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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Mixed (8,396 reviews) - 68% of the 8,396 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 28, 2016

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August 26

Scheduled Maintenance - AUG. 29, 2016

We will be performing a scheduled maintenance on August 29, 2016 at 7:00 AM Pacific (10:00 AM Eastern, 4:00 PM CEST). We anticipate the maintenance to last approximately 3 hours, concluding around 10:00 AM Pacific (1:00 PM Eastern, 7:00 PM CEST). This is to address crashing issues.

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August 26

[NOW LIVE] Community Livestream - AUG. 26, 2016

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Community Manager – Lumos
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Join us for our weekly community livestream this Friday with Lumos & Disrespect! Prizes and shenanigans will ensue while we play community games and show off our latest content update in all of its glory.

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A CONNECTED FUTURE

About This Game

It is 2030 and humanity is under siege from an un-paralleled threat. Society has embraced new technology allowing for insidious criminals of the near future to gain the ability to hack your body and thoughts – taking control of what you see, do, think and believe. Invisible attacks on the bodies and brains of humanity go almost un-opposed – with only the highly trained and deadly Section 9 task force standing in their way.

Section 9 is comprised of an elite force of cybernetically enhanced combat operatives dedicated to the defense of the human race. Join the fight as an elite cyborg and use your advanced firepower, Tachikoma Tanks and unique cyber skills to bring down cyber terrorists – in a connected world where your body is optimized and weaponized for combat. Dive beyond humanity as you upgrade and augment yourself into a walking weapon, capable of super human feats in this dystopian world inspired by “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex” the critically acclaimed series based on Shirow Masamune’s original comic “The Ghost in the Shell”.

Key Features:

Humanity Weaponized: Exceed the limits of mortality as you augment your evolved human shell with cutting edge technology engineered to kill. Fight as one of several distinctive operatives, each with a unique cyber skill ranging from heat seeking drones and deployable turrets, to therm-optic camouflage and infra-red vision.

Connected Combat: Strategically share your unique skills with teammates in order to turn the tide of battle in your favor. SkillSync enables smart combat with advanced battlefield tactics evolving the tactical shooter experience to a futuristic stage of warfare.

Mankind is Hackable: It’s 2030 and the citizens of Japan are under attack from sinister cyber terrorists attempting to corrupt society. Join Section 9 and explore a dystopian world inspired by “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex”, the animation series based on the cult-favorite franchise that launched the Cyberpunk genre, paving the way for several major sci-fi blockbusters

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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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Overall:
Mixed (8,396 reviews)
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CUPCAKE
53.6 hrs
Posted: August 30
Complete utter garbage.. too many bugs for a beta, character abuse abillity called heatsensor to see through walls is just over used and annoying, marco cheats all the way, maps are too small and have far worse spawn location system than BlackOps 2 had.. the enemy most times spawn on your ♥♥♥♥ due to the map size being too small, oh and lets not forget that 3 of the cqc maps are pure spawnrape maps.. its fubar. game had *had* potential.. but with how the beta is coming.. cant say its worth the your time or money just another quick money grab trash game from nexon like always. 4 out 10 complete garbage.
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elevator music
4.0 hrs
Posted: August 30
pls say how muckh i hit people for
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DillyBarz
2.0 hrs
Posted: August 30
Great first person shooter... 10/10
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SativaSavage
3.7 hrs
Posted: August 30
Let me start of by saying that this game is no "COD Killer" by any means. It's a mediocre fps with a terrible net code at best, but let me tell you why I ♥♥♥♥ing hate this game.
The day after I started playing I went to go log in I received a message that my account had been restricted from playing. After 5 hours of waiting to see why I was unable to log in, I received an email saying..
"After investigating this issue, our records indicate that your account was blocked after being found participating in malicious activities. Due to the nature of this situation, I am sorry to inform you that I will not be able to release your account."
The best thing is I didn't do ♥♥♥♥, didn't hack, didn't grief, didn't talk ♥♥♥♥, nothing, Nada.. so I got banned for playing the game.
Dint waste 3.7 hours of your life on this sugar coasted steaming pile of ♥♥♥♥ like I did.
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BCS.HOBO
7.1 hrs
Posted: August 30
Add some sort of clan tag system
and maybe a name change option
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AOD_unit
2.6 hrs
Posted: August 30
Pros
-Audio is done well
-For a free to play game it runs pretty well
-graphics are ok
-the feel of the fps is pretty good

