Rez

Critic Score User Score
Dreamcast
84
4.1
PlayStation 2
79
4.0
Xbox 360
88
4.3
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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 Get them fast. They will each shoot a missile on you. You could however wait for their missile and get more points. (Again, Punk mode)
Rez PlayStation 2 Stage Select screen of "Play" mode.
Rez Xbox 360 Attacked from behind!
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

You'll either love it or hate it. Dreamcast yprbest (100)
Absolutely brilliant! PlayStation 2 Tomer Gabel (4353)
It's a shooter, a techno trance video, and a reason to crank the volume up. PlayStation 2 gametrader (229)

Critic Reviews

UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Xbox 360 Jan 30, 2008 A 100
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Jan 30, 2008 10 out of 10 100
Game Over Online PlayStation 2 Jan 29, 2002 89 out of 100 89
SegaFan.com Dreamcast Feb 11, 2003 8.8 out of 10 88
Defunct Games Dreamcast Aug 15, 2004 87 out of 100 87
GameCola.net Xbox 360 May, 2008 8.2 out of 10 82
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Feb 23, 2002 8 out of 10 80
MS Xbox World Xbox 360 Mar 04, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Killer Betties Xbox 360 Feb 15, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Jan, 2002 C 50

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
XBLA version 2 Ace of Sevens (4227)
May 24, 2008

Trivia

At the end of the credits, Rez is quoted to be "deciated to the incredible creative soul of Kandinsky".

Abstract artist and composer W. Kandinsky was a synaesthete (a person with the neurological condition in which two or more senses mingle into one), meaning he was able to 'see' music and 'hear' color. He described his works as quoted:

"I applied streaks and blobs of color onto the canvas with a palette knife and I made them sing with all the intensity I could..."

The nature of Rez' audiovisual experience and the referrals to synaesthetia are obviously linked to Kandinsky, as well as the working title, "K-Project".

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