus
Focus Use the analog sticks to focus on photos.
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-focus
Focus Use the analog sticks to focus on photos.
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.

Apple iOS (iPhone/iPad) Edit

Movements have been simplified for the mobile port of Season 1. They are as follows:

Symbol Name Primary Function
Button-mobile-journal
Journal Menu To access or exit Max's journal, tap the journal icon in the top right corner.
Button-mobile-leftscreen
Movement To move, tap anywhere on the screen or swipe your thumb on the left side of the screen.
Button-mobile-rightscreen
Camera To look around, swipe your thumb on the right side of the screen.
Button-mobile-rewind
Rewind To rewind time, tap on the spiral icon on the top left corner of the screen and then tap on the fast-rewind or rewind icon.
Button-mobile-undo
Undo Step back in time to your last important action, represented by a notch on the spiral.
Button-mobile-skip
Skip Tap the bottom right corner of the screen to skip a previously viewed scene.
Button-mobile-interacticons
Look/Interact To interact with objects and people, tap on an object and then select an action.

References Edit