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WipEout XL

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
90
4.0
Windows
77
3.3
Macintosh
65
2.9
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Description

WipEout XL is set in the year 2097, around four decades after its predecessor. Instead of the F3600 anti-gravity racing competition, the game features an even faster and more dangerous tournament: the F5000 AG league. The gameplay system is similar to that of the previous game: players race against each other or computer in high-speed futuristic environments, liberally picking up weapons scattered around the stages and using them against the opponents to finish the race in the highest position.

Each vehicle is provided with a shield; once this shield is breached (by weapons or other kinds of damage), the craft explodes. As in the first game, the vehicles move at very high speeds. The game's four difficulty levels are used to crank the speed up and down, with the highest setting corresponding to the highest speed. In addition to the main championship mode, there are also challenge modes, winning in which rewards the player with faster game settings, new tracks, and new vehicles.

Screenshots

WipEout XL PlayStation Being airlifted back to the race after being sidetracked.
WipEout XL Windows Missile Hit!
WipEout XL PlayStation Loading screen
WipEout XL Macintosh Loading

Alternate Titles

  • "WipEout 2097" -- European title

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User Reviews

A milestone in Sci-Fi racing Windows Firefreak (5)

The Press Says

P.S.X. (Playstation Experience) PlayStation Dec, 1996 99 out of 100 99
NowGamer PlayStation Oct 01, 1996 9.3 out of 10 93
Mega Fun PlayStation Oct, 1996 90 out of 100 90
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 01, 1996 8.5 out of 10 85
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Macworld Macintosh Jul 01, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn Aug 12, 2006 75 out of 100 75
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Oct, 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jul, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
macHOME Macintosh 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

Did you notice that the name of the most powerful weapon in the game ("Quake disruptor") is composed of the names of two first person shooting games? :-)
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