Lifline 2 Review- A Choose Your Own Adventure Game

By: Marawan Alwaraki, October 2, 2015
When Apple introduced iOS 8 and the Apple Watch with interactive notifications, a game called Lifeline hit the top charts on iPhone. For those of you who haven't heard of it: Lifeline is a text-based game where you choose your own adventure. The objective was to save the life of a stranded astronaut called Taylor.

3 Minute Games, the company behind Lifeline, released Lifeline 2 last month with a completely new story. This time you're in contact with a young woman called Arika that cast a spell to help her communicate with you. She's trying to avenge her parents and rescue her long lost brother. At the start of the game she even mistakes you for her brother, and it's your choice whether or not you lie to her.



What I like about Lifeline 2 is that it's not a game you open and play for a couple of minutes in your free time. Instead Arika talks to you throughout the day and you respond either from the game itself or even from the lock screen using interactive notifications. If you have a fancy Apple Watch you can even play the game on your wrist!

The gameplay of both Lifeline and Lifeline 2 is truly unique in the sense that you actually feel you're communicating with the character. You can't just play the game whenever you want, you need to wait till Arika is free and ready to talk to you. It's an experience that you've got to try for yourself.



There's nothing that went wrong with Lifeline 2 for me so far. The game works as expected and is a lot of fun. I highly recommend you to download it and give it a try. The game can be replayed many times with different stories too since you pick your own adventure.

Lifeline 2 is available for $2.99 on the App Store, with an Android version coming soon. If you're hesitant about paying $3 for the game you could try the first Lifeline game for only $0.99 on both iPhone and Android. Also, keep in mind that the stories for Lifeline and Lifeline 2 are completely different so you don't need to play the games in any order.

You can check the Lifeline 2 product page here to see if the Android version is available yet. I was told that it's coming soon so keep an eye out for that. You can follow @Alwarakiblog on Twitter as I'll tweet when the game is available for Android. In the meantime, download links for both versions of the game are below:

-Download Lifeline 2 for iPhone
-Download Lifeline for iPhone
-Download Lifeline for Android

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