Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. May 13, 2014
    90
    Super Time Force is a satisfying run-and-gun game made even better with a fun (and funny!) take on time travel. It's as enjoyable to play as it is to look at. You'll likely be able to burn through the game in a few hours if you're not going for full completion, but it has such a winning personality that you'll find yourself coming back for more.
  2. Jul 7, 2014
    85
    Any way it's sliced, Super TIME Force is an excellent effort from an excellent developer, and a bullet-rich, chuckle-worthy feather in Capy's cap. Well done.
  3. May 20, 2014
    85
    Its novel use of mechanics, its comic writing, and its retro aesthetics make Super Time Force a sure bet for those in search of light entertainment.
  4. May 13, 2014
    85
    Probably the dumbest smart shooter I've ever played. The face it wears is the goofy nostalgist that can't be serious for even a moment, sure. But Capy's implentation of time travel and control is inspired enough to shine new light on even its most tired-but-excellently-executed inspirations.
  5. May 19, 2014
    83
    Super Time Force is constantly chaotic, extremely amusing and at times an elegant time traveling game. Its concept doesn't fully live up to its potential, yet Super Time Force knows how to entertain with a cool style, lots of silly jokes and absurd characters.
  6. May 19, 2014
    80
    As a brand new run-and-gun game it’s a simple one, but add the time manipulation mechanics and it becomes an incredibly refreshing take on an age-old genre. Awesome, dumb fun with a very clever twist.
  7. May 13, 2014
    80
    It's exhausting, but when it all clicks it's amazing, too.
  8. May 22, 2014
    75
    Super Time Force reminds us of side-scrolling shooters from the past, but don't let this fool you: it is a completely unique game on itself. Its combination of shooting and tactical thinking can be quite frustrating at times, but it's entertaining enough to keep you playing for hours. Just don't forget the time.
  9. May 21, 2014
    74
    In Super Time Force, the failures live on, but not as condemnations of my lack of skill. My sloppiness as a player is not useless. Seeing them all hopping around on the screen simultaneously, I realize: there can be grace in failure.
  10. May 13, 2014
    70
    It's hard not to feel that the game would have been better served by slightly slowing down the pace of its basic shooting elements. At times, it feels as much like a spatial puzzle as it does a test of your reflexes. The best spatial puzzles, though, allow for a measure of patience and consideration. As a twitchy shooter, Super Time Force never lets you catch your breath and stand firm in time, leaving you under ceaseless pressure.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 31, 2014
    8
    Super Time Force is an old fashioned side scrolling 2D shooter with a clever twist, time travel!

    The player is only given around 60 seconds
    Super Time Force is an old fashioned side scrolling 2D shooter with a clever twist, time travel!

    The player is only given around 60 seconds to complete each level but at any point during a stage the player can rewind time, choose another (or the same) character, and then fight alongside your previous run through the level. The shooting mechanics themselves could only be described as competent but thanks to this unique concept, which is put to good use by the way levels are designed, Super Time Force makes for a great little title.

    This is exactly what Xbox Arcade games should be, four to five hours of originality.
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  2. May 18, 2014
    10
    Love the time mechanic love the soundtrack and the art style. The humor is actually funny and the controls are tight and responsive. And loadsLove the time mechanic love the soundtrack and the art style. The humor is actually funny and the controls are tight and responsive. And loads of nostalgic and awesome! 10/10 Full Review »