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03/26/20 at 12:12:11
 
Since feelings on TM games may change from time to time, I figured I'd start up another post where we rank the series from best to worst.

1 - Twisted Metal Black: Online (2002)
Why?
It is still played to this day despite the official server having closed years ago. It was a first generation Playstation Online title that supported up to 8 players and featured (hidden) chat. It upgraded vehicles from the base game, added several new modes, and added relics, adding a whole new dimension of gameplay. Its considered the best Twisted Metal online experience, or at least the most fair and balanced.

2 - Twisted Metal 2 PC (1997)
Despite being initially unknown to many TM fans, TM2PC is among the most prized TM collectible, a rarity from the Windows 95 era, that managed to have its own cult following independent to the cult following the Playstation version had. It improved the graphics of the original game, created a more challenging story campaign, and offered online multiplayer. It was the first Twisted Metal game to allow up to 8 players online.

3 - Twisted Metal: Black (2001)
Because it's a quality game that kept a dying series alive after 989's TM4 was a financial failure many fans, both general and hardcore, consider TMB the best. TMB was really the first TM game where the developers took a little bit of input from the fans into consideration, and thus how TMAlliance.com got put in the game's Special Thanks for the first (but not last) time. TMB was also the highest rated TM game among professional critics, who praised it for its art, horror movie inspired cutscenes, atmospheric maps, and frenetic multiplayer. It also has one of the best game manuals ever.

4 - Twisted Metal PS1 (1995) PC (1996)
Unappreciated but very fun game that pioneered arena based vehicular combat on consoles, and head to head car duels. The 6 map location types, the types of characters and vehicles, and the variety of weapons provided a template for the rest of the series. There isn't a single sequel that doesn't reference the original in some way. Additionally, it also has the most realistic TM story.

5 - Twisted Metal 2: World Tour/EX (1996)
The favorite among most fans who were playing since the 90s. People were charmed by Mel McMurrin's evil and entertaining Calypso, mesmerized by a playable Minion, wowed by the mighty DarkTooth, amazed to see the Eiffel Tower fall... maps featured fun gimmicks from lava, to falling glaciers, to tall Holland grass. This was also the first TM game to feature a Co-Op mode, and the first to feature button-combo advanced attacks. The new characters of TM2 proved to be very popular in the series, especially Axel, who appeared in every single TM game since TM2 (vehicle-only in TMX).

6 - Twisted Metal: Small Brawl (2001)
Like TM1 this game is also unappreciated. A very balanced Twisted Metal game, and an imaginative spinoff. The maps are well designed, with a soundtrack that reimagines some classic Twisted Metal tunes in a cool way. Despite the violence being toned down the game stays true to tradition.

7 - Twisted Metal: Head-On PSP (2005) PS2 (2008)
A game that is about nostalgia. Originally released as a PSP game with online multiplayer†and ported years later on PS2 as a discounted title without online multiplayer (with extras in substitution). This game features dumbed down TM gameplay (strong homings, swarmers, various upgrade pickups) suited for casual gamers, mini-modes within maps (including racing), and tries to be the real sequel of TM2 while doing nothing all that innovative or original while also trying to incorporate some of the style of the Black universe (Sweet Tooth & Calypso's character designs). It amounts to this game seeming confused in what it was trying to accomplish. Still a fun game though, with some interesting maps and entertaining endings.

8 - Twisted Metal 4 (1999)
This retconned game commits the crime of erasing the events of TM1/2/3 and restarting the universe to tell the tale of how Sweet Tooth rose up the ranks and eventually took over the contest. I'd rather think it was actually TM4 that is all in Sweet Tooth's head, not TMB. This game was actually kind of fun at times though, as it certainly was trying as hard as possible to be different, so the game does feature some interesting original concepts. This game is also known for having a boss battle on each stage, being the only TM game where the tournament restarts upon completion, the first TM that had Create a Car, the first that assigned the player a ranking grade when finishing a level, and it has the distinction of being the Twisted Metal sequel with the most first-time characters as if 989 were trying to do a Street Fighter 3 thing with TM, who knows... but luckily, for us critics and haters, this game was bad enough where 989 Studios did not get a 3rd chance at a Twisted Metal sequel.
Additionally, TM4 was the 3rd TM game in a row where Sweet Tooth was a hidden playable character, despite being on the cover of the game, and featured in commercials.† Roll Eyes

