Wipeout 3 PlayStation
  • Publisher: SCEE
  • Release Date: Aug 31, 1999
Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. The inclusion of challenge and Deathmatch modes greatly enhance the gameplay, while the two player spilt-screen mode is sheer class. Add to this the hidden four player Split-screen-Link-up mode and.... well, what are you waiting for?
  2. If you could combine the challenge and exciting environments of XL with the high res, analog control and new innovations of 3, I dare say you'd have the best racing game ever made.
  3. Combining well balanced gameplay, excellent track designs and a killer soundtrack, Wipeout 3 is the high water mark for the techno-racer category.
  4. A great new dose of anti-gravity racing magic and a must-have for all hardcore fans. Sure, you don't fix what 'aint broke, but I just wish the game had a little something more… a career more, vehicle upgrades, something.
  5. 100
    Practice makes perfect, and Wipeout makes you scream. [The control] takes some time, but you'll be able to corner hairpins faster than a debutante on prom night.
  6. All things considered, the engine is superb and it’s surprising the poor Playstation doesn’t start smoking from the vents.
  7. Despite the split-screen, there's little discernible slowdown and the visual detail remains spot-on. Psygnosis used Sony's Performance Analyzer, which enabled them to squeeze every last drop out of the PlayStation, and the result is virtually no pop-up and the crispest visuals imaginable.
  8. The learning curve in the first two games was gradual and fun to play, but this one is surprisingly severe...Its pluses far outweigh its flaws, though.
  9. Aurally, WipEout 3 is a masterpiece. In fact, it's almost worth buying just so that you can listen to the music in your CD player.
  10. Going about 600 scale miles per hour it is nearly impossible to discern what's going on with your gauges, not to mention the fact that it's really tough to know when you're about to destroy yourself...Only the most jaded of Wipeout players will feel cheated by purchasing this game and even they'll secretly have fun.
  11. 100
    Takes the vibe and style of the previous two games and ramps up the speed to even higher levels.
  12. 91
    The bottom line with this game is that it brings more to the table, it's faster and better. Newcomers and Wipeout fans alike are going to be all over it.
  13. Bigger, faster, more in depth and wholly better than XL but it remains largely the same despite additional gameplay modes, tracks etc.
  14. A shotgun blast of colour and speed, Wipeout 3 is not something you'll forget easily. It's the biggest, finest-looking, finest-playing game of an exceptionally good trilogy.
User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. CrunchyS.
    Apr 22, 2006
    10
    If at all possible, get the Special Edition. The standard tracks and craft from WO3 give you a total of 192 single races to win on Vector, If at all possible, get the Special Edition. The standard tracks and craft from WO3 give you a total of 192 single races to win on Vector, venom and Rapier speeds, and that's not including the tournaments or challenges. The special edition's extra 8 classic tracks from W'O'' and WO2097 double that number, and there are brand new challenges and tournaments on the classic tracks as well. Multiplayer is great - if you can find anyone as good as you to play it with!! It's really, really good. It doesn't feel as fast as 2097 but at least it isn't Fusion! Full Review »
  2. GregM.
    Mar 28, 2002
    10
    The analog control is a first for the series and works exceptionaly well. The graphics really push the PSX to the limit and pop-up is not an The analog control is a first for the series and works exceptionaly well. The graphics really push the PSX to the limit and pop-up is not an issue. Great track design and music round out the long list of features that make Wipeout 3 one of the best racers of all time. Full Review »
  3. BlancoA.
    Sep 26, 2001
    10
    Not as big a leap from "Wipeout XL" as XL was from the orignal Wipeout (and I still think that triple pronged rocket from XL is the coolest Not as big a leap from "Wipeout XL" as XL was from the orignal Wipeout (and I still think that triple pronged rocket from XL is the coolest racing weopon out there), but it's an excellent evolutionary step. The tournaments are incredibly hard, and I still haven't finished the game, and it's like 2 years later. But still, the series (and this 3rd installment) are brilliant! Full Review »