Twisted Metal: Head-On: Extra Twisted Edition review

When the bonus content is more enticing than the game, something's up

If you're a really big fan, and remember the super-bland endings to the first game, seeing the lost live-action endings is priceless. They're cheesy, campy, over the top, terribly acted and every other descriptor you'd add to a budgetless high school film project. Here's just a taste:

Once you've laughed your ass off at these bad boys enough there's still one more feature of note - the Sweet Ride, an incomplete third-person adventure game starring Sweet Tooth. It's brown, drab and ugly as hell, but that's not the point. It's included as a means to uncover 29 factoids about the unfinished Twisted Metal Black 2, including concept art, behind-the-scenes info and developer photos. Guiding a sloppily controlled Sweet Tooth around a network of sewers is just as boring as it sounds, but it's fun to see in a "here's what might have been" kind of way.

Like we said in the very first paragraph, this is a love letter to longtime fans first and a cheap means for new players to meet the series second. Head-On is a complete game and fun for a while, but the extra features are the real reason you'll want to sniff around.

Feb 6, 2008

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DescriptionThe vehicular manslaughter part is still satisfying after three years - but it's the bonus content that steals the show.
US censor ratingTeen
UK censor ratingRating Pending
Release date6 February 2008 (US), (UK)