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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful:

A saved series!

10/10
Author: PlayerSS from North Carolina
12 April 2003

This game blows away the previous Twisted Metals. 3 and 4 are a horrible mess, but this game picked the series back up. Gameplay is pretty much still the same in terms of fighting. The cars are more detailed and handle much better than they ever have. Top notch voice acting with well written stories and gameplay makes this a perfect game.

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

The best and Blackest "Twisted Metal"

10/10
Author: dee.reid from United States
8 December 2007

"Twisted Metal: Black" is just that - black. It's what you'd see if you were on a bad trip of LSD while locked up in an insane asylum. The "Twisted Metal" series was known for being the centerpiece of the vehicular combat genre of video-gaming, where people in outfitted vehicles engage each other in deadly tournaments. The most successful and acclaimed entry in the "Twisted Metal" franchise, the Playstation 2's "Twisted Metal: Black," adds some much-needed darker elements to what was in 2001, a waning series. It goes without saying that this is the "Blackest," darkest, most violent and disturbing entry yet. The developers went to great pains to create a "Twisted Metal" experience that captured the violent fury and insanity that was only hinted at in its predecessors. The game-play is greatly polished from previous games in the series, and the controls are easy to use. The biggest improvements, I feel, are the characters and the fully interactive and beautifully rendered environments. The characters this time out are all mental patients, participating in the Twisted Metal tournament in an effort to have any wish of theirs granted. As you can see, the story isn't much, but the deeply dark and twisted characters featured here make up for it. Sure, some cheesy voice actor gives the characters some life, but their stories range from insane to utterly horrific (i.e., "Twisted Metal" mascot, Sweet Tooth). If you wanted to know what went on in an insane asylum, look no further than "Twisted Metal: Black."

10/10

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Not for sensitive gamers. . .

10/10
Author: Vincent Barley from Albany, New York
21 August 2002

This game would not go over well if it were released in these times; it has everything that bothers people. You can shoot down commercial planes, blow up buildings, eradicate churches, run innocent people over, and play an assortment of nutty murderers.

The game even has suicide bombers, that strap themselves with dynamite, jump on a car and blow up. If you are sensitive to that kind of stuff, you'll hate this game. If, like myself, you know that it's all in good fun, and you like fighting games, you'll love this game. My favorite character is the child-murderer clown, Sweet Tooth. I also like the evil preacher and the cannibal. Get this game!

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

A great game to get, regardless of how old it is now.

9/10
Author: Ben Adams from United States
9 July 2008

For its time, Twisted Metal Black was graphically competent.I happened upon it just recently, so naturally, with the latest generation of consoles, I was a bit biased. But the game gets way around that with its dark and gritty cinematic style, hectic yet smooth game play, and twisted characters that haunt the game with an ere appeal. The voice acting is first rate, especially by J.S. Gilbert, and the story telling leaves you begging for more. This was such a strong showing for the game they'd have to be crazy to not make another one along the same lines. I'd have to recommend it to all fans of the series, and even those who aren't familiar. It's an adrenaline filled romp through maniac chaos and destruction. Who doesn't love that?

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

The most disturbing game ever made.

10/10
Author: Ray (SlimRaydy) from Ohio, USA
2 March 2002

Mortal Kombat, Grand Theft Auto, State of Emergency. These games are all attacked by the media repeatedly for being "too violent." If anything, Twisted Metal Black rises above these in terms of sheer horror. While GTA3 may come right at you with violence, it does not attack you mentally like Twisted Metal does. The storylines revolve around the demented minds of patients in an asylum and their quest to right a wrong. The game itself is one of the greatest on the Playstation 2 and without a doubt the best in the Twisted Metal series. About 15 characters in all, and each level gets progressively more difficult, making the game an everlasting experience. If you're looking for a game to buy on your PS2, I highly suggest this title.

Overall rating: ***** out of *****

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

Amazing Game!

8/10
Author: mr_sambone from United States
8 May 2006

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This game is Amazingly awesome this is the first M Rated Twisted Metal game for the Playstation 2 the graphics are stunning the new character's are great their endings are wonderful And Don't get me started with the weapon's inventory Homing Misiles,Claymores,Power Misiles and most of all specials makes this game a success. ang wow calipyso sure looks different bald and with the robotic eye and what about sweatooth i did't know he was a serial killer wow and the fire on his head must hurt like heck. I give this game an 8 ouda 10. So I strongly recommend that you buy this game that is if it's cheap anyways it's worth the money you'll enjoy it.

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Paint it Black

Author: Godsmind from San Diego, California
17 October 2002

From the opening menu, the action has begun. Pick one of the loonies and start your massacre of the other loonies. Such a simple gameplay working becoming one of the greatest experiences ever on a console. From the sick storylines, to the over the top characters, this game reeks of awesomeness. Maybe there's not a lot of blood or gore, but this game is packed with images that will have you reeling in pain. Just watching what your character goes through is enough to make you want to scream.

This game is a perfect 10 in my book.

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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

TMB kicks!

Author: psfreak02 from Pheonix, AZ
15 August 2003

Twisted Metal: Black is an awesome game. From the makers of the first two games, this blows the entire series out of the water. The movie graphics are very good and the movies themselves are outstanding. If you played the first four you'll remember the're semi-kid friendly. This one pulls out all the stops. Even the gory, sweary ones. You remember the plot: Mental asylum paitents are approched by a man named Calypso. If they participate in his car battling contest and win, they'll have one wish granted. Some are in it for redemption. Others, revenge. Eithier way it makes for great plot twists and top-notch gameplay.

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