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Rez (PlayStation 2)

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Description

Rez is a fast-action shooter that takes you deep into the world’s computer network. The “Project K” Network has recently been upgraded to handle the rapid expansion of the information age and the core, known as “Eden,” holds the most advanced artificial intelligence the world has ever seen. Unfortunately, Eden cannot handle the ability to create her own thoughts and buckles under the pressure in an existential breakdown. She is lost deep inside the system, and you’re the only one that can bring her back online, saving the world from utter chaos.

You must blast complex viruses, unlock passwords, and destroy firewall bosses as you search for Eden. Each stage is in a constant state of flux dependent on your shooting techniques, which ultimately control the music and colors of your environment. The deeper you get into the dreamlike cyber world of Rez, your form will evolve or devolve depending on your progress.

Screenshots

Rez PlayStation 2 Someone or something questions your presence.
Rez PlayStation 2 Flying down the digital network, in pursuit by craft and vehicles.
Rez PlayStation 2 Can't remember which level this is. 3rd? 4th perhaps?
Rez PlayStation 2 Rez would like to warn you of its intense effects.

Alternate Titles

  • "Rez HD" -- Xbox 360 title
  • "K-Project" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Absolutely brilliant! Tomer Gabel (4388) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
It's a shooter, a techno trance video, and a reason to crank the volume up. gametrader (229) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Edge Nov 29, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Game Over Online Jan 29, 2002 89 out of 100 89
IGN Jan 08, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Eurogamer.net (UK) Feb 23, 2002 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Apr 04, 2002 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot Jan 15, 2002 7.9 out of 10 79
GamePro (US) Jan 08, 2002 3.5 out of 5 70
Meristation Jan 25, 2002 6.8 out of 10 68
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2002 5.75 out of 10 58
Game Revolution Jan, 2002 C 50

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
XBLA version 2 Ace of Sevens (4229)
May 24, 2008

Trivia

The Japanese Playstation 2 version was also sold as a limited edition box, bundled with the Trance Vibrator -an additional (external) Rumble Pack whose name left little to be desired of the imagination.

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NeoMoose (1103) added Rez (PlayStation 2) on Jan 13, 2002
Other platforms contributed by NamelessLegacy (104) and Trixter (8736)