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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 And this is the accompanying transition color for later stages in punk.
Rez PlayStation 2 Title Screen
Rez PlayStation 2 Someone or something questions your presence.
Rez PlayStation 2 Intense color effects reveal themselves when enemies are destroyed.

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

PSX Extreme Jan 09, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
Peliplaneetta.net Feb 19, 2002 90 out of 100 90
GamesCollection Apr 19, 2010 9 out of 10 90
IGN Jan 08, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
UOL Jogos Feb 05, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
4Players.de Apr 04, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Gamesmania Dec 20, 2001 73 out of 100 73
GamePro (US) Jan 08, 2002 3.5 out of 5 70
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2002 5.75 out of 10 58

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
XBLA version 2 Ace of Sevens (4228)
May 24, 2008

Trivia

An undocumented feature for the PS2 release of the game is that while you are in the pause menu during gameplay, you can press triangle and square together and the pause menu will disappear allowing you to see the game behind it.

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NeoMoose (1103) added Rez (PlayStation 2) on Jan 13, 2002
Other platforms contributed by NamelessLegacy (104) and Trixter (8734)