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Theme: Time Manipulation

Group Description

Games which use time travel (or similar time continuum effect) as a plot device, a key element of the gameplay. The player should have an active influence on altering the time-line. The player's actions in one example of time, should have a cause-and-effect relationship with other areas of time. A time manipulation plot may only exist if the game explicitly identifies a basic time line which may in someway be influenced or changed into an alternate time-line (or knowledge of at least two time-lines). In some cases, this may actually include manipulation of the flow of time itself, such as the ability to slow time, rewind time, or stop it altogether.

Some plot examples:
  • Planting a seed in the past to produce a tree in the future;
  • Altering the landscape in the past so that the flow of a river will be diverted over time, to a new destination in the future;
  • Becoming one's own father;
  • Assassination of a VIP to change the resulting time-line from their actions.
Limitations
  • This is not a game group that features manipulation of time game mechanics. Game mechanics that allow manipulation of time features (e.g. Bullet Timeā„¢) may not necessarily qualify as a Time Manipulation game. The time manipulation element must explicitly be identified in a supporting plot or story. Thus, games such as Max Payne should be excluded from this game group, as the manipulation of time exists only as a gameplay feature with no supporting plot. Those games are listed in the Gameplay feature: Time Manipulation game group;
  • Games where the player is transported into the past/future and stay there the entire game are not included;
  • Games that feature time travel through multiple eras, however actions are not limited beyond the scope of the level are not included;
  • Games taking place in a new era to gather some special item or ability carried by the player without any other effect on the world are not included.

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
The Silent Age: Episode One2013Android, iPad, iPhoneHouse on Fire ApS4.00
Reperfection: Volume 12012WindowsTinnitus Games Holzapfel & Specht GbR...
Sonic CD2011Android, iPad, iPhone, Ouya, PlayStation 3, Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.4.12
Snakes of Avalon2010Windows3.44
Singularity2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.72
Lost Horizon2010WindowsDeep Silver4.44
Dave: Accelerate2010Windows3.00
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective2010iPad, iPhone, Nintendo DSCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.20
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time2009PlayStation 3Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.4.45
Sam & Max Episode 204: Chariots of the Dogs2008iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsGameTap LLC3.63
TimeShift2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.68
El Matador2006WindowsCenega Publishing, s.r.o.3.14
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones2005GameCube, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii, Windows, XboxUbisoft Entertainment SA3.83
Prince of Persia: Revelations2005PSPUbisoft, Inc.2.93
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones2005BlackBerry, J2MEGameloft S.A.3.50
TimeSplitters: Future Perfect2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, XboxElectronic Arts, Inc.3.65
Legacy of Kain: Defiance (Special Edition)2004WindowsEidos GmbH5.00
Viewtiful Joe 22004GameCube, PlayStation 2Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.69
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within2004GameCube, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxUbisoft Entertainment SA3.54
Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space2004XboxMicrosoft Game Studios3.73
Legacy of Kain: Defiance2003PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos, Inc.3.84
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time2003GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxUbisoft Entertainment SA3.91
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time2003Game Boy AdvanceUbisoft Entertainment SA3.50
Viewtiful Joe2003GameCube, PlayStation 2Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.87
Blinx the Time Sweeper2002XboxMicrosoft Game Studios2.88
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Selected Covers

Singularity Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Singularity
Blinx the Time Sweeper Xbox Front Cover
Front cover for Blinx the Time Sweeper

Selected Screenshots

Main Menu
Screenshot from Singularity
Blinx Loading Screen
Screenshot from Blinx the Time Sweeper