- Interact with over 90 unique characters, from the original characters to new renegades, and even the ancestors of previous enemies
- This time you’ve got to stop the evil lords from collecting ancient jewels that will give them power over all time
- Take a tour through weaponry of the ages — you’ll get to use everything from crossbows to laser pulse rifles
- Battle through nine different time-travelling episodes — from the Wild West to Tokyo in the year 2019
- You can even create your own stories and new scenarios, like deathmatch, capture-the-bag, escort, last stand, and more
Time Splitters 2 Description
You can even create your own stories and new scenarios, like deathmatch, capture-the-bag, escort, last stand, and more..
Reviews By Kenny Cummings : Date June 14, 2004
This is one of the best shooters on the xbox. It has a very high replay value. I got this game 2 and a half years back, and I still play it. The story mode is good, but it isn’t a goldeneye. The arcade league, challange, mapmaker and multiplayer modes are what keeps you playing it. There are 126 characters (I unlocked them all, there’s no cheats for this game though). all the characters come from different time periods. You have sci-fi, military, western themes, etc.
The multiplayer has a lot of modes (deathmatch, capture the bag, zones, etc). There are plenty of maps, circus is my favorite. You can have up to ten ai bots, so you can play by yourself. They acually give you a challange.
Reviews By Lisa Shea : Date November 8, 2002
TimeSplitters was a popular game when it came out. It took the normal shooter game and added in changes in environment – you moved through time to persue your enemies. TimeSplitters 2 expands this with better graphics, sound, and multiplay features.
The plot isn’t much to get enthusiastic about. An evil enemy race is trying to wipe out humanity, and they have a time portal. They run back through time with crystals and you have to go back into each time period to track down the crystal and do other miscellaneous tasks while you’re there.
The graphics are indeed nice, from flaming torches to dreary sewers and polished marble floors. But when you compare them to the likes of Halo or Kingdom Hearts, they’re a bit old looking. There aren’t shadows. The backgrounds aren’t very dynamic. You shoot walls and get tiny holes, unlike the deformable terrain of other current games. The textures seem flat and a bit repetitive.
They did make an attempt to have the sounds match the eras, with lovely chanting during Notre Dame and twanging during the Western era. Even so, you don’t feel ‘immersed’ in the game. Characters don’t make noise when they walk. There isn’t really any ambient noise.
The weapon choices are fun and time-appropriate. In Chicago of 1932, you’ve got Tommy Guns. In Notre Dame you’re playing with shotguns. So there’s always new variety as you go from level to level.
The missions aren’t very challenging compared to other games that are out. They are extremely linear and there’s rarely any brainpower involved. There’s side missions like “blow up file cabinets along the way” or “shoot out whiskey barrels”. There’s usually a rationale given but it’s pretty flimsy.
There are other ‘mini-games’ that you can play.
Reviews By “jerseyrocks” : Date January 17, 2003
Ok, First the good.
Timesplitters2 is argueably the best multi-player shooter on the Xbox. There are a wide variety of levels, all of which are designed to be especially suited to the multi-player function. Unlike HALO where there are only a few of the multi-player boards that are very good (Blood Gulch etc..), here virtually all of them are. They are wide open with plenty of places to hide and are easy to navigate around. The guns in the game are excellent and are vary greatly from crossbows to plasma weapons to heat-seeking rocket lauchers. All in all, the weapons in this game are much better suited to a 4 person shooter then Halo’s (think perfect dark for any of you out there).
The multi-player itself earns the game 5 stars, but the rest of the game is only about a 3. Here’s why.
1. There is alot to unlock in the game and this is a problem. I have to admit I like games that just allow you to play what and only what you want.
2. The aiming system can be a bit screwy at times. The auto-aim is fine but it would have been nice if the cross-hairs didn’t recenter after aiming.
3. The story mode is pretty poor, at least story wise. It does keep you interested on a level by level basis, but after making it through several levels i’m still not sure who i’m fighting or why.
4. The graphics are arcadish.