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Twisted Metal vehicles and weapons guide

The Kamikaze is nearly as maneuverable as the Crimson Fury, and has slightly more armor. The special weapons are only a bit less impressive.   

Speed: 5

Armor: 2

Special: 4


Special: Flamethrower (105 max)

As you can see, this does some serious damage, but in order to get all of it you’ll need to keep the flames trained on your enemy for the duration of the special attack. Even though the thrower does some auto-tracking, it can be difficult to maintain a clear line of sight; people generally try to avoid flames.


Alt Special: Shock Freeze (20 max)

This weapon has a similar effect to the freeze missile, only it works like a grenade and cannot be thrown/fired. Hold down R2 to charge the weapon, then release it in the vicinity of your enemy. Anyone caught in the blast’s radius will suffer 20 damage and be temporarily frozen.



The Talon is a fast-moving helicopter. It has very low armor, but enemies will often have to manually aim up to get a clear shot. Being able to ignore all terrain is fantastic, though it can be tough to avoid incoming fire, especially once multiple enemies have had enough of your shenanigans.  Click the sticks to use turbo. 

Speed: 4

Armor: 1

Special: 4


Special: Tri-Gunner (150 max)

Pressing R2 will bring you inside the chopper and behind the sights of a mounted turret. Control the turret with the right stick and the horizontal movement of the chopper with the left stick. There is a small degree of auto-targeting to this weapon.


Alt Special: Drop Magnet (60 max)

Activate the magnet then hover above an enemy to pick him/her up. Fly up high and drop your foe with triangle + down for some easy damage. Just be aware that they can shake out of your grasp by mashing buttons.

You can also use the magnet to give teammates a lift. Just don’t drop them from too high a distance.



The Reaper is one of the most maneuverable vehicles in the game and boasts one of the most powerful special attacks (flame saw), but has virtually no armor. Hey, at least you’ll be a smaller target, right? 

Speed: 4

Armor: 1

Special: 5


Special: Chainsaw (40 max, 150 flaming)

Press R2 to chuck your chainsaw. It has some tracking, but because it flies quickly you’ll still want to get lined up.

Hold back on the left stick while driving to pop a wheelie and drag your chainsaw on the ground, setting it on fire. The flaming chainsaw has similar properties to the normal chainsaw, but deals way more damage.


Alt Special: RPG (45 max, 80 stage 2)

Using your alt special stops your vehicle and brings up a first-person reticule. The RPG will stick to whatever it hits, leaving it up to you to detonate when you see fit. If you detonate immediately (stage 1) you’ll deal 45 damage, whereas if you wait until stage 2 before detonating, you’ll deal 80. 

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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