There are several official video games in the Matrix franchise, from simple webgames and a tabletop like strategy game, to full 3rd person action games and a Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplay game. The games add to the multi-layered media of the Matrix series, deliberately presenting the players with choices to make, and contributing to the interweaving storyline.
Enter the MatrixEdit
Enter the Matrix was the first major Matrix video game, the plot running alongside that of the first two films, with full motion clips filmed at the same time as Reloaded revealing parts of the story.
There is a Hacking mini-game accessible from the main menu. It can be played to unlock information, cheats and more mini-games.
Unlocked through the Hacking mini-game, Multiplayer allows two players to fight in a choice of seven settings, each with their own characters.
Sparks' Training ContructEdit
Also unlocked through the Hacking mini-game, Sparks' Training construct included the following four mini-games: SWAT Storm, Drop-A-Cop, Brawl, Swat Throw. Each is unlocked by reaching a certain score on the one before. Later budget re-releases (e.g. Best of Atari, Player's Choice etc.) include two more mini-games: Building Jump and Sniper Game.
Path of NeoEdit
The Matrix OnlineEdit
Official Matrix Website: ArcadeEdit
The official Matrix website whatisthematrix.com featured an Arcade of a number of flash based webgames, most of which were in the "Arcade" section of the site with the single exception of "Dock Defense" which was available via a link to the "Ultimate DVD" section of the site.
You play as either Neo or Trinity in the Government Lobby. After choosing your character you select a gun (either machine gun, shotgun or assault rifle) and shoot at the S.W.A.T. officers shooting at you from behind the pillars.
Two versions of this Shockwave game, a mono and a stereo version, were available.
A flash game in which you shoot at a red pill and the pieces it explodes into in order to get points, while avoiding blue pills which deduct points. The more points you get the more codes for the website you get, with six available to unlock. You win by getting the maximum of fifty points, after which you are given the sixth final code and redirected to a preview of The Art of the Matrix.
Nebudchadnezzar Model BuilderEdit
A downloadable virtual model ship builder you could download in PC or Mac versions. This game was also available on the official Matrix website in the arcade section. All of the games offered in the arcade section were available free of charge.