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.
  • 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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sorted in ascending orderGame TitleYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
999: Nine Hours • Nine Persons • Nine Doors2009Nintendo DSAksys Games Localization, Inc.4.03
Back to the Future Part II & III1990NESLJN, Ltd.2.16
The Bizarre Adventures of Woodruff and the Schnibble1995Windows, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.4.01
Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space2004XboxMicrosoft Game Studios...
Blinx: The Time Sweeper2002XboxMicrosoft Game Studios2.91
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain1996PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.4.04
The Cave2013Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, Ouya, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.71
Chronology2014Android, Fire OS, iPad, iPhone, Windows, Windows Apps, Windows PhoneBedtime Digital Games...
Chrono Quest1988Amiga, Atari ST, DOS16/32 (Infomedia Diffusion) - 003943.04
Chrono Quest II1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOS16/32 (Infomedia Diffusion) - 00394...
Chrono Trigger1995Android, iPhone, Nintendo DS, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, SNES, WiiSony Computer Entertainment America LLC4.07
Dave: Accelerate2010Windows...
Discworld1995DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnPsygnosis Limited3.91
Eksperyment Delfin1995AmigaMarkSoft...
El Matador2006WindowsCenega Publishing, s.r.o....
Explora III: Sous le signe du serpent1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroValue, Ltd...
Fire Emblem: Awakening2012Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.3.83
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective2010Android, iPad, iPhone, Nintendo DSCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.24
Imagination1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumFirebird Software1.40
The Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time1995Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xSanctuary Woods Multimedia Corporation3.74
The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time1998Macintosh, WindowsRed Orb Entertainment3.81
The Journeyman Project: Pegasus Prime1997Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBandai Digital Entertainment Corp....
The Journeyman Project1993Macintosh, Windows 3.xQuadra Interactive, Inc.3.46
The Journeyman Project Trilogy1999WindowsMindscape, Inc....
The Journeyman Project: Turbo!1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xSanctuary Woods Multimedia Corporation3.53
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Selected Covers

Blinx: The Time Sweeper Xbox Front Cover
Front cover for Blinx: The Time Sweeper
Discworld DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Discworld
The Journeyman Project Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for The Journeyman Project
Fire Emblem: Awakening Nintendo 3DS Front Cover
Front cover for Fire Emblem: Awakening

Selected Screenshots

Blinx Loading Screen
Screenshot from Blinx: The Time Sweeper
Screenshot from Discworld
Screenshot from The Journeyman Project
Title screen.
Screenshot from Fire Emblem: Awakening
Title screen
Screenshot from Chrono Quest
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