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  • Summary: With four factions battling for control, players step into the combat boots of a twisted disciple in a high octane, highly destructible world. Players fight for the prize of one wish fulfilled by the stylishly evil Calypso, the mastermind behind the Twisted Metal tournament. Disciples strategically dismantle opponents in vehicles loaded with weapons of Twisted destruction. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  1. Aug 20, 2012
    96
    Twisted Metal isn't perfect, but most gamers will enjoy this game regardless of genre-loyalty. Twisted Metal is one of the most rewarding multiplayer experiences a gamer can have.
  2. Mar 20, 2012
    85
    The best vehicle combat game available today, pure fun and extreme vandalism. It is a bit tough to get engaged by the game, but soon you will become addicted to its excellent and anarchic mechanics.
  3. Mar 18, 2012
    83
    It loses points for having a dull singleplayer mode, but if it is viewed as your training ground for the multiplayer it starts to make more sense. The multiplayer is so fast paced and convincingly pulled off it is a blast to play, even with the controls being a tad hard to get used to.
  4. Mar 5, 2012
    80
    Twisted Metal is back with its chaotic and amazing multiplayer. Unfortunately, the single-player campaign is pretty boring and from a technical standpoint the game feels a bit "old". Still, if you want a brutally fun online experience, this is the game for you.
  5. Feb 14, 2012
    76
    At the end of the day, vehicular combat is fun. Unlike all the kart racing games we have played over the years, Twisted Metal is just about blowing your opponents up, and that's simply an enjoyable pastime.
  6. Despite feeling the need to shower regularly during much of Twisted Metal, though, this should still be considered a successful return. A super violent serving of chunkily satisfying motor carnage, it offers a unique P53 joyride. Just tone down the Ronald McDonald homicide next time, eh?
  7. 50
    It doesn't matter that the vechiles are extremely balanced and that the online multiplayer flows like clockwork. Twisted Metal is, in it's very core, boring and ugly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 93 out of 112
  2. Negative: 14 out of 112
  1. Feb 16, 2012
    10
    If you enjoyed the old twisted metal games like Twisted Metal 2, you will LOVE this game. It is extremely fun and enjoyable. I had to create an account simply here simply to say how much fun this game is to someone that has been waiting years for another good Twisted metal game.

    The different game modes for multiple player is fun. the race mode and killbox mode for story mode are really crazy. This game exceeded my hopes and dreams.
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  2. Feb 14, 2012
    10
    Honestly, this game is awesome. A vast majority of people who had a PS1 probably played Twisted Metal 2 at least, the last true console Twisted Metal we had was Black on PS2 so to get this gem is a dream come true! First off, I love Call Of Duty. HOWEVER, I hate how it's an annual release and I really became bored with it. We need more games like this, something refreshing from the yearly norm. If you're unsure of the game at least rent it from Redbox or buy day 1 but for god's sake please SUPPORT this game...you will NOT be disappointed if you have an open mind and be willing to overcome the learning curve, this is gaming at it's best Expand
  3. Feb 26, 2012
    10
    This game is truly amazing and don't believe anything the reviewers and negatrons say about this game on this website. Except IGN because they actually gave the most favorable and correct review. Anyone who gives this game a bad review is ignorant and probably got their ass kicked online because they believe every game should be Call of Duty easy.

    Patience is proven to be a virtue in this game because it may be frustrating at first, but it good time your skill will shine through. This game makes you earn your skill more than most popular games which provides a game addiction unlike any other. I could play this game for years to come (probably until PS4 comes out) without a new version. This is an instant classic among the now vast amounts of exclusives for the Playstation 3!
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  4. Sep 26, 2013
    9
    Only played 16 percent of it so far, but what a sick freaking story line. Holy carp. This one ain't for the kiddies. Just like I remembered the game. Excellent. Expand
  5. Feb 15, 2012
    9
    I have been a big fan of twisted metal since it first came out on playstation. I think they did a great job with this installment graphics look good controls great and fun to play online against friends. The firing controls take some time to get used to as well as how the weapons all work but once you get the hang of things this game is a really fun experience that you can just pick up and play. Im glad they brought the series to ps3 i just wish the ps3 had better private chat. This game isnt perfect but neither is any of the other released twisted metal titles. Expand
  6. May 12, 2012
    8
    while the game is not without its flaws it is a very good game. it had the basic elements of a story, which if i can recall from my very young brain, was more than the one i use to play did(can't remember which). one major letdown for me was the fact that they didn't bring back all of the old drivers. it centers around Sweet Tooth, Mr.Grim, and Dollface, each owning their own "gang" which starts the factions for online play. i however find no reason to love them except sheer nostalgia, with the exception of Mr.Grim. the car balance however is nice, some being faster with more damage while others are tanks with heavy armor and powerful weapons. the one inclusion all fans of the series were fretting about though was the helicopter, Talon. They did a wonderful job of implementing him making it difficult to use him from too high up and susceptible to immense fire too low. He has low armor making it extremely difficult to stay near one car too long. the only thing i feel was missing was axle. axle was the reward you got for pre-ordering the game, though he was also my favorite character as a kid, making me incredibly dissapointed that i didn't pre-order it. the online experience feels just...unpolished. you can't join a match in session making it similar to WoW except you can't play while waiting, though once i was in it was smooth with no lag at all, and they included an online pass code system though as long as you don't mind buying new the servers stay up constantly so it isn't "that" bad though it seems like they're way of milking money from the customer. one of my favorite features in the game is the ability to customize the paint of your car to whatever you please. you can jut go on their website, upload a picture, and put it in the game. every fan knows however that this is one of those games that is best played splitscreen and it delivers. you can go through a co-op campaign or just have a deathmatch. it is very fun. Expand
  7. Feb 18, 2012
    0
    a network error occurred while joining the game.... a network error occurred while joining game...a network error occurred while joining game.. get use to seeing these messages cause that's all you get with the alleged multiplayer mode. Expand

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