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TimeShift

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
73
4.2
Windows
72
3.8
Xbox 360
72
2.7

User Reviews

By the book FPS, move along Windows MichaelPalin (1195)
A Solid shooter, worth playing. [Rew. <<] . . worth playing, but is a bit of a missed opportunity. Windows Nick Drew (371)
Sweet shooter with a hint of puzzling Windows SifouNaS (1317)
Heading into the past for some fun PlayStation 3 Simon Koetsier (422)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 3 8 4.2
Windows 30 3.8
Xbox 360 8 2.7
Combined MobyScore 46 3.7


The Press Says

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88
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Draai letterlijk de klok terug in deze indrukwekkende FPS met ultra-moderne graphics en zweet inducerende gameplay.
86
WindowsShooterplanet
Mit TimeShift liefern die Jungs von Saber Interactive einen kompromisslosen und actiongeladenen Sci-Fi-Shooter ab. Eine ähnliche Story gab es in dieser Form noch nicht. Sie ermöglicht ein bis dato einzigartiges Szenario, das viele abwechslungsreiche Levels, viele interessante Schauplätze und in der Kampagne ca. 10-12 Stunden Spielspaß bietet. Muss man sich als Spieler in den ersten Missionen noch ein wenig mit dem neuen und innovativen Zeitfeature anfreunden, wird man im späteren Spielverlauf nicht mehr darauf verzichten wollen. Gerade in den packenden Gefechten helfen die Zeitlupe oder der Zeitstillstand ungemein. Leider hat man bei den Rätseln ein wenig gespart. Selbige hätten zahlreicher vorkommen müssen, um dem Zeitfeature eine durchgängige Daseinsberechtigung zu geben. Neben der gelungenen Singleplayer-Kampagne gibt es einen brauchbaren Mehrspielermodus, dessen Inkompatibilität zu ausländischen Versionen allerdings zu Abzügen in der Bewertung führen muss.
86
Xbox 360Xboxdynasty (XD)
TimeShift ist der kleine Hit geworden, auf den man hoffen konnte. Der Titel kann durch sein innovatives Zeitfeature in Sachen Gameplay dick punkten, da er sich so weit traut, wie noch kein Spiel vor ihm und dabei selten Fehler begeht. Ihr werdet Teil eines großen Actionspektakels, das immer wieder durch kleine Rätseleinlagen aufgelockert wird. Grafik und Sound sind hervorragend und machen TimeShift zu einem Fest für die Sinne. Sehr schade ist, dass die Story so wirr ist und gleichzeitig noch viel zu hastig erzählt wird. Wer sich daran nicht stört, bekommt Shooterkost vom Feinsten geboten und kann bedenkenlos zugreifen. TimeShift reiht sich klar hinter den letzten Shooterhits ein, das geistige Vorbild F.E.A.R. wird aber aus meiner Sicht übertroffen.
85
Xbox 360Power Unlimited
Halen als:
- Je van je shrink in agressietherapie moet.
- Je vindt dat je al genoeg moet nadenken in het leven.
- Je genoot van een game als Black.
Conclusie: Ik vond Timeshift leuker om te spelen dan Halo 3! Punt!
85
WindowsGamesmania
So manches Mal wünschte sich der Tester, dass die ingame-Zeitmanipulation auch außerhalb funktionierte. Timeshift macht es einem einfach, die Zeit zu vergessen, während man mit ihr herumspielt. Das zusätzliche Jahr Entwicklungszeit hat dem Spiel auf jeden Fall nicht geschadet, Shooterfreunde werden ihren Spaß damit haben. Für mich wird es auf jeden Fall Zeit, weiter zu spielen… ;)
85
PlayStation 3Worth Playing
I can't in good conscience assign a low score to this game. It's not a poor, weak or lacking example of the genre; it's a fine example of the genre. Time-shifting or no, it plays like a traditional, exciting, sometimes intense FPS, but it's been released in the face of several exceptional examples of FPS titles. Six months from now, during the midst of the annual games drought in new titles, shooter games no better than TimeShift will be favored by some, if not many, critics and will also sell well to a thirsty FPS audience. To significantly mark off this title right now would be, if you'll pardon the pun, merely a matter of timing.
85
Xbox 360IGN Australia
TimeShift may not be Halo 3 or The Orange Box, but with its entertaining single player game and cleverly implemented multiplayer, it’s well worth a look. In fact, with a decent online community this could become one of the most interesting multiplayer shooters out there. Still have doubts? Chances are they’ll disappear around the time you sticky grenade an enemy twenty metres into the sky in slow motion, separating him from his weapon, which spins gracefully through the air into your waiting arms. Or perhaps it’ll be the first time you stop an opponent dead in his tracks with a perfectly thrown time stop bubble and unload clip after clip into his soon to be dead body. Good times.
