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WipEout XL

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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.


WipEout XL PlayStation First-person view
WipEout XL Macintosh Musically fuelled by legendary Amiga game composer Tim Wright aka. CoLD SToRAGE.
WipEout XL Windows Title Screen
WipEout XL PlayStation Ruins tunnel

Alternate Titles

  • "WipEout 2097" -- European title

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User Reviews

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

The Press Says

IGN PlayStation Nov 26, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Coming Soon Magazine PlayStation Nov 15, 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Obligement Amiga Jan, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Gamezilla Windows Aug 17, 2000 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
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn Aug 12, 2006 75 out of 100 75
GameSpot Windows Aug 26, 1997 7.1 out of 10 71
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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The "version" of Wipeout seen in the Hackers movie (see previous trivia) was from a very early SoftImage animation created before the original Wipeout, to see how the game could possibly look. It was spotted by some movie people who wanted to put it into Hackers, so an extended version was created and tailored for the film. The sound effects track was created by PC Music.
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