TimeShift arms test pilot Colonel Michael Swift with a time-control device called the "Quantum Suit" and a time machine called the "Chronomicon," Swift sets out to test the most significant inventions of the century. He is briefly sent back in time to 1911 to plant an experimental probe. Upon his return to the present, a shift has occurred. The world he left has changed beyond all recognition. And his knowledge of this timeshift has made him an enemy of the state. Swift is now both on the run and on a mission to set time straight once again. Luckily he has the ability to slow down, stop and rewind the world around him, allowing him to move freely while opponents and game objects are frozen in time. As a result the action game features complex time control puzzles as an integral part of gameplay, TimeShift takes first-person shooter games in an entirely new direction through context-sensitive time shifting.