Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 4, 2014
    90
    A deep and involving Metroidvania in a superbly constructed world. Fez's appearance on handheld is just as intriguing as when it first hit consoles and computers.
  2. Mar 31, 2014
    95
    We still feel like this is one of the best games of the current generation of consoles, and having it available on more platforms is just a great reason to replay it. If you like platform games and exploring maps, this is a game you cannot miss.
  3. Few puzzles offer the complexity and design smarts that are on show here. [June 2014, p.88]
  4. Apr 2, 2014
    95
    A true masterpiece, amazing on the Sony platforms just like it was on Xbox 360. If you never played Fez, now it's your chance. Don't miss it.
  5. Apr 4, 2014
    91
    Being straightforward, it is a must have. A game that brings back that excitement that surfaces when you explore every corner of its world and, most importantly, is worth giving a try to allow it to astonish the gamer.
  6. Apr 1, 2014
    90
    A novel exploration of the underpinnings of game graphics, Fez at once pays tribute to classic 2D platformers while revealing the shenanigans that went into their design. Borderline inscrutable at times, Fez is a puzzle on many levels. Yet its mysteries, clever as they are, deserve to be unravelled.
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 123 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. Apr 24, 2014
    0
    THis game sucks. i want a refund. phill fish thought he was human enough to program a half decent game but hes full fish. Tell Phill fish toTHis game sucks. i want a refund. phill fish thought he was human enough to program a half decent game but hes full fish. Tell Phill fish to go back to the ocean, he does not belong up here with making crap like FEZ Full Review »
  2. Apr 14, 2014
    8
    Great 'old school' platform type game - heard about this game ages ago through that video game doco 'Indie Game' (great dock btw) and it'sGreat 'old school' platform type game - heard about this game ages ago through that video game doco 'Indie Game' (great dock btw) and it's great it's now on the Sony platforms - looks great on the Vita - recommended! Full Review »
  3. Jun 16, 2014
    3
    A game that frames itself as a love letter to older game whilst being anything but. Once you've gotten over the initial gimmick (the 2D gameA game that frames itself as a love letter to older game whilst being anything but. Once you've gotten over the initial gimmick (the 2D game existing in 3D space, most prominently used in Paper Mario), there's very little to offer in terms of gameplay. The platforming is as basic as it comes and really lets down the potential of the game's gimmick. There could have been a much more involving platform game or action adventure game in this and the game would be much better off for it. But no, instead you jump from platform to platform with no enemies, no obstacles and no way to die. Making the game a very disappointing play if you're looking for something to play for the actual video game aspects of it. It's incredibly infuriating because you can imagine how much fun the game could be when combined with a great 2D platformer.

    Going back to what I said before about older games, this game is nothing like it. Older games has challenge, they had variety, they would kick your ass until you learned how to play well. This game offers none of that.

    From what I gather from what others have said. The game's creator saw what I mentioned above as hindrances for his vision of the game, making sure nothing got in the way of the player wandering around the world he created (and sure, the visuals are fine, although I'll quickly mention that the audio is just ambient noise, not really adding anything or taking away). I feel such a method of approaching games is dull for people like myself who value gameplay in video games. It's perfectly possible to create wonderful worlds with great gameplay. There's no need to see them as opposition to each other as Fish appears to do.
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