Timelie is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

PC Gamer
Top Critic
73 / 100
May 29, 2020

A time-bending puzzle game clever enough not to be just another time-bending puzzle game.

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7.8 / 10.0
May 28, 2020

Mastering time is fun and weaving past enemies in the nick of time is a thrill, but fine-tuning some of those near misses can be monotonous

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Windows Central
Rebecca Spear
Top Critic
Jun 4, 2020

Timelie is a great puzzle game for any kind of player to enjoy. It allows you to control time as you maneuver a cat and a girl around dangerous robots. The puzzles are challenging, the art style is beautiful, and the game builds to an intriguing ending.

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9 / 10
May 22, 2020

A few frustrating puzzles aren't enough to drag down a fantastic puzzler buoyed by lovely graphics and near flawless gameplay.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 31, 2021

Despite a forgettable storytelling, Timelie is a captivating stealth and puzzle game with a smart level design. And it has a kitten!

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9 / 10.0
Dec 27, 2021

Timelie is a fantastic game that is close to faultless. Despite the strict preciseness needed for some actions, this is the perfect game to introduce several mechanics found in puzzle, stealth, and adventure games. The art style and soundtrack are sublime.

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DarkZero
Top Critic
6 / 10
Jul 13, 2020

Whilst I personally feel it falls pretty far short of the 'Overwhelmingly Positive' badge it has garnered on Steam, I'm still glad I got to play it – it was an enjoyable experience in an interesting genre that's still in its infancy.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 9, 2020

Short but challenging, Timelie is an inventive take on the stealth puzzle genre which lets players literally take their time in finding solutions.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2020

Timelie could be entertaining if you don't mind repetitive gameplay, but it's definitely not a good choice for everyone..

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7.6 / 10.0
Dec 26, 2021

Timelie is an exceptionally clever puzzler that'll have you strategically dodging robot guards with a feline friend. If that sounds like your kind of game then definitely check it out but just make sure you have plenty of patience before diving in.

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IGN Korea
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2022

The best thing about Timelie is the mechanism that allows you to see the future. There have been plenty of time manipulating mechanisms from various games in the past but it’s one of a kind to be implemented in a puzzle environment. The solid foundation of the story also backs up the quality of the game. Not only have they focused on the mechanisms that sugarcoat the genre, but also the element of storytelling is one of the finest out there.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 25, 2021

By giving us the power to manage time to solve ingenious puzzles, Timelie manages to delight with creative and immersive gameplay. If you add that to the convenience of the Switch's portable mode features, we have a highly fun journey to experience, which can be easily recommended for fans of puzzles and strategy games as a whole.

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Games Xtreme
Ben Jones
Recommended
Jul 31, 2020

Hampering your progress are mechanical enemies that patrol the level, coloured doors that need to be opened with the right keypad or pressure pad, broken bridges that can be repaired with the girls power and even some levels that disappear as you make your way through them.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 21, 2020

Timelie is an approachable time-manipulation adventure that only borders on the line of overly complicated or too straightforward. It strikes a perfect balance with its mechanics and even introduces unique elements into the formula that make it stand out in the genre. The open narrative and lack of enemy types leave a bit to be desired, but this is one of the best time-based puzzle games that I’ve played in years.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2020

Timelie is a complex, stealth-driven puzzle game that doesn’t just use its time mechanics as a gimmick, it integrates this into the very core of its gameplay.

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May 25, 2020

It’s polished. It has interesting gameplay mechanics. And it is priced right. What’s not to like?

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