The Top 7... Rockin' intros

Seven hot games, tuned and ready to roll

6. Ghost in the Shell (PlayStation, 1997)

Some games have intros so good that they're famous for them. Ghost in the Shell shipped shortly after the original movie, well before the series' recent explosion in popularity - and the takeover of game systems by anime-licensed software. So most people just ignored it.

Surprisingly, the game is actually very good - much better than later GITS games. It's best-remembered by many hardcore PlayStation fans, however, thanks to its sexy, action-packed intro. We'd maybe rank this one higher, but the mayhem takes place to a thumping techno beat, not balls-out guitar licks. Still, we can't exclude it based on a technicality.

Some games have intros so good that they're famous for them. Ghost in the Shell shipped shortly after the original movie, well before the series' recent explosion in popularity - and the takeover of game systems by anime-licensed software. So most people just ignored it.

Surprisingly, the game is actually very good - much better than later GITS games. It's best-remembered by many hardcore PlayStation fans, however, thanks to its sexy, action-packed intro. We'd maybe rank this one higher, but the mayhem takes place to a thumping techno beat, not balls-out guitar licks. Still, we can't exclude it based on a technicality.

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