Be your own teammates in this unique single-player co-op shooter!
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Very Positive (216 reviews) - 94% of the 216 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 21, 2014

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February 5

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Challenge Update Now Live

Free for all Time Rifters owners.

Team-up with yourself & compete for a highscore in the Daily Challenge; a maze of user created rooms that have been uploaded to the Steam Workshop. Feeling a bit more creative? Create & share your own custom rooms & arenas using the new editor tools.
Join the discussion on our Steam Forums.

Steam Workshop

Play arenas and Let's Replays created by the community. Want to create your own? Use the in-game tools to record a Let’s Replay or design your own levels (which may be used in Daily Challenge).

About This Game

Be your own teammates in this unique single-player co-op shooter!

You have 4 lives, destroy as many enemies as possible. With each new life you’ll be joined by ghosts of your previous lives.

The Let’s Replay mode lets you play with other people’s ghosts that have been uploaded to the Steam Workshop.

  • 6 upgradable weapons
  • 3 episodes with 5 arenas each
  • Highscore boards
  • Custom-made soundtrack
  • Single Player Co-op
  • Let's Replay system (asynchronous multi-player mode)
  • Developed for standard monitors & the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset (DK2 pre 0.7 runtime)

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 or OpenGL 3 compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6 +
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3 compatible video card
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Very Positive (216 reviews)
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Duncan Hunter
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Just make sure you are prepared to shout at AI cubes.
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reen
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
I like this game a lot! While the first arena is easy but interesting as you learn the weapons, you'll realize in the second arena that you have to plan your advance!
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8Creator
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
awesome!
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onemario1234
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
Really cool concept! I definitely Recommend this game!
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TheMoniker1
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
This game is one of the better multiplayer co-op FPS shooters out there. Me and some friends managed to form a great team together, and got through most of the arenas okay.

I was Blue. I was the weakest; I admit. Always behind in upgrades. When I entered the arena, I never knew what to do like everyone else. I would shoot at whatever I saw, but the others looked at me like I could never see the bigger picture, and I always felt like my efforts were pointless against the massive cube army we were up against.

Then there was Purple. He had better reflexes, better skills, better gear... he would pick out groups and take them on, trusting his teammates to take on the rest, and keeping a level head. He was a better fighter than I.

After him, there was Yellow. He and Purple made a great team, and were closer than any other two team members. He always seemed to know where the enemies would come from, how to take advantage of the arena... like he'd done this before. They would split up and take on different groups, laughing at me for flailing around so helplessly.

Then, Green. He was a bit odd, didn't talk much. He'd watch the rest of us, maybe help us out, but seemed content to let us handle most of the work. And yet, whenever we missed a cube, he was there, destroying it the minute it slipped past us. Without him, who knows how many more cubes would have gotten past our lines.

All in all, we somehow managed to take out wave after wave. I'll never know where the others got their training, or what secrets they had. Ah well.


(But seriously, it's a cool game with a cool concept. Get it.)
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Target Joey
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
Don't you just hate when you're playing co-op and your "team" is constantly getting in your way? Well that isn't really a problem with time rifters! You're your own team, play as one player and target one section, play as the next player and target a different section, with different weapons too, might I add. Unsupportive team members are no more when you're your own 4 player team.
Really worth the buy, I recommend you try it out!
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GlitchEnzo
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 6
Tons of fun! It's a quick game that is very fast-paced and is built for replayability.

Cooperating with yourself is great!
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Chibi Squog | Mewtrue
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 6
This game is awesome. It just is. Why? It manages to make a fun FPS/Puzzler out of... wait for it... shooting colored blocks! No, I'm serious, that's it. But it's really impossible to explain why this is a good game. Play Time Clickers first, and if you like it, take a shot at this game.
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Themixedratcoon
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 29
Loved it
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CTJK1982
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 23
game is unplayable just paid for the game when i tried to play it the only thing that i can play is the demo when i tried to play the full game the only option i am given is to click on the buy now when i should be getting the option to start a regular match.
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sirchengine
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19
This is a fun little game that has a good amount of replay value due to the daily challenges and user created content. The solo multiplayer aspect is a good way to get people thinking about how to set up their next move. My only real complaint is that the main campaign is quite short. It can be completed in around an hour. Still, it's a very enjoyable way to burn some time and get your brain thinking.
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Sockman
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 10
Probably one of the most unique and refreshing fps games I've seen. Not to mention it runs really well even on a bad computer.
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Levi Ackerman
( 18.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 17
Its just like Time Clickers but its more interactive and alot more challenging. I have to say this game is almost like a puzzle because you kind of have to walk around the room or you might miss a room and miss a lot of blocks. If you like Time Clickers then you will love this because its basically 3D room. Don't forget to upgrade your gun each round though! have fun :)
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SpiritualBanana1
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 16
It's really amazing. The attention to detail is DIVINE, and it even has easter eggs! i love it, best 10 bucks i ever have, and likely ever WILL spend
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Saipher (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ
( 16.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 4
Did you ever think to yourself while playing a multiplayer / coop game "man these guys are so bad..."?
Does this maybe happen regularly to you?

