Wipeout HD PlayStation 3

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  • Summary: [Playstation Network] Get ready to race at blazing speeds and experience adrenaline-filled, anti-gravity racing action in full-1080p High Definition running at60-frames-per-second on PS3. Featuring a selection of the best tracks taken from previous versions of the wipEout franchise, wipEout[Playstation Network] Get ready to race at blazing speeds and experience adrenaline-filled, anti-gravity racing action in full-1080p High Definition running at60-frames-per-second on PS3. Featuring a selection of the best tracks taken from previous versions of the wipEout franchise, wipEout HD offers meticulously crafted and fully reworked tracks that showcase the processing power of PS3. And for the first time, players have the option to navigate their ships utilizing the SIXAXIS wireless controller’s motion sensing technology. Also new to the series, wipEout HD supports two-player split-screen racing offline so players can race with others in the same room. Additionally, players can take on the best competition from around the world in online multiplayer modes as up to eight players are able to compete against each other in a range of online races. Furthermore, wipEout HD includes trophy support on PS3, giving players the opportunity for further bragging rights. And to keep the adrenaline flowing, wipEout HD includes nine tracks from wipEout Pulse soundtrack, all remixed in 5.1 Dolby surround, including artists like Kraftwerk, Booka Shade and Noisia. wipEout HD also supports custom soundtracks so players can race while listening to their own music collection stored on the PS3’s built-in hard drive. Featuring 12 racing teams, eight reversible tracks and five game modes, wipEout HD is aavailable exclusively for download on Playstation Store. [SCEA] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
  1. 100
    That it's available to anyone with a broadband connection for an extremely reasonable price point instantly places Wipeout HD in the must-buy/must-have category for anyone who considers themselves a fan of high-quality, high-speed, white-knuckle racing.
  2. WipEout HD is a remix in the most proper sense - it takes what made the series popular, gives it an ample layer of polish, and slaps on a hard-to-resist price tag.
  3. Though Wipeout HD isn’t exactly the new experience that Wipeout fans may have hoped for, the amazing visual and audio upgrades and the dearth of actual content and features make this another must have game on the PlayStation Network.
  4. 90
    The lack of an Elimination mode constricts the variety of gameplay and no additional skin-editing functions is irksome, but these issues don't prevent WipEout HD from doing what the franchise does best: go really, really fast.
  5. It’s cheap, it’s fun, it’s challenging, and it’s a much less embarrassing way to relive the ‘90s than reuniting your old band.
  6. WipEout HD may not make the huge industry-changing impact it once did, but this is the most accessible entry to date (delivery method aside), and easily one of the most impressive technical demonstrations on the PS3.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 37
  2. Negative: 3 out of 37
  1. Oct 31, 2011
    10
    The sound, graphics, and presentation of this game are absolutely fantastic. For aesthetics it gets full credit completely. You can read aboutThe sound, graphics, and presentation of this game are absolutely fantastic. For aesthetics it gets full credit completely. You can read about those anywhere, so I won't go into detail.

    Unfortunately, it's a game you have to get into and learn fanatically to have any chance at winning. This would be great if I had to develop a skill set - I go nuts for deep and difficult games, like Demon's Souls for example, that make you concentrate and get better to win. But memorizing tracks is pure tedium, not any kind of creative design choice, and that's all the challenge comes down to. Whether or not you know what's coming up, and if you can run the track perfectly enough for that gold to advance to the next track, which you'll have to memorize in the exact same way. There's no depth at all to the skill, it's just whether or not you know exactly what to do for that particular track.

    With some leeway and better difficulty options it would have been so much better to me, but as it is it's only for those who want to devote their lives to it for a few weeks. And that's why you haven't heard of it more, because it's impossibly difficult, and who wants to go through that just to win a game?
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  2. RizzoK.
    Oct 7, 2008
    10
    What you get for the money is brilliant. The graphics are amazing for a start. The gameplay is as challenging as ever. There are more than What you get for the money is brilliant. The graphics are amazing for a start. The gameplay is as challenging as ever. There are more than enough modes to keep you entertained for as long as a game that costs £40. A big improvement on the PSP games and the best WipEout and PSN game yet. Expand
  3. aftabb.
    Oct 12, 2008
    10
    At 1080p, 60fps, custom sound tracks, on the fly mixing, brilliant track design, blistering speeds, perfect controls, perfectly transitioned At 1080p, 60fps, custom sound tracks, on the fly mixing, brilliant track design, blistering speeds, perfect controls, perfectly transitioned online play, online record boards, 2 player, dlc to come, all for 12 quid or 20 bucks, this game is a favor to those who missed out on the psp ports, and a gift to the fans of the series. Low ratings are only from button mashers. Expand
  4. Nijinsk1Nijinsk1
    Sep 29, 2008
    9
    Ridiculously fast, ridiculously good looking, ridiculously fun, at 18 euro ridiculously cheap. probably the most solid online environment on Ridiculously fast, ridiculously good looking, ridiculously fun, at 18 euro ridiculously cheap. probably the most solid online environment on PS3 to date (even cod4 has the odd disconnect). definitely the best value for money game on PS3. some new track downloads in a few months time and you'd probably have to bump this to a 10. Expand
  5. BruceMacLean
    Dec 1, 2008
    9
    As a download from PSN, this is the best value I have had, and the most played of all the titles I own. As I own all the Wipeout tiltes onAs a download from PSN, this is the best value I have had, and the most played of all the titles I own. As I own all the Wipeout tiltes on PS1, PS2 and PSP (and still play them), it's fair to say I am a fan of the series. Although I am familiar with all the tracks from the PSP editions, this version does so many things right. From the improved visuals and thrilling sense of speed when the turbo boost kicks in, to the online play with 8 nutters trying to blow each other up as everyone tries to sneak the win. The only reason I give this a nine out of ten is due to the feeling that some content is being held back for DLC, chargeable of course, and I want to see Eliminator mode back... Expand
  6. Mar 20, 2012
    8
    Wipeout with excellently smooth controls and polished graphics. Career mode has decent length, variety of game modes, great stuff. Downside:Wipeout with excellently smooth controls and polished graphics. Career mode has decent length, variety of game modes, great stuff. Downside: only tracks from past games. Upside: all your favourite tracks again. Expand
  7. JohnS
    Sep 14, 2009
    3
    Amazing! Capturing the magic that was the beatles in every aspect, a thoroughly enjoyable game that you can tell was a labour of love. If Amazing! Capturing the magic that was the beatles in every aspect, a thoroughly enjoyable game that you can tell was a labour of love. If your a fan, which half the world already is... DON'T MISS THIS! And if your not a fan, prepare to be converted, I dare you to try and not smile while playing along to these songs. Expand

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