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[[caption-width-right:350: A race to alter history on a ship OUT OF TIME.]]
->''"The past, forever locked in regret. But what if the past could be changed?"''

''Titanic: Adventure Out of Time'' is a somewhat obscure point-click adventure game set on the ''Titanic''. You begin the game as Frank Carlson, a British ex-secret agent currently not enjoying retirement during the London Blitz of WorldWar2, having been fired over failing his duty to uncover a conspiracy upon the ''Titanic'' thirty years ago. As he wistfully ponders upon his failure, his apartment is hit by the blitz, and he burns to death. Oh well.

But wait, there's more! Carlson has been given a second chance by unseen forces to travel back in time to the ''Titanic'', on that fateful night when it sank, in order to complete his mission. Despite not understanding how he's managed to return back to the past, he must now strive to set things right and, by completing his mission properly, change the future for the better. Literally.

Set within a first-person perspective similar to that of ''VideoGame/{{DOOM}}'', you must navigate across the ''Titanic'' obtaining stolen items that you and your contact have been sent to recover, as well as deal with various other little objectives from both friends and mutual interests. In the end, you must escape the ship with all of your assigned objective items either intact with you or in someone else's good care, before the ship itself meets its fate. The game has a similar style to (and seems to take place in the same universe as) VideoGame/DustATaleOfTheWiredWest from the same company.

