• jackt24 - May 28, 2014 3:29 p.m.

    Erm...MAX PAYNE?!?!?!? Bullet time was easily the greatest use of time control ever. Glaring miss!
  • Pruman - May 28, 2014 9:12 a.m.

    My favorite instance of this in all of gaming is Gradius V. ***spoilers for a 10-year old game*** In Level 2, a Bacterian doomsday weapon and another Vic Viper pop out of a vortex near you. Sensor scans reveal that the other Vic Viper is YOUR ship, and your pilot's voice comes over the radio and explains that the enemy ship can't be destroyed unless both of you attack it simultaneously at different weak points. You fly through separate parts of the level, with the other ship shown above yours, blow up the brain at the center, and the level ends. Four or five levels later, you have fought your way to the center of the Bacterian superweapon heading for your home planet, which is the same ship from level 2. Your weapons aren't powerful enough to defeat it on your own. You initiate time displacement to level 2, except that this time, YOU are the ship coming out of the vortex, and the other Vic Viper is you from the first trip through level 2. You now have to complete the section that the computer did the first time (which is a lot harder), while the ship on the bottom repeats your first run through the level. After that, the game ends. ***end spoilers*** Less cool but more useful: Rewinds in DJ Hero (an underrated classic, IMHO). Crush a high-scoring section? Go back in time and crush it again!
  • TurkeyOnRye - May 27, 2014 8:01 a.m.

    Yes to Singularity! When I started it I didn't think I'd like it but I stuck with it and it's still one of the best games I've played in recent years. Daresay I liked it more than the original Bioshock? Because I did!
  • shawksta - May 27, 2014 12:05 a.m.

    Awesome list, though sucks Viewtiful Joe and Skyward Sword's Timeshift stones didnt get a mention.
  • Trollkitten - May 26, 2014 7:22 p.m.

    How could a concept like Blinx the Time Sweeper POSSIBLY have existed for this long without me ever having heard of it before? Maybe it was just too ridiculous for people to believe. I mean, a cat USING a vacuum cleaner -- and SMILING about it? That's just ridiculous. Although I do hear that some cats enjoy having their fur vacuumed. I don't know why. What are they, deaf? (Fun fact: All white cats with blue eyes are deaf. Genetics are crazy.)
  • pl4y4h - May 26, 2014 8:12 p.m.

    Fun fact: it even had a sequel
  • Trollkitten - May 27, 2014 9:14 a.m.

    Oooh, now I've GOT to Google it!
  • masterjoe123 - May 26, 2014 5:21 p.m.

    Not a single Zelda game? They had so many good ones, like the time shift stones in Skyward Sword.
  • shawksta - May 27, 2014 12:06 a.m.

    The timeshift stones were definitely great, every puzzle involving it was just awesome.
  • pl4y4h - May 26, 2014 4:46 p.m.

    I was always interested in Blinx back in the day, still have never played it though
  • shawksta - May 27, 2014 12:06 a.m.

  • g1rldraco7 - May 26, 2014 3:59 p.m.

    In Oracles of Ages Link uses a harp to travel through time to use portals and alter pathways.
  • Jackonomics2.0 - May 26, 2014 1:10 p.m.

    Blinx? Sheesh, never heard of him since Nick Gas. Also no Viewtiful Joe!? Who cares if its film effects, in the context of the movie world Joe (and sylvia) had to manipulate time to either go fast, slow down, repeat, and such, the context reason shouldnt HAVE to be Time travel when your more or less still doing the same mechanic.
  • christopher-camp - May 26, 2014 12:54 p.m.

    Not really a game mechanic, but... TimeSplitters.
  • BladedFalcon - May 26, 2014 11:56 a.m.

    ...No Viewtiful Joe? Disappointing.
  • GR_LucasSullivan - May 26, 2014 12:06 p.m.

    Technically those are all special effects on film. GOT 'EMMMMM!
  • BladedFalcon - May 26, 2014 4:31 p.m.

    ...Special effects that are meant to simulate time manipulation, which in practice is the same :P But eh, fair enough point XD
  • bobob101 - May 26, 2014 11:50 a.m.

    I can't say it is a game about time manipulation, but the new JoJo game has the most amazing use of time stopping ever. When you are an immortal vampire who can stop time, how do you kill some one? Obviously by dropping a STEAM ROLLER on the person who you froze in time!
  • GR_LucasSullivan - May 26, 2014 12:11 p.m.

    Yes! Kira's time loop super was also pretty cray
  • bobob101 - May 26, 2014 12:49 p.m.

    Most final bosses in JoJo can control time. Dio stops time, Kira re-winds time, Diavolo can predict the future, and the Priest can accelerate time; it makes sense that the final boss character would have such ridiculous powers.

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