It's time for another round of Pick One! This week, with TimeSplitters finally getting fixed for Xbox with backwards compatibility, we thought we'd take the opportunity to look back at this beloved series from the turn of the millennium.
The first game wasn't actually available on Xbox (but we'll let you pick it anyway), while TimeSplitters 2 arrived in late 2002 and TimeSplitters: Future Perfect dropped in early 2005. There sadly haven't been any since then... but the recently reformed Free Radical has confirmed it has a plan for a future game in the franchise, so that's exciting!
So, which is your favourite? Remember you can only pick one!
Let's take a look at what we're working with:
Time Splitters was developed by the creators of the revolutionary first-person shooter Golden Eye 007. The plot centres on the Time Splitters, an evil race existing outside of time and space. Battling in three different eras (1935-1955, 1985-2000 and 2015-2035), you must destroy the aliens and restore the timeline.
TimeSplitters 2 (2002)
TimeSplitters 2 is an adrenalised race through time to save man's future from the grasp of a hideous alien race. In control of a space marine who has infiltrated their ship on the edge of space and time, leap into periods of past and future history, track down and eliminate the TimeSplitters and their diabolical attempts to enslave humankind!
TimeSplitters: Future Perfect (2005)
Humanity is on the brink of destruction. Cortez finds himself in a frantic race against time in a desperate bid to trace the origin of the TimeSplitters. Battle through the centuries to change the past and alter the future with a massive arsenal of period firearms. Along the way, you’ll get help from your past and future selves as you travel through the ages to infiltrate historic castles, annihilate evil robots, and more.
Let us know which of these TimeSplitters games is your favourite below.