Then this is game for you!

Here is a coop game where your partners are yourself.
You spawn in a room with three other guys and you think "Oh man, three guys and all afk...".
You pick a weapon and try to finish a level since you are pro. Time is up - you failed.
But wait - you spawn in the same room again as one of the people you thought were afk.
You see your older self looking at you, blaming you for being afk - even though you are obviously not - pick a weapon and try to beat the level with your old self. If you are new to this game, you will fail, otherwise it is possible.

You get the pattern.

You play the same level up to 4 times with your older selfs. This idea alone is brilliant. The world you play in in is beatiful, the music is nice. The atmosphere is just coherent. Gameplay is smooth.
With skill and strategic thinking, you can beat all the levels easily. Then there are Arenas and Challenges.

Not often do I write a review for a game, but this game is worth the time.
Time Rifters' Concept is absolutely brilliant.
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Captain Penguin
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 1
The concept is gr8 and the graphix are gr8 but the game is short. Still has some replay value. I reccomend it m8.
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iseeall
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 29, 2015
I played this game on a PC with a usual monitor, without DK2. This game is good for VR but bad for a desktop PC. As a non-DK2 owner I can only give it a thumbs down. Maybe the devs should have just waited for the Oculus Rift to come out and publish the game then. On Steam and desktop this game is somewhat out of place.

It's like a shooting range, where you shoot at moving cubes and run around a small area for a better shot angle. The innovative part is that you do this 4 times per level, and each time you do this you are recorded, so next time you will see your own copies doing what you did last time. With the efforts of all your doubles combined, it plays like a co-op game. Sounds fun, right? Well, it is for a short time, just don't expect too much.

Usually you will shoot a portion of the enemies in one run, another portion in the second run etc. Or, since it's all pretty casual and you won't plan much, you will just shoot what you can in the first run, then, recalling what you had difficulties with (like the tough yellow cubes), you focus on those in the next runs, maybe also guessing which weapon will be best for the situation. You also run around collecting loot (small dots which make a typical "score" sound reminding Mario-like 2D platformers). For the coins you buy straightforward upgrades for the weapons (more damage, faster firing, more spread, faster rockets etc). The game feels like an attraction in a theme park where you compete with other visitors to win a teddy bear for your girlfriend.

There is even a level designer but it's awkward to use on a PC since it's obviously made for people wearing a VR headset and struggling with its limitations. The graphics are bright and feel casual. The music is disco-style; it's good but somehow it adds to the game's shallow feel. The levels are pretty varied, struggling to postpone the rising boredom. You may want to play it 15-20 minutes in a session when you are waiting for something - much like a mobile/flash game.
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bragerty
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 28, 2015
fun game, trippy as hell. wish it was longer.
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JarethTheGoblinKing
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 25, 2015
Totally enjoying this game, It is rather compelling and pleasant without much stress. Definately an Indie game, and a hugely cool concept that I am hoping grows into a bigger game. Nice to pick up on sale, don't expect too much from it though.
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Caspy403
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 23, 2015
This is no mindless shooter. There is an interesting variety of strategies to tackle each stage. The music is great, and the visuals are fun and futuristic.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
This game is one of the better multiplayer co-op FPS shooters out there. Me and some friends managed to form a great team together, and got through most of the arenas okay.

I was Blue. I was the weakest; I admit. Always behind in upgrades. When I entered the arena, I never knew what to do like everyone else. I would shoot at whatever I saw, but the others looked at me like I could never see the bigger picture, and I always felt like my efforts were pointless against the massive cube army we were up against.

Then there was Purple. He had better reflexes, better skills, better gear... he would pick out groups and take them on, trusting his teammates to take on the rest, and keeping a level head. He was a better fighter than I.

After him, there was Yellow. He and Purple made a great team, and were closer than any other two team members. He always seemed to know where the enemies would come from, how to take advantage of the arena... like he'd done this before. They would split up and take on different groups, laughing at me for flailing around so helplessly.

