Twisted Metal vehicles and weapons guide

The Road Boat doesn’t have a particularly powerful special weapon set per se, but you can annoy the crap out of your enemies by grabbing them with your front-end magnet and either slamming them into things for damage or hurling them out of bounds. Use the magnet in combination with freeze missiles for maximum effectiveness. 

Speed: 2

Armor: 3

Special: 3

Special: Magnetic Projectiles (33 max)

Like any homing missile, only you can hit three targets at once. The max damage given is for when you hit a single enemy with all three projectiles. If you fire without a lock-on, the projectiles will bounce off any non-vehicular surface. This actually increases their damage potential.

Alt Special: Mega-Magnet (varies)

Once you activate your front-end magnet any vehicle within a certain range will be dragged onto your front bumper. Use this opportunity to turbo boost them into a wall or another vehicle. If you hold R2 with an enemy attached, you can charge up the magnet and launch your foe. Just know that the magnet will not last indefinitely, and that enemies can break free pretty quickly, so deal your damage as fast as you can.

Since both of its special weapons can be manually detonated, the Shadow is a vehicle great for those who have a good sense of what’s going on all around them. 

Speed: 2

Armor: 3

Special: 2

Special: Death Coffin (90 max, 20 indirect)

The Death Coffin is a fast-moving, ground-based projectile that bounces off walls and can be detonated manually by pressing R2. You won’t get the maximum damage unless the coffin travels a considerable distance first.

Alt Special: Reticle Death Coffin (70, 120 stage 2)

This coffin will stay wherever it lands and can be remotely detonated. If you wait for it to reach stage 2 before detonating, the damage output will be much higher. Be careful when throwing the coffin to avoid direct hits; during stage 1, the super coffin does less direct damage than its standard counterpart. 

Here we have the most maneuverable car in the game. It has extremely powerful specials too, but with only one point of armor, you’re going to need some serious driving skills to survive. 

Speed: 5

Armor: 1

Special: 5

Special: Flamethrower (119 max)

This weapon is exactly the same as the Kamikaze’s flamethrower only it deals slightly more damage, making it one of the best specials in the game. Keep it trained on the enemy to get the full damage potential.

Alt Special: Shockwave (20 max)

It’s not very damaging, but the shockwave has a massive radius. Make sure to fully charge the attack by holding R2 for maximum effectiveness. 


  • 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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