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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherUser Score
El Matador2006WindowsCenega Publishing, s.r.o....
Time Machine1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumActivision (UK) Limited...
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain1996PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.4.01
Singularity2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.58
Spellbreaker1985Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, TI-99/4AAsgard Software3.37
Looney Tunes: Sheep Raider2001PlayStation, WindowsInfogrames Europe SA3.68
Viewtiful Joe2003GameCube, PlayStation 2Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.89
Viewtiful Joe 22004GameCube, PlayStation 2Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.71
The Mystery of the Druids2001WindowsCDV Software Entertainment AG3.43
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective2010iPad, iPhone, Nintendo DSCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.20
Lost Horizon2010Android, iPad, iPhone, WindowsDeep Silver4.48
The Cave2013Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, Ouya, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.4.44
Legacy of Kain: Defiance (Special Edition)2004WindowsEidos GmbH...
Legacy of Kain: Defiance2003PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos, Inc.3.84
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 22001PlayStation 2, WindowsEidos Interactive, Inc.3.93
TimeSplitters: Future Perfect2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, XboxElectronic Arts, Inc.3.68
Imagination1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumFirebird Software Ltd....
Chrono Quest II1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicrovalue...
Explora III: Sous Le Signe Du Serpent1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicrovalue...
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones2005BlackBerry, J2MEGameloft S.A....
The Silent Age: Episode One2013Android, iPad, iPhoneHouse on Fire ApS...
The Silent Age2015Macintosh, WindowsHouse on Fire ApS...
Timequest1991DOSLegend Entertainment Company4.05
Back to the Future Part II & III1990NESLJN, Ltd.2.29
Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle1993DOS, MacintoshLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC4.10
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Selected Covers

Legacy of Kain: Defiance PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Legacy of Kain: Defiance
Lost Horizon Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Lost Horizon

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Chrono Quest II
Main Menu
Screenshot from Legacy of Kain: Defiance
Main Menu
Screenshot from Lost Horizon
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