Excerpt: By Gary Kearney I’m going to save you some time and cut right to the juicy part: TimeSplitters 2 for the Xbox is a must buy. It is the one of the best games available for the Xbox, heck it’s one of the best games for any system. Granted it’s not a Halo beater, but then again what is? Why are you still reading this? You got the bottom line, now go and start playing this game immediately. Hmmm…still here, huh?
Conclusion: the time crystals that power the alien temporal device. You’ll make forays to Chicago (1932), the Wild West (1853), Tokyo (2019), and a Robot Factory (2315) among others, but first stop is Siberia (1990), which is entirely reminiscent of GoldenEye’s opening levels. The similarities with GoldenEye don’t end there though.
Excerpt: Most improved sequel – probably. Game of the year…eh, maybe. Shooter of the year…hmm, could be. If you’ve been reading the site for the past two months, you might remember that I wrote up the preview of TimeSplitters 2, commenting on its improved features, newly focused gameplay, and other facets that improved upon the original game.
Excerpt: Disregard the original title’s lack of plot (actually a major critical gripe) because TimeSplitters 2 devotes quite a bit of attention to the single player experience within its Story mode. The evil TimeSplitters, a malevolent alien race, have stolen powerful time crystals and are traveling back into Earth’s history in an attempt to manipulate and destroy civilization.
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: The original Timesplitters was released alongside the launch of the Sony PlayStation 2. It was a product made by Free Radicals, a developer team existing of amongst others, former Rare employees. Some of them had worked on the classic “Goldeneye” for the N64, which is now known as one of the best console FPS games of all time. So of course everyone was getting really excited about the project, but when it finally came out, it was clear that it was a rushed product.
Excerpt: There are Up’s and there are DOWN’S! Ah yes the sheer magnificence of Time splitters, A first person shooter ( FPS ) which allows you to experience one of the joys of life, shooting people as your primate friend the monkey… or perhaps only one of my joys. Time splitters 2 The next in the series of the Time splitters Fps’s .The game is single and multi-player enabled, and see’s you battling Time splitters in many different time regions, to collect crystals.
Pros: An extremely fun game at times, with a massive replayability value, could keep you hooked for years.
Cons: The graphics were sub-par at times, 1 player although not shameful, not exactly breathtaking.