84
PlayStation 3Game Captain
Sei’s drum, die Action stimmt und die kleinen Rätsel bringen immer mal wieder Ruhephasen in das Spiel ohne jedoch zu viel Zeit zu beanspruchen. Die Spielerei mit der Zeit ist zwar nett, hätte aber noch ausgebaut werden können. Das Spiel hätte wohl auch ohne dieses Feature funktioniert, aber so kann man wenigstens sagen, man hätte was Innovatives gemacht. Mir hat’s jedenfalls gut gefallen und TimeShift gehört für mich somit zu den besseren Shootern des Jahrgangs 07. Für Genrefans eine klare Empfehlung.
84
WindowsGamesFire
TimeShift beginnt mit einer interessanten Geschichte, die im Verlaufe des Spiels aufgrund der Erzählweise immer mehr abflacht – schade. Dennoch kann der Ego-Shooter mit seiner gelungenen Präsentation in Sachen Grafik und Sound sowie mit den Zeitspielereien überzeugen. Hätten die Entwickler von Sabber Interactive ein wenig mehr Wert auf die Story gelegt, hätte aus TimeShift ein richtiger Action-Kracher werden können. Für Fans von Action-Spielen kann ich dennoch eine klare Kaufempfehlung aussprechen, denn die Missionen sind trotz ihrer Linearität relativ spannend gehalten, wodurch man unbedingt das Ende der komisch erzählten Geschichte erfahren möchte.
83
WindowsGamigo
Eine pfiffige Idee für einen ordentlichen Egoshooter, da kann ja eigentlich nichts schief gehen, oder? Im Prinzip nicht, allerdings hat sich Vivendi für sein Spektakel wohl wirklich den denkbar ungünstigsten Veröffentlichungszeitraum des Jahres ausgesucht. Wer bitteschön greift zu einem TimeShift, wenn Kaliber eines Half-Life 2: Episode 2, Call of Duty 4 und Crysis in den Läden stehen? Beim Kampf um die Weihnachtskäufer dürfte TimeShift somit die eindeutig schlechtesten Karten haben. Vielleicht hätte man sich selbst einen Gefallen tun sollen und das Spiel ruhig doch noch einmal um ein paar Monate verschieben. Klar, dies ist schon einmal passiert und sicherlich damals aus gutem Grund, aber mit ein klein wenig mehr Zeit (wie passend!), hätte man aus einem sehr guten Spiel ein fast perfektes machen können.
81
WindowsComputer Bild Spiele
Doch trotz allen Drehens an der Uhr sind die spielerischen Freiheiten merkwürdig eingeschränkt, die Geschichte bleibt stets vorhersehbar. Was Sie erwartet, ist ein eher gewöhnliches Actionspiel, das zwar recht unterhaltsam gestrickt wurde, aber niemanden wirklich vom Hocker reißt. In Anbetracht der äußerst starken Actionkonkurrenz, die vor Weihnachten in den Handel kommt, wird es Timeshift schwer haben, obwohl es ein "gutes" Spiel ist. Aber eben eines ohne Ecken und Kanten, ohne gravierende Schwächen, ohne echte Stärken - eben ohne bleibenden Erinnerungswert.
80
WindowsYouGamers
TimeShift is a bag of old tricks that won't surprise the audience but will entertain them. It's also an encouraging example to game developers (or anyone else for that matter) struggling with a delayed, seemingly hopeless project. Good job pulling it off, Saber!
80
Xbox 360Super Play
Recept på hur man gör ett riktigt roligt spel: stjäl från det bästa genren har att erbjuda, sammanställ de stulna delarna på ett intelligent sätt, addera bullet time. Det funkade för Timeshift.
80
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Was für ein Spiel! Das dachte ich in den ersten zwei Stunden Timeshift. Klasse Skript-Sequenzen, gute Grafik, dichte Atmospähre. Doch schnell flaut die Intensität ab und erinnert an nette Standard-Ballereien von der Stange. Die Manipulation der Zeit lockert die actiongeladenen (und verflucht kniffligen) Schießereien zwar auf, für die Rätsel hätte ich mir aber mehr Mut zu innovativen Experimenten gewünscht. Unterm Strich ist Timeshift trotzdem ein sehr guter Shooter, den sich Fans von F.E.A.R. oder Half-Life 2 anschauen sollten.
80
WindowsGamer.co.il

טיימשיפט הוא משחק פעולה טוב, שהיה יכול להיות טוב בהרבה אם אספקטים מסויימים בעיצוב השלבים שלו היו טובים יותר. הוא מאוד לינארי, ולמרות כוחות הזמן אותם הוא מעמיד לרשותכם, אין שום סיבה שתרצו לשחק בו שוב לאחר שתסיימו אותו – בין היתר משום שהשרתים למשחק מרובה המשתתפים מעטים מאוד וחסרי שחקנים. הייתי ממליץ לשחק בו, אבל רק אחרי שמחירו ירד בחודשים הקרובים.

