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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 Checking layer with "Punk" mode on
Rez PlayStation 2 Bosses can be much larger than our hero.
Rez PlayStation 2 Rez would like to warn you of its intense effects.
Rez PlayStation 2 Area 5 is where evolution and the digital network converge.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Absolutely brilliant! Tomer Gabel (4416) 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

GamesCollection Apr 19, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Consoles Plus Jan, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Gaming Target Jul 26, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
4Players.de Apr 04, 2002 80 out of 100 80
UOL Jogos Feb 05, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 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
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 06, 2002 10 out of 20 50

Forums

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

Trivia

The original creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi had to get the license back from SEGA in order to issue the Xbox 360 version of the game, even though he created the game at the time. That is because video games created for a company are usually considered "work for hire".

Related Web Sites

NeoMoose (1103) added Rez (PlayStation 2) on Jan 13, 2002
Other platforms contributed by NamelessLegacy (104) and Trixter (8743)