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  • Summary: Two-player light gun action is here. Namco brings the arcade hit home, complete with GunCon2 for added excitement. Two player split-screen or link mode or One player double-gun mode. Includes extra game features for additional challenges. [Namco]
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
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  1. An intense and fun romp to play through again and again.
  2. 90
    Granted, it’s a very short game that certainly won’t mesmerize you for weeks, but the value of its multiplayer side as a killer party game makes it a very worthy addition to your PS2 library.
  3. How much fun you can have just hosing down iron with bullets is something for you to decide, since we’ve gone beyond that and are only truly happy with precision. But that’s the whole Time Crisis point, ain’t it?
  4. It simply looks and works great on the PS2. [Oct 2001, p.134]
  5. 'Best Damn Shooter on a Console.'
  6. 80
    It's fun, easy to get into, and quick to master...While it is smooth and the overall graphic effect is done very well the game lacks a lot of substance and is hard to replay.
  7. 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!

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
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  1. 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... Expand
  2. 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. Collapse
  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 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

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