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. 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. Every single aspect -- the controls, the gameplay, the graphics, etc. -- has been improved 110%. You may not notice all of the improvements at first, but the game will suck you in immediately.
  3. 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.
  4. GameNow
    91
    If you've never played this series before, Fusion will have you searching the bargain bins for the original PSone titles. [June 2002, p.62]
  5. 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.
  6. 90
    Although it doesn't break much new ground and the series' vibe has become more mainstream with age, Wipeout Fusion is simply an excellent, action packed racing game. [July 2002, p.73]
  7. 90
    There is so much to do and so many different ways to play that you will get at months of playing out of this game.
  8. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    90
    It was worth the wait; this is every bit the Wipeout you've been waiting for. [June 2002, p.100]
  9. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    85
    Fusion's control, graphics and tracks are so spot-on that once mastered, weaving through the curves at supersonic speeds becomes second-nature. [June 2002, p.112]
  10. 85
    It is in many ways the best of the bunch, but somewhere along the line it has lost that cool edge that made the series so legendary.
  11. Fast gameplay and tons of features turn what could be an ordinary churned out sequel into a new benchmark for anti-gravity racers.
  12. Taking hairpin turns and navigating loop-the-loops at 500 mph is Wipeout’s equivalent of a boring straightaway.
  13. 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.
  14. 80
    This is without a doubt the single best looking and playing hovercraft racing game on any next generation platform.

Awards & Rankings

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#33 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
44
#44 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. 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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  2. 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 »
  3. Alex
    Nov 19, 2003
    8
    A good game with furious speed!