9 - Twisted Metal PS3, aka TMX (2012)
Twisted Metal 2012, being the stupid child of Rogue Trip Vacation 2012 and Twisted Metal Head-On, returned the emphasis to offense; ramming, turbo ramming, turbo dash ramming, homings, auto lock weapons, multiple juice specials for everyone, super machine guns, rockets as sidearms. All that would be nice if the game had more defense beyond using shield, absorption shield, map obstacles as a shield, and grabbing healths which maps had an overabundance of, as it had an overabundance of turbo, and well, everything. The maps are not that well designed in this game & the inclusion of special team vehicles (Junkyard Dog as a medic, Juggernaut as a Super Darkside, Talon and ST as flying menaces, and Vermin as a camping remote rocket launcher) created unneeded controversy and division among fans, as well as the lack of a common dodging ability. There were some weapon ideas that were good in this game though, like exploding ricos & the shotgun. Nuke mode was a wasted opportunity, an attempt at something like capture the flag, a mode that had potential but was too flawed. Story mode was a waste but fun for a couple days, with 3 episodes, 3 bosses, 3 races, electric cage, DM, endurance, and pregnant juggernaut matches. It wasn't reflective of a true TM experience, but it did offer the first official live-action Twisted Metal story (I am excluding TM1's live-action cutscenes as they were cut from the final game). Additionally this game allows 4 drivers to drive whichever vehicle they want, diminishing the driver-vehicle relationship that was established in the series. It introduces a faction concept despite the TM contest never having been about gang warfare before. On the positive side, the game features some cool music by Larry Lalonde (Primus/Possessed), a Buckethead song, and Chuck E. Myers/Tommy Hopkins doing one final TM anthem.

10 - Twisted Metal III (1998)
This is the worst of the main series. The first sequel to TM2, this game is more like a parody of TM2 that carried over the same ideas, as it returns World Tour, Calypso in a blimp, a wrecked LA as the starting point, Minion as the mid-boss, and Sweet Tooth as a hidden playable character (despite being on the cover of the game and in TV commercials). This game is only really fun for me with gameshark codes on that allow me to play as Darkside and Primeval, because the main roster of this game is total trash although you could make a case for Firestarter and Club Kid who have pretty good specials. Returning characters were turned into joke characters for the most part, both in terms of story and how they played as vehicles. This game also lacked Shield for some odd reason and is the only Twisted Metal sequel that does. The attempt at more realistic physics was laughable but the graphics were okay, and if you love Rob Zombie and Lance Lenhart's TM guitar style, then you couldn't really complain about the soundtrack, since they made up 67 percent of it. Despite lackluster multiplayer it was the first Playstation TM to offer 3 & 4 player matches, and one of two titles that offered an AI ally in single player.

11 - Twisted Metal: Lost, & Sweet Tour (2008)
Why is TM Lost the worst game in the series? Because the story is a lie, for one. The TMB2 team did not die in a plane crash, and that fictitious account is not just morbid but disrespectful to them and the fans too. That aside, the game is fun, but not that fun. The gameplay is Head-On, the cars are Twisted Metal Black but they look like they don't want to be there, the map is some of Harbor City, the music is sped up TMB music, the Ricos are TM2 style in size, and the Low Health alarm is annoying as hell. The TML driver bios are not really canon but they are kind of fun I guess, but without text endings for each driver they are meaningless. The exclusion of Death Port from the short campaign is odd too. I'm not a game designer but I'd think 4 levels and Gold Tooth as a boss would make more sense than 3 levels and no boss fight. TM Lost ultimately just felt like a shameless way of hyping the property for the sake of promoting the next game, & it ended up teasing fans that really wanted TMB2 and were sad about Harbor City never happening. Also, the lack of Minion but the inclusion of a scrapped vehicle like 12-Pak was disappointing to me.† As for Sweet Tour, roaming around Blackfield and reading the factoids was interesting the first time around, but even this Trivia mode felt like a wasted opportunity because it doesn't really give you that good of an idea of what the on-foot mission would have been like since there are no enemies.
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Reply #1 - 03/26/20 at 14:28:15
 
1. Twisted metal Black Online:

TMBO is the definite experience to me. This is where the depth of twisted metal shines in my opinion. The added combos, different special weapons for one car. This game is a gem and I love everything about it. You haven't really experienced twisted metal until you have played black online.

