The Matrix: Path of Neo PC

  • Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Nov 7, 2005
Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
Buy On
  1. Path of Neo *is* better than Enter the Matrix... for whatever that's worth. It's just that the omissions like the AI glitches, frame-rate drops, flimsy visuals, coupled of course with the abovementioned gameplay issues, do not justify the game's $50 price tag.
  2. Computer Gaming World
    60
    Decent but dated, this is best for the die-hard Matrix fans who still believe. [Feb 2006, p.70]
  3. Edge Magazine
    50
    As chaotic and unrefined as it is, however, it motors on with a definite sense of purpose and provides a solid sense of fulfilment, if not necessarily one of accomplishment. [Christmas 2005, p.110]
  4. After a few levels in Path of Neo your mouse clicking finger will hurt from the button mashing. Even the biggest fans of the trilogy should think twice before going down with Neo in this path.
  5. A good brawler at its core, but the PC version is seriously lacking in comparison to its console counterparts.
  6. A half-baked game that only die-hard fans of the Matrix will truly appreciate.
  7. An overly simple combat engine combined with clunky controls, a clumsy camera, and marginal graphics bog down the idea of playing "god" in the virtual matrix.
  8. 65
    The PC version doesn't offer enough of an advantage over its console counterparts to warrant a pick-up over those, and even if you're a PC-exclusive gamer its clunky controls, poor gamepad support, and huge install (More than 5GB!) probably won't be worth it.
  9. PC Gamer
    67
    This game doesn't take itself too seriously (especially the new surprise ending), which is either a credit or a fault depending on how seriously you take the movies. [Feb 2006, p.35]
  10. Expanding upon Neo’s story could have been a compelling opportunity for any Matrix fan out there; unfortunately the haphazard approach to the design and storyline are likely to offend the fans the most, leaving a mildly enjoyable beat-em-up at exactly that.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. ChetanA.
    Mar 23, 2006
    10
    Cool game, I love this game very much. in this the Neo has great powers. i liked his wall run, gun fighting and everything. Just play this Cool game, I love this game very much. in this the Neo has great powers. i liked his wall run, gun fighting and everything. Just play this game, this game really rocks! Full Review »
  2. SchylarP.
    Nov 1, 2005
    10
    This game is very well put together, the visuals are amazing. while playing this title i actually felt like i was apart of the matrix This game is very well put together, the visuals are amazing. while playing this title i actually felt like i was apart of the matrix universe. Atari has taken a step in the right direction, after there previous failures. Full Review »
  3. dangoater
    Sep 8, 2005
    10
    i think we were all a bit dissapointed with the first matrix game as you can not be neo and do any of his legend fights, so this is ani think we were all a bit dissapointed with the first matrix game as you can not be neo and do any of his legend fights, so this is an essential game to get and i cant wait for it to be released, finally the creators of the recent matrix realised they had made a huge mistake in missing neo out but now theve come to thier senses Full Review »