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Twisted Metal: Black (PlayStation 2)

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Twisted Metal: Black is the fifth game in the car-combat series. Only on the PlayStation 2, the game includes old favorites and a lot of new characters. The game has a very dark and gothic theme to it, with the music to back it up. Detailed graphics, day/night cycle, particle effects, and a constant 60 frames per second. The game also boasts a multiplayer mode, with 1-4 multiplayers, over ten arenas (some specific to multiplayer), and a cooperative mode, so instead of fighting each other, you can work together. The game's soundtrack consists of techno/gothic music, with some industrial, and acoustic guitar bits, especially the ending credits, Paint It Black.


Twisted Metal: Black PlayStation 2 Driver selection.
Twisted Metal: Black PlayStation 2 Loading screen with a quote: it's part of Story Mode...
Twisted Metal: Black PlayStation 2 Title screen with main menu.
Twisted Metal: Black PlayStation 2 Stage selection.

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User Reviews

Paint It Black! woods01 (154) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars
Dark and disturbing, yet cool... Daniel Yu (109) unrated
This game is addictive Grant McLellan (544) unrated
The Darkest Twisted Metal Yet John Armstrong (2) unrated

Critic Reviews

IGN Jun 18, 2001 9.6 out of 10 96
Gamezilla Jun 27, 2001 93 out of 100 93
Game Revolution Jun, 2001 A- 91
WomenGamers.com Dec 11, 2001 9.1 out of 10 91
Gaming Target Jul 26, 2001 8.9 out of 10 89
Gamereactor (Sweden) May 08, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Bright Hub May 23, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Critics Aug 08, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Gameplanet Feb 05, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 20, 2001 12 out of 20 60


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The European version of the game had all the story mode FMV sequences cut out.
JPaterson (9118) added Twisted Metal: Black (PlayStation 2) on Jul 08, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (329120)