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TimeSplitters 2 (Xbox)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.5
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    TimeSplitters 2 is an adrenalised race through time to save man's future from the grasp of a hideous alien race. In control of a space marine who has infiltrated their ship on the edge of space and time, leap into periods of past and future history, track down and eliminate the TimeSplitters and their diabolical attempts to enslave humankind!

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15011) on Jun 26, 2010.

"Nintendo Winter 2002" promotional booklet - GameCube:
    An action-packed epic story unfolds through multiple-objective based missions with superbly animated cut-scenes. Through a rift in space and time, pursue the hideous race known as the TimeSplitters, and eliminate their fiendish schemes to end mankind's future. Blast through ten huge environments in time such as Cold War Russian military bases, the gangster-ridden 1920's Chicago, and the futuristic surface of Planet X. Wage all-out war against insurmountable odds, utilizing the most lethal weapons of every age. Choose from over 100 renegade characters to fight with or against in furious multiplayer mayhem, and create your own single or multiplayer games with the brilliantly simple MapMaker.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Feb 26, 2006.

www.nintendo.com – Nintendo GameCube:

    This time-period isn't big enough for both you and that zombie.



    Nottingham, UK codeshop Free Radical has delivered a good-looking first-person shooter that is packed with blazing fast action and a wicked sense of humor.

    Make Like a Zombie and Split

    Players complained that the original TimeSplitters for the PS2 awkwardly tacked a weak, thin single-player adventure on robust multiplayer modes. This time around, developer Free Radical went all-out to fashion a deep solo adventure.

    The story has various characters chasing zombies and other troublemakers through nine colorful historical eras. These include medieval Paris, the Wild West of 1851, Prohibition-era Chicago gang wars, 1990 Siberia and a robot factory set in a Blade Runner -like futuristic Japan.

    Multiple objectives in each level will challenge you to use stealth when pure fire power is ineffective. Generally, objectives vary, depending on which of the three difficulty levels is selected. A special Story Mode feature allows two players to battle cooperatively via split-screen.

    The blokes at Free Radical like to leaven straight-ahead action with daft bits of humor. While extinguished enemies in most first-person shooters lie down and quietly fade away, the enemies in TimeSplitters 2 writhe and groan like so many bad actors playing the final act of Hamlet. In Chicago, you're charged with protecting a bookkeeper so nebbishy he makes Carrot Top look like Russell Crowe. Ricocheting bullets and remote-controlled guns and lasers make for intriguing challenges.

    A Whole Lotta Modes!

    Additional modes will keep you and your friends busy for quite some time. TimeSplitters 2 saves your achievements to a User Profile along with fun stats like Distance Traveled, Bullets Fired, and Average Speed. User Profiles are saved to a Memory Card (not included) and require two free blocks each.

    Arcade Mode is a straight-up frag-fest in which you butt heads with computer-controlled bots of various styles and difficulty. A pre-set list of rules determines which weapons are available and which arena you will battle in. Once the dust settles you are awarded a trophy based on your performance.

    Challenge Mode is where the developers let their imaginations run wild. In the Infiltration challenge, you must use your stealth skills to avoid detection. Dafter challenges have you take aim at flying monkeys, test your reflexes in a western-style shooting gallery, or smash the priceless stained-glass windows of Notre Dame. Each challenge contains three different missions of varying difficulty.

    Up to four players can compete in one of 16 different multiplayer modes, ranging from the standard Deathmatch to the seriously wacky. In Shrink, your character will do just that each time he or she goes kaput, resulting in an increasingly tiny target for opponents. In Flame Tag, the character on fire will lose points until he or she passes the torch by touching another character. Hot, hot, hot!

    Mapmaking Mode gives players all the tools to create their own top-notch maps. You can structure your map using a set of pre-made tiles, then place items, lighting and enemies as you wish. The Game Logic Primer even allows you to set up events and objectives so you can create your own chapter in TimeSplitters 2 history.

    Graphics

    The action in all modes, including multiplayer, zips along at a steady pace. Even with ground-shaking explosions and numerous enemies filling the screen you will rarely, if ever, notice any slowdown.

    A time-traveling premise allows the developers to bring a variety of locations to life with stylish exuberance. The character models use relatively few polygons, but their decidedly exaggerated design gives the game a unique look and energy.

    TimeSplitters 2 will knock your socks off and send 'em flying. It's fast, funny, and action-packed. Playing solo in the various game modes is rewarding, but you will not get the most out of this game unless you face off with some friends.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54462) on Jul 14, 2005.

Atari Australia Press Quotes - PlayStation 2 & Xbox:
    "the most retina-scorching barrage of state-of-the-art graphics yet seen on PS2" "As brilliant as it is though, TimeSplitters 2's Story mode is still onlythe tip of this gorgeous gameplay iceberg" "Expansive in every sense, this is an essential purchase for anyone in possession of a PlayStation 2 and a central nervous system" Official UK and Australian PlayStation 2 Mag - 10/10

    “Timesplitters 2 is so incredibly polished in every aspect. It feels great, the controls are perfect, it looks and sounds utterly superb, it’s a multiplayer fans nirvana, and the single player game is the best yet on PS2.” “T2 is a thing of rare beauty” PSW - 10/10

    "Intense, rock solid and totally engrossing" "TS2 establishes itself as a world class all-rounder" C&VG - 10/10

