An incomplete history of time-travel games

31 games, 3 decades, and only a handful of cowboy levels



We said we’d steer away from movie-based games, but we have to make an exception for Back to the Future. While the original warranted a standalone game, its sequels got lumped together in one big combo-pack. This worked well at the time, because the two films’ stories lent themselves to topsy-turvy interweaving. But nowadays, when you mention a game based on the concluding phases of a trilogy, all people can say is, “you mean like Enter the Matrix?”

Did It Do Your Head In? If Marty returned to the same place, little time-paradox-spawned clones of himself would chase him down and mess with his space-time continuum. You also had to perform actions in the past to make it through future levels.

Were There Cowboys In It? You have seen Back to the Future III, right?

Cowboys and Indians! Who knew those could be combined??

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