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Twisted Metal 2

User Reviews

Heavy metal mayhem classic. PlayStation Zovni (9327)
A very fun, but ultimately hollow game. PlayStation Anatole (52)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 29 4.0
PlayStation 3 2 4.5
PSP 2 4.5
PS Vita Awaiting 1 votes...
Windows 6 3.3
Combined User Score 39 4.0

Critic Reviews

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PlayStationGamePro (US)
The one-player modes are plenty enthralling, but the two-player, split-screen head-to-head action is where the game really shines, providing hours of thumb-blistering, fender-bender action.
PlayStationGame Revolution
Despite the bad FMV, Twisted Metal 2: World Tour is quite a good game. Mayhem a'plenty for all. Playing alone, the 12 different vehicles (plus two hidden) will keep you coming back for more. And nothing beats blowing up your friends.
PlayStationThe Video Game Critic
Regarded by many as the best game of the series, Twisted Metal 2 was a major improvement over the original, offering smoother gameplay, bigger battlefields, combo attacks, and a slew of hidden surprises.
PlayStationAll Game Guide
All in all, Twisted Metal 2 may not win any new fans, but it'll give any vehicular combat fan an adrenaline filled experience with all new levels, better graphics and controls, and more insane inspiration than ever before. Whereas many sequels cannot fill the shoes of their original version, this is truly an exception!
WindowsElectric Games
Twisted Metal 2 is really a lot of fun. It has a few quirks, but if you're looking for a fast paced game with plenty of action, explosions, and great graphics, this game is for you. Bottom Line: Wonderful graphics and sound. Fast paced action that requires some strategy to be successful. A lot of fun to play. Bad save game mechanism forces you to replay missions over and over again. Limited gameplay at the low difficulty setting.
Twisted Metal 2 offers so much to discover and do that it certainly qualifies for a purchase even if you have the original. And newcomers who have always fancied a look but never took the plunge, this is a fantastic place to start. Get Twisted Metal 2, and get it soon. Sony UK – release this game now!
The only downside of TM2 is game control. With so many weapons (including fire missiles, homing missiles, napalm, and ricochet bombs) and special attacks available, you'll have to constantly use almost all of the Playstation's controller buttons - you'll wish you had three hands. But this is a minor deficiency, and in the end, Twisted Metal 2 crushes the competition.
PlayStationMega Fun
Alle Achtung. der Baller-Crash-Hit ist mittlerweile mächtig aufgepeppt worden. Zwar hat sich am Gameplay relativ wenig geändert, doch was Spaß macht, darf so bleiben. Das Motto bei Twisted Metal 2 lautete wohl “Mehr ist besser“, was gewiß nicht falsch ist. Mehr Waffen, mehr Karren, mehr Schauplätze, die ihrerseits auch größer geworden sind. Das von vorne bis hinten unrealistische Geknalle mit einer guten Portion Wahnsinn gibt in meinen Augen einfach den richtigen Kick. Auch grafisch hat man die Möglichkeiten der PS noch etwas besser ausgeschöpft als beim Vorgänger. Überhaupt ist die gesamte Aufmachung geliftet worden, gibt es doch nun auch ein Intro im Comicstil, das den irren Veranstalter des Twisted Metal-Rennens vorstellt. Ich kann diese Crash-Orgie wirklich allen empfehlen, die auf zünftige Endzeit Action stehen. Also vergeßt nicht: Push the pedal to the Twisted Metal!
PlayStationElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Here it is - the sequel to EGM's Game of the Year. Does it stand up to last year's destructive romp through L.A.? You betcha? Twisted Metal 2 is everything the first one was and so much more. The new characters are great and the number of secrets makes things even more (like the Jet Moto level hidden inside the game). The cinemas are interesting and the character backgrounds are developed very well. There are some weird pop-up problems but these are usually noticed in One-player Mode (Two-player Mode is too hectic to notice). The people walking around who you can hit almost seem like an afterthought.