2. Twisted metal 2 PS/PC:

This is my second favorite as it was my first and I have very fond memories of playing it on playstation. I recently started playing it online and started to have a real good time there as well. It's fun revisiting this game and learning about the deeper mechanics of a game from my childhood. The online isn't perfect, but when it works it is great fun. I also love the uber exaggerate physics of getting blasted in the air. I don't know why but it amuses me.

3. Twisted Metal Black:

The gritty stories, some of the best single player gameplay. The original sweetmech. This was the first twisted metal I beat with every character. Warhawk was also a very  interesting last boss. I also enjoyed the way unlockables were structured in this game. It made for a very interesting easter egg hunt.

4. Twisted Metal Small Brawl:

I put this here because it is a fun and well rounded experience, if not a little too easy on the normal mode. It was a fun and imaginative idea I really enjoyed (Being my love of RC cars.  Roll Eyes )

5. Twisted Metal: Head On: Extra Twisted edition:

The second game I completed with every character. This game suffered from the same issue as small brawl, as it being too easy. I did enjoy my first couple of playthroughs but after that it started to feel more monotonous than anything. Probably my biggest grievance with this game was that tower tooth was a stupid idea. I would of liked to see where the sweet tooth Marcus Kane idea was going however. I also never played the original due to not owning a PSP.

6.Twisted Metal 4

I thought twisted metal 4 was a decent car combat game, story aside. I had quite a bit of fun with this one. The biggest issue in all is the fact it feels like it is missing its soul. it feels so odd and out of place.

7. Twisted Metal PS3:
This one, ugh. I felt like it was a good attempt, but much like 4 I felt like it lost it's soul. At Twisted metal's core it is a fighting game, with depth and combos to use against your opponents while being able to be defensive. (Sheilds, Dodging, jumping, etc.) Twisted metal ps3 feels much more like a twitch shooter to me. A third person shooter if you will. And thats not what I come to twisted metal for.

8. Twisted Metal Lost:
I'm ranking this one above twisted metal 3, even though it is a unfinished game. I still enjoyed the gameplay here quite abit. It was a shame it was an unfinished prototype with no story what so ever. Unlike Mosh, I enjoyed 12-pak as well, as retarded as that story was.

9.Twisted metal 3:
Twisted metal 3 had some good weapon ideas, Speed missles, Rain, Morter. Besides that I hate the physics. It really makes maneuvering Awkward. Some of the levels where bad. North pole was a funny addition. The PG take on the story was meh. Overall this is probably the one I have more issues with.

Unranked: Twisted Metal PS/PC:

Its been so long since I've played this one I cannot fairly rank it.
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Reply #2 - 03/26/20 at 15:48:49
 
ÜAdonael wrote on 03/26/20 at 14:28:15:

9.Twisted metal 3:
Twisted metal 3 had some good weapon ideas, Speed missles, Rain, Morter.†


989 were pretty good with making variations of pre-existing weapons. Rain and Mortar were variations of the Napalm concept and Speed missiles sort of combined the machine gun and power missile concepts. TM4 furthered the trend, improved speed missiles by making it more rapid fire, added Rain 2 (a homing napalm), added M.I.R.V. missiles (a barrage of homing missiles), Auto Lob (a short range version of the MIRV missile), Proximity mines (variation of mine), and freeze remote (combing the freeze missile - remote bomb concept)
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Reply #3 - 03/26/20 at 16:12:18
 
ÜAdonael wrote on 03/26/20 at 14:28:15:
Unlike Mosh, I enjoyed 12-pak as well, as retarded as that story was.


Of all the scrapped TM vehicle concepts I have seen I felt 12-Pak had one of the most uninspired designs. It looks like a NASCAR Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna in poor shape and it has the same stats as Spectre so I suppose 12-Pak is like the ugly Twister of the TMB Universe without the charm and without a cool special. You'd think a reticle special might be better than the normal reticle - but it's not even as good.

But I'm more pissed about Minion being left out of Lost. Seriously, wtf, was TM Lost trying to say Minion was dead? Even Calypso got 1 mention in TM Lost, yet zip for Minion.
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Reply #4 - 03/27/20 at 02:55:32
 
I completely agree with Mosh's original list other than I'd rank TM2 above TM1 though. I can certainly understand that ranking though as there are things about the first that I still prefer to the second.

