Borrowed Time (video game)

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Borrowed Time
Developer(s) Interplay
Publisher(s) Activision
Platform(s) Apple II, Atari ST, C64, MS-DOS, Macintosh
Release 1985
Genre(s) Point-and-click adventure game
Mode(s) Single-player

Borrowed Time is a 1985 point-and-click adventure game. The storyline is about a detective, who tries to rescue his kidnapped wife. The game was developed by Interplay and published by Activision.

Mastertronic republished it as a budget game, renamed Time to Die.[1]


Compute! praised Borrowed Time, writing that "Activision has created a delightful game environment with the look and feel of those classic hardboiled detective movies and novels".[2] Computer Gaming World called it "a superbly cinematic graphic adventure" that was too brief and deserved a sequel.[3] A German reviewer recognized the challenging storyline, the detailed graphics and the comfortable gameplay.[4] He gave Borrowed Time 82 out of 100.[5]


  1. ^ Ryerson, Don (March 1990). "Time To Buy?". Computer Gaming World (letter). p. 58. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Bateman, Selby (May 1986). "Borrowed Time". Compute!. p. 60. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Ardai, Charles (June–July 1987). "Titans of the Computer Gaming World / Part Three of Five: Ardai on Activision" (PDF). Computer Gaming World. No. 38. p. 36. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Heinrich Lenhardt: Borrowed Time, Happy Computer, Spiele-Sonderheft 11/1986 (german)
  5. ^ Heinrich Lenhardt: Tatort Computer, Happy Computer 4/1986, p.150f. (german)

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