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Mixed or average reviews- based on 525 Ratings

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  • Summary: Gomez is a 2D man on a voyage of discovery into the mysterious 3rd dimension. Change your perspective and look at the world in a different way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Apr 14, 2014
    100
    Download it right away, and get ready to be wowed.
  2. Play UK
    May 2, 2014
    95
    The perfect package of platforming, abstract thinking, and retro love. [Issue#243, p.60]
  3. Apr 2, 2014
    90
    Stop what you are doing and buy it now.
  4. 90
    Fez is a resounding success, marrying a stunning score, innovative gameplay and a gorgeous art direction into a complete interwoven package. Little Gomez's journey is one of discovery and wonder and should rightfully find its home on PlayStation 4's across the land.
  5. 90
    Phil Fish has forced me to put more thought into playing a video game than I would have initially liked, but I feel like a better gamer for it. I used to think that the joy of exploration and unbridled sense of discovery was lost to the games of consoles past, but Fez has not only proven me completely wrong, but it has given me hope for the future.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Apr 27, 2014
    90
    Mind-bending and impossible to put down, Fez will have you thinking outside the box. [May 2014, p79]
  7. Mar 26, 2014
    80
    The game may never live down the notoriety of its designer but this is still one of the most entertaining and imaginative indie games of the last decade.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 53
  2. Negative: 9 out of 53
  1. Apr 4, 2014
    10
    I had heard great things about Fez and I really had hoped for a ps3 version. I had no idea it was coming to ps4 but to my surprise there itI had heard great things about Fez and I really had hoped for a ps3 version. I had no idea it was coming to ps4 but to my surprise there it was on the store. I instantly downloaded it and started a game with my 8 year old daughter and we were not disappointed.

    Fez is a beautifully crafted unique gem of a game. The graphics are in an 8 bit style with cutesy characters all rendered in stunning HD. The music and sound are enchanting and the gameplay is superb. You are tasked with finding gold cubes on each platform world all linked together through doors to other universes. But this is not just a simple platformer. You have to rotate the world 90 degrees at a time to see all angles of the structure you have to climb. So in order to solve puzzles you have to start thinking of all sides of the 360 degree world. It can at time get confusing but is very fun when you get the rhythm.

    I really enjoyed the game and my daughter loves the game too and has played through on her own as well. You can tell the developer has poured his heart and soul into perfecting the game, and it shows. A unique and beautiful game, I highly recommend it to all.
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  2. Nov 16, 2015
    10
    Fez is without a doubt one of my favourite games of all time. The atmosphere of this game is extremely relaxing, and the game wants you to getFez is without a doubt one of my favourite games of all time. The atmosphere of this game is extremely relaxing, and the game wants you to get lost in it, quite literally. There is no right or wrong way to go in Fez, and that is one of my favourite elements of it. The puzzles in Fez are quite well balanced, ranging from the simpler platforming puzzles needed to complete the story, all the way to extremely cryptic brain crunchers for the completionists. Fez also tells a neat little story through its world, if you're observant enough to pick it up, and observant is what you'll have to be if you want full completion of this game. I cannot recommend Fez enough, whether you just want to relax and play a stress free platformer or if you're looking for a deep puzzling challenge, Fez just keeps on giving. Expand
  3. May 2, 2014
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. perfect 2d game a lot better than ps3 on ps4 it is awsome on ps3 it is a 7 but on ps4 it is a 9 pefect 9 and perfect 9 and a perfect 9 go buy it or i kill you Expand
  4. Nov 6, 2015
    7
    The game definitely isn't bad, no. It's good. Its design, concept, music, atmosphere, simplistic story, secrets, everything is good. But IThe game definitely isn't bad, no. It's good. Its design, concept, music, atmosphere, simplistic story, secrets, everything is good. But I think the game doesn't really have the required mechanics to make me say that it's great. It's a decent game, good to have at a low price, but it's just very....the same. Every area, the puzzles, the collecting, really doesn't get any different. There aren't really any big game-changers at all.

    If you like platformers or just unique indie games in general, then, jeez, go for it if you haven't yet. But if you're not - this definitely isn't a must-have on your list.
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  5. Apr 17, 2014
    6
    I like the idea for the game, 3D and 2D at the same time?! The annoying thing about this game though is that it can be frustrating since it isI like the idea for the game, 3D and 2D at the same time?! The annoying thing about this game though is that it can be frustrating since it is really quite hard. Also the intro is quite long which I think is not needed.
    Overall I give this game 6/10 for an interesting Combo of 3D and 2D.
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  6. Mar 18, 2018
    6
    Soundtrack: 7/10
    Graphics: 10/10
    Story: 3/10 Gameplay: 6/10 The soundtrack to this game is pretty good but nothing great. The graphics
    Soundtrack: 7/10
    Graphics: 10/10
    Story: 3/10
    Gameplay: 6/10

    The soundtrack to this game is pretty good but nothing great. The graphics are a nice pixel art style. The story is boring, nothing really good. There aren't many characters, and when there are you don't care about them too much because there is little dialogue. The gameplay is pretty annoying past the begining of the game. While the platforming and puzzle solving is fun I have two problems witht the gameplay. First, the secrets and even some of the levels were really hard to find for me. I don't know how other people found them, but I don't like having to search for stuff for a lot of time, and that is what this game is making me do. Second, there is no fast travel so to get from one location in the game to another is a painful experience. Playing this game feels like a chore, having to travel from location to location looking for rooms, cubes, and secrets you missed. The game is much more enjoyable at the begining, where you are just exploring the levels. For that fun exploration, I do reccomend it.

    Overal: 6.5/10
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  7. Jul 27, 2017
    0
    Another indie darling that's terrible in comparison to AAA games yet gets a much easier ride from critics. 2d platformer with ugly graphicsAnother indie darling that's terrible in comparison to AAA games yet gets a much easier ride from critics. 2d platformer with ugly graphics and a gimmick that gets old quickly. Expand

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