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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. Expand
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 58
  2. Negative: 0 out of 58
  1. 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.
  2. The combat is a blast (literally!), particularly when you use your time powers effectively. Unfortunately, the puzzles are far too simple.
  3. 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.
  4. Timeshift is a simplistic and vaguely enjoyable shooter with an unfortunately scheduled release. It's a shame about the other shortcomings Timeshift brings to the table, otherwise it could have been a sleeper classic.
  5. With your $60 on the line, however, it's only multiplayer that rescues TimeShift from the throes of average-dom. [Holiday 2007, p.74]
  6. TimeShift's appeal and lasting value are directly proportional to what you're in it for and what you're willing to put up with. The single-player campaign is justifiably criticized with being overtly derivative, but the time shifting component makes it just fresh enough to be worth a look.
  7. Hopscotching its way from borrowed concept to borrowed concept, TimeShift is substantially less than the sum of its all-too-obvious parts.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. ChrisS.
    Oct 31, 2007
    10
    I like the game. The whole concept with playing with time makes the game well worth playing.I found the game fun being able to reverse time I like the game. The whole concept with playing with time makes the game well worth playing.I found the game fun being able to reverse time and just walk past an enemy. I love the game. Expand
  2. LoayA.
    Nov 16, 2007
    10
    I have no idea why it got bad reviews ! This game is very impressive ! Both, online and offline gaming ! There is nothing better than getting I have no idea why it got bad reviews ! This game is very impressive ! Both, online and offline gaming ! There is nothing better than getting frozen in a time bubble to be blown up when the bubble bursts ! Expand
  3. JohnN
    Nov 19, 2007
    10
    Honestly, I am guessing the bad reviewers here only played the game for a couple of hours tops. This game starts slow and gets REALLY, REALLYHonestly, I am guessing the bad reviewers here only played the game for a couple of hours tops. This game starts slow and gets REALLY, REALLY GOOD. By the end I was loving it. Once you get the hang of the time pause (which you get quickly) and figure out what your favorite weapons are, this game flies. Giving it a 50 is absurd. Who knows, maybe the reviewers feel like they really "know games" or something. This was fun. The outdoor levels were beautiful. 70 overall is very misleading. My top ten rankings for the 360 are: 1. Bioshock 2. Gears of War 3. Halo 3 - 4 Lost Planet 5. Timeshift 6. Call of Duty 4 7. F.E.A.R. 8. Crackdown 9. Fight Night Round 2 10. Oblivion Expand
  4. adamherrin
    Oct 7, 2007
    9
    this game is awesome. i love how you can just do whatever you want. my favorite is pausing time then stealing all my opponent's weapons.this game is awesome. i love how you can just do whatever you want. my favorite is pausing time then stealing all my opponent's weapons. great game. i only played the demo, though. i hope the full game will be even better! download the xbox live demo at marketplace>games and demos>genres>shooters>timeshift.
    have fun!
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  5. Oct 3, 2011
    8
    Pretty fun game that has great graphics and some nice animations. But the plot is kind of scattered and a lot of the time im thinking toPretty fun game that has great graphics and some nice animations. But the plot is kind of scattered and a lot of the time im thinking to myself where am i why am i here who is this guy or whats happening? The time manipulating abilities are very fun and makes the game very unique and cool. Its always satisfying stopping time pumping led into a group of guys and see them fall to the floor. Expand
  6. TARGET1058
    Feb 10, 2008
    7
    Takes a lot of elements from Half Life, but falls short. It is a decent FPS but there are much better game out there. This game is bestTakes a lot of elements from Half Life, but falls short. It is a decent FPS but there are much better game out there. This game is best enjoyed buy a hardcore shooter fan. The time powers work well but are really nothing special and barely a step up from games like F.E.A.R Expand
  7. Jul 17, 2013
    2
    Ok how is this game even getting a 6/10 I cannot believe that people like this game. The enemies are brain dead and are bullet sponges. TheOk how is this game even getting a 6/10 I cannot believe that people like this game. The enemies are brain dead and are bullet sponges. The puzzles are nonsensical, and there is no logic in anything your character does, you place timebombs down and your character sets them for two seconds! You die immediately! Even when you move away the hitbox will get you and you will throw your controller. There is NO story I am not kidding you will never know what is going on, and it will have random cutscenes of people you have never seen or heard of getting out of bed and turning on their phone and then its over. STAY AWAY FROM THIS GAME. This is probably the worst game I have ever played. You will like the time aspect but then it will quickly become sour. Buy something else. Expand

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