The Silver Case 2425

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Based on 7 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

43%

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7.9 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2021

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.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2021

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
Jul 13, 2021

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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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2021

Suda-written games have a lot of author appeal in them; the wrestling fandom (he used to write story modes for Fire Pro Wrestling games), violence, and language are definitely Grasshopper trademarks. The Silver Case 2425 puts it into a unique package, and it's worth digging into if you're already predisposed to digging into some good mysteries. Just maybe play with headphones and not in front of younger people.

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Jul 12, 2021

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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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 19, 2021

The Silver Case 2425 brings together two text-focused adventure games that experiment with the possibilities of the format. Unfortunately, The Silver Case is a complicated work and its text could be made clearer so that more people could enjoy it. However, it's still a worthwhile experience for anyone who enjoys narrative games.

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3.5 / 5.0
Jul 16, 2021

The Silver Case 2425 is a captivating collection of The Silver Case and The 25th Ward that, while flawed, provide a good deal of insight into the mind of Suda51.

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