Lifeline gives you the sense that your decisions actually affect the outcome of the story. The plot is unique, engaging, and the gameplay through notifications via your iPhone or Apple Watch is quite interesting. After the game is over, you can play it in fast mode which accelerates the response time, which is a thoughtful feature. Not only did I not even get close to the end of The Martian Official Game, but the experience was the polar opposite. Maybe it was because I read the book and watched the movie already, but even the answer options and canned responses seemed extremely linear and boring. Both games are $0.99 but it's clear Lifeline is a better game. Just look at the 9,000+ ratings on iTunes or 47,000+ ratings in Google Play.
See my prior post about it HERE.