TimeSplitters is a first-person shooter and the first game in the TimeSplitters series.
TimeSplitters features a multiplayer mode, known as "Arcade", where up to four players and ten computer-controlled bots can compete individually, or in up to four different teams in certain modes. There are six multiplayer modes and aspects of each mode - such as the weapons and levels available, the winning condition, and managing characters.
The game contains a level editor that allows the player to create their own level from a selection of various pre-made tiles. Light settings of the tiles can be edited individually and items can be added to the map.