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[PlayStation 4] Time Recoil Review

[PlayStation 4] Time Recoil Review
  • On September 14, 2017

Time Recoil is a top-down PlayStation 4 shooter in which you can bend time game. Intrigued? Learn more about the game in our Time Recoil review!


You play as Alexa who gains the ability to travel through time after an accident. Alexa is recruited in the early 1980s, and she is asked to use her powers of time to save France from being destroyed in the late 1970s. Alexa will jump through time several times to uncover the evil Mr.Time (how convenient!), as she aims to prevent him from destroying Paris.

Time Recoil Review - 1

Alexa has the ability to slow down time by shooting enemies with her rifle, stringing together consecutive kills to increase the slowdown time. She can also dash when the dash meter is full, quickly moving through doors and walls, causing destruction while staying out of harm’s way. You’ll need to play things right when you’re fighting multiple enemies in close proximity since you need to kill enemies to keep your slowdown going, but you also need to dash and move around to avoid their attacks, all while you try to avoid making a mistake.

Time Recoil Review - 2

Time Recoil has a whopping 50 levels of fun, and while each level is short, it is still very challenging and rewarding. The first set of levels will feel like a tutorial as you manage to learn the basics of the game, improving your skills and finding the proper rhythm for making the most of your skills. You do not have an infinite amount of ammo, so it’s extremely important you make every shot count. Sure there are ammo refills scattered around the levels, but bullets are still a precious commodity.

Time Recoil Review - 3

There is a ton of replayability in Time Recoil. You can aim to clear a level more efficiently and improve your overall scoring to gain a spot on the leaderboards. Time Recoil is a game that Speed Runners will enjoy. You’ll be able to find the best way to complete a stage as you try to improve your overall time, traveling through the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s! The one complaint I have is that there could have been more differences shown for each location when traveling through time. I think it’s a missed opportunity and something the team should consider if a potential sequel is in the works.


Alexa’s meddling with the timeline does have its consequences! People who were dead in the past will turn up alive and kicking, and the same can happen in reverse. Alexa will be given missions that will involve acquiring technology that will enable her to go back further in time, while others will ask that she prevent an assassination, to name a few. The missions are quite varied, so there is little chance of getting bored.

Time Recoil Review - 4

The graphics and gameplay are well polished, and I found no bugs or glitches, which is definitely in this day and age. Can you earn three stars on all missions to earn that all important Platinum trophy? The trophy list is quite challenging, and there’s a nice variety of goals to complete on your path towards unlocking all games, so you’ll always have something extra to do here and there.

Time Recoil Review - 5

Time Recoil is a game that is easy to recommend. The game’s interesting and fun gameplay mechanics, solid gameplay and many goals to complete will keep you entertained from start to finish, and the more you play, the better you’ll become so that you can improve your overall score and time. 10tons has given us a good PlayStation 4 game, and I look forward to playing JYDGE soon!

This Time Recoil review is based on a PS4 copy provided by 10tons.


Review Overview

Fun action-packed release