Cons
THE CONTROL SCHEME IS GARBAGE. Whenever i go from aiming my guns it automatically reloads it or when i go to aim it uses my special ability (right click on mouse). I tried going in the controls and my reload was r but whenever i finish loading it automatically reloads it for me and i can't do anything about it in the settings. On top of that my special ability is set for q so why does it use WHENEVER I FREAKIN AIM. The game crashed when i tried to apply new control scheme so i am here... This a gamebreaker for me
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ZombieJesus
33.4 hrs
Posted: August 30
Would be a nice game if it wouldn't feel like 1990 with 200ms lag.
Get shot around corners. Make enemies appear out of thin air if you shot at empty corners. Get one shot by weapons that need 3-4 hits to kill you. I had an enemy run into my face and turn 90 degree and run away all while I was firing at him. I died when he was 10m away to exactly that player. And my ping is at a constant 13ms.

It's really awful and a shame because the rest of the game seams nice.
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IsolatedAdam
0.8 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 30
Pew Pew
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LostHeaven
2.9 hrs
Posted: August 30
Very good game I personally liked the kind of fast shooter and rare skills for each character but what I do not like is that you can buy weapons and other things to alter the game ... this could bring very P2W easily I initially thought it was a game like CS: GO with powers but apparently is not only that but there are also many other things that can be very bad
For now recommend but do not know if I would do it in a few months because as it looks now the game is in alpha equal .... I will change if it ends as I think it will
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volter43
2.5 hrs
Posted: August 30
This game, as it being free for everyone, is probably one of the most user-friendly FPS games I've ever played on the PC. There's a huge variety of characters, each with their own unique ability (kinda like COD BO3). The tutorial explains everything you REALLY need to know in order to not seem like a complete noob to shooters. Not a diverse amount of gamemodes, but this game is still a work-in-progress. Although you don't passively heal after being damaged, it just makes all the more satisfying to get multi-kills.
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74 of 90 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Been playing for a while now. Just got it on steam but had a good 30+ hours on the Nexon closed beta.

As far as Ghost In the Shell theme goes, it's pretty good. The voice acting, environments, sounds and lore is all there. As for a free to play shooter, I actually enjoy it and the new stealth mode is quite interesting and dare I say, at times quite intense.

CONS:

There's a few quirks and glitches to be fixed, additional maps to be added and probably loads of extra features but for what we have now, it works well. As in any games, Team Deathmatch works well while objective based gameplay brings out the most ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ human beings on the field. Something tells me, this game was supposed to be much more complex but devs soon realised that this generation is really incapable of comprehending objectives.

It's Nexon and we all know how they love the grind... Everything is free if you're willing to work for it...

It's Nexon and we all know how they suck at explaining things properly... Your best bet is to explore each menu and carefully review each options. Gun upgrades, Character upgrades and so on are really important.


PROS:

The starting gear is nice and I found myself doing 20+ kills against really high level players. The game favors positioning and a bit of tactics. So far, not a single map offers a camp corner.

When it works, it shines... When you have a team working together, using their Tier 2 skills, sharing abilities and kills. Man, this game actually works great. It's quite a rush to have an entire cloacked squad ready for a full enemy team wipe ambush. Skills are limited with long cooldowns but a welcome addition to a firefight.

At this moment, this is the smoothest gameplay you'll get from a Free To Play FPS. It feels heavy, fluid and for the most part, precise.

