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Ghost in the Shell is a 3D shooter based on the original comic by Masamune Shirow rather than Mamoru Oshi's film. The story is set in the future and focuses on a team of policemen led by the female cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi, which fights technology-related crimes. The player takes the role of a new member in Kusanagi's anti-terrorist squad and gets to accomplish missions on the Fuchikoma, a spider-like AI equipped tank. During the course of the twelve missions a plot starts to surface concerning a giant skyscraper, the Aereopolis II.

The Fuchikoma can be controlled from either third- or first-person view. It is permanently equipped with a machine gun, homing missiles (which are activated by holding the attack button), and limited supplies of grenades; there are no other weapons or tools in the game. The Fuchikoma can also jump, strafe, stick to the walls, climb on them, and even move on the ceilings. Missions mostly take place in enclosed outdoor or indoor areas and often involve destroying specified targets. Two of the missions are rail-shooting sequences.


Ghost in the Shell PlayStation Throwing a grenade down the shaft
Ghost in the Shell PlayStation Locking onto a mine in Mission 2's sewers. Up ahead are a grenade and shield powerup.
Ghost in the Shell PlayStation Hey, that hurts! Drop the flamethrower, or.. or... I will... err... die, you know
Ghost in the Shell PlayStation They're not the brightest, but these tanks in Mission 1 pack missiles too.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Koukaku Kidoutai: Ghost in the Shell" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Mecha-spiders and sexy cyborgs galore! Zovni (10633) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars

Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited Feb, 1998 83 out of 100 83
Gamezilla 1998 81 out of 100 81
Game-X 1998 8 out of 10 80
IGN Dec 01, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Super Play (Sweden) Jul, 1998 79 out of 100 79
Mega Fun May, 1998 76 out of 100 76
Video Games Apr, 1998 75 out of 100 75
GameSpot Dec 10, 1997 7.3 out of 10 73
GamePro (US) Nov, 1997 3.5 out of 5 70
Svenska PlayStation Magasinet Jun, 1998 7 out of 10 70


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The main animation studio responsible for the Ghost in the Shell movie, Production I.G., contributed over 10 minutes of new animations to the game using the original character design (by Shirow) instead of the one featured in the movie. Also, the entire cast of voiceactors from the movie (save for Kusanagi) return to reprise their roles.

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Zovni (10633) added Ghost in the Shell (PlayStation) on Aug 29, 2001