Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
Buy On
  1. This is a love letter to longtime fans first and a cheap means for new players to meet the series second. Head-On is a complete game and fun for a while, but the extra features are the real reason you'll want to sniff around.
  2. I appreciated the chance to play the lost levels, but it didn't take long to explore them all - and in 2008 they just didn't have the same "wow" factor that they might have had in 2001. Newcomers who own a PS2 would be better off purchasing "Twisted Metal: Black."
  3. It is a shame to say that Twisted Metal Head-On: Extra Twisted Edition wasn't able to recapture the same great flare that the PSP version had
  4. This final PS2 installment doesn’t move the franchise forward, but it does take us all along for a ride into its past. With a collection of goodies for fans of the franchise, this budget-priced game offers some thrills but fails to stand particularly well on its own.
  5. 60
    If you ever were a fan of the Twisted Metal games, and especially if you’re still a big fan of the series now, give this a look. You’ll probably have a good time with it, and you’ll definitely learn a few things you never knew before.
  6. 60
    If you're tempted to rip through Twisted Metal: Head-On: Extra Twisted Edition's multiple courses, tantalizing bonus content, or both, keep in mind that it's not for everyone.
  7. Trimmed-back multiplayer is a kick in the gut. But the PlayStation 2 never was all that great for deathmatches in the first place. The add-on modem and the PlayStation 2 multi-tap peripheral required to play four-player games were, and still are, a hassle.
  8. This game may be a port of a three year-old PSP game, but even so, it remains fun. The bonus content is a great addition, and a nice little bit of fan service.
  9. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    70
    If you never understood the Twisted Metal phenomenon, Head On won't recruit you to the choir, but everyone else will get more than their money's worth. [Apr 2008, p.77]
  10. 60
    The game is serviceable if not stellar and comes packed with plenty of extras designed to make fans of the franchise drop dead from sheer joy.

Awards & Rankings

#36 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2008
#28 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2008
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Feb 15, 2012
    8
    the True sequel to twisted metal 2 this game is great while its just a port of the psp game its very fun. all the characters from twistedthe True sequel to twisted metal 2 this game is great while its just a port of the psp game its very fun. all the characters from twisted metal 2 are are here with some ones from newer and older installments the levels are fun and you get to play the lost levels of the never released twisted metal black 2 the only bad thing is there are no bots in versus on head on and there is no multiplayer online like in the psp version but if you want fun game for ps2 get this Full Review »
  2. Laurier
    Feb 6, 2008
    9
    Twisted Metal games were always good fun, and this is no exception; with the improved framerate (as opposite to the PSP version, this runs at Twisted Metal games were always good fun, and this is no exception; with the improved framerate (as opposite to the PSP version, this runs at 60 Frames Per Second), battles go at a great pace. Multiplayer's disappointing, though, especially after Black brought online play and 4-player split-screen to the table. Still, tons of content, a budget price tag, and some sweet extras make for one last moment for PS2 owners to cheer. If you don't have the PSP version and like Twisted Metal, buy this. Now. For those who do own the PSP version, well, there's enough extras in here to get your money's worth, so I still heavily recommend buying it. Full Review »