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Enter the Matrix

Windows - 2003

Alt names 黑客帝国, Heike Diguo
Year 2003
Platform Windows
Released in Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, United States (2003)
Australia, France, New Zealand (2004)
Poland (2006)
Genre Action
Theme Hacking, Licensed Title, Movies, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Publisher Atari Europe S.A.S.U., Atari, Inc.
Developer Shiny Entertainment, Inc.
Perspectives 1st-Person, Behind view
4.41 / 5 - 180 votes

Description of Enter the Matrix

If you haven't played Enter the Matrix or want to try this action video game, download it now for free! Published in 2003 by Atari, Inc., Atari Europe S.A.S.U., Enter the Matrix (aka 黑客帝国, Heike Diguo) is still a popular hacking title amongst retrogamers, with a whopping 4.4/5 rating.

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Comments and reviews

Mic 2024-06-13 0 point

Hey everyone.
Anyone who got that running on WIN11 ?
Tried compatibility modes as well as latest update to version1.52. In both cases nothing happens when either calling Matrix.exe directly or using MatrixOptions.exe.

Tansis 2024-04-11 0 point

What Patch do I apply?

MENAB 2024-03-29 1 point


Punker87 2024-02-11 0 point

Per your guide, Milennium_666, might you tell me how to access the settings regarding to the last instructions, run with co.patibility settings service pack 2 with admin privileges, can you explain how to do that?


gynesis 2023-08-27 0 point

how to i get the disk for the installation

mike119 2023-07-19 0 point

Игра довольно крутая,работает отлично,всё нравится,мощные драки,замедление времени,как и в фильме,всё по закону жанра.Игра радует меня несмотря на её возраст.К сожалению в некоторых миссиях она вылетает,например в миссии Попасть на тяжёлую линию в конце,как итог не могу идти дальше,спасут только сейвы.А так всё нормально

Bahumatneo 2023-05-09 0 point

i enjoyed this game but it really earned the moniker "A polished turd"

Legendary Boss 2023-04-12 1 point

Cant find iso file of disk 4

Neo kirby 2023-04-07 0 point

A good game now i need you to wake up

Aoi 2023-03-08 -3 points

So to anyone who is looking at this game and thinks it may be a good play, but I recommend you (the reader) find the successor "Matrix Path Of Neo".
Reason being "Enter The Matrix" in my experience is one of the worst games I've played, with the gameplay being very hit and miss and the entire production of this game was rushed to release and "Matrix Path Of Neo" is equally bad but it fixes what "Enter The Matrix" doesn't, while it's still flawed it has more content then "Enter The Matrix".

Cheers folks.

A-003 2022-11-22 2 points

Everything was fine, until The Chase level. The game exists every time
I tried both characters, same issue

SamboNZ 2022-07-24 2 points

Thanks LOLZORDZ your instructions worked great! (Win10 July 2022).

Mica 2022-06-11 0 point

I cant run the game without disk (fyzikal)

MaverickJ3w 2022-05-27 1 point

Does anyone know how to get the sound to work? The sound only works for me during the cut scenes, but not during the actual gameplay. Also had to install both patches, or at least v1.2 to get it to run. Running on windows 11 also. Had to download Daemon tools as someone suggested and mount the "discs" to get "disc 4" to install as well. But yea, if anyone can help me with the sound part that would be great, I just don't understand why the sound works during cut scenes but not actual gameplay. Other than that, works great.

