Summary: Twisted Metal 2 is one of the greatest videogames to ever grace the original PlayStation, and that's an undeniable scientific fact. Though my personal relationship with the series has been a spotty affair, my love for TM2' s inimitable blend of sadistic humor and car-on-car violence has carved a bloody hole in my heart, one that's remained gaping for years. A new Twisted Metal for the PlayStation 3 has been a long time coming, and arrives not a moment too soon.
Excerpt: It’s been a long wait for fans that have been patiently waiting for the chance to bask in the explosions, gunfire, carnage, and high-speed action that is the Twisted Metal series. Over a decade ago, Black gave the series a dark and gritty new look, and after Head-On changed things up again in 2005, it’s nice to be back to the dark and twisted world of Twisted Metal. This is one of the granddaddies of the modern combat racing genre.
Excerpt: Twisted Metal is currently the oldest franchise that is exclusive to the PlayStation brand that is still running to this day. The series’ first instalment was released way back in 1995 on the original PlayStation, which has been followed by numerous sequels over the years. Despite the simple title, the newest instalment is a fresh game and is in no way a remake.
Excerpt: Twisted Metal has always been a unique beast among games, essentially creating the car-combat genre back in 1995, and is Sony’s longest-running franchise. While there has been the occasional imitator, Twisted Metal practically owns the genre, being comparable to only previous entries in the series—most notably Twisted Metal 2 and Twisted Metal: Black .
Excerpt: I remember how I felt when Sony announced Twisted Metal at E3 2010: giddy, nostalgic, and excited. I've spent so much time with Twisted Metal in the past (the original two developed by SingleTrac), that it's one of the few titles to possess that rare magic that can transport me back to my early teens.
Excerpt: It's been a long wait for fans that have been patiently waiting for the chance to bask in the explosions, gunfire, carnage, and high-speed action that is the Twisted Metal series. Over a decade ago, Black gave the series a dark and gritty new look, and after Head-On changed things up again in 2005, it's nice to be back to the dark and twisted world of Twisted Metal. This is one of the granddaddies of the modern combat racing genre.
Excerpt: The original Twisted Metal was released over 15 years ago; it featured car combat, with the sole aim being to destroy other cars with a wide variety of heavy weapons. Many gamers, including myself, have a soft spot for this franchise and for those like me the latest release was highly anticipated. This is a highly nostalgic affair; the concern for many was if the latest installment of the series would do enough to still stay relevant in modern gaming and appeal to a...
Excerpt: While it’s not without its flaws, Twisted Metal manages to recapture that feeling the original games inspired way back during the PS1’s early life. It is a perfectly-preserved slice of the late ’90s that manages to appeal to established fans of the franchise, while still making the necessary changes to bring in a new audience.