TimeShift PC

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
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  1. TimeShift isn't a perfect game, but it certainly offers up some unusual first-person fragfest fun.
  2. If it had been released in 2004, TimeShift probably would've been the bee's knees. In 2007, though, it's merely a one-hit wonder in a sea of timeless gaming anthems.
  3. TimeShift is perfectly adequate for killing a few hours, as a rental perhaps, it never elevates itself from merely okay, and if you only buy one shooter for the holidays you can do much better than this.
  4. 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.
  5. Play Magazine
    70
    It's a decent game that feels ultimately out of its league. [Dec 2007, p.62]
  6. PC Gamer
    70
    As far as cool new shooter innovations go, playing with time ranks up their with portal guns. It just hasn't quite reached its full potential. [Jan 2008, p.78]
  7. 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.
  8. The time manipulation gimmick makes TimeShift an enjoyable if forgettable experience.
  9. An interesting time-shifting mechanic and fun-to-shoot weapons can't make up for the rest of TimeShift's run-of-the-mill first-person shooter gameplay.
  10. Far from being a bad game, it turns out as a slightly above average FPS, with a weak storyline, and mostly unbalanced overall.
  11. With fair potential, all TimeShift has become is another generic FPS, with a mediocre setting, underwhelming gameplay and absolutely no story, let alone any character depth. Its features are barely enough to keep you occupied for a few hours until something better shows up.
  12. PC PowerPlay
    60
    It was a nice idea, no doubt about it. It just wasn’t presented in a way that it deserved. PC shooters have done some amazing things, but Timeshift, ironically, seems like a bit of a step backwards. [Jan 2008, p.51]
  13. 50
    A little Crysis here, a little Half-Life 2 there, TimeShift's patchwork construction definitely shows. What you wind up with is a standard shooter where you blast away until things go sideways, and then it's time to mash the "easy" button.
  14. Hopscotching its way from borrowed concept to borrowed concept, TimeShift is substantially less than the sum of its all-too-obvious parts.
  15. Half-Life 2 has a better story, F.E.A.R. has better combat (complete with bullet time) and Gears of War looks better.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 132 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  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 Full Review »
  2. 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). Full Review »
  3. Oct 5, 2013
    8
    I'll tend to go with the majority on this one. The game was exciting throughout and the time controls were a cool variation. In fact, I gotI'll tend to go with the majority on this one. The game was exciting throughout and the time controls were a cool variation. In fact, I got through half the game before I was fully able to exploit the time controls to get out of sticky situations. Buy this one now, especially you can get it so cheaply on sites like Ebay. Full Review »