80
PlayStation 3GBase - The Gamer's Base
Wow, was für ein Actionfeuerwerk. Genau das dachte ich mir in den ersten zwei Spielstunden. Intensive Action, tolle geskriptete Sequenzen, nette Grafik und eine beklemmende Atmosphäre. Doch schnell flaute die Intensität ab und spätestens dann erinnert TimeShift nur an nette Standard-Ballerkost. Die Spielerei mit der Zeit lockert die actiongeladenen und kniffligen Schusswechsel zwar auf, für die Rätsel hätte ich mir aber mehr Mut zu innovativeren Experimenten gewünscht. Wer auf Zeitmanipulationen und leckere Actionkost steht, kann sich TimeShift auf jeden Fall antun.
80
WindowsGameplanet
TimeShift has had a chequered development history, but it doesn't feel rushed. It is only really let down by the simplicity of game play and perhaps the tightness of scripting. It is immense fun, and with a bit of work there could be a spectacular sequel in the making. This is definitely one for FPS fans and novices alike, and comes highly recommended.
80
Xbox 360XBox Front
Schon im Jahr 2006 sollte Timeshift erscheinen, wurde dann aber auf Grund von weiteren Anpassungsarbeiten der Grafik verschoben. Diese Verschiebung um fast ein Jahr tat dem Titel, zumindest in Sachen Grafik gut, denn diese sorgt, zusammen mit dem guten Sound, für eine einwandfreie Atmosphäre. Leider reicht dies aber nicht aus, um Timeshift zum Top Titel zu erklären, dafür gibt es insgesamt zu wenig Neues. Hinzu kommt, dass Genre-Vertreter wie Call of Duty 4 oder Halo 3 gerade im Multiplayer vieles besser machen.
80
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
While at first glance, TIMESHIFT appears to rest exclusively on a gimmick, the sum of its attributes is much more than that, and it deserves modest success. Despite the absence of novelty in some areas, the implementation of the time powers is quite entertaining, the multiplayer options are excellent and the artificial intelligence is quite impressive. Just because a lot of the action is somewhat derivative doesn’t mean it isn’t loads of fun. Although not on the same level as this season’s critical and commercial blockbusters, TIMESHIFT is a very enjoyable first-person shooter and well worth your attention.
80
Xbox 360GameZone
TimeShift isn’t perfect, and has a ways to go before it can be considered a revolutionary interpretation of time-based first-person shooting. However, those who take the plunge will find a solid and unique shooter that’s well worth their time.
80
Xbox 360Kombo.com
What Half-Life2 did for physics, TimeShift attempts to do with time. By and large, TimeShift succeeds where many have failed. A lot of TimeShift's innovative features have the potential to become the next big thing in FPS's. The poor storyline and art design hold TimeShift back from becoming something truly epic and great. Still, by force of will, TimeShift pulls itself slightly above the level of your average first-person shooter. While TimeShift may not be the next Half-Life2, fans of Far Cry and Timesplitter's gameplay, or those that are just interested in a slightly different take on the FPS genre may want to check out TimeShift.
78
Xbox 360Console Monster
Overall, TimeShift would be a pretty average game if it wasn't for the time manipulating abilities. Unfortunately the audio is terrible and the puzzles are way too easy. If the developer had been a bit more creative with the puzzles, I'm sure TimeShift would have been much more enjoyable. Being released now, TimeShift will most possibly be overlooked, with titles such as Call of Duty 4 and Halo 3 being released overshadowing almost all other FPS’s on the market. But, if you have some spare cash and you need something else to occupy you till Christmas, there is no harm in getting TimeShift as it will definitely keep you amused.
78
Xbox 360Game Vortex
At best, TimeShift is a solid shooter, though it is more about potential than fulfillment. There are a lot of really cool things going on that aren't realized to their fullest, which when coupled with some of the game's nagging problems hurt the overall experience. Still, if you are looking for something a little different, it is worth a shot.
78
WindowsGame Informer Magazine
While it may not approach the craftsmanship or innovation of Half-Life 2, TimeShift introduces enough interesting elements to its derivative gameplay to make the game worth a look.
78
Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
While it may not approach the craftsmanship or innovation of Half-Life 2, TimeShift introduces enough interesting elements to its derivative gameplay to make the game worth a look.
77
Xbox 360Game Freaks 365
TimeShift came out at the worst possible time, just weeks after Halo 3 and before Call of Duty 4. To compare it to those games, TimeShift can't compete. It just does not nail down all of its mechanics well enough. Still, this is far from an excuse to miss out on the fun of the "fourth dimension" of time-altering. Shooter fans will probably feel very satisfied to rent TimeShift, play through its best parts, and finish it in a few days.
