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WipEout

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
81
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DOS
72
3.3
PlayStation 3
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Description

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.

Screenshots

WipEout DOS A fork in the track
WipEout DOS Missile miss
WipEout SEGA Saturn This spiraling descent has since became a staple Wipeout moment.
WipEout SEGA Saturn Woohoo! I'm first! Unlike the second installment Wipeout allows you to select a pilot.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Better than Playstation version? You decide... SEGA Saturn AG Wolf (255)
A little piece of history PlayStation Ashley Pomeroy (233)
A interesting piece of history, but little else. PlayStation DANIEL HAWKS ! (1928)

The Press Says

GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Jun, 1996 95 out of 100 95
Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn May, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Feb 14, 1996 84 out of 100 84
IGN PlayStation Nov 26, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Edge PlayStation Aug 24, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Joystick (French) DOS Dec, 1995 68 out of 100 68
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1995 63 out of 100 63
IMPLANTgames SEGA Saturn Aug 10, 2009 5 out of 10 50
Computer Games Magazine DOS 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Feb 24, 2001 D 25

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The PlayStation version of Wipeout appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Version differences

The standard 1995 US version contains only the tracks from Cold Storage. The 1997 platinum release featured three extra tracks from Leftfield, Orbital and The Chemical Brothers.

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