Challenges FAQ by dark52

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                           For Timesplitters 2 (PS2)

Author: dark52
Start Date: 4th January 2003
Last Update: 25th of September 2004
E-Mail: dark52(at)darkspyro(dot)net
Version: 2.0
Game: TimeSplitters 2 (PS2 version, UK, PAL)


[01] - Intro
[02] - Contact
[03] - Updates
[04] - Challenges
   [04a] - Glass Smash
           i) Pane in the Neck
          ii) Bricking It
         iii) Stain Removal
   [04b] - Behead The Undead
           i) Fight Off The Living Dead
          ii) Sergio's Last Stand
         iii) Day of the Dammed
   [04c] - Infiltration
           i) Silent But Deadly
          ii) Trouble at the Docks
         iii) Escape from NeoTokyo
   [04d] - Banana Chomp
           i) Gone Bananas
          ii) Monkey Business
         iii) Playing With Fire
   [04e] - Cut-out Shoot-out
           i) Take 'em Down
          ii) Fall Out
         iii) Pick Yer Piece
   [04f] - Timesplitters 'Story' Classic
           i) Badass Buspass Impasse
          ii) But Where do the Batteries Go?
         iii) Hit Me Baby One Morgue Time
   [04g] - Monkeying Around
           i) Simian Shootout
          ii) Monkey Mayhem
         iii) Dam Bursters
[05] - Thanks
[06] - Copyright

------------------------------[01] - Introduction------------------------------
This guide is based on the Challenges section of the TimeSplitters 2 game. I
wrote this in order to help anyone out who needs just a little bit of help with
those levels, ie a new strategy to try or the times they need to beat.
I don't claim that the stategies shown in this guide are the best ways of doing
things, they most likely aren't, but the ways I've shown in this guide are all
decent enough to get at least Gold in the Challenges which is all you need to
get full percentage for them.

For Platinum times that involve challenges that have no end except for a time
limit, do not stop right at the point that I have specified as the Platinum
time as some are still not entirely sure about. They are just times around that
time (they are mostly right) and so try to beat it rather then get it as with
all other things like Bronze Silver and Gold.

---------------------------[02] - Contact Information--------------------------

To send me an e-mail regarding this guide's subject, please send it to:

dark52 (at) darkspyro (dot) net

I will try to respond to all e-mails sent to me as quickly as I can, however I
cannot promise to answer questions I don't know the answer to or are not
related to the subject of this FAQ.

Please remember to use a subject that will tell me exactly what game it is in
question of, as I have several guides for other games also and I generally
don't bother opening e-mails without a subject or are just called Hello.

And also, if you would, please mention the game somewhere in your message too
as I would like to know what game it is you're on about as some questions can
seem a bit vague without context.

While the guide may not be my first prioritory at the moment, I still want any
contributions you can send me. If you see a strategy below that you know is
rubbish AND you have a better one, then send it to me (as long as it isn't just
copied from someone else's guide, you have to have made it yourself) via the
address above.

While I will accept critcism of this guide (which is not very good) please give
a good reason as to why you feel that way about it and what I can do to improve
the guide so as to negate your criticisms as I will always be wanting to
improve this guide as much as I can.

---------------------------------[03] - Updates--------------------------------
v 0.0 - 4/1/03
Started guide after completing all challenges on TimeSplitters2 which I got
6 days ago on 30th December. Completed writing How to: for first six challenges
rest to do later. Submitting tomorrow (5th) Also adding prizes later. All times
are there as far as I know

v 1.0 - 5/1/03
Added some more guides to the challenges, the more lengthy ones will be added

v 1.1 - 08/01/03
Completed all the challenge descriptions. All I need now are submissions from

v 1.2 - 4/2/03
Altered a few bits and added the Platinum times! Going to add the prizes soon,
I promise.

v 2.0 - 25/9/04
While I realise that this guide is a bit useless (the guide above is much
better) I have still updated the guide a little. Added a nice ASCII artwork at
the top (made by me), altered contact details to my new address and given the
guide a rather basic Autumn clean. Oh, and changed the author name too.

