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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 Fighting for tunnel space
WipEout DOS Starting grid
WipEout DOS Psygnosis billboard
WipEout DOS Title screen

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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
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Joystick (French) Dec, 1995 68 out of 100 68
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1995 63 out of 100 63
Computer Games Magazine 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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The Saturn version dropped the CoLD SToRAGE track Transvaal from its audio selection, but included three unique songs not available on any other soundtrack or PlayStation version. The tracks were Poison, Planet 9 and Brickbat. Occasionally miscredited to Orbital, Chemical Brothers, and Leftfield, these three tracks were actually created by Rob Lord and Mark Bandola, who are better known as "PC Music," the composers for most of the songs in Wipeout 64.

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Goteki45 (355) added WipEout (DOS) on May 31, 2001
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