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TimeSplitters 2 (GameCube)

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Description

TimeSplitters 2, the sequel to Free Radical Design's PlayStation 2 launch title, once again sends players hurtling through time, as they battle the malevolent TimeSplitters in ten unique time periods, from the Wild West to a futuristic space station, and everything in between.

The game's story finds Cortez, the series' hero, on a quest to discover the origins of the TimeSplitters, an enigmatic group that travels through time causing trouble for the good people of Earth. Using the paradoxes of time travel to his advantage, the hero can regularly join up with past and future versions of himself, to fight the enemy as a team. A wide selection of historical, modern, and futuristic weapons is available, and environments feature destructible elements.

Depending on the difficulty level chosen, players will find themselves with rudimentary objectives to complete or, on the harder settings, new areas and substantially more involved objectives to fulfill. Two players can also play the Story mode cooperatively and simultaneously.

Like its predecessor, TimeSplitters 2 features a Challenge mode, which presents the player with a selection of time- and skill-based events. Completing these within the predetermined constraints awards the player with bronze, silver, or gold medals, which in turn aid in unlocking additional game options, levels, and playable characters (of which there are more than 120).

The Arcade mode offers League, Custom, and Network sub-modes. League events feature pre-configured maps, game types, and objectives for the player to compete in, while the other Arcade modes make up the bulk of the multiplayer portion of the title. In the Custom mode, up to four players and numerous AI "bots" can compete in 16 different customizable disciplines including Deathmatch, Regeneration, Virus, Thief, Shrink, Monkey Assistant, and Flame Tag -- each offering an altered form of gameplay. Thief, for example, tasks players with collecting tokens left behind by fallen combatants. Here, the tokens determine the winner, not the number of kills.


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There are 20 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "タイムスプリッター ~時空の侵略者~" -- Japanese spelling
  • "时空分裂者2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "TimeSplitter: Jikuu no Shinryakusha" -- Japanese PS2 title

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User Reviews

One of the greatest multiplayer games ever created Kirk Carson (2) 3.88 Stars3.88 Stars3.88 Stars3.88 Stars3.88 Stars
One of the best games from my childhood (even though it traumatized me) Pixelspeech (955) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
Amazing first-person shooter game; love it! Austin Bruner (5) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars

The Press Says

N-Europe Dec 20, 2002 10 out of 10 100
Netjak Oct 25, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
IGN Oct 11, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
All Game Guide 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 05, 2005 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Oct 11, 2002 4.5 out of 5 90
Gamer Within Jul 30, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
Kombo.com Dec 21, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 07, 2002 17 out of 20 85
4Players.de Nov 16, 2002 83 out of 100 83

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

TimeSplitters 2 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

References to the game

TimeSplitters 2 is the game being played by Ed, Shaun's best mate, in the "romzomcom" movie Shaun of the Dead.

Awards

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    • 2002 – #10 Best GameCube Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)

Jason Walker (1744) added TimeSplitters 2 (GameCube) on Oct 24, 2002
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