Excerpt: The first title I ever picked up for my original PlayStation was Twisted Metal. I played it often. Several years later, I bought a PlayStation 2. That was the same day in 2001 that Twisted Metal: Black arrived on the system, so it served nicely as my first purchase. Seven years later, the PlayStation 2 is in its twilight years. For people like me, now is the perfect time for another installment in the long-running series.
Excerpt: Since the introduction of the first PlayStation, the Twisted Metal series has brought countless hours of fun and excitement to gamers all over the world. Twisted Metal: Head On first appeared on the PSP as the true sequel to Twisted Metal 2. The game was very well received and fans of the franchise were thrilled to play it on a portable system.
Excerpt: Ten years removed from my last experience with the Twisted Metal franchise (then only on Twisted Metal 2 ), I inserted Twisted Metal: Head-On with a sense of anticipation and nostalgia. However, I was thoroughly disappointed to find that the franchise has not matured as I have, and, in many ways, Head-On is almost a replica of the original Twisted Metal games, showing little progression over the span of the series.
Excerpt: I don't know what it is about the development process that's so damned fascinating, but I suppose it tugs at the same parts of my grey matter as seeing behind-the-scenes features on DVD; there's just something about getting a change to peek behind the curtain to see something in a more raw state, and when it's a product crafted by some of the best folks in the business, it's even better.
Excerpt: After a lengthy absence on a home console, Twisted Metal comes back to the PS2, and the one thing gamers can count on in the long running series is sheer carnage, and that is back as well. Developer Eat Drink Play, which is headed by David Jaffe, the original creator of the Twisted Metal games, has brought the slightly demonic and truly twisted demolition derby back for one more offering on the PS2 with Twisted Metal: Head On - Extra Twisted Edition.
Excerpt: , and then about a dozen posers. In other words, if you want the best possible action experience featuring crazy vehicles equipped with ridiculously insane weapons, you know where to turn. It came as fantastic news to all TM fans when we learned a new installment would soon arrive on the PlayStation 3.
Twisted Metal: Head On: Extra Twisted Edition (PS2) Review
1 March 2008
Summary: There is a Dukes of Hazard reference in there somewhere, with or without Jessica Simpson.
I probably came off as being really hard on Twisted Metal: Head On: Extra Twisted Edition for the PS2. That’s because the game never needed to be made, especially for the PS2. But if you can get past the lack of an online mode, this is a must buy for fans of Twisted Metal.
Excerpt: After a 6 ½ year absence, Twisted Metal has finally returned to the PS2, and as a fan of the series since I first saw screens of TM 1 in the middle of ‘95, I’m happy to see it back. Returning with an “Extra Twisted” version of Head On (the previously PSP-only entry in the series), and bringing with it an incredible amount of bonus content, including a documentary on the history of the series, the original TM 1 ending movies, a third-person Sweet Tour mode where you...