• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Oct 1, 2001
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
Buy On
  1. All things considered, Time Crisis II is a whole lot more fun than a console port of a three-year-old arcade game should be. Fans of the arcade version will not be disappointed.
  2. A good -- if not stunning -- looking title. Character models are sufficiently detailed, while the world is populated with crisp textures throughout. Time Crisis 2 ranks as one of the better light gun games released to the home market.
  3. 60
    The only way to avoid relegating this to the ‘I’ve got nothing better to do for the next twenty minutes’ league is to persuade your friends to buy a light gun and bring over their console and a spare TV and act like John Woo for an evening – great fun!

Awards & Rankings

38
57
#57 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
65
#65 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Jun 8, 2017
    8
    The second part of the Timé Crisis series went worse than the third part, but better than the fourth and fifth part of the series. This partThe second part of the Timé Crisis series went worse than the third part, but better than the fourth and fifth part of the series. This part was mainly made for arcade machines, rather than for the home console PlayStation 2. This is noticeable in the plot of the game, because in the third part of the game it was more open. There is also a problem with split screen, it was not fixed even in the third Full Review »
  2. Nov 5, 2016
    10
    This game is my childhood it is so great I just which we could have rail shooters like this instead of how they are now why does the modernThis game is my childhood it is so great I just which we could have rail shooters like this instead of how they are now why does the modern age have to piss on the old Generation. Full Review »
  3. Apr 2, 2013
    7
    Time Crisis II started in the arcade and now it is at home on the PlayStation 2! First off if you are going to buy this game, get the $10 gunTime Crisis II started in the arcade and now it is at home on the PlayStation 2! First off if you are going to buy this game, get the $10 gun because trying to aim the icon manually with a controller is torture. I liked the feeling of the gun in your hands because it is the closest thing to the arcade version (although the arcade is far superior). The voice acting was funny and interesting and the entire title was very much action packed from beginning to end. There were a few problems I encountered, though. It turns out that the gun does not work on a high-definition television. I tediously bring out another smaller standard-definition television to find out that the gun cord is too short to connect the PlayStation 2 and television. After arranging everything around, I now need an adapter for the gun and PlayStation 2 to be connected at the same time, which I extremely luckily just happened to have. What a tedious nightmare! The story mode takes only about a whole 15 minutes. That is a very disappointing length due to the fact that it took two hours to set up! I would never pay that much just to get to the end in the arcade, so the PlayStation 2 shines in that aspect, especially considering the game itself was only $4. Overall, a good arcade game transfer that really is made quite fun with the light gun, but disappointing in length and replayability. Full Review »