Summary: The year is 2401. On a space station suspended on the fringe of time and space, the evil race known as the TimeSplitters scheme the end of the human race. Growing in strength and numbers, they have only one purpose in life - to destroy all human existence! The elite troop of space marines that was been sent to overpower these evil creatures has been fighting a losing battle.
Summary: Time Splitters 2 had some enormous expectations to live up to. Amazingly, Free Radical was not content with meeting these, but instead chose to surpass them by a great measure. Don’t have TS2 yet? Come see why you need to get with the program!
Pros: Anaconda and other hidden retro games, An even better map editor!, Arcade mode provides great head-to-head competition, Complex and well-designed story mode, Co-operative play (with a good frame rate), Creative challenge mode, Has a lot to offer a single player, and even more to offer a group, Nice music and art direction
Cons: A caveat: I’m really just nitpicking here<br>, Arcade League mode is only for a single-player, No personality settings for bots, Online capability would have been nice, The literal story itself is a tad thin
Excerpt: If you are unfamiliar with this franchise then let’s do a quick history check. Time splitters was a game for the PS2 launch line up that boasted great multiplayer but shocking single player. Warp back to now and the company Free Radical design have created a FPS masterpiece by listening to the fans and fixing the originals shortcomings. The game is truly fun to play, like every FPS (first person shooter) the core is around shooting the enemies with the guns you pick up.
Excerpt: It was once thought impossible to make a good First Person Shooter (FPS) for a videogame console (though bad ones were fairly easy); a PC's multifarious keyboard & mouse ensemble has always been innately more capable of handing the myriad of tasks required to control a well-armed manic mercenary character (for example) rampaging through the tulips...
Conclusion: It would seem that I have been very harsh on TimeSplitters 2, and being a huge GoldenEye fan this may seem surprising. It is far from a bad game, but is just not great by today’s high standards set by the likes of Halo and the wide range of PC first person shooters. In this day and age the industry needs original ideas, not rehashed ones taken from the likes of GoldenEye and combined with distinctly average implementation.