77
PlayStation 3Game Freaks 365
TimeShift came out at the worst possible time, just weeks after Halo 3 and before Call of Duty 4. To compare it to those games, TimeShift can't compete. It just does not nail down all of its mechanics well enough. Still, this is far from an excuse to miss out on the fun of the "fourth dimension" of time-altering. Shooter fans will probably feel very satisfied to rent TimeShift, play through its best parts, and finish it in a few days.
77
Xbox 360Strategy Informer
All in all Timeshift is a well rounded package and offers a lengthy single player campaign and lots of hours over Xbox Live if multiplayer is your type of thing. Sadly most of you will pick it up next spring when the next games drought is bestowed upon from those great publishers in the sky and by then it will probably have lost some of its initial impact. In fact, it already had as I played it. I’m sure if this was released a year ago everyone would be going crazy for it. But the fact that it’s had to follow Halo 3 and Bioshock and given its similarity and feel to that of F.E.A.R. this one was simply born too late. Sometimes however, not being down with the kids is a good thing, eh? Make your own minds up.
76
PlayStation 3IGN
A great deal of work was done to bring the look and feel of TimeShift up to date, though an equal amount of time should have been spent on the design and presentation. With games like Halo 3 and The Orange Box out and Call of Duty 4 and Unreal Tournament 3 on the way, those design shortcomings feel ever magnified in the face of such giants. That doesn't mean there isn't any fun to be had here and if you have a spare weekend in the midst of the intense gaming schedule this fall demands of hardcore gamers, then Timeshift wouldn't be a bad way to spend it.
76
WindowsIGN
A great deal of work was done to bring the look and feel of TimeShift up to date, though an equal amount of time should have been spent on the design and presentation. With games like Halo 3 and The Orange Box out and Call of Duty 4 and Unreal Tournament 3 on the way, those design shortcomings feel ever magnified in the face of such giants. That doesn't mean there isn't any fun to be had here and if you have a spare weekend in the midst of the intense gaming schedule this fall demands of hardcore gamers, then Timeshift wouldn't be a bad way to spend it.
76
Xbox 360IGN
A great deal of work was done to bring the look and feel of TimeShift up to date, though an equal amount of time should have been spent on the design and presentation. With games like Halo 3 and The Orange Box out and Call of Duty 4 and Unreal Tournament 3 on the way, those design shortcomings feel ever magnified in the face of such giants. That doesn't mean there isn't any fun to be had here and if you have a spare weekend in the midst of the intense gaming schedule this fall demands of hardcore gamers, then Timeshift wouldn't be a bad way to spend it.
75
Xbox 360Yiya
Timeshift erfindet das Rad sicherlich nicht neu und sorgt auch nicht für massive Innovationen im Shooter-Genre. Trotzdem schafft es der Titel aber durch die richtige Mischung zu gefallen. Die Settings sind abwechslungsreich, die Kulissen stimmig, die Kämpfe durchweg gut dosiert und die kleinen Zeiträtsel lockern den Shooterpart angenehm auf. Es macht einfach Spaß nach einem Feuergefecht in eine Kiste zu klettern, die Zurückspulfunktion zu verwenden und so in den nächsten Raum zu kommen. Solche und andere Spielchen kennt man sicherlich schon aus verschiedenen Games, im Shooter-Alltag ist es aber eine mehr als gelungene Abwechslung, statt immer nur einen Schalter zu finden oder durch eine schlichte Tür zu gehen. Wer zudem Interesse am Mehrspielermodus hat, bekommt auch hier mehr als nur Standardkost, sondern zahlreiche Optionen und Möglichkeiten. Größter Kritikpunkt ist ansonsten lediglich die Handlung, die man in den vielen Jahren der Entwicklung sehr stiefmütterlich behandelt hat.
75
PlayStation 3Futuregamez.net
So TimeShift isn't the best FPS we've seen this year, but it is still quite enjoyable with some unique concepts, and is about $20 cheaper then other games. If you still have some doubts we suggest you jump on the Playstation Store and download the demo which will give you a good idea about what to expect.
75
Xbox 360Armchair Empire, The
TimeShift shoots for that hoop, but it’s most definitely not an easy shot to make. With TimeShift, the price of admission gets you a very challenging shooter with a lot of fantastic special effects and excellent graphics, but not much else.
75
WindowsGamernode
Timeshift isn't going to crack the Top X FPS Titles list unless you list FPS titles with a new gimmick, but it's certainly not a waste of money. While a certain other FPS which brought nothing revolutionary to the forefront succeeded greatly and became an instant classic, Timeshift just doesn't capitalize on what's in it well enough to make a similar claim at greatness. For FPS fans it's a fun game that should be considered for your library, and at least tried. For other gamers, you may as well play through it if you have access to it, but it's not something to crack open the checkbook for.
