On Christmas Eve of 2005, demonic Calypso is organizing his tenth annual Twisted Metal car combat deathmatch contest on the streets of L.A. Whoever wins gets to make one wish and Calypso has to grant it, but usually with a sinister twist.

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Michael D. Jackson

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David Jaffe (creator), Mike Giam (creator) (co-writer)
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Credited cast:
Charles Lance Charles Lance ... Calypso (as Lance Simco)
Aimée Leigh ... Hot Chick (unconfirmed)
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On Christmas Eve of 2005, demonic Calypso is organizing his tenth annual Twisted Metal car combat deathmatch contest on the streets of L.A. Whoever wins gets to make one wish and Calypso has to grant it, but usually with a sinister twist.

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Action | Crime | Fantasy

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T

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cars and Rockets See more »

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Stereo

Color:

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A friggin' classic.
23 May 2005 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

Those are the words that best sum this up -- it's got an attitude and gives a big F-you to all the other racing/destruction games out there. It's raw, energetic and blows up everything in sight.

In my opinion the sequel is actually better (the first sequel, that is) but this is still a great game and one of the first available for the Playstation when it came out... a decade ago! The years have really flown by.

Chances are if you were around back in '95 when this was released, you played it. It was the "Halo" or "GTA" of its day (almost, anyway) and has spawned a countless series of sequels, most of which aren't as good (some of which... are).

"Twisted Metal" is vicious and fun -- if your friend owns an original Playstation, chances are he owns this too; play it.


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