Hunt. Shoot. Repeat. That is the basic premise of all of the Twisted Metal
games, including this latest. Oh, I did forget to mention that you may need to run with your tail between your legs once in a while, didn't I? While this is a fun premise, and can actually be quite addictive, it is also all you will do ninety percent of the time. There are a few bonuses, so to speak, hidden within each level, but for the most part you eventually get a feeling of déjà vu.
Twisted Metal: Head-On contains everything from the PSP version plus the (Extra Twisted Edition's) inclusion of 4 unseen and forgotten areas from the unreleased Twisted Metal: Harbor City. This is an exciting revelation for fans of the series, but you may be disappointed that there really isn't much content other than the same old, same old. Hunt. Shoot. Repeat.
The game allows you to choose between Head-On and Lost from the start menu, but both are set up in the exact same manner. Each contains three modes of play: Story, Challenge, and Endurance. As you play through, you can earn unlockables, including bonus areas and more playable characters. Sweet Tooth, Mr. Grimm, and friends return, and you can choose any of them to play as in any mode. Unfortunately, even the Story Mode is extremely lacking. There really isn't much in the way of a story to speak of, just that you work your way through levels of destruction, then face boss battles.
The Challenge Mode is more of the same. Face off against a group of enemies (you choose how many), and survive the round. Endurance is just as it sounds. You will face off against one challenger at a time, and must last as long as possible though the waves of opponents. There is also a Multiplayer Mode in which you can play with a buddy, but a lack of online support, the one thing that could have made Twisted Metal: Head-On a great game on the PS2 really hurts it. Instead, what should be a great party game, Head-On falls flat.