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  • Summary: In the hundred years spanning the millennium (1935 - 2035), a disparate bunch of heroes and villains battle against their own challenges. Although each is unaware of the others, they all share an ageless common spirit of adventure - but unknown to them, their daring actions have attracted the attention of the TimeSplitters.

    The TimeSplitters - an evil race dwelling outside of time and space. For eons they have manipulated the fate of humanity for their own malign ends - with cursed shards of crystal they have sown fear, greed and conflict throughout history. Now, roused from an ancient sleep, the TimeSplitters cross the threshold from their shadowy dimension - ripping through the fabric of time itself to confront our heroes.

    Can our heroes unite against a common enemy to realize a greater destiny? Or will humanity be consigned forever to a realm ruled under the shadow of the TIMESPLITTERS?
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  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. 90
    The game is slicker than snot on a cold doorknob when you get a few friends together for some serious fragging.
  3. If non-stop action and an unbeatable multiplayer mode is what you crave, Time Splitters has definitely got you covered.
  4. Fans of the N64 duo of "GoldenEye" and "Perfect Dark" should definitely give this one a try.
  5. Combining slick graphics, fast-as-hell gameplay, and an incredibly deep set of features and options, TimeSplitters has what it takes to make the PS2 a premier platform for shoot-'em-up multiplayer action.
  6. If you're a friend-less hermit living in the mountains of Montana you may not get the full experience from this game, but if you've got people to play with, it's easy to overlook Timesplitters' flaws.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  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!) Expand
  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! Expand
  3. Alex
    Mar 4, 2005
    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. Expand