Time Loader Reviews

Time Loader is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Avoid
May 14, 2022

While the narrative aspect and the frustratingly unresponsive bot are not the strongest suits of Time Loader, its intricate platforming and interactive puzzles present some engaging challenges. Though the story seems smart at first and has multiple ways in which it can come to a close, its heavy focus on characters without making them engaging feels like a total emotional disconnect at the time of its closure.

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Drew Leachman
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2022

Time Loader was a nice breath of fresh air for me. It was simple, fun in execution, had a nice little story to tell, and was never overly long. It may be a bit too simple for the hardcore puzzle fans out there, but even then, they can find enjoyment out of this one with everything else it has going for it. This is one game that many will find themselves wanting to see all the endings and it is one that is worth it.

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85 / 100
Apr 25, 2022

A physics-based platformer on the surface, Time Loader carries a weighty and heartfelt story that is bound to consume far more mental bandwidth than the screenshots and videos might have suggested. It's rare for games to surprise me, but Time Loader did exactly that.

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6 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2022

The game was already getting really frustrating with the clunky platforming by the third chapter, so it was really a massive slog at the end. By the time you reach the end there isn't much of a reason to go back and try for the other endings since they aren't that much different. There are some cool ideas here, but the execution never fully loads in.

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Liked
Mar 19, 2022

Time Loader is an enjoyable physics-based puzzle game that is short and sweet. Doesn’t break a lot of new ground but it’s a nice little robotic adventure that’s probably best suited to a nice Sunday afternoon or to play over a short few gaming sessions. Ideal for someone that hasn’t got a lot of game time on their hands or is looking for a casual and chilled out experience. For me, it was a pleasant trip back to the 90’s that was well worth the time. It reminded me to live for the now rather than in the past and the times I was present in this game I sure was content.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 15, 2022

A highly original puzzle-platformer from Lithuanian developers Flazm which combines an emotional time-travelling storyline with some intricate and very relaxing exploration filled with highly ingenious level design. Another indie gem which offers a very memorable and loveable gaming experience.

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GameSpew
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Mar 15, 2022

A couple of missteps aside, Time Loader is an enjoyable platformer with a surprisingly heart-felt story at its core. The backdrop of a house in the 1990s makes a wonderful playground for a tiny robot, and whether you’re whizzing over kitchen worktops, jumping over VCRs or rummaging through boxes of junk in a garage, it’s more entertaining than it has any right to be. It isn’t the longest game in the world – you’ll be done in three or four hours – but you’ll be captivated from start to finish thanks to the engaging gameplay and a narrative that begs for your attention.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2022

Time Loader isn't a long game, but it satisfies through its take on time travel. The story intrigues, the bot character is fun, and the audio design is on the ball. There are some final act issues, but I still recommend the game for those drawn to the plot and with '90s nostalgia.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2022

Time Loader is a wonderful game that's set in a beautifully-presented miniature world. It may have some gameplay issues later in its campaign but the amount of fun that you'll have unraveling the story as you solve puzzles still makes for a good time overall.

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6 / 10
Mar 10, 2022

A cosy, relaxed afternoon kind of game, Time Loader is a short, unchallenging but easy going little game. The soundtrack is lush and the gameplay, graphics and story are all decent enough to keep you engaged. While not memorable or worth screwing up the space-time continuum for, Time Loader is a dependable little earth JCB.

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3.5 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2022

Time Loader is a brief, puzzling journey that never even gets close to 88 miles per hour.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2021

Time Loader offers players a very fun and creative adventure. Although there are limitations, the creativity of the scenarios and alternative paths allow the player to be captivated by the various references from the 90s, and mechanics based on a more realistic physics are competent. Some points, such as the soundtrack and the little variety of challenges, leave something to be desired, but these details do not prevent the game from being enjoyed.

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5 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2021

Time Loader is a puzzle-platformer about a time travelling robot trying to improve its creator’s life by changing his past. Will the little bot fix the past, or will it cause more trouble than it bargained for? Most importantly, will it be fun?

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4.5 / 5.0
Nov 3, 2021

All in all, would I recommend this robot-fueled time travel adventure? Absolutely! Even though the story serves as yet another example of why one shouldn’t trifle with time travel, the fun involved makes turning the clock back to 1995 seem pretty enticing. From solid physics to flawlessly detailed environments, Time Loader takes the player on a wild ride through the past, and launches the neglected 2D puzzle-platformer genre into the future like a speeding DeLorean leaving flame trails in its wake.

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8 / 10
Nov 3, 2021

A well made game with a great premise and enjoyable elements, Time Loader is well worth a playthrough for fans of puzzle platformers.

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Nov 3, 2021

Despite a few shortcomings, over the course of a playthrough, Time Loader proves itself to be a game worth trying out for those interested in its concept. The story is smart and, in true time travel fashion, has multiple ways in which it can come to a close. All of this is presented alongside a solid gameplay core which makes for a fun, if short, jaunt through a sci-fi tale.

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GameSpace
LaSt04Ka
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2021

Time Loader features a beautifully created complex world with a variety of well-constructed paths, puzzles and riddles presented to players from the point of view of a tiny robotic car. Even seemingly mundane things take on new interesting forms during the game. Seemingly trivial things can be used in creative ways during the playthrough and even force you to reconsider your attitude towards the surroundings and the story at large.

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GameGrin
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2021

Time Loader is a great game for just about anyone to play. As long as you're not expecting action-filled gameplay, but rather a relaxing journey, there is barely a reason not to give the game a shot.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2021

Time Loader is a great physics-based puzzler with a ton of heart that grips you emotionally throughout and refuses to let go.

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