A great and (given today's gaming portfolio) pretty unique game with some minor flaws. As with any good hardcore game, it takes some time (and skill) for the complex controls and deep, fast gameplay mechanics to *click* - but once you finally *got it* it's hard to keep quibbling over the shortcomings (see below) and deny the fun. The single-player campaign is rather short, but filled with great gameplay ideas (especially the boss battles are extremely well done). Story-wise, it's basically just a thin framework of three Faustian characters depicted in brief cut scenes (which are interspersed between the different battle events). The *stories* themselves are very simplistic (actually, they are more like brief character sketches) - but the way they are presented basically would have made Tarantino proud. Multiplayer is where this game really shines, though. The sheer potential and scope in this field are rather intriguing: There are tons of options and game modes to choose from - although I personally missed a multiplayer version of the single player racing events.
While browsing my local game store I decided to pick up a copy of this game having find memories of the older twisted metal franchise games that I own. This game however deviates too far from the arena based mayhem that ... Read Full Review
I really wanted to love this game. Twisted Metal has been one of my all time favorites, and I love the car combat genre, the idea of vehicles that battle it out in a huge arena map, instead of just speeding around a tra... Read Full Review