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Tess Conway was a wealthy heiress to an estate located on Matinicus Island in the state of Maine. She financed an expedition to locate the Water-Clock of Thoth, an ancient Egyptian artifact that was eventually discovered by the Egyptologist Dr. Hargrove. However, during the night of summer solstice in 1932, Tess attempted to use the artifact and mysteriously vanished as a result. Many years later, a former student of Dr. Hargrove arrives on the island, only to discover that it has been overrun by horrifying creatures. He must explore the estate and its surroundings, and find out what really happened on the fateful night.

Killing Time is a 3D first-person shooter differing in several ways from the traditional template of Doom. Rather than being divided into successive levels, the game's world is fairly open, allowing the player to explore locations in different order as well as backtrack to previously visited areas. The game's arsenal includes, besides various guns and Molotov cocktails, unique weapons such as an Ankh that damages multiple enemies at once. Various setpieces may involve sudden attacks by large amounts of enemies, traps, etc. The player character is able to jump, strafe, and crouch, and those actions are required in certain places. The spirits of Tess and her guests appear occasionally and bring the story of that night to light, helping the player to find keys, unlock doorways, locate secret passages, and solve puzzles.

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Killing Time Windows A dining room in one of the smaller houses. You think this is fancy and detailed? Wait till you get into the rich rooms of the mansion...
Killing Time 3DO When, or WHEN will I be able to score enough MobyPoints to become all-time leading contributor?!..
Killing Time 3DO Starting location. A g-g-g-g-GHOST!
Killing Time Windows One of the confrontations late in the game

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Killing Time Screenshot This image can be seen on the back of the game's box.
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User Reviews

The Most Bizarre FPS Ever Created Windows HandofShadow (55)

Critic Reviews

Game Zero 3DO Feb, 1996 46 out of 50 92
Defunct Games 3DO Feb 11, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Just Games Retro Windows Oct 30, 2018 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) 3DO Jan, 1996 79 out of 100 79
Gamezilla Windows Jun 12, 2000 78 out of 100 78
Mega Fun 3DO Nov, 1995 69 out of 100 69
AppleLinks.Com Macintosh Jan 18, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
CD-Action Windows May, 1997 6 out of 10 60
All Game Guide Windows 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

German index

On July 31, 1996, Killing Time was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

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