The Best Manipulation Games for Xbox One

Update : AeternoBlade II: Infinity added at rank #8.
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Eternal Threads (2022)

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PC Windows Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 j Xbox Series X/s

Eternal Threads is a single-player, first-person story-driven puzzle game of time manipulation, choice and consequence.


  • narrative
  • time
  • manipulation
  • story
  • puzzle
  • travel
  • multiple-endings
  • investigation
  • emotional
  • sci-fi
  • exploration
  • interactive
  • choices
  • thriller
  • detective

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COGEN: Sword of Rewind (2022)

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Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Xbox One Xbox Series X PC Windows

Rewind, rethink, redo. COGEN is a brand-new kind of 2D action game where there's no time for death.


  • manipulation
  • dynamic
  • 2d
  • souls
  • swordplay
  • time
  • tutorial
  • attack
  • score
  • metroidvania
  • scroller
  • futuristic
  • narration
  • mech
  • platform

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Touhou Luna Nights (2019)

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Xbox One Playstation 4 j Playstation 5 PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Touhou Luna Nights is a metroidvania game with stunning 2D graphics and a unique time manipulation mechanic. You play as a maid fighting through a magical world. The game's puzzles and enemies are challenging and imaginative. The game also offers upgrades and new abilities for exploration. Despite the lack of detailed item information and backtracking, Touhou Luna Nights is a top-notch Metroidvania that genre fans should not miss.


What we like:
  • Beautiful graphics
  • Smooth gameplay
  • Challenging boss fights
  • Engaging story
  • Impressive sound design
What could be improved:
  • Short playtime
  • Familiar game mechanics
  • Frustrating save system

  • metroidvania
  • faith
  • manipulation
  • bullet-hell
  • beat-em-up
  • time
  • exploration
  • scroller
  • anime
  • boss-fight
  • pixel
  • platform
  • action-adventure
  • 2d

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Iron Danger (2020)

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PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Playstation 4 Linux Mac OS

Iron Danger is a tactical combat game with a unique time manipulation mechanic. A never before seen combination that blends the tactical depth of turn-based games with the exciting action of real-time games.


  • tactical
  • manipulation
  • turn-based
  • combat
  • steampunk
  • real-time
  • rpg
  • fight
  • fantasy
  • time
  • role-play
  • action
  • mythology
  • puzzle

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Orten Was The Case (2023)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Xbox One

Orten Was The Case - A free movement puzzle/adventure game where you play as a youngster stuck in a time loop with the simple task of saving the world from literal destruction.


  • manipulation
  • time
  • nonlinear
  • lore
  • metroidvania
  • 2.5d
  • humor
  • conspiracy
  • time-management
  • dystopian
  • choices
  • mystery
  • detective
  • dark
  • open-world

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Lemnis Gate (2021)

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Playstation 4 Xbox One Playstation 5 Xbox Series X PC Windows

Lemnis Gate is the revolutionary turn-based combat strategy FPS taking place in a time loop. Master the unique abilities of powerful deep-space operatives and compete in mind-bending four-dimensional battles.


  • time
  • shooter
  • manipulation
  • first-person
  • pvp
  • fps
  • tactical
  • character
  • travel
  • arena
  • class
  • 3d
  • competitive
  • real-time
  • customization

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Rayland 2 (2022)

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l Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Welcome to Rayland. The inhabitants of this island use the energy coming from the laser beams to survive and to transport this energy they use the repeating cubes.


  • puzzle
  • clicker
  • futuristic
  • manipulation
  • point-and-click
  • minimalist
  • casual
  • isometric
  • strategy
  • logic
  • relaxing
  • 3d
  • sci-fi
  • grid
  • family-friendly

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AeternoBlade II: Infinity (2024)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows j Playstation 4

AeternoBlade II: Infinity, new patch in 4K is a hardcore action-puzzle game of Time-Manipulation Combat. Control the flow of time, amend the past, foresee the future, convolute with alternate timelines to fight otherwise undefeatable foes and circumvent the impossible.


  • time
  • manipulation
  • puzzle
  • time-manipulation
  • hack-and-slash
  • rpg
  • exploration
  • action
  • action-adventure
  • mind-bending
  • martial

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A Day (2021)

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PC Windows Xbox One

In A Day you'll be able to control 8 different characters in a 2D side-scrolling open map: give them life by chaining their actions, rewind the time and reach for the highest score possible! This day is yours to make!


  • time
  • manipulation
  • puzzle
  • horror
  • attack
  • score
  • relaxing
  • funny
  • action-adventure
  • platform
  • time-management
  • hidden-object
  • perspective
  • romance
  • casual

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Clocker (2019)

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Mac OS Nintendo Switch Xbox One PC Windows

Clocker is a time themed puzzle game. The game narrates the story by using dual protagonists. Players can advance the story in the perspectives of both the Father and the Daughter and the mystery will be unfolded step by step. Unique time-based puzzle solving mechanics, fancy hand drawn art style and innumerable interesting puzzles with a gripping story. All these elements are waiting for you in Clocker.


  • time
  • manipulation
  • emotional
  • hand-drawn
  • puzzle
  • multiple-endings
  • short
  • platform
  • 2d
  • cartoony
  • travel
  • thought-provoking

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