The clock is always ticking in these games, whether you know it or not.
Time is fleeting, even in video games where you should have all the time necessary to do anything. What if the timer wasn’t just in your head though? What if it was pervasive and all-consuming, forming the spine of the game itself? Here are 10 games that require playing with limited time on your hands.
The set-up of Outer Wilds, Mobius Digital’s stellar open world adventure game, is that you’re an intrepid explorer in a solar system that’s going to end. You have 20 minutes to explore nearby planets, solve mysteries and determine why the sun is going supernova and destroying everything. Spectacles like planets that are only explorable during certain time periods, shifting gravity and much more make the exploration a treat (and discoveries are tracked throughout all playthroughs).