Timeline (Windows)

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Everyone
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Perspective
Gameplay
Educational
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Misc
47
Critic Score
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2.7
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Description

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.

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Timeline Windows Boat on an underground waterway
Timeline Windows Sword-wielding shot
Timeline Windows Inside the ruined chapel
Timeline Windows Kate Erickson and Victor Baretto to accompany the protagonist

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Alternate Titles

  • "קו-זמן" -- Hebrew spelling

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User Reviews

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
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 2001 61 out of 100 61
4Players.de Dec 13, 2000 61 out of 100 61
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Nov 23, 2000 55 out of 100 55
PC Joker Dec, 2000 51 out of 100 51
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2001 5 out of 10 50
Game Over Online Nov 15, 2000 45 out of 100 45
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 2000 43 out of 100 43
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 2000 39 out of 100 39
Gamekult Feb 27, 2001 2 out of 10 20

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  • Bill Brown - Music Composer (Listen to streaming and downloadable MP3 music tracks from this title at the composer's official site. )
Kasey Chang (4617) added Timeline (Windows) on Jan 12, 2001