Overall, this is a fun game.
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36 of 42 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
25.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
When I first saw it marketed I was extremely excited about a new Ghost in the Shell Game.
Using Stand Alone Complex was also a great call.

However, when I first started playing it, I was very disappointed, it felt very Counter Strike, and the more I played it the worse it felt. I had flashbacks of Call of Duty nightmares.

The Spawns are in the combat area, and can easily be overrun by the opposing team.
The weapons aren't very well balanced. (Assualt Rifles/Shotguns win almost ALL engagements)
The in-game price for character unlocks and weapons/attatchments is WAY too high.
The hit detection seems off (possibly Netcode or Latency related)

With that being said, I wanted to give it some time to see if it felt better after levelling a little, and got a few friends in with me. Once that happened I began to have a lot more fun playing. Using Teamspeak, and being able to effectively communicate with each other changed how the game felt and played.
The balance issues remain, and the spawns are a huge negative, but the game IS fun.
I expected it to be a complete mess with it being a Nexon product, but found myself wanting to play more, even with how frustrating it was trying to deal with the balance problems.

In its current state, it won't survive if released, but with some simple changes/tweaks it could become very fun.

Addition of a PvE/Story/Mission mode would be great, and add some really good opportunity to develop the story around the characters, but I'm not going to hold my breath.

I do recommend playing it, it's free right now and worth a look if you like FPS/Ghost in the Shell.
I have hope for this game, but I feel I will be disappointed unless these issues are dealt with.
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33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
First review here, never wanted to do one either but for this game, I wanted to do it some justice. This game isnt a AAA game. Its a fun fast paced shooter with a variety of weapons and character abilities which add depth and more fun to the game. All these reviews talk about how the hitbox is terrible but from my time playing this game I didnt have a single problem with the hitbox. Now even though its made by nexon, a company infamous for its micro transactions that ruins their games, in this game, its not a problem. It is there, but you can kill the enemy easily with the weapons you do get if you have enough skill. For real, its just fun. It's like cod with the specialist abilities, not a fan of cod by the way, but i dont hate it either. Im only talking about the current state of the game. It could turn into a ♥♥♥♥♥how down the line if nexon decides to add guns that 1 shot people for 15 dollars, but for now, its definitely worth a try. Its free so there isnt any reason for you not to. If you dont like it, then just stop playing. Easy as.
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38 of 49 people (78%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
free to play black ops 3
0% pay to win
100% play to win

things that you can pay for are only cosmetics and xp/currency boosters

so stop complaining and start playing
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49 of 68 people (72%) found this review helpful
Recommended
213.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
Yet another game released before it's ready, and subsequently lambasted by the community while still in Early Access. Honestly, I don't know why these companies even bother. Is the increased revenue generated during the Early Access period really worth having legions of unhappy players vote the game down with their reviews?

Anyway, the truth is that this is a great game. Yes, it has had problems, but only because it was in beta and those problems were not fixed yet. The good news is that the developers are releasing patches like crazy and have already fixed most of its biggest problems (particularly with lag and hit registration), and continue to release quality content like new maps, new operatives, new weapons, and additional customization options. The development of this game is progressing very fast, and every patch has only improved a game that was quite solid to begin with.

If you know nothing about this game, rest assured that it is a solid shooter with some unique mechanics, although admittedly it does recycle some elements from other games. For example, the bombing missions are almost identical to the ones in Counter-Strike, and the Terminal Conquest mode is basically the same as the Symmetrical Point Control mode from Team Fortress 2. It also does have standard Team Deathmatch and a unique game mode called Ghost Assault, with likely more game modes on the way.

This game is not going to win high points for originality, but does that make it any less fun? Not at all. The shooting feels good, the skills feel good, and the level progression is satisfying. It delivers everything you'd want in a team-based shooter. I've logged over one hundred hours and I have enjoyed every minute of it.

