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 Xbox 360 In "standard mode," replicating the Dreamcast graphics.
Rez PlayStation 2 Checking layer with "Punk" mode on
Rez Xbox 360 These enemies construct barriers in your path.
Rez Xbox 360 Close attack by more gunboats.

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 (4361)
It's a shooter, a techno trance video, and a reason to crank the volume up. PlayStation 2 gametrader (229)

Critic Reviews

Gamestyle PlayStation 2 2005 10 out of 10 100
Gamernode Xbox 360 Feb 13, 2008 10 out of 10 100
Insert Credit PlayStation 2 Aug 24, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
Atomic Gamer Xbox 360 Feb 06, 2008 94 out of 100 94
Worth Playing Xbox 360 Apr 24, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gamer 2.0 Xbox 360 Feb 04, 2008 9 out of 10 90
AceGamez Xbox 360 Feb 18, 2008 9 out of 10 90
IGN PlayStation 2 Jan 08, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Apr 04, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Gamesmania.de PlayStation 2 Dec 20, 2001 73 out of 100 73

Forums

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

Trivia

The Dreamcast version is relatively rare today, especially because the game suffered from many defective pressings. The risk of ending up with a non-working copy of the game is therefore something to be considered when prowling eBay or other online auction sites.

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