Rez Infinite Reviews
An already amazing journey into synesthesia achieves its full potential with PS VR and Area X. A no-brainer buy for anyone who owns Sony's VR headset.
But Rez Infinite is the thing we've been waiting for since before we knew this was a thing we could even reasonably expect to wait for. Strapping Rez to your face and living inside it is the ultimate realization of this story, setting, and gameplay. As someone who has returned to Rez nearly annually for damn near 20 years, Rez Infinite is the version I'll play.
Lovingly remade in high definition and enhanced via optional PlayStation VR support, Rez Infinite crystallises, polishes and preserves Rez's legacy, making it an essential purchase for PSVR adopters and standard PS4 owners alike. The untethered 3D-cyberspace of Area X presents a tantalising vision of the IP's potential future and adds an extra layer to what is undoubtedly the definitive edition of Mizuguchi's masterpiece.
The death of the Dreamcast. The birth of PlayStation VR. Rez's singular orbit stays outside of a mercurial industry and remains as powerful and as relevant as it was fifteen years ago. By its architecture and through its nature, there isn't a time when Rez won't be beautiful. PlayStation VR, as it happens now, is the best way to experience it in 2016.
The music, the world and the gameplay combine to make for a truly enthralling experience. Area X is one of my highlights of the year and I can’t wait to see it fleshed out in a full Rez sequel. For now though, Rez Infinite is PlayStation VR’s first must-have title.
I don't know how this series keeps holding on, but I'm glad it does. Initially debuting as a Sega exclusive, it jumped ship to Microsoft, and now, Sony. I don't really care who gets it next, I just want more Rez.
The breathtaking return of a timeless masterpiece, that thanks to VR support becomes a mesmerizing lucid dream. Simply put, pure digital ecstasy: from now on, I'll never be able to play Rez in any other way.
Review in Italian | Read full review
With its 1080p resolution and crisper visuals, you’ll find very little reason to not pick this up and play. This is the best that Rez has ever been.
Timeless gameplay, visuals and music come together in one of the best shoot ‘em-ups of all time; with the new level and VR options only adding to the immersion.
A timeless classic that works exceptionally well in VR, as it melds together gameplay, graphics, and sound in a way no other game has ever matched.
Despite it's short campaign--you can complete everything in a little more than an hour, if you're skilled--Rez Infinite is the game to buy a PSVR for. It's hypnotic and enveloping. And it's transformative, both within itself and in the wider scheme of the experiences made possible by VR. You don't want to sleep on Rez Infinite, because with the addition of more polished visual flair and the dreamy Area X, we have a new classic for the new generation on our hands.
Rez Infinite is intoxicating and exhilarating in equal measure. Despite fundamentally being a fifteen year old game, its arrival on PlayStation VR seems to have finally completed the visionary work of Tetsuya Mizuguchi and puts you wholly within this overwhelming piece of sensory software.
Magnificent many years after its original release, Rez Infinite finally feels at home on PlayStation VR – and virtual reality has got its first killer app. A sensational sensory overload, this sublime shooter may be short-lived, but you'll be hard pushed to find an experience more deserving of your attention this year.
Brilliantly accessible with sufficient difficulty and depth, Rez Infinite is the next evolution of the arcade shooter. This cult classic is made better and more beautiful by VR.
I am convinced, thanks to REZ Infinite and PlayStation VR, that I finally tried the real REZ, that is, what Tetsuya Mizuguchi had in his head as a "giappomatto" when he poured the 250 MB of data (about) that made up the first version of the game on the disc for PlayStation 2. It's a title that can also be used on a TV but, believe me, find a Sony helmet at any cost and try it in VR: you won't regret it.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Rez Infinite is the best game on PlayStation VR right now. It is simply the perfect example of what virtual reality can bring to traditional games that you know and love. To the VR naysayers, hold this game into their face and tell them to shut it. It looks and sounds gorgeous, plays brilliantly and for just £24.99 is an absolute must-buy.
Rez Infinite is the latest in the continued evolution of Rez. One can hardly call it a sequel, because a large core is made up of Rez and Rez HD content, but Area X proves that the game can evolve without the original content becoming stale or irrelevant. With or without PlayStation VR, Rez Infinite is an incredible revival of a classic best, but given the choice, I’d much prefer to immerse myself with the headset on my head, finding the ultimate incarnation of Rez’s synesthesia in virtual reality.
With or without PlayStation VR, Rez Infinite is a great game that can be loved by fans of shooters on rails or by anyone willing to have a different experience that responds to a series of sensory stimuli that make you not only enjoy the game , but also feel it. Rez Infinite is still as mesmerizing and enjoyable as it has been in the versions we've seen in the past, but it takes advantage of current-gen hardware to present itself with the best audio and visuals it has been able to achieve.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
To believe that Rez Infinite had been thought for virtual reality. Already very addictive when you play it in a classic way on a TV, where it appears slightly boosted compared to the 360 version, the game of Tetsuya Mizuguchi is transcended when using the PlayStation VR. This electro trip becomes all the more accessible and natural and tickles our senses as it should to create a slight addiction to the sensations provided, very pure and downright sublime in Zone X mode.
Review in French | Read full review
Rez Infinite is a must-have game for anyone with a PSVR, but even if you don’t it is still the best way to experience a beloved classic title. The unique gameplay found in Rez Infinite is enhanced by the incredible art style, which is something that you don’t see in recently released games.