Wipeout Pure PSP

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  • Summary: The latest and the greatest in the seminal WipEout series, "Pure" distils the essence of anti-gravity racing and futuristic adrenaline-fuelled combat. Hi-tech weapons, hi-octane speed and a high-tempo dance soundtrack combine to deliver an explosive taste of the future directly into yourThe latest and the greatest in the seminal WipEout series, "Pure" distils the essence of anti-gravity racing and futuristic adrenaline-fuelled combat. Hi-tech weapons, hi-octane speed and a high-tempo dance soundtrack combine to deliver an explosive taste of the future directly into your hands. Features all-new environments and race craft plus a pumping soundtrack specially created for the game by a range of top artists. Post launch downloads give you access to extra circuits, new craft, personalized skins and additional music. Go head-to-head full-screen in 8-player tournaments via WiFi. [SCEA] Expand
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  1. Positive: 54 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. Shows off the beauty and horsepower of the PSP.
  2. Fast and frantic gameplay, unparalleled graphics and sound - this is the all out assault on the senses that Wipeout always should have been. Forget Fusion on the PS2, this is Wipeout gaming at its very best, a glorious gaming romp that really demonstrates the true power of the PSP console.
  3. I'm genuinely struggling to overcome just how amazing WOP really is. To cram top-notch graphics, an enviably smooth control system, a soundtrack that would stand alone as a CD release and raw, unadulterated fun into a handheld game is beyond my comprehension.
  4. A handful of new gameplay tweaks, new hovercraft racing classes and a PSP-worthy visual overhaul make WipeOut Pure the best installment in the series since 1996รข??s "WipeOut XL."
  5. The lack of online play and the sheer difficulty for newbies keeps it from attaining GR gold, but we're just happy to see it back on the podium where it belongs.
  6. Reaching the end of Wipeout Pure is certainly a challenge, but once the higher ground has been breached (without PSP owning friends) there is little reason to return to the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 51
  2. Negative: 5 out of 51
  1. Aug 11, 2010
    10
    I'm a bit of a white-knuckler flyer, so handheld gaming is a must. I bought my PSP for this game (and bought 3 more copies for my friends soI'm a bit of a white-knuckler flyer, so handheld gaming is a must. I bought my PSP for this game (and bought 3 more copies for my friends so we could play it in ad-hoc multiplayer). Great fun - good for smack talk. Still play it. In my mind, it's far superior to its successor Pulse. I have no idea how to finish this game, it's so tough in the faster classes, but I've had a great time trying. This game and Lumines were a promising start for the system. Expand
  2. Dbarry
    Apr 3, 2005
    10
    Fantastic game, picked it up with my psp, never been more pleased with a racing title.
  3. PaulM.
    Aug 7, 2005
    10
    This game is a great game because when you use it with a psp you can browse the internet.
  4. BlancoA.
    Mar 25, 2005
    9
    What a wicked, insidious game. Just like XL and WipEout 3, this baby can suck your time out from under you and vaporize your social life. I What a wicked, insidious game. Just like XL and WipEout 3, this baby can suck your time out from under you and vaporize your social life. I love it, but I have to learn to live with it in a responsible way. The only reason it gets a 9 instead of a 10 is that the system seems a little small in my hands. It's a bit of a struggle to use the triggers in the same way you'd use them with the larger Dual-Shock controller. But for a handheld, it's revolutionary. If you buy a PSP and you don't buy this game.... well, it's like buying one of the new Mustangs and putting 87 Octane in it, I suppose. Expand
  5. MarkoD.
    Sep 15, 2005
    9
    Fun racing game. The main thing that makes this addictive game work is the music. What they need to add is a snow track and it would be perfect.
  6. ColinO.
    Oct 17, 2005
    8
    Great game nice graphics and goes faster as u move into higher levels. Also i got this wierd browser from it so i can go to some basic webGreat game nice graphics and goes faster as u move into higher levels. Also i got this wierd browser from it so i can go to some basic web sites. also i dled the new courses and cars. U haveto have this with ur psp. Expand
  7. CharlieV.
    Aug 1, 2005
    0
    I did notlike this game it is a total copy of star wars i think it should not be a psp game.

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#4 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2005
#2 Most Shared PSP Game of 2005