75
Xbox 360Gaming Age
TimeShift does some interesting things with the idea of using time control. It's a little familiar to anyone who's played games with bullet time, like Max Payne, but it's original enough to not be called a copycat. But it's not challenging unless you decide to make it so, and the puzzle portions of the game are just silly. Online, it's much more interesting, but harder to find a good game with Halo 3 being so freshly released. TimeShift is fun, but it has flaws and is stuck among a growing crowd of big titles (Call of Duty 4, Team Fortress 2, etc.) that do much of the same thing.
75
Xbox 360Gamernode
TimeShift doesn't do a lot of innovative things, but it's still fun. If you want a groundbreaking game, look elsewhere. If you want a fun game and like FPS's, check it out.
74
Xbox 360Computer Bild Spiele
Doch trotz allen Drehens an der Uhr sind die spielerischen Freiheiten merkwürdig eingeschränkt, die Geschichte bleibt stets vorhersehbar. Was Sie erwartet, ist ein eher gewöhnliches Actionspiel, das zwar recht unterhaltsam gestrickt wurde, aber niemanden wirklich vom Hocker reißt. In Anbetracht der äußerst starken Actionkonkurrenz, die vor Weihnachten in den Handel kommt, wird es Timeshift schwer haben, obwohl es ein "gutes" Spiel ist. Aber eben eines ohne Ecken und Kanten, ohne gravierende Schwächen, ohne echte Stärken - eben ohne bleibenden Erinnerungswert.
73
Xbox 360Play.tm
Ultimately, although TimeShift is a solid shooter in many ways and has the seeds of success sown into it, there are simply too many undercooked elements peppered throughout the experience for it to ably thrust forward from the shadow of much bigger and much better FPS entrants that have graced 2007 with genuine 'Game of the Year' wow factor.
73
Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
This is ideal rental fodder, with a fun single player experience that is too short and familiar to justify a full purchase but still a lot better than you may be expecting. There is plenty of fun to be had with the time powers however and hopefully the shortcomings could be looked at for the inevitable sequel. Probably falls into the “could do better, see me after class” category but still worth a punt.
72
WindowsGaming Target
TimeShift isn't a perfect game, but it certainly offers up some unusual first-person fragfest fun. The time control skill shifts the game from pure twitch action to something a bit more tactical as you figure out the best ways to use your special abilities. At the same time, some of the levels are extremely short, making the single-player game an experience that's well under twenty hours. And the climactic battle against Krone is unsatisfying, to say the least.
72
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Mit Crysis haben es zukünftige Shooter schwer genug. Und am schwersten haben es jene, die in erster Linie auf die Grafik zum Motivationsantrieb zählen, Spiele wie Timeshift. Für sich allein betrachtet ist die Optik fantastisch, doch unter dem Licht der alles überstrahlenden Crytek-Konkurrenz verliert sie rasch an Glanz und Güte. Das Zeitreise-Feature taugt nicht als Rettungsanker, denn was anfangs noch ganz lustig ist - unbeschadet durch Feuer laufen, Gegner beklauen oder Physik-Rätsel untypisch lösen - wird rasch zur Routine. Und übrig bleibt bloß wieder eine Ballerei gegen eine Übermacht. Das ist ein ordentlicher Spielplatz für alle, die ihren Kopf abschalten und geradeheraus losziehen möchten. Doch mir persönlich lodert die Erinnerung ans famose Bioshock noch zu intensiv, als dass mich Timeshift an sich binden könnte.
72
Xbox 360Fragland.net
Timeshift would’ve been a beautiful game if it was released a half year or a year ago. Sadly it can’t compete with games like Halo 3 and Call of Duty 4 on the Xbox 360. It isn’t a bad game and I will recommend its multiplayer to anyone who wants to try something new.
70
Xbox 360GameSpy
Is there a story here? Yep, but as is the case in most shooters, that story means virtually nothing. In the end, TimeShift is a convincingly dreary, overtly violent, and visually superior blast-fest that distinguishes itself with its time-altering capabilities but remains commonplace otherwise. Far from a bad game and definitely improved over the retracted TimeShift of one year prior, it's good fodder for those who don't want to wait for the Next Big Thing.
70
Xbox 360UOL Jogos
"TimeShift" é um jogo que tinha tudo para dar errado, mas conseguiu surpreender. É tecnicamente bem realizado e proporciona combates divertidos, principalmente no modo multiplayer. Infelizmente não prima pela originalidade e, por vezes, deixa de explorar o potencial dos quebra-cabeças e poderes, o que lhe tira preciosos pontos diante de concorrentes mais originais.
70
PlayStation 3UOL Jogos
"TimeShift" é um jogo que tinha tudo para dar errado, mas conseguiu surpreender. É tecnicamente bem realizado e proporciona combates divertidos, principalmente no modo multiplayer. Infelizmente não prima pela originalidade e, por vezes, deixa de explorar o potencial dos quebra-cabeças e poderes, o que lhe tira preciosos pontos diante de concorrentes mais originais.
