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TimeSplitters: Future Perfect

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Released 22th March 2005 (NA)
25th March 2005 (EU)
Platforms PS2
XBox
GameCube
Publisher EA Games
Characters/Maps 150/15
Modes Deathmatch
Team Deathmatch
Capture the Bag
Bagtag
Elimination
Vampire
Shrink
Thief
Zones
Virus
Gladiator
Monkey Assistant
Max Players 16 (XBox LAN)
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The one & only version of the TSFP Box


TimeSplitters Future Perfect is the third installment of the TimeSplitters series, released March 22nd, 2005 for the PS2, GameCube and Xbox consoles and receiving a Mature Rating from ESRB, and 18+ from PEGI. In the UK, BBFC issued it a 15.

Future Perfect brings back many of the classic Arcade modes (e.g. Arcade Custom, Challenge) from the previous TimeSplitters games. Many of the Arcade maps, characters and weapons from the older games remain as well.

This game was the first in the series to be published by EA, after Free Radical Design changed publishers, possibly after a contract ran out or because of a dispute. The graphics have become greatly improved, though they keep the signature TimeSplitters cartoonish look. The overall pace of the game is slower than its predecessors, since it features a more plot-driven Story than the frantic pacing of previous titles.

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New Features

The game features 150 different characters, many of whom must be unlocked after beating Story mode levels or various challenges. Characters from the previous installments come back for a second or third round. Dozens of new contenders also come into the fray to duke it out.

Most of the weapons are new or have been significantly changed in appearance or function from previous games. Only a few weapons, such as the ElectroTool, remain relatively unaltered.

The majority of the maps are new and more complex, often featuring bigger levels and more detail, such as the switch in Subway that causes a subway car to speed by, eliminating any player unfortunate enough to be on the tracks. The Training Ground, Chinese, and Mexican Mission maps from TimeSplitters 1 and 2 make a reappearance.

Story

In Story mode, you follow Sergeant Cortez through history in his quest to defeat the TimeSplitters. Throughout the story, Cortez teams up with sidekicks both new and returning. The Co-Op Story mode makes a return from TimeSplitters 2, allowing you to team up with a friend as you play.

Online

Both the PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions provide online modes which allow you to play against people from anywhere in the world. This feature is not available for the GameCube version.

TS4

Because Cortez destroys the Time Crystals at the end of the game, it is assumed that this is the last installment of the series. Many skeptics also cite that there was nothing in the credits indicating that TimeSplitters would return, unlike the previous titles. In their FAQ, FRD claims that they simply forgot.

TimeSplitters 4 has been reported to be in development by PS3 Magazine in late June.

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