Lifeline 2 9+

3 Minute Games, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • £2.99


The original Lifeline took the App Store by storm, reaching #1 Top Paid Game on iPhone and Apple Watch in 29 countries. Its compelling mix of real-time storytelling and Dave Justus’s suspenseful writing continues to capture the imaginations of countless players worldwide.

Lifeline 2 raises the bar with a new story almost twice as long as the original, with many more choices and paths to explore. Lifeline 2 features a 28-minute original soundtrack and is fully optimized for watchOS 2, delivering the best Lifeline experience on Apple Watch yet.

The second story in the Lifeline series connects you with Arika, a young woman on a deadly quest to avenge her parents and rescue her long-lost brother. Your choices will keep her alive and help her succeed as she faces mortal danger on her way to a final, fateful showdown against the forces that threaten all of humanity.

Lifeline stories play out in real time. As Arika travels to complete her quest, notifications deliver new messages throughout your day. Keep up as they come in, or catch up later when you’re free. You can even respond to Arika directly from your Apple Watch or your iPhone lock screen, without launching into the app on your phone.

After completing any story branch, you can rewind to earlier parts of the story, or speed through parts you’ve already read. See what happens when you make a different choice: will you guide Arika virtuously, or cut corners to gain an edge? Seemingly simple actions can deeply affect the outcome.

Arika’s story, and the fate of the world, depend on your judgment. You will face the consequences together, because Arika is relying on YOU.

Lifeline 2 features no in-app purchases and no ads. An Internet connection is not required.


Praise for the original Lifeline:

“[A] surprising iPhone and Apple Watch bestseller is pushing the boundaries of fiction” -

“This is the best game on the Apple Watch” -

“I’ve played many games that I find engrossing, but Lifeline may be one of the first that changed the way I thought about my daily routine, which leapt off the screen and became a part of my lived experience.” - Eli Cymet, Gamezebo

“For a few brief hours I cared – really cared – about the fate of a completely fictional character. I don’t think any other game I’ve played has made me feel that way before.” - Matt Thrower, PocketGamer

Lifeline 2 was created by:
Dave Justus
Matthew Sturges
Colin Liotta
Dan Selleck
Mars Jokela
Benjamin Ellebracht

Original music composed by Norman Fairbanks. Soundtrack available on iTunes:

What’s New

Version 1.4

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

We've translated Lifeline 2 into Chinese!

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Once you start playing Lifeline 2, it’s almost impossible to stop thinking about what its main character, Arika, is up to. That’s because this riveting text adventure consists of one long back-and-forth conversation between the two of you, with the game’s events occurring in real time. Arika’s messages come to you through notifications on your device, and you pick one of two responses; each of your choices affects how the fantasy-based story pans out. Helping her on her mission to save her brother and avenge her parents kept us spellbound the whole way through.

groovaat ,

this took the core of what was in Lifeline 1 and made it so much better

unlike the older game. this game lets you have a longer conversation with the person you're talking with to actually get to know them before making you wait for 2 hours. this made me care more about the character. the wait times are also a lot less so it doesn't get boring. another thing I love is that they built an actual character. Taylor wasn't given a gender or an actual backstory. and the explanation behind the connection is fishy. the character here feels like an actual person and it's clearer how she's connected to you. selecting an option usually makes you say something more than what was displayed and only the option you chose shows up. making it feel like a conversation. this game fixed everything I didn't like about the original game but didn't feel like a remake of the original game at all. this is what all sequels should hope to be. even outside the comparison with the original game this game is my favourite in the App Store

deborahski ,

Unique and entertaining

These Justus games are totally unique and thoroughly entertaining. It really doesn't makes sense to compare one with another....they are each good in their own ways. Some folk seem to like one and not the other so much and vice versa.
However, they are skilfully written with some beautiful moments and not without a little tension here and there!
Taylor and Arika become known to the gamer and care is taken to keep them safe and achieve their aims.......not to be taken too seriously and the enjoyment will be yours!

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