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WipEout XL (Windows)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
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WipEout 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 XL Windows Silver
WipEout XL Windows Missile Hit!
WipEout XL Windows In-cockpit view
WipEout XL Windows Title Screen

Alternate Titles

  • "WipEout 2097" -- European title

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User Reviews

A milestone in Sci-Fi racing Firefreak (5) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

The Press Says

Gamezilla Aug 17, 2000 90 out of 100 90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Sep 01, 1997 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Power Play Jun, 1997 85 out of 100 85
Gamesmania 1997 80 out of 100 80
Computer Games Magazine 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 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 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Germany) Jul, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Did you notice that the name of the most powerful weapon in the game ("Quake disruptor") is composed of the names of two first person shooting games? :-)
Casualty (726) added WipEout XL (Windows) on Jan 22, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Kohler 86 (7220), Kabushi (116517), Grant McLellan (545) and Mike Clarke (57)