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.
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Very Positive (567 reviews) - 81% of the 567 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Time moves when you move.

Wait no that's SUPERHOT.

Time moves when you decide that you're done ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥ up.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Bland world doesn't develop as you progress, same assets are used everywhere. Story after the introductory CGI only gets worse and worse. The final battle is just meh.

After almost 10 years still has game breaking bugs. At certain point it's impossible to progress if the barrels are destroyed by scripted event, the grate is not thrown away by explosion and you have to explode the barrels yourself for it unlock the path what's a bit tricky to do. When solving some puzzles the ability timer is drained too fast and you have to constantly retry it until it goes slower for no apparent reason. At certain point it's almost impossible to perform a jump you have to mash whitespace like crazy for it work. I've had to use online walkthrough to find workarounds for that nonsense.

15€ for this? No, i can't recommend it, it's a bad game, even by 2007 standarts.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
So far, the only downside is the 2007 graphics, but what can you do with a game from 2007?
At 6 hours for compleation, it's also a bit short. but you only complaine about a game beeing short if you had fun...
This is all about the single plyer - I haven’t tried, nor intend to try, multiplayer.
Interface is ok
Gameplay is nice - strait up old style shooter (before cover based shooters were all the fad), 1-Vs-army (but this time the 1 winning actually makes sense...).
Gimmick is way fun - you have 3 time manipulating powers witch can be activated manually, of let the computer choose based on the situation. Those powers let you do some really fun stuff, lick popping up, firing 4 rockets and crouching again, all while the enemies try to figure out what happened.
Plot is ok so far - the story is told in tiny little pieces (with much killing fun in between) and I really want to know what happened.
To sum up: sometimes you just want to kick it old-school and waste 100+ fools.
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290 of 336 people (86%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Remake this game
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165 of 183 people (90%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: February 2
One of the most underrated fps ever. It's just incredible fun.
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101 of 105 people (96%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
While I find the still $19.99 price tag a bit much for a 7 year old game I still found this very enjoyable.

The game is very much like the Half Life series as it blends puzzles in with action and genuinely tried something innovative with the time control mechanics which work very well.

The graphics are pretty good although the environments cna look very bland. Lots of flat textures and the colors are mostly grey. The story itself is very much like Half Life 2 as there is a dystopian future (or past as it is in this game) that is ruled over by a tyrant who loves to talk about himself over large jumbo trons. The voice acting isn't bad but it's nothing to write home about. It doesn't get in the way but there's never a moment where I went "Oh wow what a great line!"

The weapons are all varied and pretty damn fun to use. The action in the game really feels like one of those games nowadays that tries to capture that "old-school" shooter vibe and yet the game just plays it straight intead of trying to shove it down my throat. When I slow down time then unload both barrels of my shotgun on a guy and I watch as his ragdoll flies backward while still in slow motion as his blood splatters on my screen I know it was badass I don't need a game (or game's character) to TELL me I'm badass.

This is the only purely action time manipulation game I can think of other than maybe Singularity although it's not really the same manipulation. Not many games allow me to reverse time and walk past the guys who just kicked the door down in front of me and unkick the door down in reverse time so that when I bring time back I was behind them the whole time with shotgun aimed squarely at their backs.

Is it the best game ever? No. It's weak story and bland environments really bring the game down and you'll find yourself not caring about any of the stories or characters and Dr. Krone does not make for a good villian especially when you barely here him speak other than on some jumbo trons while loud gunfire is happening. To bring up Half Life again, Dr. Breen was such a good villian because his face was everywhere constantly preaching the combine's message as he has sold out humainty so that he can live in comfort. Behind all of his messages and threats he is just a coward sitting up in a tower. You really get to hate the guy. Dr. Krone is just evil scientist number 7 that wants to rule the world becasue...EVIL.

If you are looking for an action packed old school style shooting game however this is the game for you. How many games let you pause time, take an enemy's weapon, stick said enemy with a grenade, then use his gun to headshot his buddy he was talking to? Tell me please because if there was I'd be playing that game too.

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149 of 174 people (86%) found this review helpful
158 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
You can STOP the time, get behind the enemy, SLOWLY kill them all, and then REVERSE the time to do it again. Oh man. Pure satisfaction and pleasure.

For god's sake. YOU CAN WALK ON WATER. You are Jesus Christ (with a gun).

10/10, would bang
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124 of 148 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 5, 2014
this game is one of those that just flies under the radar. its really cool and worth multiple playthroughs.

there are three time powers you can use:

reverse time: you wont use this much besides a couple of plot puzzles. the only real use for it in combat is when you get hit with a sticky grenade. it'll send it back and give you a brief window to avoid getting hit again.


stop time: this one is also used in a number of puzzles but its actually useful in combat. you can stop time and get easy headshots or you could use it to stop enemy fire and recover your health. of course because its so overpowered it doesnt last very long.


slow time: this one is by far the best. it lasts the longest too. you move at normal speed but everyone else is really slow. its a lot of fun running around getting headshots on everyone.


overall a great game. i definitely recommend it. of course with all the other games available you should probably wait for one of the big seasonal sales to buy it.
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93 of 106 people (88%) found this review helpful
52 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
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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69 of 74 people (93%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
This game is a hidden gem. You can control time, make it go slower, stop it or going back. It has good weapons, but you can carry 3 at a time plus grenades.
+ time control
+ weapons
Graphics are not bad.
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Phendrana
12.0 hrs
Posted: September 22
The only FPS where you can freeze time to walk on water

You also get a SMG that's pretty much a flametrower and you can reverse time to kill enemies again.

Seriously though, this is such an underrarted gem, 20$ is maybe a bit too much but eh you most likely pay 30$ for microtransactions in virtual skins and hats for CS GO and TF2 so who are you to complain about paying too much money for an actual good game.
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Diablo Dooro
4.8 hrs
Posted: September 18
Best 2007 FPS game (y)
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DIMT
9.5 hrs
Posted: September 11
I received TimeShift for $3 and had very low expectations, it slightly surpassed them. Reversing and freezing time were fun, but not much else was. The story is horrible, but the game's biggest flaw is that it is repetitive, the same strategies apply regardless of the new enemy types added later in the game.
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slightlyinsanethescoutmain
9.6 hrs
Posted: August 28
this game is one of the best things i have ever seen

ever wanted to kill a guy with his own weapon dodge bullets reverse tiem to get grenades off of you THIS GAME IS FOR YOU i recommend this game if you like the idea of everything i just said
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Diarrhea MAXED OUT!!!
8.0 hrs
Posted: August 27
seriously, it's an 2007 game and it's tottaly beating nowadays games, it's like prey, the very first one, the graphics doesn't speak much but the story and evrything else make it an much better game than nowadays games, and seiously i thought this was an unreal engine game for the graphics, but i've realised i have no fps drops and when i looked for it i saw that this was on half life engine? it's crazy!
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Pokey McFork
5.3 hrs
Posted: August 21
Wonderful idea, terribly mediocre execution that ends about an hour or so before it feels ready to.

Some of the time puzzles are pretty great, though.
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Tracer
15.4 hrs
Posted: August 15
Overrated. I expected much more from this game. No story, no collectables, no weapon upgrades. Just going from A to B and shooting. Time freeze is the only thing that makes this game different from any other mediocre FPS.
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