TimeSplitters is a series of first-person shooter video games created by Free Radical Design. It comprises three installments: TimeSplitters, TimeSplitters 2, and TimeSplitters: Future Perfect.
The look of the series is substantially more stylized than most modern first person shooters with character models and expressions emphasizing more cartoon-like qualities and comic book-inspired design. Many of the characters represent instantly recognizable parodies of established pop culture stereotypes (such as the aristocratic English explorer or the suave secret agent). Many aspects of the series also focus on often surreal and self-deprecating humor. The main antagonist in each of the games are the TimeSplitters, a race of aliens who wreak havoc on humanity throughout time as well as their potential creator, Jacob Crow.
The main storyline has you mostly play as Sergent Cortez, a time agent from 2401 in his effort to combat the TimeSplitters in various places in time and space.
The other features of the game series came to include an awesome level creator along with over two hundred playable characters, many weapon choices, and power ups for the arcade multiplayer levels.
Gex takes place in a world called "the media dimension" and is the story of an anthropomorphic gecko named Gex, who goes through a variety of television and movie inspired levels to defeat a cybernetic being named Emperor Rez. He is addicted to television and through an accident, ends up in it. Basically, he hops around from platform to platform, making references to pop culture along the way, as well as fighting monsters that are themed with the level itself. Some notable references include, the Umpire Strikes Out (for the Empire Strikes Back, complete with it's own knock off Darth Vader), Dial "A" for Arson (Dial "M" for murder), and Smellraiser (Hellraiser). It was cartoonish, goofy, and to me, memorable.
Legacy of Kain
The series takes place in the fictional land of Nosgoth, a gothic fantasy setting and revolves around Kain's quest to defy his fate and restore balance to the world. Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver introduced another antihero protagonist, Raziel; the adventures of both characters culminate in Legacy of Kain: Defiance. Themes of destiny, free will, morality, redemption and the hero's journey recur in the storyline, which was inspired by ancient literature, horror fiction, Shakespeare's plays and Gnosticism.
In Nosgoth, the health of the land is inextricably tied to nine edifices known as the Pillars of Nosgoth. The Pillars are preserved by an oligarchy of sorcerers known as the Circle of Nine, each of whom serves as the guardian of an individual Pillar. When a guardian dies, a new one is born to take their place.
Kain starts as a nobleman that is killed and becomes revived as a vampire, who is also designated the guardian of Balance.
The Legacy of Kain games fall into the action-adventure genre, utilizing a balance of action, puzzle-solving and exploration.