Harbor City remains the tragedy that many of us suspect would have finally given us the perfect Twisted Metal, namely Black's engine with:

(IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE)
1. The ability to turn off healths.
2. The ability to turn off enviro attacks.
3. Balanced relics.
4. The ability to disallow certain cars.
5. The ability to disallow certain weapons.

That we came so close will always be one of life's great tragedies.
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Reply #5 - 03/27/20 at 03:16:07
 
Twisted Metal 2 and then who cares. Black is the only other game that really holds up today I think, the rest are just okay at best and mostly enjoyable for nostalgia. Head-On gets a nod for trying but it was pretty meh in retrospect and TM2012 was a bust. The less said about the 989 era the better. TM4 is only good in comparison to how horrible TMIII was. The original is not very good by todayís standards and mostly excels in level design above anything else. Anyone saying TM1 is a fun experience today is wearing nostalgia goggles.
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Reply #6 - 03/27/20 at 03:37:40
 
Manta Ray wrote on 03/27/20 at 03:16:07:
Twisted Metal 2 and then who cares. Black is the only other game that really holds up today I think, the rest are just okay at best and mostly enjoyable for nostalgia. Head-On gets a nod for trying but it was pretty meh in retrospect and TM2012 was a bust. The less said about the 989 era the better. TM4 is only good in comparison to how horrible TMIII was. The original is not very good by todayís standards and mostly excels in level design above anything else. Anyone saying TM1 is a fun experience today is wearing nostalgia goggles.


There is definitely a nostalgia factor to TM1 but whatever ... nostalgia is fun.

I do think it's one on one gameplay still holds up.
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Reply #7 - 03/27/20 at 05:35:01
 
Not nostalgia glasses in my case. I didn't even like Twisted Metal 1 all that much back in the 90s. It's a title that grew on me over time.

It is quite an impressive game for one that was made on a budget less than 1 million dollars.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 was made on a budget of 250 million dollars and I have zero interest in playing it, whereas I can put on TM1 right now, 25 years after it was made, and still enjoy a playthrough with Darkside, Hammerhead, Warthog, Pit Viper, Crimson Fury, and the rest.
It's also the kind of multiplayer game you can play with a friend who isn't a good Twisted Metal player. I'm pretty sure TM1 had the most fair duel experience in the series if I'm not mistaken.

TM1 also has an Arcade Game quality more than the other TM games with the short 6 map campaign, text endings, mini-maps in duel, the armed referees, and with how the level passwords apply to any vehicle (although TM1 PC allowed players to save their game).

Unlike TM2 the AI actually plays a lot more fair in TM1. In TM2 there are times you will get frozen non-stop 'til death by the AI. That's not exactly cool and not something you worried about in TM1. I think TM co-creator Mike Giam's absence in Twisted Metal 2 World Tour hurt the title a bit, at least in terms of gameplay depth, as he probably would have fixed some of those design flaws. He was a rather good designer and all.

TM1 PC had some cool little extras as well -† Dusk/Day environment settings, text taunts, a different Darkside special - plus improved graphics.

Also, the soundtrack of the game rocks. Rooftops is an epic orchestral track, and the hard rock tracks have some great Van Halen-ish guitar soloing.

I also like that TM1 has 1 boss fight. Every other TM game felt it necessary to have 2 or more, but with the way TM1 has only one and how Minion is presented as the winner of the previous contest is badass to me, and the only time we see Minion as the final boss in the series.

The game also featured a cool hidden challenge - The Fight For Your Life! - arena battle with 5 opponents. It was sort of a precursor to Challenge Mode, but doesn't get recognized as such.

And TM1 is the only TM game where most fans can agree on who won the contest (Outlaw).
I really hope that if a Twisted Metal movie were ever made it would be a loose adaptation of the first game or TM Black which thematically is closer to TM1 than 2.
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Reply #8 - 03/27/20 at 08:08:05
 
Manta Ray wrote on 03/27/20 at 03:16:07:
Anyone saying TM1 is a fun experience today is wearing nostalgia goggles.


Hey now, that's the game that started it all. I still like the tone of the game even to this day. That being said, you say you like TM2 when it's only 1 year apart from TM1. Careful with those goggles, they might break on you.

