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  • Summary: It's WipEout time again, with the fourth instalment of the critically acclaimed series exploding onto PlayStation 2. Once again you must push your reactions and abilities to the limit in order to leave your rivals in the dust. With 45 futuristic race circuits to negotiate, WipEout FusionIt's WipEout time again, with the fourth instalment of the critically acclaimed series exploding onto PlayStation 2. Once again you must push your reactions and abilities to the limit in order to leave your rivals in the dust. With 45 futuristic race circuits to negotiate, WipEout Fusion will have you corkscrewing, jumping, barrel-rolling and looping like never before. Other enhancements include the addition of the Endurance and Zone modes, superior AI and the option to customise craft handling to match each course. [Sony Europe] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Play Magazine
    100
    A much deeper and more immersive racer. WipEout fusion less an exercise in memorization and precision than 3...A triumph, as expected. [June 2002, p.52]
  2. The most accessible, fastest, most potent version of the series. It’s arguably the best of the four games that make up the series, but nobody can deny that’s easily the prettiest.
  3. The response of each craft, no matter how demanding, feels gloriously authentic and exudes the same order of weighty behaviour which so successfully separates A-Spec from GT2.
  4. Fast gameplay and tons of features turn what could be an ordinary churned out sequel into a new benchmark for anti-gravity racers.
  5. Fast, slick, pretty and still fun despite only being related to the original “WipeOut” series by name, “Fusion” is as good as off-line futuristic racing can feel and play on the PS2 right now.
  6. A serviceable futuristic racing game that is perhaps a bit too similar to previous installments in the series.
  7. While Wipeout Fusion does not stray too far from the formula created by the original, the small pieces it does alter often detract from what made the previous titles so great.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. MikEPaynE
    Jul 8, 2002
    10
    This game rules, it is the best and i repeat BEST, and i repeat BEST and i repeat BEST racing game there is, because..... RAW IS WIPEOUT!!!! This game rules, it is the best and i repeat BEST, and i repeat BEST and i repeat BEST racing game there is, because..... RAW IS WIPEOUT!!!! AND THATS THE BOTTOM LINE..... CAUSE WIPEOUT SED SO!! so go to your best buy and buy this game, and by the way, only buy it..... IF YOU SMELLLLLLLLL.... WHAT MikEPaynE IS COOKING!! Expand
  2. SeanH.
    Aug 28, 2002
    10
    The Wipeout team have done it again. 10/10 in all aspects. Peace out.
  3. FrazerB.
    Apr 1, 2003
    10
    Ive not played a better two player game.. Superb. Soundtrack finishes it off a beauty!
  4. Weasel13
    May 3, 2002
    9
    Yes, this has been seen before in Wip3out. On the next gen. console, PS2, it feels and looks great. Though there could be more to achieve, as Yes, this has been seen before in Wip3out. On the next gen. console, PS2, it feels and looks great. Though there could be more to achieve, as playing the game, I enjoy it again and again. Expand
  5. Alex
    Nov 19, 2003
    8
    A good game with furious speed!
  6. CiaranM.
    Feb 21, 2002
    8
    Great game, both fast and furious!!! The music is fantastic and really adds great atmosphere as expected. The courses are tough but fun and Great game, both fast and furious!!! The music is fantastic and really adds great atmosphere as expected. The courses are tough but fun and never really make you so mad that you stop playing but frustrated enough to play on more time! The bad point is that it is very similar to all the rest, so if you have the others, wait till you can get it second hand. But if this is going to be your first experience of Wipeout, then go get right now and practice, practice, practice!!!! Expand
  7. Apr 10, 2017
    3
    Graphiquement très présentable (pour de la PS2) si on le considère avec un oeil de 2013 et très beau si on le considère à son époque (on neGraphiquement très présentable (pour de la PS2) si on le considère avec un oeil de 2013 et très beau si on le considère à son époque (on ne trouvait pas beaucoup mieux dans le genre à dire vrai). D'autant plus dommage du coup, ces **** ralentissements qui viennent ternir le tableau parfois. Ambiance sonore et musicale toujours excellente cependant.

    Le gros problème de Fusion, c'est qu'il est devenu bien trop bourrin et con par rapport aux deux premiers épisodes sur PS1 : concurrents trop agressifs, trop d'armes, trop de violence (!)... un Wipeout c'est surtout des trajectoires et des bonus de vitesse et de précision, ce n'est pas simplement dégommer tous les connards devant soi (non Conan, ce n'est pas un jeu pour toi... enfin normalement). Ce Wipeout est devenu tellement débile qu'il n'est pas rare de finir une course à 2 ou 3 concurrents... c'est n'importe quoi.
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#34 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
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#53 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002