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Rez HD - Xbox Live Arcade review

Almost as good as two turntables


  • Gorgeous graphics
  • Amazing soundtrack
  • Solid game play


  • Only five levels
  • No multiplayer
  • No trance vibrator

Even if you’ve never played Rez, chances are you’ve at least heard of it. Whether it’s from a friend who played it, a friend who knows someone who played it, or inappropriate uses for the Japanese-only Trance Vibrator that came with the original disc versions of the game.

Either way, Rez is finally readily available at a very palatable price, and you owe it to yourself to try out this unique game. Rez is not quite a shooter, not quite a music game, but an incredible mix of the two that involves you in the game’s soundtrack more than any other title ever released.

You are a futuristic hacker in a virtual world, kind of along the lines of Tron, but in order to hack this system, you have to make your way through five different systems, ultimately destroying a boss program at the end of each.

More Info

DescriptionOne of those rare titles that add strength to the argument of games as art.
PlatformXbox 360
US censor ratingEveryone
Release date30 January 2008 (US), (UK)
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