Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
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  1. Most of the game is nicely done, but the bad AI kills what could’ve been a real must-buy.
  2. 78
    This game is good, but could have been much better. A longer story and less sound on the next one will make it a "top of its field" game.
  3. It's by no means a fantastic game, but it satisfied my urge to blow stuff up, and even though it didn't necessarily last long, I was entertained for most of the time.
  4. Pelit (Finland)
    77
    An average action-adventure. One for the fans. [Aug. 05]
  5. Pelaaja (Finland)
    80
    Stand Alone Complex lives on its good looks and famous anime licence only. As a game, it’s so average in every other aspect that it’s not even funny. [May 2005, p 80]
  6. Play Magazine
    83
    Injects skillfully deployed melee combat infiltration, platforming and a wealth of well-honed play mechanics into a sortie-based operation that puts the player on the receiving end of intel direct from Section 9 itself. [Nov 2004, p.74]

Awards & Rankings

96
#96 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. Apr 11, 2017
    3
    On attend beaucoup d'une adaptation d'une licence aussi célèbre que Ghost In The Shell, on est forcément un peu sévère mais tout de même,On attend beaucoup d'une adaptation d'une licence aussi célèbre que Ghost In The Shell, on est forcément un peu sévère mais tout de même, toute la maniabilité du jeu est à revoir : les sauts sont un calvaire ; il faut rester appuyé sur R1 pour s'accrocher à un rebord (sinon on tombe !) ou pour monter à une connerie d'échelle (!) ; les commandes par défaut attribuent les capacités offensives à gauche : tous les Japonais sont-ils gauchers ? c'est quoi ce bordel ?...

    Viser au sniper tient de la gageure, l'imprécision et les saccades se conjuguant au pluriel... et les ennemis sont cons comme des balais. Ces putains de points de sauvegarde sont aussi trop espacés et enfin, le piratage de ghosts utilise un mini-jeu qui réclame des nano-réflexes, rien que ça... on est pas des cyborgs, nous !

    Dommage tout cela, car c'est correct graphiquement et la Motoko est bien animée. Les voix anglaises font le boulot, le mélange armes à feu / baston fonctionne assez bien mais voilà, les programmeurs sont des incapables. Mieux vaut se revisionner la série SAC, ça au moins c'est toujours de la qualité !
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  2. Aug 9, 2013
    8
    Stand Alone Complex is a good partner to the Anime and a decent game with excellent graphics. The controls are easy to pick up and play thanStand Alone Complex is a good partner to the Anime and a decent game with excellent graphics. The controls are easy to pick up and play than other games in this genre and there is some excitement and good gameplay here. It does have widescreen support. The presentation is directly out of the Stand Alone Complex anime DVDs so it looks really cool, and better than most 2004 games. You can skip cutscenes and in game dialogue. You aren't forced into a training mission either! There are levels where you play Batou and seem to have fun blasting everything. The first mission is kind of a medium difficulty. You may get stuck if you didn't learn all the controls, namely that R1 button is a grab, kind of like old tomb raider. But its not clunky. I landed most of my jumps in the second level where things really get going. If you are not good at platforming or shooting, this might be a headache, but its not too difficult. This game is sort of like The Matrix games. Run, blast, and dodge to the next switch or checkpoint, with some ghost hacking thrown in. The enemies can't see too far, so I can see what people are saying about AI, but they can be very dangerous in range. Weapons are varied enough to be fun with some management and scouting for ammo. I think this game lacks coherent story, even if you've seen the animes, so maybe a little bit of immersion is lost. The gameplay is fast paced and pretty tight. They could have made more things to jump on besides shipping containers, but overall this is detailed enough. Its a fun game to play that makes you want to beat the whole thing. Its not James Bond level of awesome, but its worthy of collecting and playing. Full Review »
  3. Apr 2, 2013
    6
    A decent enough attempt. While I rarely expect licence games to be any good, I was surprised that this game was half decent. Good visuals, funA decent enough attempt. While I rarely expect licence games to be any good, I was surprised that this game was half decent. Good visuals, fun gameplay, loyal to the series' narrative. However, it does lack polish and the controls can be a bit frustrating at times. With a bit more development by a more experienced team it could have been allot better.

    Overall:
    A decent game that will appeal to fans of the show, but only to a certain extent. Don't expect anything too grand, but it is worth a try for fans at least.
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