Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. An unconventional - hence invigorating - impetuous, inciting, and utterly, utterly playable first-person multiplaying affair.
  2. 100
    An awesome new first-person shooter with the chops and options to tangle with the best.
  3. If non-stop action and an unbeatable multiplayer mode is what you crave, Time Splitters has definitely got you covered.
  4. While it lacks the intricate single player mode of "Goldeneye," the multi-player content in TimeSplitters is arguably the best in console FPS history.
  5. 90
    The game is slicker than snot on a cold doorknob when you get a few friends together for some serious fragging.
  6. The graphics are slick and shiny, the soundtrack is diverse and compliments the eras you fight through and the action is fast, frantic and undying.
  7. The game is fast, fun, easy to control, and it's the first title to offer up to four players for the PS2 with a multitap device.
  8. One of the cleanest of the launch games, despite the fact the game takes on a cartoon-y, B-movie art style than the potential for realism that most other developers choose to trumpet.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 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
    Frantic 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. Sep 27, 2010
    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 »