Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - First Assault Online
Join Section 9 in a first person shooter experience. Become a member of an elite force of cybernetically enhanced combat operatives dedicated to the defense of society, and use your advanced firepower, Tachikoma Tanks and unique cyber skills to bring down cyber terrorists in a connected world.
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Mostly Positive (476 reviews) - 70% of the 476 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Jul 28, 2016

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October 21

[RESOLVED] Account Services Technical Issues

Dear players,

Some of you may be experiencing temporary technical issues with our login, registration and payment systems. This is due to a large DDoS attack against a central service provider, affecting many other companies around the world including Nexon America.

We are working internally to mitigate as best as we can to ensure that our games remain online for you. That being said, you might still experience issues. We thank you for your patience. This post will be updated as the situation evolves.

The Nexon Team

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October 21

[NOW LIVE] Upcoming Content Stream - OCT. 21, 2016

Community Manager – Lumos
Production Coordinator – Disrespect

Join us for our weekly community livestream this Friday with Lumos & Disrespect as we'll be showing you sneak peeks from the upcoming update!

Prizes will include:
- 2x weapon of your choice
- 2x operative skin of your choice (from what's available in the Market)
- 2x weapon skin of your choice (from what's available in the Market)

Friday, October 21, 2016 at 11AM PDT/ 2PM EDT/ 8PM CEST

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About This Game

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 64bit or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 260
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 or higher compatible sound card or on board processor
    • OS: Windows 7 64bit or later
    • Processor: Intel i5 2500 3.3 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTS 450
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 or higher compatible sound card or on board processor
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
38 of 56 people (68%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
260.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
I love this game. BUT. The more i play it the less i like it. there are entirely too many players using cheats and you can't report them for it without video evidence and even then there is no guaratee anything will be done about it. they want specific names of the cheats used and how are you supposed to tell them unless you use it? for example someone can shoot you through a wall and they claim it's lag but when that persons gun is planted inside of a wall when they are killing people, it's still ok. or when you unload a full clip of ammo into someone without nano-gel armor or spawn protection and they don't die, but then you get one bullet in an arm and them you die. I'm really fed up and seriously considering not playing anymore because of it. there are plenty of other games out there i can waste money on without half of the players cheating.
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
37.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Its a nice futuristic FPS. No P2W. All weapons, weapon attachments/upgrades and operator licenses can be unlocked and obtained by playing the game. Only weapon and character skins plus some boosts like XP or Cash boosts cost extra. Currently there are 9 operatives, each with a unique skill and the following three game modes- team deathmatch, demolition (plant the bomb) and terminal conquest (controllpoints) that can be played on some different maps.

Played the game since early access and quite a lot has been done since then, but there are still some little thing that need adjustment but nothing that makes the game unplayable and new updates bringing new stuff are coming out regularly.

Ein gutes, futuristischer FPS. Kein P2W. Alle Waffen und Waffenteile/Upgrades wie auch die verschiedenen, spielbaren Charaktere können durchs spielen allein freigeschaltet und erhaltenen werden. Es gibt Skins für Waffen und die Charakter wie auch XP oder Währungsboosts, die man extra kaufen muss. Zurzeit sind 9 verschiedene Charakter von denen jeder eine persönliche Fähigkeit hat und die folgenden Spielmodi- Team Deathmatch, Demolition (Bombe platzieren) und Terminal Conquest (Kontrollpunkte), die auf einigen verschiedenen Maps spielbar sind, verfügbar.

Habe das Game seit dem Early Access gespielt und seit dem wurde viel gemacht, jedoch gibt es noch einige Kleinigkeiten, an denen man noch was machen kann. Aber nichts was das Spiel groß beeinflussen würde. Und es gibt auch regelmäßig Updates mit neuen Sachen.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
In its current state, not much sets it apart from other first person shooters. The only differences compared to other titles thus far are the Skillsync system allowing sharing of special abilities and Terminal Capture, a game mode which allows the deploying of a Think Tank by capturing points. Everything else is similar to other fps titles.

To be frank, it's surprisingly easy to get a headshot, even when hipfiring, resulting in instant death. Most matches, which you cant select modes due to an entirely random chance, are you simply running, shooting, dying, repeat. If you have skill, you will live longer but a random headshot is your ultimate reward.

Good luck getting that far. This is the ideal situation when you have the proper weaponry and upgrades, which take ample time and effort to grind. It seems like a rather unrewarding experience when you measure days of play against barely enough cash to purchase an upgrade.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
31.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
While the game itself is pretty good and brings new and fun elements to a somewhat generic genre of shooters, it's busted right now.