Vinz 2021-12-21 1 point

Neither MILLENNIUM_666 or LOLZORDZ's method worked for me

I have Windows 10 and Matrix.exe was just shutting down every time

What worked for me was:
- Fresh install the game
- Install widescreen fix
- Patch 1.52
- Install nocd Matrix.exe for patch 1.52
- Launch the game from MatrixOptions, don't touch anything except Resolution, 1920*1080 works
- Don't run compatibility XP SP2 and admin mode, it just makes my .exe crash at start

If my method doesn't work, try the ones from MILLENNIUM_666 or LOLZORDZ and Enter The Matrix will run flawlessly on Windows 10

Back to some KungFu, cheers

lolzordz 2021-11-01 -2 points

Worked flawlessly on Windows 10 with my 3840x1080 screen :-)

Stuff I did:
- Download this
- Convert Disc 4 to ISO with iat on Linux
- Installed
- Applied Patch 1.52
- Copied "fixed EXE" from a certain website to folder
- Applied Widescreen Patch (not the one linked here, the one from github)
- Started the game via MatrixOptions.exe (this seems to be important)
- Don't use a controller!!! It doesn't work. You will either walk forward or backward all the time without any input. You have to use mouse and keyboard. Tried it with XBO, PS5 and Switch Pro Controllers and even my PS2 Controller via USB adapter.

Notes: Widescreen Patch does not want to work with Lutris on Linux, so i had to use my Windows 10 installation since I didn't want to debug and patch wine for playing this... but it works in 4:3 :/

I was 15 when this came out and bought it on day one because I was obsessed with Matrix. It didn't age well at all. Just played the driving stage with the f* airplane and I nearly rage quitted because of the clunky controls and the f* up physics.

Gary 2021-10-25 -1 point

Still unsuccessful on W10 after DX9 install and Millennium_666's guide,

Nordomus 2021-09-26 0 point

Doesn't work on Windows 10 :(

mo.aslam 2021-09-20 1 point

the 1.52 patch doesnt work for me. a widescreen patch i found here works:

undyingking 2021-08-01 4 points

where do i find the play disc ?

Bloopety 2021-07-28 2 points

This works. I couldn't get it to load until I installed the patch"1.2 for i845 chipset" and then it loaded fine. This was after installing the other patch (1.52), even though it says not to install both.

I had this on Gamecube as a kid and played it forever...

Paul Kersey 2021-06-02 0 point

Worked great for me!

admin 2020-09-14 3 points

RIP removed, please be specific if you get virus warning

VIRUS 2020-09-12 0 point

This installation was infected with Contebrew.A!ml which is a virus that constantly redirects your browser to other websites.

Nost 2020-06-22 -3 points

Ahh! The memories - the best driver in the matrix MY *SS!!! She can barely steer! I remember I had to wait for about 20 minutes for her to turn around the car after she flipped it :\ oh...and the square sheels are the best! I guess in 2003 they didn't know how to draw a circle in game

metalchickens 2020-06-06 0 point

I have the same issue as memento

memento 2020-04-16 2 points

I cant find the 1.2 patch. And game doesn't start, although i fix the compatibility. help?

Millennium_666 2020-03-24 16 points

thx for this amazin title.
1) download the ISO file of Enter The Matrix.
2) you have to download DaemonTools ( for mount the mdf.file that is the Play Disk (disk 4)
3)mount the first iso (disk1) and run the istall, follow the istruction (it will ask to insert other disk, so mount other iso file that you find in the download folder).
4) when you have to mount the play disk (disk 4), don't panic. open the largest mdf. in the folder with DeamonTolls and all will works great.
5)istall 1.2 Patch
6) run with compatibility on "windows xp service pack2" and admin privileges
7) have fun!


kiwis 2020-02-06 14 points

cant find the play disc, got stuck in the last step of installation

james 2019-08-20 1 point

why is this game running so bad im getting 8fps - 25fps

Messi 2018-11-20 -2 points

Very very good app !.! Carry on your work and I personally thank you for this....!????

gip est 2018-11-20 1 point

What an awesome game that was! too bad people never finish it or not play it anymore! its really nice good fun times with that kind of freedom, anyway have a good day!

Shadowbird 2018-09-01 0 point

Downloaded and installed this game, everything works well except the cut scenes has no sound, some help would be great.

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PatchPatch 1.2 for i845 chipset English version 2 MB PatchPatch 1.52
Do not apply both patches English version 4 MB

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