Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. May 13, 2014
    This quirky, spastic shooter has rightfully earned its seat at the Indie Game Round Table.
  2. May 13, 2014
    As if Super Time Force needed help being amazing, it also has a great, absolutely hilarious story, and that should not be understated. I have not had so many legitimate laugh-out-loud moments in a video game in a very, very long time.
  3. May 20, 2014
    It’s a smart take on 2D action/platforming titles, with fantastic visuals and music, and a pretty humorous script to boot.
  4. May 13, 2014
    Super Time Force is a funny, challenging and astonishing game based on time paradoxes and pure shooting spree. You must not miss it.
  5. May 22, 2014
    The most fun you can have with yourself.
  6. Games Master UK
    Jun 29, 2014
    A clever time-travelling action game that makes most platformers feel shallow by comparison. [Aug 2014, p.71]
  7. May 28, 2014
    Super Time Force is a good shooter with some depth.
  8. May 16, 2014
    Super T.I.M.E. Force proves games don't need high budgets and big studios to deliver a creative and fun experience. No one should miss the chance to manipulate time and create paradoxes the way this sidescroller does.
  9. The game is good enough that I expect to see people throwing themselves against the crucible of a perfect STF run for years to come.
  10. May 14, 2014
    We could consider Super Time Force the evolution of run and gun games. We could and we do it.
  11. May 13, 2014
    Loathe as I am to lazily make comparisons, Capy did so first. Super Time Force is exactly as advertised: Braid meets Contra wish a dash of cartoony approach to time-travel. The result is just as spectacularly stupid and spectacularly good as you’d expect from such a description, with an added dash of think-y fun formed by layering multiple reality loops. Sounds bananacakes? Well, it is. And it’s great.
  12. May 13, 2014
    Super Time Force is a fascinating design experiment, and deserves your attention if only for its innovative twist on the classic shooter experience. Goofy humor and nostalgic visuals might be what capture your attention, but the reimagining of how we perceive time in an action game is what makes it memorable.
  13. May 26, 2014
    Sometimes this sidescrolling time manipulating action with its charming pixel look is extremely hectic. But all frustration aside the intelligent design keeps you coming back.
  14. Jun 16, 2014
    I find it kind of ironic to have a pixilated old school themed shooter find its way on to a shiny new and very powerful Xbox One console; however, Super Time Force represents itself commendably.
  15. Sep 15, 2014
    Super Time Force is charming as all hell, as well as incredibly funny. The shooting is not as precise as you’d want, but the concept is nice, and who can actually say no to a trip through time and space?
  16. Jun 6, 2014
    Super Time Force is a quirky mix of good, old-fashioned shooting fun, blended with more than a pinch of thinking power – but it proves to be a perfect combination.
  17. Jun 1, 2014
    One of the best Xbox One indie games so far, with a great base idea and an addicting gameplay. Too bad its duration is a bit on the short side, but if you like Contra-style shooters, you'll love it.
  18. May 22, 2014
    Super Time Force is the perfect mix of action and reflection. Style, fun, chiptune, pixel art... and a dolphin with a gun.
  19. May 19, 2014
    Super Time Force is a game that you should definitely add to your collection, especially if you bought an Xbox One at launch and you are now hungry of good games to play.
  20. May 19, 2014
    Don’t let the retro influences fool you – far from being stuck in the past, Super Time Force is a stylish, innovative game which deserves a place amongst your future purchases.
  21. May 17, 2014
    Super Time Force is an awesome example of how a great game design can level up old and simple gameplay mechanics. If you're looking for a fun, challenging and addictive experience, buy it now and enjoy the time paradoxes!
  22. May 15, 2014
    An imaginative spin on retro 2D shooters, whose unconventional gameplay and visuals are a prime example of what makes indie gaming so exciting – despite some notable rough edges.
  23. May 15, 2014
    A retro-style shooter that's both funny and fun, Super Time Force's temporal twists and turns are what make it well worth playing. It's unlikely you'll have played anything with the same kind of unfettered energy either. It's time you gave it a go.
  24. May 15, 2014
    Super Time Force hands you a super weapon that feels super – one that gives you the impression you’ve hacked into the game’s code to gain the upper hand – and then dares you to try to break the game with it. That it never buckles, despite allowing you to continually rewrite history as a horde of player characters and hundreds of projectiles fill the screen, is nothing short of remarkable.
  25. May 13, 2014
    Super Time Force brings a time traveling twist to the classic sidescrolling shooter, and while playing it can feel like you’ve chugged one too many energy drinks, the hilarious charm and satisfying gameplay helps take the edge off.
  26. May 13, 2014
    A really funny game that puts an innovative twist on the side-scrolling shooter.
  27. May 13, 2014
    This game takes known ideas and merge them into innovative gameplay. It's addictive and fun, even though it feels sometimes chaotic, but it definitely deserves a try.
  28. May 15, 2014
    2D action and platforming adventure with a pair of twists that separate it from the rest of similar games.
  29. May 14, 2014
    It was refreshing to experience something truly different, even in the well-worn territory of the old-school. I was especially impressed by its dedication to its strange and novel mechanic, one that makes it so much more than yet another retro-inspired side-scroller.
  30. May 13, 2014
    In all Super Time Force, is a humorous romp through the ages, but the core rewinding mechanic that makes it different fosters a love-hate relationship. It's both an asset and an obstacle, but with tons of characters and a quirky storyline, you’ll find the space and time to enjoy yourself.
  31. Oct 22, 2014
    We aren't sure all of the design decisions work, but if you're into the concept, Commander Repeatski and crew are still assuredly worth hanging out with for a weekend or two.
  32. May 22, 2014
    Super T.I.M.E. Force’s writing can be obnoxious, but the strength of the gameplay conceit carries it through. Making death less punitive puts a unique spin on a staid genre. Using these tools to solve the combat scenarios is a blast, and worth suffering through some of the silliness and frustration.
  33. May 20, 2014
    This could have been so much more than a Contra with a rewind feature, but Super Time Force doesn't always manage to fulfill its potential.
  34. 70
    Capybara's created a truly new kind of shooter, both in-your-face and slyly intelligent - held back only by just how good its central mechanic is and how much more it could have been used for.
  35. May 14, 2014
    It's a brilliant concept, executed well, and the variety in the stages and characters is excellent. It can feel overly attritional, with minor control issues (diagonal shooting is a pain) and seemingly-wonky collision detection causing annoyance. That said, Super Time Force is still worth checking out.
  36. May 13, 2014
    Capybara has designed a devastatingly complex game that manages to feel wholly intuitive and approachable in practice; I just wish it explored more of its potential. If ever a game begged for a sequel to fully realize a great concept, Super T.I.M.E. Force is it.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 115 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. May 15, 2014
    This game is quite honestly the most fun I've had in ages. The game is hilarious, and puts a casual and nonchalant spin on the flow of time,This game is quite honestly the most fun I've had in ages. The game is hilarious, and puts a casual and nonchalant spin on the flow of time, and executes the concept perfectly. It is so refreshing that Capy Games have delivered us a unique side-scrolling run-and-gun game, which truly requires you to think through what you are doing. Singleplayer co-op (sounds crazy right?) turns this game into a complex tactical puzzle game as well!
    As an example, imagine running through a level, dying (a lot), deciding where to position yourself in relation to your last life, then trying to save the previous iteration of yourself, creating a paradox where your last character lives, and then harvest him to level you up. Or sprinting though a level, rewinding, dying, rewinding, dying, until you have a whole army of yourself taking down wacky boss fights.
    The pixel art looks fabulous, and is one of the main reasons the game feels so natural, along with the fast-but-pleasant music. This game is not serious, but it's an absolute laugh, and It is definitely worth the money!
    10/10 gameplay.
    9/10 length.
    10/10 replayability.
    9/10 visuals.
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  2. May 14, 2014
    Capy give us the frantic shooter that both we and the Xbox One deserve, and it's fantastic.

