Gomez is a 2D creature living in a 2D world. Or is he? When the existence of a mysterious 3rd dimension is revealed to him, Gomez is sent out on a journey that will take him to the very end of time and space. Use your ability to navigate 3D structures from 4 distinct classic 2D perspectives.
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Very Positive (124 reviews) - 91% of the 124 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (8,427 reviews) - 91% of the 8,427 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 1, 2013

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"Fez is joyful. [...] 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."
100% – Joystiq

"The game's unique artwork, its perspective-shift mechanic, its nostalgia for the 16-bit years and its bewitchingly strange setting all exist in total harmony and make a single, deliberate statement."
10/10 – Eurogamer

"The sum of Fez’s intelligent level designs, perception mechanic, massive number of stages and secrets, and incredible art is so much more than just a shout-out to old-school gaming. Fez is a game in love with games."
9.5/10 – http://ca.ign.com/articles/2012/04/11/fez-review

About This Game

Gomez is a 2D creature living in a 2D world. Or is he? When the existence of a mysterious 3rd dimension is revealed to him, Gomez is sent out on a journey that will take him to the very end of time and space. Use your ability to navigate 3D structures from 4 distinct classic 2D perspectives. Explore a serene and beautiful open-ended world full of secrets, puzzles and hidden treasures. Unearth the mysteries of the past and discover the truth about reality and perception. Change your perspective and look at the world in a different way.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:2nd Generation Intel Core HD Graphics (2000/3000), or dedicated GPU with OpenGL 3.0 Support
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Sound:OpenAL-compatible
    • Additional:See https://getsatisfaction.com/polytron/topics/support_for_intel_integrated_graphics_hardware for details on Intel HD Graphics support, not all models are supported. Latest graphics drivers are required to maximize OpenGL feature compatibility. DirectX 9 is required but only used for XInput game controller support.
    OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8, Lion strongly recommended, 32/64-bit
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz or equivalent
    Memory: 2GB RAM
    Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    Hard Drive: 1GB HD space
    Notes: Intel Integrated Graphics (excluding HD series) WILL NOT WORK WITH FEZ.
    OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC is NOT required.
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz or equivalent
    Memory: 2GB RAM
    Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    Hard Drive: 1GB HD space
    Notes: Intel Integrated Graphics (excluding HD series) WILL NOT WORK WITH FEZ.
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yticmic
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
THis game is really cool! I love the flattening of 3d to 2d. It really is a great mechanic and keeps you thinking :)
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Kel-nage
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
A fantastic puzzle game, dressed up as a platformer. It's a game that makes you think for your reward, and in my mind, that's no bad thing.

The game is huge and my only complaint is it can be a pain to make your way across it sometimes, once you've been to most of the worlds.
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SameOldSatellite
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Despite the recent incidents with Phil Fish, FEZ remains an entertaining and broad game; with an expansive world and difficult puzzles. The solutions of the puzzles I did often had to look up, but most of them were easy to solve. The art-style is lovingly retro, with the 16-bit (or 32-bit, I can't remember which is which) graphics is a nice callback to 80's video games, and the inclusion of the side-changing mechanic makes it even better.
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timmo1002
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
beautiful and fun. the mechanics of spining the world to finish puzzles is brilliant and feels original if you only ever play one platform game in your life it should be fez
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1singur
( 22.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
FEZ is one of the best games I ever played! I don't think I'll play it again, but it left a very positive impression on me. Admittedly, I used some guides to solve some puzzles. The story falls seccond to the gameplay and the overall cuteness of the game, but still leaves you with that "now what?" feeling after you finished it. Normally there would've been a sequel, but we all know how that went, thanks for all the fish, Phil!
This is a must have for any gamer that wants to get cultured in the art of videogaming!
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nicolerouillard
( 24.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
This game is amazing! It's labyrinth of places to explore means that you will not get bored easily. The puzzles are not too intuitive and without a gamepad this game is a bit more challenging as you rely on sound instead of vibration. Fez is a great little character and the way that perspective has been used as part of the game play action is very clever. Don't let the graphics fool you, this game is heavy on a graphics card. I definitely got a lot more out of the experience playing it for a second time because I knew to watch out for owls and portals between regions and this made a big difference. These things are not explained very well in the game adn without community support I don't know how else you would find out - perhaps I missed something. I can highly recommend this game.
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Father Time
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
You do the same thing over and over again collecting pieces. However, the art style and the evolution of the story, makes you crave for more. 4 out of 5 stars for me.
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Moulin1945
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
An exceptional game. I would buy it without thinking twice.
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KR1dude
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
An amazing 2D / 3D platformer with lots of hidden secrets. I enjoyed just the normal playthrough but wondered why the ending felt so incomplete. Next thing I know, there's a whole other side to the game that sucked me in for a much longer period of time deciphering all the puzzles thrown at me. It's a fantastic game that I recommend to everyone.
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mrbibs350
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Fez is an excellent platormer with tight controls and a novel, fun game mechanic.

