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10 Of The Best Twisted Metal Games

Take a look below for our list of 10 of the best Twisted Metal games.

1. Twisted Metal 2

Twisted Metal 2 (known as Twisted Metal: World Tour in Europe and Twisted Metal EX in Japan) is the second and most successful game in the vehicular combat series, Twisted Metal. It was developed by the game studio SingleTrac, published by Sony, and released in 1996 for PlayStation and Microsoft Windows.

The Microsoft Windows version features slightly cut-down graphics compared to the PlayStation version but doesn’t require a 3D accelerator video card. It also features multiplayer mode over a modem line or Internet.

2. Twisted Metal: Black

Twisted Metal: Black is a vehicle combat video game developed by Incognito Entertainment and designed by Sony Computer Entertainment America for the PlayStation 2 video game console. It is a reboot of the Twisted Metal series and was released on June 18, 2001. An online enabled multiplayer-only variant, Twisted Metal: Black Online, was released later as a free send-away.

3. Twisted Metal 4

Twisted Metal 4 is a vehicular combat video game developed by 989 Studios and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation. The game was released in North America on October 31, 1999 and was re-released for the Sony Greatest Hits line-up in 2000. Like the previous installment, it wasn’t released in the PAL regions.

Twisted Metal 4 is the fourth installment in the Twisted Metal series and the second and last installment to be developed by 989 Studios. The game’s plot centers on Sweet Tooth, the long-time mascot of the titular Twisted Metal competition, overthrowing Calypso, the mysterious organizer of the competition, in a coup d’état. He then takes over the mantle of granting the winner of the competition a single wish, regardless of price, size or even reality.

4. Twisted Metal (2012)

Twisted Metal is a vehicle combat video game developed by Eat Sleep Play and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3. It is a reboot of the Twisted Metal franchise. The game was originally planned to be released in October 2011 but was delayed to early 2012.

5. Twisted Metal (PS1)

Twisted Metal is a vehicular combat video game developed by SingleTrac, produced by Sony Interactive Studios America, and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation. The game was released in North America on November 5, 1995, in Europe on January 13 and in Japan on November 15, 1996. The North American version was re-released for the Sony Greatest Hits line-up on March 3, 1997.

It is the first installment in the Twisted Metal series. The game’s plot is centered on the titular competition in which various drivers in modified vehicles must destroy the other vehicles in an attempt to be the last one alive. The winner meets the organizer of the competition, a mysterious man named Calypso, who will grant the winner a single wish, regardless of price, size or even reality.

6. Twisted Metal III

Twisted Metal III is a vehicular combat video game developed and published by 989 Studios for the PlayStation. The game was released in North America on October 31, 1998 and was re-released for the Sony Greatest Hits line-up in 1999. It is the first installment not to be released in the PAL regions.

Twisted Metal III is third in the Twisted Metal series and the first to be fully developed by 989 Studios. The game’s plot is centered on the titular competition in which various drivers in modified vehicles must destroy the other vehicles in an attempt to be the last one alive. The winner meets the organizer of the competition, a mysterious man named Calypso, who will grant the winner a single wish, regardless of price, size or even reality.

7. Twisted Metal: Head-On

Twisted Metal: Head-On is a vehicular combat video game developed by Incognito Entertainment and released by Sony Computer Entertainment on March 24, 2005 for the PlayStation Portable and February 5, 2008 for the PlayStation 2. Head-On was the seventh game released in the Twisted Metal series, and the first game in the series to ship fully online-enabled.

Head-On is a direct sequel to Twisted Metal 2, ignoring the events of Twisted Metal III and Twisted Metal 4 and other installments. Akin to other games in the series, Head-On revolves around the same theme of a man named Calypso holding a vehicular combat tournament called “Twisted Metal”, with the promise of granting the winner whatever they ask for. The theme for the game is the song “Disaster” by American nu metal band LeVeL.

8. Twisted Metal: Lost

Twisted Metal: Lost is an extra feature in Twisted Metal: Head-On: Extra Twisted Edition. This game is based on the beta version of the unfinished and cancelled sequel to Twisted Metal: Black. The game has no ending movies, but has two additional vehicles which did not appear in Black, 12-Pak and a special enhanced version of Sweet Tooth, Gold Tooth. It also includes 4 new stages, those stages are Suburban Terror, Stadium Slaughter, Death Port and Carnival of Darkness.

The story given as to why the game had never been released in full was because most of the development team had died in a plane crash, but this is often cited as merely urban legend created to give the game a more “mysterious air” to it. Aside from the usual driving levels, there was also to be a 3D platformer element to it where you could control Needles (or revealed through notes, Preacher) that was also available to play where you could pick up information about the cancelled title, including concept artwork.

9. Twisted Metal: Small Brawl

Twisted Metal: Small Brawl is a vehicular combat video game developed by Incognito Entertainment and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation. It was released in North America on November 26, 2001. Twisted Metal: Small Brawl is the sixth installment in the Twisted Metal series of video games.

10. Twisted Metal: Head On: Extra Twisted Edition

The PlayStation 2 port of Twisted Metal: Head-On was developed by Eat Sleep Play, and was subtitled Extra Twisted Edition. It included the cut live-action cutscenes from the first game’s beta stages, a concept art booklet, a code for the entire Twisted Metal Soundtrack (excluding TMIII and TM4), the beta version of the unfinished Twisted Metal: Black sequel Twisted Metal: Black 2: Harbor City (named Twisted Metal: Lost in-game) and “Sweet Tour”, a 3D platformer that was part of Harbor City before the game was cancelled. The main gameplay has all the content of the PSP version, plus new characters, and an added Transylvania stage.

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