Excerpt: Oh, my Lord! wipEout HD is what the wipEout series has been trying to be from the beginning. Imagine the same high-paced action and uber-chic graphical interface that the wipEout series is known for, but with ultra-realistic and very, very highly detailed vehicles and environments. We're talking 1080p, here... finally, a HD version of the game that has been begging for high definition since it was conceived.
Excerpt: It’s been a while since we’ve seen a new Wipeout title on a home console. In fact, the last one was the warmly received Wipeout Fusion for the PS2. After a few newer releases on the PSP, Sony Liverpool has brought the venerable racing series back to its roots, releasing it as a PSN downloadable title, and at a budget price of $20.
Excerpt: WipEout has always been one of those games that confidently falls into the ‘cool’ category each and every time. With its orgy of breakneck speed, futuristic race craft, neon environments, modish hoardings and a soundtrack that would make Ministry of Sound proud, it’s cooler than a polar bear’s toenails (or so the kids would tell you, at least). Spruced up with a splash of Cell power, WipEout HD finally races onto the track after some fairly lengthy delays.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Elegant, finely tuned and - at twelve Limey quids - devilishly cheap, WipEout HD is the PSN's high point thus far, not to mention the best-looking downloadable game we've laid eyes on. Miss this at your peril.
Excerpt: A long time ago, when I was young and you were even younger, a game was released for the original PlayStation that was a surprise to all. That game was Wipeout. A futuristic anti-grav racing title that didn’t only set out to take on the likes of the already-established F-Zero and the shaky Hi-Octane, but blazed past both and stayed ahead for a good few years.
Excerpt: Pure high definiton adrenaline Many PS3 owners have been waiting for Wipeout HD for quite some time. Initially announced during E3 in 2007, gamers were promised to be blazing through Wipeout’s futuristic locales by the end of that year. Now, in late 2008, after numerous developmental setbacks, Wipeout HD has finally found its way onto PSN. And the wait was well worth it. Wipeout HD is beautiful.
Pros: The best looking Wipeout yet, custom soundtracks, and it’s only $20!
Cons: Lack of online modes, would’ve been nice to see more courses.
Summary: Wipeout HD bietet nicht nur für treue Fans der Serie ein absolut beeindruckendes Rennerlebnis, sondern kann bestimmt auch Neulinge in kurzer Zeit in seinen Bann ziehen. Grafik sowie Sound können auf Anhieb überzeugen wobei insbesondere die hohe 1080p Auflösung zusammen mit einer lautstarken 5.1 Surround Anlage das Spiel zu einem echten Erlebnis machen.