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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 Portions of the game will allow for more interesting angles of attack.
Rez PlayStation 2 Checking layer with "Punk" mode on
Rez Xbox 360 Attacked from behind!
Rez PlayStation 2 Stage Select screen of "Play" mode.

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 (4352)
It's a shooter, a techno trance video, and a reason to crank the volume up. PlayStation 2 gametrader (229)

Critic Reviews

Gamernode Xbox 360 Feb 13, 2008 10 out of 10 100
Sega Collectors Guild Dreamcast Oct 16, 2003 96 out of 100 96
Edge PlayStation 2 Nov 29, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Xbox 360 Jan 30, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Defunct Games Dreamcast Aug 15, 2004 87 out of 100 87
GameCola.net Xbox 360 May, 2008 8.2 out of 10 82
Gamervision Xbox 360 Jan 30, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Jan 15, 2002 7.9 out of 10 79
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Feb, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Dreamcast Dec 17, 2001 7 out of 20 35

Forums

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

Trivia

Rez was released on the Dreamcast, months before the PlayStation 2 release took place. It's not widely known that it was never released on the former platform -both SEGA and UGA officially mention the PS2 release only. This is very likely due to the fact that SEGA discontinued the Dreamcast months before the release of Rez.

As a result, there was no American release of Rez on the Dreamcast, and there was no real publicity surrounding the European release either making it a hard-to-find title.

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