Back in the days before Psygnosis was gobbled up as part of Sony's first-party development stable, they were busy designing the racer that would by itself sell over a million new PlayStations. The original Wipeout combined groundbreaking 3-D visuals with a soundtrack that to this day serves as a "who's who" of electronica.
We've seen the franchise subtly change over the years at the hands of Psygnosis/Sony Liverpool's design staff, but the core mantra remains the same: breakneck speed; beautiful visuals; bass-pumping soundtrack. Wipeout HD, released last week as a download title for the PlayStation 3, brings the series into the current hardware generation.
Reviewed by: Ed Kirchgessner