Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 52 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 52
  2. Negative: 9 out of 52
  1. 45
    If you can tolerate all of Time Crisis 4's shortcomings, you might enjoy the thirty minutes of gameplay you'll get out of it, but fans of light-gun games, as well as fans of first person shooter titles, are going to take one look at this one and walk away fast.
  2. The arcade business is on life support along with the light gun shooters that were once a prominent arcade attraction, so you probably have lots of quarters stacked up these days. But, don’t cash them in for Time Crisis 4 at full price.
  3. 45
    For committed (good one - Ed) fans of this rather niche genre, Time Crisis 4 might appeal, and it does offer flashes of high-quality entertainment, but frankly most of what Namco have delivered is largely uninspired, and the GunCon 3 controller is certainly no mould-breaker.
  4. Even ignoring the ludicrous plot, what really matters here should be the shooting mechanic, which just isn’t much fun. The strangely designed cover system has you popping up and down like a hyperactive rabbit, so you never really get a full view of the action. And get this: in the cooperative multiplayer, you play in split screen – in letterbox format! What were they thinking? I don’t know what else I can tell you to discourage you away from this complete disaster.
  5. It has a certain nostalgia, but this fails to entertain long enough to demand a purchase. [Feb 2008, p.72]
  6. The series is very, very tired and should really have been put to bed by now, with this latest iteration boasting lacklustre content and all the appeal of drinking sulphuric acid.
  7. 35
    Time Crisis 4 isn't broken, and the GunCon3 generally works as advertised; it's just appallingly unentertaining after ten minutes, insultingly expensive for what it offers, and has absolutely no place in the PS3 library of anyone but the most desperate gun nuts and Time Crisis devotees.
  8. It’s just a bland shooter with a flimsy toy gun and a big spoonful of “we-know-better” arrogance.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. WillB.
    Dec 4, 2007
    5
    Very average, arcade mode is fun but will last about an hour. Mission mode is done in first person and is simply a bit poor Mini games again Very average, arcade mode is fun but will last about an hour. Mission mode is done in first person and is simply a bit poor Mini games again good All in all an Ok lightgun shooter, but it doesn't play better than something like house of the dead 2, and if i'm brutally honest the graphics arent much better than house of the dead 2 (but there is lots more going on). Full Review »
  2. Mar 10, 2015
    4
    The two player split screen is a joke in this game. No. Disappointment does not summarize the let down.

    Let's use 1/3 of the total screen
    The two player split screen is a joke in this game. No. Disappointment does not summarize the let down.

    Let's use 1/3 of the total screen for two total please. Thumbs down.
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  3. RoR
    Jan 25, 2009
    9
    I love this game, shooting terrorists out by International Airport, California is a very satisfying experience. The mini games are a lot ofI love this game, shooting terrorists out by International Airport, California is a very satisfying experience. The mini games are a lot of fun to play with other people, and the first person is really cool and different. The Guncon3 also works pretty well, the calibration system works on my 65" tv even though its not supposed to work on tvs abovve 55". Full Review »