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Twisted Metal

7.9 reviews

Twisted Metal 16 players online, 2-4 player split screen, amazing new game modes, helicopters, motorcycles, sports cars, all battling it out in highly interactive levels with all the skill, speed, and strategy.

Genre Car Combat
Platforms PS3 
ONLINE - MULTIPLAYER 16 Players
Developer Eat Sleep Play Publisher SCEA Release Date Feb 14, 2012

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9.1 reviews

avclub.com review
Story-mode levels effortlessly add depth, so it’s surprising how cluttered multiplayer can feel. The simplest variants, like free-for-all or team elimination, are as painlessly fun as they’ve always been. But the new “Nuke Mode” involves capturing enemy bad guys, mounting them on a metal slingshot, and flinging them at a statue in the sky until it crumbles. It’s an intriguing twist on capture-the-flag, but it lacks the methodical build of Twisted Metal’s other conceits, and the places where the game leaves just enough room for yet another surprising moment.
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9 reviews

digitalchumps.com review
The diverse collection of levels is another strong suite. Thrills and Spills Park is a fully fledged amusement park boasting a bunch of different themed areas and rides, including a giant Ferris wheel that, with a little help, can come crashing down. LA Skyline simultaneously references rooftop levels from both Twisted Metal and Twisted Metal 2 while managing to play several devious tricks of its own. Black Rock Stadium, with its giant swinging maces, electrified floors, and shifting platforms, is Eat Sleep Play having a field day with the concept of a gladiator arena. Every area feels massive, and seems jam packed with hidden areas and stylish little touches. Whether it's Diesel City's impromptu rooftop scrambles, Metro Square's ice rink, or Sunspring's movie theater, every single level, even with paired down to smaller maps, is loaded with detail.
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9 reviews

ign.com review
Like its predecessor from more than 15 years ago, Twisted Metal celebrates an eccentric kind of action that shoves fun down the collective throat of the gaming masses. It includes an enjoyable, challenging single-player campaign and incredible multiplayer support for both on and offline. Twisted Metal only falters when it comes to its storytelling and an occasionally stubborn lock-on system.
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8.5 reviews

gameinformer.com review
When Twisted Metal embraces the series traditions, it delivers the best action ever seen in the franchise. When it departs from convention, however, it becomes a hit or miss affair. Whether or not vehicular combat can strike a chord with gamers in 2012 the way it did in 1995 remains to be seen, but Twisted Metal is a blast when it’s firing on all cylinders.
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8.5 reviews

psxextreme.com review
The button-mapping can take some getting used to, the story isn’t particularly thrilling (although it is gross and oddly engaging), and the online issues are real. But the level design is awesome, the music is great (love Rob Zombie!), the action is ceaseless and well implemented, and the potential for addictive online multiplayer is there. Heck, it’s darn close as is. And lastly, this really is…oh all right, I won’t say it again.
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8.5 reviews

egmnow.com review
A follow-up to everyone’s favorite car-combat clinic has been a long time coming, and Twisted Metal doesn’t disappoint, ending up as a game that’ll please diehard Toothies and newcomers alike with a strong core experience and a ton of replay value. It’s traveled a bit of a bumpy road to find its way home, but it still offers one helluva ride.
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8.3 reviews

ugo.com review
In the end, Twisted Metal is the perfect party game. There is enough odd shit going on to keep the people waiting to play entertained and vehicle combat has never felt so good. The main reason Twisted Metal pulled this off is because it didn't try to reinvent itself for the next-gen consoles. The game knows what it did well in the past and brings all of that into the modern gaming world.
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8.1 reviews

gametrailers.com review
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8 reviews

gamesradar.com review
While its character roster is smaller than previous games, and its multiplayer seems disappointingly basic next to its single-player campaign, Twisted Metal is nevertheless a compellingly badass game filled with fun things to discover and unlock. This isn’t a perfect Twisted Metal, but as comebacks go, it’s pretty strong.
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8 reviews

totalplaystation.com review
Once I landed back at home, I tore down I-95 like I was in Freeway Free-For-All (and if you don't get that reference, get out!) to get back to my large TV and comfy couch, gave my wife a quick peck, looked at the sleeping kids (it was 1am) and hooked that PS3 back up and played throughout the night.
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8 reviews

insidegamingdaily.com review
You’d think a game featuring an ice cream truck that can transform into a robot and throw its own exploding head at enemies would have a sense of humor, but no. Twisted Metal isn’t tongue-in-cheek—it’s tongue-ripped-out-of-your-face-and-thrown-into-a-meat-grinder. Angrily thrown, and with much seriousness. The game could’ve easily left all semblance of a story out and just gotten to the killing with cars. But it’d be even better if it could crack a joke once in a while. I’m all for darkness and depravity when done right, but Twisted Metal’s devotion to darkness is so over-the-top it’s laughable… only without any laughs at all.
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7.6 reviews

cheatcc.com review
Multiplayer modes are all pretty standard, with the simplest mode being the classic deathmatch and the most unique mode being "Nuke," where you have to capture an enemy team leader, strap them to a missile, and blow up a burning effigy of them. Strangely enough, the fun battle-race and cage match modes in the single-player campaign are nowhere to be found in multiplayer. You can play the singleplayer in co-op mode, but this doesn't even compare to the huge online battles you can put together. It's strange that the developers would keep these two aspects of the game separate.
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7 reviews

destructoid.com review
Twisted Metal provides plenty of homicidal -- if rather disposable -- entertainment. A number of modes and forced campaign levels that simply don't work, however, set the experience back, and I think that the game could have been truly superb had less effort gone into the failed aspects and more been poured into the type of Twisted Metal that fans know and love.
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7 reviews

g4tv.com review
It's a fiery blast from the past as Sweet Tooth and the gang return for more vehicular homicide. The Twisted Metal tournament goes online and off this time around, complete with plenty of cars, arenas, and creepy heavy metal vibes.
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7 reviews

joystiq.com review
The constant struggle of trying to take out enemies and keep your own rig in check is as entertaining today as it was when it was first introduced back in the mid '90s. I just wish there wasn't so much muck to wade through before I got to Twisted Metal's gooey, rocket-blasted center. Should you decide to pick up Twisted Metal, do yourself a favor. Once the chore of the single-player story has been completed and you've unlocked a few things, head online and play with some human beings. You won't regret it.
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6 reviews

quartertothree.com review
But asymmetry is inherently interesting, and extreme asymmetry is even more interesting. Second only to the game’s sense of speed, this is the governing design principle in Twisted Metal. It’s fast, rewarding, immensely varied, and arranged along a long skill curve, set in arenas wide open to be explored and exploited, like an edgy Tony Hawk with the black humor of Death Race 2000 instead of skateboards. There’s nothing else like Twisted Metal and when it finally works right, assuming anyone is still playing, it will be exactly the sort of unique online experience that deserves an audience. Because we can only keep playing Call of Duty for so long.
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