Theme: Time Manipulation

Group Description

Games which use time travel (or similar time continuum effect) as a plot device, a key element of the gameplay. The player should have an active influence on altering the time-line. The player's actions in one example of time, should have a cause-and-effect relationship with other areas of time. A time manipulation plot may only exist if the game explicitly identifies a basic time line which may in someway be influenced or changed into an alternate time-line (or knowledge of at least two time-lines). In some cases, this may actually include manipulation of the flow of time itself, such as the ability to slow time, rewind time, or stop it altogether.

Some plot examples:
  • Planting a seed in the past to produce a tree in the future;
  • Altering the landscape in the past so that the flow of a river will be diverted over time, to a new destination in the future;
  • Becoming one's own father;
  • Assassination of a VIP to change the resulting time-line from their actions.
  • This is not a game group that features manipulation of time game mechanics. Game mechanics that allow manipulation of time features (e.g. Bullet Time™) may not necessarily qualify as a Time Manipulation game. The time manipulation element must explicitly be identified in a supporting plot or story. Thus, games such as Max Payne should be excluded from this game group, as the manipulation of time exists only as a gameplay feature with no supporting plot. Those games are listed in the Gameplay feature: Time Manipulation game group;
  • Games where the player is transported into the past/future and stay there the entire game are not included;
  • Games that feature time travel through multiple eras, however actions are not limited beyond the scope of the level are not included;
  • Games taking place in a new era to gather some special item or ability carried by the player without any other effect on the world are not included.

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Last Day of June2017Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows505 Games Ltd....
Quantum Break2016Windows, Windows AppsMicrosoft Studios...
Zero Time Dilemma2016Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsAksys Games Localization, Inc....
The Silent Age2015Macintosh, tvOS, Windows, Windows Apps, Windows PhoneHouse on Fire ApS...
Undertale2015Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Windows8-4, Ltd.3.82
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Life Is Strange: Complete Season - Episodes 1-52015Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneSquare Enix, Inc.4.25
Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits2014Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Chronology2014Android, Fire OS, iPad, iPhone, Windows, Windows Apps, Windows PhoneBedtime Digital Games...
Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls2014Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
The Silent Age: Episode One2013Android, iPad, iPhoneHouse on Fire ApS...
The Cave2013Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, Ouya, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.67
Time and Eternity2013PlayStation 3NIS America, Inc....
Zero Escape: Volume 2 - Virtue's Last Reward2012Nintendo 3DS, PS VitaAksys Games Localization, Inc.4.00
Reperfection: Volume 12012WindowsTinnitus Games Holzapfel & Specht GbR...
Fire Emblem: Awakening2012Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.3.80
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword2011Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.85
Sonic CD2011Android, iPad, iPhone, Ouya, PlayStation 3, tvOS, Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.4.53
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D2011Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.3.97
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs2010Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc....
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective - Trial Version2010Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
Snakes of Avalon2010Windows3.37
Lost Horizon2010Android, iPad, iPhone, WindowsDeep Silver4.22
Singularity2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.59
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Selected Covers

Time and Eternity PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Time and Eternity
Reperfection: Volume 1 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Reperfection: Volume 1
Sonic CD Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Sonic CD
Singularity Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Singularity

Selected Screenshots

Main menu (demo version)
Screenshot from Reperfection: Volume 1
Main menu
Screenshot from Sonic CD
Main Menu
Screenshot from Singularity
Main menu
Screenshot from Quantum Break
Main Menu
Screenshot from Lost Horizon
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