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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 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. 92
    While WipEout HD is essentially a redressing of the previous PSP games, it's hard to complain when the source material was so good in the first place and the redressing is so assured. As a standalone title, WipEout HD would impress, but as a download title it's nothing short of essential.
  3. You'll have a hard time finding an arcade or combat racer that is anywhere close to being able to catch up to WipEout HD and when you factor in the price WipEout HD is in a league of its own.
  4. While it might not bring anything particularly new to the formula, the wealth of features and enhancements ensure that WipEout HD is the best iteration in the time-honoured series so far. For the incredible price, it’s an unmissable package.
  5. All said and done, I would happily pick up WipEout HD as a full priced game from any store, as it is just that damn good. So for a paltry £11.99 it should be considered a absolute steal.
  6. 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.
  7. 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: 28 out of 35
  2. Negative: 3 out of 35
  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 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. Jul 9, 2011
    10
    it is impossible not to enjoy yourself when you play this highly addictive arcade racer. Absolutely worth the download. Wipeout HD is among the best games on PSN. The DLC, Fury, is also worth downloading as it expands the singe-player immensely. Expand
  3. Oct 8, 2013
    9
    This is a terrific addition to the Wipeout series, and definitely one of the best racing games ever. Great graphics, great gameplay, fun and simple controls... And the sound... The sound is just amazing! Fans, and people who are not familiar with the series, will enjoy this wonderful new installment to the franchise, and I definitely recommend it to any gamer who enjoys a good racing game. It may not be perfect, as far as track designs single-player replay value goes, but it's still really good. 9/10 Expand
  4. Dec 13, 2011
    8
    Same old Wipe Out. Entertaining, addictive and very, very fast. I have the same thrill as more than 12 years ago when I played it on PS 1. Again, it is the same game with remastered graphics. Do not expect anything more than it provided you with 12 years ago. Just pure and simple fun! Expand
  5. Aug 30, 2012
    8
    Besides the obvious mind blowing graphics Wipeout HD also offer a delightful sound experience as well as a enough challenging career mode. Well worth to invest in, even a few years after release date. Expand
  6. Dec 11, 2011
    6
    Mildly entertaining, a good diversion from disc-based games. Ive definitely played better racers before, and I'm sure i will play more in the future. Graphics are ok, but not great. Weapons are somewhat fun. Not really my genre of game. Vehicles have barely any variety, they all handle pretty well the same and look the same as well. Expand
  7. Nov 19, 2013
    4
    Un juego que regalo Sony cuando hubo el corte por los Anonymous...en fin, al regalarlo supe que no seria gran cosa, pero...no fue así, es peor de lo que pensé, uno de los peores juegos de velocidad que ha caído en mis manos (virtualmente hablando) en fin, no lo recomiendo en absoluto, seria tirar el dinero, no vale la pena ni regalado la verdad, no se como compañías tan grandes gastan un dineral en videojuegos tan patéticos como este... Expand

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