Excerpt: Many games have tried to emulate the gameplay and success of Nintendo 64 classic Goldeneye over the years, but few have come close. Arguably one of the most similar and successful attempts was much-loved 2002 first-person shooter TimeSplitters 2 , which is no surprise given the developers Free Radical Design were formed from a splinter group of ex-Rare employees.
Excerpt: I tend to enjoy games with a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor, but most don't pull it off very well. Oh sure, lots of games try. Very few games nowadays, in fact, seem unaware of their over-the-top, ridiculous natures. But most don't seem to understand how delicate the balance is between having an ironic or humorous edge and simply allowing the sheer excess of a game overwhelm it to the point of monotony.
Excerpt: The Goldeneye team (Known nowadays as ''Free Radical'') is back at it again, and they have perfected the First Person Shooter genre. Some fans may remember the first Timesplitters on the Playstation 2 - the single-player was shallow, but the multiplayer was nothing short of priceless. Now, with major improvements in both categories, this is a must-have.
Pros: New Story Mode, Plenty of options, Lots to Unlock, It's just plain fun, Bots in Multiplayer
Cons: Objectives are cryptic, It can get frustrating
Excerpt: Although it does have a few lackluster moments, the graphics are fantastic. Not to say the original looked shabby, but this is much improved game over the original. Part of what made TimeSplitters appealing to me, aside from the frantic, gun-slinging action, was the game's unique style and character.
Excerpt: Killing Time Has Never Been This Good. The First Person Shooter That Offers the Most for Players to Demand the Best. TimeSplitters 2 Features about 100 Playable Characters, As Well As the Ability to Create and Design Your Own Levels. TimeSplitters 2 features not only a story mode, but also several arcade challenges, which allow players to unlock additional features as well as mode to play.
Excerpt: TimeSplitters 2 is more than just another first person shooter. It has a visual style all its own and a huge number of gameplay options that will keep you playing, and thinking for hours and hours. This is almost like the next Halo. Almost, but not quite that good.
Excerpt: Companies continue to seek out the next successful first-person shooter along the lines of "Halo". Although many of them ("Turok: Evolution") pale in comparison, "Timesplitters 2" gets awfully close in several ways and surpasses it in others. While not as cinematic or immersive as "Halo", "Timesplitters 2" manages to offer bigger, badder and better weapons (different variations of mines, dual guns, lasers, rocket/grenade launchers, miniguns, pistols, electricity blasters...
Excerpt: TimeSplitters was one of the first games released on PlayStation 2, back in October of 2000. It was a solid and addictive FPS, yet at the core of the game, the lack of a true storyline took away from the game's overall goodness. Now, after two years of improvements and renovations, Free Radical Design is back with the sequel, TimeSplitters 2.
Excerpt: Arguably the first PS2 game that first-person shooter fans could delve thoroughly into, Free Radical's TimeSplitters, a game which carried a unique, yet seen-so-many-times, story, was excepted with open arms by consumers. The game was quite a thrill, much more so in its multiplayer aspect, as the single player mode wasn't as finely-tuned.