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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.


WipEout SEGA Saturn Going into yet another tunnel.
WipEout SEGA Saturn Each track has its own high-score table.
WipEout DOS Twisting track design
WipEout DOS Tailing behind,  that there's a turbo boost power-up:)

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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 (276)
A little piece of history PlayStation Ashley Pomeroy (233)
A interesting piece of history, but little else. PlayStation DANIEL HAWKS ! (1996)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation Nov, 1995 5 out of 5 100
GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Jun, 1996 95 out of 100 95
neXGam SEGA Saturn Jul, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment PlayStation Nov, 1995 9 out of 10 90
Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn May, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 85 out of 100 85
IGN PlayStation Nov 26, 1996 8 out of 10 80
CD Player PlayStation 1996 8 out of 10 80
Power Play DOS Dec, 1995 73 out of 100 73
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1995 63 out of 100 63


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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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