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Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Lifeline 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Ben Kendall and updated 8 weeks ago.
The main interactions are through choosing responses to Taylor's questions, that sometimes require you to search the internet for the answer. When Taylor has a job to do he will do it in real time meaning you can only talk to him when he is done, which can be a number of hours without hearing from him. This makes it feel like he is a real person and creates a unique way of playing as you may not have that much to do one day compared to another.
Making a wrong decision can cause Taylor to die, when this happens you can rewind the story back and make a better decision. Once you've completed the story you unlock Fast Mode which means there are no breaks to wait for Taylor. When replaying the game the end outcome and story narrative will be different, with various different outcomes.
Lifeline is a part of a series with 7 prequels with some extending Taylor's story and some with new adventures :
- Lifeline (2015)
- Lifeline 2: Bloodline (2015)
- Lifeline: Silent Night (2015)
- Lifeline: Whiteout (2016)
- Lifeline: Crisis Line (2016)
- Lifeline: Flatline (2016)
- Lifeline: Halfway To Infinity (2016)
- Lifeline: Whiteout 2 (2017, partial release)
- Lifeline: Beside You in Time (2022)
The latest game, Lifeline: Beside You in Time is rated 9+ on the Apple App Store for Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence and Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes.
This game includes adverts on some platforms that are watched to unlock additional content. Note that these adverts are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.
10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.
Lifeline: Beside You In Time
Lifeline: Crisis Line
Lifeline: Halfway To Infinity
Lifeline: Silent Night
- Advertising: Smartphone or Tablet version of this game includes adverts. This varies in form but watching ads is often incentivised by unlocking additional content and progress in the game. Note that these are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.
The game is cheaper on iOS and Android. On Android in includes adverts.
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