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Five Pretty Good Video Game Clocks

by Joe Juba on Mar 06, 2015 at 02:50 PM

This weekend, most people in North America are celebrating daylight saving by setting their clocks ahead an hour. Well, not “celebrating” so much as “being required to observe,” but either way, you’re probably going to have to mess with a clock in the near future. To mark the occasion, we have made this list of video game clocks that you can look at to prepare yourself.

Are these the very best clocks in all of video game history? Possibly, but it’s not about determining which timepieces are better than others. That would be silly. Let’s just acknowledge that they’re all pretty good, then applaud them for keeping us running on schedule, okay?

BioShock Infinite – Fink Manufacturing Clock

No one likes those pretentious clocks with a blank face and no numbers. The clock at Fink Manufacturing in Columbia is different; even though it doesn't have numbers, it still does its job. It saves you the hassle of thinking about the actual time, and jumps straight to telling you exactly what you should be doing.  

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask – Clock Tower

Hang on to your hands and faces, because this is one fully loaded clock. In addition to conveying time, it has luxury features like transforming for the Carnival of Time, and serving as a passageway to the moon. You might be able to find another clock that does one of those two things, but both? Probably not.

Assassin’s Creed Unity – Arno’s Pocket Watch

Even though Arno's pocket watch is broken and isn't a practical time-telling tool for more than two minutes per day, it serves as a poignant reminder: we need to accept clocks of all shapes and sizes, and from all across the spectrum of functionality. It also serves as a reminder that you should be careful with your pocket watch because it is fragile.

Mega Man: Powered Up – Time Man

We thought we were big-time clock fans, but this guys puts us to shame. You might think that's just a costume, but it isn't; Time Man is basically a sentient clock. No one could love clocks more than him. They're, like, his relatives.

007 Legends – Laser Watch

Yeah, you were hoping that the last clock on our list would be the clock tower from Symphony of the Night. Or the watch from Dead Rising. Or just about anything else. Well, sorry, but it’s this one from 007 Legends – a game hardly anyone played, and those who did play it didn’t like it. Oh, well. Shooting a laser is still neat.

There you have it. Those were definitely five pretty good clocks. Are you really into stories about time and video games? Then you’re in luck, because we have another one for you.