Time travel has always been a favorite element used in fiction novels, movies, and games especially in sci-fi and fantasy genre. It gives people the idea of “being able to change something from the past” to “create a better future.” No doubt, that the theme has been used in many video games.
Here is our list of five of the best time travel video games:
LIFE IS STRANGE
Life is Strange is a video game from indie developer Dontnod Entertainment. The game revolves around the story of Max Caulfield, a photography student who has an ability to rewind time at any moment she wants. However, she soon discovers that each change she does eventually lead to a butterfly effect. After having a premonition about an approaching storm that will destroy their town, Max must take responsibility for her actions and do everything in her power to prevent it from happening.
Steins; Gate is the critically-acclaimed time-travel science-fiction interactive visual novel from 5pb and Nitroplus. Considered as one of the finest visual novels ever made, Steins; Gate follows the story of a ragtag band of tech-savvy young students who discover that they change the past via mail, using a modified microwave. Their experiments eventually spiral out of control, and they became entangled in a conspiracy surrounding an organization connected to a dystopian future.
BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE GAME
Back to the Future is the episodic graphic adventure video game which is based on the movie franchise of the same title. The game follows the story of Marty McFly and Doc Brown six months after the events of the third film. When the DeLorean Time Machine mysteriously appears in the Hill Valley, Marty learns that he must go back in time and get the help from a rebellious teenager named Emmett Brown to stop the space-time continuum from being unraveled.
The game was released for some consoles including Microsoft Windows gaming PCs, XBox 360 and One, PlayStation 3 and 4, Wii.
Singularity is a first-person shooter video game from Raven Studio that was released in 2010. It follows the story of Captain Nathaniel Renko who is on a mission to investigate the truth behind the massive cover-up of the catastrophic SINGULARITY, which has fractured time and now threatens the world as we know it. Using a gadget known as Time Manipulation Device, Captain Renko must fight enemies from the past and stop the SINGULARITY from happening.
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: OCARINA OF TIME
Last but not the least is Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It is the fifth installment of the critically-acclaimed series The Legend of Zelda, serving as the game’s prequel. It follows the story of a younger Link who sets out on a journey to stop Ganondorf from obtaining the Triforce, a sacred relic that can grant the wishes of its holder. He travels through time, learning magical songs through his ocarina, and navigates dungeons to find the sages who can help him seal the evil Ganondorf forever.