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Time Commando

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
80
3.7
PlayStation
76
4.8
Macintosh
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User Reviews

Are you ready to be a li'l loopy? Windows MAT (72388)
Action? Adventure? Get the very worst of both genres with none of their goodness right here!!! Windows Zovni (9360)
Entertaining and challenging. Windows John Uveges (2)
Disappointing. DOS Tomer Gabel (4388)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
DOS 27 3.7
Macintosh Awaiting 1 votes...
PlayStation 3 4.8
SEGA Saturn 2 4.0
Windows 27 3.9
Combined MobyScore 59 3.9


The Press Says

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100
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Time Commando places you in the future, or is it the past? Time flows differently for you in this game when after arriving for your night shift at the Historical Tactical Center, something unthinkable happens. An infiltrator infects the super computer with a virus, which sets off a chain reaction no one thought possible. A rupture in time engulfs the super computer and all who were unlucky enough to be manning the consoles. Playing your favorite computer game you are interrupted by the alarm, signalling a major disaster. Immediately you grab your gear and run to the main computer room. Opening the door you are blinded by the light of the rupture, a pulsating half sphere of energy encapsulating the main computer. Walking closer you touch the rupture and watch it's surface ripple like water, only to be pulled inside!
92
WindowsPC Player (Denmark)
Time Commando er som sagt i det store hele et ufattelig flot spil. Gameplayet er også solidt, omend 'adventure-delen' er holdt på et yderst simpliceret plan, og styringen af helten foregår legende let.
89
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Wat fantastisch had kunnen worden, vergelijdt al snel naar gewoonweg goed. Indien men met al dit grafisch geweld enkele degelijke adventure-aspecten had kunnen inbouwen, had ik een veel hogere Gameplay-score kunnen toekenenn en had men dit spel van mij moeten scheiden met beitel en hamer. Nu raad ik echter alle adventure-fans dit spel ten stelligste af. Ik kan het niet genoeg benadrukken: dit is een zuiver actiespel! Wie echter niet vies is van verscheidene avonden knokken en een smakelijk Supervga spel niet afslaat: Go for it...
89
WindowsComing Soon Magazine
Stanley Opar is an outstanding technician for the European Federation of military combat-simulation. He is part of SAVE, the Special Action for Virus Elimination. His responsibilities involve the supervision of the computers and keeping them virus free.
88
DOSPC Games (Germany)
Ein Vorwurf, den sich Softwarefirmen gefallen lassen müssen, ist, in ihren Spielen zu geringen Wert auf echte Innovationen zu legen. Während sich einige Hersteller jahrelang mit der Entwicklung neuer Spielkonzepte aufhalten, klonen andere ein 3D-Actionspiel und eine WiSim nach der anderen. Eine Firma, die dabei nicht mitmachen will, ist Adeline Software. Nach dem ungewöhnlichen 3D-Adventure LBA folgt nun ein neuartiges Actionspiel.
86
WindowsPC Zone
If you want a really classy looking beat 'em up with ever changing scenery, four squillion weapons, frenetic action pieces, and a storyline to hold every-thing together, then you'll love Time Commando to bits. But if the designers had leaned more heavily on the Prince Of Persia elements and had connected the 3d stages together with some good old-fashioned viewed from the side mazey, leapy type shenanigans, then Time Commando would have a score somewhere in the nineties.
85
DOSPower Unlimited
Deze opvolger van Little Big Adventure is een hoogstandje op het gebied van realistische animatie. De computergegenereerde achtergronden zijn oogstrelend. De opdracht is om negen tijdcorrectie-missies uit te voeren.
84
WindowsPower Play
Das funkelnagelneue, innovative Grafiksystem steht „Time Commando“ gut zu Gesicht, wenn auch das „Einbahnstraßenprinzip“ - die Videos zur Darstellung der Kulisse laufen nur in eine Richtung, demzufolge hat man keine Chance, einen verpaßten Gegenstand im Raum zuvor doch noch zu erreichen – mitunter recht störend wirkt. Glücklicherweise wurde das gefürchtete „Little Big Adventure“-Spielstandspeichersystem praktisch über Bord geworfen. Einfallsreichtum bei der Gestaltung des Szenarios und der reichhaltigen Waffenauswahl macht aus dem im Grunde recht simplen spielerischen Grundkonzept „Kämpfen-Laufen-Geheimräume suchen“ eine ansprechende und kurzweilige Angelegenheit, zudem sind die weichen, vielfältigen Animationen der Charaktere nett anzusehen. Eines der abwechslungsreichsten Actionspiele der jüngeren Zeit.
