Rez (PlayStation 2)

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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.


Rez PlayStation 2 With "punk" mode, while the layers change with a green background, the play field is ... pink? magentish-pink.
Rez PlayStation 2 Title Screen
Rez PlayStation 2 Stage Select screen of "Play" mode.
Rez PlayStation 2 Later on, Punk mode changes color.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Absolutely brilliant! Tomer Gabel (4353) 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

Critic Reviews

Insert Credit Aug 24, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
PSX Extreme Jan 09, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91 Aug 15, 2004 9 out of 10 90 Feb 19, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Game Over Online Jan 29, 2002 89 out of 100 89
GameSpy Jan 22, 2002 86 out of 100 86
IGN Jan 08, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
UOL Jogos Feb 05, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Dec 20, 2001 73 out of 100 73
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2002 6 out of 10 60


Topic # Posts Last Post
XBLA version 2 Ace of Sevens (4225)
May 24, 2008


1001 Video Games

The Xbox 360 version of Rez HD appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


One of the player forms you can unlock for the "Beyond" levels is simply called "Morolian". This is an alien invader from UGA's previous game, Space Channel 5.

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NeoMoose (1102) added Rez (PlayStation 2) on Jan 13, 2002
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