Best Time Manipulation Games on Steam

Steam currently has 622 Time Manipulation games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Time Manipulation game rankings were last updated on 5/23/2024.

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1. Katana ZERO

Katana ZERO is a stylish neo-noir, action-platformer featuring breakneck action and instant-death combat. Slash, dash, and manipulate time to unravel your past in a beautifully brutal acrobatic display.

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Katana ZERO holds the #1 spot for "best Time Manipulation game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 65,057 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 63,796 positive reviews and 1,261 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 4/18/2019
Developer Askiisoft
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 460950

2. Life is Strange - Episode 1

Episode 1 now FREE! Life is Strange is an award-winning and critically acclaimed episodic adventure game that allows the player to rewind time and affect the past, present and future.

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Life is Strange - Episode 1 has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Time Manipulation games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 164,284 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 158,010 positive reviews and 6,274 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Life is Strange - Episode 1 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

3. 5D Chess With Multiverse Time Travel

It's the first ever chess variant with spatial, temporal, and parallel dimensions. It's 5D Chess With Multiverse Time Travel! Move pieces back in time to create branching timelines. Send a rook to a parallel dimension. Protect your kings in the present and in the past!

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5D Chess With Multiverse Time Travel has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Time Manipulation games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 7,161 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,940 positive reviews and 221 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $11.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play 5D Chess With Multiverse Time Travel on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $11.99
Release Date 7/22/2020
Developers
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Steam App Id 1349230

4. No Time

Go on a trip through time! Experience the freedom of traveling into any date, hour and minute in time between the years 1 and 2077! Help your best friend Edward in his scientific affairs! Watch out for the Time Agents & avoid yourself!

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No Time has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Time Manipulation games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,504 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,464 positive reviews and 40 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $10.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play No Time on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $10.99
Release Date 4/15/2019
Developer Lost in Days Studio
Publisher Lost in Days Studio
Steam App Id 1043340

5. Tree Simulator 2022

It's exactly what it sounds like, but now with 100% more multiplayer. You are the tree and so is everyone else! You are equaled by no other, except maybe the forest... Relax and be the best tree you can be.

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Tree Simulator 2022 has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Time Manipulation games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,211 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,178 positive reviews and 33 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $5.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $5.99
Release Date 4/16/2021
Developer Revmatek
Publisher Revmatek
Steam App Id 1591290

6. her tears were my light

a love story between time and space

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her tears were my light has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Time Manipulation games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 444 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 442 positive reviews and 2 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $2.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Steam Price $2.99
Release Date 9/28/2022
Franchise NomnomNami
Developer NomnomNami
Publisher NomnomNami
Steam App Id 2112520

7. Deadeye Deepfake Simulacrum

Embody the ultimate cybernetic corporate agent. Master deadly gunplay, time manipulation, and supernatural abilities. Hack computers, people, even the individual bullets flying at you. Confront the future, and die trying.

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Deadeye Deepfake Simulacrum has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Time Manipulation games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 468 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 464 positive reviews and 4 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $12.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Steam Price $12.99
Release Date 10/13/2022
Developer nodayshalleraseyou
Publisher nodayshalleraseyou
Steam App Id 1545990

8. A Guidebook of Babel

A narrative-driven puzzle adventure game with the butterfly effect at its core. Board the Babel, a mysterious cruise ship that takes you on a whimsical journey to the afterlife. Use a special pen to help fellow travelers fulfill their wishes by rewriting the past, changing how the future unfolds.

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A Guidebook of Babel has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Time Manipulation games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 715 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 698 positive reviews and 17 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play A Guidebook of Babel on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 8/2/2023
Franchise Thermite Games
Developer StarryStarry
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Steam App Id 1467920

9. Braid

Braid is a puzzle-platformer, drawn in a painterly style, where you can manipulate the flow of time in strange and unusual ways. From a house in the city, journey to a series of worlds and solve puzzles to rescue an abducted princess.

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Braid has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Time Manipulation games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 9,523 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,933 positive reviews and 590 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.00 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Release Date 4/10/2009
Developer Number None
Publisher Number None
Steam App Id 26800

10. The Silent Age

Experience a post-apocalyptic world like never before in The Silent Age, a thrilling point-and-click adventure game. Use time travel to unravel the mystery behind humanity's disappearance and save the world from extinction. Start your journey now!

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The Silent Age has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Time Manipulation games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,956 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,488 positive reviews and 468 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play The Silent Age on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 5/29/2015
Developer House On Fire
Publisher Meridian4
Steam App Id 352520

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 22). Tree Simulator 2022 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). her tears were my light on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Deadeye Deepfake Simulacrum on Steam. Steam Store.
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). The Silent Age on Steam. Steam Store.

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