Summary: The premise behind the WipeOut games is solid: take a handful of futuristic vehicles, throw them at ridiculously insane tracks, toss in a few weapons and let the entertainment ensue. It features blazing speed, hairpin turns, last-minute defeats and plenty of fiery infernos.
Excerpt: Wipeout has been around for so long now that a new game in the series barely needs an introduction. The PSP had Wipeout Pure at the launch in the UK, and despite being a handheld exclusive it proved to be the best game the series had seen in years.
Excerpt: I remember when I first got my brand new PSP at launch in March 2005 and how I took the day off to line up with the rest of the gaming public, even though I preordered my unit. The PSP was Sony’s first handheld venture and it was greeted with both excitement and trepidation.
Excerpt: There may just be two kinds of people in the world, those who count themselves among the fans of futuristic racing and those other folks. Or is it those counting themselves among the fans of battle-racing titles and those preferring their racing pure as the driven (no pun intended) snow?
Conclusion: And that’s just the thing: this game is a technical powerhouse, showcasing excellent design flourishes and a rock-solid racing foundation that, especially near the end, generates the payoff you search for in a good racer.
Summary: Pulse arrives with a full tank of innovation, bringing stylish new tracks, futuristic ships, high-tech weapons and an impressive 7 game modes to the high-octane speed, adrenaline-drenched, anti-gravity 800 kilometres per hour action you’ve come to expect from the series.
Excerpt: game in years, but it was the best PSP game for months on end. Thankfully, Studio Liverpool was well prepared to extend the length of the game with a ton of downloadable content after the game shipped.
Excerpt: Players got their first taste of portable anti-gravity racing when Wipeout Pure was released at the PSP’s launch. Three years have passed, and now Studio Liverpool has had time to polish the experience and craft a new installment in the futuristic racing franchise.