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  • Summary: Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock will immerse gamers in the universe of Doctor Who, allowing them to take on the role of the Doctor and River Song as they travel across time and space to save the Earth. Gamers must learn to master the complexities of time travel with exceptional time based game play, changes made in one time will impact another creating multiple possibilities and challenging players to solve puzzles across the centuries. Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 21
  2. Negative: 15 out of 21
  1. With a multiplayer option – which would alleviate the unpredictability of your companion when playing single player – and plenty of collectibles as well as stacks of puzzles, The Eternity Clock has a lot to offer but there are just too many frustrations to wholly recommend this.
  2. Jun 14, 2012
    Doctor Who fans will get a lot out of the story and excellent voice acting and motion capture, but only gamers with a high tolerance for frustration will find the fun buried in this one.
  3. Clock takes a puzzle-driven adventure game and mixes it up with a side-scrolling platformer. Not a bad design template in theory, but not so great as implemented here. [Aug 2012, p.86]
  4. Jun 12, 2012
    The Eternity Clock is a simple platformer rife with tacky bugs, abrasive puzzles, and timey-wimey guff.
  5. Jul 10, 2012
    Unforgivable bugs. [Issue#220, p.81]
  6. Jun 29, 2012
    It's frustrating. More so because the easy bits are so repetitive and simple, while the tricky bits are random and insane.
  7. May 28, 2012
    The Eternity Clock is shambolic and underfed, even by the Timelord's previous low gaming standards.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jun 9, 2014
    I'm probably the only person who loves this game. It's fun, it has a great plot and most importantly of all, it's faithful to the TV series. The voice acting is superb(as you would expect from Matt Smith and Alex Kingston and the graphics are incredibly well-detailed for a TV-based game.

    Although the choice of River Song as the second playable character is a bit bizarre, her levels give the game a sense of variety over the standard ones. Co-op is inspired and in-keeping with the TV series' format of the Doctor and companion travelling together.

    So yeah, I loved it. Not everyone hates this game.
  2. Mar 15, 2013
    Having played the game on both PlayStation 3, and PC, I can say that this is definitely the inferior version. The game, particularly on PS3, was rushed and many of the great parts of this game do not make up for the flaws of this game as well. I do, however, give it a 7/10 because I immensely enjoyed the game as a Doctor Who fan. I would however, recommend playing on PC as that is, by far, the better version of the game with a lot less bugs. Expand
  3. May 25, 2012
    I should have known. When the very first console game for Doctor Who was announced, I thought: â