Time travel is an awesome idea, having the ability to stop time, or to leap into any time within the future would be an unheralded form of power. We’re still a ways off in real life, and it doesn’t look like Elon Musk has anything lined up. In the meantime, these are five video games that allow you to use time manipulation.
5. Blinx The Time Sweeper
A game with loads of potential for its time, Blinx the Time Sweeper was an original Xbox exclusive developed by the now-defunct studio, Artoon. Players control Blinx, an anthropomorphic cat who can manipulate time using his sweeper.
Blinx has five Time Controls, which he can use to assist him in getting toward the end of each stage These five controls are rewind, pause, fast-forward, record and slow. You can acquire these time controls by collecting time crystals that are either scattered around the stage, or you can pick them up from fallen enemies.
4. Quantum Break
A third-person shooter developed by Remedy Entertainment, Quantum Break was a Microsoft-exclusive game released in April of last year. Alongside using firearms to attack your enemies, players can use several time manipulation powers. Most notably, the “Time Stop,” which allows you to freeze time around several enemies within a perimeter, making the easy targets for you to shoot.
A puzzle platformer developed by Number None, Braid‘s main focus in terms of gameplay has players solving puzzles across six worlds. Additionally, each of the six worlds has a different time gimmick, including one that has a shadow replica of the protagonist who will appear after the player rewinds time and will mimic the same actions the player performed prior to rewinding time.
2. Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
A sequel to Sands of Time, Warrior Within picks up the story right where its predecessor left off. In addition of having players wield two weapons simultaneously, players have an array of time powers at their disposal, several of which that allow you to attack your enemies in a variety of ways.
1. TimeSplitters 2
Developed by Free Radical Design and published by Edios Interactive, TimeSplitters 2 is often regarded as one of the greatest first-person shooters of all time. The single player campaign is divided into 10 levels, the way time control is implemented in this is each level is set in a different period of time.