Being first-person shooters, weapons are arguably the most important feature of the TimeSplitters games. Each game features a wide selection of firearms, explosive devices, and laser weapons that hark, thanks to the games' time-travelling premise, from radically varied time periods.
In Arcade mode, this allows retro 1930s gangster weapons to appear alongside science-fiction plasma weapons with little or no regard to realism, a feature that perhaps serves to strengthen the games' appeal. At the same time, weapons can be grouped together (along with appropriate characters and locations), to produce a whole time theme (e.g. military weapons, military bots, and Vietnam).
Many weapons can be dual-wielded, further increasing the player's firepower. Even unarmed, the player has the option to use their fists (or equivalent appendages) to dish out damage. However, given the sheer number of heavily-armed foes that the player is likely to face, this often proves an unwise strategy, if survival is at all important.
Excluding fists and double-weapons, but including returning weapons, the original TimeSplitters has 24 different weapons, TimeSplitters 2 has 30, and TimeSplitters Future Perfect has 37, totalling 91 different weapons seen in the TimeSplitters universe. If you include double-weapons, but exclude fists, there are 108 weapons.
- See the Categories at the bottom of the page for weapon types.
- For tips concerning weapons, go to the Weapon Tips page.
- To see the premade weapon sets for each game, go to the Weapon Sets page.
If you set your preferences for Weapon Change to "Best or "If Best and New", each game uses a pre-determined ranking system to decide which weapon should be equipped when collecting a weapon pickup. If you pick up a weapon with the same ranking as your current weapon, the game will always switch to the new weapon.
Here are the real-life variants of most of the TimeSplitters weapons.
|Weapon in TimeSplitters||Weapon in Real Life|
|Baseball Bat||Maple-Crafted Baseball Bat|
|Flare Gun||Flare Gun|
|Colt Pistol||Colt 1851|
|Garret Revolver||Colt SAA|
|Revolver||Model 29 .44 Magnum|
|Mauser Pistol||Mauser C96|
|Silenced Luger||Luger Pistol|
|Pistol 9mm||Beretta 92|
|Tommy Gun||M1921 Thompson|
|Soviet Rifle||FN FAL|
|Soviet S47 Grenade Launcher||M203|
|Assault Shotgun||Franchi SPAS-12|
|Tactical 12-Gauge (TS2)|
|Tactical 12-Gauge (TSFP)||Remington 870 Folding Stock|
|Sci-Fi Sniper (TSFP)||PTRS-41|
|Sniper Rifle (TS1)||PSG1|
|Sniper Rifle (TS2)||WA 2000|
|Vintage Rifle (TS2)||Remington Rolling Block|
|Vintage Rifle (TSFP)||Lee–Enfield|
|Harpoon Gun||Harpoon Cannon|
|HeetSeaker||9K32 Strela 2|
|Proximity Mine||Bouncing Betty|
|Remote Mine||Composition C-4|