The Matrix: Path of Neo

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THE MATRIX: PATH OF NEO will follow the story of the blockbuster motion picture trilogy THE MATRIX, THE MATRIX RELOADED and THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS and for the first time allow gamers to play as Neo and become the One. Gamers will play as Neo, but from the moment the game begins, how the situations play out, how they handle them, how they deal with the events, where they go, how people react to them, it's all up to the gamer. They may win where Neo failed or find another way to solve the problem, the path is now theirs to follow. As Neo, the choices the player makes to resolve each scenario and the resulting consequences may have a different result than the original films. Alternative scenarios filled with new characters, content and storylines have all been written and planned by the Wachowski Brothers to expand the Matrix universe and overall gaming experience.
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ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Game Genre Role Playing Game
Maximum Number of Players 1
Expert Reviews
The Matrix: Path of Neo
4 Star Review  GameZone - Nov 28, 2005

Four walls and several pillars, all covered with a shiny gray paint. Part of the room seems somewhat hypnotic, bringing images of a supernatural world to mind. The view is purposely crooked, changing with the action but staying close to the target at all times. Two security guards enter and without a second thought I spring into action, deflecting their attacks and pummeling their chests with rapid, impossible reflexes. The stunned guards collapse and fade away as a green glow crosses over their body, erasing their existence in one quick swift. This world – it's so familiar, so unique and, despite the dangers, so appealing to those of us seeking more excitement in our lives.

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Matrix PathNeo
2.5 Star Review  GameSpy - Nov 11, 2005

Finally, you get to be the One ... and walk down a path of mediocrity.

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Matrix PathNeo
4 Star Review  IGN.com - Nov 9, 2005

We might as well get it out of the way and tell you right from the beginning that The Matrix: Path of Neo is a whole lot better than 2003's spin-off, Enter the Matrix. It looks better, it plays better, and taking control of the former Mr. Anderson is more satisfying than running around as Ghost or Niobe any day of the week. More than that, though, Path of Neo tries to do things technologically that few other titles rarely attempt and truly strives to push the limits of its hardware with a surplus of particles, shadows, lighting effects, and animations. But sometimes, as is the case with most things, you have to know when to say when.

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The Matrix: Path of Neo
4 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

The Matrix: Path of Neo receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 2.98 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #2,776 game of all time, #82 game of 2005 for the Xbox and #369 Xbox game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 55 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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The Matrix: Path of Neo
3.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 29, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 3 expert reviews for The Matrix: Path of Neo and the average expert rating is 73 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Awesome
5 Star Review   By member aac7113 - May 29, 2006   

Strengths: Controller configuration, levels of difficulty, better moves and fighting techniques. Lots of different fighting moves that you earn as you move through the game

Weakness: Skipped a little bit of Revolutions. Would have liked to see Neo battling some Machines in Machines City.

This game is truly awesome. It is fun. It's not too short. You can actually choose different paths for neo if you are able succeed at them. The fighting and controller config is so much better than Enter the Matrix. The game does provide you with recaps of events from all three movies. And finally you can be NEO!!

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A good Matrix sequel
4 Star Review   By member dafunkk12 - Mar 31, 2006   

Strengths: Fighting engine

Weakness: Random loading, cut scenes

This Matrix game gets it right. It's not actually a sequel to Enter The Matrix, instead a game that follows Neo through the movie trilogy. As you progress through levels, new moves are unlocked, adding more fun variety to the hand-to-hand, gun, and sword combat that comprises the game. While the new story elements are nice, the cut scenes spliced from clips from the films feel very non-sequiter and don't really mesh with the rest of the experience. My only major complaint with the game is seemingly random loading during levels. You may be walking through a hallway or down the stairs during the middle of an action sequence and the game will pause for a moment, jarring you out of the "zone" and breaking the gameplay experience.

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Matrix, The Path of Neo
4 Star Review   By member jjz203 - Feb 23, 2006   

Strengths: Great fan service for those who love the Matrix movies and can't get enough. Fun gameplay that is the closest thing to being Neo in the movies.

Weakness: Decent graphics and framerate, stutters frequently. Gameplay isn't as intuitive and easy as it sounds, a little weird controller layout too.

When I heard this game was coming out, I was ecstatic. Being a fan of the trilogy and everything that came out in between (Animatrix, Enter the Matrix), I was ready for another great addition to the Matrix world. This game is really fun in terms of gameplay and the way that it allows you to emulate most of the awesome intense fights from the movies. Though the default xbox controller layout is weird and takes a little getting used to, it's functional enough for what you want to do in the game. The graphics are good, better than "Enter the Matrix" but not as good as it could have been given all the extra development time this game has had. The framerate isn't that solid on the xbox version and stutters more often than acceptable but it's not too bad since it sort of offers another "bullet time" to the game. The storyline of the game is also really well done and will have you wondering if there's any more to it in years to come. The alternate ending from the movies is a nice addition to the Matrix universe and is what really piqued my interest in this game. All in all, if you love the Matrix and enjoyed the "Enter the Matrix" game, then this will definitely be worth your time and money. If you're a fan of action games, this is also very fun and can get intense in certain battles. Give it a rental first, unless you're a big Matrix fan, then DEFINITELY buy it now!