For the price tag of zero, you can hardly do better than that.
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
The reviews on this game are harsh, if not unreasonable.
I think, that honestly, for a free shooter, this is better than most paid ones.
It has team deathmatch and such, much simalar to other shooters, BUT theres a difference as to the fact that each operative has a different abilty you can use in combat (such as thermal camo, seeker drones and such) without the use of a killstreak.
Another thing that I enjoy about this game is theres an option to pay for things in game, BUt THEY DON'T SHOVE IT DOWN YOUR THROAT AS THERE IS FREE ALTERNITIVES TO GET THE ITEMS, SUCH AS GETTING THE IN GAME CURRENCY.
There is plunty of weapons in this game to choose from, many operatives with various abiltys, and amazing graphics.
next thing i noticed that was diffrent from other shooters in that the "capture the control points" mode consists of battling two giant robots for dominace. and who doesnt like big ♥♥♥ robots.
overall, i give this game a 9/10
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35 of 47 people (74%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Things I like about this game:
+ Controls feels good, responsive
+ Nice visual, even my potato pc can run it
+ Nice character abilities
+ Seems like starter primary weapons can one head shot kill, which means it's very fast paced

Things that frustrates me:
- Strong peeker advantage: blasted in the face before the shooter shows up
- At least the starter sniper rifle has a significant random spread when scoped, which makes it a irrelevant weapon when trying to kill someone at long range with a head shot, considering it takes 2 body shots to kill.

I hope they can change those last things.
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38 of 54 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
300.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
While the game has a ridiculously long name, it's proving to be a very popular game that's quite true to the Ghost in the Shell universe. Fans of Masamune's creation will be pleased to see many things such as the personality of each Section 9 Operative reflected in their voice lines, Tachikomas= ThinkTanks spawning in-game at your command, and the overall look and feel (ambience) of the GitS universe.

Having started this game at the turn from Closed Beta Testing to Early Access, I can say I've been playing it for a significant amount of time now, even if my stats don't reflect it as I'd never played a FPS before this game. That said, for a game that (at the time of review) has only just begun Open Beta Testing, the game has come a long way. Nexon is doing a great job of getting Neople and Team Waffle to implement what the passionate and positive community wants.

Positives:

Very Ghost in the Shell, fans of the franchise won't be disappointed
Several localised ports including English, French, German, and Spanish
Balanced weapons
Plethora of weapons and weapon customisation
Completely Free to Play and not Pay to Win
Multiple servers
Custom skins that are accurate to the franchise
Nothing is hidden behind a paywall
Hackers, trolls, toxic and abusive players are dealt with quickly
Quick Customer Support response time
Large and active forums
Official Discord server
Competitive scene
Clan system
Balanced level scaling
Your own Tachikoma

Negatives:

Noob salt is real
Can have a steep learning curve if you've never played a FPS before
Weapon customisation is sometimes a little too complicated
Difference between good players and bad players is a chasm

If you're looking to play a FPS or are a fan of Ghost in the Shell, I highly recommend this game. You'll read a lot of reviews from players that played the game for very few hours, if you're going to read a Steam review of the game, please read one from an established player to help decide. The game is great and is definitely going places, I hope you give it the chance it deserves.
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34 of 47 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
38.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Decent amount of weapons and upgrades (for a beta) , each character have a unique skill that will help the team (some skill can be shared with at max 3 ally) or do the work depending of the mode you play wich are pretty generic so you won't get lost if you have played an FPS in your life.

6 server that are working good so far unlike Metal gear solid 5: TPP or Metal Gear Online 3 (If you have the game you can feel my pain).

The game is still in BETA so it as it flaws but with some time it should get better but since it's a BETA it can only get better.... right ?
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
100.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
A CS clone with ghost in the shell elements faithfully and accurately inserted in. It's still in beta and has a few bugs and balancing issues, but for what it is, it's fun.
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