AV Club- Twisted Metal rewards not only blunt force, but finesse. In this 10th entry in the 17-year-old franchise where cars blow up other cars, one moment asks you to maneuver your vehicle underneath a humongous monster truck, keeping it there while your ally plants an explosive on its underside. One wrong swerve or acceleration, however slight, sends you flying across a barren field. Immediately afterward, your partner radios that he’s ready to be picked up; the bomb is in place. You detonate it as he begs for his life.
Both of these moments speak to the richness of Twisted Metal, which in its first PlayStation 3 outing, packs little surprises around every sharp turn and blazing ice-cream truck.