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The 100 Greatest Games | 92 | Wipeout 2097

YEAR: 1996     FORMAT: PLAYSTATION

The 100 Greatest Games | 92 | Wipeout 2097


The sequel to PSX staple Wipeout, 2097 cleared up some of its predecessors more irksome peccadilloes (coming to a standstill upon hitting the barriers, for one) while pressing forward with the break-neck, adrenaline-fuelled action. A futuristic racer, Wipeout put you in the driving seat of a fully-armed anti-grav sled and saw players hurtling across improbable circuits that would make Newton scowl, while blowing up other players and desperately trying not to blink, lest the momentary lapse see you smeared across a steel wall.

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As with all the Wipeouts, the standout here was the thumping soundtrack, replete with bangin' choonz from a variety of chart-topping dance artists. Standouts were FSOL's We Have Explosive, The Chemical Brothers' Loops Of Fury and a Keith-less instrumental version of The Prodigy's Firestarter.

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