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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 Psygnosis billboard
WipEout SEGA Saturn Deploying the awesome shield powerup.
WipEout SEGA Saturn The track scenery is pretty impressive for a 1995 game.
WipEout PlayStation 3rd-person view

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 ! (1896)

Critic Reviews

Electric Playground PlayStation Oct 03, 1995 10 out of 10 100
Game Players PlayStation Nov, 1995 96 out of 100 96
MAN!AC PlayStation Oct, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Feb 14, 1996 84 out of 100 84
Video Games PlayStation Sep, 1995 78 out of 100 78
Video Games SEGA Saturn Apr, 1996 76 out of 100 76
Power Play DOS Dec, 1995 73 out of 100 73
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1995 70 out of 100 70
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Feb 24, 2001 D 25


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It was named Best PlayStation Game of the Year and Best Racing Game of the Year in Game Players 1995 Holiday Edition (Vol. 8, No. 13)

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