TimeSplitters 2 GameCube

User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 66 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 66
  2. Negative: 4 out of 66
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  1. [Anonoymous]
    Jun 17, 2003
    1
    I was expecting great things of this game - the 2nd i purchased for my xbox after halo. I must have read 20 reviews chailing it as the best FPS ever. . . was i playing the same game? the graphics, the sound, the animation, the level structure, the weapons - but above all the actual controld and aiming system were so poor i felt i had been robbed of my money. I took my copy back to the I was expecting great things of this game - the 2nd i purchased for my xbox after halo. I must have read 20 reviews chailing it as the best FPS ever. . . was i playing the same game? the graphics, the sound, the animation, the level structure, the weapons - but above all the actual controld and aiming system were so poor i felt i had been robbed of my money. I took my copy back to the shop the next morning. this is no goldeneye beater - and no way comes close to halo. if you like first person shooters - good ones - then this is definitely not for you. Expand
  2. Dan
    Dec 27, 2004
    3
    This game is good until you get to Atom Smasher on the hardest setting. Then you see all the grief the programmers loaded into this game. I beat both Golden Eye and Perfect Dark on hard without cheats but I've yet to beat Atom Smasher and have gotten to where I don't want to (it is simply not fun). I've decided this will be my last title from the programmers who created This game is good until you get to Atom Smasher on the hardest setting. Then you see all the grief the programmers loaded into this game. I beat both Golden Eye and Perfect Dark on hard without cheats but I've yet to beat Atom Smasher and have gotten to where I don't want to (it is simply not fun). I've decided this will be my last title from the programmers who created Golden Eye. I see they've lost all their creativity and are flat out using malicious tactics to make a game hard. On Atom Smasher you are timed because there are 4 or 5 bombs you must deactivate one after the other (only you must get scientists to deactivate most of them). The game play is so poorly done and so random that I was killed in 3 gun shots (I suppose 2 or more of them were to the head). This is crazy considering you have to fight 2 or more people at one time (so that makes it impossible to head shot everyone before they shoot you). Also, some times when you shoot some one the cross hairs will show you are over their head yet they won't die in one hit (This happens about 5 percent of the time). So, they expect you to be perfect when they aren't. What is worse you must use a magnet to diffuse one bomb by lifting it from its moving platform and by dropping it into a hole. When the magnet decides to lift the bomb is totally random like so much of this game. If random makes a game hard (and I mean by uncontrollable random) that is ridiculous. I want a game that can be mastered, I don't want to do the same crap over and over again because someone with a tiny imagination succumbed to randomness and flat out surprises, that is simply a waste of time. On the whole I would say these games are progressively getting worse. If I have to be a bot with picosecond reflexes to beat a game on hard its simply a waste of time. I have to overcome enough crap and grief at work. I don't go home to play games for more of it. There are other bugs in this game (which as a software engineer I can tolerate) but when hard setting is as difficult as this it is unacceptable. This game is best enjoyed by people who have no desire of fully beating a game and possibly by those with inhuman reflexes. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#9 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
#20 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2002
Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. A whole new level in FPS gaming and I think everyone should get it. It is better than both "Goldeneye" and "Perfect Dark," and even better than "Halo."
  2. netjak
    95
    The game is lightning fast, smoother than silk and chugs along like a Maserati at 60 frames per second. Yipes, was all I could say the first hour of play.
  3. What really stands out about Time Splitters 2 is not the gobs of stuff they’ve thrown in, but that each gob is so well crafted.