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  • Summary: It's WipEout time again, with the fourth instalment of the critically acclaimed series exploding onto PlayStation 2. Once again you must push your reactions and abilities to the limit in order to leave your rivals in the dust. With 45 futuristic race circuits to negotiate, WipEout FusionIt's WipEout time again, with the fourth instalment of the critically acclaimed series exploding onto PlayStation 2. Once again you must push your reactions and abilities to the limit in order to leave your rivals in the dust. With 45 futuristic race circuits to negotiate, WipEout Fusion will have you corkscrewing, jumping, barrel-rolling and looping like never before. Other enhancements include the addition of the Endurance and Zone modes, superior AI and the option to customise craft handling to match each course. [Sony Europe] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Fast gameplay and tons of features turn what could be an ordinary churned out sequel into a new benchmark for anti-gravity racers.
  5. 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.
  6. A serviceable futuristic racing game that is perhaps a bit too similar to previous installments in the series.
  7. While Wipeout Fusion does not stray too far from the formula created by the original, the small pieces it does alter often detract from what made the previous titles so great.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. Spawn
    Aug 7, 2002
    10
    It´s the fu..ing best!
  2. FrazerB.
    Apr 1, 2003
    10
    Ive not played a better two player game.. Superb. Soundtrack finishes it off a beauty!
  3. Mar 2, 2020
    10
    Wonderful! Just speed and fun coming at player directly. Wipeout fusion is an excellent collection of tracks, ships and fun factor. Can'tWonderful! Just speed and fun coming at player directly. Wipeout fusion is an excellent collection of tracks, ships and fun factor. Can't recommend this enough! Expand
  4. ZakF.
    Jun 20, 2002
    9
    I've been a fan of the series for a while and this ps2 version of the classics is absolutely stellar. The only things that warrant me I've been a fan of the series for a while and this ps2 version of the classics is absolutely stellar. The only things that warrant me not giving it a ten are the soundtrack (which is good if you limit the playlist to the few gems) and that the design has been taken away from the gods known as Designers Republic, resulting in the ships not looking quite as cool. If they come back and hand the series over to them again, I will die a happy happy man. Expand
  5. Alex
    Nov 19, 2003
    8
    A good game with furious speed!
  6. DavidF.
    Feb 15, 2002
    8
    This game is very slick. Nice graphics, sound and gameplay add to the enjoyment of this title.The multiplayer is good and it's quite a This game is very slick. Nice graphics, sound and gameplay add to the enjoyment of this title.The multiplayer is good and it's quite a challenge in single player. Very close to getting a 9 out of 10. Worth buying. Expand
  7. 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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