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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 Xbox 360 Explosions give off lighting effects.
Rez PlayStation 2 Evolving to a higher form allows for stronger and impressive looking attack beams.
Rez PlayStation 2 And this is the accompanying transition color for later stages in punk.
Rez Xbox 360 Shoot down the fighters.

Alternate Titles

  • "Vibes" -- Working title
  • "Rez HD" -- Xbox 360 title
  • "Project Eden" -- Working 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 (4354)
It's a shooter, a techno trance video, and a reason to crank the volume up. PlayStation 2 gametrader (229)

Critic Reviews (UK) Xbox 360 Jan 30, 2008 10 out of 10 100
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Xbox 360 Jan 30, 2008 A 100
Netjak Xbox 360 Feb 06, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Xbox 360 Jan 30, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Thunderbolt Games Xbox 360 Feb 02, 2008 9 out of 10 90 PlayStation 2 Feb 19, 2002 90 out of 100 90
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox 360 Mar 14, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Meristation Dreamcast Jan 17, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Jan 08, 2002 3.5 out of 5 70
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Jan, 2002 C 50


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


An undocumented feature for the PS2 release of the game is that while you are in the pause menu during gameplay, you can press triangle and square together and the pause menu will disappear allowing you to see the game behind it.

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