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 (532 reviews) - 71% of the 532 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mixed (9,071 reviews) - 69% of the 9,071 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 28, 2016

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October 14

Unscheduled Maintenance - OCT. 14, 2016

UPDATE #2: We are currently monitoring the servers and will provide an update if we need to go forward with maintenance. Thanks for your understanding.

UPDATE: Maintenance has tentatively been pushed to 5PM PDT/ 8PM EDT/ OCT. 15 2AM CEST with a possibility of cancellation.

We will be performing an unscheduled maintenance on October 14, 2016 at 4:00 PM Pacific (7:00 PM Eastern, October 15 1:00 AM CEST). We anticipate the maintenance to last approximately 1 hour, concluding around 5:00 PM Pacific (8:00 PM Eastern, October 15 2:00 AM CEST).

This is to address disconnection issues while getting into matches.

Please note that the estimated length of time for each maintenance is subject to change without notification.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Pacific: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Eastern: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
CEST: October 15 1:00 AM – 2:00 AM

Thank you for your patience.

-The First Assault Team

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October 14

[NOW LIVE] Community Livestream - OCT. 14, 2016

Community Manager – Lumos
Production Coordinator – Disrespect

Join us for our weekly community livestream this Friday with Lumos & Disrespect! Prizes and shenanigans will ensue while we play community games.

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 14, 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
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
102 people found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 23






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7 of 7 people (100%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
tl;dr: worth a try but expect a simple fps game with some interesting element, probably bad team balance etc.
Play to play and not for win (unless you got a full squad then wipe the floor idk do squad stuff..)

Not an awful game, there's worse shooter made in the f2p market.
So lets dive.

•Not a lot of content, there's just a couple map and 3 game mode. (classic TDM / Demolition (CS type of match)/ Capture (Which is pmuch grab key point to progress into the opfor side of the map)) There's some content in the rest, you got a handful of variety of weapon from AR to MG with sniper of course. You got multiple operator and even 2 that i think are new? i dont know never saw em anywhere before (the blonde and the recruit) But the game is quite grindish and repeatitive as it take a long time to unlock or gain money in order to get new guns (And, as far as i know aside the various pack you can't buy gun with Rl money)

•No PvE, i know maybe in future there will be a pvp mode but, a game based on GitS feel more suited into a coop type of gameplay rather than generic pvp fps shooty bang bang.
GitS theme and setup is a good stage for some good pve with maybe some hostage situation etc.. with different way to play them.

•Simple gameplay. It's not a downside on its own as there's plenty of good game with a simple gameplay but this game doesnt excel in it. It's just a simplistic FPS and the only change is that your character got its own skill that can be used to buff your team but aside that, you could have strapped any theme on it or even just generic soldier character and it'd be a the same game.
Another point, you die fast in this game if someone got the jump on you, you'll be pretty much dead (unless they can't aim which happen to be often) as it only take a couple shot and 1 to 2 headshot to get a kill.

•Weapon Customisation: It got its fair lot of customisation with stat affect your weapon. Not much to say, nothing new here.

•Slow progress: GP can be tiresome to get as you can get around 500 to 1k per match.. it'd be fine if the weapon weren't so expensive.. Most of them are over 180K gp meaning, in early it can be easy to acquire one new gun with the level bonus box (if lucky) but on long term it end out being a grind, and this issue connect with the limited content, you'll end up repeating probably the same 2 map over and over (as people tend to only vote for TDM and rarely on demolition)

The main beef i have with the game is that it doesnt use its theme to more than HEY LOOK WE'RE THE ONLY GITS GAME EVER (well at least, the most recent one if you dont count the psp one and the ps1 one).
The game could have been much more than this and yet it doenst improve on anything. To further this in, they use random clip of the anime in the menu for the different game mode...
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
So far its a pretty good FPS with a lot of time to grow and become better.
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11 of 19 people (58%) found this review helpful
2 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) 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
1 person found this review funny
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
What i can say about that game ?

