Parents' Guide to

Twisted Metal

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Dark combat racing game that is extremely violent and gory.

Game PlayStation 3 2012
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

NOT FOR KIDS horribly violent and gorey


This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

Fun but just pointless

This is just by far a sweet game for ADULTS not kids. The game is about 4 what appear to be mentally illed characters "If you played Twisted Metal Black you would see they all start off in a Insane Asylum". They compete to get a wish the Clown = Kill his own daughter "How stupid", Doll = To be a famous Model, Grimm = To save his faughter. The game even dough i enjoy driving fast cars is very pointless nothing fun really happens its cool but.. it did not take long for me to get over the game and it is by far the most frustrating game i have ever played i broke 2 controllers trying to complete the game with levels that seemed impossible.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (8):

For mature players, Twisted Metal is a good game, though it's not a perfect 10. This new spin on the car combat genre adds high-definition graphics, fast and responsive control, more weapons, bigger and more destructible environments, live-action story sequences, challenging boss battles, three endings, and on- and offline multiplayer modes. But on the flipside, many gamers have experienced problems going online to play against each other, be it connection errors or joining one mode (such as Nuke) but finding yourself in another (perhaps Last Man Standing). There are a few other niggles, too, such as only having three characters to play, but overall this game delivers an exhilarating action experience and should be a treat for long-time fans of the franchise. Do take heed to the warning on the front and back of the box for the game's intense violence, blood, and gore, and strong language.

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