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WipEout is a futuristic racing game set in the year 2052. Racing for one of four teams, the player competes in the F3600 Anti-Gravity Racing League on six tracks. Each team's hovercraft racer has different ratings in speed, acceleration and turning. In addition to high-speed racing, there is also shooting in the game, with different weapon pickups like rockets and mines available, useful for slowing one's opponents down. Shields can also be picked up and can block the weapons' effects.

There are championship, single race and time trial modes. Winning the championship in the regular Venom class unlocks the Rapier class, where the craft are faster and the tracks have slightly different looks.

There is also a two-player mode where two opponents can race and shoot at each other.


WipEout DOS Taking out an opponent
WipEout DOS Main menu
WipEout DOS Shield up
WipEout DOS Tailing behind,  that there's a turbo boost power-up:)

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Alternate Titles

  • "WipE'out"" -- Alternate spelling
  • "ワイプアウト" -- Japanese spelling

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Game Zero 1995 22.5 out of 25 90
Coming Soon Magazine Feb 14, 1996 84 out of 100 84
High Score Apr, 1996 4 out of 5 80
PC Player (Denmark) 1996 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Dec, 1995 73 out of 100 73
Score Dec, 1995 7 out of 10 70
Joystick (French) Dec, 1995 68 out of 100 68
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1995 63 out of 100 63
PC Joker Dec, 1995 46 out of 100 46
Computer Games Magazine 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Buoyed by the success of the game, Sony released in 1995 a full-length CD album called "Wipeout - the Music". 12 tracks of digital audio, rare and extended mixes featuring artists - Chemical Brothers, New Order, Manic Street Preachers, Sunscream, Leftfield, the Prodigy, the Shamen and others. Boasting 140 average beats per minute (bpm)!!!

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Goteki45 (354) added WipEout (DOS) on May 31, 2001
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