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Description

WipEout is a futuristic racing game set in the year 2052. Racing for one of four teams, the player competes in the F3600 Anti-Gravity Racing League on six tracks. Each team's hovercraft racer has different ratings in speed, acceleration and turning. In addition to high-speed racing, there is also shooting in the game, with different weapon pickups like rockets and mines available, useful for slowing one's opponents down. Shields can also be picked up and can block the weapons' effects.

There are championship, single race and time trial modes. Winning the championship in the regular Venom class unlocks the Rapier class, where the craft are faster and the tracks have slightly different looks.

There is also a two-player mode where two opponents can race and shoot at each other.

Screenshots

WipEout DOS Twisting track design
WipEout DOS Third-person view
WipEout SEGA Saturn Each track has its own high-score table.
WipEout DOS A fork in the track

Alternate Titles

  • "WipE'out"" -- Alternate spelling
  • "ワイプアウト" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Better than Playstation version? You decide... SEGA Saturn AG Wolf (255)
A little piece of history PlayStation Ashley Pomeroy (233)
A interesting piece of history, but little else. PlayStation DANIEL HAWKS ! (1896)

Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Jun, 1996 95 out of 100 95
neXGam PlayStation Jul, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn Jul 09, 1996 8.5 out of 10 85
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 85 out of 100 85
CD Player PlayStation 1996 8 out of 10 80
PC Player (Denmark) DOS 1996 80 out of 100 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 3 Jun 29, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Edge PlayStation Aug 24, 1995 8 out of 10 80
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1995 63 out of 100 63
IMPLANTgames SEGA Saturn Aug 10, 2009 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

It was named Best PlayStation Game of the Year and Best Racing Game of the Year in Game Players 1995 Holiday Edition (Vol. 8, No. 13)

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