WipEout HD ImprEssions


I heard people having issues with the game freezing and online not working. But I didn’t have a chance to play this game until later last night. So maybe it was fixed by then, because I played for over a hour and it played flawlessly. I even tried online.

I created a game and I noticed there is a friend reserve type option. I thought cool, I can invite and reserve a spot for friends. But no, you can not, or I’m not seeing how to do it.

Anyway the gameplay is great, classic WipEout action in gorgeous 1080P. The have a few new weapons which are fun. The pilot assist mode is perfect for people new to the series, it helps steer you away from the walls. You can turn if off if you want. I finished the first 2 sections of the campaign, and got a few trophies for it already.

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The photo above is from the zone mode which looks amazing in motion. The walls and street are just a huge music visualizer. You can see it in the photo. In the zone mode you are alone on the track and with each zone you clear your ship gets faster and the neon looking highway your on, changes color in front of your eyes, it’s a great effect! You just keep going until your ship takes enough damage to fall apart.

WipEout has been around since the PS1 days, I actually remember playing the demo that came with my brand new PS1 long ago before I got my first PS1 game (which was Twisted Metal for the curious).

I’m excited to put together a custom techno playlist for WipEout. In fact NeoGAF has already done that, check it out here.

In short buy this game. It’s a steal at $19.99. It’s everything you want in a futuristic racer and more.


Written by: T0SH - Cofounder of PS3Blog.net


  1. #1 by Glitch on September 26th, 2008 [ 375 Points ]

    This is really on my “gonna-buy-later-list”. Only because I don’t have a 1080p tv yet.

    By the way, my two first PS1-games were “Tekken” og “D“. The link to yuotube contains massive spoilers, actually the video shows the game being played.

  2. #2 by Pc on September 26th, 2008 [ 1935 Points ]

    I haven’t had any problems with the game. I also have over 50 people on my friends list.

  3. #3 by darrin on September 26th, 2008

    I played for an hour or so. Didn’t notice any bugs at all. Solid techno racer. Cool electronica music. This isn’t quite an epic game like some rave reviews had me expecting, but it’s a polished, fun racer.

    Glitch, I still do all my PS3 gaming on SDTV, and this looked great (I’m sure it looks better on HD, but I’ll get that next year)

  4. #4 by Trieloth on September 26th, 2008

    I love this game :). It brings be back several years. Have zero problems/complaints. And have a sony 1080p thats love’n it also.

  5. #5 by Henning on September 26th, 2008 [ 0 Points ]

    Yeah? Tosh and I both have Sony 1080p TV’s ourselves – SXRD RPTV’s. (I have a 60A3000.) What do you have? LCD? SXRD RP? FP? I think Gary has a 1080p LCD, IIRC.

  6. #6 by Trieloth on September 26th, 2008

    Iam at work so Iam not sure of the model number. But its a 40″ Sony LCD 13,000:1 contrast, not sure of refresh rate. Its just a bed room TV, but I do have a second older Sony 32″ CRT (HiDef tube) for the living room.

  7. #7 by Carl;)G on September 26th, 2008

    Mine works ok ;)
    +I put on ‘WipeOut 3′ (PS1 disc) on my PS3 to see what the older version looked like and the PS1 game crashes all the time??? I though all PS1 games work on the PS3’s??? Shame that :-(

  8. #8 by Grey Fox on September 29th, 2008

    No problems here. I have never played the game before. I downloaded it over the weekend to try it out. I LOVE it. Zone mode is the best!!

  9. #9 by lordinc on September 30th, 2008

    Loving this Game. I just wish they had more songs. Or atleast it feels like i hear the same five. ~lordincubus

  10. #10 by wazza on September 30th, 2008

    I love this game too!!


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