DescriptionIn the war to save Zion, what part will you play?Enter The Matrix
casts the player as Niobe or Ghost, captain and first mate of the rebel ship Logos, respectively. Niobe is a master combatant, capable of beating up everyone in her way. She is an excellent pilot, both in the real world and in the Matrix. Ghost is very adept at firearms, and his marksmanship is a mastery. Both characters are very athletic, and throughout the game the player will have to walk, run, jump, strafe, peek, run on walls, climb ladders and pipes, and fight various enemies.
Available weapons include a security pistol, an automatic pistol, a submachine gun, a machine gun, a shotgun and grenades. Besides weapons, a variety of hand-to-hand moves are available, from punches, throws and grabs to kicks and chokes. Throughout the game,the player will be called upon to utilize Focus moves, which is basically bullet time from the films. When Focused, time slows to a crawl, allowing the player to zoom around enemies, dodge bullets, and jump to avoid oncoming obstacles.
The game was written and directed by the Wachowski brothers, and its plot is intertwined with that of the second movie, The Matrix Reloaded
- "黑客帝国" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "Heike Diguo" -- Chinese title
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The Press Says
||Jul 11, 2003
||7.8 out of 10
||Jul 07, 2003
||75 out of 100
||May 20, 2003
||7.2 out of 10
||May 24, 2003
||6.7 out of 10
||May 20, 2003
||6.4 out of 10
||May 21, 2003
||Jul 03, 2003
||12 out of 20
||May 23, 2003
||3 out of 5
||May 16, 2003
||11 out of 20
||May 26, 2003
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At the end of the game there is a trailer for The Matrix Revolutions
The game features two hours of footage not seen in any of the movies. It was shot especially for the game by the Wachowski Brothers and features the supporting cast from The Matrix Reloaded
and The Matrix Revolutions
. Carrie-Ann Moss
also makes a brief appearance as Trinity although Keanu Reeves
(Neo) and Laurence Fishburne
(Morpheous) are both absent.
The footage was later included in The Ultimate Matrix Collection
on the The Matrix Reloaded Revisited
On August 31, 2003 Enter the Matrix (PS2) won the Gold-Award from the German VUD (Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland - Entertainment Software Association Germany) for selling more then 100,000 (but less then 200,000) units in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
The Wachowski brothers were so passionate about creating a genuine The Matrix
atmosphere that they wrote a 244 page script just for the game.
The Matrix Reloaded
The game was released on the same day as the movie The Matrix Reloaded
. Throughout this film, there are numerous billboards to be seen. These billboards contain cheat codes for the game.
Warner Bros. license system
The poor reviews for Enter the Matrix
inspired Warner Bros.
to create a system where games with WB licenses that received less than a 70% rating on average out of all game reviews would require extra royalties. This was created in an effort to minimize bad movie-licensed games from Warner Bros. products.
Information also contributed by
- Computer Games Magazine
- March 2004 - #5 Worst Game of the Year 2003
- Computer Gaming World
- March 2004 (Issue #236) – Worst Use of a License of the Year
- 2003 – Biggest Disappointment of the Year (PC)
- Golden Joystick Awards
- PC Powerplay (Germany)
- Issue 03/2005 - #7 Biggest Disappointment
- Issue 02/2006 - #4 Hype Disappointment
- Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland (VUD)
- August 31, 2003 - Gold Award