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 Enemies come from all over.
Rez PlayStation 2 Portions of the game will allow for more interesting angles of attack.
Rez Xbox 360 These enemies construct barriers in your path.
Rez PlayStation 2 Shootouts can get very intense.

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

Atomic Gamer Xbox 360 Feb 06, 2008 94 out of 100 94
4Players.de Xbox 360 Jan 31, 2008 92 out of 100 92
Gamer 2.0 Xbox 360 Feb 04, 2008 9 out of 10 90
AceGamez Xbox 360 Feb 18, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Original Gamer Dreamcast Jan 01, 2009 8.7 out of 10 87
GameCola.net Xbox 360 May, 2008 8.2 out of 10 82
Play.tm PlayStation 2 Jan 15, 2002 80 out of 100 80
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
Gamervision Xbox 360 Jan 30, 2008 8 out of 10 80

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
XBLA version 2 Ace of Sevens (4225)
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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