Master time to become the ultimate weapon! Dr. Aiden Krone has made a Time Jump across the space-time continuum - a reckless act with frightening consequences. Now, a disturbing alternate reality has evolved within the bleak and rain-soaked Alpha District.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (384 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 30, 2007

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Master time to become the ultimate weapon!
Dr. Aiden Krone has made a Time Jump across the space-time continuum - a reckless act with frightening consequences. Now, a disturbing alternate reality has evolved within the bleak and rain-soaked Alpha District. Armed with the experimental Beta Suit, you alone are able to slow, stop and reverse the flow of time. Only with this ability can you lead the uprising to victory and put an end to Krone's madness.
  • Harness time as the Ultimate Weapon: Slow, stop and reverse the flow of time to destroy your enemies
  • Unleash a powerful arsenal of weapons and vehicles in 24 combat missions
  • Up to 16-player multiplayer, featuring the use of time grenades in 14 different maps, allowing for unique style of slow, stop and reversal of time
  • Completely customize your multiplayer experience with over 40 different features to fit your style of gameplay

TimeShift only supports multiplayer connectivity over LAN or direct connection.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows(R) XP with latest service pack installed or Windows Vista™
    • Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 2.0 GHz or AMD(R) equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) 6600 128 MB DirectX(R) 9.0c-compatible card with Pixel Shaders 2.0b support or equivalent (ATI(R) Radeon(R) x700) with latest DirectX drivers
    • DirectX: DirectX(R) 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB free hard drive space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
    • Note: TimeShift only supports multiplayer connectivity over LAN or direct connection
Helpful customer reviews
36 of 46 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
1.steam .2..steam 3.app common ..4.timeshift.. 5.bin folder 5.right mause click on the application
change compatipility mode to windows vista or xp apply enjoy the game
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Timeshift is one of those games that was mostly overlooked and forgotten, and it's a shame because it's actually a pretty neat game. It gives you the power to rewind, pause, or slow down time, and while you can just play the game by slowing time, shooting everyone to death, and then moving on to the next fight and doing the same thing, it's pretty boring that way, and the game gives you room to be somewhat creative with the powers instead. You can freeze time and grab enemies' guns out of their hands, and they'll either try to maneuver to a nearby gun if it's on the ground or just surrender to you. If someone throws a grenade at you, you can rewind time until it's back in their hands and shoot their arm, causing them to drop it at their feet. Most of the weapons feel satisfying to use (the assault rifle is the main exception, since it's pretty weak against most enemies and is only really good for the grenade launcher secondary fire), and most of them have unique secondary features like flamethrowers or laser cannons. The game uses a 3 weapon limit system, which isn't really ideal, but at least gives you the opportunity to have a close range weapon, a long range weapon, and a fun weapon, instead of just being limited to the standard shotgun/assault rifle combo that most games with two weapon systems force you into. It slows down a bit near the end and has a few levels that feel like padding that don't give you as much of an opportunity to appreciate the time powers, but otherwise it's a generally fun if somewhat basic shooter campaign.

I wouldn't say it's worth immediately going out and buying for $20, and since it's an Activision game you can pretty much bet on it not dropping except for the occasional Activision sale, but when that sale does come around and Timeshift drops down to $5 again I'd pretty easily recommend it. It's worth mentioning that the Steam version of the game is 1.0 and it lacks the 1.2 patch, so if the game doesn't work for you (It worked fine for me, but maybe I was just lucky) you may need to follow one of the guides on Steam on how to install the 1.2 patch.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
What can I say?
Can you control time?Yes.
Can you shoot?Yup.
Can you walk on water like a jesus?Yeah.
Can you fight with the Yellow F..U..C..K..I..N..G Robot?Yes!
Can you ride a car?Of course.

It's OK. 10/10 - IGN
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43 of 78 people (55%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Don't look at my play time. I used another exe (not for this game, obviously) to get 5 minutes to write this review. Maybe my review would help somebody.

Game doesn't work if you have Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 x64

The only way to play this game is
to disable HyperThreading option in your BIOS.
If you can't, just like me... Well, you're f@#ked up. Sorry.

UPD. I should say, that this game has been developed by russian company Saber Interactive (well, not exactly russian, but most of developers are working in Saint Petersburg), and problems with running older games on modern PCs are quite a common problem for russian games. A pity. At least TimeShift isn't a bad game, especially for russian game studio. It even have its moments.
I recommend you to check if you can disable HyperThreading, and if you can - buy it, especially when its on sale. TimeShift worth it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
I'd recommend you pick this one up if it's on sale like 75% off or something, it's a fun shooter, there are about 9 weapons or so and most of them feel great, my favorite being the shotgun and they have alternate fire modes too, usually being a more powerful "blast" that consumes more bullets

Then there are the time bending mechanics, you can slow time, stop it altogether or reverse it, consuming your suit's energy to do so, granted it regenerates quickly so no need to worry all that much about saving it, it's pretty satisfying to kill your enemies in slow motion and you can do fun stuff like grabbing their weapons and see them running around in fear as you do so and there are a few really easy "puzzles" throughout the game using these mechanics aswell

The problem with the combat however, is that it can be quite easy and become a bit repetitive as the game goes on, basically you slow time, blast some fools and then run to cover to regenerate your suit's energy / your health and repeat the process, some enemies try to charge to your cover location but it really doesn't matter all that much since you have your radar and you can see the red dot coming by which ends up making things even easier for you

Story wise it's pretty darn forgettable, an evil scientist dude steals the "Alpha Suit" and travels trough time so you grab the "Beta Suit" and "time jump" to go after him in an alternate reality in the beginning of the game but it's pretty hard to care for the "resistance" or the villain at all, he barely shows up, maybe twice at most in the game and I don't think he even has 1 line of dialogue in it, then you get these 2 second cutscenes every now and then which are like flashbacks that try to build some semblance of a plot, and then there's this pretty annoying resistance leader guy who keeps shouting at you constantly throughout the whole game to do everything, "Hurry press that button" "Cmon soldier! Do this!" "Do that" "Hurry" "Go! What are you waiting for?" "We need fuel!" which all culminates in a pretty anti-climactic and confusing / sequel bait-ish ending

And that's one of the other issues about the gameplay, all your objectives are really boring, it pretty much consists of pressing buttons or pulling levers all game, and there's no exploration at all, when I started playing I looked at every nook and cranny like I usually do in games but quickly learned that it was a pointless exercise, you have regenerating health and ammo is plentiful too so you pretty much never run out of it, so you're just going level to level, waypoint to waypoint pressing buttons and killings dudes with combat that turns repetitive after a while and in the end you have a very easy and disappointing final boss

Plus if my playtime's any indication the game's 5-7 hours long at most and multiplayer is dead for this game, so combining all that you can really see why this game wasn't initially well received in the first place, and after I read a bit on it apparently it had a really rocky development cycle, changing publishers a few times and even it's story was scrapped and completely reworked a few months before release

So in conclusion: like I said in the beginning of this review it's still a fun shooter with some interesting mechanics that weren't quite fully realized but at the end of the day is not really worth it's full price, just wait for a sale and you'll power through it in a few hours
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