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  • Summary: TimeShift challenges players to use their minds along with their weapons to battle enemies and solve complex gameplay puzzles. TimeShift changes the fundamental way gamers think about first-person shooters by using the fourth dimension: time itself. TimeShift empowers players with the giftTimeShift challenges players to use their minds along with their weapons to battle enemies and solve complex gameplay puzzles. TimeShift changes the fundamental way gamers think about first-person shooters by using the fourth dimension: time itself. TimeShift empowers players with the gift of time manipulation, including the ability to slow down, stop and rewind the world around them, allowing them to move freely while opponents and game objects are frozen in time. TimeShift feature mores than 30 combat missions, each showcasing time control elements and challenges that players must solve using both their extraordinary capabilities and combat expertise. An array of devastating and unique weaponry from the world's alternate timeline is at the player's disposal, including bizarre incarnations of traditional sniper guns, machine guns, pistols and more, as well as never-before-imagined armaments from an era humanity has never seen. [Atari] Expand
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. An excellent example of how a talented crew can break with the tired trend of modern urban combat in the Middle East and still produce an intense and memorable FPS experience. This is "worth playing," indeed.
  2. TimeShift is a bag of old tricks that won't surprise the audience but will entertain them. It's also an encouraging example to game developers (or anyone else for that matter) struggling with a delayed, seemingly hopeless project.
  3. After two hours of playing time, the thin story becomes obvious. A bit more depth would have helped regarding long-term motivation, but it's still a very good first-person shooter.
  4. TimeShift isn't a perfect game, but it certainly offers up some unusual first-person fragfest fun.
  5. With a convoluted plot that's difficult to follow and no motivation to achieve objectives apart from "because the random guy told me to," TimeShift doesn't leave a very strong impression.
  6. Timeshift starts off with a bang, with impressive visuals and God-like powers at your fingertips. The bang, however, fails to last throughout the game, and you’ll constantly find it harder and harder to keep going.
  7. Half-Life 2 has a better story, F.E.A.R. has better combat (complete with bullet time) and Gears of War looks better.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Oct 3, 2010
    10
    A game with no new story or powers but one with style.The single player is cool exciting fun and has some new additions like reversing timeA game with no new story or powers but one with style.The single player is cool exciting fun and has some new additions like reversing time for you to get somewhere.The graphics are good the gameplay fun many weapons to chose from.Many locations good ai and some puzzles to resolve.Ok Expand
  2. MarvinJ.
    Nov 5, 2007
    10
    This game is awesome. Playing with the time powers is so fun, and no other game has come close to the kind of time control you can pull off This game is awesome. Playing with the time powers is so fun, and no other game has come close to the kind of time control you can pull off here. Multiplayer is like a completely different game, but no less fun. A must buy for any gamer looking for a unique shooter. Expand
  3. GarethMeney
    Jul 1, 2009
    9
    Context: $5, 60FPS, Cheated most of the way through.

    What an outsanding Sci Fi shooter romp. Satisfying weaponry, minimal physics, semi
    Context: $5, 60FPS, Cheated most of the way through.

    What an outsanding Sci Fi shooter romp. Satisfying weaponry, minimal physics, semi destructible terrain, time altering game mechanics, good performance. I started to play on the hardest level which was quite a challenge. I found myself saving and loading a lot so I popped in a cheat and stomped my way through the rest of the game (life is too short). Great fun.
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  4. JohnnyM.
    Jan 10, 2008
    8
    I was pleasantly suprised by this game. Graphically it's stunning, up there with Bioshock, HL2 and Gears of War (it has a similar style I was pleasantly suprised by this game. Graphically it's stunning, up there with Bioshock, HL2 and Gears of War (it has a similar style to this game). It's quite a long game for a shooter, and provides quite a challenge. The AI is decent though nothing special, there's plenty of variety in the levels, much of the environment is destructible, it has interesting weapons, and the timeshifting abilities are well implemented, being a core of the gameplay rather than a gimmick. The story's ok too. Give it a go; I can honestly say I enjoyed this far more than I did Crysis. Expand
  5. Jul 24, 2011
    8
    I paid budget price for TimeShift so I'm even less likely to gripe than I would if I'd paid £20+ on it but I found the gameI paid budget price for TimeShift so I'm even less likely to gripe than I would if I'd paid £20+ on it but I found the game really enjoyable, a little slow to start but once you make your way out of the city things really get interesting. On the surface, yes it's an above average FPS with a gimmick but the gimmick on this one is the stuff that lesser (and some greater) games dream of. Expand
  6. May 5, 2015
    6
    This is a shooter in which you can do some time manipulation. With this trick you can easily kill swarm of enemies by stopping the time andThis is a shooter in which you can do some time manipulation. With this trick you can easily kill swarm of enemies by stopping the time and finish them off while they can't move. Then there are some puzzles which again you have to solve by some time manipulation. The background story is misty and pretty much lacking. The shooting is ok though sometimes not very challenging due to this time trick. All in all a mediocre game. This time concept is worked out better in other games (e.g. FEAR; singularity). Expand
  7. bobythor
    Feb 6, 2008
    0
    ... well i have been all over the forms for this game and i have bought it and tryed to play it, but it will not run

    start up the game and
    ... well i have been all over the forms for this game and i have bought it and tryed to play it, but it will not run

    start up the game and a window pops up and then closes, there is a 10 page form on there technical websight about this issue and it is an old issue, i has to do with the grafix drivers in the game, if you do not have a nvida carn then DO NOT BUY THIS GAME, even with nvida cards a lot of users have to down grade there drivers to play this game

    the game looks very good, and i realy want to play it but i have an ATI card so i cant with the error i am getting
    what is realy frustrating is the fact that it gives no error box when the program fails to run.
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