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Twisted Metal

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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (266 customer reviews) 76 / 100

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Platform: PlayStation 3
  • In single player, fight for the prize of one wish fulfilled by winning the Twisted Metal tournament.
  • Choose from over a dozen new and series favorite vehicles; each outfitted with weapons of Twisted destruction and strategically dismantle your opponents.
  • In multiplayer, become a Twisted Disciple and destroy everything online as a devoted follower of one of the all star Twisted cast of characters. Team up with up to 16 online and 2?4 player split screen.
  • Discover psychotic power ups in levels covering over a dozen high octane battlegrounds.
  • Pair up different vehicles and maximize your firepower.
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Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B003O6KWZK
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: February 14, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (266 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,504 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PlayStation 3

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Twisted Metal is an over-the-top, vehicular combat game exclusively for play on PlayStation 3. Gameplay revolves around demolition derby style action set across multiple maps in which last contestant alive receives virtually whatever they desire. The game contains both an engrossing single player campaign story mode, as well as multiplayer modes which support co-op and 4-player action locally, as well as 16-player support online. Additional features include: returning characters from earlier releases in the game franchise, 17 vehicles that can be customized with a wide variety of weapons, destructible game environments and more.

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The return of maximized road rage in the PS3 exclusive Twisted Metal.
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Twisted Metal returns with unhinged car combat destruction and action movie mayhem. A PlayStation franchise exclusive since the release of the original Twisted Metal game back in 1995 for PS1, this most recent release is packed with unique weapons that emerge from demonic vehicles as players unfold the demented tale of a cast of characters, led by Sweet Tooth in story, co-op and online modes. The mayhem is ratcheted up in multiplayer modes with 2-4 player competing locally and up to 16 players online competing in a killer-take-all back and forth battle royale on wheels.

Features

  • Car Combat Multiplayer - Fast, ferocious and fun competitive multiplayer that delivers the freedom to destroy, fly and demolish the world around you in an intense back and forth battle royale.
  • Calypso's Tournament - Solo or with a friend in co-op, unfold the rich and demented tale of a cast of characters, led by Sweet Tooth, who will stop at nothing to have one Twisted wish fulfilled.
  • Twisted Arsenal - Choose from 17 vehicles, each outfitted with an arsenal of weapons that includes blood missiles, rat rockets and shockwave attacks.
  • Extreme Scale and Destruction - Unleash massive amounts of destruction on the world like an exploding Ferris wheel, decapitated Statue of Liberty, and destroyed rollercoaster.
  • Customization - Enter Sweet Tooth's custom shop to create your own weapon of mass destruction to play online with. Thousands of custom options available Fall 2011 on Twisted Metal.com.

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Sweet Tooth laying doen rolling destruction with the Axel vehicle
Over-the-top vehicles.
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Riding shotgun in co-op gameplay in Twisted Metal
Extensive customization options.
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Dollface putting a squad of attacking hellicopters through the Meat Grinder in Twisted Metal
16-person multiplayer.
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Run n' gun using the Sweet Bot mech in Twisted Metal
Sick destruction.
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Product 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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91 of 96 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Twisted Metal (2012) is based on a great franchise with excellent core gameplay. However, this newest release tries to apply an assortment of mode variations (taken from FPS and racing games) with questionable results.

Instead of being able to choose from a macabre cast of characters (as in past titles) you find yourself tied to (3) players: Sweettooth, Mr.Grimm, and Dollface (which are unlocked in that order). Each character has (3) 2-3 min movies that blend live-action and CGI to great effect, even though the middle cinematic is partially relegated to flashbacks from the original video.

Combat and vehicle handling are tight. Weapons are varied and mostly balanced, and the helicopter Talon is actually pretty fun to use. As a result, online play can be enjoyable if you select the right matches and modes. However, in an attempt to add variety, the modes too often stray from what is fun.

Once vehicles have been unlocked by a character's gang they can be used during other matches. It seems kind of odd to use Sweettooth on Mr.Grimm's motorcycle, or to drive Shadow with Dollface - but that's what you'll find. (Axel is only playable as DLC). The good part is that you can use your favorite car in almost every level. However, the PROBLEM is that the new level designs almost force you to select certain cars to proceed in single player or be competitive online.

Ultimately, you end up choosing what works best for certain scenarios and less of who you would LIKE to play as. Twisted Metal was always a car combat game built around single elimination death matches. The new game changes that, and not necessarily for the better. On the rooftops there will be an inordinate number of people using the helicopter Talon.
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93 of 114 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A review for the casual gamer on the fence! ~_^ February 14, 2012
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Mmkay, how to start... First off, don't hate the messenger! o_o This review is purely opinionated and should be taken as such. I'm the kind of gamer that's in it for the story and single player experience, thus I'm most likely not going to touch upon Online play. Sorry peeps. :( Plus, I'm doing this for the casual gamers out there, the ones who play for mindless fun, want a new game, and aren't hardcore 50+ hour gamers. If you're on the fence, I'm writing this for you! :) With that said, lets roll!

