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  • Summary: The original designers are back for the fifth game in the "Twisted Metal Series," THE car-combat game cruising at a FAST 60 frames per second, featuring the mysterious Calypso who once again tempts inmates from a local metal hospital to compete in a tournament of automotive mayhem.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
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  1. 100
    The sound is very disturbing in a Nine Inch Nails sort of way—very cool and very brooding, fitting in perfectly with the game.
  2. 96
    It almost seems like the designers at Incog. Inc. felt a certain loathing for every other car-combat game that was shoveled out before it, and felt a violent, bloodthirsty necessity to wipe the slate clean...I am still quite awe-struck with the overall gameplay in this beautiful, incredible title.
  3. Not only the best in the series, but it also manages to be the best car combat game ever created and one of the best PlayStation 2 games currently available.
  4. The CG-movies are some of the most horrific ever seen in any form of media, and that includes horror movies, as well... a must have for any adult PS2 owner.
  5. For all its graphical splendor and high level of polish, the game’s inherent flaws are its high level of difficulty and relative lack of depth.
  6. 90
    Stunning visuals, blistering speed, interactive environments, and explosive gameplay combine to give car combat junkies their fix.
  7. Undoubtedly the fastest, scariest, most challenging and adrenaline-pumping demolition game yet devised for the PS2.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 51
  2. Negative: 5 out of 51
  1. Apr 9, 2014
    10
    este juego fue genial, lo juegue como 100 horas y aun no me aburro, es un mĂ­tico juego de ps2.

    hay otros comentarios que lo critical mal
    solo por que si, ellos son solo troll, no dan ningĂșn fundamento Expand
  2. Jan 28, 2012
    10
    One of my favorite games of all time.. Twisted Metal. I'm a huge RPG fan so this game is out of my genre but I just love the fact that it's fast paced and basically just a very addictive car combat game. No other companies can compete with Eat Sleep Play's Twisted Metal. The storyline in this game is very dark and awesome, the cars are very detailed and have cool specials and the level design is great. The only minor problem I found was that all of the level's are "dark" which is cool and everything but I'de like to see some very opposite type maps in there for more variety. Expand
  3. Feb 22, 2014
    10
    Brutal, dark, gritty, satisfying and addictive. I really can't think of a better way to summarize this game.

    I absolutely adore the gritty,
    industrial themes of Twisted Metal Black, along with the disturbing and dark back stories of each character gives this game a real hard edge in comparison to other titles of the same genre. It all works so perfectly with the tone and flawless, fast-paced car combat action.

    You really won't find a better car combat experience anywhere else. The only downside to this game is that it was only released on the Playstation 2!
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  4. Jul 21, 2011
    8
    Its so fun- but its so damn hard. This game is immensely difficult. Maybe its the control scheme or maybe its just my inability to carry on against un-winnable boss fights. The levels are easy and even if you're not very good with the characters that apparently built their vehicles out of tissue paper, its still not impossible... but then you get to the first boss. Its of course around the second that you start to wonder why you can't seem to progress through the game very easily. These boss fights are ridiculous and unless its magically easier with 2 players instead of one- I'm still guessing they would be a bit frustrating. Also the control scheme is garbage if you're not used to it. In fact I blame a lot the inherent difficulty in just maneuvering you're vehicle on the control scheme. Its un-suited for a car combat game and I've been playing these since the original playstation. Yet, the music rocks, the characters are awesome, the cars are great, the weapons are great, the levels are varied, and it just does what it does so well. Its hart to hate what you love, but even Twisted Metal has its shortcomings. They just don't kill the games appeal though. Expand
  5. Sep 15, 2013
    8
    No real plot, no real point, but a ton of fun. Normally I rarely indulge in such mindless games, but Twisted Metal Black was just non-stop fun. Graphics are great, sound & music are top notch and character design is original and twisted.

    Overall:
    A great game that reminded me greatly of the old arcade days where you just played to have fun, and blow stuff up!
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  6. May 28, 2013
    6
    Am I missing something? The battles are fun, but they'd do so much better if the weapons weren't even slightly more capable at destroying a vehicle than a wiffle ball bat. The characters are varied, the cutscenes are cool, but why such weak and terrible weaponry? This isn't the chaotic, over the top explosion fest everyone seems to describe it as, it's more akin to a very drawn out battle of endurance. Expand
  7. Sep 26, 2011
    3
    I was excited for this game having played and enjoyed 1-3. I was sorely disappointed as the computer is was too good and this you with everything. I played for an hour and couldn't beat the first level. Everyone moves way too fast you can't target them and the controls are over-sensitive leading you to never be able to follow someone. I ended up getting shot every 5 seconds from every side while never being able to get a bead on anyone. I have played and gotten far in all the other one but the new combat in this is terrible and a major bust. Stick with #2, the best of them all. Expand

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