    "without a doubt the best multiplayer game since GoldenEye" P2 - 10/10

    "it is a rare thing: so polished, so wonderful, so incredibly wide" Edge - 9/10

    "Heaven's leaking and each drop is a copy of TimeSplitters 2" "TimeSplitters 2 has just about everything you could ever want in a game" "This is, without doubt, one of the greatest games of all time" "The best PS2 game yet? On this evidence, oh lordy yes!" "TimeSplitters 2 the most important game you'll buy this year" PlayStation Max - 97% (Highest score ever awarded)

    "The most complete first person shooter package on Xbox. It's frantic, rife with features and...ah, just buy it." "An everlasting gobstopper of multiplayer fun" "There'll be a McDonalds on Mars before you can exhaust the deathmatch possibilities." "We need more games like this. Get out your wallet and vote TimeSplitters 2" OFFICIAL UK XBOX MAGAZINE 9.3/10

    "The best multiplayer shooter bar none on any console, now with a massively improved single-player game." "It's like you're getting two exceptional games for the price of one" PSM 2 – 95%

    "Expansive in every sense, this is an essential purchase for anyone in possession of a PlayStation 2 and a central nervous system" - Official PlayStation 2 Magazine

    "A worthy successor to GoldenEye's throne" - Official PlayStation 2 Magazine

    Contributed by Xoleras (66218) on May 11, 2004.

Atari Australia website (for Xbox):
    DESCRIPTION:

    The TimeSplitters have returned, and once more threaten to plague planet earth! This time their evil plan is to alter the evolution of the human race! You must battle these time-travelling villains across the centuries, from the dusty, gun-toting Wild West of 1850’s America, through present day cities overrun with devious spies and tommy-gun wielding gangsters, to a far-future of Forbidden Planet-style environments.

    GAME FEATURES:
  • Not only will you get all the familiar features of TimeSplitters, such as the fast furious mulitplayer action, the latest edition will also include:
  • A totally immersive single player and co-operative story mode, featuring a complex narrative, multiple episodes and superbly animated cut-scenes.
  • Bigger more detailed environments and special graphical effects for fast-paced action.
  • Over 90 characters, featuring original cast, ancestors and new loveable rogues you’ll want to kill!
  • Enhanced combat effects; screen shake, dramatic lighting, more character animation.
  • Epic cinematic-style environments and music including Wild West, Ancient Aztec, Notre Dame, Spy thriller, Gangster land.
  • If you’re feeling pretty adventourous, you can link up 8 consoles together with the iLink and have some serious guns-a-blazing action.
  • Oh! and there’s some cheeky monkeys to contend with too!

    Contributed by Xoleras (66218) on May 06, 2004.

Back Cover (Xbox - PAL):
    The critically acclaimed Timesplitters is back. This time its bigger, better, faster and more furious than anything you've played before

    Battle your way through nine 'time travelling' episodes each with their own distinct graphical style ranging from the Wild West to Neo Tokyo.

    Choose from over 100 characters, featuring original cast, ancestors and new loveable rogues you'll want to blast!

    Immerse yourself in the single player and co-operative story mode, featuring a complex narrative and superbly animated cut-scenes.

    Experience for yourself the furious 2 - 4 split-screen multiplayer action - the most exhilarating experience you'll get from your games console!

    Contributed by Kartanym (10776) on Apr 25, 2003.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2/GameCube:
    ... THE MOST ACCLAIMED GAME OF THE YEAR ...

    "A GAME OF THE YEAR TITLE"
    GAMING HORIZON

    "AWESOME"
    IGN

    "A SUREFIRE HIT"
    OPM

    "HEIR APPARENT TO GOLDENEYE"
    EGM

    Through a rift in space and time, pursue the hideous race known as the TimeSplitters, and eliminate their fiendish schemes to end mankind's future.

    BLAST THROUGH 10 huge environments in time such as a Cold War Russian military base, the gangster-ridden 1920's Chicago and the futuristic surface of Planet X.

    AN ACTION PACKED EPIC story unfolds through multiple objective based missions with superbly animated cut-scenes.

    RAGE ALL OUT WAR against insurmountable odds, utilizing the most lethal weapons of every era.

    CHOOSE FROM over 100 playable characters to fight with or against in furious Multiplayer mayhem, and with up to 16 players using i-Link.

    CREATE YOUR OWN single or multiplayer games with the brilliantly simple MapMaker.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69753) on Dec 12, 2002.

Back of Box, XBOX (Canada, U.S.):
    ... THE MOST ACCLAIMED GAME OF THE YEAR ...

    "Awesome"
    - IGN

    "So polished it shines"
    - XBOX Nation

    "A game of the year title"
    - Gaming Horizon

    "Heir apparent to GoldenEye"
    - Electronic Gaming Monthly

    Through a rift in space and time, pursue the hideous race known as the TimeSplitters, and eliminate their fiendish schemes to end mankind's future.

    Blast through ten huge environments in time such as a Cold War Russian military base, the gangster-ridden 1920's Chicago and the futuristic surface of Planet X.
    An action packed epic story unfolds through multiple objective based missions with superbly animated cut-scenes.
    Rage all out war against insurmountable odds, utilizing the most lethal weapons of every era.
    Choose from over 100 playable characters to right with or against in furious Multiplayer mayhem, and with up to 16 players using System Link.
    Create your own single or multiplayer games with the brilliantly simple MapMaker.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Nov 24, 2002.