The Matrix: Path of Neo Image
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  • Summary: You can play as Neo in a story spanning the entire Matrix trilogy in The Matrix: Path of Neo. The game's story is written and directed by the Wachowski siblings, who created the movie trilogy. You can employ all the reality-bending powers of "The One" as you engage in fights both from the movie and made exclusively for the game. The Matrix: Path of Neo also includes new, unreleased video from the movies, and new characters that expand the story of The Matrix. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. 95
    Shockingly enough, is actually pretty damn good. Sure, it looks uglier than Ernest Borgnine in a tutu, and trying to use the controls is like operating the Space Shuttle while wearing oven mitts, but once you get the hang of it, beating the Stove Top stuffing out of agents is terrific fun.
  2. A pleasant surprise as it wisely lets the player be Neo, not some under-powered secondary character. [Jan 2006]
  3. The bullet-time, wall-hopping, Agent Smith-butt-kicking gameplay comes closer to matching the film's battles than any game before it.
  4. 74
    It's a fun beat-em up and a heck of a game. It has more hits than misses and is a definite rental for anyone looking to kill a weekend.
  5. It's worth putting up with the game's frustrating failures for the chance to defeat 100 Agent Smiths. [Jan 2006, p.68]
  6. It's the best Matrix game to date, but Matrix games still have a way to go.
  7. 50
    A turbulent ride between decent action, half-baked graphics and camera, and occasionally clunky, but undeniably authentic presentation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Mick
    Nov 14, 2005
    10
    I've given this game 10! Because I love the Matrix and am having so much fun playing it. However if I wasn't a fan of the Matrix I would still give this game a 7, as it is lots of fun to play. Expand
  2. JustinT.
    Nov 8, 2005
    10
    Awesome. Simply awesome. Great controls (though the gun combat could use a little work) make this a supremely satisfying beat-em up.
  3. BobH.
    Nov 12, 2005
    9
    I loved Enter the Matrix. I would still be playing it after 2 years if I hadn't traded in my PS2 for an xbox. So who cares if the graphics aren't perfect? Its ETM + Neo. What could be bad? Expand
  4. IanM.
    Nov 8, 2005
    8
    Graphics could have been better for the xbox. Story is to linear. Overall game play is fun.
  5. SephX.
    Nov 9, 2005
    7
    The graphics engine needed a good polishing before its release, lots of texture hiccups make a lot of characters look really fake (including the hole in Morpheus's head). The gaemplay can be a little twitchy, the music is too quiet and doesnt match the tempo of parts of the game not to mention its prone to cut on and off or downright stop playing. Path of Neo also uses the Havok physics engine so like all other Havok-run games before it, there are lots of physics glitches that can occur in the game. And the alternate Matrix ending is quite frankly worse then the 10 minute "Oracle in th Park" scene from the original Revolutions leaving a sickening feeling in your mouth from what originally was a pretty decent game. Dont be fooled, this game isnt nearly as horrible as Enter the Matrix was.. but its short length and blatantly obvious errors make it a rental only. Collapse
  6. MattL.
    Dec 7, 2005
    5
    To much that was in the movies was skipped. Not enough movie action. But its pretty awsome with the bullet time and wal running. Better than Enter The Matrix but not by much. It's a good game to rent but not to pay $50 for. Overall, an average game. Expand
  7. MichaelB.
    Dec 17, 2005
    2
    Graphics are sub-par, controls are sloppy, there are framerate problems with more than 4 npc's on the screen, and the game isn't half as fun as it should (or could) be. Not worth your 50 bucks and barely worth a rental. It's sad to see a franchise that had so much promise after the first movie totally dug into the ground like this. They have yet to make a halfway decent Matrix game (the three they have made are all pretty horrible). Expand

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