Then, Green. He was a bit odd, didn't talk much. He'd watch the rest of us, maybe help us out, but seemed content to let us handle most of the work. And yet, whenever we missed a cube, he was there, destroying it the minute it slipped past us. Without him, who knows how many more cubes would have gotten past our lines.

All in all, we somehow managed to take out wave after wave. I'll never know where the others got their training, or what secrets they had. Ah well.


(But seriously, it's a cool game with a cool concept. Get it.)
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2015
This game is sheer brilliance, and I really mean it. It's not often I say that about any game at all. At the time of writing this review, I realise that I only have a little over an hour in it, but that's all I need to know that this game is amazing, and the hours will for sure be racking up in this game. Don't let the screenshots determine what this game is, this game cannot be described in a single screenshot. This game either requires you to play it for yourself and learn every little minor and major detail to help you win the game. Let's get down to the basics of what this game really is, and how it is absolute brilliance in a single game.

Before we get into what the game really is and how you play, I think it's important that I bring this up; this is something that I love in games. As you open the game, you aren't greeted by the usual, boring, same-old menus. No, you are greeted by.. Well, the game! That's right, you play straight from there. There is an amazingly simple but somewhat flabberghasting easter egg in this "hub" if you want to call it that. It's not my place to spoil it here, that's something you'll have to find.

To start playing, all you have to do is hit a big, floating "play" button. That's it. You're then welcomed by 3 seperate menus.
Campaign; your basic campaign, where you fight the evil cubes and try to emerge victorious.
Daily Challenge; community designed challenges which you can play every day.
And for those of you who have a more creative side, you can also create a custom arena. You can choose to play others custom levels or you can create your own. That's something you'll have to find out yourself, I haven't even tried to do anything with that yet.

If you are wondering, "are the enemies.. really just cubes?". Yes, the enemies are basic cubes which follow a simple principal.
- Red Cubes are the WEAKEST cubes with the lowest HP.
- White Cubes are the NORMAL cubes with normal HP.
- Yellow Cubes are the BEEFY cubes with high amounts of HP.
Each cube will reward you with a yellow or white smaller cube. All you need to know about that is, those are your score.
A white, small cube is equal to 1 gold, whereas the yellow, smaller cubes are equal to 10 gold.

So, enough about just the menus, I think it's time we talked about the game. The game has a dubstep soundtrack, and before any of you run away due to the fact that you hate dubstep, you have to understand this games theme. It's fast paced, high-octane action. The dubstep, if doing nothing else, will just hype you up and make you ready for the next spawn of enemies. The dubstep soundtrack, as someone who despises dubstep, actually really fits the games feel. I mean, the only music genre that pops to mind when you think high paced action with badass explosions, it's got to be dubstep, right?

Aesthetically, this game is gorgeous. No, I really mean it is GORGEOUS. The thought cubes to some people will probably make you think that this game is some Minecraft clone, and I am included in that general consensus. But when I started to play, I realise that this game is way more than that. It's nothing like Minecraft at all. This game has so much potential to be one of the best games out there, I just hope that the devs can do something about how short this game is. I mean, 3 areas each with 5 levels is only a total of 15 levels. Whilst that isn't that bad, it's not exactly great. And that's actually my biggest flaw with this game. Sure, it has tonnes of replayability, but it will only last for so long. If the devs can add more things to the game to keep people playing and gaining the game more publicity, then it's their choice to realise that that's what they need to do.

So, the basics of this game then.
- Fast paced, cube killin' action.
- Dubstep which fits the games theme.
- Amazing amounts of replayability.
- 6 great and very differing weapons to choose from.
- Tonnes of fun.

Although this game would be an instant GOTY for me if it was just slightly longer!! Just even 3 or 4 more chapters added on to increase the level of content and playtime that I can get out of this game. I want to play it for so much longer, but I don't know how long my willpower will stick out with no new Missions in sight. Great game, very short though.
(Great price, too.)

So, final conclusion, get this game if you want to have a true gem in your Steam library. One of the best games out there at the minute and I cannot wait to play tonnes more!
Have a great day/night everyone!
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Did you ever think to yourself while playing a multiplayer / coop game "man these guys are so bad..."?
Does this maybe happen regularly to you?

Then this is game for you!

