11 Video Games With Time Travel


Achron is a real-time strategy video game developed and published by Hazardous Software Inc. in August 2011. The game is considered the first ever meta real-time strategy game meaning the first every real-time strategy game with time travel features. In the game, the player has the ability to move between time and change his strategies depending on previous experiences for example if he was ambushed in a certain point you can go back and avoid that or adopt a different strategy however you need to beware of the ‘grandfather paradox’.

Ape Escape

Ape Escape is a 3D platform video game developed by SCE Japan Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment and Ubisoft first in 1999, in the game you play as an ape who tries on a helmet which significantly boosts your intelligence. As the ape, you can now time travel to conquer the world in different time periods and establish the apes as the dominant force on Earth.

Back To The Future

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Based on the legendary movie of the same name, the first Back To The Future game was released in 1989 by Nintendo for the NES. In the game protagonist, Marty McFly travels 10 years into the future from 1985 to 1995. Marty must stop his brothers and sisters from being erased from history as well as fighting bullies who are creating chaos in the town.

COD: Black Ops

Call Of Duty: Black Ops is a first-person shooter video game developed by Treyarch and published by Activision in November 2010, the game is set in 1968 where American Spec Ops are fighting against the Soviets and their communist puppet states. In the ‘Zombies’ mode characters Edward Richtofen, Nikolai Belinski, Tank Dempsy and Takeo travel from 1945 to 1963.

Chrono Trigger

Chrono Trigger is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square for the NES, the Nintendo DS and also the PlayStation originally but is now available on a much wider variety of consoles and platforms. The game follows a group of heroes who travel throughout time in order to prevent the end of the world in 1999(the first game was released in 1995).

Clock Tower 3

Clock Tower 3 is a survival video game developed by Capcom and Sunsoft for the PlayStation 2 for December 2012 in Japan and March 2013 for the rest of the world. The game is about Alyssa, who is a schoolgirl who is being hunted by serial killers due to her famous family that has fought evil throughout time. In order to defeat the antagonists, she must travel in time to destroy them.

Darkest Of Days

Darkest Of Days is a first-person shooter video game developed by 8monkey Labs and developed by Phantom EFX for the Xbox 360 in 2010. The game’s storyline is based on travelling through different timelines to different battles to save key individuals in history. Some locations include the Battle Of Little Big Horn in 1876 and the battle of Tannenberg during the First World War.

Dishonored 2

Dishonored 2 is an action-adventure video game developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks in 2016. The game has strong optional stealth gameplay with many different ways to complete each mission. In the game you also have powers that allow you to teleport to different locations as well as slow down time and turn back time to defeat your enemies.


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EarthBound known as Mother 2 in Japan is a Japanese role-playing video game developed by Ape & Hal Laboratories and published by Nintendo in 1994. The game is based around protagonist Ness who is trying to stop a potential future catastrophe.

Empire Earth

Empire Earth is a real-time strategy video game developed by Stainless Steel Studios and published by Vivendi Universal Interactive Publishing in 2001. There is a mission in the game in the Russia campaign where you must build a time machine to come back to the year 2018 and destroy the evil Novaya Russia empire.

Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy is a fantasy role-playing video game developed and published by Square in 1987 for the NES console. In the game, the antagonist Garland travels 2000 years in the past along with the ‘Four Fiends’ into order to destroy the world.

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