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WipEout

MobyRank MobyScore
PS Vita
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PlayStation
81
3.7
SEGA Saturn
81
3.7
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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 PlayStation 1st-person view
WipEout SEGA Saturn The track scenery is pretty impressive for a 1995 game.
WipEout DOS Fighting for tunnel space
WipEout SEGA Saturn Ohh, look - an ad for Krazy Ivan - another Psygnosis game.

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 ! (1910)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) PlayStation Nov, 1995 5 out of 5 100
Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn May, 1996 90 out of 100 90
neXGam SEGA Saturn Jul, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn Jul 09, 1996 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Zero SEGA Saturn Sep, 1996 42 out of 50 84
Game Zero SEGA Saturn Sep, 1996 19 out of 25 76
Power Play DOS Dec, 1995 73 out of 100 73
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Joystick (French) DOS Dec, 1995 68 out of 100 68
IMPLANTgames SEGA Saturn Aug 10, 2009 5 out of 10 50

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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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