Life Is Strange - Episode 1 System Requirements

12th August 2021 - Specs reviewed

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista 32-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5450 512MB or NVIDIA GeForce 315 512MB
  • VRAM: 512MB
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • HDD: 3 GB
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
 

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 32-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 4890 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
  • VRAM: 1GB
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • HDD: 3 GB
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
PC System Analysis For Life Is Strange - Episode 1 Requirements
To run Life Is Strange - Episode 1 on high graphics settings your PC will require at least a 1GB GeForce GTX 260 / Radeon HD 4890 with a Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+ CPU. System memory required for Life Is Strange - Episode 1 is 2 GB performance memory. Taking a look at the min reqs you will require a Radeon HD 5450 512MB graphics card with a Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ processor to reach the minimum Life Is Strange - Episode 1 specs, run on low graphics setting and 720p. To be able to run at all you will need at least 2 GB system memory. Your GPU is expected to be able to deliver DirectX 9.00. Recommended needs around a 14 year old PC to run.
FPS System Benchmark
200+ FPS
High
Graphics Card
6.47
How well optimised is Life Is Strange - Episode 1 for PC? 9.6
9.6
Where does Life Is Strange - Episode 1 rank in the list of the most demanding games?
Genres: Adventure
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Life Is Strange - Episode 1 System Requirements

Minimum
Recommended
Processor
Graphics Card
VRAM
512MB
1GB
RAM
2 GB
2 GB
OS
Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows 7 32-bit
DirectX
9
9
HDD Space
3 GB
3 GB

Life Is Strange - Episode 1 PC Release Date:

30 Jan 2015

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Can I run Life Is Strange - Episode 1?
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Can I run ? what settings please

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12:05 Aug-03-2017
Can I run Life Is Strange - Episode 1 on medium?
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00:33 Sep-25-2016
Can I run Life Is Strange - Episode 1 at 30FPS on medium at 720p?
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Can I run Life Is Strange - Episode 1,2,3,4, and 5?

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17:56 Sep-07-2016
Can I run Life Is Strange - Episode 1 on low?
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15:21 Jul-22-2016

If anyone is curious, I can run this on Max settings at 50-60 fps (60fps all the time without MSAA).

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16:10 Jul-08-2016
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12:03 Jun-29-2016
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How many fps on lowest settings but native resolution? (1280x1024)

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19:48 Jul-05-2016

I voted yes because... you can run it but you will get frames at around 20FPS
Enjoy!

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11:43 Apr-20-2016

any chance?

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12:01 Apr-22-2016

being this game is very well optimised, yeah, low-medium settings with 30-40 fps :)

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18:29 Apr-07-2016

Can i run it?
Thanks :/

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20:25 Apr-08-2016

I beat the game at Medium with FXAA at 1280x720 and my Frame Rate probably averaged 35-40 FPS and my GPU is worse than yours so easily :)


It's a good game, I recommend you go for it ^_^
Enjoy!


I only had a few trouble spots where my frames still most likely averaged around 28-30 FPS.

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14:57 Apr-09-2016

Thanks :)

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07:12 Aug-25-2016

I read that with your new rig and thought you were trolling then I saw your new one was posted after your comment haha. At first I was like wow what a d*ck.

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23:31 Aug-25-2016

Yeah, my rig at the time of this comment was my laptop which had a core i5-3337U and a GeForce 710M :P

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15:10 Mar-28-2016

For those of you considering this game, I highly recommend it to most people out there. It's an amazing experience which I'd advise you try at least


It's got an interesting, engaging and incredibly twisty and dark narrative (did I forget to mention the feels,) compelling characters (especially Max and Chloe,) and it doesn't have crazy system requirements.

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15:13 Mar-28-2016

In the way of performance just to give people an idea: I ran the majority of the game around 40-45 FPS on the "Medium" preset but with resolution at 1280x720. There were a few trouble spots such as when there is a lot of use of lighting which brings performance down to around 20-25 FPS, and a scene in Episode 4 brought performance down to its knees at 10 FPS, but it was only a blip.


