Life Goes On PC

Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Apr 22, 2014
    85
    An inventive and outlandish puzzler that executes with bloodthirstily aplomb.
  2. May 8, 2014
    80
    Life Goes On is a clever and fun puzzle/platformer with a surprising amount of replayability, and if that results in a few thousand dead minions, at least they left a helpful corpse behind.
  3. May 8, 2014
    80
    Life Goes On is an ingenious puzzle game that puts a whole new spin on dying in video games. Sadly its’ biggest downfall is the fact that the game is on the short and easy side, but if you’re trying to get every achievement and medal in the game, you can squeeze out a few more hours from this one. If you don’t mind all of that, I definitely recommend picking this one up.
  4. Apr 24, 2014
    80
    Cutesy and colourful, Life Goes On takes a core concept from most games, flips it, and embeds it in an environment with reciprocating elements. The result is an engaging puzzle platformer that delights more than it frustrates. The ending credits sequence is also one of the most charming things I’ve seen this year.
  5. Apr 20, 2014
    80
    A good platform with some value: passing away into videogames has never been so much fun as it is in Life Goes On.
  6. Apr 18, 2014
    80
    There’s a comfortable progression of difficulty, with the game’s initial stages easy enough to understand and later stages that require a good deal of thought, planning and timing.
  7. Apr 17, 2014
    80
    If you're violently allergic to puzzle games, Life Goes On won't miraculously cure you. But as long as you're open to the idea of having your mind engaged more than your trigger finger, this melon-twister's wicked personality alone might be enough to pull you into its death grip.
  8. May 20, 2014
    78
    Life Goes On provides some fun in spite of its short life.
  9. CD-Action
    Jul 23, 2014
    75
    There’s no way to get bored in Life Goes On. Partly because it frequently introduces new obstacles and other elements of environment, but also due to the fact that it only lasts for three hours. [06/2014, p.67]
  10. Apr 24, 2014
    75
    You'll laugh (and fell a little guilty) pushing tons of tin soldiers to their death, but you know it's a duty, necessary to achieve the victory. Life Goes On is based on a cynical premise, but it's really funny and addictive. Sadly, it won't last too long.
  11. GameStar
    Apr 28, 2014
    72
    Quotation forthcoming.
  12. Jun 5, 2014
    70
    Even though Life Goes On is short and simplistic, it offers a bold, welcome break from the ‘science saves the world’ cliché permeating other puzzle games. Three ‘vikings’ will win only if two of them are dead.
  13. May 7, 2014
    70
    A funny take on death in videogames, but it has a short life span (just as its characters) and will leave you wanting for more.
  14. Apr 29, 2014
    70
    Life Goes On might not start with the most mindblowing hook, but the idea is solid and Infinite Monkeys develops it well. By constantly adding new tricks into its repertoire and not dragging itself out unnecessarily, it maintains a good quality throughout.
  15. Apr 18, 2014
    70
    As a puzzle game, it is original, macabre and fun, but it's also quite short, so we have to trust the developer's promise of expanding the experience. Still, it deserves a try.
  16. Jun 2, 2014
    60
    The sense of humor that informs the UI too rarely penetrates to the actual level design. Because of this, and the comparative ease of its puzzles, Life Goes On feels like a trifle, nicely made and modestly amusing but forgotten more quickly than it's finished.
  17. Apr 25, 2014
    59
    An inventive puzzle game that’s too short and easy to recommend—worthwhile only for the novelty of its concept.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Apr 25, 2014
    10
    This game is very funny and very very good...reminds me of lost Vikings and trine...but you must kill to move on. Excellent puzzle game andThis game is very funny and very very good...reminds me of lost Vikings and trine...but you must kill to move on. Excellent puzzle game and you can use either controller or keyboard. Don't pass this up very excellent and loads of fun. Full Review »
  2. Aug 1, 2014
    7
    This is a cracking little puzzle game with some really fun concepts, especially the fact that your killing yourself to help you complete yourThis is a cracking little puzzle game with some really fun concepts, especially the fact that your killing yourself to help you complete your journey. I only wish it was longer so I will be watching out for these guys to see what they release in the future. Full Review »
  3. Jul 12, 2014
    7
    This is a fun sleeper game that I really enjoyed. The puzzles are moderately challenging, but not frustrating, and the mechanics of the gameThis is a fun sleeper game that I really enjoyed. The puzzles are moderately challenging, but not frustrating, and the mechanics of the game are fun. It gets high praise from me for teaching you new game rules without needing to throw a tutorial at you; you get to learn the game as you play. Allowing you to figure out these concepts is very satisfying; it's too bad that more games don't work this way. It's oddly refreshing to play a game where dying is not the end of the game and falling into a trap is a legitimate way to win. My only complaint is that the game is feels a little short. It's possible to play though this entire game in a few sittings. There are some bonus challenges, so that extends the life of the game to a degree. The end credits in particular are pretty awesome. Full Review »