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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 Hot action ahead (Vineta K).
WipEout HD PlayStation 3 Tight corners (Sebenco Climb).
WipEout HD PlayStation 3 Starting grid (Vineta K).
WipEout HD PlayStation 3 No guardrail at Chenghou Project.

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WipEout HD Render
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WipEout HD Screenshot
WipEout HD Render


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Critic Reviews

1UP Sep 26, 2008 A 100
GameFocus Oct 06, 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
IGN UK Sep 16, 2008 9.2 out of 10 92
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Sep 29, 2008 A- 91 (UK) Sep 15, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Digital Chumps Sep 29, 2008 9 out of 10 90
engarde Jan, 2009 9 out of 10 90 Sep 30, 2008 83 out of 100 83
Binary Joy Oct 25, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamePro (US) Sep 30, 2008 3.75 out of 5 75


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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 (9071) added WipEout HD (PlayStation 3) on Dec 24, 2008