Twisted Metal: Black PlayStation 2

User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 92 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 92
  2. Negative: 9 out of 92
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  1. Jul 21, 2012
    5
    I love Twisted Metal. Its my favorite Playstation franchise. However, this Twisted Metal is overrated. Its not that the controls are bad, but the car physics are not quite as good as the ps1 Twisted Metals. Not only that but the areas within this game are bland and boring. There are some good points. The cinematic approach is interesting and it has some of the most memorable characters inI love Twisted Metal. Its my favorite Playstation franchise. However, this Twisted Metal is overrated. Its not that the controls are bad, but the car physics are not quite as good as the ps1 Twisted Metals. Not only that but the areas within this game are bland and boring. There are some good points. The cinematic approach is interesting and it has some of the most memorable characters in the series to date but overall its far from being the best that the series has to offer. Theres are better Twisted Metal games, preferably the ps1 classics and the new Twisted Metal 2012. Collapse
  2. MorganN.
    Nov 8, 2003
    5
    I bought this game thinking it would be really fun but there's absolutley nothing speacial about it, there's few levels and a very small variety of weapons, do not buy or rent this game.
  3. JimmyW.
    Aug 20, 2004
    7
    The most scary, fast, dangerous wild, suicidal and bloodthirsty game i have ever played is cool but gets quite boring but still cool.
  4. TwistedMetalfan
    Apr 6, 2003
    7
    Slightly disappointed. The insanely high level of difficulty was enough, but the fact that the series is taking on a whole new dark method is just the worst. Many of the classic Twisted Metal characters have been completly changed (since when was Minion a gas truck? I thought he was a tank) or many completely eliminated. Not only that, but some of the endings were so disturbing that you Slightly disappointed. The insanely high level of difficulty was enough, but the fact that the series is taking on a whole new dark method is just the worst. Many of the classic Twisted Metal characters have been completly changed (since when was Minion a gas truck? I thought he was a tank) or many completely eliminated. Not only that, but some of the endings were so disturbing that you may be near tears. (Espechily Outlaw's ending) What happened to the funny endings of the older games in the series? Why does Calypso look so different now? etc. After Twisted Metal 2, the developers gave the rights to the series to 989 Studios, and, needless to say, they completely screwed up Twisted Metal 3 and 4. Many developers from the first 2 games took over to make this one, and the result is: Better than Twisted Metal 1, 3, and 4, but not better than Twisted Metal 2, which was an amazing game. Expand
  5. Nov 11, 2011
    5
    What made Twisted Metal Black memorable were the cinematic sequences from each playable character and the song "Paint in Black" played at the ending credits. Everything else in this game was slightly fun in some levels with highly frustrating controls by using the directional buttons as your vehicle's acceleration. The controls were very irritating in the gameplay that my fingers wereWhat made Twisted Metal Black memorable were the cinematic sequences from each playable character and the song "Paint in Black" played at the ending credits. Everything else in this game was slightly fun in some levels with highly frustrating controls by using the directional buttons as your vehicle's acceleration. The controls were very irritating in the gameplay that my fingers were literally hurting two hours later. It also does not help either when the gameplay's difficulty is extremely tough. Twisted Metal Black has a great presentation in visual and sound starring these pretty dark characters in a fun sudden death car match competition, but it is just those excruciating controls that loses the game's fun. Expand
  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 battleAm 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. Jul 21, 2012
    0
    I love Twisted Metal. Its my favorite Playstation franchise. However, this Twisted Metal is overrated. Its not that the controls are bad, but the car physics are not quite as good as the ps1 Twisted Metals. Not only that but the areas within this game are bland and boring. There are some good points. The cinematic approach is interesting and it has some of the most memorable characters inI love Twisted Metal. Its my favorite Playstation franchise. However, this Twisted Metal is overrated. Its not that the controls are bad, but the car physics are not quite as good as the ps1 Twisted Metals. Not only that but the areas within this game are bland and boring. There are some good points. The cinematic approach is interesting and it has some of the most memorable characters in the series to date but overall its far from being the best that the series has to offer. Theres are better Twisted Metal games, preferably the ps1 classics and the new Twisted Metal 2012. Collapse

Awards & Rankings

#10 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
#14 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The difference is that TMB just does it all better. Level design, graphics, weapons, vehicles, players… they’re all pulled off to such a perfect degree that it almost seems like the other games didn’t even exist.