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#43: TimeSplitters 2 (2002)
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Another genre I really have little interest in is the FPS genre. Don't get me wrong, I've always enjoy the occasional deathmatch with friends, but I never feel like I'm missing anything with the majority of the genre. But every once in a while, there comes a game that's too fun to ignore, despite its genre. TimeSplitters 2 is one of those games. One of the reasons why I enjoyed this game so much (and why it was so appealing from the start), is that it has a sense of humor and that it doesn't take itself seriously. It focuses on delivering great controls and fun gameplay... and everything else comes second. It's great to sit back and enjoy yourself from the start, and the game's time-traveling theme allows the game to remain fresh and exciting the whole way through. I haven't even gotten to the multiplayer, which once again focuses on the basics, and ends up with everyone having a great and fun time. The game's beauty is in the fact that it knows its a video game, and that it excells in being one.