+lot of characters on pick
+nice system of upgrading weapons
+you can play that game tactic
+lot of abilities
+you can easy kill someone whit starting weapons
+its free


I recommend to try this game.For that its free its really nice game.You can level up easy.There is lot of upgrades on weapons.Just try it ! :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Its not the best but its a good free alternitive to CSGO.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
its a good game just when i try to get a certain match like tdm or snd its hard because you cannot choose what gamemode u want.
and god does this game hate ninja defusers, eaven if i defuse 2 in a row they still kick me bacause why not.
also some weapons are way unbalanced for example in tdm i get most of the time 1 shot by m4a1 and to em it seems unfair as i need 2 bullets to kill with headshot.
its a great game just needs work. a lot of it
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9.8 hrs
Posted: October 20
When I first heard about this title I was excited and afraid at the same time. As time went by and more info emerged about the game, my excitement started to fade. The game finally came out and now I know there's nothing to be excited about. Motoko and the rest of Section 9 team are let loose to kick some aѕѕ, however don't expect epic jumps between buildings, hand to hand showdowns, rooftop chases or vehicle combat. GitSSACFAO is a basic run&gun shooter with even less features than some of the titles that have been around for almost a decade. Even though most members of Section 9 are full-body cyborgs capable of superhuman strength, speed and resistance to pain, in this game they decided to go easy on their foes. Because of that each operative has only one special trait (of disputable fairness/usefullness) he/she can use from time to time and is very fragile to small arms fire.

The Gameplay is so indifferent from any other, mostly Korea-made "fast-paced" titles you might say it's getting traditional. Guns are almost laser-accurate, with little recoil, small spread and high damage, which means a very short Time-To-Kill. This makes the game entirely twitch-based. No need for tactics or any other kind of skill play; as long as you see your foe faster than he sees you, you'll be fine. Instakill by a single bullet in the head is also traditionally present. If you couple it with the lack of any bullet physics (no distance dropoff), you'll get fights which are won or lost by lucky spray&pray-technique headshots done from the other end of the map.

And since it comes to maps - they are definitely the weakest point in this game. Their layout is simplistic, uninteresting and downright boring. They are small, sterile, lack any sort of depth and detail that would make them look and feel like a GitS place. I dare to say that Warface's Chinatown maps have way more... ghost of Ghost in the Shell than whatever this game has to offer. Real shame, homework skipped alltogether.

Technically there's not much bad to tell about the game. The graphics ain't jaw-breaking but it also doesn't immediately make you want to gouge your eyes out. It DID look way better on trailers, but I guess at some point it got "optimized", so people could run the game on their portable Tertis handhelds. The audio part is quite good actually. Guns play a hard-warming lead-composed melody, voice actors do their part, sound effects are nice. Apart from occasional crashes and server hiccups (open beta) the game's been running okay for the most part. I've not encountered any performance drops or drastic hit detection problems, but given how uninteractive and void of detail the environment is, this doesn't seem like an astonishing achievement.

For all I care this game could be called Counter Offensive: Global Strike, Arctic Arms, Combat Warfare, Sudden Conflict, Metro Attack, Blackstrike... or whatever rocks your boat. The game is just so generic that if it wasn't for the GitS theme, I wouldn't even know the difference. It literally looks like a factory-made off-the-shelf taken shooter with GitS theme slapped on top of it. I don't hate this game, it's just that there's nothing special in it that would make me want to throw cash at it or even spend my time on the grind. If I was to sum up Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex First Assault Online (who came up with this name? Microsoft?) in a short description, it would be: same old, boring stuff, but now in a different skin and with even less features. If you enjoy the kind of gameplay this game sports, you might still not really tell if you like it or not. Go ahead and try, if you want. I'm sure I'm not gonna stick around.
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Sir Lancelot
0.4 hrs
Posted: October 20
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1.4 hrs
Posted: October 20
im not going by any other peoples reviews. i do my own review. THIS GAME is pretty awesome. i didnt even think it was going to run on my computer but it turns out its very optimised and will indeed run on my computer. i dont like the sniper class on here. you only get a few moments to shoot someone. people dont like sitting in 1 spot in this game, youll be quite surprized how quickly someone kills you so sniping is not really worth your time, instead if you want to kill someone aim for their head. smaller target but instant death. you get the same results as a sniper. i rate this game UP and give it my full support. great graphics, fun gameplay, a leveling system, and i will run on your AMD computer. i dont even have a dedicated graphics card here and it still runs for me
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Salty Pantsu
4.3 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 19
Not what I expected

Tones down the lore + sci-fi

Not enough classes

Uses autoaim, casualised CoD-style shooter which borrows from Dirty Bomb, sadly not distinguished enough for a dedicated GiTs fan
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603.3 hrs
Posted: October 19
Final review, updated 10/19/2016. AVOID THIS GAME.

