Parents' Guide to

Wipeout 2

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Pratfall game based on TV show has some control challenges.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+


I personally love this game. It is extremely fun and is based off of the original show Wipeout! I watched that show ALL THE TIME when I was growing up. I recommend to all gamers that like challenges. — What’s in the game? Violence - Characters are punched, knocked down, pelted with snowballs and muck, and more, all in the name of the game. Every fall, hit, and slide is captured and replayed in slow motion. Minor Language - Commentators make jokes about things like "Big Balls," which is one of the obstacles in the game. The commentators are irreverent and in-your-face with their snarky comments.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 7+


I ABSOLUTLY LOVE THIS GAME! You get to find coins and the more you play a level you get the next one. It persuades kids (like me) to work harder on a level.

This title has:

Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

WIPEOUT 2 will likely appeal to those who think it's hilarious when someone trips, falls off a bike, or walks into a wall. The learning curve for using the controls is high and may be frustrating for some kids, but as the "fun" of the game is in falling off, this could be less pronounced than other games. The ability to skip an obstacle and take on a time penalty is also a bonus for kids who are more focused on finishing than finishing first. There are eight courses to play, but they start to feel repetitive after a while; and unlocking new avatars isn't all that compelling. However, the game encourages kids to get up a move in time with what is happening on the screen. It will really come down to whether or not you find it entertaining to see someone punched off a platform.

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