While finishing my monthly viewing of Back to the Future, I couldn’t help but think of the many times I’ve assumed the role of time traveler in a video game.
The more I thought about those instances, the more I realized that time traveling might be prolific in gaming, but quality uses of it are a far more rare beast. The notion of being unstuck from the parameters of time is a wild one that often stumbles even the best of game designers with the ramifications of how to implement it in a game, without completely screwing the pooch.
Or, in time travel terms, killing their grandfather.
However, there are some examples of time travel done right that deserve to be highlighted. So without further adieu, I present the top 10 uses of time travel in gaming.