• Fez
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  • Gorgeous art.
  • Amazing music and sound.
  • Engrossing game world.


  • Poor keyboard controls.
  • Map system needs a bit of work.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Realm of Gaming on 90

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...

By PCGamer on 90

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.

By PC Gamer on 90

A gorgeous puzzleplatformer that’s both a treat for the eyes and a thorough workout for the...

By micromart.co.uk on 80

The current trend for shaping a modern game around a retro theme continues with FEZ, from Trapdoor games. Here we see an innovative twist on the two dimensional platformer, whereby the player is able to rotate the 2D world and control the main character...

By HookedGamers on 90

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.

By GameStar on 83

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.

By Overclockers Club on

FEZ is a curious game to review as it has already been out for a year on consoles, which means reviews of it have also been out for a year. Though I have not read these, it is hard not to see the scores on the Steam store page, which give it the highest...

By ActionTrip on 95

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.

By GameZebo on 90

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.

By IGN on 95

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.

By GamingTrend on 85

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.

By HardcoreGamer on 100

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.

By Joystiq on 100

There's a lot to be said for a game that can make a grown woman squeal with glee dozens of times in a playthrough (especially a game that doesn't star Hello Kitty). In short, the long wait for Fez is entirely worth it. Play it, and I dare you not to smile.

International Review By MadBoxpc on

GameplayFez usa ambientes 2D y 3D del los cuales tendremos que sacar provecho al máximo para alcanzar los objetivos como cubos, anti-cubos, secretos o cofres. Rotando los escenarios podremos alcanzar nuevos lugares, como puertas que nos llevaran a...

International Review By bright.nl on

In een wereld waar tweedimensionale- en puzzelspellen vaak op elkaar lijken, weet Fez met een vernuftige mechaniek een ervaring te bieden die zich nergens anders mee laat meten. Daarbij zorgt een tweedimensionale spelwereld ervoor dat Fez je na verloop...