Sometimes when joining games, your weapon will be missing and you'll be unable to move. The only way to fix this problem is to quit the game.
BUT, quitting the game also rollbacks everything you did the last few games! That's right, EVERY TIME YOU QUIT THE GAME. At least that's how it is for me and 2 of my friends who also played the game. Because of this, I lost every level up gifts from lv 5 to 9, wich includes a ton of GPs and a sidearm you can't get on the shop, so there is no way for me to get it anymore.
"But Fahbio, just send a ticket to support!"
Good luck EVER getting a response from Nexon. Last time I tried, it took 8 months. Don't bother. They're absolute garbage.

The game is also very badly optimized. Lag spikes are common and sometimes freeze your inputs up to a few seconds, making you completely vulnerable.
There are huge latency issues. You will get killed VERY frequently by people having no line of sight on you.

If it wasn't for all its terrible technical issues, I would say the game is nice. Unfortunately, it's not very nice right now. I'd recommend waiting until it runs a bit better.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
145.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
the game as a whole is an amazing game for a free fps, the community is not as good tho. many people with offensive language racism and general bullying of the newer player.

Pro's - few nice maps and multitude of guns and attachments.
- a good grasp at anime gameplay translation

Con's - many bugs as in the wall protects u from grades 1m away but hten a bullet can pass through 4 walls and hit u or a 1 shot kill.
- gun prices signifcantly over priced.
- not enough normal game matches or dedicated servers for tdm/demo. rather than region's
- many bugs still not being resolved after being mentioned in reports many a time via several players.
- several matchmaking problems. (placing rank 30+ in a full room on rank 1's
-Maps need to be bigger as there to small for even demo to be played properly.

Verdict - With a very simple mechanic and a few fix's within the game and alot more desire being placed into the game to make it push towards recent games' (Call of duty - Battlefield - Cs-Go) this game needs to find its feet and have alot more work put into it to make it worth spending money on, but as an overal game if u dont mind people just camping at the back of a map with a P90 and 1 shot head shotting you, then go ahead play till ur fingers bleed. but if u are more of a specilised gameplayer where u are more into a certain mode of game with alot bigger playerbases and maps, then i DO NOT RECCOMEND THIS GAME
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
This is a solid, albiet basic lobby shooter -- it is extremely twitchy, so if you are confined to a gamepad, you'll have a lot to overcome. I would not reccommend it to anyone but the very dedicated shooter crowd, but to that crowd it will hit all the marks.

All in all, it's a great free game that you'll never ever have to spend a cent on, since all the basic weapons you can unlock in game are horrifyingly lethal. Pay to win, it is not!

...Unless of course, you include seeing the Major without pants as part of your definition of winning. If so, it'll cost you 80 bucks. However your enemies will never know, since the game makes them a generic badguy.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
45.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Experience of this game may vary. Please take that into consideration before downvoting me. Thank you.

What makes this game interesting:

-Ghost in the Shell. Those who appreciate cyberpunk settings will like this.
-Operatives of Section 9 are playable characters.
-There are some unlockables but most of the weapons can be bought in the market for ingame currency. This gives quicker access to many of the better ones early on, and no one has to be stuck with crappy guns, though it becomes much harder to buy another one since they are pretty expensive and the amount of credits after a match since most of them come from boxes and events which don't fully counter their price, especially if you want to customize your setup.
-Decent graphics, though not quite stellar.
-The operator is hawt.

What makes this game unpleasant:

-Maps of this game by design encourage camping to a disgusting degree even in team deathmatch mode, but it becomes especially rampant in Terminal Conquest, and Demolition which is pretty much the local version of Onslaught from UT2004. People sitting there while waiting for the other team to show up right in front of them can and will turn any match into a trollfest that's anything but fun.
-Engagements often feel like CoD because the damage and accuracy of guns are off the charts in either direction, meaning you can aim your crosshair spot on and still miss if the first shot didn't hit, leading to an appalling number of all or nothing situations.
-On the other hand this also means that combat in FAO goes for first come, first served. Since any random bullet can end with a headshot regardless of where one fired it, and the layout of maps are such that either you camp or get shot from 3 different spots at once, there's not much tactical about it anymore. Only spray and pray.
-The devs didn't even have the decency to try and actually rename the guns they copypasted from other games as the USS shows with one of the shotguns which is a designation for American warships. That's just apalling.
-Operatives of Section 9 are the only playable characters. While this may not seem such a big problem, it's still disillusioning when one seens 4 Motokos, 3 Togusas, and another 4 Batous in every team. They are very unbalanced as such since only a few of them can easily dominate the rest, and it could be counted on one hand how many people play Kuro for instance, seeing how her special skill is extremely situational. Which is also the only big difference between them. It would have been a lot better if they are there as NPC reinforcements in Terminal Conquest as that would free up the Tachikomas for TDM, so a player may call in one if they fulfill a random objective in a match. They wouldn't be just giant sponges to block passages and absorb bullets then.
-It can be counted on one hand how many maps are there and half of those are just recycled from others..
-Gunshot traces disappear seconds after they hit a wall or anything else. Buildings aren't made of nanomachines.
-Arm launchers can be overpowered. It's pretty much FAO's version of the RPG in CoD.
-Seeker Drone is even worse, it's the lamest zero skill ability for losers who can't frag anybody without one.
-Latency, teleport bullet immunity and FPS drops can also be an issue.
-Spawn system makes everybody wait for no reason at all when joining a match even if it's only TDM where no map objective is present, wasting everybody's time.
-Camo ability is worthless because by some strange sorcery everybody on the enemy team somehow still seems to know where you are.
-Cheaters have already moved to this game too, firing sniper rifles and pistols from short range that never miss.
-Weapons are unlockable and purchasable in the store with enough ingame credits which seem to avoid grinding levels for gear. Only it doesn't. The grind is still there and it's very noticable since unlike in other shooters where you can pick anything you need for a time or use tokens for them, you can either try doing missions for weeks or not bother getting anything and just stick to the default sets.
-Footsteps are ridiculously loud, it's like the boots in this game are made of concrete.
-No Steam achievements.

