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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 Xbox Mounted weaponry is great for taking out foes!
TimeSplitters 2 PlayStation 2 One of the objectives is to destroy files as we explore the compound. This can be done with mines
TimeSplitters 2 Xbox One of the more unusual tasks you will have to perform.
TimeSplitters 2 PlayStation 2 The objectives for the first game in the Arcade League / Amateur League / Beginners series. There's no choice of character in 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

More fun than a monkey with a flamethrower Xbox Anime school girl (3)
One of the greatest multiplayer games ever created GameCube Kirk Carson (2)
One of the best games from my childhood (even though it traumatized me) GameCube Pixelspeech (949)
My favorite game for PS2!!! PlayStation 2 DudeOfMonson (106)
Timesplitters 2: Needs more salt... Xbox laemus (13)
Amazing first-person shooter game; love it! GameCube Austin Bruner (5)
Classic.....Classic.....Classic PlayStation 2 william sterry (7)
My favourite PS2 game by far! PlayStation 2 Mister_BoB (2)
_The_ Best Console FPS I`ve ever played. PlayStation 2 somaen (9)

Critic Reviews

PCMag.com GameCube Jan 09, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Oct 07, 2002 5 out of 5 100
Digital Press - Classic Video Games GameCube Dec 05, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania.de GameCube Oct 21, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Game Freaks 365 GameCube Jan 01, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
GameSpot GameCube Oct 08, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
Gamereactor (Sweden) PlayStation 2 May 07, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Gamereactor (Sweden) Xbox May 07, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Netjak Xbox Jul 10, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Factornews PlayStation 2 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)

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