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Game Reviewed: Twisted Metal
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Eat Sleep Play
Category: Vehicular Combat
ESRB Rating: M
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Twisted Metal is centered on a vehicular combat tournament ran by a man named Calypso. The story is very dark and downright disturbing. It is portrayed by live actors during the story segments. The actual game itself offers multiple variations of the classic death-match style of game-play that Twisted Metal is famous for. Vehicles range from motorcycles to ice cream trucks utilizing machine guns, missiles, and even chainsaws to kill each other.
What Parents Need to Know
The game is extremely violent even though it is mainly vehicles fighting against each other. Once a car is destroyed the driver will often be seen running around screaming and in flames. You can then offer mercy by running over the driver and the game actually gives you an incentive for doing this by rewarding you with health. You can run over pedestrians in each level and an appropriate blood splatter will result. Also, the story is very gruesome; particularly that of Sweet Tooth's the psychopathic clown. His story features some very bloody scenes where he murders innocents.
The game contains very strong language such as is common in rated R films. These words are mainly variations of f—k, d-mn, GD, sh-t, and hell.
Drug / Tobacco Use
Although, I enjoyed the Twisted Metal franchise when I was younger, as it was nowhere near as bloody, foulmouthed, and disturbing as it is today, I can scarcely recommend anyone younger than the suggested age playing this game.