• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Oct 1, 2001
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14

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  1. Apr 7, 2011
    10
    If I had to choose one shoot 'em up game to play for the rest of my life, I would pick Time Crisis 2 in a heartbeat. The gameplay is largely improved over the dissappointingly short original, and the enemies are challenging but fun to kill at the same time. However, gaming aficionados should track down the arcade version, seeing as the light gun action is far more effective on a big screen with surround sound. It gave rise to what I call the arcade boom, and spawned countless rip offs, the highlight being the House of the Dead series, a horror survival where you play a secret agent who battles off zombies and monsters inside a creepy old mansion armed with just a pistol. Sounds an awful lot like another certain famous horror game, don't it? But now back to TC2. Overall, one of the best action games ever created. Expand
  2. 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 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. Expand
  3. Sep 11, 2012
    10
    This is my all-time favorite first-person shooter. Of any game that involves guns, this is my favorite by far. If you love games that have guns, it is impossible for you to not love this game. This game is absolutely one of my favorite games. I've played this game hundreds of times, and I never get tired of it. It is truly beyond words...
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. It's got everything you're looking for in an arcade shooter and more. Just don't expect it to last forever.
  2. The thrills don't last long, but they still place Time Crisis 2 at the top of the console gun game food chain, especially with the Guncon 2.
  3. It simply looks and works great on the PS2. [Oct 2001, p.134]