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Twisted Metal vehicles and weapons guide

The Outlaw is one of the most well-rounded vehicles. Decent defense, good maneuverability, and turrets that automatically track targets also make it a fantastic choice for beginners. 

Speed: 2

Armor: 3

Special: 3


Special: Turret with Grenades (47 max)

Pressing R2 will prompt the auto-locking gunner to fire continuously until the special runs out. If you repeatedly press R2 during this time, he/she will also launch grenades. Really, there’s no reason not to mash R2 for the duration the turret is firing. Pressing R3 changes targets. Press down on the d-pad to fire behind you.


Alt Special: Turret with Rockets (70 max)

This works just like the primary special, only it cannot be fired behind you.



The Junkyard Dog is really only useful during team matches, where its alt special is a health taxi. In non-team games, the health taxi turns into an underwhelming weapon. 

Speed: 2

Armor: 4

Special: 3


Special: Taxi Toss (35 max)

Press R2 once to spawn a dragging taxi behind your vehicle. Press R2 again to launch the taxi forward. You can also launch it backwards by pressing down on the d-pad. You can deal a small amount of damage to enemies by dragging the taxi into them, but this is hardly a useful tactic.


Alt Special (team game): Health Taxi

In any team-based game, you can drop a health taxi for your friends to pick up.


Alt Special (non-team game): Shockwave Taxi (20, 60 stage 2)

This turns your taxi into a remote bomb (R2 to detonate) with a very wide radius. If you let it sit until it reaches stage 2, the damage output increases. It may not seem like a lot, but you can catch multiple vehicles in the blast. Beware that you can damage yourself as well, and if you hit an enemy directly with your taxi toss, the bomb will automatically detonate. As such, don’t forget that you can set it down behind you by pressing down on the d-pad.



The Juggernaut is a massive, hulking semi truck that is extremely slow, but its turbo boost ram can deal a whopping 100 damage. However, the only time this truck truly shines is during team games, when teammates can drive inside your cab and take control of the extremely powerful rocket turrets. The Juggernaut’s driver can only control its mines, making the vehicle nearly useless for solo missions. 

Speed: 1

Armor: 5

Special: 3


Special: 8 Mines (25 max each)

Press R2 once to deploy the mines, then again to launch them forward. Press down on the d-pad to drop them behind you. Given how slow Juggernaut is, this is a fantastic weapon for shaking off pursuers.

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6 comments

  • daquan-jenkins-thomas - March 10, 2012 2:26 a.m.

    it saddens me that nobody has mentioned absolutely anything about Axel and how to unlock him or anything.
  • Rub3z - February 21, 2012 2:54 p.m.

    To unlock the Warthog and have any hope of beating the campaign on Twisted with all gold medals... grab a friend. Seriously. I played through once on hard (solo) to unlock some of the more powerful vehicles like Juggernaut, and played campaign co-op with my buddy. We seriously beat each of the levels (excluding some boss levels) in 5 minutes or less. Just use any combination of vehicles Juggernaut, Sweet Tooth, Junkyard Dog, and Talon. With your buddy as Junkyard Dog, they can throw a taxi to fully heal your colossal Juggernaut, and man the turrets atop you to deliver swift death to your enemies. If you both play as Talon, you can quickly beat some of the challenges just pelting enemies from above with tri-gun fire, especially if you both focus on one at a time. Oh, and for the Juggernaut levels, remember a successful flame saw toss into the grill of the beast will deal 300 damage, so you can then you or your friend can easily do the rest with a few missiles. Employing these strategies makes things much, much easier. Cheers.
  • Jrymanz - February 17, 2012 6:18 p.m.

    Has anyone unlocked Warthog or the laser pistol? I had a tough time beating the game on normal. I don't even want to try twisted.
  • Dman3981 - February 18, 2012 2:27 p.m.

    Also for sniper rifle, elevation effects the speed of its lock on. Almost got Warthog, just need to the final boss on Twisted and I'm set.
  • tiben36 - February 17, 2012 4:42 p.m.

    i see you didnt unlock the warthog yet :3
  • Zeokroe - February 17, 2012 3:58 p.m.

    Just as a note, the shotgun has a potential to do 60 damage as a "Point blank" shot. Essentially, when facing the front windshield at a close range, you "point blank" the driver, doing 60. Also, a note for the Warthog(?)... the tank tread one that I never use, cuz I don't have it. I played as Mr. Grimm, and I charged my special. As what's-his-face did his angled move where he should be able to run me down, I threw the saw and one hit killed him for 300 damage. I believe that the mow over move leaves him more susceptible to damage much like the Juggernaut during campaign.

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