Fez: Secret Symbols Decoded

Fez may look like a cute platforming game with perspective-based puzzles, but as many players are learning, it’s far more than that. Hidden in the large and free form world, you’ll discover many strange symbols left behind by some ancient civilization that didn’t bother to leave behind a translator. If you want to learn what all these strange symbols mean, you’ll need to spend some real time deciphering the clues — or you can just scroll down and check out our translation guide graphic below.

For more Fez fun, join Mitch and the Game Front walkthrough team as we uncover the secrets of this indie darling with our exclusive text and video walkthrough. For more crazy secrets, check out the cheats page.

If you’re looking for more translations; go here for our Hieroglyphic Alphabet translation guide.

Secret Symbol Translation Guide

Note: The bottom set of symbols all represent button presses for your X-Box 360 Controller. Left, Right, Up, Down correspond to the directional pads. RT / LT are the right and left triggers. A is the A Button.

  • Puzzles involving the bottom set of symbols are button-input puzzles. Try to figure out the order you need to input the buttons described above using Treasure Maps or clues in the environment.

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