Twisted Metal - PS3

Game Description: From the creator of Twisted Metal and God of War, Twisted Metal is back only on the PlayStation 3 system. Developed by the original team credited with carving out a new gaming genre, Eat Sleep Play, founded by David Jaffe and Scott Campbell, unleashes Twisted Metal onto the PS3 with a devilishly pure experience and a whole new look that is deeper, and madder than ever before.
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Twisted Metal CES 2012 Hands-On Preview -- Insanity to the Metal

Twisted Metal CES 2012 Hands-On Preview -- Insanity to the Metal

By Jonathan Deesing - Posted Jan 16, 2012

I’ve been waiting far too long to get my hands on Twisted Metal; ever since my first look at the game in June of last year to be exact. Well, I finally got my chance at Sony’s booth at CES 2012, and my initial thought was that the game will feel strangely familiar and unfamiliar all at the same time for longtime fans of the series. From the cheeky, unrealistic physics engine—can a physics engine be sarcastic?—to the weapons and insane vehicles, the game is Twisted Metal to its very bones. But the game is truly a next gen title, and for a series that has waited so long, the graphics are even more stunning, the environments are even more impressive, and the game is even more exciting.


Twisted Metal sports eight main maps cut up into 32 derivative maps. A cursory glance at any of the levels tells you one thing: the levels are humongous. One second I was driving through a residential area, mowing down trees and pedestrians alike, and the next I was driving through a movie theater, smashing through row after row of seats; this is where I graciously turn down any “drive-in movie” jokes).

If a building is too big to smash down entirely, there’s a good chance you can simply drive inside and gut the damn thing. Nothing relieves post-holiday stress quite like driving recklessly through a grocery store, smashing the aisles of food as you go. To fill these huge levels, multiplayer matches can feature as many as 16 different players all exploding their way across the map. The game includes 17 different cars, countless weapons and customizations for each.

The gameplay is incredibly fast paced, and takes a very lighthearted look at itself. If you’re trapped in a corner, you can simply bunny hop your car and speed away before being shot in the ass. Driving Sweet Tooth’s devilish ice cream truck, not only can you shoot flaming clown heads at people, but you can transform into, well, a Transformer and fly around as a bipedal robotic doom machine.

Twisted Metal

Or if speed is more your thing, I also hopped on Sweet Tooth’s motorcycle and raged around the city, trailing a chainsaw behind me on the pavement behind me to light it on fire. Then I threw said chainsaw at another vehicle, blowing it up. To call Twisted Metal “tongue-in-cheek” would actually be tongue-in-cheek at this point. The game is absolutely certifiably insane to watch or to play.

With online and offline co-op, four-player split screen and a number of inventive new game modes like Nuke Mode, the game promises endless new-age retro fun you can even share with your buddies on your couch. That is, until they punch you in the face for ramming them through a wall.

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  • estradahillsboro

    Cant wait im going to pre order this. It looks like alot of fun

    Posted: January 17, 2012 6:02 PM
  • Jackt


    Posted: January 17, 2012 4:52 PM
  • Liquid Swords

    Another great PS3 exclusive, as usual.

    Posted: January 17, 2012 10:54 AM
  • Canvasgreen9


    Posted: January 17, 2012 12:22 AM

    Well, there goes another $60

    Posted: January 16, 2012 4:19 PM
  • tcs0

    I am getting this, no doubt.

    Posted: January 16, 2012 12:57 PM
  • Jag23

    Did anybody notice that the ESRB rating at the top says T for Teen but the image shows M for Mature? But anyway I want this game!

    Posted: January 16, 2012 11:00 AM
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    SWEET!!!! time to make more friends on psn.

    Posted: January 16, 2012 9:48 AM