If you’ve played Life is Strange, you may be familiar with the concept of The Quarry’s rewind functionality. The Quarry, like Supermassive Games’ The Dark Pictures Anthology, requires you to not only uncover the story’s mystery but to save the characters from dying. As is the nature of these games, it’s no spoiler to say that there will be certain events that could lead to a person’s death.
Thankfully, not every death in The Quarry needs to be permanent or ruin your game, thanks to the game’s Death Rewind feature. Rather than restarting the whole game again to get the ending you want, you can simply rewind a death and play it again to choose a different path.
While it might seem like an easy way out, in this game, you get three lives, meaning in a single game, you can initiate Death Rewind a total of three times before you can no longer access it.
What Is Death Rewind?
If you’re unfortunate enough to have a character die in The Quarry, you can rewind their death back to a previous point before they died, allowing you to give it another shot to save them.
Get instant access to Death Rewind, a retry mechanic that normally unlocks after your first completion of The Quarry. Start the story with three opportunities to reverse a playable character’s death, giving you a chance to alter fate and save them in the process.The Quarry, 2K
But, if you’re familiar with these types of games, you’ll probably know that altering another character’s path can have a knock-on effect on someone else. Some characters’ fate is to die, perhaps later in the game, but this fate may already be locked in from chapter one.
How to Rewind a Death in The Quarry
Death Rewind is only accessible after you finish the game. Once it’s been unlocked, you can enable it via Options in the Accessibility Menu.
Once enabled, if a character dies, you’ll receive a prompt on-screen asking whether you want to use one of your three lives to rewind a character’s death.
Alternatively, if you don’t want to complete the game to play around with the Death Rewind feature, you can purchase The Quarry Deluxe Edition or Deluxe Bonus Content Pack. This gives you instant access to Death Rewind, plus some cosmetic and movie-related addons.