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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 attractedIn 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 100
    An awesome new first-person shooter with the chops and options to tangle with the best.
  2. 90
    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.
  3. While it lacks the intricate single player mode of "Goldeneye," the multi-player content in TimeSplitters is arguably the best in console FPS history.
  4. Fans of the N64 duo of "GoldenEye" and "Perfect Dark" should definitely give this one a try.
  5. 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.
  6. "Goldeneye" fans looking for another adventure probably won't have too good of a time with this one since it needs more than one person to truly shine.
  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: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Apr 16, 2021
    10
    if i ranked all my fav ps1 ps2 and ps3 games this game would probs make it into my top 10 and the 2nd games is like double the hype.

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    if i ranked all my fav ps1 ps2 and ps3 games this game would probs make it into my top 10 and the 2nd games is like double the hype.

    total score = 10
    sound = 8.5
    graphics = 7.5
    gameplay = 8.5
    extra content = 8
    story = 7
    plot = 7
    interactivity 9.2
    dificulty = 7
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  2. Feb 12, 2016
    10
    One of the best games I've ever played, if you have a PS2 you must get this game along with the second and I regret not saving my PlaystationOne of the best games I've ever played, if you have a PS2 you must get this game along with the second and I regret not saving my Playstation 2. Timesplitters is my most played game with my brother during my childhood, so many memories of an awesome game. Expand
  3. 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!) Expand
  4. Jan 20, 2021
    8
    My first fps game , Did things that still makes me go back to this game is that timber it feels like you're running 60 mile an hour, TheMy first fps game , Did things that still makes me go back to this game is that timber it feels like you're running 60 mile an hour, The hardest difficulty is still at the challenge Even if most of the Challenge is about remembering where every enemy is, Music is good and memorable I still have it in my head 17 years after I played it for the first time , And when you play multiplayer daddy's where the funniest even if the single player is fun the multiplayer is worth it if you can kidnap some friends to play it , I would recommended it dirt cheap Expand
  5. Aug 27, 2021
    8
    TimeSplitters is a pretty cool game to say the least. The camera feels a bit awkward to control at first, but once you get used to it thingsTimeSplitters is a pretty cool game to say the least. The camera feels a bit awkward to control at first, but once you get used to it things will be a hassle. Expand
  6. Apr 9, 2019
    6
    Unfortunately for me I only lasted 10 minutes playing this. The likely reason is that it is 2019 and this game has been surpassed by too manyUnfortunately for me I only lasted 10 minutes playing this. The likely reason is that it is 2019 and this game has been surpassed by too many new titles in the genre. If you are a fan of retro gaming I wouldn't say this is bad in fact it has a lot of charm however I was immediately and solely turned off by the aiming dynamics. There are not enough options and in this game I was frustrated by the rudimentary shooting system. If I had played this in 2000 when it came out I think I would rate the game much higher but again unfortunately I cannot make this game newer than it actually is and had to shelve it quite early after meticulously experimenting with the options and finding none comparable to next generation. I like the graphical style that is fine I just have too huge a list of games to play through that this does not merit going back in time. From my mere 10 minutes this game really felt like a late playstation 1 title. I still enjoy many ps2 shooters but perhaps cd based games are no longer compatible with me. Expand
  7. Feb 6, 2022
    5
    It's easy to see the Golden Eye and Perfect Dark DNA sewn into this one, making it a fairly solid FPS of the time. However, as good as theIt's easy to see the Golden Eye and Perfect Dark DNA sewn into this one, making it a fairly solid FPS of the time. However, as good as the shooting is, it's not attached to anything else worth while.

    Even though I found the overall experience quiet shallow, I was surprised to hear that this was a launch title for the PS2. This would have been a great way to show off the systems performance through graphics, sound and game-play. Unfortunately, even though the visuals and game-play run very nicely, they don't have much depth. Each level layout is fairly basic. The game-play consists of running from point A to B and back while shooting everything in between. And there is no real story to tie everything together. In the end, this was just a very expensive demo to show off what the hardware could do.

    Even though there isn't much to this one, it is good to see the foundation of what future games in the series would become. There isn't much here other than a nostalgia trip and can be easily avoided to make way for better FPS. In saying all that, the multiplayer support is next to none and should be considered if that's what you are looking for.
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#6 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2000
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#24 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2000