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: Very Positive (229 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

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
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Kill a guy.
Go back in time.
Kill him.
Go back in time.
take his gun, and watch him weap then put a clutch grenade on him and watch him run to his buddies and explode as your own personal servant of death.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
If you have an AMD video card the game will stutter and freeze.

Otherwise it's nice.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
I haven´t finished this game yet. But I´m ready to come to the conclusion that I´d not recommend this game to anyone. It´s so basic and repetitive, and the art is quite mediocre too. It´s not really bad in any particular area, but it just doesn´t have appeal. Maybe if the time manipulation was innovative, but at this point almost all games that tried it too have done it better. 5.5/10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
10/10 would ZA WARUDO everytime.
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
cant even run for 5 mins without crashing its time they made a remake of this title that works on todays pc's
instead of remaking remakes of games that arnt even 5 years old spend some time in the real clasics in stead

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8.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
TLDR:
Basic Story.
Linear.
Minimal Bugs.
Average Voice Acting.
Great Gameplay.
Basic Puzzles.
Good Level Design.
Short Campaign.
Nice Graphics for old game.
7/10.

Basic Story with a few confusing cut scenes of some naked woman didn't detract from the gameplay (Nudity rarely detracts). The first level or so were a bit so so but the game takes off after that. The game didn't go excessive on using TimeShifting for puzzles but from time to time it required it and worked well.

Puzzles weren't exactly genius in design but they were effective enough to make you think a few times through the game.

The best part of the game was the combat.

Your TimeShifting powers are:

Slow Time: Faster Reflexes where everyone and everything else is slowed down for a moderate duration

Stop Time: Everything is completely halted except you of course so you can lodge bullets or explosive darts into a troop of enemies and unpause to watch them all die instantaneously and do synchronised backflips or giblet explosions.

Reverse Time: Rewinds a short duration of time to send everything back in time to save yourself from imminent death but mostly used for puzzles.

Not a Long game but worth buying if on special. I don't usually have the concentration to finish any games these days but this one was short and sweet enough for me to enjoy... I paid $3.75 on special and the game is worth probably around that region due to it's short campaign.

There are minor little "bugs" throughout the game but more of a polish issue but this didn't detract from the game either.

The voice acting wasn't aweful but not perfect either, often the response to enemy comrade deaths was a bit weak "He's dead" in an unsurprised manner... But nothing that seems too cheap.. Just a little.

The TimeShift abilities work perfectly and that is what ties the game together.

This game is 7 years old so the graphics aren't superb but I actually liked them. 3D light affected textures. Excellent ragdoll physics and there is plenty of gore too!

It wasn't particularly memorable and very linear but this game wasn't meant to be open world.

I'll give it a 7/10.

A little more polish, a deeper story and tad more emmersive environments.. Maybe a tad longer game would have made it a 9/10.
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0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Wonderful game! Love the mechanics of it. Im not sure exactly why this game never took off..
..But ill always love it! (with trainers)
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0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
does not work on some intel processors and windows 7 pro 64 bit
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0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Totally worth every penny when its on sale. It is the best time manipulating game there is.
Used to have it on CD but i bought on Steam aswell!
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5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
This game is awesome, you get to pause, slow and reverse time. And if you pause time and you need ammo you can take someones gun for ammo and they look at you like what the ♥♥♥♥? If anyone is looking for a fun and challenging game, you should get TimeShift (It's challenging because you have to empty 20 bullets into someone and you have low health, however you can pause time in front of enimies, shoot them or take there gun, slow time to kill them much quicker or dodge bullets, so it's a good trade in my eyes).


9/10, would be better if it had a better story.
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9.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Story: You're thrown into the action (in media res) and you never really find out who you're chasing any why. You occasionally get some pillow talk cutscenes that are just confusing.

Gunplay: A lot of fun slowing, stopping and reversing time to make your enemies look like idiots. After a while this becomes routine and nothing is a real threat, but it never stops being fun.

