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6.7 out of 10

Twisted Metal: Black

A much-upgraded remake of SingleTrac/Incogs killer car combat se Read more

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Overall 10
9.6
Gameplay 10
9.7
Graphics 9
9.4
Sound 10
9.5
Control 9
9.4
Addiction 9
9.1

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
24 July 2004
  • Excerpt: At first glance the title Twisted Metal: Black may seem a bit odd, but there couldn't be a better description for the overall look and attitude of this game. SCEA even went as far as to send the game to me in a black popcorn bag filled with black licorice and black popcorn, which I haven't sampled yet.
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Overall 10
10

Twisted Metal Black

Into Liquid Sky
25 January 2004
  • Excerpt: Think of Twisted Metal like Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars. In the original game, Twisted Metal had a lot of potential and good things going for it. By TM2, the series was strong and was doing things right. But, by TM3, Twisted Metal had turned bad. In TM4, Twisted Metal was as weak and bad as possible. With Twisted Metal Black, though, the series has made a triumphant return. The premise is the same as before.
  • Pros: Immense areas to battle it out, Numerous gameplay modes, A variety of unlockable characters and arenas, Excellent enemy A.I.
  • Cons: Harsh learning curve, Not meant for kids
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Overall 9
9.2

Twisted Metal: Black ONLINE

The Gamers Temple
28 October 2003
  • Excerpt: Twisted Metal: Black ONLINE is not a full version of Twisted Metal: Black.  The single player campaign and split-screen modes present in the original are not included in the game.  What you do get is a version that is compatible with Sony's Network Adaptor and that is geared to Internet play.  Also, there is nothing to unlock through gameplay - you can select from all 20 arenas and 15 vehicles from the original game right from the start.
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Overall 10
9.6

Twisted Metal: Black

Playstation Illustrated
25 September 2003
  • Excerpt: There's basically two things that can happen to a 'series' of games. Either the sequels get better - or they get worse. Twisted Metal: Black takes the Twisted Metal series to a whole new level. The 'Black' in the name refers to a character in the game, the dark mood of the game, and the theme song, 'Paint it Black', by the Rolling Stones .
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

GamesAreFun
28 June 2003
  • Excerpt: TMB is the return to the shadow days of Twisted Metal; back when the series had more in common with movies like Seven and Silence of the Lambs than with an Abbot and Costello horror comedy. It is dark. It is menacing. Face it, this game is evil incarnate. Don’t believe me? One videogame journalist confided in me that he couldn’t play it anymore; it was giving him nightmares. (Hi Zach! Hope you are sleeping better!
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

GamesAreFun
28 June 2003
  • Excerpt: TMB is the return to the shadow days of Twisted Metal; back when the series had more in common with movies like Seven and Silence of the Lambs than with an Abbot and Costello horror comedy. It is dark. It is menacing. Face it, this game is evil incarnate. Don’t believe me? One videogame journalist confided in me that he couldn’t play it anymore; it was giving him nightmares. (Hi Zach! Hope you are sleeping better!
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Overall 10
9.5

Twisted Metal: Black Online

Game Over Online
31 October 2002
  • Excerpt: One of the trickiest aspects of online play is coming up with engaging, creative gameplay that captures your audience’s attention. Every gamer who ventures online has gotten used to the standard Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, or other variants of competition typically offered, forcing some outstanding aspect or quirk of design to stand out of the crowd. Even harder, the single player and online components often seem to be designed separately from each other.
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Overall 9
8.9
Features 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 10
9.5
Lifespan 8
8.0

Twisted Metal: Black

Gaming Target
26 July 2001
Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 9
9.0

Twisted Metal: Black

The Next Level
24 July 2001
  • Excerpt: In a plight to recapture the excellence that has faded from the Twisted Metal brand, Incog Inc. (consisting of former SingleTrac employees who developed the first Twisted Metal ) set out to restore the magic that gradually disappeared from future installments. Using black as the overall theme, Twisted Metal: Black introduces a brand new look to the series, presenting a much darker, intense mood to the overall atmosphere.
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Overall 10
9.5

Twisted Metal: Black

TotalPlayStation.com
10 July 2001
  • Excerpt: I have to admit, I'm not a fan of the car combat genre. Sure, I understand the attraction, and I can completely appreciate the games for what they are, but my interest was never really piqued by them. That's why it's so odd that I found myself so horribly addicted to Twisted Metal: Black. Granted, the game offers some new territory, but by and large, it's the same thing you'd see in any other car combat game. The difference is that TMB just does it all better.
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