Twisted Metal, c'est plus qu'une série de jeux, c'est un concept. Soit on adhère totalement à l'ambiance gore du jeu, et au style bourrin qui fait son charme, soit on est vite révulsé par la patte artistique de l'œuvre, et on éteint bien vite la console. Quoi qu'il en soit, cet épisode est depuis longtemps considéré comme un des meilleurs de la série par les nombreux fans à travers le monde.
Overall, Twisted Metal 2 is a cool game with plenty of replay value if you like beating a game 12 different ways or are into two-player games. It's just a bit surprising that the game looks so much like the original. I guess they decided "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Schade, daß Twisted Metal 2 in Deutschland nicht offiziell vertrieben wird. Den Vergleich mit Carmageddon muß es nämlich keineswegs scheuen. Im Gegenteil, mir gefällt es sogar deutlich besser: Auf fragwürdige Pseudo-Rennen wurde komplett verzichtet und statt dessen viel Wert auf ein ausgeklügeltes Waffenarsenal und abwechslungsreiche Arenen gelegt. Im Prinzip handelt es sich um einen 3D-Shooter auf Rädern, der mit seinen Blech-Protagonisten erfrischend viel Abwechslung zum üblichen Meuchel-Allerlei bietet. Nur an der unattraktiven Aschenputtel-Grafik scheitert Twisted Metals Vorstoß in höhere Wertungsregionen.
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Having played the original Twisted Metal on the Playstation, it was great to see that the game could be faithfully brought over the PC in a good sequel. There is a lot of fast-paced action scattered throughout the game, making it difficult to stop playing. Unfortunately, there are some things that make Twisted Metal 2 difficult to play. This difficulty, which is directly tied to the controls, make things at times more frustrating than enjoyable. If you can ignore the few blemishes, there is a lot of excitement while playing the game. With its unique storyline and different vehicles, the replayability of this game is very much there. I for one am glad to see Sony starting to take an active role in PC game development and, with the porting over of some of the popular Playstation titles, it can only make PC gamers that much more happy!
Hardly a major departure from the original, Twisted Metal 2 is a slightly more refined version with the same basic gameplay and an assortment of new cars and city arenas. Car-versus-car arena combat is still what it’s all about and its simple knockabout gameplay remains its strength.
WindowsPC Player (Germany)
Das Spielprinzip ist primitiv, die Grafik trotz 3D-Beschleuniger lausig und die Gegnerintelligenz fragwürdig. Trotzdem bereitet Twisted Metal 2 eine krude Form von Vergnügen.
WindowsComputer Games Magazine
If the 3D engine received a tune-up and the physics of Carmageddon were dropped into this engine, you'd have a pretty bloody fantastic game (in both the literal and faux-English way). Instead, we have yet another average 3D shooter.
WindowsPC Joker
Zum guten Schluß raten wir dringend dazu, den Blechsalat im Multiplayerbetrieb anzurichten. Hier haben alle Stahlgladiatoren mit den gleichen Handicaps zu kämpfen, hier und nur hier kann das Gamedesign seine wenigen Stärken ausspielen: Mann gegen Mann bzw. Auto gegen Auto entwickelt die Sache schon einen gewissen Reiz. Wer also über die Voraussetzungen für solche Multischlachten verfügt, darf bei der Motivation guten Gewissens ein paar Punkte dazuaddieren.
WindowsUltra Game Players
When compared to its PlayStation cousin, the PC version runs circles around it. But is all this urban warfare fun? Do the death matches have the lasting power of a game like Quake?
PlayStationHigh Score
Grafiken har fått sig en rejäl putsning jämfört med föregångaren, framförallt ser baorna väldigt bra ut. Men spelkänslan är det si och så med. Fordonen uppträder för det mesta väldigt sladdrigt, och tonvikten är så mycket lagd på action att känslan i spelet har försvunnit.
WindowsPC Player (Denmark)
Men vi venter da spændt og ser, om der ikke også skulle komme en "Twisted Metal 3: Nothing New"! Måske kan der blive plads til lidt mere fantasi og nytænkning? Der skal i hvert fald ikke meget til for at overgå Twisted Metal 2. En tynd kop te!