Time Crisis 3

Games - Time Crisis 3 Review PS2.
Time Crisis 3 Review PS2.

Time Crisis 3 doesn't have the best story line in the world, basically two James Bond like characters are set to a small island in the med to get rid of the invading terrorist type folk. The fundamentals of the game haven't changed since the first version of Time Crisis. Obviously you really do need a light gun to play Time Crisis 3 but it is fairly playable without the gun as I played the first few levels quite competently without the gun. I must stress you should not buy this game The duck feature is still the main feature of the Time Crisis series that sets it apart from the rest of the crowd. New to Time Crisis 3 is the option to change your weapon, so you now have a choice between a handgun, shotgun, machine gun and grenades. The pistol does run out of ammo very quickly so you will have to keep ducking to reload. The other weapons are reloaded in a different way. If you are using the machine gun you will not have to reload your weapon, you will have a large amount of ammo to start with but one it has run it is gone for good. To get new ammo you must shoot the bad guys dressed in yellow suits, they will drop bucket loads of ammo for the machine gun and shotgun etc.

One the negative side Time Crisis 3 stays true to form and the fun doesn't last very long but the action is better and Time Crisis 3 is the best looking of the whole series by a long shot. The bad guys are all dressed in comic book style uniforms, almost x men style. When you first play you are not likely to get very far because of the difficulty level, by this type of game inherently

 
Games - Time Crisis 3 Review PS2.
Games - Time Crisis 3 Review PS2.
Games - Time Crisis 3 Review PS2.

makes you try and try again until you do get things right, you will find yourself getting that bit further every time you play. The good thing about this Time Crisis is the level design, there is loads going on and as there is a second character fighting his way through the levels with you, you will have to cover him and look out for bad guys taking pop shots at him from a distance. Two plays split screen mode is great, although we played it on a large 42 inch screen you could find the game looks very small and slightly confusing on smaller telly's. When you have finished the game you will probably want to play some more because Time Crisis 3 is really good fun for a long time even though you're seeing the same scenery in the same order time after time.

Time Crisis 3 is a brilliant and solid light gun game that provides hours of fun. If you have never really liked light gun games you really should give Time Crisis 3 a go because it has an indescribably quality that really pleases the player time after time. If you have played light gun games in the past and you have grown slightly tired of the concept try Time Crisis because it may drag you back in hook line and sinker. But don't forget, make sure you get a G Con2 gun if you haven't already got one or you really are wasting your money and depriving yourself of a lot of fun.

8.0 out of 10

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