Mortimer Beckett and the Time Paradox is a hidden object adventure game that was first released in 2008. The game is one of the games in the Mortimer Beckett series of games. In the game, players must help Mortimer Beckett must go back in time through a portal in order to retrieve a time bomb. This must be done before the bomb explodes and changes history. Some of the places that can be visited include Egypt, Greece, and the time of the French Revolution. Players must locate different types of objects in order to find the time bomb.
Items that must be found on in the scene are located at the bottom part of the main window. Once these items have been found, they are immediately eliminated from the list. When players are stuck finding an object, they can make use of the hint system, which is unlimited, but takes a bit of time to recharge so players must use it sparingly. On the game map, the different locations are color coded in red, green, and blue. The number in red represents the number of puzzles that need to be solved. The number in green is the number of items to place on a scene. The number in blue is the number of remaining number of items to find in a particular location.