I really liked the game as a whole. Why? I'm glad you asked! :3 The graphics are were very nice! Very few levels to play, but they were huge! The cars are well made. The graphics don't go as far as KZ 2 or 3, but there is vast improvement since the release of TM: Black!
My moment of disappointment... Yes, it is true as other reviewers mentioned. There are only 3 characters who have a story in the campaign. The way it works is the cars that have different abilities, not the driver. So much for character individuality :(
I could go on about what other reviewers mentioned, but what I really want to put emphasis on is gameplay! I'm surprised people mention so little of it. If you wanna hear about characters and story, many others have written such. >_>
Ok, let me say that I'm am an avid gamer and I enjoy various genres and challenges! I can comfortably say I'm not the best gamer ever, but I'm pretty good (I'm not boasting, I swear!). o_o So now let me place the warning here:

CASUAL GAMERS BEWARE!!! lol

Having played the campaign mode on Normal difficulty, I'll admit, it was tough! O_O There are 3 difficulty levels, (Normal, Hard, Twisted). That's 3 difficulties of kicking player butt!
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50 of 65 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Game with some flaws February 14, 2012
By Muhahah
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
PROS

- The visual of this game is better than I expected. Environments and cars look pretty good.

- Insane multiplayer mode, this game has probably one of the most exciting multiplayer modes.

I really could give this game 4.5 just because of the greatness of the multiplayer mode.

- Sound effect and Soundtracks are just great, fits really well to the game(and i love More human than human by Rob Zombie)

- Pretty dope campaign mode cutscenes

- Huge maps and variety of weapons and vehicles.(which proly makes up for the lack of characters)

- MP server is fixed!!!!
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CONS

- To be honest, Campaign story does not really live up to my expectations. I was expecting something close to TM Black.

- Balance issues, especially Mr. Grimm's bike, it seems that there is really no point of choosing Mr. Grimm's bike, because you will die so quickly.

- Little bit of Camera angle issues..
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To be honest, i thought this game was going to be another overhyped disaster like the Brink

but Twisted Metal PS3 is actually a great game and it was definitely worth preordering.

I would give it 4.5 stars out of 5
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth $60 February 16, 2012
By A.D.
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Twisted Metal does it again. I'm not gonna go ahead and spoil the good stuff, but this game is crazy. And of course twisted... Graphics are good, storyline and gameplay is awesome. If you've played the previous TMs, you'll see what I'm talking about ;].
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insane fun for a fan of the franchise February 21, 2012
By cured
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Twisted Metal for the PS3 offers the same physics-defying mayhem that it always has, back to the original title for the original Playstation. A few things have changed but they are for the better.

Instead of a character inhabiting only one vehicle (making it their own), the story portion of this follows a few different factions: the clown, the doll face, and the reaper. This change may have been put in to accommodate the story battles where you need to pick 3 cars. And let's face it, you won't be winning many race events with the big rig Darkside. So, to that end, having a Sweet Tooth clown clone driving around on Mr. Grimm's motocrycle isn't such a big deal.

The story mode itself is one of the better-done level progressions I've seen in a game for some time. You have 6 stages to beat with each character before you win and then start over with another faction. But while you may end up in the same levels, the objectives may be different. There are events where you need to pick 3 cars and endure your way through killing all the other vehicles out there, because they pretty much only chase you. There is the steel cage-type event where an electronic barrier is put around a couple of city blocks and you have to do battle within that barrier or lose health while outside of it. Then, of course, there is the ultimate: the last boss fight as the doll face. 4 unique stages you have to fight through without dying, as you will be sent all the way back to stage 1 upon dying. It took me hours to beat that last stage (hard difficulty) and finally brought me back to the days when games didn't roll over and let you beat them.

The game itself plays fast. Using the tight turn button when you are at a dead stop can have the screen spinning around, leaving you disoriented.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fun game, but not nearly as good as the ...
Fun game, but not nearly as good as the original PS version from back in the day. Some of the racing missions can be very difficult and take too long to compete for the casual... Read more
Published 1 day ago by PSU ENGR
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
take a ps1 clasic, and trough it into the fire, that is this game.
Published 2 days ago by Mateo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excelente
Published 5 days ago by henry mendoza
5.0 out of 5 stars Good gift
It worked great as a gift to my friend who's a fan of the series
Published 10 days ago by Gabu
4.0 out of 5 stars Its Twisted Metal all over again...
18 yr old son says: likes it cuz its like an arcade game. Does not like the story line "its not good".
Playability is pretty smooth, and entertaining. Read more
Published 15 days ago by TheSicilian
4.0 out of 5 stars memories!
nice game, bought it for the memories of the psx game!
Published 15 days ago by Omar
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love it
Published 17 days ago by loakley1968
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
great
Published 17 days ago by Andrew Ray Franks
4.0 out of 5 stars Great game
Totally different from past twisted metal games because you don't have a story for everyone. It's just Sweet Tooth, Doll face, and Mr.Grimm. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Floyd Lucas
3.0 out of 5 stars ONLINE GAME PLAY
after a pain in the butt of getting this game, i bought it from a pawn shop first, just randomly, and a different game was in the case, ... Read more
Published 24 days ago by Digit
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