According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Violence
For parents who weren't paying attention to the "mature" rating given by the ESRB, keep your kids away from this one. The in-game explosions and pyrotechnics aren't particularly gory or violent with the exception of a few flaming corpses. The violence is on the same level as a car-flattening monster truck show, but the morally-challenged cast of characters and the disturbing look and content of the menus and movie sequences is sure to rattle younger ones. You've been warned folks.
Long-time fans of the Twisted Metal series will rejoice. After a couple of missteps in the series, Twisted Metal: Black—which was partly produced by the original creators—should restore the franchises popularity to its former glory. The game mainly tries to do one thing, but it does do it rather well and convincingly. The only people who need to stay away are gamers who dislike the car combat genre and repetitious gameplay. As I indicated in my review, Twisted Metal: Black is a "pure" interpretation of the genre with little surprises or deviation from the formula.