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!!This game provides examples of:
* AbortedArc: Close inspection of the subtitle files on the first disc reveal that two scenarios were cut from the sinking levels; one where you helped the photographer get his wife onto a lifeboat, and one where you somehow manage to get a ship to reach the Titanic before it sinks.
* AlternateHistory: What the game essentially becomes, as well as six of the game's endings.
* BagOfHolding: Your bag, obviously. The Purser also becomes this; he will store any items you want to give him. This is useful when you want to hide away any items you DON'T want stolen off you, [[spoiler: such as the Rubaiyat]].
* BeenThereShapedHistory: Frank Carlson, since you're essentially changing the entire 20th century through his actions.
* ChekhovsGun: The tarot card of "La Morte" in your apartment can become this [[spoiler: if you play for it with Buick Riviera when the ''Titanic'' is going down]].
** Also, Lady Georgia Lambeth's diamond necklace. [[spoiler: it's a fake, but it can be swapped for the real one]].
* ControllableHelplessness: If you fail to leave the ship in time (see TimedMission).
* CosmicKeystone: The painting, the notebook and the diamond necklace are all absolutely vital in obtaining for the best ending, for the sake of the future.
** Each of these objects are directly linked to a major war of the 20th century. Obtaining the painting prevents World War II because [[spoiler: the painting was made by Hitler, and the following fame from his painting surviving the Titanic will encourage him to not become a bitter dictator]].
** The notebook contains a list of anti-Czarists and as such will prevent the Russian Revolution.
** The real necklace taken from Georgia Lambeth, if not taken back from Sascha Barbicon, will be used to fund [[spoiler: the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, causing the first World War]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Mr. Gorse-Jones. His wife tries to be one, with...mixed results.
-->"How are you getting on?"
-->"Getting on? We used gangplanks as I remember."
-->"Quick as a cow, she is."
* DealWithTheDevil: What obtaining [[spoiler: "La Morte"]] is portrayed as by Riviera and the sailors.
* DistressedDamsel: Lady Georgia Lambeth.
* EagleLand: Max Seidlemann is a mixture between the two. He's a [[TheGamblingAddict boastful gambler]], a smoker and a very rich businessman, but he's willing to help people out.
* EvilGloating: Zeitel just can't resist a session of monologuing on top of the smokestack.
* EverybodySmokes: Not even counting the Smoking Room area of the ship, pretty much 1/3 of the characters you meet seem to have a cigarette glued to their hands.
* ExpositionFairy: Leyland Trask, who is surprisingly not a PhonyPsychic and is able to give you hints about where you should go next...providing you have an item to show him for a clue.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Any male character not on a lifeboat by the end of the game calmly waits around the aft Boat Deck for the inevitable.
* FaceHeelTurn: Sort of. If you talk to [[spoiler: Beatrix Conkling for a second time after retrieving baby Eddie from her, she tells you that you did the right thing in returning him to his true mother.]]
* TheFashionista: Since it's the ''Titanic'', first class is going to have a lot of, well...''class''. But the winner has to be Beatrix Conkling with her garish pheasant hat and swirling blue silk.
* {{Futureshadowing}}: This is the entire reason Leyland Seychum Trask exists.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: The fight with Vlad in the boiler room is nothing but straight-up pugilism...at least until after knocking him out when you try to head back through the boiler room and [[spoiler: he bludgeons you with a [[WrenchWhack wrench]]]].
* GoodShepherd: The Reverend Edgar Troutt, returning from a religious mission in Nyasaland. He refuses to leave the ship while there are women and children on board and as such, goes down with the ship dutifully consoling the doomed passengers until the very end. [[spoiler: He also confesses to the player that he actually bought his ticket for the ''Titanic'' by siphoning funds from the mission in Nyasaland]].
* HarmlessElectrocution: Averted, for poor [[spoiler: Haderlitz]].
* HappilyAdopted: What happens to Shailagh Hacker's baby if you give her to [[spoiler: Beatrix Conkling]].
* HeKnowsAboutTimedHits: Smethells the steward is the game's guide to everything about both your interface and the ''Titanic''[='=]s layout.
* HeroicSacrifice: During the sinking, [[spoiler: Jack Hacker]] reveals to you that he turned down a place in a lifeboat - offered to him by no less than Captain Smith!
* HistoricalFiction
* HistoricalVillainDowngrade: [[spoiler: Hitler]] becomes this, if you manage to recover the painting.
* HostageForMacGuffin: During the last chapter, Zeitel demands you hand over the painting in exchange for [[spoiler: the antidote to save Georgia Lambeth]].
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: For a colonel, Zeitel's a poor shot, as you may find out first-hand up in the smokestack. [[spoiler: His aim improves considerably, however, if you refuse to trade the painting for the antidote to save Georgia.]]
* KubrickStare: Vlad Demonic's got one, and he never lets up on it.
* MacGuffin: First the Rubaiyat, THEN the painting, THEN the notebook become this. [[spoiler: One of them is not needed at the end]], and another item, the necklace at first looks like a side-quest, but is absolutely vital in obtaining.
** [[spoiler: The item in question is the Rubaiyat. Despite it being your entire mission on the ship, it is actually not needed to get the best ending, even if you can take it with you. It can however be used to play a high-stakes game with Buick Riviera for the La Morte tarot card. The best ending requires you to obtain the painting, the notebook and the real necklace...or at least keep it out of the villains' hands.]]
* MaybeEverAfter: One of the stokers - talking with any of them brings up the same person - implies that he's in or pursuing a relationship with Shailagh Hacker, but the game endings make no mention of whether he survived the sinking and got together with her.
* MotorMouth: "But my dear it's Daisy Cashmore, don't you remember me, I simply must tell you the latest news about-OH can't talk there's the Gorse-Jones waddling away, ta-ra dear!"
* [[MrExposition Mrs. Exposition]]: Penny Pringle, your contact onboard the ''Titanic'', relays you information on what your current objectives are.
* MultipleEndings: The best ending is a perfect future without World War 1, 2 or the Russian Revolution. The worst ending is you drowning with the ship. Every other ending inbetween [[spoiler: you will die in your apartment from either the Blitz ([[StableTimeLoop again]]), Nazis, Soviets or the Atomic Bomb]].
** Also, in the ending in which you recover none of the items, yet manage to make it off the ship, [[spoiler: history plays out as it did in real life.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Vlad ''Demonic''.
* OfficerAndAGentleman: Third Officer Morrow, [[OldSoldier veteran of the Second Boer War]] and one of the nicest folks on the ship, right to the very end.
* RedHerring: Despite being quite a prevalent storyline, what happens to [[spoiler: Shailagh Hacker's baby]] has absolutely no effect on what ending you get, other than a small note of what happens to the baby in the ending. However, if you don't have the painting at that point, [[spoiler: Jack Hacker will have it, and trade you it for getting the baby back]].
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Fatally averted with [[spoiler: Andrew Conkling, who tries to bribe his way onto one of the lifeboats.]]
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Your entire objective basically, and also the best ending of the game.
* ShownTheirWork: Frank Carlson was an actual passenger on the ''Titanic'', but he was not a secret agent. He actually never made it onto the ship due to a delay but his name is still in the passenger register.
** There actually WAS a priceless copy of ''The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam'' onboard the ''Titanic''. It still remains lost to this day.
** The final sinking animation was so detailed (given the graphical limitations of mid-1990s home computers) and so faithful to actual accounts of the sinking that clips from it were used in at least several documentaries about the ''Titanic''.
** Somewhat averted by a few errors concerning the layout of the ship, such as most of the first class public rooms in the game actually being borrowed from the ''Titanic''[='=]s sister ship ''Olympic'', or the fact that the control room in the stern did not exist. Also, the real ship's Third Officer was named Pitman, not Morrow, [[spoiler: and survived the sinking]]. But considering everything else it got right, it's forgiveable.
* SwordFight: At one point, you get to fence with Willie von Haderlitz.
* TimedMission: In the last part of the game, you have until 2:00am to find all of the items you've been looking for, and escape the sinking ''Titanic'' upon a lifeboat. If you don't reach a boat by then, you will be left behind to eventually drown with the ship itself.
** Not only is this rather realistic as the last lifeboat from the actual ''Titanic'' was launched around 2:00am, but also, like in the game, it took several minutes for the ship itself to actually sink after that. Just like in real life, you will drown with the ship at 2:10am. Yes, the game actually gives you full control of yourself to try and run all over the ship while waiting for your inevitable fate.
* VideogameCaringPotential: You don't need to find and rescue [[spoiler: Shailagh Hacker's baby]] OR save [[spoiler: Georgia Lambeth]]. But if you can get more people off this ship, why shouldn't you?
* YouCantFightFate: Generally averted with this game, except for the fact that no matter what you do, you will NEVER be able to prevent the ''Titanic'' from sinking. Even if you go into the bridge and turn the wheel yourself, the most that you'll do is get kicked out and the ship being put back on course.
** This is also true for [[spoiler: Andrew Conkling]]. No matter what he does, he's always doomed to die; either by being shot in the last hours or by being trapped aboard the Titanic when all the boats are gone.