-------------------------------[04] - Challenges-------------------------------

The times given below are formatted like this:
01:30 = 1 minute 300 seconds

[04a] - Glass Smash

   i) Pane in the Neck
      Times Needed For Completion:   Bronze : 01:00
                                     Silver : 00:30
                                       Gold : 00:18
                                   Platinum : 00:11
      How to: As soon as the level begins race forwards, and side step to the
              middle window of the huge building. Fire the grenade (R1)
              straight into the building and then run up the stairs turning
              while you do. Shoot straight into the next room through the door
              and then go along the bridge, back and fall off and then shoot
              through the door there. Then go left and shoot through the door
              there then go behind you and shoot through the end window (on the
              left) towards the door and that should complete the level in at
              least the Gold time if not Platinum
      Rewards: Cheat: Rotating Heads

  ii) Bricking It
      Times Needed For Completion:   Bronze : 01:30
                                     Silver : 00:45
                                       Gold : 00:35
                                   Platinum : 00:28
      How to: Go the same directions as the previous challenge except smash
              each window with the bricks and go inside the building up top.
              The last building needs precision throwing from the window
              through the door but that should get you the statues and prizes.
      Rewards: Weapon: Brick

 iii) Stain Removal
      Panes Needed For Completion:   Bronze : 23 Panes
                                     Silver : 28 Panes
                                       Gold : 32 Panes
                                   Platinum : 32 Panes by 00:47
      How to: As soon as you start use the flaming grenades (R1) to fire
              through the three windows nearest you then simply strafe around
              the platform on the left (at the start) shooting out all the
              windows that you can see. Then shoot out all the big ones at the
              end and then after getting the one behind you (down the corridor
              bit) go back getting any you missed. Repeat the same as the other
              side until the time runs out or you get them all.
      Rewards: Character: The Hunchback

[04b] - Behead The Undead

   i) Fight Off The Living Dead
      Points Needed For Completion:  Bronze : 10,000
                                     Silver : 15,000
                                       Gold : 20,000
                                   Platinum : 160,000
      How to: Run into the corner (with the stairs in front, the door to the
              left and then get the shotgun out. Use the aim to aim for the
              heads (L2, but your aiming doesn't have to be exact just around
              the same height for them all) and make sure to shoot them all
              almost as soon as you see them. As the shotgun regenerates in
              front, you'll need to run out to get it so just do that. If you
              keep watch then there really shouldn't be a problem getting the
              Gold (to get the Platinum you'll have to concentrate real hard)
      Rewards: Sewer Zombie

  ii) Sergio's Last Stand
      Points Needed For Completion:  Bronze : 5000
                                     Silver : 15,000
                                       Gold : 25,000
                                   Platinum : 35,000
      How to: Thanks to an email from -- about this level and fire extinguisers
              I found the fire extinguiser, which makes the level a lot easier
              I can tell ya. To put yourself out if the zombies get you just
              walk while holding the extiguiser downwards and firing. To get
              more points while shooting the zombies you can go for their arms
              before the head if they are a distance off, such as in the first

              To reload as fast as possible simply switch to fists and switch
      Rewards: Character: Sergio

 iii) Day of the Dammed
      Points Needed For Completion:  Bronze : 10,000
                                     Silver : 15,000
                                       Gold : 20,000
                                   Platinum : 25,000
      How to: You've only got your fists so no need to reload at all but you'll
              need to keep a better watch then ever before. They'll come from
              all directions after the first two waves (ie waves 3 onwards)

              This little tip has come in from jorus_f3no255:
              It helps for me when you walk into your punch and walk back; i.e.
              , while you're moving toward the zombie, press the punch button
              so that while your fist is still moving, you're walking forward,
              and your fist into the zombie's head. Not sure if this may help.
              Also, the zombies ALMOST ALWAYS come in a set pattern; after wave
              3, the ones from the hall come, and then, as if you were facing
              the hall, a Feeder Zombie comes from the forward right, then the
              forward left, then the rear left, and then the rear right. This
              may repeat as many times as the game desires as the wave

              It's a 100 Points per head you take off (zombies taking their own
              heads off don't count as points) and 25 for a limb (an arm for
      Rewards: Character: Feeder Zombie

[04c] - Infiltration

   i) Silent But Deadly
      Points Needed For Completion:  Bronze : 0
                                     Silver : 700
                                       Gold : 1000
                                   Platinum : 1000 in less than 00:40
      How to: Walk forward and grab the Sniper and other gun. Use the sniper to
              take out the camera and man on the big building ahead. Then move
              out of the tunnel and watch out for the man in the compound who,
              if you go too soon, will spot you. Then run down into the
              compound, take him out and then go back out again. From slightly
              down the fence to the left, snipe the woman and then move round
              to the stairs on the big building. Use your Uplink to see the
              bloke there and kill him as he moves away. Run up the stairs, go
              into the building and open the doors via the switch and then run
              out along the platform and down into the building. Grab the
              mines, then run back upstairs and blow the dish up. The run for
              the dam to complete.
      Rewards: Hat: Viking

