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Rez

MobyRank MobyScore
Dreamcast
84
4.1
PlayStation 2
79
4.0
Xbox 360
88
4.2
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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 Attacking a formation in Area 2.
Rez PlayStation 2 And this is the accompanying transition color for later stages in punk.
Rez PlayStation 2 All bosses return in Area 5.
Rez Xbox 360 These enemies construct barriers in your path.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

You'll either love it or hate it. Dreamcast yprbest (100)
Absolutely brilliant! PlayStation 2 Tomer Gabel (4388)
It's a shooter, a techno trance video, and a reason to crank the volume up. PlayStation 2 gametrader (229)

The Press Says

Totally Gaming Network Xbox 360 Mar 04, 2008 10 out of 10 100
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Jan 30, 2008 10 out of 10 100
Edge Dreamcast Nov 29, 2001 9 out of 10 90
GameCola.net Xbox 360 May, 2008 8.2 out of 10 82
VicioJuegos.com Dreamcast Nov 08, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Gamezone (Germany) Dreamcast Jan 14, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Dreamcast Feb 23, 2002 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos PlayStation 2 Feb 05, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gaming Age Xbox 360 Feb 07, 2008 B 75
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Jan 08, 2002 3.5 out of 5 70

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
XBLA version 2 Ace of Sevens (4229)
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".

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