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TimeSplitters 2 (PlayStation 2)

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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.


TimeSplitters 2 PlayStation 2 This is a nice touch, the reflection of a red overhead light on the gun
TimeSplitters 2 PlayStation 2 The title screen<br>After this the number of players is selected and player profiles are selected or created before the main menu is reached
TimeSplitters 2 PlayStation 2 The in-game status screen for mission one in story mode, it's accessed via the pause menu<br>There's a status screen and other options on this menu too
TimeSplitters 2 PlayStation 2 One of the objectives is to destroy files as we explore the compound. This can be done with mines

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

GamePro (US) Oct 07, 2002 5 out of 5 100
games xtreme Oct 29, 2002 9.8 out of 10 98
Gaming Target Dec 20, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 19, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania.de Oct 21, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Thunderbolt Games Apr 06, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Game Over Online Nov 21, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 21, 2002 17 out of 20 85
PlayFrance Apr 12, 2003 8 out of 10 80
EL33TONLINE Jan 27, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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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.


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