Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Destructoid
    65
    Perhaps it's the fact that, between the first Rez and this new version, I'd immersed myself in games like "Synaesthete" -- games which successfully couple music and gameplay to the point where the player experiences the game exactly as he or she would a music video. Compared to these titles, Rez HD, even with its updated graphics and improved trance vibration, now feels rather antiquated.
  2. For a game with only four levels, there is a surprising amount of gameplay.
  3. 70
    The downside to Rez is that while designed to be played repeatedly to get different aural sensations, the levels play out exactly the same way--with enemies appearing in the same sequence--so truly getting a new experience each time isn't exactly accurate. That doesn't mean it isn't fun or unique, but replay value isn't as deep as it might initially seem.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 63 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. May 13, 2011
    10
    What had taken me so long to play this game? I could kick myself in the ass! I been watching a lot of video for Child of Eden so I thought IWhat had taken me so long to play this game? I could kick myself in the ass! I been watching a lot of video for Child of Eden so I thought I would give Rez HD a try since it looked interesting. I could not be happier with the game. So simple, yet so amazing and a true work of art. Few games have been able to evoke such emotion from me as Rez HD. I absolutely love it! Most games in this genre can be ridiculously hard but Rez HD manages to find the perfect balance between challenging and frustrating. Its so perfect that I find it hard to stop playing. I skipped the gym last night because I could not put it down and I already took my pre-workout supplement so I was up for hours playing it.

    If you have not played this game yet do yourself a favor and get the trial. If you are disappointed you have no soul!
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  2. Nov 14, 2016
    10
    Was ist Rez? Ein Ballergame wie Panzer Dragon? Ein Musikgame? Oder doch ein Geschicklichkeitsgame wie Loco Roco? Nein es ist alles zusammen.Was ist Rez? Ein Ballergame wie Panzer Dragon? Ein Musikgame? Oder doch ein Geschicklichkeitsgame wie Loco Roco? Nein es ist alles zusammen. Auch hier treffen Videospiel und Kunst aufeinander und wieder scheiden sich die Geister. Aber warscheinlich ist es einfach seiner Zeit weit voraus gewesen. Könnt ihr euch noch daran erinnern, als Handys nur Telefone waren? Und heute sind sie viel mehr. Telefon, Musikplayer, Internetzugang uvm. Was das mit Rez zu tun hat? Es vereint Spiel mit Musik und Kunst und verbindet so anstatt Technik, Leidenschaft miteinander. "Rez" ist Rausch. Du fühlst die Musik, siehst die Sounds, wirst eins mit dem Spiel. "Rez" ist viel mehr als nur ein Game, es ist ein Zustand. Full Review »
  3. Dec 8, 2015
    8
    Awesome recreation of the original Dreamcast classic. High definition graphics really look and feel amazing. A game to experience, pretty goodAwesome recreation of the original Dreamcast classic. High definition graphics really look and feel amazing. A game to experience, pretty good replay value as there are many unlockables. Full Review »