The Wheel of Time (Windows)

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For thousands of years the Dark One has been trapped, but now the four seals keeping him imprisoned have been lost. Four organization of opposing beliefs and principles were searching for these seals. The Aes Sedai sisterhood managed to recover three, but one of them was stolen, allegedly by members of a sect within their organization that worshipped the Dark One. Elayna Sedai, Keeper of the Chronicles of the White Tower, has been promoted to the leader of Aes Sedai, and must retrieve the lost seal at all costs.

The Wheel of Time is a fantasy-themed 3D shooter based on the novel series of the same name by Robert Jordan. Combat is ranged, but the player character doesn't use any weapons and instead relies on artifacts called "ter'angreal". There are 40 types of ter'angreal in the game, which can be used for offensive as well as defensive purposes, e.g. shoot lightning and fireball, heal or hide the protagonist in a cloak, etc.

There are three multiplayer game modes - Arena is a straight-ahead FPS type challenge, whilst Citadel and Team include the game's strategic elements.


The Wheel of Time Windows The heroine Elayna (from a cutscene).
The Wheel of Time Windows Ishmael the leader of the Forsaken, the main villain from the book series, makes a brief cameo appearance. Quite appropriately he's a master of the One Power and a deadly opponent
The Wheel of Time Windows Spell combination: freeze enemies for convenient kills.
The Wheel of Time Windows The darkened streets of the evil city Shadar Logoth are filled with twisted Minions and the deadly mist known as Mashadar

Alternate Titles

  • "时空之轮" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "La Roue du Temps" -- French title
  • "A Roda do Tempo" -- Brazilian title

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User Reviews

Very refreshing shooter with a story (90/100) Thexder0 (778) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
It's not bad kbmb (399) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
Recover the stolen seals through strategy and brute force. Lisa Wiklund (9) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Dec 29, 1999 87 out of 100 87
GameSpot Nov 30, 1999 8.7 out of 10 87
GameSpy Nov 17, 1999 87 out of 100 87
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 1999 87 out of 100 87 Apr 05, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
Svenska PC Gamer Jan, 2000 84 out of 100 84
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 2000 81 out of 100 81
Absolute Games ( Nov 24, 1999 75 out of 100 75
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 25, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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German version

In the German version, all blood and gore effects as well as corpses found in the levels were removed.


  • GameSpy
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/2000 – Best Action Game in 1999

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robotriot (8631) added The Wheel of Time (Windows) on Dec 31, 1999