For any of

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15:16 Mar-28-2016

For any of those with issues with starting up the game (I initially had issues too,) this forum will state numerous ways to fix it: https://steamcommunity.com/app/319630/discussions/1/537405286640101039/


I fixed my issues by downloading Microsoft C++ Redistributable 2012 and 2013 with both x86 and x64 versions

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08:37 Mar-28-2016

any chance running it on my laptop at 720p? i'm on win10 btw

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09:12 Mar-28-2016

I'm running at 40 FPS on Medium settings at 1280x720. Some scenes which use a lot of lighting can drop to around 23 FPS or even lower in Episode 4. I'd say you'll be able to run this on low at your resolution, using FXAA by looking at your GPU specs. This game for me is a CPU hog too


I highly recommend this game and I hope you enjoy :)


I did initially have issues, but Google solved that

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09:14 Mar-28-2016

My reply continued...


If you have issues starting up the game like I did, here's a link to a forum which helped a lot: https://steamcommunity.com/app/319630/discussions/1/537405286640101039/


But yeah, like I said: This game's brilliant, go for it :)
It's got teh feelz

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10:53 Apr-25-2016

well i don't really rely on 720p tho. if the fps i get is too bad i dont mind lowering it to 1024x768, and i don't really care about AA ( i dont mind not using

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20:32 Apr-25-2016

Ah, alrighty
I'm not sure how well you'll fare as you run an iGPU and I did test the first scene on Intel HD 4000, which gets significantly less frames.


However, your iGPU has way more SPUs than Intel HD 4000 so you should be fine at low 720p low FXAA or med 1024x768 also with low FXAA

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23:27 Mar-22-2016

Hi,
can i run this game or i shouldn't bother myself??? Thanks in advance..

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03:22 Apr-20-2016

i know its late man but go for it. the system requirements of this game are bull****. i can run this game at high settings with an average for 30-40fps. you should be able to at medium settings no problem, :)

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20:52 Feb-12-2016

can I run it in 1080p ?

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10:06 Feb-20-2016

Yes.

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06:42 Jan-03-2016

Can i run

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06:56 Jan-03-2016

yes , low settings 768 p

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20:10 Dec-25-2015

can i run it on lowest settings ?

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01:21 Dec-27-2015

Yes. with 30 fps on 1080p. IF you want, you can try lowering your resolution for more FPS.

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05:23 Dec-23-2015

This game made a "man" like me cry.

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21:47 Jan-13-2016

every man has his weak spot...but i guess that Life Is Strange is everyone's weak spot...

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13:44 Oct-28-2015

settings and fps?

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07:27 Nov-07-2015

Medium setting.. 30 FPS with resolution at 1024 x 768..

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23:32 Oct-13-2015

Can I run this at, well, 30 fps medium settings? 1280x720 resolution

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07:22 Nov-07-2015

Yes you can !!!! i am playing episode 1 right now... Game is a little Girlish.

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19:06 Nov-11-2015

Yeah, I did play through all 5 episodes without a problem, except the over-crowded part in episode 4, but setting everything to low solved the issue there.

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12:36 Aug-15-2015

can i run this game low at my res possibly. gd says yes since my gpu is 74% better than the minimum gpu.
I played telltale game of thrones at low and which has higher requirements than this game. so any chance :P

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05:39 Aug-18-2015

You SHOULD be able to play this at "Low-Medium" Settings... it will be smooth gameplay because your Resolution. Have Fun :)

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16:55 Aug-18-2015

thanks mate cheers ;)

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21:54 Jul-23-2015

can i run this game with an hp pavillion 17 fo53us
os is windows 8.1 64 bit
my cpu is an amd a8-6410 2.0 ghz
and my graphics card is amd radeon r5
im not sure about any more than that

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