    In short Super Time Force is a game that begs
    Capy give us the frantic shooter that both we and the Xbox One deserve, and it's fantastic.

    In short Super Time Force is a game that begs to be played in the most ridiculous ways.
    The entire core mechanic of the game revolves around running like a bloody mad man, shooting everything that moves, and dying. Over and over again.
    That's when you "Time Out".
    With the touch of a button you can rewind time, undoing everything that took place before. However upon resuming the game, now safe from harms way, you get to witness what happened in your past life form a different body.
    This is when Super Time Force strays more into the realms of a complex science puzzler than anything else. You must always be thinking, where could I be now compared to where I was in my past life? Which enemy killed me last time? Might I kill him this time and create a time paradox in which my last character lives? (…)
    As complicated as it may sound, the game presents it in such a way that anyone can pick it up after the brief tutorial mission.

    The game follows the titular group "Super T.I.M.E Force", a rag tag group of warriors who must travel through time to save the future. (Hilarious names, and phenomenal writing are also included)

    Visually the game is a masterpiece. Vividly coloured pixel art fills the screen with life, and never seems out of place. The visual style goes hand in hand with the extremely imaginative levels for which you will be spending about 6 or 7 hours on an initial play through.
    The music is a pleasant surprise as well, creating a sense of desperation and necessary rush, while maintaining it's place alongside the gorgeous visuals.

    Super Time Force is possibly the smartest silly game ever to come around. It's a great laugh and a lot of fun with multiple people, despite the lack of multiplayer it's an easy game to pass the controller with.
    It is definitely in good standings to be the game to be playing this spring.

    A 9 out of 10.

    Jack Valentine
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  3. May 17, 2014
    Super T.I.M.E Force combines excellent 2D action and platforming but with a twist. You can go back in time and fight alongside your pastSuper T.I.M.E Force combines excellent 2D action and platforming but with a twist. You can go back in time and fight alongside your past playthrough. This turns out to be a well implemented gameplay mechanic that adds a smart new twist the formula and makes the game into a more thoughtful and strategic game. The core gameplay is also very fun. Full Review »