70
WindowsUOL Jogos
"TimeShift" é um jogo que tinha tudo para dar errado, mas conseguiu surpreender. É tecnicamente bem realizado e proporciona combates divertidos, principalmente no modo multiplayer. Infelizmente não prima pela originalidade e, por vezes, deixa de explorar o potencial dos quebra-cabeças e poderes, o que lhe tira preciosos pontos diante de concorrentes mais originais.
70
PlayStation 3Armchair Empire, The
This part of 2007 seems to be crawling with first-person shooters. TimeShift isn’t among the top tier shooters but it’s at least doubly better than something like Soldier of Fortune: Payback. TimeShift’s enemies at least will show some tactics – a couple of guys will run forward in an attempt to flank you while others will hang back to lay down suppressing fire; there is some challenge to be had through its linear plot and pacing. It doesn’t make TimeShift a bad game, it edges slightly above average thanks to the time powers.
70
Xbox 360GamersHell.com
In conclusion, Timeshift is a decent game worthy of a weekend rental. If you enjoy FPS’s like FEAR and are not concerned with story, you may enjoy this game. But it is one of those games that you will likely not remember in 6 months.
70
WindowsGame Over Online
All that wasted potential leaves TimeShift utterly mundane. There’s nothing wrong with it, in the sense that everything functions the way it’s supposed to, there just isn’t anything right with it either. Manipulating time is a super cool idea, but there’s nothing at all compelling about how it’s implemented here. Veteran FPS players are likely to be unimpressed, finding little challenge on even the hardest difficulty thanks to the ultra-effective time powers, and nothing of real merit in the lackluster multiplayer. Meanwhile shooter neophytes, who at least won’t be saddled with feelings of been-there-done-that, would be much better off with one of the truly great games that have landed recently (Bioshock, Halo 3, or The Orange Box, just to name a few). While TimeShift is perfectly adequate for killing a few hours, as a rental perhaps, it never elevates itself from merely okay, and if you only buy one shooter for the holidays you can do much better than this.
70
Xbox 360Game Over Online
All that wasted potential leaves TimeShift utterly mundane. There’s nothing wrong with it, in the sense that everything functions the way it’s supposed to, there just isn’t anything right with it either. Manipulating time is a super cool idea, but there’s nothing at all compelling about how it’s implemented here. Veteran FPS players are likely to be unimpressed, finding little challenge on even the hardest difficulty thanks to the ultra-effective time powers, and nothing of real merit in the lackluster multiplayer. Meanwhile shooter neophytes, who at least won’t be saddled with feelings of been-there-done-that, would be much better off with one of the truly great games that have landed recently (Bioshock, Halo 3, or The Orange Box, just to name a few). While TimeShift is perfectly adequate for killing a few hours, as a rental perhaps, it never elevates itself from merely okay, and if you only buy one shooter for the holidays you can do much better than this.
69
Xbox 360V2.fi
En usko, että kaikki pelaajat vihaavat TimeShiftiä, kuten minä opin sitä vihaamaan. Osa raivostani johtuu varmasti myös siitä, että en ole koskaan ollut jättimäisen suuri räiskintäfani, joten saadakseen minut todella innostumaan, on pelin oltava jotakin todella merkittävää. Jos peli sen sijaan läiskii liki joka käänteessä minua kipeästi poskille, ei se ansaitse arvostustani. TimeShiftissä olisi ollut potentiaalia näyttää kaiken maailman haloille ja puolielämille, että räiskintäpelit voivat esitellä myös aidosti tuoreita ideoita. Tällaisenaan se tyytyy kuitenkin vain apinoimaan laadukkaampien kilpailijoidensa parhaat ideat ja tekee senkin huonosti.
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WindowsHry Sme
Timeshift je zaujímavá akčná hra. Ponúka meniť čas v podobe, aká tu ešte nebola, no to je snáď jediné lákadlo, ktoré v konečnom zúčtovaní môže hra vytiahnuť ako tromf. Inak je to len obyčajná akčná hra so skutočne nemotorne podaným príbehom, lineárnym kráčaním vpred a postupne upadajúcou hrateľnosťou. Spočiatku nadšením nebude nikto šetriť, no situácie sa žiaľ začnú opakovať a vy si uvedomíte, že vykonávate stále to isté dokola. Po zlacnení na niekoľko stoviek sa oplatí nad Timeshiftom vážne rozmýšľať a keďže má Timeshift pod palcom CD Projekt, cena dole po čase určite pôjde. A potom už aj kvôli lokalizácii formou titulkov pôjde o strieľačku, ktorú odporučiť budeme môcť. Takto to je trochu málo zábavy.
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WindowsGamingExcellence
Timeshift starts off with a bang, with impressive visuals and God-like powers at your fingertips. The bang, however, fails to last throughout the game, and you’ll constantly find it harder and harder to keep going. Beyond the been-there-done-that mechanics and un-motivating story lies a fairly standard shooter that fails to make a name for itself under a barrage of better first person shooters.