Here is a coop game where your partners are yourself.
You spawn in a room with three other guys and you think "Oh man, three guys and all afk...".
You pick a weapon and try to finish a level since you are pro. Time is up - you failed.
But wait - you spawn in the same room again as one of the people you thought were afk.
You see your older self looking at you, blaming you for being afk - even though you are obviously not - pick a weapon and try to beat the level with your old self. If you are new to this game, you will fail, otherwise it is possible.

You get the pattern.

You play the same level up to 4 times with your older selfs. This idea alone is brilliant. The world you play in in is beatiful, the music is nice. The atmosphere is just coherent. Gameplay is smooth.
With skill and strategic thinking, you can beat all the levels easily. Then there are Arenas and Challenges.

Not often do I write a review for a game, but this game is worth the time.
Time Rifters' Concept is absolutely brilliant.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
Started playing game, shooting cubes and the time ended. "Okay, simple game." I thought aloud as suddenly the level resets and I see a player standing besides me. "Multiplayer? Okay... I wanted this to be a singleplayer, not some noobs to get in my way!". As I play the level again, I see him doing horrible while I am doing pretty fine. "This guy has no idea on how to play the game, I am new myself but I am CLEARLY doing better than that player on only my second try!". The game resets and a I see a third member has joined.................................................................... I suddenly realise what has happened.

4/4 would rage at myself again!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
It's really amazing. The attention to detail is DIVINE, and it even has easter eggs! i love it, best 10 bucks i ever have, and likely ever WILL spend
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
The concept is gr8 and the graphix are gr8 but the game is short. Still has some replay value. I reccomend it m8.
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146 of 175 people (83%) found this review helpful
199 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2015
The most fun I have ever had playing with myself.

4/4 would play with me again.
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158 of 206 people (77%) found this review helpful
254 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
Takes playing with yourself to a whole new level.
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50 of 61 people (82%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
This game is awesome to say the least. Who would have ever thought that playing with ones self could be so fun and entertaining! Time Rifters makes it possible. If you like FPS games but want a break from 13 yr olds telling you they slept with your mom. This game is one to definitely check out! It's challenging and the music is amazing. Lots of secrets to find and plenty of replayability with the Leaderboards. I don't know about you guys but when a level has a % to finish, I always go for atleast 100% and this game actually allows you to go beyond that. You can also in-game record and save it, upload to the Steam Workshop and allow others to play along side your replay. I highly recommend picking this game up. Its addictively fun!

No crashes, No bugs, Art Style and Graphics are beautiful(Especially the Tree)
10/10 Will continue playing until the whole game is atleast 100% done

Gameplay - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAW5UMRUF9U
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35 of 39 people (90%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2015
Climbed out of map, found rainbow bridge, climbed up skyscraper, found secret, skydived, missed target, fell off bottom of map, got teleported to top of map (instead of falling forever and having to restart like every other game I've fallen under the ground in), skydived again, hit target, options menu opened. 10/10

Yeah, this was all just in the main menu. XD




All jokes aside the mechanic is really cool and it's fun to try out the levels using different guns/gun orders/gun upgrades and to play all the custom levels people have been making.

Level creation is cool, it's fairly easy to use and doesn't take long to get used to, though it could do with a few more interactable objects and the ability to really test out a room properly without having to make an arena with it or submit it to the steam workshop, could also use the ability to fly while building since it can get annoying to build tall structures when you keep falling off.

Music is awesome.

Definately value for money, don't even bother waiting for it to go on sale, just buy it, NOW.
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33 of 37 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
This is a fun single player FPS co-op game that uses replays of up to 3 of your ghosts simultaneously to join you in a timed arena match and It brings a new intense experience.

Watching my ghosts come to life, move around, load up, test their equipment, and get to action was so much fun. I got to learn more about how I play from another perspective.

The point of the game is actually simple. You run around FPS style, shooting cubes and cube monsters that move in a set pattern and you have to destroy them all within a certain time limit before the round ends to achieve the full 100% completion. But this is where you can really enjoy the game because you can create a tactic and then switch it up on the following arena round leaving your ghost to do what you prepared it for like flanking one way while you go the other to shoot down cubes and cube monsters to try to achieve higher completion points. And if one tactic doesn't work then you can think of many different ones to use and have your ghosts perform them while you try different ones.

There are a lot of Steam achievements to earn and even some achievements that have you find intentional arena escape glitches and some cool features like being able record and upload your replay ghosts for others to download and play with them or you can download theirs as well.