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Product Details
Description
THE MATRIX: PATH OF NEO will follow the story of the blockbuster motion picture trilogy THE MATRIX, THE MATRIX RELOADED and THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS and for the first time allow gamers to play as Neo and become the One. Gamers will play as Neo, but from the moment the game begins, how the situations play out, how they handle them, how they deal with the events, where they go, how people react to them, it's all up to the gamer. They may win where Neo failed or find another way to solve the problem, the path is now theirs to follow. As Neo, the choices the player makes to resolve each scenario and the resulting consequences may have a different result than the original films. Alternative scenarios filled with new characters, content and storylines have all been written and planned by the Wachowski Brothers to expand the Matrix universe and overall gaming experience.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Game Genre Role Playing Game
Maximum Number of Players 1
Summary
Product Title The Matrix: Path of Neo
Manufacturer Atari
Lowest Price $16.87 from Amazon Marketplace
Power Score 4.0 | 8 Reviews
Game Information
Memory Space Required: 5 Blocks
Release Date: 2005-11-8
Network Compatible: No
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Software Main Type: Game
Upgrade Information: Not Applicable
Parent Retsku: B0008JILX6
License Pricing: Standard
Software Name: The Matrix: Path of Neo
Brand Name: Atari
Frequency Band: Max Number of Players: 1
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Expert Reviews
The Matrix: Path of Neo
4 Star Review  GameZone - Nov 28, 2005

Four walls and several pillars, all covered with a shiny gray paint. Part of the room seems somewhat hypnotic, bringing images of a supernatural world to mind. The view is purposely crooked, changing with the action but staying close to the target at all times. Two security guards enter and without a second thought I spring into action, deflecting their attacks and pummeling their chests with rapid, impossible reflexes. The stunned guards collapse and fade away as a green glow crosses over their body, erasing their existence in one quick swift. This world – it's so familiar, so unique and, despite the dangers, so appealing to those of us seeking more excitement in our lives.

Read the full review »

Matrix PathNeo
2.5 Star Review  GameSpy - Nov 11, 2005

Finally, you get to be the One ... and walk down a path of mediocrity.

Read the full review »

Matrix PathNeo
4 Star Review  IGN.com - Nov 9, 2005

We might as well get it out of the way and tell you right from the beginning that The Matrix: Path of Neo is a whole lot better than 2003's spin-off, Enter the Matrix. It looks better, it plays better, and taking control of the former Mr. Anderson is more satisfying than running around as Ghost or Niobe any day of the week. More than that, though, Path of Neo tries to do things technologically that few other titles rarely attempt and truly strives to push the limits of its hardware with a surplus of particles, shadows, lighting effects, and animations. But sometimes, as is the case with most things, you have to know when to say when.

Read the full review »

The Matrix: Path of Neo
4 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

The Matrix: Path of Neo receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 2.98 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #2,776 game of all time, #82 game of 2005 for the Xbox and #369 Xbox game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 55 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

Read the full review »

The Matrix: Path of Neo
3.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 29, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 3 expert reviews for The Matrix: Path of Neo and the average expert rating is 73 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Awesome
5 Star Review   By member aac7113 - May 29, 2006   

Strengths: Controller configuration, levels of difficulty, better moves and fighting techniques. Lots of different fighting moves that you earn as you move through the game

Weakness: Skipped a little bit of Revolutions. Would have liked to see Neo battling some Machines in Machines City.

This game is truly awesome. It is fun. It's not too short. You can actually choose different paths for neo if you are able succeed at them. The fighting and controller config is so much better than Enter the Matrix. The game does provide you with recaps of events from all three movies. And finally you can be NEO!!

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A good Matrix sequel
4 Star Review   By member dafunkk12 - Mar 31, 2006   

Strengths: Fighting engine

Weakness: Random loading, cut scenes

This Matrix game gets it right. It's not actually a sequel to Enter The Matrix, instead a game that follows Neo through the movie trilogy. As you progress through levels, new moves are unlocked, adding more fun variety to the hand-to-hand, gun, and sword combat that comprises the game. While the new story elements are nice, the cut scenes spliced from clips from the films feel very non-sequiter and don't really mesh with the rest of the experience. My only major complaint with the game is seemingly random loading during levels. You may be walking through a hallway or down the stairs during the middle of an action sequence and the game will pause for a moment, jarring you out of the "zone" and breaking the gameplay experience.

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Matrix, The Path of Neo
4 Star Review   By member jjz203 - Feb 23, 2006   

Strengths: Great fan service for those who love the Matrix movies and can't get enough. Fun gameplay that is the closest thing to being Neo in the movies.

Weakness: Decent graphics and framerate, stutters frequently. Gameplay isn't as intuitive and easy as it sounds, a little weird controller layout too.

When I heard this game was coming out, I was ecstatic. Being a fan of the trilogy and everything that came out in between (Animatrix, Enter the Matrix), I was ready for another great addition to the Matrix world. This game is really fun in terms of gameplay and the way that it allows you to emulate most of the awesome intense fights from the movies. Though the default xbox controller layout is weird and takes a little getting used to, it's functional enough for what you want to do in the game. The graphics are good, better than "Enter the Matrix" but not as good as it could have been given all the extra development time this game has had. The framerate isn't that solid on the xbox version and stutters more often than acceptable but it's not too bad since it sort of offers another "bullet time" to the game. The storyline of the game is also really well done and will have you wondering if there's any more to it in years to come. The alternate ending from the movies is a nice addition to the Matrix universe and is what really piqued my interest in this game. All in all, if you love the Matrix and enjoyed the "Enter the Matrix" game, then this will definitely be worth your time and money. If you're a fan of action games, this is also very fun and can get intense in certain battles. Give it a rental first, unless you're a big Matrix fan, then DEFINITELY buy it now!

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