Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

PS2
Release date: 15 April 2005
Developer: Cavia Inc
Publisher: Bandai

Overview

Hack into a cybernetic future world and save Newport City using martial arts, techno savvy and gunplay in SCEE's stylish action shooter.

Mamoru Oshii's revered 1995 anime classic Ghost In The Shell has enjoyed a healthy resurgence in recent times with a movie sequel from the original director, a brand new TV series and now a slick, frenetic third-person shooter for PS2 from developer Cavia. Set within a futuristic cyberpunk universe, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex mixes beautiful-but-deadly martial artistry with all-out weapons combat to stunning effect.

Set in 2030, in a world where cyborgs and humans are barely distinguishable from one another, Major Motoko Kusanagi and the Section 9 team are all that stand between Newport City and a mysterious adversary. The intriguing storyline, played out in over 20 minutes of graphically spectacular Ghost In The Shell FMV, begins with an investigation into arms dealing but quickly evolves into a tale of cyber-crime, espionage and terrorism.

Controlling deadly female cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi, her brawny partner Batou or Tachikoma, the quadruped enforcement droid, battle your way through 12 visually spectacular stages, dispatching cybernetic enemies with hand-to-hand combat, weapons and explosives. Execute awe-inspiring martial arts moves, with slow motion effects and dynamic camera angles accentuating every kick and blow, and use cybernetic abilities to hack into machinery, computers and even enemies' minds in this stylish, action-packed anime shoot 'em up.

 

  • Over 20 minutes of stunning FMV sequences


  • 15 weapon types, including sniper rifles, sub-machine guns and missile launchers


  • Play team matches or battle royal games with up to four players using a Multitap


 


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