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  • Summary: Enter the Matrix features awesome gunplay and spectacular martial arts that bend the rules of the Matrix, insane driving and stunts, and the chance to pilot the fastest hovercraft in the fleet. This game isn't just set in the Matrix universe--it's an integral part of the entire MatrixEnter the Matrix features awesome gunplay and spectacular martial arts that bend the rules of the Matrix, insane driving and stunts, and the chance to pilot the fastest hovercraft in the fleet. This game isn't just set in the Matrix universe--it's an integral part of the entire Matrix experience, with a story that weaves in and out of The Matrix: Reloaded, the second chapter of the movie trilogy. Enter the Matrix is the story behind the story. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 33
  2. Negative: 7 out of 33
  1. The hacking option is truly a unique and amazing way to add additional interactivity into the game as well discover bonus content.
  2. With well-rendered cinemas, obvious Hollywood-esque narrative direction, and enough signature Matrix fare from beginning to end via tightly implemented bullet time, the game captures ample essence to qualify as a solid translation.
  3. A blast to play - it's great mindless escapist fare - exactly like the movie.
  4. The music, sound effects, cool fight scenes, bullet time and being able to fight an Agent. It's all good. This is the very nature of a license – you love to hate them and hate to love them. They bring as many problems as they do solutions but every once in a while the good stuff outweighs the bad.
  5. 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.
  6. As average a game can get, with plenty of things going wrong for it, as enjoyable as it might be at times.
  7. Fails dramatically... Severe, fundamental flaws permeate the experience, ranging from wince-inducing run-cycle animations to sloppy, unrefined controls. [Aug 2003, p.78]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 61
  2. Negative: 14 out of 61
  1. MarkH.
    May 20, 2003
    10
    It's awesome.
  2. Abbssc
    Jun 4, 2003
    10
    All those who gave it a 0 go get a life!!!!!!! This game is brilliant!!!!!! It is the best game ive ever played
  3. BenS.
    Jun 3, 2004
    10
    The hacking area was really useful when you are stuck on a level or you feel like blowing someones brains out. I do think it is a funThe hacking area was really useful when you are stuck on a level or you feel like blowing someones brains out. I do think it is a fun challanging game. Expand
  4. JoeyS.
    May 20, 2003
    8
    The game is a very good, but the levels need to be longer and more Agents need to be in it but other that that the game should be in every The game is a very good, but the levels need to be longer and more Agents need to be in it but other that that the game should be in every ones Top 10 list E-mail me if you have any Q's userxxx2099@yahoo.com Expand
  5. Pain
    May 28, 2003
    7
    Let's be honest gameplay and replay value are just not the same. As I played Enter the Matrix, there were definitely bugs that stood Let's be honest gameplay and replay value are just not the same. As I played Enter the Matrix, there were definitely bugs that stood out: the pop up messages that would leave you clueless at times in knowing where to go or look, constant respawning of police/SWAT soldiers from out of thin air, no "directional damage" to signal if you are being shot from the left, right, top, or bottom (there were a number of times guns would be blasting like mad and you could not tell from where or who i.e. snipers), sound from the car engine in the driving sequences is just horrid, and finally the camera in tight spots is relentless in showing you a wall while you lay the smackdown on somebody. That was the bad stuff, the fight gameplay is rather satisfying (Focus Fighting) but I have asked myself "How Do I Do That Move Again !" A training dojo/mode i.e. the first Matrix against Morpheus would have been an awesome addition. Neo learned to fight before becoming "superman." The fighting somehow becomes the "glue" that holds the game together. Graphically much time was given to the ingame character models, however the bland underground evironments make you wish for a bright and sunny outdoor missions. Not to mention the boss fights were not all together challenging, excluding agents. Lastly replay value is one of my biggest areas of concern. The "sub" story line, yet interesting, will only give you a repetition of what and where to expect things a second time through, in addition to the bugs mentioned earlier. Skipping through the FMV will be your first choice and simply completing the missions, you already know the story. In all, the game definitely excels in Focus fighting gameplay and martial art acrobatics, but a number of things such as 2 player coop, unlocking more characters, secret/sub-missions, and different styles of fighting would have been great in building a more customized feel to the game (the wanting more principle). And this definitely would have left me guessing if, as in the movie, certain choices or decisions would determine the outcome of the game. Point being, having the ability to make tactical decisions as you play. Enter the Matrix is definitely a good game that could have been great. I suggest a rental before dropping the big 50. Expand
  6. StickN.
    Jun 3, 2003
    5
    If you really really like the movies get this game. If you sort of like the movie, then don't bother. The story isn't all that If you really really like the movies get this game. If you sort of like the movie, then don't bother. The story isn't all that great, and the gameplay is awful. Some aspects of the game are outright cool, but beyond that the gameplay is not so good. The fighting is alright, but there are some issues. Overall it's a snorefest that could have been a lot better. I remember thinking about a hundred times that the original syphon filter had a better game engine. Also, who wants to play a matrix game and play as niobe or ghost? Expand
  7. Ratedr
    May 16, 2003
    0
    I'm sorry but I'm an avid gamer so I know what a good game is supposed to play like. This game plays like crap. NO gameplay I'm sorry but I'm an avid gamer so I know what a good game is supposed to play like. This game plays like crap. NO gameplay whatsoever. I loved the movie too however, this game nothing like the film. Dont believe the hype. It has Great graphics, great sound effects, great marketing scheme, and unfortunately THE WORST GAMPLAY. I gave this little puppy a good chance too, almost two hours worth of playing time and I no longer can deal with its horrific gameplay. I'm Done. Return it for brute force may 29th. trust me. Expand

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