Level Design: not bad, in a Half-Life kind of way. Some great steampuk-esque aesthetic as you clamber over airships and through giant bases, sometimes fighting alongside rebels, sometimes doing simple time-based puzzles.

Ending: As you're preparing yourself to fight the guy you've been chasing for hours, the game suddenly ends with you defeating him in a cutscene.

Verdict: Great brainless fun with good production values. Worth getting on a Sale.
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0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Anyone having problem with TimeShift at the startup as:
Incompatible Video Driver (17.10.1315)
TimeShift will not run optimally and may crash or freeze without the proper video drivers.
It was detected that your drivers need to be updated.
Please download and install proper video card drivers.

Here's what i have on my machie:
Intel Extreme I-7 4930-k 6 cores at 3.4 Ghz multi-threaded
Asus Sabertooth X79
16 GB of ram Kingston Fury at 1633 Mhz
AMD Radeon HD 7850 PCS+ OC edition.
And my Video card is now up-to-date as this game told me my driver wasn't up-to-date and i did it and still giving me that window box before the launch.

So anyone as any news from Sierra Entertainment or Activision?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TimeShift
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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
It's a pretty solid FPS with some unique time shifting mechanics. Basically you have the ability to... as the name implies shift time. You can slow it down, stop it or reverse it, which could make for some interesting combat situations, but unfortunately that's not the case here, because mostly you'll just find yourself slowing down time in order to mow down groups of enemies with some ridiculously OP weapon, which is completely fine and I found enjoyable since you get to feel like greek god. There's a just a certain type of satisfaction to be had when your targets freak out and yell "THATS IMPOSSIBLE!" before getting blown apart into pieces by a timed explosive arrow. Where this game does put the full extent of your time shifting abilities to use is puzzle solving, I found the puzzles to be a little simple and repetitive but still interesting and clever, sometimes I'd stop to think how cool it was what I just did.

The story was mildly interesting, without spoiling too much you basically get sent back in time to take care of a renegade scientist who went back in time to take over the world, but due to how time travel works your time line doesn't get affected and you're actually just saving an alternate timeline... or something, I don't know, probably not but that's what I got from it. Time travel is complicated as ♥♥♥♥ so don't expect me to explain it ok? Anyway where this game TRULY shines is in it's art & graphics direction, it's got a really awesome mix between cyber and steampunk going on set in a nazi germany type aesthetic, it made me want to keep playing to see more of this world.

So in conclusion I wouldn't call this game underrated as steam tags suggest, its rather a more obscure title set in a cool ♥♥♥ world where you get to feel like a god. Definitely worth a playthrough if you enjoy FPS. I'd give this game about a 7/Bioshock.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
This is a long review so if you want a brief summary of why I recommend TimeShift then skip to Results and read from there.

Saber Interactive creates an epic first person shooter that allows you to manipulate time in order to solve puzzles and defeat hordes of enemies. TimeShift accomplishes what other games only can dream off with brilliant mechanics and fantastic gameplay elements.

Story:
Timeshift offers a game that essentially has no elements of a story until the entire campaign is completed. Don’t worry once the game is over you will finally be given the story. You play a scientist who is part of a team developing a suit that allows you to traverse time. Dr. Aiden Krone director of the project realizes the power that the suit holds and uses the Alpha suit to jump back in time. This gives him the ability to create a dystopia where he rules in an alternate timeline that parallels WWII. You take the Beta suit, a newer version that has not been tested, in order to jump back in time and bring Krone to his knees.

Campaign:
The campaign consists of twenty-four levels, each of varying length and difficulty. The campaign is a combination of puzzle solving, first person shooters, and boss fights. You have to use your suits to reverse time, pause time, and slow time in order to get through traps, operate systems, and defeat enemies. With a combination of boss fights and hordes of enemies you must accomplish objectives. Overall the campaign should take about eight hours, depending on difficulty. With the difficulty selection you can control the strength and numbers of the enemies, but the difficulty of the puzzles cannot be adjusted. The puzzles allow the campaign to be entertaining even if the campaign is on easy.

