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

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User Reviews

Paint It Black! PlayStation 2 woods01 (154)
Dark and disturbing, yet cool... PlayStation 2 Daniel Yu (109)
This game is addictive PlayStation 2 Grant McLellan (542)
The Darkest Twisted Metal Yet PlayStation 2 John Armstrong (2)
Interesting presentation... But a terrible game! PlayStation 2 Joseph Andrews (16)

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Jul, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95 PlayStation 2 Sep 15, 2002 94 out of 100 94
Gamezilla PlayStation 2 Jun 27, 2001 93 out of 100 93 PlayStation 2 Dec 11, 2001 9.1 out of 10 91
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Jun, 2001 A- 91
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Jul 26, 2001 8.9 out of 10 89
Bright Hub PlayStation 2 May 23, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation 2 Sep, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Gameplanet PlayStation 2 Feb 05, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 Oct 28, 2005 D 25


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The European version of the game had all the story mode FMV sequences cut out.

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