Wipeout Fusion PlayStation 2

Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
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  1. A serviceable futuristic racing game that is perhaps a bit too similar to previous installments in the series.
  2. Games Radar
    73
    We've happily sat for ages playing around on Arcade mode and vamping our ship up to obscene speeds but, when the chips are down in the League and the autopilot flies you straight into a series of mines, it's all you can do not to chew off your own face.
  3. 70
    There's no next generation oomph that sneaks up and slaps you on the face like that little bald orange man from the old Tango drink ads, no real sense of feeling justified for making that step up from 32- to 128-bit.
  4. PSM Magazine
    70
    The adrenaline-pumping thrill, sensory bombardment, and frantic combat have been cranked up for PS2. [June 2002, p.34]
  5. Wipeout fans will find something to like about the latest instalment, it’s everything that Wipeout was, however that may in part be a cause of the problem, we’ve seen it all before and done it.
  6. Game Informer
    65
    I'm not saying the game is outdated, I just don't think a new console makes it much more compelling. [June 2002, p.79]
  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.

Awards & Rankings

#32 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
#34 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Gus
    Jan 7, 2005
    7
    This game is okay. the racing is fun and most of the weapons are cool (except the photon cannon) I HATE the music. Its like a really bland ripThis game is okay. the racing is fun and most of the weapons are cool (except the photon cannon) I HATE the music. Its like a really bland rip off of prodigy from the wipeout xl game. Also sometimes I'm really annoyed at a track instead of looking forward to doing it again. Full Review »
  2. Alex
    Nov 19, 2003
    8
    A good game with furious speed!
  3. AdrickR.
    May 6, 2003
    4
    While I will agree this is a good looking game while racing. It is filled with bugs and crappy load screens that aren't even While I will agree this is a good looking game while racing. It is filled with bugs and crappy load screens that aren't even entertaining. The music is pure class b trance garbage. Also the game centers WAY too much on the poorly designed weapons. I also notice no one mentioning the extremely poor two player mode which is such a let down. The game continued to slow down every time we played a track that had even the slightest bit of advanced graphics. All in all this had the potential to be the next Wipeout XL and did not even come close! I wish the original designers would step in and show these yahoos how to really make a hover racing game. Maybe we can glimmer some hope from the new HSX:hypersonic extreme series. Full Review »