Gameplay:
The game has nine weapons (KM-33, KM 2103 Karbine, Shattergun, Echo Rifle, ThunderBolt, E.M.F. Cannon, Bloodhound, Hell-Fire, and SurgeGun) and grenades. I found myself rarely using grenades throughout the campaign, because of the high weapon variability. Most of the guns have a secondary fire mode, which allows them to be versatile. Not only do you have a large variety of weapons to make the campaign entertaining, but you also have the ability to control time. The suit allows you to pause time, slow time, and reverse time. Each of these features can be used to change how the game plays. For example when enemies throw grenades you can reverse time in order to cause the grenades to go back to their host. You can pause time in order to heal yourself, and slow time to rush up to enemies and blast them before they can react. Time control combines elements of Max Paynes bullet time, and pushes it further with much more diversity.

Results:
TimeShift is a brilliant game that was ahead of tis time. The story is brilliant and complex, yet not clearly dictated. You will want to know what is going on, but after everything is over you will finally understand what happened. There are twenty-four levels and each level is of decent length. The gameplay offers both advanced concepts used in future titles, and also new concepts that although brilliant have never made an appearance again. With the ability to fully control time, either by outright stopping it, slowing it, and even reversing it creates a diverse game which combines all dimensions. TimeShift combines puzzle solving with action to create an epic adventure that is absolutely amazing. I would recommend TimeShift even if you pay full price, $19.99, it is still a good deal; although, if you can get TimeShift on sale it is a steal and I would completely recommend it.

Pros:
+Ability to stop, slow, and reverse time.
+Loads of weapons to mess around with that have secondary fire modes.
+Fast paced combat
+Puzzles that require you to use special tactics to solve.
+There are loads of ammo boxes so you don’t ever feel low on ammo.
+Epic boss fight that finishes the game in a bang.
+Loads of enemies that make the game refreshing.

Cons:
-The story doesn’t present itself till after you complete the entire campaign.
-Controls are not as obvious and it took me a while to figure out I could look down the barrel.
-Most of the weapons are not available till late in the game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
TimeShift represents a typical old school linear shooter with time manipulation aspects. The ability to stop time is overused to the point where I found myself stopping time for everything stripping away a lot of the challenge and enjoyment. The story and gameplay are mediocre at best. Enemies really don't stand a chance when you can unload a full clip into their head while they are frozen. I suppose if I would have played this game when it was released, I would have been left with a better overall impression, but it doesn't have a lot to offer compared to modern equivalents today.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
A ps3 classic. I remember it came out when ps3 first did.

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6/10 , graphics are outdated.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
6.5/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
I totally recommend this game to everyone. Especially when you can slow time and headshot everybody around you and resume time again. But don't think it to be that easy, it's very challenging and SO DAMN MUCH fun.
Pros:-
-Engaging story.
-Freaking awesome gameplay.
-Lots of options to approach your enemies.
-Very challenging at some points.
-Good puzzles which'll sometimes make you scratch your head :P

Cons:-
-5-7 weapons in the entire game.
-Graphics are somewhat outdated.

Overall, its the best time controlling game you can find out there, and believe me, if you get a chance to pick it, go for it!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
A good shooter with excellent mechanics, a good 5 or six hours on max difficulty with graphics that still hold up. The story is not told as well as it should have been, but the glimpses of a good story are there. It reminds me very much of Half Life 2 which is a very good thing. A solid 8.5 out of 10 in my books.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
It's an overall very enjoyable game with some difficulty spikes but it's not too difficult (even on hard difficulty) The gameplay is solid, the uses on the time is well thought but beside to give you an edge during some particularly tough fights, it's not used enough (beside some puzzles where it's mostly the reverse time to use)
My biggest gripe is the ending, the last level is finished in 15 minutes top (on hard difficulty again) the final boss, though impressive, takes 10 of those 20 minutes and the ending (including the 30 seconds long final cutscene) is very short and unfulfilling.
Wish I could put a neutral rating on a game instead of yes or no
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