  ii) Trouble at the Docks
      Points Needed For Completion:  Bronze : 0
                                     Silver : 700
                                       Gold : 1000
                                   Platinum : 1000 in less than 00:25
      How to: Stay out of sight of the two blokes patrolling the docks and
              sneak in. Shoot the next bloke in the head before he spots you
              and then continue on. Take out every person you see on the way to
              the exit.
      Rewards: Hat: Pirate

 iii) Escape from NeoTokyo
      Points Needed For Completion:   Bronze: 0
                                     Silver: 700
                                       Gold: 1000
                                   Platinum: 1000 in less than 00:20
      How to: After you get past the first camera stop next to the big post
              past it and wait till the police car comes past. The sneak past
              all the cameras (using your Temporal Uplink) and go for the
              tunnel exit to complete.
      Rewards: Hat: Big Ears

[04d] - Banana Chomp

   i) Gone Bananas
      Times Needed For Completion:   Bronze : 01:30
                                     Silver : 01:00
                                       Gold : 00:55
                                   Platinum : 00:45
      How to: Get really used to the layout of the level and try to work
              out a way to get around as fast as you can. If you get all
              the timings and movements right then you should be well on
              your way to the Platinum
      Rewards: Character: Private Coal

  ii) Monkey Business
      Times Needed For Completion:   Bronze: 01:30
                                     Silver: 01:05
                                       Gold: 00:58
                                   Platinum: 00:47
      How to: The bananas arein exactly the same layout as the previous
              challenge so just almost ignore the zombies and get on with
              what you did on the previous one.
      Rewards: Character: Private Poorly

 iii) Playing With Fire
      Bananas Needed For Completion: Bronze : 18 Bananas
                                     Silver : 22 Bananas
                                       Gold : 24 Bananas
                                   Platinum : 24 with 00:01 left
      How to: This one has a slightly different layout to it from the previous
              so again get used to the layout and plan (as well as you can) a
              way to go and make sure not to crash or stop once as there are
              only 30s in which to do it in.
      Rewards: Character: Wood Golem

[04e] - Cut-out Shoot-out

   i) Take 'em Down
      Points Needed For Completion:  Bronze : 1500
                                     Silver : 2500
                                       Gold : 3500
                                   Platinum : 4000
      How to: Shoot the villanous looking ones (not the little boy with a
              balloon), they are devils and cowboys with guns. You get better
              points for shooting the centre of them. Just run down the street
              shooting at all the ones that pop up or slide by.
      Rewards: Character: Ample Sally

  ii) Fall Out
      Points Needed For Completion:  Bronze : 1200
                                     Silver : 1500
                                       Gold : 1650
                                   Platinum : 1700
      How to: Thanks to an email from jorus I tried this one again and found
              enough to complete the level. Again only go for the bad guys. I
              will now give you detailed descriptions of where to find each:
              The first is beyond the first big box, the second is past the
              car, the next is on top of the next box. The next comes out from
              beind a box on the sidewalk (an old man comes out of a box before
              it so don't shoot him. The next is behind the line of crates, the
              next is past the car (half hiding behind a post) the next is on
              the other side of that car. The next comes out from behind a box
              round the corner and the next is in the newstand. Right on the
              next corner is the next one, then the next two are on either side
              of the big boxes there. The next is in the big shed which the
              doors fly off of. The next comes out from behind a taxi (behind
              an old man). The next is on a taxi. The next is at the front of
              the taxi and the final one is on the other side in the alcove
              bit. If you get them all right away then you'll get the Platinum
              just like me.
      Rewards: Character: Marco the Snitch

 iii) Pick Yer Piece
      Points Needed For Completion:  Bronze : 700
                                     Silver : 875
                                       Gold : 1000
                                   Platinum : 1250
      How to: As far as I use it, the Tommy Gun is the best for this range.
              Right at the start move back to get the pistol (on the right) and
              a cut-out will appear at the window for an easy 100 points. Now
              go forwards get the Tommy Gun and learn the popups that occur as
              each time they are the same (after you shoot a cutout it doesn't
              appear again though) shoot like mad (only when aimed towards a
              cutout) and get all the points you can. 12 perfect shots and a 50
              will get you the platinum.
      Rewards: Character: Sgt Rock

