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WipEout Fusion (PlayStation 2)

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Description

WipEout Fusion is a futuristic racing game with action elements. Playing compete in the F9000 Anti-Gravity Race League, driving hovercrafts and sometimes using weapons against opponents to achieve victory.

Like WipEout 3, the game contains single-race and league modes, as well as two-player split screen gameplay. The single race mode (called Arcade) is used to unlock new tracks. The challenge mode from WipEout 64 returns with a few enhancements: each team has its own set of six challenges, which must be completed with a medal in order to unlock the next one. A new Zone mode requires players to drive as many loops as possible on a track while continuously increasing the speed.

New weapons include the proton cannon, flamethrower, gravity bomb, super missiles, seismic field, nitro rocket, and others. A total of eight vehicles and teams are available: Xios (Finland), Feisar (European Consortium), Van Uber (Germany), Tigron (Russia), EG-R (China), G-tech (Japan), Auricom (North America), and Piranha (Brazil). Once a team has completed a sufficient amount of challenges in the Challenge mode, it acquires a license for a unique super weapon.

Another new feature in WipEout Fusion are hovercraft upgrades. Depending on their performance, players receive credits after races, which can be used to increase speed, thrust, weapon power, shield strength, lateral stability, and brake force of a vehicle. Upgraded vehicles can be used in any other game mode, with the exception of the Challenge mode.

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WipEout Fusion PlayStation 2 Choosing the music
WipEout Fusion PlayStation 2 Title Screen
WipEout Fusion PlayStation 2 Get Ready...
WipEout Fusion PlayStation 2 Set a default name

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User Reviews

The best sci-fi racing game ever! Reborn_Demon (124) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

The Press Says

Gaming Target Jul 19, 2002 9.2 out of 10 92
GamePro (US) May 17, 2002 4.5 out of 5 90
PSX Extreme Jun 17, 2002 8.9 out of 10 89
Game Chronicles Jul 18, 2002 8.6 out of 10 86
GameSpy Jul 11, 2002 85 out of 100 85
Digital Entertainment News (den) Jul 21, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de Mar 25, 2002 85 out of 100 85
GotNext Aug 03, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 24, 2002 16 out of 20 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 19, 2002 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

This is the only WipeOut game that didn't feature the progressive design from The Designers Republic.

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Goteki45 (308) added WipEout Fusion (PlayStation 2) on Mar 09, 2002