Amazing music and sound.
Engrossing game world.
Stunning pixel-based graphics and atmosphere.
Simple yet challenging 2D/3D fun.
Gives a whole new perspective to classic platformers.
Wonderful, mysterious world.
Poor keyboard controls.
Map system needs a bit of work.
Minor framerate issues.
Not much replay value past the second ending.
By Realm of Gaming on July 12, 2013
PCWhere 2d becomes 3d and frowns turn upside down Ever wondered what would happen if you took an old-school 2d platformer and switched perspective to see it from a different flat angle? How about flipping that perspective to reveal a chest where...90
By PCGamer on June 22, 2013
The keyboard controls work fine, but the game seems to presume the presence of a 360 controller with its UI, and more irritatingly I couldn’t get it to render properly above the Xbox 360’s native resolution of 1280×720. That’s a shame because Fez’s world is stunning: colourful, varied and minutely, richly detailed.90
By PC Gamer on June 22, 2013
A gorgeous puzzleplatformer that’s both a treat for the eyes and a thorough workout for the...90
By HookedGamers on May 27, 2013
That is the genius of Fez: solving its problems is satisfying in much the same way as earning a high score on a test. The game could easily be frustrating but avoids doing so by making you feel smart. In one level, that might mean leaping just as lightning illuminates a hidden platform. In another, it could mean piecing together treasure maps to uncover a hidden item.90
By GameStar on May 17, 2013
Auch die Soundkulisse weiß zu gefallen. Während sich die Synthie-Hintergrundmusik an die Stimmung der einzelnen Levels anpasst, lassen uns die vielen Umgebungsgeräusche wunderbar in die stimmige Welt von Fez eintauchen.83
By ActionTrip on May 10, 2013
We love the music and the retro-style, pixelized art. Fez harks back to 2D classics, so if you’re anything like me, nostalgia should kick in almost instantly. At the same time, you’ll enjoy the 3D twist that allows for some amazing and truly unique platform-style puzzle solving. If you haven’t tried this on the Xbox 360, now’s your chance to dive into the PC version.95
By GameZebo on May 06, 2013
This is due to the seamlessly integrated nature of the puzzles, their stages’ brilliant design, and Gomez’s fluid movements across them. The look of undiluted happiness on his rectangular 2D face when you find a cube is also a strong motivator. I had a similar look on my own while playing Fez.90
By IGN on May 01, 2013
Fez is a game in love with games. It has a respect for classic ideals and a confidence in its original ideas. Polytron draws on this to remind players why they fell in love with video games in the first place, all the while daring to make them think about the medium from a new perspective.95
By GamingTrend on May 01, 2013
I’ve adjusted the final score a bit to reflect that its biggest flaw may be gone someday. Even with all the crashing issues though, I didn’t step away from the game even once until I saw the credits roll; it’s that gripping of an experience.85
By HardcoreGamer on April 29, 2013
It’s a charming, charismatic adventure that will leave you with a smile across your face for the duration of your play. It’s also incredibly cryptic and is far more than skin deep, introducing a deceivingly vague world. I can’t decide if Phil Fish and his team are geniuses or completely out of their minds.100