Rankings:

1) Twisted Metal Black Online: Aside from being a standalone online title of its counterpart (TMB), it's a game that I never had the experience of playing in its original run. After playing during the Xlink Kai days, I wanted more but technical issues got in the way of continuing further. After hearing about the revival server, I had to come back! Experiencing Twisted Metal online like this is such a unique experience in itself, that I can no longer play against the AI. Gameplay in TMBO is unexpected and makes you analyze your own strategies plus your opponents. It's almost endless fun.

2) Twisted Metal 1: Originally, I wanted to place TM2 on here but I would not be a TM fan if it weren't for this game. Levels like River Park Rumble and Cyburbia remain embedded into my memory to this day and give out the mysterious yet action packed aura that surrounds and define this game. It's also unique in the sense that this is the only game without any Advanced Attacks (AA). Occasionally, I play Duel mode and while I wish some of the expanded versions of the levels were playable, it's still fun.

3) Twisted Metal 2: I should make this game tied for second place but oh well. We saw TM1 as a local contest, and TM2 kicked it up a notch by making the phenomena worldwide. It introduced AA that would remain a TM staple from each game on. Every level had packed enemies while giving yourself some breathing space, with each level being unique in its design and setting. Loved the stories along with Dark Tooth.

4) Twisted Metal Black: After returning to the original developers, we got to see another TM at last. Physics and gameplay have changed drastically from its predecessors and gave it a unique flair in the franchise's history. For those who first came across this title, it took some getting used to. From personal experience, it was a game that took a good while to getting used to after playing TM1/2 for so long. Overall, the story and characters are the greatest out of all TM titles. I almost want to rank this #2 as well.

5) Twisted Metal 2 PC: Being another version of TM2, it plays nearly the same as its counterpart albeit with improved graphics and introducing an online system. When it works, it can be a blast and provides additional life to TM2. Its main flaw is that it is somewhat difficult to set up and tends to crash from time to time.

6) Twisted Metal Small Brawl: Not many TM fans have had the chance to play this iteration of TM, but it is a fun game nonetheless. The final hurrah on the PS1, it has its charm and played this a lot. 2 Player mode was fun although I never played it as much in comparison to the other titles. I don't think I can play this game anymore, but I would recommend to play this game at least once.

7) Twisted Metal Head-On (PSP Edition): First TM title to be featured on a handheld, I was stoked. Craving for new TM, the game featured side challenges that were optional and were fun. That is to say, it also had online features that I experienced for a short time. Wish I had an online connection sooner. Thankfully, it brought me over to TMA. Gameplay was ehh from how I view it now and lacked some substance compared to TMB and TM2 in terms of difficulty, so this game I can't play ever again.

8) Twisted Metal 4: Looking back at it, some of this game's content were later introduced onto future titles, weapons wise. It's hard to place it ahead of a few other titles that I will mention but I must give credit where it's due, they at least tried to make TM different. I still think it should have been called something else but sales would have suffered. Storywise, it didn't capture the same feel as the original TMs. Physics weren't that great, certainly not the worst.

9) Twisted Metal PS3: All of us were stoked to hear about a new TM coming back. Tons of hype with an impressive surprise trailer at the end of E3 2010, it looked promising. Sadly, it didn't live up to expectations. The concept of factions seemed like a great idea but never materialized into anything. Stories were among the worst in the game but the game saves itself with its online component...when it worked. Online is better in a sense than Head-On, but I had a hard time playing a match before I disconnected or if the teams were imbalanced. Wish more players had interest in other modes such as Nuke mode that was shown to the public instead of just Deathmatches.

10) Twisted Metal: Head On - Extra Twisted Edition: Ported over from the PS2, my impression was that I was going to play TM online once again after the Head On servers shut down alongside the extra content. Unfortunately, it was a run down version of its PSP version with sound issues and unchallenging AI. It was a joke, but it saved itself with the extra content of TM Lost.
The extra content made me feel somewhat sad that there was so much done for Harbor City and gave us hope for a new TM title, which we later found out did occur. It left me wanting more but after beating the extra campaign, I was disappointed with the mysterious letter. Feels almost like a dark, twisted joke played on us. Only good thing I can say about this title was that it was $20.

