Ghost in the Shell is a 1997 video game for the PlayStation game console, and draws on both the animatedcyberpunkfilm of the same name and the manga by Masamune Shirow in its style, environments, and characters.
Players assume the role of a nameless male rookie member of Public Security Section 9 who pilots a Fuchikomatank. The rookie participates in twelve missions set in Newport City dealing with a group of terrorists named the Human Liberation Front and plays an increasingly vital role in Section 9.
The game plays in an action game fashion, using the tank's mobility to jump, climb walls, and hang from ceilings. Both first and third person cameras are available. The in-game cut scenes were produced by Production I.G, who produced the animation of the film version of Ghost in the Shell as well as the animation for the sequel film and anime TV series.
The game has received mainly positive reception. Joe Fielder of GameSpot gave the game a 7.3 out of 10. Adam Douglas of IGN gave the game a 8.0 out of 10 stating "The game mimics its manga counterpart well, and the techno music, including tracks from artists like Derrick May and Hardfloor, is superb." but also stated "The levels aren't incredibly difficult, and don't really encourage replay."