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 Time™) 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 orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Undertale2015Macintosh, Windows4.34
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D2015Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
The Silent Age2015Macintosh, WindowsHouse on Fire ApS...
The Cave2013Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, Ouya, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.4.46
The Silent Age: Episode One2013Android, iPad, iPhoneHouse on Fire ApS2.90
Fire Emblem: Awakening2012Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.3.67
Reperfection: Volume 12012WindowsTinnitus Games Holzapfel & Specht GbR...
Sonic CD2011Android, iPad, iPhone, Ouya, PlayStation 3, Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.4.24
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D2011Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.3.74
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword2011WiiNintendo of America Inc.4.45
Snakes of Avalon2010Windows3.37
Dave: Accelerate2010Windows3.00
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective2010iPad, iPhone, Nintendo DSCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.20
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs2010Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
Lost Horizon2010Android, iPad, iPhone, WindowsDeep Silver4.48
Singularity2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.55
Pokémon: HeartGold Version2009Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.4.14
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time2009PlayStation 3Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.4.45
Pokémon: Mystery Dungeon - Explorers of Sky2009Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.83
Pokémon: SoulSilver Version2009Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.4.19
Sigma Harmonics2008Nintendo DSSquare Enix Co., Ltd....
Sam & Max Episode 204: Chariots of the Dogs2008iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsGameTap LLC3.72
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness2007Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.50
Pokémon: Mystery Dungeon - Explorers of Time2007Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.72
TimeShift2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.66
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Selected Covers

TimeShift Windows Front Cover
Front cover for TimeShift
The Cave Android Front Cover
Front cover for The Cave

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from TimeShift
Title screen
Screenshot from The Cave