11) Twisted Metal 3: Technically speaking, I can say this was the first TM I purchased. After playing TM1, I was expecting TM3 to play in a similar pattern but the physics were just too annoying to deal with. I mostly played this game with cheat codes to entertain myself after my cousin decided to give me his. I explored this game a lot but each time I beat the game, I felt like nothing was accomplished. Stories and endings were so unforgettable that I sometimes go onto YouTube to try and remember how they went. It's that bad.
The game introduced a 'Fell to Death' mechanic that can occur when a vehicle gets sent flying very far from the map. It tended to crash the game for the most part. Did you know that you can freeze the game from the character selection screen when this occurs?
I played this game too much, that I hate to say I'm too good at TM3. I really do.
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Reply #9 - 03/27/20 at 11:11:48
 
Your first sentence is literally referencing the fact itís the first. Nostalgia. Twisted Metal 2 expanded on everything the first game started, itís better in every way and because we never got to see a third installment it remains the best in my opinion. Twisted Metal: Black was a game I also enjoyed but felt like an entirely different kind of animal to the original 2 games. Head-On tried to emulate the magic of World Tour and while it was a decent attempt it failed. Twisted 2, in the opinion, is lightning in a bottle while the first game is more like a proof of concept.
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Reply #10 - 03/28/20 at 02:03:30
 
Manta Ray wrote on 03/27/20 at 11:11:48:
Your first sentence is literally referencing the fact itís the first. Nostalgia. Twisted Metal 2 expanded on everything the first game started, itís better in every way and because we never got to see a third installment it remains the best in my opinion. Twisted Metal: Black was a game I also enjoyed but felt like an entirely different kind of animal to the original 2 games. Head-On tried to emulate the magic of World Tour and while it was a decent attempt it failed. Twisted 2, in the opinion, is lightning in a bottle while the first game is more like a proof of concept.



You arguably have some pretty rose colored glasses there too bud.

In my opinion, though, if graphics are deemed minor, both games have strengths modern games of today lack.
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Reply #11 - 03/28/20 at 02:29:34
 
-Kilrahi- wrote on 03/28/20 at 02:03:30:
You arguably have some pretty rose colored glasses there too bud.

In my opinion, though, if graphics are deemed minor, both games have strengths modern games of today lack.

What I mean is Twisted 2 and Black are two great experiences but feel like two different things, while the second game is everything the original wants to be. Itís a natural progression. What would you go back to the original for? Tank controls? Needlessly derivative weapon pickups? Crimson and Darkside? Most of the roster has the same bland special. The only really cool exceptions are first person view which has no practical purpose and helicopter view which is similarly pointless.
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Reply #12 - 03/28/20 at 03:28:29
 
I happen to agree that 2 is a better game.

However, I have to admit, the controls of 1 are far superior. Yes, you can get used to 2, but the bouncy effect is way overdone and the floaty nature of the cars can be hella annoying.

Further, I like the tone of 1 better. It's grittier, darker, and a bit spooky. In fact, I always felt Black was a bit of a spiritual successor to the first one. Assuming a person really liked the characters and levels better as well, I could see preferring 1.
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Reply #13 - 03/28/20 at 05:12:23
 
-Kilrahi- wrote on 03/28/20 at 03:28:29:
I happen to agree that 2 is a better game.

However, I have to admit, the controls of 1 are far superior. Yes, you can get used to 2, but the bouncy effect is way overdone and the floaty nature of the cars can be hella annoying

I know what you mean, Iíve felt the same way before about Black. The cars are more grounded and less bouncy like you are saying. Maybe that is the comfortable medium but I miss the air you could get in the second game. Mainly though itís the inability to rotate on an axis that keeps me from having fun with Twisted 1. I think the soundtrack in the game is amazing and the two levels I think are best from that game happen to be unlockable in the second. Going back to your Black comparison, a lot of levels like River Park and the Freeway are remade as Downtown and Highway Loop. I appreciate the original game for starting the series but if Iím going to rank these games at face value there are much better reiterations of the same concepts.
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Re: Rank the Series, 2020 Edition
Reply #14 - 03/28/20 at 12:22:57
 
1. Twisted Metal: Black
2. Twisted Metal 2
3. Twisted Metal: Head-On (Extra Twisted Edition) (It's fun to hack!)
4. Twisted Metal 1
5. Twisted Metal PS3 (I prefer my own music playlist)
6. Twisted Metal: Small Brawl
7. Twisted Metal 4
8. Twisted Metal III
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