Enter the Matrix PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: May 14, 2003
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 30
  2. Negative: 6 out of 30
Buy On
  1. Fans of "The Matrix: Reloaded" will want to jack in for the stylish focus moves and original movie footage that fleshes out the events depicted in the film. Everyone else, however, will want to pull the plug and run to the nearest exit.
  2. A prime example of a good idea gone bad. If it weren’t for the annoying controls and the ho-hum nature of the game it would actually have been pretty good, but as it stands unless you are a huge fan of the movies this game isn’t worth buying.
  3. Enter the Matrix isn't a perfect slice of interactive entertainment, but it does provide at least a dozen hours of action-packed fun and serves as a clever vehicle to expand on the events in "The Matrix Reloaded."
  4. While Enter the Matrix ties in really well with the movie franchise, it isn’t much of a game.
  5. While the original plot and movie footage are an interesting look into the backstory between The Animatrix, Reloaded and the original film, the lackluster action, replayability and glitches severely hamper this title from truly being great.
  6. 60
    Lovers of Le Matrix should play just to see all the official Wachowski peripheral story stuff—it’s really quite cool, and actually adds to the story—but the PS2 game was jacked out of its own development Matrix too early.
  7. Fans of action titles are almost certainly also big fans of The Matrix, and will be disconcerted by such a pallid tie-in.
  8. The game's story isn't strong enough to stand on its own, and the gameplay simply doesn't save it, making the game worth a look for hard-core fans of The Matrix films, but a buggy disappointment for just about anyone else.
  9. 55
    PS2 owners get the worst console version of a weak game.
  10. The main problem beyond the visual execution is the poor overall level design, which is one dimensional and linear.
  11. Due to repetitive and extremely linear gameplay and an overall lack of polish, Enter the Matrix ends up being not all it could have been.
  12. That's the key problem with Enter the Matrix...it feels so 2+ years ago.
  13. 72
    A decent game... The fundamental flaw with this game is that it looks and feels slightly unfinished, from the unpolished textures to the bad camera and sparse level design.
  14. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    Take the red pill. And by "take," I mean "rent." [Aug 2003, p.96]
  15. PSM Magazine
    60
    Hand-to-hand combat within the game requires zero skill. [Aug 2003, p.31]

Awards & Rankings

#8 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
#80 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 135 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 66
  2. Negative: 11 out of 66
  1. Jun 25, 2016
    8
    Plunged hours into this title several years ago. Remember it having pretty neat gamplay, neat controls, good characters and a pretty goodPlunged hours into this title several years ago. Remember it having pretty neat gamplay, neat controls, good characters and a pretty good story. Really captured the feel of the real film with the emphasis on the focus mode and the new abilities that were granted when you start that up. A solid game with a few great moments. Full Review »
  2. Oct 3, 2015
    3
    Si bien no he sido un amante de la peli matrix pero me hice con este juego ya hace un par de años porque estaba a precio baratisimo y porSi bien no he sido un amante de la peli matrix pero me hice con este juego ya hace un par de años porque estaba a precio baratisimo y por suerte porque los gráficos fueron unos de sus puntos mas débiles de este juego si bien para su época no era una maravilla escenarios algo pobres y texturas de baja calidad aunque los modelados de los personajes estaba bien en resumen habían muchas cosas que no era de mucho agrado en cuanto a términos visuales y de positivo bien poco la luchas a un no estaban tan mal . Pero podemos decir que fue un juego realmente pobre en todo los apartados . Full Review »
  3. Feb 23, 2014
    5
    The terrible controls and no checkpoint system is why this game is getting a 5 from me. There's no doubt that this was rushed to releaseThe terrible controls and no checkpoint system is why this game is getting a 5 from me. There's no doubt that this was rushed to release alongside Reloaded. Biggest complaint is two campaigns which basically follow the same plot. They should have stuck with one, but that's not the point, is it? Full Review »