Time Recoil Review

Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Time Recoil by 10 Tons Ltd. I received a copy of the game for review purposes. Like all of my reviews, however, this has no effect on my thoughts on the game.

Time Recoil is the latest top-down shooter from the folks at 10 Tons Ltd. You might know of some of their other titles including the very popular, Neon Chrome or maybe even Crimsonland.

Unlike their previous top down shooters, Time Recoil features a story. The story follows an unnamed female character who is able to travel back and forth through time. The goal is to prevent a man named Mr. Time from destroying the world. The game takes you back and forth through 1972 to 1988. Each mission you’re given takes you back to a specific time period but they all look the same outside of the background images.

This game is much smaller in scope than Neon Chrome was but it features a bullet-time mechanic where kills slow down time. The objectives for each mission differ but the overall gameplay remains the same. You must make your way through each level without getting hit as this results in instant death. Early levels are pretty simple but as you progress, the levels and enemies get tougher.

With each kill you also gain the ability to perform various special attacks. This occurs only if you chain together kills in a short amount of time. Each attack is unique and will aid you greatly in battle. As an example, if you manage to chain together 8 kills, you’ll be able to stop time all together.

I will admit that the story elements do slow down the action by a lot. It’s often like hitting a red light at every intersection. Eventually I wound up skipping through some portions of the story just so I could get to the action again. The action sequences are very fun, and often give you the feeling of being Neo from The Matrix.

Overall, Time Recoil may not be as big as say, Neon Chrome. But it is a lot of fun destroying all your enemies in slow motion (I’ve always love bullet-time). If it’s one thing that 10 Tons Ltd does really well, it’s top-down shooters and I’ve yet to play one that I didn’t like. If you have some free time and would like something that’s really easy to get into, then Time Recoil is for you.

Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks. I’ll have another one soon. Happy gaming folks!

Shaun Meyers (Kyo Akiara) out!

Time Recoil








Game Quality/Bugginess




Features of Interest

  • Good Music
  • Fun Gameplay
  • Decent Story

Worth Mentioning

  • Might Be Repetitive For Some
  • Story is A Bit Cliche

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