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.

PC

Button-pc-mouse.png

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

Symbol Name Primary Function
Keyboard White Esc.png
Pause Menu Press ESC to pause the game.
WASD.png
Movement Players can control the character Max using the W, A, S and D keys.
Keyboard White Mouse Simple.png
Camera Use the mouse to move the camera.
Keyboard White Space.png
Skip Scene To skip a previously viewed scene after rewinding, press the Spacebar button.
Keyboard White Mouse Left.png
Contextual action Hold left mouse button, drag the Keyboard White Mouse Simple.png and release left mouse button to perform contextual action(s).
Keyboard White Mouse Right.png
Rewind Hold right mouse button to rewind time.
Keyboard White Focus.png
Focus Use A/D keys and Left/Right mouse buttons to focus on photos.
Keyboard White Shift Alt.png
Run Hold Shift to move faster.
When rewinding, press Keyboard White Mouse Right.png and hold Shift to rewind faster.
Keyboard White Ctrl.png
Undo Press Ctrl to rewind to your last action.
Keyboard White Mouse Middle.png
Center Camera Use middle mouse button to recenter camera.
Keyboard White Tab.png
Journal Press Tab to open your journal.

Alternative

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

Mac[1]

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PlayStation

PlayStation 3

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

Pause the game.

Button-ps-leftstick.png
Movement Players can control the character Max using the left analog stick.
Button-ps-rightstick.png
Camera Players can control the direction of the camera using the right analog stick.
Button-ps3-L1.png
Undo
Journal Tab
Press L1 to rewind to your last action.
Use L1 to scroll journal tabs to the left.
Button-ps3-R1.png
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.png
Rewind Rewind time by holding down the L2 button.
Button-ps3-R2.png
Quick rewind
Run
While holding down L2 to rewind, hold down R2 to rewind faster.
Hold R2 to move/walk faster.
Button-ps-focus.png
Focus Use the analog sticks to focus on photos.
Button-ps-dpad.png
Forward/Back Use the left and right d-pad buttons to browse through photographs and Max's journal.
Button-ps-triangle.png
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.png
Dialog Press square to choose an option provided on the dialog tree.
Press square to take a photograph.
Button-ps-x.png
Read/Use To read interactive objects, press the x/cross button.
To use objects press the x/cross button.
Button-ps-circle.png
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 4

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

Pause the game.

Button-ps-leftstick.png
Movement Players can control the character Max using the left analog stick.
Button-ps-rightstick.png
Camera Players can control the direction of the camera using the right analog stick.
Button-ps4-L1.png
Undo
Journal Tab
Press L1 to rewind to your last action.
Use L1 to scroll journal tabs to the left.
Button-ps4-R1.png
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.png
Rewind Rewind time by holding down the L2 button.
Button-ps4-R2.png
Quick rewind
Run
While holding down L2 to rewind, hold down R2 to rewind faster.
Hold R2 to move/walk faster.
Button-ps-focus.png
Focus Use the analog sticks to focus on photos.
Button-ps-dpad.png
Forward/Back Use the left and right d-pad buttons to browse through photographs and Max's journal.
Button-ps-triangle.png
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.png
Dialog Press square to choose an option provided on the dialog tree.
Press square to take a photograph.
Button-ps-x.png
Read/Use To read interactive objects, press the x/cross button.
To use objects press the x/cross button
Button-ps-circle.png
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.

Xbox

Xbox 360 Controller

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

Pause the game.

Button-xbox-leftstick.png
Movement Players can control the character Max using the left analog stick.
Button-xbox-rightstick.png
Camera Players can control the direction of the camera using the right analog stick.
Button-x360-LT.png
Rewind Use LT to rewind time.
Button-x360-RT.png
Quick Rewind
Run
While holding down LT to rewind, hold down RT to rewind faster.
Hold RT to move/walk faster.
Button-x360-LB.png
Undo
Journal Tab
Press LB to rewind to your last action.
Use LB to scroll journal tabs to the left.
Button-x360-RB.png
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.png
Focus Use the analog sticks to focus on photos.
Button-xbox-dpad.png
Forward/Back Use the left and right d-pad buttons to browse through photographs and Max's journal.
Button-xbox-y.png
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.png
Dialog Press X to choose an option provided on the dialog tree.
Press X to take a photograph.
Button-xbox-a.png
Read To read interactive objects, press the A button.
To use objects press the A button
Button-xbox-b.png
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 Controller

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

Pause the game.

Button-xbox-leftstick.png
Movement Players can control the character Max using the left analog stick.
Button-xbox-rightstick.png
Camera Players can control the direction of the camera using the right analog stick.
Button-xone-LT.png
Rewind Use LT to rewind time.
Button-xone-RT.png
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.png
Journal Tab Browse through Max's Journal using the LB button.
Button-xone-RB.png
Journal Tab
Skip
Browse through Max's Journal using the RB button.
Skip a previously viewed scene using the RB button.
Button-xbox-focus.png
Focus Use the analog sticks to focus on photos.
Button-xbox-dpad.png
Forward/Back Use the left and right d-pad buttons to browse through photographs and Max's journal.
Button-xbox-y.png
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.png
Dialog Press X to choose an option provided on the dialog tree.
Press X to take a photograph.
Button-xbox-a.png
Read To read interactive objects, press the A button.
To use objects press the A button
Button-xbox-b.png
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.

Mobile (iOS/Android)

The controls have been simplified for touch screens on mobile. On Android, controller support is available.

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

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