TimeShift review

  • Time-stopping death potential
  • Time bubbles in multiplayer
  • Watching rain fall up into the sky
  • Time powers never change
  • Underdeveloped story
  • Repetitive puzzles

Oct 30, 2007

It's been a tough year to be a first-person shooter. With the bar being set ludicrously high by games like Halo 3, BioShock, The Orange Box, and Call of Duty 4, we are in a golden age of action titles. It's a bit hard, then, to recommend the fourth-dimensional shooter TimeShift amongst such a crowded field. Don't be mistaken - this is a solid offering - but its paint-by-numbers design and undercooked story will have a tough time holding your attention, though its multiplayer mode will be the biggest temptation.

Set (initially) in the near future, TimeShift's narrative drive is the evil Dr. Krone, a scientist who invents a chrono-suit - think of it as a wearable version of Back to the Future's DeLorean - and then uses it to go back in time and alter history such that he's a badass and everyone else isn't. Fortunately, there's a second suit (the "beta" suit), which you use to follow him through time and stop him.

More Info

Sep 28 2007 - Xbox 360, PS3 (UK)
Available Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox
Genre: Shooter
Published by: Vivendi, Sierra
Developed by: Sierra, Saber Interactive
ESRB Rating:
Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language


  • Baron164 - October 23, 2011 9:03 p.m.

    I just played through this game. I agree with the article, I'd say a solid seven. I enjoyed it enough, glad I only paid $10 for it though. Recommend a rental if your interested.
  • majormoses117 - May 23, 2011 10:46 p.m.

    I had heard about this game when it first came out and never payed any attention to it. My friend, however, picked this up maybe 2 years ago and kind of enjoyed it. I played the first bit over the weekend and hated it. Maybe if I had played this when it first came out I would have slightly enjoyed it. It was a little more than 10 dollars when I bought it so I thought I'd take a chance. I wish I would have read this article sooner. I would have saved myself 2 trips to Gamestop.
  • Tatu328 - June 15, 2009 1:50 a.m.


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