[04f] - Timesplitters 'Story' Classic

   i) Badass Buspass Impasse
      Times Needed For Completion:   Bronze : 05:00
                                     Silver : 03:00
                                       Gold : 01:30
                                   Platinum : 01:15
      How to: To complete within the 1m 15s needed for Platinum, you've just
              got to really run down the road and back as fast as possible
              ignoring everyone and everything. In fact with the time given for
              the Platinum theres barely enough time to get the never mind
              back. The times are the ones given in the game but I got Gold
              with a time of 1m 46s so not entirely sure about the times here.
      Rewards: Character: Badass Cyborg

  ii) But Where do the Batteries Go?
      Times Needed For Completion:   Bronze : 10:00
                                     Silver : 07:00
                                       Gold : 05:30
                                   Platinum : 04:15
      How to: Shoot those pesky flimsy robots right away and grab their guns.
              Head inside the big old building and shoot away. To get a great
              gun with a shield, go up the ramp and along that corridor and
              shoot all the bots there. The shield on the lasergun is activated
              with the R1 button.
              Then go back to the area with the ramp upwards and go along the
              corridor. When the big bin starts attacking get it with a grenade
              from the gun you get right off and blow it to shreds. To the
              right and behind of the bin is an armor powerup. Grab it. Now
              carry on into a huge area with a slope going round. Take care of
              the big gun that shoots ya with a grenade and then shoot all the
              bots that appear and then either run past the bin or blow it up
              again, it seems to be a bit stronger then the other. Then start
              up the shield and move on. Theres a big robot (a real R109) with
              a Minigun take him out and grab the gun. Use it for most of the
              rest of the level now as it is the best weapon you have. Carry
              on down the corridor and up some ramps taking out the bots until
              you get to an area with two bins. Blow em up and run past. Down
              the corridor is your target. Grab it and use the minigun to get
              out. On the outisde use the shield (if you still have it) and run
              for the gate. Complete.
      Rewards: Character: R One-Oh-Seven

 iii) Hit Me Baby One Morgue Time
      Times Needed For Completion:   Bronze : 08:00
                                     Silver : 04:00
                                       Gold : 02:00
                                   Platinum : 01:00
      How to: Ignore almost every zombie that you come across except for the
              occassional ones you can take whilst still running. Try not to
              stop at any point and make your way around the course as fast as
              possible. Make your way to the small balcony to grab the prize,
              run back to the other balcony jump off and run into the portal.
      Rewards: Character: The Cropolite

[04g] - Monkeying Around

   i) Simian Shootout
      Points Needed For Completion:  Bronze : 600
                                     Silver : 1000
                                       Gold : 1800
                                   Platinum : 2000
      How to: Woohoo, easy one this. Don't use your cross hair aiming thing for
              this level as that just makes it harder. Go to the righthand side
              of the fountain and just past it. Face lef (from where you start)
              and just shoot at every monkey that flys over you and past. This
              should easily grab you thousands, I got over 3000 on my first go!
      Rewards: Character: Insect Mutant

  ii) Monkey Mayhem
      Points Needed For Completion:  Bronze : 1000
                                     Silver : 1500
                                       Gold : 2500
                                   Platinum : 3000
      How to: To get the Gold (or Platinum) just aim for one door, the door on
              the left which the first monkey comes out of seems to me to be
              the busiest, and shoot all the melons that come out, try to get
              as many shots as possible to be deadly accurate to get the 150
              points instead of the 50. If you do this you should succed, much
              easier then waving the sniper around like a madman.
      Rewards: Character: Misfit

 iii) Dam Bursters
      Points Needed For Completion:  Bronze : 4000
                                     Silver : 6000
                                       Gold : 8000
                                   Platinum : 9000
      How to: Switch the Minigun on (R1) and shoot all the monkeys that come
              flying and rolling down the forzen lake towards the dam. This
              ones more luck then skill so just shoot like mad at them. You
              might find it easier to aim though to give you that extra bit of
      Rewards: Character: Robofish
               Level: Circus
               Cheat: Paintball

---------------------------------[05] - Thanks---------------------------------

Thanks go to all these people who have contributed or helped with this guide:

jorus_f3no255 for sending in a few bits for the guide and reminding me of the
                  shootout level thing

And thanks to Free Radical for making such a great new game

Also to GameFAQs for posting yet another of my guides

And of course, you the reader of this guide

Thankyou all who have contributed (and sorry if I have missed you out by
mistake, if I have then contact me again)

--------------------------------[06] - Copyright-------------------------------

Copyright 2003-2004 dark52

This guide to the Challenges Mode in TimeSplitters2 may not be reproduced under
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And just to summarise, anyone else who wants to host this guide elsewhere will
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will only ever bother to update at the two places mentioned above, there is no
chance of you convincing me by telling me I can update it as often as I like.
Sorry about that.

                            Thanks for listening...