Timeline (Windows)

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Based on Michael Crichton's novel Timeline (1999), you play the role of Chris Hughes, graduate student employed in the archaeological dig in the Dordogne region of France. When your professor, Edward Johnston, fails to return from his experimental trip back in time to the 14th-century France, you must try and rescue him together with another researcher, Kate Erickson, and Victor Baretto, a security expert. Armed with stun rods with explicit orders from the professor never to kill anyone, your adventure will lead you through the medieval town of Castelgard and its fortifications, underground passages and waterways, and the castle of La Roque carefully reconstructed from historical evidence.

The game combines adventure elements with action parts such as sneaking behind soldiers to stun them, shooting with bows, and jousting in the lists, with directions and hints provided by your partners through your in-ear radio equipment. Separate from the game there is a 30-minute tour of the scenes narrated by the author, Michael Crichton. The tour also offers a chance to freely wander around the reconstructed historical environments.


Timeline Windows Lord Oliver of Castelgard
Timeline Windows Next to a medieval mill
Timeline Windows Timeline, title from the intro movie
Timeline Windows Defeated in the lists

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Alternate Titles

  • "קו-זמן" -- Hebrew spelling

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It wasn't that bad! Huzzah! oh noz (5) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars
Read the book first... Dan Spencer (12) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Gamer Brasil May, 2001 82 out of 100 82
4Players.de Dec 13, 2000 61 out of 100 61
GameSpy Nov, 2000 56 out of 100 56
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Nov 23, 2000 55 out of 100 55
PC Joker Dec, 2000 51 out of 100 51
GameSpot Nov 22, 2000 4.2 out of 10 42
ActionTrip Nov 22, 2000 40 out of 100 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 2001 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
Gamekult Feb 27, 2001 2 out of 10 20
Computer Games Magazine Dec 29, 2000 0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars 10


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Kasey Chang (4622) added Timeline (Windows) on Jan 12, 2001