While this game certainly can be fun, it may also be seen as a free to play copy of more popular shooters having an all camp no skill gameplay with all the benefits and drawbacks that come from its business model. That shouldn't stop anyone from giving it a try, just don't dive in with too high expectations.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
86.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
This game has a great amount of potential, but as it stands it's not even worth the free price tag attached to it.

For starters, this is NOT a Beta ready game. It should be late Alpha stage -at best-. With the amount of issues still present, it's pretty clear that the developers and publishers involved couldn't care less about Ghost in the Shell or what that name means.

Hit registration is still terrible; I have emptied an entire clip into someone's head at point blank range, from behind while they're standing still and hit nothing. The Tachikomas are completely useless; not only are they really easy to kill but for the most part they just stand around and end up as part of the background. It's extremely easy to ignore them, dodging their once-in-a-blue-moon shells and extremely poor accuracy machine guns isn't even difficult.

Add to those issues the fact that they already have rampant aimbotting, exploiting and hacking. Which wouldn't be so bad if reporting hackers actually did something. But to be perfect blunt, I believe they care more about getting money out of those hackers pockets than designing a fair and balanced game.

Those are the major issues, but there are literally -hundreds- of minor ones I could knitpick about all day. Like the fact, most of the game's functionality ignores the very story world it came from (Thermoptic camo doesn't turn off when they shoot. Tachikomas do more than stand around and fire at random objects while hitting nothing. The list goes on...)

Overall, just do yourself a favor and skip over this title.

I will of course edit this if the game improves, but I hold out very little hope.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
OK I've amended my review. This game does have some potential... The main problem I see is the netcode. It's the worst I've seen in a decade. Not exaggerating.

I've run around a corner and died probably a full 2 seconds later. I've also shot at someone then did a 180 and started walking away then got a kill... It's bad. If they can fix that the mechanics and character classes are pretty solid and the conquest mode with the big robot is pretty cool.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
I did enjoy this game, even with its flaws (Dodgy Netcode, game crashing, average map design etc) until i was recently permabanned for no reason whatsoever. They claim I used third party hacking tools but when I ask for any evidence that I did I just get a one line: "We can't provide evidence, but you're still permabanned lol bye." Cheers for the customer support.
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1.4 hrs
Posted: October 24
Surprisingly good game
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the evil pingu
0.8 hrs
Posted: October 24
its so funny to watch yourself die but it is quite tiring but i would get this game even if it was 20 pound
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0.8 hrs
Posted: October 24
The graphics are incredible. I was a huge fan of the show. So getting to play this game with all its detail, is a nice refreshing pace.
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1.0 hrs
Posted: October 24
Sucks huge nuts
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Bongus |
0.8 hrs
Posted: October 23
Ready to get the ♥♥♥♥ kicked out of you?
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2.3 hrs
Posted: October 23
After playing this for a bit, I can honestly say this game has some potential. With different characters and positions to play, it really does make for a more strategic game then say CoD or Battlefield. The gameplay is smooth and the leveling system is the same as you'd find in any FPS game. Worth a try if you're into the FPS genre.
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5.5 hrs
Posted: October 23
Good game to kill time.
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2.7 hrs
Posted: October 23
Yo it's Ghost in The Shell, ofcourse i'm going to shill for it.
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0.7 hrs
Posted: October 23

- Really Nice Graphics
- Nice Sounds
- Decent Community
- Smooth Gameplay
- Really Well Optimized


- Slight P2W
- Sometimes toxic teammates
- Nothing else is bad!

FINAL VERDICT: 7/10 Worth a TRY! (^_^)
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74.9 hrs
Posted: October 23
Very promising game. Fast dynamic action, emersing atmosphere, decent controls.
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