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 Players will go deeper into each area after releasing nodes.
Rez PlayStation 2 Lock onto multiple targets and release the fire button to destroy them at once.
Rez PlayStation 2 Fighting to save Eden.
Rez PlayStation 2 Someone or something questions your presence.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Absolutely brilliant! Tomer Gabel (4362) 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
Peliplaneetta.net Feb 19, 2002 90 out of 100 90
GameSpy Jan 22, 2002 86 out of 100 86
IGN Jan 08, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Eurogamer.net (UK) Feb 23, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Jan 15, 2002 7.9 out of 10 79
Meristation Jan 25, 2002 6.8 out of 10 68
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 06, 2002 10 out of 20 50
Game Revolution Jan, 2002 C 50

Forums

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XBLA version 2 Ace of Sevens (4228)
May 24, 2008

Trivia

On 2003, July 31st, a private REZ event occurred in Tokyo, where the team showed new game content to a few selected people. One of the levels was based on Fat Boy Slim music, but never made it into the game due to licensing reasons.

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NeoMoose (1103) added Rez (PlayStation 2) on Jan 13, 2002
Other platforms contributed by NamelessLegacy (104) and Trixter (8712)