Ghost in the Shell

// Playstation

Ghost in the Shell for the Playstation was published by THX in 1997. It was based on Shirow's manga, though it followed the popularity of the films and featured animation cut scenes by Production IG. The game is an action game in both 1st and 3rd person perspective. The player takes the role of a rookie Section 9 agent piloting a Fuchikoma tank, who climbs, swings, and shoots his or her way through the game's missions. The soundtrack for the game was sold under the name Ghost in the Shell: Megatech Body.

// Playstation 2

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex for the Playstation 2 is a third person action game published in 2004. This game is based on the tv series, and takes places in between season 1 and season 2. The player takes on the role of either Motoko or Batou as they investigate a case. The gameplay makes use of their characterization, making Motoko's missions more about acrobatics and puzzle solving, while Batou's are about more force and heavy firepower. The game received fairly positive reviews from critics, but did not provide anything revolutionary in content.

// Playstation Portable

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex for the Playstation Portable (PSP) was published in 2005 as a first person shooter. It acts as a sequel to the Playstation 2 game. There are more playable Section 9 characters from the tv series, such as Motoko, Batou, Togusa, and Saito. A varied arsenal of guns, as well as mountable tachikoma, is provided. There is also a multiplayer option available. Like its PS2 predecessor, this game was published by Bandai (in NA) and Atlus (in EU and AU).