The Omega Collection Makes Three Good Wipeout Games Even Better

By Mike Fahey on at

The Wipeout Omega Collection launches on PlayStation 4 today, combining all the content from Wipeout HD, Wipeout HD Fury and Wipeout 2048 into one gorgeously remastered package. It’s a ridiculous amount of futuristic hover racing for £25. Let’s hit some walls at incredibly high speeds!

I’ve played all the Wipeout there is to play, so one would think the video atop this post would feature nothing but pro-level gameplay. Well, think again! My last dance with the series was with 2012's Wipeout 2048 for the PlayStation Vita, so my DualShock skills are a bit rusty, and I’m not used to not having to wait five minutes for the game to load.

You’ll find only reasonable loading times in the Wipeout Omega Collection, which is excellent considering how much there is to load. There are three campaigns, one for each game, with a wide variety of game types, new vehicles to unlock and older electronic music to appreciate. There’s online play, if you’re so inclined, as well as a race editor that lets you craft your own events from all of the material the collection includes.

The game looks great. Despite my performance in the video, it also plays great, with smooth 60 frames-per-second visuals and tight controls. The textures are sharp and brilliant, which makes the inclusion of photo mode that much more appreciated.

If you’re a fan of futuristic racing, the Wipeout Omega Collection is a game you should own. If you are not a fan of futuristic racing, how did you get this far in the article? Are you lost? Just stay there, we will send someone to find you.