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 (300 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
31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
6.0 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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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
YOU GO BACK IN TIME BUT IT IS ACTUALLY THE FUTURE.

WHY ELSE WOULD THERE BE GIANT ROBOTS?

A pretty meh FPS with decent graphics but a really cool timebending mechanic. If it's on sale for less than ten bucks, it's worth a shot.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
This game I can't really explain on a basic level, save for a few bits. It's pretty obvious this game takes a lot of inspiration from Half-Life 2 in environments and story. Lots of crawl spaces, various puzzles, driving levels, etc. The only detail I took a lot of notice at was the urban environments look very similar to what HL2 was originally planned to be, as there's quite a bit of Art Deco and weather similar to Viktor Antonov's concept art.

On another note, the lighting and character models, including gibbing resemble Doom 3 a little too much. I almost felt like I was playing it at some points. I also hate the rebel leader, how he emphasizes certain points of his phrases, and how most dialogue with him involves me doing grunt work. He does say thank you though, so I guess he isn't all that bad.

Gameplay-wise, this game is ♥♥♥♥ing hard. I'm not even kidding, the AI is designed to kill you very fast like real soldiers if you don't take advantage of time manipulation. It will happen, don't even try to fight soldiers without doing it. The total time of the entire campaign is about 8.5 hours, which is short for single-player. That's probably just me though, I tend to go through SP games very fast.

If you want to get this game, get it on sale or if you don't care about sales, that's okay. It's worth it.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
One of the underrated games of all time, Solid gunplay, Great puzzle, Time ability is overpowered but i like it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
This is a very good FPS. The time shifting elements are a great addition to a game that reminds me of the original Far Cry. The weapons are all unique and are great killing machines from a distance or close up. There are several enemy types and they require different tactics in order to defeat each type. Their tactics are great as well and they have good AI movements. The weapons and enemies keep the game from being stale in any way and I have enjoyed all the levels that I have completed so far. I highly recommend this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
The perfect game to get on sale if you want to shoot people in the face in slow motion. While the graphics were dated for a 2007 game, and the level design leaves something to be desired, the game is worth it due to the time mechanic. While your character has low health, and while the AI of the enemies is well coded, the game makes up for this by allowing you to slow/stop/rewind time, and shoot people in the face in slow motion.

However, at the same time there are better FPSes with similar time mechanics such as Singularity avaliable on Steam. While this is a good game to get on sale for $3-4 to have some fun with, there are better FPSes avaliable for $20.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Interesting.
I think it is very similar to Project Snowblind (gameplay, mechanics, controls).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Buy it biitch
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
stopped time to disarm people,

their reaction
17 dollars worth right there
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110 of 134 people (82%) found this review helpful
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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65 of 72 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.0 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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81 of 105 people (77%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 25, 2014
The first and still the best time manipulating FPS game in the gaming history. Still looks great, feels great, smells great. If you have a chance to get your hands on it, don't hesitate. The story shows a really dark future and you have the chance to stop it from happening. Do it!
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71 of 101 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2013
Game is AWESOME! Its not an AAA game? but it looks and plays wery nicely/
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41 of 52 people (79%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 28, 2014
a quite challenging and fine fps with many good level design parts-
time control physics are awesome
the graphics are maybe outdated, but still fine.
I liked it a lot especialy taking over guns from the enemy and stuff like that.
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30 of 36 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2014
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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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 1, 2014
Nice old school shooter. Not a twitch shooter, but it has the charm of one.
Its pretty bloody and the time shifting is implemented pretty well.
Graphically it still holds up today. It runs very well in 1080p and so far Im enjoying it.
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2011
Basically, timeshift is like F.E.A.R, but better. More guns, more gore-tastic ways to kill people, TONS of slow-mo. But timeshift also has something that fear doesn't, more than just one time-distorting power. In this, you can stop, slow, and rewind time. Of course you'll be using slow-mo the most often, as it is super fun to calmy walk around a million bullets headed your way and destroy the people shooting at you before they had the chance to blink. The other powers are fun as well, especially time reverse. If one enemy was bugging you, you can bring him back to life using it and kill him as many times as you like.

If you don't like this game, you will get stabbed.
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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
If you have an AMD video card the game will stutter and freeze.

Otherwise it's nice.
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