Review by Funtastik

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Wow, Wipeout Pure, A Wipeout game hasn't been out for a long while. Does it live up to the old games? You sure bet it does!

Gameplay: 10/10

It's racing, what you would expect. It has easy to use controls with more intricate things as you progress along.

The airbrakes are nice. They basically allow you to take a sharper turn than just using the analog or D-Pad. Actually, scratch that. You'll have to use the airbrakes if you want to survive.

Weapons also make a return in this Wipeout game, but, what's a Wipeout game without weapons? There are Weapon pads all around courses which you race over to pick-up a power-up. Power-Ups range from anything like a Turbo to a wall of flames traveling down the course. Once you have a weapon stored and ready to fire you can choose to absorb it and regain your shield.

The shield is just your health bar. If you get pummeled with too many weapons or smash into walls every two seconds (it happens) you'll run out of this and explode. Once you explode, its game over.

Game Modes; 10/10

This game has plenty to choose from. Things like Time Trials to the classic Tourney's happen. These will be subdivided and talked about below.

Single Race: 8/10

Single Race is exactly what you think it is. It comes with a nice Next Race feature so the you don't have to exit all the time and choose another racetrack. Unfortunately at the moment there's only 8 racetracks. But downloadable content is on the way (more on that later)

Tournament: 10/10

Classic Tournaments, These are a lot of fun. A LOT of fun. Although they're just basic tournaments they managed to make them not too repetitive.

Time Trial: 9/10

These are tough. You'll need to know your course and have a very good team (vehicle) to beat these with gold medals.

Zone: 10/10

This is tough and a neat idea.

Basically you just have to steer around a track as the speed gradually becomes faster and faster and faster. Zones small parts of track that you pas through while just racing normally (with no opponents) sounds easy right? Wrong. As the speed gets ridiculously fast you'll find yourself bumping into things left and right. Watch out.

That's it for the game modes, now on with the review.

Graphics: 10/10

Just one thing to say. Amazing. The graphics are very crisp and nice especially for a handheld. Can't wait to see more like this in the future.

Music: 10/10

This game has more music on a 1.8GB disc than EA Games fits on their 4GB discs (sometimes bigger) the music does the game justice and is very fun to listen to. Even a nifty feature is that if you like music so much then go to Profile>Options>Music and listen to the music from the game.

Replayability: 10/10

Though there aren't very many racks there are a lot of difficulty levels. 5. All with medals 9Bronze, Silver and Gold) to be won. With each gold comes a gallery art which are pretty. Also, if you get a certain amount of golds then you unlock different things (You'll find out)

Downloadable Content?

Yes, there will be downloadable content. Things such as Music, Skins, More Vehicles, and more tracks. Amazing!

Buy/Rent

Buy. This game is very good. It'll blow you away.

Overall: 9/10

Wipeout Pure is a very well done game which is fun to play for all ages. You'll be busy with all the unlockables and things to beat that by the time you do, there will be updates out. This game will keep you going. Forever.


Reviewer's Score: 9/10 | Originally Posted: 04/05/05


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