But this is far from the first time that his lovely visage has appeared in a video game. From The Matrix to John Wick and beyond, here are six occasions where Keanu Reeves has appeared to make amazing video games even more amazing. If you can’t wait to get your hands on his next game outing, check out every edition of Cyberpunk 2077 explained.
But this is far from the first time that his visage has appeared in a video game. From The Matrix to John Wick and beyond, here are 5 occasions where Keanu Reeves has appeared to make amazing video games even more amazing.
The Matrix: Path of Neo
This was actually the third game based on the 1999 film The Matrix, but it was the first to let you play as Neo, aka the K-man. And Keanu’s chiselled good looks were faithfully rendered in polygonal form.
Keanu’s post-Matrix career was a mixed bag, but we will always have a soft-spot for demon-slaying comic-book adaptation Constantine. This 2005 tie-in let us once again embody our favourite Hollywood star in a procession of action-packed RPG-flavoured scenarios.
Keanu Reeves was added as a playable character in the co-op first-person shooter Payday 2 back in 2014. Well, technically it was John Wick who was added, in a move that coincided with the release of the first John Wick film. And the character was properly integrated into the game’s plot, too, with Wick tipping off the character Chains about a raid by Interpol agents.
Keanu appeared game-side again earlier this year in a tie-in with Fortnite to promote the release of John Wick 3. On this occasion, however, the game version of Keanu was considerably more cartoony to meld with the look of the Fortnite universe. The limited-time event saw a John Wick skin being added to the game, along with several challenges and a mode called Wick’s Bounty.
As revealed during Microsoft’s press conference, Keanu Reeves will take a starring role in the forthcoming Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt Red, due out in 2020. He plays Johnny Silverhand, a sort of digital ghost that lives inside the player’s head and acts as their constant companion. Keanu will be with you, always. Now if you excuse us, we’ll get back to poring over everything we know about Cyberpunk 2077… and we might just rewatch every Cyberpunk 2077 trailer so far while we’re at it.
John Wick Hex
Keanu once again starred as John Wick in this slick game from Mike Bithell, creator of Thomas Was Alone and Subsurface Circular. The gameplay has been described as a cross between XCOM and Superhot, with showy takedowns happening in real-time, but with the ability to pause the game and plan out your moves. And of course, cartoon Keanu looks as lovely as ever.
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