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. 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. The time-stopping fun is handled really well, too. It’s especially fun to see individual raindrops freeze as you slow time down and run about disarming a whole group of enemies. In general, the game is as interesting to look at as it is to play.
  3. PC Format
    80
    A big, dumb shooter that will no doubt become a guilty pleasure for plenty of FPS fans who don't hve the rig to play "Crysis." [Christmas 2007, p.64]
  4. 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.
  5. AceGamez
    80
    TimeShift offers FPS fans an often fun but sometimes unchallenging romp through a dystopic alternate past. The time powers are integrated well and make for some entertaining and sometimes funny gaming experiences.
  6. 80
    I just wish it had been a little less polished and a little more ambitious, focusing more on the story and developing additional abilities for the player to gain as the action progresses. It'll never be game of the year, but it's a solid experience no FPS fan should overlook.
  7. 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.
  8. While it may not approach the craftsmanship or innovation of a "Half-Life 2," TimeShift introduces enough interesting elements to its derivative gameplay to make this game worth a look.
  9. This game really deserves a better single-player campaign but sadly is only given a mediocre makeover from last year's version. The single saving factor of this game is being able to shoot and blow things up with complete control over time. It is just plain fun.
  10. It's yesterday's testosterone nonsense clad in today's slickness, and savvy about the nature of fun. [Christmas 2007, p.84]
  11. PC Zone UK
    78
    There's no doubt TimeShift is a master of the brand of shootery that cartwheels enemies high, high in the air; but without character, humour or a sustained tone throught the game it never leaps into your affections as much as it should. [Jan 2008, p.66]
  12. The greatest shame is that developer Saber Interactive wasn’t bold or ambitious enough to really capitalise on the one or two good ideas they actually had, and that’s ultimately the difference between a game that is just good and a game that is great.
  13. 76
    A great deal of work was done to bring the look and feel of TimeShift up to date, though an equal amount of time should have been spent on the design and presentation.
  14. TimeShift doesn't do a lot of innovative things, but it's still fun.
  15. Had it been released in mid-summer at a lower price, TimeShift would have done very well. Do not misunderstand me; it’s a decent game, which unfortunately does not have too strong points, especially when compared to the likes of Crysis, Gears of War, Call of Duty 4 or Unreal Tournament 3.
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 »