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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 Restoring Eden by segment will reveal its good nature.
Rez PlayStation 2 Later on, Punk mode changes color.
Rez PlayStation 2 And this is the accompanying transition color for later stages in punk.
Rez PlayStation 2 Lock onto multiple targets and release the fire button to destroy them at once.

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

Gamestyle 2005 10 out of 10 100
Insert Credit Aug 24, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
videogamer.com Aug 15, 2004 9 out of 10 90
GamesCollection Apr 19, 2010 9 out of 10 90
IGN Jan 08, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Play.tm Jan 15, 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
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 06, 2002 10 out of 20 50
Game Revolution Jan, 2002 C 50

Forums

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

Trivia

The Dreamcast version is relatively rare today, especially because the game suffered from many defective pressings. The risk of ending up with a non-working copy of the game is therefore something to be considered when prowling eBay or other online auction sites.

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