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No Time to Explain (2015) is a running, jumping and shooting game where you play a man chasing his future self through time. As the game evolves you must progress to solve time puzzles and complete platforming challenges.

The game features time travel, time paradox effect, and alternate time-lines. It starts pretty strange but gets ever more confusing and absurd as you go. The side-scrolling running, shooting and jumping is consistent throughout, along with using a huge laser as an unusual means of propulsion.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked No Time to Explain 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Platform game with Adventure, Puzzle and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 2 hours and 4 hours to complete.

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Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for frequent scenes of arcade-style violence featuring blood or gore, and sustained depictions of death or injury. Violence is typical of a platform-style arcade game, with moderate blood and gore shown throughout including scenes of decapitated corpses.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Violence & Blood.


No Time to Explain usually costs £11.99 to £12.79.

No Time To Explain Remastered

Steam Store PC £12.79
Steam Store Mac £12.79

No Time to Explain

XBox Store Xbox One £11.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 17/06/2015

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Wii U and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Platform (Adventure, Puzzle and Simulation)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On, Cartoon and Hand-Made

Developer: tiny Build (@tinyBuild)

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