But I can't recommend it.

Phil Fish has successfully created a game that I'm not intelligent enough to solve. That's... I mean good for him, but how am I supposed to enjoy that?

For example: Throughout the game there are hieroglyphics/symbols in an unknown language. Completing the game requires you to solve this language.

How do you solve this language? Among the dozens of worlds there is a rock with the entire alphabet written on it. Next to the rock is a Bright red fox jumping over a lazy brown dog.

Apparently, in grade school they used to make you memorize "The bright red fox jumps over the lazy brown dog" because it contains every letter of the alphabet.

But I wasn't taught that. So how did I solve the puzzle?

I didn't. I googled it. And even now that I've goodled the answer, I can't read the language. So I just googled a tranlator.

Is that the degree of depth that you want? A secret language that you have to translate by nowing an obscure phrase that some childern used to learn in grade school in America a few decades ago?

Let me compare this to Portal for a second. Another puzzle solver/platformer.

In Portal, I never once felt like I couldn't get to the end goal. When I couldn't see a solution I ALWAYS thought to myself "just stare at it for a while, it will click". And it always did.

Fez isn't like that. It isn't designed for everyone to be able to solve on their own. So I can't reccomend it.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Short answer: this is a masterpiece.

Long answer: it is sad that most people would turn down this amazing experience just because they care much more about the hate they feel towards its developer, whose opinions and points of view got taken way out of context by the media. Those people miss an excellent opportunity to be immersed in an unique platformer whose environment is breathtaking and truly puzzling. I'm so happy I discovered this work of art and I would do anything to make its sequel see the light of day. But I guess good things come in small packages, and Fez offers more than enough.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
STEPS TO PLAYING THE GAME FEZ:

1. Download
2. Play
3. Get Fez
4. Find Cube Bits and Cubes
5. Find Anti-cube
6. Try to find every secret in a room and fail
7. Get angry
8. Delete
9. Repeat

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Aside from all that, this game is an exceptional game! I love the graphics, and it brings me back to the time I first found out about platformer games!

I would definetely recommend this game, and I would enjoy seeing a (possible) sequel/prequel relating to one of the pictures on the wall in the first village.

Seriously, did someone else destroy the hexahedron before?

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Anyways, good game!

P.S. If Steam had a 1-10 rating platform, I would give it an 11.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
OUT-STAND-ING !!! 10/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Started out very promising, but eventually the puzzles get ridiculous. Had to turn to a guide for the one I am stuck on known as the security room, even then, matching frame for frame of videos it doesn't work, the blocks appear to be different, and spelling out the correct answer facing the right way with perfect spacing in several variations has still gone nowhere. Literally half my game time has been on this puzzle and trying to learn the alphabet which apparently I was meant to decipher sideways and backwards like the kid from Mercury Rising.

Solving a puzzle isn't fun if you don't have means to actually solve ♥♥♥♥ing thing. I actually would have recommended it if it didn't turn into some kind of 3D MENSA exam in a backwards-sideways foreign alphabet ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥tery. This game had some interesting ideas, but it is absolute trash at communicating them to the player, and probably intentionally so.

It's actually quite sad because it is hard to find a decent puzzle in a game, and these would have had some merit if they put in a bit more effort to inform the player, but otherwise they tend to be guide-reliant, which isn't really playing a game at all, it's just reading an instructional manual. Even then it's quite confusing.

Don't play it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
if you've seen indie game: the movie, you know that the creator of this game is a salty ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ who thinks he's better than everyone else.



if you've played FEZ, you know that the creator of this game is a salty ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ who KNOWS he's better than everyone else.



Phil Fish is love, Phil Fish is life.

100/10 would reflect on my meaningless reality again.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
The only game I've ever pre-purchased and one of the best I've played in my whole life.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
a very immersive and uniqe type of gameplay, that will have you coming back for more everytime you play.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
FEZ is a short, cute, imaginative experience that is a must-play from the indie game catalogue.

Platforming and puzzles are made unique by the ability to rotate perspective. I found the puzzles to vary from "pretty clever" to "just Google it." My favorite puzzle type depended on moving blocks to create different shapes based on the perspective. Unfortunately, many of FEZ's puzzles are solved by inputting a code sequence based on the ingame alphabet, an overdone solution that started creatively and became monotonous.

The soundtrack succeeds in creating a relaxing setting. It varies between techno and DnB, though bits remind me of the happy soundtrack from Minecraft produced by C418. Most likely, the sound is intended to fit with the nostalgia factor, as there are several references to the Legend of Zelda.

Despite what you may think of Phil Fish, he polished this game past the typical standard of indie, retro titles. The platforming feels right, the music fits the pretty environments, and the unique mechanic of rotation sets it apart from not only platformers, but games that don't try anything new. The amount of work put into this is obvious.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Played for two hours, have no idea what i'm doing

11/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
I bought this when Summer Sale. and this game is so absolutely great. Combine 3D + 2D world puzzle with Cute main character. Try it
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