The controls are very smooth and the game supports Keyboard & Mouse, XBOX 360 controller as well as the Oculus Rift VR headset. This game shouldn't have a problem running on older systems. I even tested it out on a gaming notebook running a GTX260m with a Dual Core 2.93GHz Intel processor and 1920x1200 resolution with all settings maxed except for AA and got a fluid 60 fps throughout the game. And the cool thing about the options in the game is that you can access and configure them right from your point of view in the main area by walking up to them.

This is an awesome game and once you get your hands on it you will have a lot of fun and try your hardest to get those 100% completion points. :D The only downside I found was reaching the end and wishing there was more. :(
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34 of 42 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 9, 2015
First person shooter with the ability to do multiplayer while solo.

How does that work? You get 4 tries on each section. Nothing changes in those 30 second sections. The blocks all spawn in the same areas, but it's overwhelming for just one person. So, you get the ability to choose between 6 different weapons that you can level up with various options like the ability to add damage over time, split your weapon's beams or rockets, cause collateral damage, etc.

All in all it's a seriously fun game.

Decent graphics
Tight controls
Upgrades for weapons
4 tries for each section gives you ample attempts to upgrade your gear
Plus you get to pick any weapon and have infinite ammo (no reloading)

9/10
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Shoot red cubes, listen to Dupstep, upgrade your guns, repeat. On top of that you're also working with your previous playthroughs to complete each level with the highest possible score.

Great fun whilst it lasts and it has some trippy graphical effects to boot.

Full video review:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr94yzi-9mI
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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
Lengthy text review below video:
http://youtu.be/9xlKWvT-fjg
Gameplay:
In a sea of generic FPS titles Time Rifters does something different. You are tasked to enter an arena destroying as many targets as possible in a set amount of time. One attempt is not enough to get the job done. Luckily, through some kind of futuristic science, you are morphed into a new avatar and time is rewound so you can play alongside the first avatar. In the end you will be controlling the final vessel while 3 previous Time Rifters simultaneously play alongside you.
It takes strategy and planning to destroy all of the targets. A variety of weapons are available to choose from and collecting gold allows you to upgrade them in between each round. A little planning on what and when a specific firearm is used and how it is upgraded is an important decision that affects the final outcome. The thinking does not stop there as you must also plan on how you will navigate through each arena destroying the square blocks. Shooting random areas commando style will net you a low score with previous avatars attacking the same targets that are no longer there.

Graphics/Sound/Performance
Time Rifters runs fantastic on the Oculus Rift. No screen tearing, no jitters, and a consistent high FPS count resulting in a wonderful motion sick free experience. The graphics really come alive when looking through the Rift and the art style is well suited for a VR experience. The menus are superb and easy to navigate while giving a fresh style to the game. It also looks and runs great on a standard monitor though I would prefer a wider field of view. The soundtrack is also worth noting as it provides a catchy upbeat tempo that matches the play style.

Controls
Controls are a breeze whether using, a controller, mouse and keyboard, or the Oculus Rift. Everything feels just how any quality FPS game should feel. Aiming with the Rift is done by simply looking at where you want the reticule. It works perfectly and I cannot detect any delay in movement. I would like to see more FPS titles using this control method.

Multiplayer
This title has been billed as a multiplayer game where you control all the players yourself. This means that a traditional online multiplayer mode is not included. It does offer what is called “replay mode”. This is accomplished with a player playing the first two avatars and uploading to Steam Workshop so a second player can play the second two avatars. In an age where a majority of online multiplayer games are dead before they even get started, I think this is a fantastic idea that works perfectly with the gameplay. It sure beats hanging around in an empty lobby in the hopes that somebody might join.

