WipeOut 64

Nintendo 64
  • Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Nov 3, 1998
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. 91
    Wipeout 64, Psygnosis first N64 effort, is one hell of a ride that is all about new additions, better control, more speed and enhanced graphics. And guess what? Even the music rocks. We think Nintendo 64 owners are in for a real surprise with this one.
  2. 100
    Wipeout 64 has everything a futuristic racer needs: A healthy variety of tracks, slickly designed craft, weapons, numerous game modes, hidden goodies, and speed, speed, SPEED! This is a must-have for every N64 gamer's library!
  3. The gameplay of WipeOut 64 is really just classic WipeOut. There are no big innovations here, but that still doesn’t stop this game from being one of the top racing games out there.
  4. Wipeout 64 isn't a bad game by any means. It just doesn't have the same level of adrenaline pumping action and playability that Miyamoto's racer has.
  5. Sure F-Zero X has 30 tracks and a random track generator, but it is lacking one thing that Wipeout has: variation. Wipeout has more variety and in some cases, better track design. All in all, Wipeout 64 offers a good balance of racing and action.
  6. Doesn't really add a whole bunch of new twists to the WipeOut-elegance we've known and loved since 1995 but you can't deny that the game is an extremely fast-paced, action-stuffed, super slick interpretation of the experience we found on the seminal PlayStation discs.
  7. Compared to other racing games on the market, Wipeout 64 has one tremendous advantage: its graphics are absolutely gorgeous. However, a racer lives and dies by its gameplay, and Wipeout 64 has that locked up pretty well too. The control is dead-on and the courses are well designed.
  8. Plays exceptionally well. The cool design, well-balanced weapons, challenging courses and blistering speed of the Wipeout games have been perfectly retained in the N64's first encounter with the series.
  9. Psygnosis did a killer job with not only track design, but in giving the whole game a feel and challenge that usually only comes with good Formula One racers.

Awards & Rankings

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#15 Most Discussed N64 Game of 1998
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. May 29, 2012
    8
    Fast paced arcade racing game with futuristic flying vehicles. Cool tracks filled with power-ups (Mario Kart style) that allow you to chaseFast paced arcade racing game with futuristic flying vehicles. Cool tracks filled with power-ups (Mario Kart style) that allow you to chase and destroy your enemies. One of the best futuristic racers ever made. The only downside is about the graphics, they are a direct port from PS which is an inferior hardware. Still, this is a very good game. Full Review »