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PlayStation 3GamingExcellence
Timeshift starts off with a bang, with impressive visuals and God-like powers at your fingertips. The bang, however, fails to last throughout the game, and you’ll constantly find it harder and harder to keep going. Beyond the been-there-done-that mechanics and un-motivating story lies a fairly standard shooter that fails to make a name for itself under a barrage of better first person shooters.
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Xbox 360GamingExcellence
Timeshift starts off with a bang, with impressive visuals and God-like powers at your fingertips. The bang, however, fails to last throughout the game, and you’ll constantly find it harder and harder to keep going. Beyond the been-there-done-that mechanics and un-motivating story lies a fairly standard shooter that fails to make a name for itself under a barrage of better first person shooters.
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Xbox 360Worth Playing
TimeShift frequently faced me with challenges that were initially incomprehensible, and then too easy to overcome once I had some idea of what the hell I was supposed to do. A lot of this lousy level design is clearly leftover from the Atari build, and really should've been improved with the rest of the game. If Saber had found time to do that and work the more interesting time powers, Stop and Reverse, organically into the single-player gameplay, then TimeShift would've been a real winner. Instead, it's eye-catching but lacking in substance and the multiplayer fans that it would need to really shine on Xbox Live.
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PlayStation 3Game Shark
What we are left with is a really good shooter that is somewhat hindered by bad AI, a bad storyline and tedious objectives toward the end. The sum total of the whole game still comes out being a pretty good one even with those problems. It also comes out at a bad time with other established games coming out around it. The least you could do is rent the game and have some fun with it.
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WindowsGameSpot
Given TimeShift's long, tumultuous development cycle that saw the game change platforms, swap publishers, and miss several release dates, it's surprising the game has made it to stores at all. So it's too bad that TimeShift isn't really worth the wait, thanks to a barely-there story, extremely rudimentary puzzles, and tired first-person shooter objectives like going through an entire level just to push a button. It does have some redeeming features, though. It's fun to pause time and whale on helpless soldiers, and some of the weapons are really satisfying to shoot.
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Xbox 360Defunct Games
Outside of some repetitive gameplay and a convoluted story, TimeShift is a decent action game with a few interesting gimmicks. Had this game been released earlier in the year when there was nothing else to play I can see it becoming something of a cult hit, but Sierra decided to put this game up alongside a half dozen of the biggest names in first-person shooting. When you have games like Call of Duty 4, Halo 3 and The Orange Box upping the high water mark, it's hard to come out with a shooter that is just average. You can tell that the developers are trying to do something original, but TimeShift is never as exciting and original as it could have been.
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Xbox 360GameSpot
It's ironic that TimeShift had such a long development cycle, because the game really could have benefitted from more time in development. If the story had been fleshed out more and the developer had made the decision to challenge players with tougher puzzles and mission objectives, this could have been a very good, if not great game. Instead, it's just another ho-hum first-person shooter with an interesting gimmick.
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WindowsGiery.eu
Timeshift jest według mnie tym, czym była operacja Market Garden w czasie II Wojny Światowej - czyli straconą szansą. Gra ma potencjał i gdyby tylko twórcy go wykorzystali, mielibyśmy murowany hit. Wystarczyłoby zainwestować w ciekawy scenariusz, w którym roi się od paradoksów czasowych i trochę bardziej urozmaicić rozgrywkę, bo ile można robić to samo? Przydałoby się również troszeczkę lepiej zoptymalizować kod gry w wersji na komputery osobiste i może zatrudnić dźwiękowców, którzy nie są głusi. No dobra, może trochę przegiąłem, ale po prostu oczekiwałem, że dostane dawkę solidnej rozrywki, satysfakcjonującej i wciągającej, a dostałem tylko średniaka, zawiewającego nudą...
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WindowsActionTrip
With fair potential, all TimeShift has become is another generic FPS, with a mediocre setting, underwhelming gameplay and absolutely no story, let alone any character depth. Its features are barely enough to keep you occupied for a few hours until something better shows up.
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Xbox 360GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies
Timeshift déçoit un peu. Dommage que les effets sur le contrôle du temps n'est pas été plus exploités et que les énigmes soient si simples. Heureusement le moteur est de très bonne qualité promettant d'autres jeux d'une meilleure qualité. Vivement un Timeshift 2 !
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Xbox 360Gamestyle
Basically, Timeshift is a decent game marred by a massive amount of already used ideas and not enough unique appeal, even with its time travelling mechanics. Customers who see this on a shelf, which also contains the likes of Halo 3, The Orange Box, and Call of Duty 4, will probably leave the game out in the cold this winter.
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WindowsInsomnia
At its heart TimeShift is a linear FPS with a gimmick, but it knows its limits and comfortably exploits its abilities to paper over them. It may not have what it takes to make an impact against the big FPS titles released this past Christmas, but what it does it does quite well, and is certainly deserving of the genre's fans' attention.