Conclusion:
My biggest gripe is that Time Rifters is a bit light on content. The Steam Workshop is a novel idea that hopefully will catch on adding some additional entertainment value. I would have also liked to see a proper scoring system with leader boards and more than one difficulty level as the game seems a bit on the easy side. These two things would have gone a long way.
Still, the low asking price for the content available is fair. It’s well polished and has fresh ideas. Time Rifters is enjoyable using a standard display but simply a must buy for anyone owning an Oculus Rift. Since the launch of the Oculus Rift most of the available "games" fall into one of three categories. It is either a small snippet of a demo like Dread Halls, a shallow novelty experience like Riftcoaster, or a previously made game with Rift support shoe horned in. I have had tons of fun with all three categories but I have been left wondering when we will start seeing "real" VR games. And now we are. Bravo Proton Studio.
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 19, 2015
Time Rifters provides simple, but compelling game-play in a pretty package. The lack of a tutorial causes a little confusion at the beginning, but it doesn't take long to figure out what is going on. You have four runs to complete the level, with all prior past runs combining with the current one (i.e. you are playing with yourself). Play smart and start with an area effect gun for maximum damage (e.g. missiles), then on the second and third run stick to a section of the screen (left or right half). Finally on the last run use an accurate weapon (e.g. laser) to cleanup. With a good selection of weapons and upgrades, this game is definitely worth the asking price.
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 25, 2015
You know how every other puzzle game has the timed clone mechanic, where you record your actions and play them back so that a clone performs them while you do more actions? And how these puzzles are so often obnoxiously difficult and mind-bending?
Proton Studio takes that mechanic, takes out the puzzle part and replaces it with an FPS. The result is a short but fun arena-based arcade shooter. It's like a multiplayer game for a single player.
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
If you have a DK2. Get this game. It's utterly amazing. You defintely haven't played anything like this before.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
I played this game on my friend's computer, and I was shocked by its art style & gameplay. So I rushed home, bought this game and wrote this review. I've already played it for hours.

This game was in my wishlist in days. I have to say its art style impressed me, but it's not enough for me to gave it a try since it's terrible gameplay trailer: This video only showed some shooting scene, but the game's core mechanics -- you co-op with 3 other yourselves was not shown in the video! I feel lucky not miss this game, and for developers: you really need to learn how to make a trailer to help your game sale better :)

After the trailer "disaster", everything went smooth. You have to shoot down every cubics in the level to have a 100% completion, but time is limited, there's no way for you to shoot all of them down in 60 seconds. But you have 3 other "yourselves" to help you! When time's out, you will become the next "yourself", and you will play along with the last "yourselves", they will perform EXACTLY what you have done just like back in time! This makes game pretty interesting: you have to find correct steps, combine suitable weapons, remember your past moves, and decide the best strategy for 100% level completion.

The game's art style is simple but elegant. GUI system is the most innovative I've ever seen. I don't know how they implemented that in Unity, but it's better than what I've thought. The starting scene is also a "wow" moment, you have to include this in your trailer :)

For me, I will give this game a 8.5/10. 9.99$ is a fair price, worth buying.

Pros:

+ Art style
+ Innovative gameplay
+ Weapon Strategy & Combination

Cons:

- Bad trailer(alright, it's not the game's fault)
- Need some weapon balance or level adjustment, too easy to find "best solution"
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
This game is a must have for every DK2 owner.

The VR immersion is extremely good. Game feels super smooth and challenging. Often you have to adapt your tactics to solve a level 100%. But the game is forgiving enough to let you proceed to the next levels without perfection on everything.
Graphics are beautiful, 3d stereoscopic effect is perfect.

The recently added Daily arenas, workshop and level editor add some decent replay value.
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
I've rewritten this three times now, I guess I'll just write, as I should, why I like this game.

  1. It has superb support for the Oculus Rift, I've become a VR geek since the DK1 and well, this is an actual released game!
  2. It's like tower defense, most of the time you shoot a whole lot of enemies that progress towards an exist, but in first person. I like tower defense games and first person games. Blam.
  3. It's indirect co-op. You basically play co-op with your previous selves, four instances in total. This means you have to be cunning to actually clear an arena, plan what to do from your first character to the last, then execute.
  4. It has progression, it's isolated to each 5-arena episode, then the upgrades resets. It's quite neat to try out different setups, and the resets adds a lot to the replay value. You get to pick one out of six weapons for each character and then decide which out of 4-5 upgrades you buy for each weapon. You buy upgrades from gold collected from slain enemies in the arena.
  5. I absolutely love this. You can climb out of every level, or as good as, and there are even achievements for doing it. Yes I have all of them already. I'm not sure why I like this, but I've climbed out of games since... I first could, it's just what I do. I like when developers embrace that instead of putting up invisible barriers instead.
  6. A nice collection of weapons an upgrades, a good variety that makes for a lot of experimentation and replay value :)
  7. Performs really well, I could run this fine even on my old 560ti, now I sport a 970 and yeah, vroom. Out of 15 arenas I only got a very slight slow down in one of them, and that was when spewing acid like crazy. You'll know what that means.

Those are the main points for me. Then there are additional features like lots of options, controls methods, leader boards, a replay system, etc. Icing on the cake really. Would I recommend this game? Yes, at least for people who like the features I mentioned above. So far I've plowed 12 hours into this, and I still haven't managed 100% on episode 2 or 3, so I have more to do! Ò_ó
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