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Killing Time

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Developed by
Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
3DO
72
4.5
Macintosh
...
...
Windows
57
3.8
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Description

In the early 1930's, Tess Conway, obsessed with ancient Egypt, and her guests vanished without trace... right in the middle of a wild party on the Conway island estate. Sixty years after this events it's your mission to investigate the strange events that took place in those days.

Though Killing Time is graphically a typical Doom clone, there are some differences: the game has one huge level instead of many smaller ones which allows you to return to old places at any time, i.e. to pick up health packs or ammunition. Also the spirits of Tess and her guests appear occasionally and bring the story of that evening to light helping you to find keys, to unlock doorways, to locate secret passages and to solve puzzles.

Killing Time was originally developed for the 3DO, and was later converted to the PC.

Screenshots

Killing Time 3DO Title screen
Killing Time 3DO Some duck hunters apparently don't appreciate the competition.
Killing Time 3DO Map screen
Killing Time 3DO More ghosts setting up the plot. This one explains why there are guns all over the mansion.

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User Reviews

The Most Bizarre FPS Ever Created Windows HandofShadow (49)

The Press Says

Game Zero 3DO Feb, 1996 46 out of 50 92
Game Players 3DO Jan, 1996 83 out of 100 83
GameFan Magazine 3DO Dec, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Gamezilla Windows Jun 12, 2000 78 out of 100 78
All Game Guide 3DO 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Mac Game Gate Macintosh 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot Windows Jan 07, 1997 7 out of 10 70
Power Unlimited 3DO Feb, 1996 6.8 out of 10 68
AppleLinks.Com Macintosh Jan 18, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The Video Game Critic 3DO Oct 29, 2001 F 0

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Trivia

German index

On July 31, 1996, Killing Time was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

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