DescriptionWipEout XL is set in the year 2097, around four decades after its predecessor. Instead of the F3600 anti-gravity racing competition, the game features an even faster and more dangerous tournament: the F5000 AG league. The gameplay system is similar to that of the previous game: players race against each other or computer in high-speed futuristic environments, liberally picking up weapons scattered around the stages and using them against the opponents to finish the race in the highest position.
Each vehicle is provided with a shield; once this shield is breached (by weapons or other kinds of damage), the craft explodes. As in the first game, the vehicles move at very high speeds. The game's four difficulty levels are used to crank the speed up and down, with the highest setting corresponding to the highest speed. In addition to the main championship mode, there are also challenge modes, winning in which rewards the player with faster game settings, new tracks, and new vehicles.
- "WipEout 2097" -- European title
Part of the Following Groups
|A milestone in Sci-Fi racing||Firefreak (5)|
The Press Says
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Sep 01, 1997||90|
|Gamezilla||Aug 17, 2000||90 out of 100||90|
|Power Play||Jun, 1997||85 out of 100||85|
|Gamesmania||1997||80 out of 100||80|
|Computer Games Magazine||1997||80|
|PC Jeux||Jun, 1997||76 out of 100||76|
|GameSpot||Aug 26, 1997||7.1 out of 10||71|
|PC Games (Germany)||Jul, 1997||70 out of 100||70|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Oct, 1997||70|
|PC Player (Germany)||Jul, 1997||60|
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TriviaThe game's excellent soundtrack includes music by Prodigy, Future Sound of London and The Chemical Brothers. Note however that all the songs are licensed versions of previously released material, so no new stuff.
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