Review by CycloReaper
"Best Shooter for PS2 to date"
Timesplitters 2 is the sequel to the Ps2 launch title Timesplitters, and is PS2's first really good shooter, and can stand up to titles like Goldeneye 007 and perfect dark.
The story has got to be the worst part of the game, i mean its good for a shooter but dont expect RPG quality in the story part of the game. basically its the same as last game,Stop the timesplitters! BUT, it gets high points cause each level has its own story, making it more interesting and makes you wanna go on.
The gameplay Rules, its fun, addictive, and with TONS modes and unlockable secrets, the fun will never end! Story mode is great with interactive backgrounds, and the levels are JUST the right length. Arcade mode will last you a while by youself,But dont worry the multi-player makes up for that and then some.Despite the loss of online compatability, playing with the multi-tap is still Great fun, whether arcade or story mode it rocks,(unless your friend stinks, he could slow you down.) they also included i-link compatibility, though it is unlikely to be widely used. The huge number of unlockable secrets in Arcade league add many hours of gameplay, and really challenge you, the higher levels of this are just pain HARD. also the mapmaker is back and better than ever, i mean the possibilitys are amazing, if you got the time, be sure to try it out!.
The graphics are Awsome, the guns are REALLY polished and look great in Single Player, and the explosions, and fire look great too. The characters are cartoony, but well done, and the backgrounds are terrific, and pretty interactive. the grapics do suffer while in Multi-player split screen, but they are still of good quality.
Re-play value: 9/10
The arcade mode will keep you playing for a long time, as will multi-player, it lost a point here for the story mode, after once, its just not as great.
THe sound is great, voices, gun effects, music EVERYTHING.The enemys voices are good too.And its funny how the first level is a dam, and some of the music sounds slightly like some from goldenye hmm?
Great Gameplay, Graphics, EVERYTHING all in one shiny package, i say if you like shooters BUY IT! if your not a big shooter fan, rent it first, but im sure that you will love it!
Reviewer's Score: 9/10 | Originally Posted: 10/11/02, Updated 10/11/02
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