84
DOSPower Play
Das funkelnagelneue, innovative Grafiksystem steht „Time Commando“ gut zu Gesicht, wenn auch das „Einbahnstraßenprinzip“ - die Videos zur Darstellung der Kulisse laufen nur in eine Richtung, demzufolge hat man keine Chance, einen verpaßten Gegenstand im Raum zuvor doch noch zu erreichen – mitunter recht störend wirkt. Glücklicherweise wurde das gefürchtete „Little Big Adventure“-Spielstandspeichersystem praktisch über Bord geworfen. Einfallsreichtum bei der Gestaltung des Szenarios und der reichhaltigen Waffenauswahl macht aus dem im Grunde recht simplen spielerischen Grundkonzept „Kämpfen-Laufen-Geheimräume suchen“ eine ansprechende und kurzweilige Angelegenheit, zudem sind die weichen, vielfältigen Animationen der Charaktere nett anzusehen. Eines der abwechslungsreichsten Actionspiele der jüngeren Zeit.
83
WindowsPC Games
Break it all down, and this game is a simple, arcade-style beat-em-up that happens to be beautifully presented, full of variety, and very fun to play. That's more than enough for this brawler - in any time period.
83
DOSPC Games
Break it all down, and this game is a simple, arcade-style beat-em-up that happens to be beautifully presented, full of variety, and very fun to play. That's more than enough for this brawler - in any time period.
83
WindowsGame Revolution
Time Commando is a new star in the PC-action constellation. The graphics are beautiful and the variety of weaponry, backgrounds, settings, and the wonderful enemies will draw you deeply into the game. The game could have probably used another month or so of work to fix some little problems, a little 'minor tweaking' and the addition of gamepad support. Even so, I found myself playing it 'just one more time' late into the night. The revolutionary 'moving camera' works wonders on the feel and appearance of the game and I hope to see it again in the future.
82
DOSGameSpot
Adeline has shown with Time Commando that it still has the wherewithal to produce a masterpiece on par with Relentless, its incomparable action adventure.
82
WindowsGameSpot
Enough whiz-bang graphics to keep gamers awake into the wee hours of the morning.
81
WindowsGamezilla
Time Commando is one of those love/hate games. I loved the game, and still play it regularly, especially the latter stages such as the Conquistadors and Modern Wars, both of which are filled with a good deal of swashbuckling, cool weapons, and lots of fun and interesting locales. However, there was a big gripe to get over before I got to this point. Once you get over the clumsy movements, the single-direction game flow, and the annoying pixel searches, this game is a lot of fun and looks very nice. This is a fun, beautiful game with flawed execution. Although I want to rate it higher, I have to give it an 81 when I think of all the frustration I had with it and the number of times I considered putting it down, which is something I don't want to see in a game. I want the world to finally pull me away from a game after long hours, not the game to push me away to a more comfortable setting. This could have been a great game, but I can only call it good.
80
WindowsPC Player (Germany)
Adeline bringt, wie so oft, frische Ansätze in ein recht festgefahrenes Genre. Das Mischen vorberechneter 3D-Filme mit einem fast frei beweglichen Polygonchatakter macht gleichzeitig Reiz und Schwierigkeit dieses Prügelspiels aus. Reizvoll ist neben der ansprechenden Akustik und Optik vor allem die Möglichkeit, während der Kämpfe die Figur an alle möglichen Positionen lenken zu können.
80
PlayStationAbsolute Playstation
For me, this game is one of my favorites. I love the concept and enjoy traveling around the different time periods. The game isn't really easy, but I never got a sense anxiety trying to finish a level. It has that proper balance of difficulty and enjoyabilty that make for a pleasureable trip. I would highly recommend a rental on this one as it won't appeal to everyone, but give it a chance...it surely does grow on you.
80
DOSHigh Score
Time Commando har en del gemensamma drag med filmer som Twister och Jurassic Park; mycket effekter och lite handling. Ett vinnande koncept för filmer som tydligen fungerar lika bra på spel.
80
DOSPC Player (Germany)
Adeline bringt, wie so oft, frische Ansätze in ein recht festgefahrenes Genre. Das Mischen vorberechneter 3D-Filme mit einem fast frei beweglichen Polygonchatakter macht gleichzeitig Reiz und Schwierigkeit dieses Prügelspiels aus. Reizvoll ist neben der ansprechenden Akustik und Optik vor allem die Möglichkeit, während der Kämpfe die Figur an alle möglichen Positionen lenken zu können.
