Mark Androvich of Eurogamer writes: Believe it or not, the longest-running PlayStation-exclusive franchise is not Gran Turismo, Ape Escape or even Hot Shots Golf. It's Twisted Metal. It debuted when the original PlayStation launched in 1995.
TM: HO: ETE is the first PSP-to-PS2 conversion that I would recommend unconditionally to fans of the series. The fast-paced gameplay is better suited to the PS2 than the PSP, and the new PS2 edition adds a host of extras that make it a better package. It also doesn't hurt that the game is being released at a bargain price (USD 19.99 in the States, where it's released this week).
The bottom line is that TM: HO: ETE provides the same fast-paced action that the series has always been known for, but which has failed to evolve since TM2 in 1996. I appreciated the chance to play the lost levels, but it didn't take long to explore them all - and in 2008 they just didn't have the same "wow" factor that they might have had in 2001. Newcomers who own a PS2 would be better off purchasing Twisted Metal: Black