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Videogame music makes The Matrix better

To tell you the truth, we nearly made a massive slip-up while putting together this week's edition. You see we'd planned to do The Matrix. Realising that the first movie is now 10 years old had made us feel ancient (doubly so when we considered that Batman is 20), and so in order to keep it evergreen and dateless in our hearts we decided to apply that most eternally modern of musical genres, mid-'90s MIDI metal. Nothing like a bit of the old Doom music to make you feel like a kid again.

So we did. And this is what we got. We quite liked it.

But then we realised something else. If we were using Doom music, there was another, much more obvious and deserving movie to re-edit. A cinematic disappintment that could have been saved completely, had it only taken our own approach to soundtracks. We couldn't believe we'd been so stupid as to nearly skip by its limitless potential in favour of a crusty old Keanu Reeves chop-socky flick. What fools we were. So we also made this. Because we just couldn't not.

Previous mash-ups

Star Wars
The Terminator 
Reservoir Dogs 
Bullitt 
Teletubbies
Rocky II

NOTE: This video is intended for parody purposes only. We sourced the video material used from 
YouTube, but if you are the copyright holder and would like us to remove it, get in touch at GamesRadar@futurenet.co.uk.



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26 comments

  • hardcore_gamer1990 - May 25, 2009 10:43 a.m.

    That was Legendary :L The second was a perfect match
  • DRILLERDUD - May 23, 2009 7:11 p.m.

    if the doom movie had all it's old sound effects and music in it, it'd actually be worth watching
  • kyzer - May 23, 2009 10:54 a.m.

    Can you please make one with "escape of the fortress" of MGS3 Soundtrack (the part when the shagohod is chasing you) and mash-up with the intro of Saving Private Ryan? that whould be awesome.
  • Hobojedi - May 22, 2009 11:47 p.m.

    Hell yes. That was awesome.. but there's other doom tracks that you could have used besides EP1M1.
  • bamb0o-stick - May 22, 2009 11:28 p.m.

    The bottom video was genius. Pure brilliance.
  • Ravenbom - May 22, 2009 6:42 p.m.

    Love the videos, but you should add the sound of the Doom Marine trying to open a door before the door actually opens and when he's sort of looking at the wall right before he opens the door.
  • NipplesTheSuperHippo - May 22, 2009 4:04 p.m.

    that's pretty hardcore. It is amazing how well Doom really does fit into The Matrix quite well. Good work.
  • fatdog12300 - May 22, 2009 3:56 p.m.

    i loved the random doom enemy in the matrix video. these are great.
  • Desann - May 22, 2009 3:08 p.m.

    Fantastic stuff!
  • DaNtHeManIsHeRe - May 22, 2009 11:17 a.m.

    You guys are geniuses
  • Cyberninja - May 22, 2009 10:47 a.m.

    you never know what great thing they will next do you (first or last)
  • marbury83 - June 1, 2009 11:41 a.m.

    I'd like to point out that the classic Doom music sounds alot like one of the guitar rifs in Metallica's Master of Puppets. Everytime I hear that song it brings me back to my old Doom days after school :)
  • CLEIP - May 31, 2009 10:08 a.m.

    You should do it the other way around as well, you know movie music makes videogames better.
  • Ezekiel17 - May 26, 2009 10:25 p.m.

    The Doom/Matrix and Doom (game)/Doom (Movie) mash-ups are your best ones since the Chocobo's Theme/Bullitt mash-up. Awesome! :D
  • flareboy18 - May 25, 2009 1:15 p.m.

    this made the matrix worse, and doom better
  • thataboy85 - May 25, 2009 12:25 p.m.

    You guys are kiddin around "right"
  • The_Tingler - May 24, 2009 3:17 p.m.

    That's probably my second favourite after The Terminator! Excellent! As for the Doom movie, you should've a) used a different piece of Doom music from The Matrix as there's LOADS of great ones, and b) done the whole 10-minute thing!
  • Samael - May 24, 2009 5:26 a.m.

    Awesome, awesome, awesome. When you guys first started doing these I wasn't so sure about them. But you've hit your stride and they're getting better and better.
  • Mavarious - May 24, 2009 1 a.m.

    These are the best ones so far by far
  • d3athcr4ft - May 24, 2009 12:24 a.m.

    This is why I visit GR every day! Awesome job, especially on the Doom video.

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