78
PlayStationMega Fun
Time Commando sieht auf den ersten Blick beeindruckend aus und ist nach kurzer Eingewöhnungsphase gut spielbar. Die tollen 3D-Umgebungen scrollen sauber mit und vermitteln einen sehr realistischen und plastischen Eindruck. Was mir allerdings negativ aufstößt ist das platte Gameplay. Laufen, Waffe nehmen, Gegner aussschalten und verschieden Goodies sammeln. Viel mehr habt Ihr nicht zu verrichten. Auch ist der ewige Kampf in den Zeitepochen ein wenig frustrierend. Nicht nur wegen des sehr hoch angesetzten Schwierigkeitsgrades (an manchen Stellen hat man keinerlei Chance einen Energieverlust zu vermeiden) sondern auch durch die Tatsache, daß es in der Geschichte der Menschheit nicht nur Kriege gab sondern auch Ereignisse und Erfindungen. Man hätte der Menschheit z.B. bei der Entwicklung des Rades helfen können. Ein paar Rätsel bzw. Missionen hätten dem Game sehr gut getan.
78
PlayStationNowGamer
For a company that prides itself on its unique visual style, Adeline appear to have taken a serious step backwards with its latest creation, as Time Commando features some truly grainy backgrounds and jerky camera movements. Stan, his opponents and every other character on screen have been gloriously realised and gouraud shaded with close up views showing plenty of detail. However begin to explore each historically-themed level it becomes evident that either the PlayStation lacks the power to smoothly render each section swiftly enough or else Adeline has had programming problems of its own. My money’s on the latter. Hats off to them for attempting to push the tried-and tested Alone in the Dark formula just that little bit further, but when it comes to intense, 3-D graphical adventures I’m quite happy with my copy of Resident Evil thank you very much.
75
PlayStationGame Revolution
'Inna final analysis' Time Commando is a pretty good game. The graphics are beautiful and the variety of weaponry, backgrounds, settings, and the wonderful enemies will draw you deeply into the game. The game still could have used another month or so of work to fix some little problems. Even so, I found myself playing it 'just one more time' late into the night. The revolutionary 'moving camera' works wonders on the feel and appearance of the game and I hope to see it again in the future.
75
PlayStationGamezilla
Time Commando is fun. Plain and simple. I played this game for hours. I was always wondering what my next enemy would be or what weapon I would find next. The idea of starting from the beginning of time and fighting through the different eras was pretty cool. My only complaints about the game are that you can't backtrack, and that there are not enough clues on where to search for necessary items. Both of these are minor since you don't have to find everything to win the game. Some of the sound effects and facial expressions of the enemies are a little silly but it sort of lightens the game up. If you are looking for a game that will give you hours of fun, excitement, frustration and then more fun, pick this one up.
70
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
On the Easy setting, any gamer should be able to complete TC in an afternoon. Even on Normal or Hard, it will only take a day or two. Luckily, the game has more variety than the average rail runner. Each time period yields different monsters, the backgrounds are beautiful and the action is fairly intense and gripping. Overall, you'll have a fun, if short, trip through past and future as the TIME COMMANDO.
70
DOSComputer Gaming World (CGW)
On the Easy setting, any gamer should be able to complete TC in an afternoon. Even on Normal or Hard, it will only take a day or two. Luckily, the game has more variety than the average rail runner. Each time period yields different monsters, the backgrounds are beautiful and the action is fairly intense and gripping. Overall, you'll have a fun, if short, trip through past and future as the TIME COMMANDO.
70
DOSGamesmania
Im großen und ganzen ist Time Commando jedoch ein solides Spiel. So ziemlich jede Szene könnte zu einem eigenen Spiel entwickelt werden. Wenn Du bei den Conquistador- oder den modernen Kriegswelten zwanzig Ebenen erreicht hast, solltest Du es probieren (das war ein kleiner Tip für Activision...).
70
WindowsGamesmania
Im großen und ganzen ist Time Commando jedoch ein solides Spiel. So ziemlich jede Szene könnte zu einem eigenen Spiel entwickelt werden. Wenn Du bei den Conquistador- oder den modernen Kriegswelten zwanzig Ebenen erreicht hast, solltest Du es probieren (das war ein kleiner Tip für Activision...).
70
PlayStationGameSpot
Action on the Playstation is seldom more fun.
50
WindowsComputer Games Magazine
It's as if the game couldn't decide what it wanted to be and chose too much of a middle position; it's neither a good adventure nor a good fighting game. The design is not entirely without merit; it just doesn't excel and, like most hybrid games, risks failing to appeal enough to fans of either genre.