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Xbox 360PlayDevil
"TimeShift" is a little hit and miss. The single player portion is pretty average, with graphics all through the quality spectrum, average sound and music, a non-existent, yet somehow confusing story and fairly poor AI. It never achieves greatness, but manages to be fun nonetheless. Multiplayer, whilst much more impressive, is somewhat underpopulated, thus reducing the potential enjoyment. TimeShift is certainly worth a playthrough, but it is probably not going to be a full price purchase for many!
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WindowsGamers Globe
Overordnet er TimeShift et spil med et gameplay som lyder anderledes og spændende, men under overfladen er det et spil som er så klassisk som et FPS overhovedet kan blive. Action-elementet er der og det er underholdende i de første par timer, men det tynde plot og det ensformige gameplay gør at man hurtigt begynder at føle at alting i spillet snegler sig afsted. Og det endda uden Beta Suit.
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
На десерт предлагают ворох мутаторов, позволяющих управлять гравитацией, ограничивать выбор оружия и т.д. и т.п., — в общем, как в Unreal Tournament. Который, к несчастью для Saber, на голову веселее.
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WindowsThunderbolt Games
And the biggest problem of all: all of those games are still better than TimeShift, despite their age. Half-Life 2 has a better story, F.E.A.R. has better combat (complete with bullet time) and Gears of War looks better. Maybe I’ve just played too many FPS games at this point, but considering how much I enjoyed the recent Medal of Honor: Airborne, I don’t think that’s the case. TimeShift’s time control features are certainly unique for a FPS game and it does add a lot to the combat. Unfortunately, it seems like that was the only original idea that the developers of this game had. It’s just too bad the developers couldn’t press the rewind button on our time and release this before their inspiration.
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WindowsGame Revolution
Hopscotching its way from borrowed concept to borrowed concept, TimeShift is substantially less than the sum of its all-too-obvious parts. Many fans of the genre may take comfort in finding so many familiar, tried-and-true conventions. Many more, however, will likely dismiss this game amidst the glut of first-person shooters due out in the next couple of months. It’s not a bad game, but it’s also not a great one. If you’ve seen one war-torn urban landscape, you’ve seen them all. And you’ve seen this one many, many times before.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Quelque part, Timeshift fait penser à ce qu'aurait pu être Half-Life 2 s'il avait été raté. Progression maladroite, combats poussifs, puzzles sans intérêt, Saber Interactive est passé à côté de sa propre idée. L'exploration des pouvoirs temporels nous laisse sur notre faim faute de dépasser le stade du gadget amusant pour devenir un véritable atout de gameplay. Et comme le reste du titre ne parvient pas à compenser, la chute est rude pour ce FPS qui termine sa course dans la triste catégorie des jeux tout juste corrects.
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PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Timeshift à ses énigmes temporelles, mais la liste se poursuit : héros muet comme une carpe, combinaison qui nous parle et nous prévient des dangers, longues séquences en véhicules entrecoupées de phases "ouverture de portails", loadings interminables et souvent mal placés. Car les défauts de Timeshift se trouvent aussi dans sa structure. Que dire quand le fait de poser le pied à terre après avoir descendu une échelle lance un script qui remplit d'ennemis une zone vide 2 secondes avant ? Ou quand le loading de la mission suivante commence avant même le terme de la cinématique finale du niveau en cours ? D'un boss de fin sans le moindre intérêt ? Et on ne parlera pas du level-design bien maladroit par moments. Alors on ne sait pas si tous ces problèmes, ces idées non exploitées, sont la conséquence d'un développement chaotique ou d'un projet mal géré mais ce qui est certain, c'est que le déroulement de Timeshift manque d'une fonction essentielle : l'avance rapide.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Quelque part, Timeshift fait penser à ce qu'aurait pu être Half-Life 2 s'il avait été raté. Progression maladroite, combats poussifs, puzzles sans intérêt, Saber Interactive est passé à côté de sa propre idée. L'exploration des pouvoirs temporels nous laisse sur notre faim faute de dépasser le stade du gadget amusant pour devenir un véritable atout de gameplay. Et comme le reste du titre ne parvient pas à compenser, la chute est rude pour ce FPS qui termine sa course dans la triste catégorie des jeux tout juste corrects.
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Xbox 360Game Revolution
TimeShift is substantially less than the sum of its all-too-obvious parts. Many fans of the genre may take comfort in finding so many familiar, tried-and-true conventions. Many more, however, will likely dismiss this game amidst the glut of first-person shooters due out in the next couple of months. It’s not a bad game, but it’s also not a great one. If you’ve seen one war-torn urban landscape, you’ve seen them all. And you’ve seen this one many, many times before.
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Xbox 360HonestGamers
Saber Interactive made a herculean effort to make TimeShift a next-gen title, but missed the point completely. TimeShift is visually appealing and it has a neat hook, but everything else is recycled from games of the past.