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In Wipeout HD players can choose from a variety of futuristic racers and try to beat the other pilots or the clock to win the race.

The game contains several different racing leagues. To unlock the next league, the player has to win a certain amount of points in the current one. The main difference between each league is that the game gets progressively faster and thus it's harder to keep control of the racer. The race modes are single race, tournament, time trial, fastest lap and zones, where acceleration is automatic, and the single goal is to survive as long as possible without the ship breaking apart.

Ships are controlled mainly by air brakes to achieve tight turns at high speeds. In certain race modes, players also have power-ups at their disposal, like weapons and speed boosts. It is possible to win a race by destroying the entire competition as well. The game also features a multiplayer online mode.


WipEout HD PlayStation 3 Upside down over Moa Therma.
WipEout HD PlayStation 3 Nice cityscape (Chenghou Project).
WipEout HD PlayStation 3 Starting grid (Sebenco Climb).
WipEout HD PlayStation 3 Cozy tunnels (Anulpha Pass).

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Critic Reviews

Game Arena Oct 01, 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
Video Games Daily Sep 22, 2008 9 out of 10 90
IGN Sep 23, 2008 9 out of 10 90 Sep 27, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Thunderbolt Games Sep 29, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Boomtown Sep 29, 2008 9 out of 10 90 (UK) Sep 15, 2008 9 out of 10 90
NZGamer Sep 30, 2008 8 out of 10 80 Sep 26, 2008 16 out of 20 80
Gamestyle Oct 22, 2008 7 out of 10 70


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1001 Video Games

WipEout HD appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
robotriot (8611) added WipEout HD (PlayStation 3) on Dec 24, 2008