Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Considering that the original was a perfect balance of maneuverability and speed, this really turns TMB Online into an awesome title.
  2. Well worth the price of the Network Adaptor.
  3. Broadband users are the ones that will truly benefit from the experience though, as you can have up to 8 players go head to head in death-match mayhem with virtually no lag most of the time. This is about as fun as you will get with an online game on a console for the time being.
  4. There is nothing new here, but for the price, you really can't beat the fun. [Sept 2002, p.81]
  5. Doesn't include any of the storyline or single-player progression from the original game, but it does include the same terrific gameplay and a few new game modes built for online multiplayer action.
  6. Of course, broadband users get the best deal as all the modes benefit from more players. TMB was always about slightly controlled chaos, and it is hard to obtain that vibe with only one other user in the level.
  7. What are you waiting for, grab yourself a stamp, a pen (and if you don’t have one, a network adaptor) and get to mailing!
  8. 80
    After a few plays, though, the game becomes tiresome—mostly due to repetitive gameplay and lack of balance.
  9. The game is free and it's a load of fun. [Oct 2002, p. 150]
  10. It's fast, fun, and most importantly, free. [Oct 2002, p.192]
  11. It's not exactly a killer online app, but it's free, it's easily to play, it's fun, and it runs pretty much flawlessly.
  12. But you want brutal, in-your-face intensity from on-line gaming and that's exactly what Twisted Metal is all about.
  13. 74
    A title with solid gameplay that's perfectly suited for the online world.
  14. An all-around solid effort that does exactly what it aims to do: offer players a preview of what Sony’s online service is capable of using one of the company’s best-selling and most recognizable PS2 games.
  15. A fun release, but nothing more than a brief distraction or quick session with little longer-term appeal.
  16. If this came free with the PS2 Network Adapter - as it does in the US - we might be more inclined to give it the benefit of the doubt.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. FrankL.
    Oct 21, 2004
    I think this game is 11/10 because its grafics i can't wait for the next one of this game ill buy it even if it costs $100 for it without its box. Bye from Frank Lampard. Full Review »
  2. Lez101
    Oct 21, 2004
    This game is just simply the best its proberly even better then Fifa 2005 on ps2.
  3. Aznsky
    Dec 19, 2002
    This game is fun at the beggining then after one or 2 days it was in my pile of dust. sure this game is okay but it lacks chatting so u never know what the other people want on play and TMBONLINE wouldve been better if it had chatting in it. Full Review »