• Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Nov 7, 2005
The Matrix: Path of Neo Image
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  • Summary: Set in the Matrix universe, The Matrix: Path of Neo enables players to play as Neo, the central character, and relive his most important and memorable scenarios from the complete film trilogy, including the original film, "The Matrix." Throughout the game, the path the player takes toSet in the Matrix universe, The Matrix: Path of Neo enables players to play as Neo, the central character, and relive his most important and memorable scenarios from the complete film trilogy, including the original film, "The Matrix." Throughout the game, the path the player takes to resolve each scenario and the resulting consequences are scripted and directed by the Wachowski Brothers. The likenesses of all of the films' key actors -- including Keanu Reeves ("Neo"), Laurence Fishburne ("Morpheus"), Carrie-Ann Moss ("Trinity), and Hugo Weaving ("Agent Smith") -- are featured in the game, which also includes footage from all three feature films, as well as "The Animatrix." [Atari] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 42
  2. Negative: 3 out of 42
  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. For every fault there's another brilliant set-piece or fight just around the corner to make up for it. The game captures the essence of the films, including all the most memorable set-pieces. [PSW]
  3. Practically every Matrix moment has been tucked up this game’s sleeve. It may not a solid fighting game or as fluid as it could be, but Path of Neo will still satisfy the diehard Matrix fans, if there are any left.
  4. 70
    Even though it is difficult to master, I highly recommending trying to punch through as best as you can, especially if you are a fan of the trilogy, because there is nothing cooler than fighting a horde of Agent Smiths while realizing you're the one in control.
  5. Roughly six years ago, the man known as Morpheus once said that to know the path is different from walking the path. To all Matrix fans, gamers, and fellow human beings, please take the following advice: steer clear of the Path of Neo.
  6. 65
    The core of the game is simply a fun, great looking button-mashing brawler, and there's a good time to be had with it if that's all you expect.
  7. 40
    A real slap across the face to Matrix fans. Do yourselves a favour and take the blue pill.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. MatrixPathofNeo
    Nov 6, 2005
    10
    This game is Fantastic and unique combo moves.
  2. RyanD.
    Jan 1, 2006
    9
    Thsi game is absouloutley amazing and very addictive. Slow time comabt is amazing and the all running is expectational. I had the original Thsi game is absouloutley amazing and very addictive. Slow time comabt is amazing and the all running is expectational. I had the original game which i thought was poor and this one totally improves on this as you can play as Neo. I am addicted to this game and it has taken over my life. Expand
  3. Aug 11, 2014
    8
    This game fell just short of being a memorable classic, and my reason for saying this is primarily based upon the short level designs, whichThis game fell just short of being a memorable classic, and my reason for saying this is primarily based upon the short level designs, which felt like we playing a demo of a feature length game. Just as you were getting into the thick of it, and wanting more, the level was over, but I guess we could put this down to hardware technical limitations for the time. But setting that aside, Shiny were really brave to take on a project as deep and as ambitious as the Matrix, and manage to make it so damn good. Despite the obviously low poly count, the graphics - for the time - still impressed me, as Shiny always have that knack of being able to create an amazing atmosphere within a game. The bullet time feature was an absolute blast, too, especially kicking / shooting ten shades of sweet sh*t out of agents. I really think that a Matrix game needs to be released on next-gen consoles, which would sort out the problem of the short levels. Anyway, I'd give Path of Neo 89% Expand
  4. EdS.
    Dec 6, 2005
    7
    this games okay... it only sucks coz I beat in one day.and also it has an okay combo system this game is just a rental..
  5. Oct 24, 2018
    6
    No estaba mal, pero bastante atrasado para la época gráficamente, aun así, se disfrutaba.
  6. Phoenix
    Nov 9, 2005
    5
    Poorly implemented in just about every aspect. Avoid.
  7. PlamenDimitrov
    Oct 21, 2005
    0
    Looks Great but.....

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#75 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
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#45 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005