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The Matrix's computer-generated reality very naturally lends itself to computer gaming. The fact that most of the visually stunning action takes place in a computer simulation really begs for video games to be designed for it. Thankfully, after a long wait without any interactive entertainment based on The Matrix, the games are starting to come.

True to their visionary geek status, the Wachowski Brothers aren't just licensing lame, rip-off games to capitalize on The Matrix's popularity, but rather putting their own time and energy into ensuring the video games offer the same exhilarating rush that the films offer. This close working relationship between filmmakers and game producers is a first for either industry and is leading to groundbreaking games that would be impossible to produce otherwise.

The Games: Screenshot from Enter The MatrixSome of the features you can expect in the games include familiar movie characters, 35mm film footage incorporated into the game's storyline, exclusive plots points not revealed elsewhere, and Bullet Time special effects. To give you an idea, Enter The Matrix has an hour of footage filmed during the sequel's production, footage that is actually pretty important to advancing the storyline, and isn't in the sequels themselves.

Go deeper into Enter the Matrix, The Matrix Online and Game/Movie Connections. Also find out more from Enter The Matrix Official Strategy Guide and The Animatrix.
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Did You Know?

A reason for the 'sixth' One: In the TV show, 'The Prisoner', which contains similar themes to 'Matrix', the main character who seeks to be free from the hidden system of technological control which imprisons him is called 'No. 6'. But in the final episode, the ever-changing 'No. 2' who answers No. 6's repeated question, 'Who is No. 1?' puts the emphasis where it belongs for the first time: 'YOU ARE, No. 6.' (As opposed to 'You are No 6.') Indeed, No. 6 takes the monkey mask off the figure in the No. 1 chair and sees himself. Like Neo, the Prisoner's answer to his quest for freedom has always been within himself, as the Oracle so often tells Neo. Thus, Neo = No. 6, the sixth No. 1, but really, the first One.
- Suggested by Wes Howard-Brook
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