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Rez

MobyRank MobyScore
Dreamcast
84
4.1
PlayStation 2
79
4.0
Xbox 360
88
4.2
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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 Later on, Punk mode changes color.
Rez PlayStation 2 Enemies come from all over.
Rez Xbox 360 Locking on to enemies in the HD version.
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)

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 (4388)
It's a shooter, a techno trance video, and a reason to crank the volume up. PlayStation 2 gametrader (229)

The Press Says

UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Xbox 360 Jan 30, 2008 A 100
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Jan 30, 2008 10 out of 10 100
neXGam Dreamcast 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Xbox 360 Jan 30, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Edge PlayStation 2 Nov 29, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Thunderbolt Games Xbox 360 Feb 02, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gamer 2.0 Xbox 360 Feb 04, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Jan 22, 2002 86 out of 100 86
GameSpot Xbox 360 Jan 31, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
UOL Jogos PlayStation 2 Feb 05, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
XBLA version 2 Ace of Sevens (4229)
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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