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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.


Screenshots

TimeSplitters 2 PlayStation 2 This is a nice touch, the reflection of a red overhead light on the gun
TimeSplitters 2 PlayStation 2 The main menu<br>This is followed by an animated sequence that outlines the story, how dastardly aliens have taken their war with Earth into our past
TimeSplitters 2 PlayStation 2 The start of mission one in Story Mode<br>The portal's dropped us in a tunnel where there's a couple of handy weapons just lying around<br>The hand held device shows the local map
TimeSplitters 2 PlayStation 2 The game uses this indicator to show that the player has been shot and also when some armour has been collected

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

My favorite game for PS2!!! DudeOfMonson (106) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Classic.....Classic.....Classic william sterry (7) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
My favourite PS2 game by far! Mister_BoB (2) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
_The_ Best Console FPS I`ve ever played. somaen (9) 4.13 Stars4.13 Stars4.13 Stars4.13 Stars4.13 Stars

Critic Reviews

UOL Jogos Nov 06, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gaming Target Dec 20, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dec 06, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Over Online Nov 21, 2002 90 out of 100 90
GameSpy Oct 19, 2002 89 out of 100 89
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 21, 2002 17 out of 20 85
PlayFrance Apr 12, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Dec, 2000 80 out of 100 80
Gamereactor (Sweden) May 07, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Factornews Dec 10, 2002 7 out of 10 70

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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

  • 4Players
    • 2002 – #10 Best GameCube Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)

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