Random game crashes on a higher end system, Truly ♥♥♥♥ poor netcode, disappearing items from inventory, poor gun balance, continued lack of dive modes, and the biggest problem of all: A total lack of concern or even a timeline estimation from the developers on fixing ANY of these issues quickly.

I've played this game since it was released as Early Access on Steam. Many bugs were present then, but the game was EA, so it was understandable they were being worked on. At the time, the biggest issues I had was crashing and gun balance.
I was okay with that, it was EA, give them time to work on the game and fix the errors. That was what I said, and told other be patient and understanding, things will be fixed when Open Beta starts.

Almost a 3/4 of a year later, they release into Open Beta, and completely botch the netcode. Players being shot through walls due to lag, players running through the sky for a bit, players running in place, players LAGGING through bullets that should have killed them and taking no damage.

Supposedly they fixed this. Nope. Still see plenty of examples of this happening. Especially when players from other countries play on different servers, making these issues more frequent.

Months after Open Beta starts, not only is the issues mentioned still present, they have database issues, causing weapons, attachments, GP, and EXP to disappear.
Submit a ticket and they'll take care of it they say.
Trust low, but still present in that they treat their playerbase decent, I submit a ticket with screenshots of before and after, of missing attachments and how I would play, and log in to less money and exp the next day. Then one day I logged in and all 3 of my primary weapon setups were missing, along with all attachments.

Their answer: A ONE DAY BOOST FOR 100% GP.
Never mind that I lost setups that easily cost over a million in GP and that it'll likely disappear also since they haven't fixed the issue yet, here's a coupon so you can gain back a fraction of that AND lose that again the next day.

MY Answer: ♥♥♥♥ THESE GUYS. Good thing Battlefield 1 is now available, electronic arts may be the scum of the game publishing world, but they're not as low as Neople and Nexon.

Personally, I'm hoping after the movie is released another company will see the possibilities and secure the rights to GitS and make a game worth playing.
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Cereal Killer
0.2 hrs
Posted: October 19
GG i cant even play.

I thought this was 2016.
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Joe Dirt
3.4 hrs
Posted: October 18
Pretty good game, aiming is kinda ♥♥♥♥, but probably cuz i suck lamov
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The Blue
1.6 hrs
Posted: October 18
Gunplay is terribly broken imo. There is literally no reason to use the starting smg over the assault rifle, it hipfires just as good if not better and has better range. Either the amount of shots that it takes to kill people needs to be increased or hipfire needs to be pretty much useless for ARs.

Unlocking weapons also takes way too long, most weapons are around 300,000 ingame credits and after almost 2 hours i have about 80,000. This wouldnt be as bad if you started off with more than three weapons mind, but thats the problem. You start off with 1 AR, 1 SMG, 1 Sniper, and 1 pistol.

The spawns in this game are also absolutely terrible, probably the worst ive seen. You can literally have someone spawn in front of you and he will be guaranteed to kill you because of spawn protection. Speaking of that, SPAWN PROTECTION? Seriously guys?

Performance of this game is also kinda bad, stutters to no end.

And the micro-transactions. Im usually okay with them. But im absolutely tired of the "loot box" cash grab. It can easily become p2w and ruin a game, especially one like this.

However, the shooting does feel good, and it feels nice to kill people although it does feel almost TOO easy to get headshots which is almost always an insta kill. The only other redeeming quality of this game is its skillsync system which is why i have hopes for this game but theres a lot that needs to be fixed. I understand that this game is in open beta and that is why i have complaints.
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28.6 hrs
Posted: October 18
gr8 m8 8/8
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2.5 hrs
Posted: October 18
It's a fun shooter in all honesty. I'm a big GiTS fan, and wasn't expecting another gits in story and was able to enjoy it at what it is. I like the balance so far, but it's not without problems, but it's still beta so that's to be expected, I'm enjoying it, and I hope the full game stays free and stays non pay to win. And probably with some of the bugs fixed and a bit more content.
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