The Best Time Games for Nintendo Switch

Update : Shanghai Summer added at rank #30.
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What Lies in the Multiverse (2022)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows

Get lost in 'What Lies in the Multiverse', a captivating puzzle-platformer that takes you on a reality-bending adventure. Unleash the power of time manipulation to solve intricate puzzles, meet unforgettable characters, and uncover the secrets of the multiverse. Prepare for a journey filled with charm, humor, and emotional depth.

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What we like:
  • Engaging and unique puzzles
  • Deep, emotionally nuanced story
  • Charming and witty dialogue
  • Beautiful pixel art design
  • Great sound design
What could be improved:
  • Some dialogues can be boring
  • Puzzles could be more challenging

  • platform
  • time
  • puzzle
  • comedy
  • manipulation
  • dark
  • travel
  • pixel
  • humor
  • psychedelic
  • 2d
  • narrative
  • story
  • mature
  • alternate

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Eternal Threads (2022)

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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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Timelie (2020)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Mac OS

Timelie is a stealth puzzle game in which you play as a little girl and her cat, who must find their way out of an abstract world through a tiled layout. You can control and manipulate time, fast-forwarding and rewinding the world around you at will. You also have the ability to fix bridges, floors and areas that previously broke with special shards. It promotes a single-player cooperative experience, where you control both the young girl and her cat to complete tasks. The visuals are reminiscent of Monument Valley while the soundtrack is vibey.

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What we like:
  • Unique single-player cooperative experience
  • Time control mechanic
  • Easy to pick up and learn
  • Stylish visuals
  • Vibey soundtrack
  • Non linear stages
  • Varied difficulty levels
What could be improved:
  • Must be precise when selecting tiles for actions

  • stealth
  • puzzle
  • time
  • cats
  • manipulation
  • time-manipulation
  • strategy
  • surreal
  • adventure
  • robots
  • discovery
  • isometric
  • trial-and-error
  • anime-looking
  • stealth-puzzle

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Laika: Aged Through Blood (2023)

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

Laika: Aged Through Blood is a western-inspired motorvania set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. It is the story about a tribe oppressed by occupant forces, and the personal story of a mother coyote warrior who descends on an endless path of vengeance to take back what her people lost.


  • metroidvania
  • motorbike
  • bullet
  • blood
  • motocross
  • soundtrack
  • time
  • gore
  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • scroller
  • violent
  • hand-drawn
  • exploration
  • reloading

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Hourglass (2021)

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In Hourglass you can create a time-clone of yourself to solve challenging puzzles. You will play as Aywa, a young adventurer who is traveling to Egypt to find her missing father - an archeologist, who never returned from his latest expedition.

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  • time
  • puzzle
  • mystery
  • platform
  • first-person
  • travel
  • atmospheric
  • logic
  • manipulation
  • 3d
  • stylized
  • exploration
  • controller-support
  • adventure
  • dungeon

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No Time (2011)

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Go on a trip through time! Experience the freedom of traveling into any date, hour and minute in time between the years 1 and 2030! Help your best friend Edward in his scientific affairs! Watch out for the Time Agents & avoid yourself!


  • platform
  • time
  • boss-fight
  • zombies
  • travel
  • graphic
  • manipulation
  • story
  • moddable
  • boss
  • puzzle
  • side-scrolling
  • survival
  • alternate
  • physics

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Three Minutes To Eight (2023)

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Three Minutes To Eight is a mind bending pixel art adventure. A gaming experience threading the edge of consciousness, where everything is possible and yet remains elusive. Players will find themselves in ███ ██ █ ▓ ▒ ░ ¿⊕ξד¶¶¶ Error 0x80070570.


  • travel
  • multiple-endings
  • time
  • pixel
  • futuristic
  • voxel
  • point-and-click
  • fiction
  • scroller
  • choices
  • sci-fi
  • 2.5d
  • mystery
  • psychological
  • interactive

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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.

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

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STEINSGATE ELITE (2019)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 PC Windows IOS iPhone

STEINS;GATE ELITE follows a rag-tag band of tech-savvy young students who discover the means of changing the past via e-mail using a modified microwave.


  • travel
  • time
  • visual-novel
  • anime
  • sci-fi
  • story

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Project Downfall (2019)

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An overdose of reality can have dire consequences... Tumble down the rabbit hole and embrace your downfall with 12 endings, non linear day by day progression, sanity system and more...


  • shooter
  • first-person
  • cyberpunk
  • boomer
  • bullet
  • shoot-em-up
  • time
  • fps
  • multiple-endings
  • choices
  • action-adventure
  • pixel
  • souls
  • stylized
  • atmospheric

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