Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 70
    It's a competently put together shooter, but it doesn't really excel in any of the many pies it tries to place its fingers into.
  2. While story elements take a backseat to the action, they aren't missed as the mindless shooting speaks louder than words.
  3. It’s a good, solid shooter, but even with the 4-player deathmatch (which I’m not really a fan of), there’s not a lot of substance here.
  4. It is extremely awkward trying to control your basic movements with the left analog stick while at the same time controlling your look and aim movements with the right analog stick.
  5. The biggest drawback I found with the game in general was not being able to adequately distinguish other players from the background.
  6. Just more of the same old formula in a candy shell. Take away the coatings and purportedly new features, and the game finds its way back to its roots - in the past.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Oct 30, 2012
    9
    Frantic FPS action. Me and my friends spent hours upon hours of hilarious multiplayer fun on this game. Story mode also very fun. ( -1 forFrantic FPS action. Me and my friends spent hours upon hours of hilarious multiplayer fun on this game. Story mode also very fun. ( -1 for there being almost no 'story!) Full Review »
  2. Alex
    Mar 4, 2005
    8
    Timesplitters has perhaps the WORST single player i have ever seen in a game. its the exact same mundane task for each and every level. Timesplitters has perhaps the WORST single player i have ever seen in a game. its the exact same mundane task for each and every level. however, this one really shines with its multiplayer. with more customization than Halo, and a faster pace than a NASCAR race, this is one game that can easily entertain 2 or more people for several hours. Full Review »
  3. Sep 27, 2010
    9
    TimeSplitters is a great arcade shooter. The game feels and plays like Goldeneye 007 on the Nintendo 64 but there are differences.TimeSplitters is a great arcade shooter. The game feels and plays like Goldeneye 007 on the Nintendo 64 but there are differences. TimeSplitters story isn't really important but you go to different time era's (ancient Egypt, the future etc) and bring back certain objects like a relic or a briefcase to a certain spot while shooting at enemies who try to stop you. On the way, you use a variety of weapons to shoot anyone who gets in your way. The so called TimeSpliters try to stop you bringing back the object to the end of the level. The game play is fast and furious and moves at a great pace. The level designs are great: Each level has a distinctive look to it depending on the era like Egypt or Futuristic and this is reflected in the weapons you can choose from in the level which are great to use. Free Radical Design (Now Crytek UK) have created some interesting characters to choose from for each level. The game however can be hard (even on Medium difficulty) and you may find your self just replaying a level over and over again until you know where the enemies spawn. The music is fantastic and well composed; it fits each level (era) like a glove. I haven't tried the multiplayer but I've heard its great. After the campaign, there are some challenges to do which will keep you going for a while. TimeSplitters is a really good PlayStation 2 game and needs to be in each persons shooter collection! Full Review »