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The Silver Case 2425

Rating Summary

Based on 8 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

50%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 5Jul 6, 2021
PlayStation 4Jul 6, 2021
Nintendo SwitchJul 6, 2021
PCJul 6, 2021

Developers: Nippon Ichi Software, Grasshopper Manufacture

Publisher: NIS America

Genres: Adventure, Simulation, Puzzle

Descend into a dystopian world from the mind of SUDA51! The 24 wards of Kanto make up a seemingly idyllic city, although sinister secrets hide below its surface. Uncover the mystery behind a slew of brutal murders as a member of the wards’ Heinous Crimes Unit in The Silver Case. Return to the city of Kanto in The 25th Ward: The Silver Case with a new government project behind the city’s utopian 25th ward. When multiple supposed suicides in the Bayside Tower Land apartment complex threaten to disrupt the ward’s order, you will be called upon to dispose of the criminals responsible for the cryptic deaths. Experience this story from three different perspectives to piece this grim puzzle together.

The Silver Case 2425 Critic Reviews

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The Silver Case 2425 is a tribute to Suda51 and his style. If you love the famous author, we are in front of a unique game. If not, it is difficult to recommend it lightly.

Review in Italian | Read full review

It is true that there are works capable of going far beyond what the Silver Case and The 25th Ward did, but it is also true that it is extremely difficult to find two works held together by such a valid internal coherence and, above all, such a high level of character writing.

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Spaziogames

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7 / 10.0
Spaziogames

These visual novel are both a relic of the past, and not the ideal entry point for newcomers of the genre, but are still dark and fascinating trips in the beginning of Suda 51's acclaimed career.

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There's not really much else I can add to those two reviews for this Nintendo Switch release, but Goichi Suda and NISA bringing these two visual novel classics together to the Nintendo Switch is a good thing. Both are magnificent examples of what can be done to give games a literary quality, and going forward, no study of crime fiction or noir could be complete without considering The Silver Case up there with the likes of The Big Sleep or Chinatown. Japan actually has a very deep tradition in noir storytelling, and this is an excellent introduction to it.

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